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Hon Piercy Kirke
Son of George Kirke and Marry (nee Townsend). Married Lady Mary Howard, daughter of the Earl of Suffolk. His career in the Army started when he became a Cornet in the Earl of Oxford’s Own Troop, 9 September 1670. Lieutenant 4 October 1774. Appointed Lieutenant Colonel 2nd Tangier Regiment (4th King’s own) 13 July 1680. Governor of Tangier in March 1682. Colonel of the Old or 1st Tangier Regiment (2nd Queen’s) 4 May 1682. Major General 2 December 1888. Lieutenant General 25 December 1690. Died at Brussels 31 October 1691.
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