Ourry, Lewis (1717-1779)

British army officer.

Lieutenant in Churchill’s marines (1747). Fort adjutant at Jersey (1750-56). Served as quartermaster and commissary officer under Col. Henry Bouquet in western Pennsylvania, reaching the rank of captain (1756-65). On friendly terms with Franklin family in Philadelphia and later with Franklin in London. Traveled abroad as tutor to Lord Galway’s son (1769-70). Served with 15th regiment in Scotland and Ireland (1772-77). Commissary for prisoners of war (1778); died of a fever contracted from his charges.

Son of Louis Ourry, a Huguenot refugee who settled in London c. 1707. Three brothers also served in the British army. Married; father of Franklin correspondent Ann Ourry.