George Byng (1664 - 1733) MP

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Birthplace: Wrotham, Kent, England
Death: Died in Southill, Central Bedfordshire, UK
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From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on George Byng:

http://www.thepeerage.com/p17484.htm#i174839

Admiral Rt. Hon. George Byng, 1st Viscount Torrington [1]

  • M, #174839,
  • b. 27 January 1663/64,
  • d. 17 January 1732/33
  • Last Edited=14 Aug 2011

Admiral Rt. Hon. George Byng, 1st Viscount Torrington was born on 27 January 1663/64 at Wrotham, Kent, England.[1],[4] He was the son of John Byng and Philadelphia Johnson.[3]

He married Margaret Master, daughter of James Master and Joyce Turnor, on 5 March 1690/91 at St. Paul's Church, Covent Gardens, London, England.

He died on 17 January 1732/33 at age 68.[1]

Career:

  • He gained the rank of Captain in 1688 in the service of the Royal Navy.[4] He gained the rank of Rear-Admiral in 1703.[4]
  • He fought in the Battle of Malaga.[4] He fought in the Battle of Gibraltar in 1704.[4]
  • He was invested as a Knight on 22 October 1704.[4]
  • He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Plymouth between 1705 and 1721.[4]
  • He gained the rank of Admiral of the Blue in 1708.[4] He held the office of Lord of the Admiralty between 1709 and 1721.[4] He gained the rank of Admiral of the White in 1711.[4]
  • He was created 1st Baronet Byng, of Southhill, co. Bedford [Great Britain] on 15 November 1715.[4]
  • He held the office of Commander-in-Chief in the Baltic in 1717.[4]
  • He held the office of Plenipotentiary to Fez and Morocco in 1718.[4]
  • He held the office of Commander-in-Chief in the Mediterranean between 1718 and 1721.[4]
  • He held the office of Plenipotentiary to the Princes and States of Italy between 1718 and 1721.[4]
  • He fought in the Battle of Cape Pesaro on 31 July 1718, where he defeated the Spanish fleet.[4] He held the office of Rear-Admiral of Great Britain in 1720.[4]
  • He held the office of Treasurer of the Navy between 1720 and 1724.[4]
  • He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) on 3 January 1721.[4]
  • He was created 1st Viscount Torrington, co. Devon [Great Britain] on 21 September 1721.[4] He was created 1st Baron Byng of Southhill, co. Bedford [Great Britain] on 21 September 1721.[4]

He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.[5]

    

Children of Admiral Rt. Hon. George Byng, 1st Viscount Torrington and Margaret Master

  • 1. Pattee Byng, 2nd Viscount Torrington [1] b. 25 May 1699, d. 23 Jan 1746/47
  • 2. George Byng, 3rd Viscount Torrington+[2] b. 21 Sep 1701, d. 7 Apr 1750
  • 3. Admiral John Byng [3] b. 1704, d. 1757

Citations

  • 1. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 3, page 3918. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 2. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume XII/1, page 789. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 3. [S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."
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Admiral Rt. Hon. George Byng, 1st Viscount Torrington's Timeline

1664
January 27, 1664
Wrotham, Kent, England
1691
March 5, 1691
Age 27
London, Middlesex, England
1699
1699
Age 34
1701
1701
Age 36
1704
1704
Age 39
1733
January 17, 1733
Age 68
Southill, Central Bedfordshire, UK
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Southill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom