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Blackborne, Robert (c. 1620–1701), naval official, was described by a herald as belonging to an armigerous family, with a Yorkshire father and Lancashire grandfather. It has been suggested that he was an apprentice in London, possibly the namesake made free of the Merchant Taylors' Company...

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Bryson, Alexander (1802–1869), naval surgeon, began his professional studies at Edinburgh and continued them at Glasgow, where he qualified in 1827 and was admitted to the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons. In the same year he entered the navy as assistant surgeon; he was promoted surgeon in 1836, deputy inspector-general in 1854, and inspector-general in 1855. In January 1864, on the retirement of ...

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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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G. T. Bettany

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Burnett, Sir William (1779–1861), naval physician, was born on 16 January 1779 at Montrose. He was educated at Montrose grammar school, and was apprenticed to a local surgeon, Dr Hunter. He then went to Edinburgh to pursue his medical studies but, soon after, entered the ...

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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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Creed, John (d. 1701), naval administrator, was probably born at Oundle, Northamptonshire. He took service with Edward Mountagu, and is first mentioned in public business in April 1656. In April 1659 he sailed to the Baltic with Mountagu as secretary to the fleet. Later that year he urged his master to enter politics to save '...

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William Fitzwilliam, earl of Southampton (c. 1490–1542) by Hans Holbein the younger, c. 1536–40 The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Fitzwilliam, William, earl of Southampton (c. 1490–1542), courtier and naval administrator, was a younger son of Sir Thomas Fitzwilliam (d. 1498) of Aldwark in the West Riding of Yorkshire and his wife, Lucy (d. 1534), daughter and coheir of John Neville, ...

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Hewer [Ewers], William (1642–1715), naval administrator, was born in the parish of St Sepulchre, Holborn, on 17 November 1642, the eldest son of Thomas Hewer (d. 1665), stationer, and Anne Blackborne (d. after 1679), sister of Robert Blackborne, navy and admiralty...

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Charles Creighton

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Hilditch, Sir Edward (1805–1876), naval medical officer, was born on 13 May 1805, the son of John Frederick Hilditch, and his wife, Sarah. He studied medicine at St George's Hospital in London, took his MRCS diploma in 1826, and immediately entered the naval medical service...

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Hollond [Holland], John (fl. c. 1624–c. 1661), naval official, was from an obscure background, but may have originally come from London or the surrounding areas. He first entered the navy about 1624 in the humble capacity of a clerk at Chatham. In 1626 and again in 1627 he was recommended, unsuccessfully, for a purser's place and also failed to obtain the position of clerk of the check at ...

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Hutchinson, Richard (b. 1597, d. in or before 1670), colonist in America and naval administrator, was born in Alford, Lincolnshire, on 3 January 1597, the fourth child and fourth son in the family of six sons and two daughters (one of whom died young) of ...

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J. K. Laughton

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Ives, Edward (1719–1786), naval surgeon and traveller, was born in Lymington, Hampshire, on 9 February 1719; of his early life little is known save that he had at least one sister, Gatty. He served in the navy as surgeon of the Dragon initially in the ...

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W. A. J. Archbold

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Liddell, Sir John (1794–1868), naval medical officer, was born at Dunblane, Scotland, in 1794. After entering the navy as an assistant surgeon in 1812, he served in France, North America, Portugal, and the West Indies. He graduated MD at Edinburgh University in 1822 and became LCS (Edinburgh) in 1821....

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Menzies, Archibald (1754–1842), naval surgeon and botanical collector, was born at the house of Styx or Stix, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire, on 15 March 1754, the son of James and Ann Menzies. He had three brothers and four sisters, and was educated at the parish school at ...

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Middleton, Thomas (d. 1672), naval official, whose origins are unknown, served in the army, perhaps first in the king's cause against the Scots in 1640, and then for parliament in the civil war. Possibly he was the captain of this name in Ballard's...

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D'A. Power

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Northcote, William (d. 1783?), naval surgeon, of Camelford, Cornwall, passed an examination for naval surgeons at the Company of Surgeons in London on 20 October 1757, and was declared to be fit to act as a surgeon's second mate on ships of war of the fourth rate. Progressing through the ranks, in February 1771 ...

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Oudney, Walter (1790–1824), naval surgeon and traveller in Africa, was born in December 1790 to humble parents, in Edinburgh. With some medical knowledge he became a surgeon's mate on a man-of-war, was appointed assistant surgeon and then surgeon in 1810, and was stationed in the ...