Sampson Edwards

Sampson Edwards 1745-1840. He was the son and great-grandson of post captains, the brother of Captain Valentine Edwards, the nephew of Admiral Richard Edwards, and the uncle of Rear-Admiral Valentine Collard. Edwards began his service in 1758 aboard the Dover 44,...

Hon George Keith Elphinstone. Viscount Keith

Hon. George Keith Elphinstone 1st Viscount Keith 1746-1823. Born at Elphinstone Tower near Stirling on 7 January 1746, he was the fifth son of Charles, 10th Lord Elphinstone, and of his wife Lady Clementina Fleming, the daughter and heir of John, 6th Earl of Wigtown....

Michael Everitt

Michael John Everitt Died 1779. He was the son of Captain Michael Everitt 1716-76 of Fareham, Hampshire, and of his wife, Elizabeth Gayton. His younger brother was Admiral Charles Holmes Everitt Calmady, and he was the nephew of Admiral Clark Gayton and of...

John Elphinstone (1)

John Elphinstone 1722-85. He was born in Lopness in the Orkney Islands, the son of John Elphinstone and of his wife Anne Williams. Having been commissioned lieutenant on 23 August 1746, Elphinstone was serving in this rank aboard the Royal Sovereign, 100, Captain...

Edward Edwards

Edward Edwards 1742-1815. He was the fifth of six children of Richard Edwards of Water Newton near Peterborough, and of his wife, Mary Fuller. Edwards was commissioned lieutenant on 7 September 1759 and saw service in the American Revolutionary War aboard the Augusta...

Timothy Edwards

Timothy Edwards @1731-1780. He was the son of the Reverend William Edwards of Nanhoran, North Wales, and of his wife Frances Williams. Having first gone to sea in 1745 as a cabin servant aboard the new Chesterfield 44, Captain William Gordon, Edwards enjoyed further...

Henry Francis Evans

Henry Francis Evans Died 1781. Evans was commissioned lieutenant on 27 September 1762, and in April 1767 was appointed an agent of transports, going out to New York and Philadelphia. He was promoted commander on 12 November 1777. On 29 April 1778 he was posted...

John Elliot

John Elliot 1732-1808. He was born in April 1732 of Scottish decent, the fourth son and one of nine children of the judge, Sir Gilbert Elliot, and of his wife Helen Steaurt. He was the younger brother of the statesman and philosopher Sir Gilbert Elliot, the uncle of...

Richard Edwards

Richard Edwards @1715-1795. He was the uncle of Admiral Sampson Edwards and Captain Valentine Edwards. He was serving in the West Indies as early as 1731, was commissioned lieutenant on 30 November 1740, and promoted commander on 6 September 1747. He had the brig...

John Evans

John Evans 1717-94. He joined the service in 1731, was commissioned lieutenant on 16 September 1740, and promoted commander on 20 August 1746, being appointed to the bomb Granado 8 which he retained until the late summer of 1747. He was posted captain of the...