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Campbell, Peter [Pedro] (1782–1832), soldier and first organizer of the Uruguayan naval force, was born in Ireland, probably in co. Tipperary, in 1782. No record survives of his formative years, and little is known of this period except that he was born in a Roman Catholic family and that in his youth he was apprenticed to a tanner. He enlisted as a sergeant in the first battalion of the ...

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Carew, Sir George (c. 1504–1545), soldier and naval commander, was the eldest son of Sir William Carew (c.1483–1536), landowner, of Mohun's Ottery, Devon, and his wife, Joan (d. 1554), daughter of Sir William Courtenay of Powderham, Devon, and his second wife, ...

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Carew, Sir Thomas (1368?–1431), soldier and naval commander, was the son of Sir Leonard Carew (1342–1369), and grandson of Sir John Carew, justiciar of Ireland (d. 1362). His mother was probably Alice, daughter of Sir Edmund Fitzalan. Leonard had come of age only in 1364, and at his death, five years later, his son was still an infant in the king's ward, under the guardianship of a succession of male relatives. ...

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Carleill, Christopher (1551?–1593), soldier and naval commander, was the second son, but heir, of Alexander Carleill (d. 1561), merchant, of London, and his wife, Anne (d. 1565), daughter of Sir George Barne, lord mayor of London, and his wife, Alice...

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Champernowne, Sir Arthur (b. in or before 1524, d. 1578), soldier and naval commander, was the second son of Sir Philip Champernowne (d. 1545), landowner of Modbury, Devon, and his wife, Katherine, daughter of Sir Edmund Carew of Mohun's Ottery, Devon, and his wife, ...

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Pyne, Valentine (1603–1677), naval officer and soldier, the second son of George Pyne, an ordnance officer of Curry Mallet, Somerset, was the first cousin of John Pyne, the revolutionary MP who was to be notably absent from Valentine's will. A lesser landed family claiming ancient lineage, the ...

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Talbot, Mary Anne [alias John Taylor] (1778–1808), sailor and soldier, was born on 2 February 1778 at 62 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, the youngest of her mother's sixteen children. Mary Anne was purportedly the illegitimate daughter of William Talbot, the first earl of Talbot...

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Mary Anne Talbot [John Taylor] (1778–1808) by G. Scott, pubd 1804 (after James Green) © National Portrait Gallery, London