Lieutenant General Edward Cornwallis (5 March 1713 – 14 January 1776) was a British military officer who was a member of the aristocratic Cornwallis family. Cornwallis fought in Scotland, putting down the Jacobite rebellion of 1745 and then was given the task of establishing Halifax, Nova Scotia as the Governor of Nova Scotia (1749–1752). Cornwallis returned to London, where he was elected as MP for Westminster and married the niece of Robert Walpole, Great Britain's first Prime Minister.

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  • Lieutenant General Edward Cornwallis (5 March 1713 – 14 January 1776) was a British military officer who was a member of the aristocratic Cornwallis family. Cornwallis fought in Scotland, putting down the Jacobite rebellion of 1745 and then was given the task of establishing Halifax, Nova Scotia as the Governor of Nova Scotia (1749–1752). Cornwallis returned to London, where he was elected as MP for Westminster and married the niece of Robert Walpole, Great Britain's first Prime Minister. Cornwallis was then given the position of Governor of Gibraltar.Cornwallis is remembered in the naming of rivers, parks, streets, towns, and buildings in Nova Scotia. However, the honouring of Cornwallis has become controversial in Nova Scotia. Local Mi’kmaq leaders objected to Cornwallis' violent colonial legacy — primarily a scalping bounty he signed in 1749 declaring “a reward of ten Guineas be granted for every Indian Micmac taken or killed.” A statue of Cornwallis in a downtown park in Halifax was removed. A Halifax high school also removed his name and other institutions are considering similar measures. (en)
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