The Honourable Robert Monckton Governor of New York Commander in Chief of His Majesties Forces at the Reduction of Martinico. Mezzotint engraving by Richard Houston after Thomas Hudson Printed for Carington Bowles in St Paul's Churchyard London Circa. 1765. 11.8 by 15.2 cms. 12.5 by 16.7 cms. Sheet. Good impression on laid paper. RARE.
Robert Monckton 1726–1782 was an officer of the British Army and colonial administrator in British North America, he had a distinguished military and political career, being second in command to General Wolfe at the Battle of Quebec and later being appointed the Governor of New York. Monckton is also remembered for his role in a number of other important events in the French and Indian Wars (the North American theatre of the Seven Years War), most notably the capture of Fort Beausejour in Acadia, and the island of Martinique in the West Indies. The city of Moncton, New Brunswick, is named after him.