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J. K. Laughton

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Charnock, John (1756–1807), naval biographer, was born on 28 November 1756, and baptized at Stanford-on-Soar, Nottinghamshire, on 21 March 1757, the son of John Charnock, barrister, of Stanford-on-Soar, and his wife, Frances, daughter of Thomas Boothby of Chingford, Essex. He was educated at ...

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Thursfield, Sir James Richard (1840–1923), naval historian and journalist, was born at Kidderminster on 16 November 1840, the younger son of Thomas Thursfield MRCS, and his wife, Sarah, daughter of Thomas Pardoe. On his father's death in 1855, the family moved to London...

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Sir James Richard Thursfield (1840–1923) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London