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J. K. Laughton

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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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Parsons, James (1724–1779), planter and politician in America, was born in Dublin; details of his parents and upbringing are unknown. By 11 May 1750 he was living in South Carolina, where he presumably had studied law, as he was admitted on that date to practise in the colony's ...