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date: 20 October 2019

Brown, Williamlocked

  • J. K. Laughton
  • , revised by Roger Morriss


Brown, William (1777–1857), naval officer, the son of a small farmer, was born at Foxford, co. Mayo, Ireland. He accompanied his family to America in 1786 and, left destitute by his father's death, worked as cabin-boy on a merchant ship. In 1796 he was pressed into a British warship, and served for several years in the ...

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