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Elsdale, Robinson (bap. 1744, d. 1783), author and privateer, the son of Samuel and Mary Elsdale, was baptized on 25 December 1744 at Surfleet, Lincolnshire, where his family had long maintained an estate. He entered the navy as a midshipman, but left soon afterwards on account of the slowness of promotion. From 1762 he served in various privateers cruising against the French, chiefly off the coast of ...

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Morrice, Bezaleel (1678–1749), writer and sea captain, was baptized 'aged 3 days' (private information) on 8 May 1678 at St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney, the third son of William Morrice (d. 1680), sea captain, and his wife, Jane, née...