Sir William Charles Fahie

Sir William Charles Fahie 1763-1833. Of Irish descent, he was born on St. Kitts in the Leeward Islands, the fourth and youngest son of the Hon. John Davis Fahie, the judge of the vice-admiralty court at St Kitts, and of his wife, Sarah Georges. Having been entered to...

John Ferguson

John Ferguson 1731-1818. He was the elder son of Captain John Ferguson R.N. of Chigwell, Essex, and of his wife Lydia Cumber. His father was known as the ‘Black Captain of the Forty-Five’ in respect of his ruthless treatment of suspected rebels in the Jacobite...

Hon Seymour Finch

Hon. Seymour Finch 1758-1794. He was born on 11 June 1758, the seventh son of Heneage Finch, the 3rd Earl of Aylesford, and of his wife Lady Charlotte Seymour, the daughter of the Duke of Somerset. He was the younger brother of Captain Hon. William Clement Finch, and...

Hon. George Falconer

Hon. George Falconer c1722-80. He was the youngest of five sons of David, 5th Lord Falconer of Halkertoun, and his wife Lady Catherine Margaret Keith, the eldest daughter of the Earl of Kintore. The couple also had four daughters. Falconer was commissioned lieutenant...

Jonathon Faulknor (2)

Jonathon Faulknor (2) Died 1809. He was the son of Admiral Jonathon Faulknor, and the cousin of both Captain Robert Faulknor and of Admiral Richard Curry, who served his early years in the service with him. Faulknor was commissioned lieutenant on 24 June 1777 and...

William Fox

William Fox c1733-1810. Fox was commissioned lieutenant on 22 August 1759. He was posted captain on 15 February 1780 and became flag-captain aboard the Prince George 90 to Rear-Admiral Hon Robert Digby, who was second-in-command in the Channel during the campaign of...

William Fooks

William Fooks 1738-98. He was the third son of John Fooks of Marston Magna. Fooks was commissioned lieutenant on 20 June 1765, but whilst he was temporarily commanding the brig Hunter 10 for Commander Thomas Mackenzie the vessel was captured by two American privateers...

Richard Fisher

Richard Fisher Fisher was commissioned lieutenant on 24 October 1778. His brig Savannah 14, which he commanded as a lieutenant, was sunk to block the bar at Savannah, Georgia, during the siege of September-October 1779. In the meantime he had been promoted commander...

George Farmer

George Farmer 1732-79. He was the son of John Farmer, an Englishman living at Youghal in Ireland, and was related to the Earl off Pomfret. Farmer’s early career was spent in the merchant service before he joined the Dreadnought 60, Captain Maurice Suckling, in the...

Thomas Farnham

Thomas Farnham 1743- 1793. He was born on 30 October 1743, the sixth born son of Edward Farnham of Querndon, Leicestershire, and of his wife Esther. Four of his brothers predeceased him whilst one of his sisters became the Countess of Denbigh. Farnham was commissioned...

John Ford

John Ford Died 1796. Ford was commissioned lieutenant on 7 April 1761 and promoted commander on 28 October 1772. After commanding the sloop Hazard 8 from November 1772 and participating in the Spithead Review of 1773 he was posted captain on 25 June 1773, retaining...

Alexander Fraser

Alexander Fraser 1747-1829. An ancestor of Lord Lovat on his father’s side, and of the Marquis of Hamilton on his mother’s side, he was born in Lerwick, the son of Hugh Fraser, a surveyor of customs, and of his wife, Jane Linning. Fraser first went to sea in 1760...

Hon. William Clement Finch

Hon. William Clement Finch 1753-1794. He was born on 25 May 1753, the third of eight sons and four daughters of Heneage Finch, the 3rd Earl of Aylesford, and of his wife Lady Charlotte Seymour, the daughter of the Duke of Somerset. He was the older brother of Captain...

Lord Charles James Fitzgerald

Lord Charles Fitzgerald 1st Lord Lecale 1756-1810. Born on 30 June 1756, he was one of nineteen siblings, being the third born but second surviving son of James, 1st Duke of Leinster who died in 1773, and of his wife Lady Emilia Mary Lennox, daughter of Charles, 2nd...

Sir William George Fairfax

Sir William George Fairfax 1739-1813. Born on 8 March 1739 at Bagshot, Surrey, he was the son of Joseph Fairfax, an officer in the Horse Guards who originated from a Yorkshire family, and of his wife Mary Anne. Fairfax entered the navy in 1750 and initially served in...

Thomas Lenox Frederick

Thomas Lenox Frederick 1750-1799. He was born in London on 25 March 1750, the second son of Sir Charles Frederick who served as M.P for Queenborough and became the surveyor-general of the Ordnance. His mother, Hon. Lucy Boscawen, was the ninth daughter of Lord...

Thomas Fitzherbert

Thomas Fitzherbert Died 1794. Fitzherbert was commissioned lieutenant on 20 February 1755 and promoted commander on 14 March 1760, joining the sloop Speedwell 8 and being employed cruising. In February 1761 he commissioned the new Senegal 14, seeing service in the...

Jonathon Faulknor (1)

Jonathon Faulknor (1) Died 1795. He was one of ten sons of Captain Samuel Faulknor who was in command of the Victory 100, flagship of Admiral Sir John Balchen, at the time she was lost near Alderney on 5 October 1744 with the loss of over a thousand lives. He was the...

Patrick Fotheringham

Patrick Fotheringham Died 1784. He was commissioned lieutenant on 13 December 1760, and promoted commander of the sloop Martin 14 in the Leeward Islands on 1 April 1765, paying her off in April 1767. In October 1770 he recommissioned the Merlin 18, going out to...

Charles Fielding

Charles Fielding 1738-1783. He was born on 2 July 1738, the second son of Lieutenant-Colonel Hon. Charles Fielding, and his wife, Anne Palmer, the widow of Sir Brook Bridges. He was the younger brother of Colonel William Fielding, grandson of the 4th Earl of Denbigh...

Robert Fanshawe

Robert Fanshawe 1740-1823. He was born on 4 January 1740, the second son of Rear-Admiral Charles Fanshawe and his wife, Elizabeth Rogers, daughter of a leading politician, Sir John Rogers of Blackford, Devon. He joined the service in 1753, going out to India in the...

James Ferguson

James Ferguson 1723-93. He was of Scottish descent. His initial service was as a petty officer aboard the Leopard, 50, Captain Lord Colville, and he was commissioned lieutenant at the relatively old age of 33 on 15 November 1756. Commanding the Hunter 10 from the...

Tobias Furneaux

Tobias Furneaux 1735-81. Born on 21 August 1735 at Swilly, near Stoke Damarel, Plymouth, he was the second son of William Furneaux and his wife Susanna Willcocks. His early service in the Seven Years War was off France, Africa and in the West Indies, seeing duty as a...