John Gell

John Gell 1740-1806. He was born into a long-established Derbyshire family, the second son of John Eyre-Gell of Hopton Hall, and of his wife, Isabella Jessop. Having spent some time in the Mediterranean from 1757 aboard the Prince 90, Captain Clark Gayton, carrying...

William Garnier

William Garnier Died 1787. Garnier was commissioned lieutenant on 28 September 1757. He was promoted commander of the Lynx 10 on 1 February 1763, which vessel he retained until she was paid off in August of the following year. Continuing in employment, he joined the...

Thomas Gaborian

Thomas Gaborian Died c1795. Gaborian was commissioned lieutenant on 4 January 1759, and in this capacity commanded the cutter Folkestone 6 during 1769-70. During the early years of the American Revolutionary War he was active in the Channel with the cutter Sherbourne...

George Gayton

George Gayton 1724-1797. He was christened in July 1724, the fifth and youngest son of John Gayton and his wife, Eleanor Clark, and the much younger brother of Admiral Clark Gayton. A sister married Captain Michael Everitt and he was thus the uncle of Captain Michael...

Clark Gayton

Clark Gayton 1712-87. He was baptised on 18 April 1712 at St. Thomas’s, Portsmouth, the oldest of five sons of John Gayton and of his wife, Eleanor Clark. He was the elder brother of Vice-Admiral George Gayton. His sister married Captain Michael Everitt and he was...

Bonovier Glover

Bonovier Glover Died 1780. He was one of two sons of the renowned poet and politician, Richard Glover, who sat as the M.P for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis from 1761-8, and of his wife, Hannah Nunn. His parents subsequently divorced in 1756. Glover was serving aboard...

Sir Erasmus Gower

Sir Erasmus Gower 1742-1814. Born on 3 December 1742 at Cilgerran, Wales, he was the eldest of ten sons and nine daughters of Abel Gower of Glandofen, Pembrokeshire, and of his wife, Letitia Lewes. Gower entered the navy in 1755 aboard the hired ship Brilliant under...

Sir Francis Geary

Sir Francis Geary 1709-96. He was born to Francis Geary and his wife, Judith Barber, his father being the descendent of a family from Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, who had relocated to Shropshire, and then to Buckinghamshire. In 1727 Geary entered the navy on the...

Sir Rupert George

Sir Rupert George 1749- 1823. He was born on 16 January 1749 at St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin, the third son of Dennis George of Clopook, near Stradbally, County Laois, Ireland, and of his wife, Sarah Young. George was promoted to the rank of lieutenant on 13 September...

David Graves

David Graves 1746- 1822. He was the son of Thomas Graves and the nephew of Admiral Samuel Graves. His father was a cousin of Admiral Lord Graves, and his own cousins included Admiral Sir Thomas Graves and that officer’s three brothers, Samuel, John and Richard, all of...

Samuel Granston Goodall

Samuel Granston Goodall Died 1801. Little is known of Goodall’s origins and beginnings other than that he entered the navy in the 1750’s. Having been commissioned lieutenant on 1 September 1756 he was promoted commander of the sloop Hazard 8 on 2 June 1760, serving in...

Lord James Gambier

James Gambier 1st Baron 1756-1833. He was born on 13 October 1756 at New Providence in the Bahamas, the younger son of John Gambier, the lieutenant governor of the Bahamas, and of his wife, Deborah Stiles, a Bermudian. He was the nephew of both Vice-Admiral James...

Lord Thomas Graves

Thomas Graves 1st Baron 1725-1802. Born on 23 October 1725, he was the second son of Rear-Admiral Thomas Graves of Thanckes, Cornwall, and of his wife, Elizabeth Budgell. He was the cousin of Admiral Samuel Graves, and of Admiral Sir Thomas Graves and the...

Lord Alan Gardner

Alan Gardner 1st Baron 1742-1809. Born on 12 April 1742 at Uttoxeter, he was the third surviving son and the eighth of eleven children of Lieutenant-Colonel William Gardner of the 11th regiment of the Dragoon Guards, and of his wife Elizabeth Farrington, originally...

James Gambier (1)

James Gambier 1723-1789. He was born in 1723, the fourth son of James Gambier, son of a Huguenot refugee and the warden of the Fleet Prison, and of his wife Mary Mead. He was the uncle of Admiral Lord Gambier, and became related by the marriage of one sister to...

John Lewis Gidoin

John Lewis Gidoin Died 1796. Gidoin was commissioned lieutenant on 19 January 1755 and promoted commander in September 1759, at which time he had been captaining the storeship Port Royal 12 for six months and would continue to do so until July 1761. From April 1762 he...

Walter Griffith

Walter Griffith 1727- 1779. He was born on 15 May 1727, being a younger son of Walter Griffith of Bron-gain, Llanfechain, Montgomeryshire, and of his wife, Prudence Trevor of Bofynfol, Llanfechain. Griffith was educated at Oswestry Grammar School and joined the Navy...

Alexander Graeme

Alexander Graeme 1741-1818. He was born on 9 December 1741 at Graemeshall, Holm, on the Orkney Islands, the third son of Mungo Graeme and his wife Jean Chancellor. On 17 December 1760 he was commissioned lieutenant of the Temple 68, Captain Lucius O’Brien, seeing...

Samuel Graves

Samuel Graves 1713-87. He was born on 17 April 1713, the fourth son of Samuel Graves, cousin of Admiral Lord Thomas Graves, and uncle of Admiral Sir Thomas Graves. Having entered the Navy in November 1732 and passed his examination on 6 October 1739 he was...