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CHRISTIE, Gabriel, British soldier, died in Montreal, Canada, in November, 1798. He became captain in the 48th foot, 13 November, 1754, and commanded at Albany in the summer of 1757. He served at the siege of Louisburg in 1758, became major, 7 April, 1759, deputy quartermaster-general in America on 14 August, and entered Canada with the British army in 1760. He was made brevet lieutenant colonel, 27 January, 1762, lieutenant colonel of the 60th royal Americans, 24 December, 1768, and was transferred to the 1st battery, 18 September, 1775. He was appointed quartermaster-general in Canada, 2 April, 1776, made brevet colonel, 29 April, 1777, colonel of the 2d battery, 14 May, 1778, lieutenant-general, 12 October, 1793, and general, 1 January, 1798. General Christie was proprietor of Isle Aux Noix in Richelieu river, north of Lake Champlain, and of several seigniories in the vicinity. He afterward sold the island to the crown.
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