He was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1734, as the fourth of seven children.
In Dominica, most of the inhabitants there regarded him as the savior from the French who several times tried uprisings.
With his former military prowess, he led the British forces and local militia and aborted the attempts.
Also, it is superb as a place to watch the annual illuminated boat parade, every December just before Christmas. This almost led to war between the US & UK and was a basis for the defence of the slaves from the Amistad. It is nice for a picnic, with seating in a waterside garden setting. There is access for the healthy and those in wheelchairs, via an incline.
A small train and its carriages - on wheels not a track - takes fare paying passengers via a stop here to the City Hall and various other vantage points for visitors nearby. On January 7, 2014 it amalgamated with and on April 22, 2014 changed its name. But to avoid a busiest times of the main road, pick an evening before dark or a weekend.
His commission also authorized him to act as full Governor in case of death or absence of Governor in Chief and Captain General William Browne (a British Loyalist born in Massachusetts, USA), who left Bermuda on October 27, 1788, never to return, although he was technically still Governor of Bermuda more than a year later.