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Ames, Joseph (1619–1695), naval officer, was born at Great Yarmouth on 5 March 1619, the son of John Ames (c.1577–1647). Bred to the sea, Ames appears to have played no part in the civil war but he shared the puritan sentiments strong in the town and on 18 February 1647 was admitted to the congregationalist church led by ...

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Ball, Andrew (d. 1653), naval officer, is believed to have been a native of Bristol, but of his family and early life there is no certain account. The first official mention of his name is in early 1648 when he replaced Thomas Bedell...

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Boys, William (1700–1774), naval officer, was born at Deal on 25 June 1700, the eldest son of William Boys (d. 1756?), a woollen draper, and his wife, Jane Laurence (d. before 1756). His parents were devout nonconformists, and Boys was initially educated for the ministry; however, the passing of the 1714 ...

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Stayner, Sir Richard (1624/5–1662), naval officer, was one of several children of Roger Stayner of Tarrant Gunville, Dorset, and in his early life served in the Newfoundland fisheries trade. He married Elizabeth (1635?–1662), daughter of Thomas Hebbe of Loughborough; they had two children, ...