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Lieutenant-General Edward Wolfe (1685 - 1759)

General Edward Wolfe (1685–1759) was a British army officer who saw action in the War of the Spanish Succession, 1715 Jacobite Rebellion and the War of Jenkins Ear. He is best known as the fat...

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William Pitkin, Colonial Governor of Connecticut (c.1694 - 1769)

William Pitkin (April 30, 1694 - October 1, 1769) was a colonial governor of the Connecticut Colony. Born to a politically prominent family in Hartford, he was first elected to the colonial assembl...

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Maj. General Sir William Gooch, 1st Baronet (1681 - 1751)

He held the office of Lieutenant-Governor of Virginia in 1727. He gained the rank of Colonel in 1740 in the service of the American Regiment. He was created 1st Baronet Gooch, of Benacre Hall, Su...

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General James Murray (c.1721 - c.1794)

) James Murray, officier militaire, administrateur colonial et premier gouverneur britannique de Québec (Ballencrieff, Écosse, 21 janv. 1721 ou 1722 -- Beauport House, près de Ba...

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Admiral Samuel Graves (1713 - 1787)

Admiral Samuel Graves (17 April 1713 – 8 March 1787) was a British Royal Navy admiral who is probably best known for his role early in the American War of Independence. Military career ...

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Admiral Sir Edward Hughes (c.1720 - 1794)

Admiral Sir Edward Hughes RN (c. 1720 – 1794) was a Royal Navy officer who commanded the East Indies Station. Naval career Hughes joined the Royal Navy in 1735, and four years later, w...

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Admiral Sir John Balchen (1670 - 1744)

Admiral Sir John Balchen (2 February 1670 – 4 October 1744) (sometimes written as Sir John Balchin) was an officer of the British Royal Navy with a long and distinguished career during the lat...

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James Oglethorpe, 1st Colonial Governor of Georgia MP (1696 - 1785)

James Edward Oglethorpe (22 December 1696 – 30 June 1785) was a British general, Member of Parliament, philanthropist, and founder of the colony of Georgia. As a social reformer, he hoped to r...

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Thomas Wentworth, Baron Raby and 1st Earl of Strafford KG PC MP (1672 - 1739)

Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 60 by George Atherton Aitken 'WENTWORTH, THOMAS, Baron Raby and third Earl of Strafford (1672–1739), diplomatist, baptised at Wakefield on 1...

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Admiral Sir Charles Knowles, 1st Baronet (c.1704 - 1777)

Sir Charles Knowles, 1st Baronet (c.1704 – 9 December 1777) was an officer of the Royal Navy, who saw service during the War of Jenkins' Ear, the wider War of the Austrian Succession, and the ...

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Admiral George Anson, 1st and last Lord Anson (1697 - 1762)

Admiral of the Fleet George Anson, 1st Baron Anson PC, FRS, RN (23 April 1697 – 6 June 1762) was a British admiral and a wealthy aristocrat, noted for his circumnavigation of the globe and his...

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Admiral of the Fleet Sir Chaloner Ogle (c.1681 - 1750)

Admiral of the Fleet Sir Chaloner Ogle (1681–1750) was a British naval commander during the War of the Austrian Succession. Naval career Born the son of John Ogle, a Newcastle barriste...

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Admiral Edward "Old Grog" Vernon (1684 - 1757)

Commander-in-ChIef of the West Indies Fleet, Port Royal, Admiral of the White Squadron of the British Fleet. Edward Vernon was born in Westminster on 12 November 1684, son of James Vernon (d.1727) an...

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