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Clerke, Charleslocked

(1743–1779)
  • J. K. Laughton
  • , revised by Andrew C. F. David

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Clerke, Charles (1743–1779), naval officer and circumnavigator, was born in Weatherfield, Essex, the son of Joseph Clerke, a farmer. He had a brother, Sir John Clerke, and a sister who married Paul Henry Maty. He entered the navy in 1755 as captain's servant and midshipman in the ...

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