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Byng, George, first Viscount Torringtonlocked

  • John B. Hattendorf


Byng, George, first Viscount Torrington (1663–1733), naval officer, was born on 27 January 1663, the eldest son of John Byng (d. 1683) of a family settled for many centuries at Wrotham, Kent, and Philadelphia Johnson (d. 1688) of Loans, Surrey. Having got into financial difficulties, his father was required to part with the ...

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