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Denison Sir William

Denison, Sir William, brother of Lord Ossington and of Archdeacon Denison, was born in 1810. In 1846 he was appointed Governor of Tasmania, and incurred unmerited ill-will through the removal thither of the convicts from the neighbouring colonies. In 1855 he was transferred to New South Wales, and the fortifications of Sydney were completed under him. His next post was the governorship of Madras (1861), and for a short time after the sudden death of Lord Elgin he acted as Viceroy. Retiring in 1866, he died in 1871.