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Brenton, Edward Pelham (1774–1839), naval officer and naval historian, the second son of Rear-Admiral Jahleel Brenton (1729–1802) and his wife, Henrietta, daughter of Joseph Cowley of Wolverhampton, and younger brother of Vice-Admiral Sir Jahleel Brenton, was born in Rhode Island on 20 July 1774. He entered the navy in November 1788, and, after serving in the ...


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Ekins, Sir Charles (1768–1855), naval officer and naval historian, son of Dr Jeffery Ekins (1731–1791), dean of Carlisle, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Philip Baker, was born at Quainton rectory, Buckinghamshire, where his father was then rector. He entered the navy in March 1781, on the ...


Hill, (John) Richard (1929–2017), naval officer and historian, was born on 25 March 1929 at 67 Windermere Avenue, Merton, Surrey, the son of Stanley Hill (1888–1964), a quantity surveyor and civil servant, and his wife May, née Henshaw (...