Richard Dawson (British Army officer)

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Richard Dawson
2nd Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
In office
Monarch George III
Preceded by Henry Hope
Succeeded by Alexander Shaw
Personal details
Richard Dawson
Died 1800
Nationality British
Military service
Allegiance  Kingdom of Great Britain
Branch/service Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Lieutenant General

Lieutenant General Richard Dawson (died c. 1800) was a soldier and administrator who served as the second Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man.


Dawson served in the Royal Engineers reaching the rank of Major in 1772.[1] From 1775 Dawson acted as Lieutenant Governor and Deputy to the Governor of the Isle of Man.[2] Promoted to Colonel in 1783,[3] he retired to Canterbury in Kent in 1790.[4] He was given the rank of Major-General in 1793[5] and Lieutenant General in 1798[6] but died two years later.[4]

His wife died following a house fire in 1804.[7]


  1. ^ "No. 11276". The London Gazette. 18 August 1772. p. 1.
  2. ^ World Statesmen
  3. ^ "No. 12418". The London Gazette. 25 February 1783. p. 2.
  4. ^ a b "No. 15310". The London Gazette. 11 November 1800. p. 1286.
  5. ^ "No. 13587". The London Gazette. 29 October 1793. p. 964.
  6. ^ "No. 14080". The London Gazette. 6 January 1798. p. 22.
  7. ^ The Gentleman's magazine, Volume 95
Government offices
Preceded by
Henry Hope
Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
Succeeded by
Alexander Shaw

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