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Burn, Andrew (1742–1814), marine officer and religious writer, was born in Dundee on 8 September 1742, the son of George John Burn and Christian Donie. When business failure induced his father to become a naval purser the sixteen-year-old Andrew accompanied him as an assistant clerk on active service in the ...

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Dawkins, Rowland (1618–1691), parliamentarian army officer and deputy major-general, was born at Kilvrough (or Cil-frwch), Pennard, Glamorgan, the eldest son of George Dawkins (fl. 1600–1640), a minor gentleman, and Elizabeth, the daughter of the serjeant-at-law William Glyn of Clynnog Fawr, Caernarvonshire. In September 1643, a year after the civil war had broken out, ...