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John Sherlock

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Died 1794

John Sherlock was an Irish-born brigadier general in the Ultonia Regiment in Spain. He successfully defended Melilla during a 100-day siege by Moroccan troops. John was the son of Peter Sherlock, who had been made a baronet and knight by titular king, James III, the Old Pretender, in 1716. However, during the Irish Rebellion of 1641, the Sherlock family lost its extensive land holdings in County Waterford.… Read More

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1705 Birth Born in 1705.

TEENAGE

1716 11 Years Old John was the son of Peter Sherlock, who had been made a baronet and knight by titular king, James III, the Old Pretender, in 1716. … Read More

TWENTIES

1727 22 Years Old John Sherlock fought in the Anglo-Spanish War of 1727–1729, a failed Spanish attempt to retake Gibraltar. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1774 69 Years Old From 9 December 1774 to 19 March 1775, John Sherlock defended Melilla against troops of the sultan of Morocco, Mohammed ben Abdallah. … Read More
1794 89 Years Old He was later made governor of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, where he died on 25 July 1794, at the age of 89.
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