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Oliver, Sir Henry Francis (1865–1965), naval officer, born in Lochside, near Kelso, on 22 January 1865, was the fifth child in a family of seven sons and three daughters of Robert Oliver and his wife, Margaret Strickland. To his father, who came from sound yeoman stock and farmed ...


Thomas Pitt, second Baron Camelford (1775–1804) by unknown engraver (after C. Bond) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Pitt, Thomas, second Baron Camelford (1775–1804), naval officer and rake, was born on 19 February 1775 at Boconnoc House, Cornwall, the younger of two children of Thomas Pitt, first Baron Camelford (1737–1793), landowner and politician, and Anne (1738–1803), daughter of Pinckney Wilkinson, London...


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Wallis, Sir Provo William Parry (1791–1892), naval officer, only son of Provo Featherstone Wallis, chief clerk to the naval commissioner at Halifax, Nova Scotia, was born at Halifax on 12 April 1791. His mother was a daughter of William Lawlor, major in the ...