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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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Carteret, Sir George, first baronet (1610?–1680), naval officer and administrator, was the eldest son of Elie de Carteret (c.1585–1640), and his wife, Elizabeth Dumaresq (d. 1640). This cadet line of the Carterets had for generations held the manor of ...

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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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Cox, Sir John (d. 1672), naval officer and administrator, may have been the Captain John Cox of the Employment, hired by the state during the First Anglo-Dutch War in 1653. During the protectorate he gained considerable experience and an unblemished reputation as a ship's master. Upon the Restoration, and following his receipt of a certificate of loyalty, he was appointed master attendant at ...

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See Creed, John

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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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Sir Andrew Snape Hamond, first baronet (1738–1828) by George Henry Phillips, pubd 1830 (after Sir Thomas Lawrence, c. 1800–05) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hamond, Sir Andrew Snape, first baronet (1738–1828), naval officer and administrator, was born in Blackheath, Kent, on 17 December 1738, the youngest child and only son of Robert Hamond (1704/5–1775), a shipowner of modest means, and his wife, Susannah Snape. Robert Hamond owned five ships in 1748, but then lost two, and, in his son's words, '...

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Thomas Howard, first earl of Suffolk (1561–1626) by unknown artist, 1598 Rangers House / © English Heritage Photo Library

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Howard, Thomas, first earl of Suffolk (1561–1626), naval officer and administrator, was born on 24 August 1561, the elder son of Thomas Howard, fourth duke of Norfolk (1538–1572), and his second wife, Margaret Dudley, Lady Dudley (1540–1564), daughter and heir of Thomas Audley, ...

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See Jortin, John

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Sir Robert Mansell (1570/7171–1652) by unknown artist © National Museums and Galleries of Wales

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Mansell, Sir Robert (1570/71–1652), naval officer and administrator, was the fourth, or possibly the sixth, son of Sir Edward Mansell (1530/31–1585) of Margam, Glamorgan, and Lady Jane Somerset, the youngest daughter of Henry, second earl of Worcester, and his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of ...

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Charles Middleton, first Baron Barham (1726–1813) by M. Bourlier, pubd 1809 (after John Downman) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Middleton, Charles, first Baron Barham (1726–1813), naval officer and administrator, the twelfth child and second son of Robert Middleton, a collector of customs at Bo'ness in Linlithgowshire, and his wife, Helen, the daughter of Charles Dundas of Arniston, was born at Leith on 14 October 1726. His grandfather, ...

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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...

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Saxton, Sir Charles, baronet (1732–1808), commissioner of the navy, was the youngest son of Edward Saxton, a London merchant. In January 1745 he became a ‘captain's servant’ in the Gloucester (Captain Charles Saunders); he remained in her for three years, and was then in the ...

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Slingsby, Sir Robert, baronet (1611–1661), naval officer and administrator, was the second of five sons (there were also four daughters) of Sir Guylford Slingisbie or Slingsby (1565–1631) of Bifrons, Canterbury, comptroller of the navy, and his wife, Margaret (d. in or after 1661)...