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John Colborne, 1st Baron Seaton (1778-1863), Field Marshal

Sitter in 4 portraits
John Colborne entered the Army in 1794. He first saw active service in the Dutch Helder campaign of 1799 and took part in an expedition to Egypt two years later. Colborne served in the Peninsular War (1808-14) and took part in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. After the war, he was promoted to colonel and became aide-de-camp to the Prince Regent. Colborne went on to serve in a number of high-ranking posts. He was Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey (1825) and Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1828 until 1836. After he left Canada Colborne went on to serve as Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands (1843-9) and commanded the forces in Ireland (1855-60). He was made a field marshal in 1860.

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John Colborne, 1st Baron Seaton

by George Jones
oil on millboard, 1860-1863
NPG 982b


John Colborne, 1st Baron Seaton

by George Gammon Adams
plaster cast of bust, 1863
NPG 1205


John Colborne, 1st Baron Seaton

by W. Joseph Edwards, printed by H. Wilkinson, published by Henry Graves & Co, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, published 20 September 1855
NPG D40625


John Colborne, 1st Baron Seaton

by W. Joseph Edwards, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, published 1855
NPG D40640

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