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Sir James Hillyar (1769–1843) by unknown artist, 1807–12 © National Maritime Museum, London


J. K. Laughton

revised by Roger Morriss

Hillyar, Sir James (1769–1843), naval officer, eldest son of James Hillyar, surgeon in the navy, was born on 29 October 1769 at Portsea, Hampshire. He entered the navy in 1779, on the Chatham, under Captain John Orde, and was in her at the capture of the ...


Outram, Sir Benjamin Fonseca (1774–1856), surgeon and naval officer, son of Captain William Outram, was born in Kilham, near Bridlington, Yorkshire, and baptized at Gravesend, Kent. He was apprenticed to a Mr Coleman and later to Mr William Harvis, surgeon-apothecaries of Gravesend. He joined the ...


L. G. C. Laughton

revised by J. Watt

Reid, Sir John Watt (1823–1909), surgeon and naval officer, born in Edinburgh on 25 February 1823, was the younger son of John Watt Reid, surgeon in the navy, and his wife, Jane, daughter of James Henderson, an Edinburgh merchant. Educated at Edinburgh Academy...