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Paddon, George (bap. 1670, d. 1719), naval officer in the British and Russian service, though frequently, and erroneously, described as a colonial American, was in fact born and baptized in the Devon parish of Seaton and Beer. There is no record of his schooling, though it is likely that he came from a seafaring family with roots in ...

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Thesiger, Sir Frederick (d. 1805), naval officer in the British and Russian services, was the eldest son of John Andrew Thesiger (d. 1783), and his wife, Miss Gibson (d. 1814) of Chester. After several voyages in the service of the East India Company...

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Trevenen, James (1760–1790), naval officer in the British and Russian services, was born at Rosewarne, near Camborne, Cornwall, on 1 January 1760, the third son of John Trevenen, curate of Camborne, and Elizabeth, née Tellam (d. 1799). He was educated at Helston grammar school...