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NEWCASTLE, Thomas Pelham Clinton, Duke of, British soldier, born in July, 1752; died 17 May, 1795. He entered the army as ensign in the 12th foot in March, 1769, and became captain in the 1st dragoon guards in July, 1770. in April, 1775, he was exchanged into the 1st foot-guards, and came to this country, where he served as aide-de-camp to his second cousin, Sir Henry Clinton, with whose despatches, announcing the fall of Charleston, South Carolina, he went to England in 1780. Subsequently he became colonel and aide-de-camp to the king, and was made major-general in 1787. He succeeded to the dukedom in 1794.
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