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Frederick Marryat (1792–1848) by John Simpson, in or before 1826 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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J. K. Laughton

revised by Andrew Lambert

Marryat, Frederick (1792–1848), naval officer and novelist, was born at Catherine Court, Tower Hill, London, on 10 July 1792. Of Huguenot descent, he was the second son of Joseph Marryat of Wimbledon, who was MP for Horsham and later for Sandwich, chairman of ...