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Moresby, Sir Fairfaxlocked

  • J. K. Laughton
  • , revised by Andrew Lambert


Moresby, Sir Fairfax (1786/7–1877), naval officer, the son of Fairfax Moresby of Stow House, Lichfield, Staffordshire, and his wife, the daughter of Robert Rotton of Driffield, Derbyshire, was born at Calcutta in 1786 or 1787. He entered the navy in December 1799, on the ...

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