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Colpoys, Sir Johnlocked

(c. 1742–1821)
  • J. K. Laughton
  • , revised by Tom Wareham

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Colpoys, Sir John (c. 1742–1821), naval officer, details of whose parents and upbringing are unknown, possibly entered the navy in 1756 at the beginning of the Seven Years' War. Colpoys served at the capture of Louisbourg in 1758 and Martinique in 1762 and was promoted lieutenant in October 1762. In 1770 he was sent to the ...

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