George Garth – British Military Personnel


George Garth (1733–1819) was a British General, a commander in the American Revolutionary War, and Colonel of the 17th Regiment of Foot.


He was son of John Garth MP and Rebecca, the daughter of John Brompton and granddaughter of Sir Richard Raynsford, Lord chief justice of the Kings bench.

Garth served as second-in-command to William Tryon during the attack on New Haven, Connecticut in the summer of 1779 when on 5 July his forces landed at West Haven, whilst those of Tryon landed at East Haven. Dispatched to replace General Augustine Prevost at Savannah, Garth was taken prisoner on HMS Experiment.

Later Garth became Lieutenant Governor of Placentia, Newfoundland. He died in Beverley at the age of 86.


* Brother; General Thomas Garth (1744–1829) chief equerry to King George III
* Brother; Charles Garth MP (abt 1734–1784) Member of Parliament, Crown Agent for South Carolina in pre revolutionary America