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William Mears (1710 - 1739)

William Mears was born in England in 1710. He came to America with Mr. Olethorp in 1735. He was lost at sea and left his widow, Elizabeth Gilbert and their son, John. The widow married Benjamin Tyudall...

11/22/2015 11/22/2015

Prior to the the American Revolution, William fought for the British against the Spanish in the Battle of Bloody Marsh (War of Jenkin’s Ear). William's brother was Maj. General Lachlan McInt...

5/26/2008 4/16/2015

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...

3/12/2009 1/26/2013

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...

2/15/2009 10/30/2012

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...

2/23/2012 6/18/2012

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...

4/10/2009 6/8/2012

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 ...

5/8/2012 6/8/2012

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...

6/7/2012 6/7/2012

Admiral Sir John Balchen (c.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...

5/18/2012 5/26/2012

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...

5/26/2012 5/26/2012

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

"Thomas Wentworth 1st Earl of Strafford KG PC 3rd creation", "Thomas Wentworth Baron Raby and 3rd Earl of Strafford", "Thomas Wentworth fourth baronet"

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 17...

5/13/2011 5/25/2012

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 ...

1/17/2009 5/25/2012

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...

8/9/2011 5/25/2012

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...

5/25/2012 5/25/2012

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...

2/12/2008 5/25/2012