Head ,.I. Sir George, an English author, born near Rochester in 1782, died in London. May 2, 1855. He served as commissary in the British army during the war in the Peninsula, and also in Nova Scotia and the Canadas. He published "Forest Scenes and Incidents in the Wilds of North America," "Home Tour," and " Rome, a Tour of Many Days." II. Sir Fran-cis Bond, an English author, brother of the preceding, born near Rochester in 1793. While an officer in the engineers he received from a mining company an invitation to explore the gold and silver mines of South America, between Buenos Ayres and the Andes. He arrived in Buenos Ayres in 1825, and in a short time had completed the work, having crossed the pampas four times and the Andes twice, and ridden more than 0,000 miles, most of the time alone. His "Rough Notes of a Journey across the Pampas" (182(3) gives a graphic description of his expedition. In November, 1835, he was appointed lieutenant governor of Upper Canada, and held office during the insurrection of 1837; after which ho returned home and published a narrative in which he justified the severe measures he had taken against the insurgents.
For his services in suppressing the rebellion he was created a baronet in 1838, and received the thanks of the legislatures of Up-per Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. In 1807 he was made a privy councillor. His remaining works are: "Bubbles from the Brunnen of Nassau" (1833); "Life of Bruce" (1844); "The Emigrant" (1847); "Stokers and Pokers" and "The Defenceless State of Great Britain " (1850); " A Fagot of French Sticks" (1851); "A Fortnight in Ireland" (1852); " Descriptive Essays " (185G); " The Horse and his Rider " (1800); and " The Royal Engineer" (1870).