- J. K. Laughton
- , revised by A. W. H. Pearsall
Gell, John (c. 1740–1806), naval officer, was probably a younger son of John Eyre and his wife, Isabella Jessop. John Eyre, upon inheriting from an uncle the Hopton estates, became head of the old Derbyshire family of Gell of Hopton Hall, and took that name. The future admiral's elder brother seems to have been ...