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Bligh, Williamlocked

(1754–1817)
  • Alan Frost

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Bligh, William (1754–1817), naval officer and colonial governor, was born in Plymouth on 9 September 1754, the only son of Francis Bligh (1721–1780) and his wife, Jane Pearse, née Balsam (d. c.1770). The Bligh family had long resided at Tinten in ...

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State Library of New South Wales, Mitchell Library, Sydney
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