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Major John Taubman (1746-1822) entered the House of Keys in 1799, following the death of his father, John Taubman senior. He remained Speaker until his death in 1822. In 1799, he raised the Douglas Volunteers, of which he was Major Commandant. He also served as Major of the Isle of Man Volunteers. Both were military groups created to defend the Island in the event of an invasion by Napoleon's forces.

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