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Sir Charles Hastings Doyle

Sir Charles Hastings Doyle, KCMG (April 10, 1804 – March 19, 1883) was a British military officer and Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Born in London, England, the eldest son of Lieutenant-General Sir Charles William Doyle and Sophia Cramer Coghill, he attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and joined the army as an ensign in 1819. Rising through the ranks he reached Major General in 1860.

After service in the Crimean War, he was appointed the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick in 1867, the first Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick after Confederation. From 1867 to 1873, he was the first Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia post-Confederation.

In 1869, he became a lieutenant general and a Knight Commander of St Michael and St George.

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Preceded by
George Phipps, 2nd Marquess of Normanby
Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia
1863–1864, 1865
Succeeded by
Richard Graves MacDonnell
Preceded by
Arthur Hamilton-Gordon
Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick
Succeeded by
Francis Pym Harding
Preceded by
William Fenwick Williams
Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia
Succeeded by
Joseph Howe


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