Fawcett, William

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SWEDENBORGIANS: Intellectual Repository 1826/7 p 425 obituary of Major General W Fawcett "among the earliest readers of the writings of Swedenborg in this country; having first met with them, probably through the channel of a public advertisement, about the year 1780." But not a "receiver" of the doctrines till 1811. and then, according to this obituary, his family also adopted them and he held them till his death on 1.10.1826.

Born 1750 eldest son of Sir William Fawcett (DNB 1727-1804).. Commissioned in the 3rd Guards, studied at Gottingen and Paris, aide-de-camp to General Kneiphausen, commander of the Hessian troops in the American war, married his wife Katherine Anna Maria while in America. Adjutant-general of Ireland, then quartermaster-general to forces in Ireland, governor of Limerick 1804 till his death, his will PCC 1827 dated 25.7.1817 Jersey, codicil 7.11.1820 Weymouth having spent some years in France, all to wife. His sons Major William Fawcett of Bath and Frederick Fawcett of Frith St, Soho swore to his handwriting, his widow proved, she died 27.1.1841 at Chichester in her 87th year (Hampshire Telegraph 1.2.1841). Will 1836 of Frederick Fawcett of St Servan France. Star 6.6.1798 for Fawcett's defeat near Wexford in Irish rebellion, Morning Chronicle 18.2.1804 for his exoneration by a Court Martial at Chelsea of irregularities in recruiting at Duncannon Fort in Irish rebellion