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date: 01 October 2020

Moresby, Johnlocked

  • R. N. Rudmose Brown
  • , revised by R. O. Morris


Moresby, John (1830–1922), naval officer and explorer, was born at Allerton, Somerset, on 15 March 1830, the second son of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Fairfax Moresby (1786/7–1877) and his wife, Eliza Louisa, the youngest daughter of John Williams, of Bakewell, Derbyshire. He was educated at a private school until the age of twelve, when he joined the ...

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