- J. K. Laughton
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Holburne, Francis (1704–1771), naval officer, was the second son of Sir James Holburne, first baronet, of Menstrie, Edinburghshire. He entered the navy in 1720 as a volunteer in the St Albans, and passed his examination on 28 January 1726; he was promoted lieutenant on 12 December 1727 and captain on 14 July 1739. In 1740 he commanded the frigate ...