George Byng, 6th Viscount Torrington

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George Byng, 6th Viscount Torrington (1768–1831) was a Vice-Admiral in the Royal Navy. His son, the seventh Viscount, served as Governor of Ceylon between 1847 and 1850.

King William I of the Netherlands made the sixth viscount an Officer in the Military Order of William because of his command of HMS Cumberland, the ship that returned the king to the Netherlands from his exile in London. The viscount was obliged to decline the appointment.

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January 5, 1768
London, UK
January 11, 1794
Southill, Bedfordshire, England, UK
May 27, 1796
Southill, Bedfordshire, England, UK
January 4, 1806
Southill, Bedfordshire, England, UK
September 9, 1812
September 9, 1812
Bedford, Bedford, UK
June 22, 1815
Southill, Bedforshire, England, UK
November 30, 1816
Southill, Bedforshire, England, UK