Philippe d’Auvergne

Philippe d’Auvergne Prince de Bouillon 1754-1816. He was baptised on 13 November 1754, the son of Charles d’Auvergne, an army officer of Elizabeth Castle, Jersey, and of his wife, Elizabeth Le Geyt, who died in the weeks after the birth. The family formed the...

James Alms (1)

James Alms 1728-1791. He was born of humble origins at Gosport on 15 July 1728, the youngest son of John and Mary Alms, his father apparently enjoying employment as a servant to the Duke of Richmond. He was the uncle of Vice-Admiral James Alms. Having been educated by...

Philip Affleck

Philip Affleck 1726-1799. He was born of Scottish descent on 2 May 1726, the youngest son of Gilbert Affleck from Dalham Hall, Suffolk, and of his wife, Anne Dolben. He was the brother of Rear-Admiral Sir Edmund Affleck. Affleck served with the East India Company...

William Affleck (1)

William Affleck (1) Died 1791. He was born sometime after 1740, the youngest son of John Affleck and his wife Sarah Metcalfe, and the nephew of Rear-Admiral Sir Edmund Affleck and Admiral Philip Affleck. Commissioned lieutenant on 27 October 1761, although Affleck...

Marriot Arbuthnot

Marriot Arbuthnot 1711-1794. He was born in Weymouth and baptised on 6 March 1712, the second son of Robert Arbuthnot and his wife Sarah Bury. Arbuthnot was commissioned lieutenant in August 1739 and promoted commander of the sloop Jamaica 10 in June 1746. Cruising in...

John Carter Allen

John Carter Allen 1724-1800. He was born the son of Carter Allen and Emma Hay on 19 January 1724, was related to the Marchioness of Salisbury and the Marquis of Downshire, and apparently had a claim to the title of Earl of Erroll. He was the brother-in-law of Admiral...

Peter Aplin

Peter Aplin 1753-1817. He was one of many children of an Oxfordshire lawyer, Benjamin Aplin, and of his wife, Susannah D’Oyly. He was the nephew of Christopher D’Oyly, the Comptroller-General of Accounts in the Lord North government. Aplin joined the navy as a...

Sir Edmund Affleck

Sir Edmund Affleck 1725-1788. Born at Dalham Hall in Suffolk of Scottish descent on 19 April 1725, he was the fifth surviving son of Mr Gilbert Affleck, M.P for Cambridge, and of his wife, Anne Dolben. He was the older brother of Admiral Philip Affleck. Affleck was...

Christopher Atkins

Christopher Atkins 1728-1791. He was commissioned lieutenant on 6 April 1757, promoted commander on 20 November 1763, and in 1772 joined the Scorpion 14, going out to the Mediterranean in April and leaving her after eventually being posted captain of the Montreal 32...