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  William Augustus, Duke Of Cumberland - LoveToKnow 1911
Some years later James Wolfe spoke of the duke as "for ever doing noble and generous actions." The relief occasioned to Britain by the duke's victorious efforts was acknowledged by his being voted an income of L40,000 per annum in addition to his revenue as a prince of the royal house.
During the ten years of peace Cumberland occupied himself chiefly with his duties as captain-general, and the result of his work was clearly shown in the conduct of the army in the Seven Years' War.
A Life of the duke of Cumberland by Andrew Henderson was published in 1766, and anonymous (Richard Rolt) Historical Memoirs appeared in 1767.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /William_Augustus%2C_Duke_Of_Cumberland   (1393 words)

  
  Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (April 15, 1721–October 31, 1765), a younger son of King George II of Great Britain and Queen Caroline, was a noted military leader.
Cumberland himself was in the midst of the column which penetrated the French centre, and his conduct of the inevitable retreat was unusually cool and skilful.
Cumberland told his troops to take notice that the Jacobite enemy's orders were to give no quarter to the "troops of the elector", and they took the hint to reciprocate; there is no evidence of any such orders.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/William_Augustus,_Duke_of_Cumberland   (1605 words)

  
 Berkshire History: Biographies: Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-1765)
The Duke of Cumberland, second surviving son of King George II and Queen Caroline, was born at Leicester House at Charing, near London.
The Duke was still an opponent of Pitt and, when he was sent, in the beginning of 1757, to take command of the Hanoverian Army on the Weser, he insisted on his father's dismissing Pitt before he started.
Cumberland was now quite ready to be reconciled to his old antagonist, Pitt, and was successively the enemy of Bute and of George Grenville.
www.berkshirehistory.com /bios/cumberland.html   (1185 words)

  
 Culloden
The Duke of Perth, who happened at this time to be with the Highland forces appointed to defend the passage of the Spey, not thinking it advisable to dispute the position against such an overwhelming force as that to which he was opposed, retired towards Elgin on the approach of the Duke of Cumberland.
The departure of the Duke of Cumberland from Aberdeen was not known at Inverness till the 12th, on the morning of which day intelligence was brought to Charles that he was in full march to the north with his full army.
The Duke of Cumberland had been informed of the night march towards Nairn by some Highland spies whom he had in his pay, and who had mixed with the insurgents as they marched; but the spies were ignorant of the intended surprise, which was kept a profound secret from the Highland army.
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 Duke of Cumberland - Grand Orange Lodge of England
Ernest was born in 1771, the fifth son of George III and Queen Charlottee.
This was the famous Duke of York, Commander in Chief of the Army from 1795, who is caricatured in the song the Grand Old Duke of York.
Consequently the Duke of Cumberland became King of Hanover in 1837 and left England to live permanently in Germany.
www.gole.org.uk /ernest.htm   (890 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Crown Prince Ernst August II of Hanover, 3rd Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale, (Ernst August Wilhelm Adolf Georg Friedrich) (21 September 1845-14 November 1923), was the eldest child and only son of King George V of Hanover and his wife, Marie of Saxe-Altenburg.
In 1884, the reigning Duke Wilhelm of Brunswick, a distant cousin, died and the Duke of Cumberland was the heir to the Duchy.
The Duke of Cumberland was partially reconciled with the Hohenzollern dynasty in 1913, when his surviving son, Prince Ernst August, married the only daughter of the German Emperor Wilhelm II, the grandson of the Prussian king who had deposed his father.
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 HRH The Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale
The Dukedom of Cumberland and Teviotdale (GB 1799) and Earldom of Armagh (Ireland 1799)
Cumberland, a title long held by the Cliffords, became associated with royalty in 1644, when it was conferred by King Charles I as a Dukedom, on his nephew, Prince Rupert, Count Palatine of the Rhine, who died unmarried in 1682, when all his honors became extinct.
HRH Ernest Augustus William Adolphus George Frederick, 3rd Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale, and Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.
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 RIEDC - - PROFILE: Town of Cumberland
Cumberland's early industrial growth centered around the abundant water power of the Blackstone and Abbott Run Rivers.  Minerals such as iron and copper were once mined in Cumberland.
Population: The population count for The Town of Cumberland as of April 1, 2000, was 31,840.
An increase of 227 or 51.6% from the 1980 Hispanic population of 440.
www.riedc.com /riedc/ri_databank/31/256   (511 words)

  
 Schottland4Fans - die Seite für den Schottland-Fan
The Duke of Cumberland renewed his march on the 14th and came to Nairn, where the Duke of Perth remained till he was within a mile of the town, and began his retreat in sight of the English army.
Concluding from the inactivity if the Duke of Cumberland that he had no intention of marching that day, Charles held a council of war in the afternoon, to deliberate upon the course it might be considered most advisable to pursue in consequence of the duke's stay at Nairn.
While the Duke of Cumberland was forming his line of battle, Lord George Murray was very desirous to advance and throw down these walls; but as such s movement would have broken the line, the officers about him considered that the attempt would be dangerous, and he therefore did not make it.
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 Prince Charles - Duke of Cumberland sent down to Scotland
The duke was beloved by the army, and enjoyed its confidence, circumstances which rendered him peculiarly fitted to supersede Hawley, who, after his return to Edinburgh, had by his severities become unpopular with the soldiers.
Another reason for putting the duke at the head of the army opposed to Prince Charles, was the favourable effect which, it was supposed, the appearance of a prince of the blood would have upon the minds of the people of Scotland, and which, it was expected, would neutralise the influence of his kinsman.
In his march the duke was accompanied by several officers of the English army, who had been taken prisoners at Preston, and who, under the pretence of being forcibly released by armed parties of country people in Angus and Fife, had broken their parole, and returned to Edinburgh.
www.electricscotland.com /history/charles/56.htm   (1051 words)

  
 Cumberland
Cumberland is a short 20 minute drive to Providence down Interstate 295 to route 146 and only 30 minutes to RTE 128 in Massachusetts via Interstates 295 to 95.
Cumberland was named in honor of William, the Duke of Cumberland.
Population: The population count for the Town of Cumberland as of April 1, 2000, was 31,840.
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 Cumberland BC in the Comox Valley 6-Sep-2007 8:25:20 PM
Cumberland is located south of Courtenay and is the only town on the inland highway north of Nanaimo.
Cumberland is a two-and-a-half hour drive north from Victoria, or a 75-minutes drive from the ferry terminals of Departure Bay and Duke Point near Nanaimo.
Comox Lake, Cumberland BC Cumberland, BC, is a town on the edge of a greater past.
www.toniandcarol.com /Cumberland.html   (238 words)

  
 Maine Local Government - County of Cumberland - Main Page
Cumberland County, incorporated in 1760, is home to Maine’s most populous city, Portland, which is also its county seat.
The County was named after William, Duke of Cumberland, who was the son of King George II.
Cumberland County is a popular attraction for visitors to Maine and hosts the Portland Sea Dogs, a minor-league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, the L.L. Bean flagship store in Freeport, Maine, and the Portland Museum of Art in Portland.
www.maine.gov /local/cumberland   (95 words)

  
 Edward Cline
When Hugh is ten years old, William Augustus, the Duke of Cumberland and son of King George the Second, at the beginning of the Seven Years’ War, pays a visit to Danvers, seat of the Kenrick family in Dorset.
Cumberland paused imperceptibly to allow the boy to correct this faux pas, and when the boy did not bend and incline his head, moved on.
The Duke was consequently oblivious to the deficiency.
www.edwardcline.com /pages/507635   (1341 words)

  
 Duke of Cumberland
Created the Duke of Cumberland in 1726, he became a soldier and in May 1745 commanded the British, Hanoverian, Austrian and Dutch forces at the Battle of Fontenoy.
Cumberland's army was defeated in the War of the Austrian Succession at Langfield in 1747.
They knew that their country was now under the control of the Duke of Cumberland and would be plundered whilst they and their children would be reduced to slavery.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /STUcumberland.htm   (595 words)

  
 Decorations of the Duchy of Brunswick
Duke Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand had died of wounds received in the battle of Jena in 1806, and the duchy was incorporated into the Kingdom of Westphalia from 1807 to 1813.
On the death of Duke Wilhelm in 1884, the elder line was extinguished and the throne should have passed to his cousin, the 3rd Duke of Cumberland.
The 3rd Duke of Cumberland had his royal titles, peerages and British citizenship stripped from him by the Titles Deprivation Act on November 8, 1917 and his peerage was stricken in 1919.
home.att.net /~david.danner/militaria/braunschweig.htm   (1285 words)

  
 Cumberland Chamber of Commerce - BC Canada -
The Cumberland Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Cumberland would like to thank the local community and businesses that supported the Taiwanese Lantern Festival this year.
Cumberland is located south of Courtenay and is the only town on the inland highway north of Nanaimo in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.
A bustling coal mining town from 1888 to 1966, Cumberland once boasted a diversified ethnic population, including one of the largest Asian populations north of San Francisco.
www.cumberlandbc.org   (504 words)

  
 Battle of Fontenoy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
An Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian army under the Duke of Cumberland advanced to the relief of Tournay, with the British forces attacking French positions uphill.
His assault, carried out by 15,000 British and Hanoverian troops, repulsed repeated attacks by the finest cavalry regiments in the Franch Army, including the Maison du Roi, until it was defeated by a counterattack carried out by 5,000 men of The Irish Brigade and the Normandy and Vaisseaux regiments of French infantry.
Whilst Cumberland's attack on the superior positions of the French army showed little tactical skill and his forces had to retreat, the Duke showed great personal courage.
www.pineville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Battle_of_Fontenoy_(1745)   (560 words)

  
 The Duke of Cumberland
The ceiling and pillars are also of Victorian design; the walls are painted cream, and there's a big plaque over the door telling us all about the Duke of Cumberland: and what a butcher he was.
His crimes included … according to the plaque: the murder of his valet, adultery with the valet's wife, the flmail of his brother the Prince Regent, incest with his sister, indecent assault of the Lord Chamberlain's wife, and plotting to murder the future Queen Victoria.
The Duke of Cumberland Nowadays the Duke of Cumberland belongs to Young's Brewery; it was the 1971 Evening Standard Pub of the Year and is in the 2004 Good Beer Guide.
www.sff.net /people/chris.amies/rfm/DukeofCumberland.htm   (377 words)

  
 Battle of Culloden, Scotland, AD 1746
The Duke of Cumberland acted as the Witness at a Baptism in Dundee to a son to William Skirline, baker in Dundee.
After crossing the Spey, the Duke of Cumberland halted his army on the western bank, and encamped opposite to Fochabers, but the horse afterwards re-passed the river and took up their quarters in the town.
The Duke of Perth having shortly thereafter also come up to the front and given a similar assurance, his lordship halted near a small farm-house called Yellow Knowe, belonging to Rose of Kilravock, nearly four miles from Nairn, and about a mile from the place where it was intended the van should cross the river.
www.monikie.org.uk /culloden.htm   (9761 words)

  
 Articles - Ernst August of Hanover, 3rd Duke of Cumberland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Prince Ernst August (II) of Hanover, 3rd Duke of Cumberland (1878-1919) and Crown Prince of Hanover (1851-1866), Ernst August Wilhelm Adolf Georg Friedrich (21 September 1845-14 November 1923), was the eldest child and only son of King George V of Hanover and his wife, Princess Marie of Saxe-Altenburg.
In 1884, the reigning Duke Wilhelm of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, a distant cousin, died and the Duke of Cumberland claimed to succeed to the territory.
The Duke of Cumberland was partially reconciled with the Hohenzollern dynasty in 1913, when his surviving son, Prince Ernst August, married the only daughter of the German Emperor Wilhelm II, the grandson of the Prussian king who had deposed his father.
www.lastring.com /articles/Ernst_August_of_Hanover,_3rd_Duke_of_Cumberland?mySession=27177b8bb8c4c5cc06f82b5096756ab9   (890 words)

  
 Maine Local Government - County of Cumberland - Main Page
Cumberland County, incorporated in 1760, is home to Maine’s most populous city, Portland, which is also its county seat.
The County was named after William, Duke of Cumberland, who was the son of King George II.
Cumberland County is a popular attraction for visitors to Maine and hosts the Portland Sea Dogs, a minor-league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, the L.L. Bean flagship store in Freeport, Maine, and the Portland Museum of Art in Portland.
www.state.me.us /local/cumberland   (95 words)

  
 Cumberland Gap Tennessee Ramada Inn located minutes from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Dollywood, and Bristol Raceway.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Because he was providing the funding, the Duke's title has been liberally applied to places in this area, including the town of Cumberland, the Cumberland River, Cumberland Falls, Cumberland County, Cumberland College, Cumberland Avenue in both Middlesboro and Knoxville, and of course, Cumberland Gap.
The first passageways through Cumberland Gap were mere foot trails, but the coming of the Civil War made it a strategic area for both North and South.
Despite several "improvements" to the road through Cumberland Gap, it remained a dreaded stretch of highway and limited contact between Middlesboro and adjacent residents of Virginia and Tennessee.
www.cumberlandgap-ramada.com /cumberland-gap/cumberland-gap-tn.htm   (1013 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Cumberland, William Augustus, duke of (British And Irish History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Cumberland, William Augustus, duke of, British And Irish History, Biographies
Cumberland, William Augustus, duke of 1721–65, British general; third son of George II.
Entering the army shortly before the outbreak (1740) of the War of the Austrian Succession, he was defeated by the French at Fontenoy (1745).
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/CumberWA.html   (258 words)

  
 The Cumberland
The Cumberland River was named by Dr. Thomas Walker, after "The Duke of Cumberland" of England.
The Cumberland is 696 miles in length and drains almost 18,000 square miles in area.
The Cumberland Falls on the upper part of the river are 60', and located in the Daniel Boone National Forest.
www.savethecumberland.org /thecumberland.htm   (222 words)

  
 21ST GENERATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Thyra of DENMARK Duchess of Cumberland (daughter of King Christian IX of DENMARK and Princess Louisa of HESSE-CASSEL Queen of Denmark) died after 1918 in Hanover - wife of Ernest.
Marie Louise of HANOVER was born in Hanover - dtr of Ernest Augustus.
Alexandra of HANOVER Duchess of Cumberland died in Mecklenburg-Schwerin - wife of Frederick.
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 Cumberland Island National Seashore - Georgia - Page One - OutdoorPlaces.Com
Cumberland Island is claimed to be the largest barrier island on the Georgia coast, a fact that is both correct and incorrect depending on how you add the land mass up.
Cumberland Island National Seashore has an incredibly rich history that is almost more fascinating than the natural wonder of the island itself.
San Pedro Island was renamed Cumberland Island by General James Oglethorpe in honor of William Augustus, the then 13 year old Duke of Cumberland in England.
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 Duke Of Cumberland Vintage Cartoon Images - Directory Style Search
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