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date: 22 October 2019

Brenton, Edward Pelhamlocked

(1774–1839)
  • J. K. Laughton
  • , revised by Andrew Lambert

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Brenton, Edward Pelham (1774–1839), naval officer and naval historian, the second son of Rear-Admiral Jahleel Brenton (1729–1802) and his wife, Henrietta, daughter of Joseph Cowley of Wolverhampton, and younger brother of Vice-Admiral Sir Jahleel Brenton, was born in Rhode Island on 20 July 1774. He entered the navy in November 1788, and, after serving in the ...

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