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Burchett, Josiah (c. 1666–1746), secretary of the Admiralty, was possibly the third son of John Burchett (fl. 1619–1666) of Sandwich, Kent, and his second wife, Katherine (d. 1681). The coat of arms used in George Vertue's 1720 engraved portrait was granted in 1589 to a ...

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Corbett, Thomas (d. 1751), secretary of the Admiralty board, was the eldest son of William Corbett (d. 1699), a barrister at the Middle Temple, London, and Eleanor Jones, third daughter of Colonel John Jones of Nanteos, near Aberystwyth. After attending Westminster School...

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Gibson, Richard (b. 1635, d. in or after 1712), naval official, was born in August 1635 in Great Yarmouth, the son of Robert Gibson, a shipmaster whose vessels traded with France, and his wife, Margaret. He entered the navy in April 1648, subsequently serving as purser on board ...

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Pepys, Samuel (1633–1703), naval official and diarist, was born at the family home, Salisbury Court, Fleet Street, London, on 23 February 1633, the second son of John Pepys (1601–1680), tailor, and his wife, Margaret, née Kite (d. 1667), daughter of a Whitechapel...