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Denham, Sir James Steuart, 1744-1839 (4th baronet of Goodtrees and 8th baronet of Coltness | British Army Officer)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1744-1839

The General Sir James Steuart Denham was born in August 1744. Because of his father's exile, Sir James had received his education in Germany. He entered the army in 1761 and travelled in France and Germany paying special attention to the armies of these countries. He received a troop of the 5th Royal Irish Lancers in 1766, and became a Major of the 13th Dragoons in 1772. By 1773 he was a Lieutenant-Colonel, and in 1782 was a Colonel. In 1784, Sir James became MP for the county of Lanark. He died in Cheltenham as the senior General of the army on 12 August 1839.

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

1 letter from Lady Frances Steuart Denham to her son, James Steuart Denham and 18 letters from Alicia Steuart Denham to her husband, General Sir James Steuart Denham, 12 January 1763; 1782-1785

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Scope and Contents 1 letter from Lady Frances Steuart Denham to her son, James Steuart Denham, 12 January 1763, and 18 letters from Alicia Steuart Denham to her husband, General Sir James Steuart Denham, dated 1782-1785 and undated. 36 fols.

17 letters from Lady Frances Steuart Denham to her son, General James Steuart Denham and his wife, 1775-1786

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Scope and Contents 17 letters from Lady Frances Steuart Denham to her son, General James Steuart Denham and his wife, dated 1775-1786 and undated. 86 fols.

20 letters from Lady Frances Steuart Denham to her son, James Steuart Denham, 1762-1765

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Scope and Contents 20 letters from Lady Frances Steuart Denham to her son, James Steuart Denham, dated 1762-1765. 44 fols.

5 letters to General Sir James Steuart Denham including two letters from William Pitt, Prime Minister and copy of letter from Sir James Steuart Denham to William Pitt in reply, copy of letter from Alleyne Fitz Herbert to Major General Paterson and copy of letter from the Marquis of Buckingham, Lord Lieutenant, to Lord Sydney, 1783-1791

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Scope and Contents 5 letters to General Sir James Steuart Denham, dated 1783-1791, including two letters from William Pitt, Prime Minister, dated 24 September 1789 and 4 April 1791 and copy of letter from Sir Steuart Denham to William Pitt, dated 5 April 1791 in reply, copy of letter from Alleyne Fitz Herbert to Major General Paterson, dated 21 August 1788, copy of letter from the Marquis of Buckingham, Lord Lieutenant, to Lord Sydney, dated 31 October 1788, and a clothing account, dated November 1785. 18 fols.

"A Copy of My intended legacy book to Sir James Steuart My Well beloved Nephew, Coltness" by Elizabeth Steuart, 23 September 1790

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Scope and Contents "A Copy of My intended legacy book to Sir James Steuart My Well beloved Nephew, Coltness" by Elizabeth Steuart, dated 23 September 1790.

Army commissions of Sir James Steuart Denham, 17 March 1761-12 October 1793

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Scope and Contents Army commissions of Sir James Steuart Denham: cornet in Royal Regiment of Dragoons, 17 March 1761; captain in 105th Graeme's Regiment of Foot, 13 January 1763; captain in the Royal Irish Regiment of Dragoons, 18 June 1766; major in the 13th Regiment of Dragoons, 6 November 1772; major in the 1st Regiment of Horse, 26 September 1775; Lieutenant Colonel of the 13th Regiment of Dragoons, 15 July 1776; Colonel in the army, 20 November 1782; Major General in the army, 12 October 1793. 8 vellum...

Coltness Papers

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Identifier: Coll-17
Scope and Contents The collection of Coltness Papers contains letters, family documents, commonplace books, accounts, historical and bioraphical manuscripts, and certificates dating mainly from the 17th-19th centuries, and relating to the Steuart family. See the box list fore more details.

Commonplace book of General Sir James Steuart Denham, 1820s

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Scope and Contents Commonplace book of General Sir James Steuart Denham, c 1820s.

"Journal of what is done in the Field by the Cavalry Detachments, under the Command of Colol. [Colonel] Sir James Stewart", 1788

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Scope and Contents "Journal of what is done in the Field by the Cavalry Detachments, under the Command of Colol. [Colonel] Sir James Stewart", dated 1788". Contains 4 loose items inserted.

Letter from the Marquis of Buckingham to Lord Sydney, copy of letter from Colonel Graham, letter from General Sir James Steuart Denham and 7 letters to General Sir James Steuart Denham, 31 October 1788-1819

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Scope and Contents Letter from the Marquis of Buckingham to Lord Sydney, dated 31 October 1788 [possibly a copy?], copy of letter from Colonel Graham, dated 22 January 1809, letter from General Sir James Steuart Denham, dated 22 July 1814 and 7 letters to General Sir James Steuart Denham, dated 1814-1819. The letter from Colonel Graham is about the death of Sir John Moore. 20 fols.