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date: 09 May 2021

Byng, George, first Viscount Torringtonlocked

(1663–1733)
  • John B. Hattendorf

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Byng, George, first Viscount Torrington (1663–1733), naval officer, was born on 27 January 1663, the eldest son of John Byng (d. 1683) of a family settled for many centuries at Wrotham, Kent, and Philadelphia Johnson (d. 1688) of Loans, Surrey. Having got into financial difficulties, his father was required to part with the ...

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Camden Society
British Library, London
Gloucestershire Record Office, Gloucester
National Portrait Gallery, London
Churchill College, Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge
National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh
British Museum, London
National Maritime Museum, London
, 63 vols. (1885–1900), suppl., 3 vols. (1901); repr. in 22 vols. (1908–9); 10 further suppls. (1912–96); (1993)