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date: 14 December 2019

Forrest, Arthurlocked

(d. 1770)
  • J. K. Laughton
  • , revised by Ruddock Mackay

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Forrest, Arthur (d. 1770), naval officer and planter; details of his parents and upbringing are unknown. Prior to his joining the Royal Navy he was a petty officer who traded to Cartagena as a mate or master of a merchantman and who volunteered as a pilot. By December 1740 he had passed his lieutenant's examination and was appointed to command the sloop ...

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