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Edwards, Richard

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Title Admiral (RN)
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Birth 00/00/1715 Death 00/00/1795
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The second of two Governors of Newfoundland by the same name.
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He was appointed as a Lieutenant RN in 1740. He was appointed as a Captain in 1753. In 1757, he was appointed Governor of Newfoundland, at a time when Britain was at war with France. Edwards' main concern was the defense of the Island. Ships were instructed to capture French vessels and the militia was re-established as a defensive measure against French attacks. In 1779, Edwards was re-appointed governor for a second term. He was the Governor of Newfoundlan 21/07/1779 - 31/07/1782. Edwards left Newfoundland in 1782. He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral RN 1787. He was appointed as a Admiral RN 1794.
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Story, Norah (1967); MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
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