John (Andre) André

John (Andre) André (1750 - 1780)

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Major John André formerly Andre
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Died in Tappan, New Yorkmap
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Major John (Andre) André was a Loyalist in the American Revolution
John (Andre) André was a Black Sheep and an accused spy or traitor
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British Army officer hanged as a spy by the Continental Army during the American War of Independence for assisting Benedict Arnold's attempted surrender of the fort at West Point, New York to the British.

André was born on 2 May 1750 in London to wealthy Huguenot parents, Antoine André, a merchant from Geneva, Switzerland, and Marie Louise Girardot, from Paris, France. He was never married.

John André was the aide de camp of Sir Henry Clinton, the British commander-in-chief. He was captured on 23 September 1780 near Tarrytown, New York. He was hanged as a spy on 2 October 1780 in Tarrytown, and buried at the foot of the gallows. In 1821 his remains were removed to England and re-interred in Hero's Corner at in Westminster Abbey.


" Spy Letters of the American Revolution." From The Collections of the Clements Library. [1]

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"The Capture of Major John André " A.C. Warren (artist) 1856. [2]

"Major John André01" by John Goldar -[3] Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - [4]

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Major John Andre, Self portrait
Major John Andre, Self portrait

"The Capture of Major John André "

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On 1 Jun 2018 at 16:40 GMT Holly Kidder wrote:

Was 4th great grandfather, Azariah Hilliard, was present at Major Andre's hanging.

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