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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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Mitchell, Sir David (c. 1650–1710), admiral and parliamentary official, whose parents and birthplace are not known, was reportedly 'a poor boy from Scotland' (Marshall, 461), who was apprenticed to a Leith shipmaster, and later served as mate of a vessel in the ...