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ROWAN, Sir William, British general, born in County Antrim, Ireland, in 1789 ; died in Bath, England, 26 September, 1879. He entered the army as an ensign in the 52,1 regiment in 1803, and served with it for twenty-five years in the peninsular war, at Waterloo, and in North America. He was civil and military secretary to Lord Seaton, lieu-tenant-governor of Upper Canada., from 1832 till 1839. He was made a major-general, in 1846, and in 1849 was appointed commander of the British forces in Canada, which post he held till 1855. During part of this time he was administrator of the government of Canada, while the Earl of Elgin was absent in England. He was knighted in 1856, and was a field-marshal, and colonel of tile 52d foot at, the time of his death.
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