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Barton, Andrew (c. 1470–1511), seaman and shipowner, was one of three brothers, Robert Barton, John, and Andrew, sons of the seafaring merchant John Barton (d. in or before 1494). Like his brothers, Andrew was frequently employed as a naval commander by James IV...

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Botetourt, John, first Lord Botetourt (d. 1324), admiral, emerged from obscurity in the 1280s and became a politically influential baron, an active soldier, and a prominent naval commander. For such a well-connected man Botetourt's origins and parentage are astonishingly obscure. An unsubstantiated reference in the ...

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Carew, Sir Thomas (1368?–1431), soldier and naval commander, was the son of Sir Leonard Carew (1342–1369), and grandson of Sir John Carew, justiciar of Ireland (d. 1362). His mother was probably Alice, daughter of Sir Edmund Fitzalan. Leonard had come of age only in 1364, and at his death, five years later, his son was still an infant in the king's ward, under the guardianship of a succession of male relatives. ...

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Howard, Sir Edward (1476/7–1513), naval commander, was the second son of Thomas Howard, second duke of Norfolk (1443–1524), and his first wife, Elizabeth Tilney (d. 1497).

Edward's father was wounded fighting for Richard III at Bosworth, and was subsequently deprived of his title of ...

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Neville [Fauconberg], Thomas [called the Bastard of Fauconberg] (d. 1471), naval commander and rebel, was one of at least two illegitimate sons of the Yorkist commander William Neville, Lord Fauconberg (d. 1463) in right of his mad wife and, from 1461, earl of Kent...

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Poyntz, Sir Anthony (c. 1480–1532/3), naval commander, was the eldest son of Sir Robert Poyntz (b. late 1440s, d. 1520) and Margaret, the illegitimate daughter of Anthony Woodville, second Earl Rivers. He was descended from a cadet branch of the family based at ...