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James Reynett

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Died  1864
Name  James Reynett
Rank  Major-General
Service/branch  British Army
Allegiance  United Kingdom

James Reynett
Battles/wars  War of the Second Coalition Peninsular War
Awards  Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath Knight Commander of the Royal Guelphic Order

General Sir James Henry Reynett KCB KCH (1786–1864) was a British Army officer who became Lieutenant Governor of Jersey.


Military career

Reynett took part in the Ferrol Expedition in 1800 during the War of the Second Coalition and was appointed Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General in 1808 during the Peninsular War. He went on to become Assistant Quartermaster-General in Germany in 1813 and military secretary to the Duke of Cambridge in 1820 before being made Inspector of Foreign outpatients at Chelsea Hospital later in 1820.

He was appointed a Groom of the Bedchamber to William IV in 1831, serving in the royal household until the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837.

Reynett served as Lieutenant Governor of Jersey from 1847 to 1852. He was also Colonel of the 48th Regiment of Foot from 1850 to his death.

He was promoted General on 5 May 1860.


In 1837 he married Eliza Campbell.


James Reynett Wikipedia

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