From Flickr: “The Right Honorable Sir George Yonge, Bt.” by Toronto Public Library Special Collections

April 2, 2015 Uncategorized

The Right Honourable Sir George Yonge (1731–1812), Secretary at War, Knight of the Bath, One of his Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council—the man after whom Yonge Street was named was a Baronet, a member of the British Parliament and Governor of the Cape of Good Hope. He was the fifth baronet in his line but, as the Dictionary of National Biography puts it, “as he left no issue, the baronetcy became extinct”.

Creator: Edmund Scott
Date: 1790
Identifier: JRR 4025 Cab II
Format: Ephemera
Rights: Public domain
Courtesy: Toronto Public Library.
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