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Flinders, Matthewlocked

(1774–1814)
  • J. K. Laughton
  • , revised by Andrew C. F. David

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Flinders, Matthew (1774–1814), naval officer and hydrographer, the eldest son of Matthew Flinders (1750–1802) and his first wife, Susannah, née Ward (1752–1783), was born on 16 March 1774 at Donington, near Boston in Lincolnshire, where his father and grandfather had practised as surgeons....

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