Edward Herbert

Edward Herbert c1758-1820. He was the natural child of John Nott of Cricklade and Beata Herbert, and the half brother of Captain John Neale Pleydell Nott who was fatally wounded whilst commanding the Centaur 74 at the Battle of Fort Royal on 29 April 1781. Herbert...

Sir Francis John Hartwell

Sir Francis John Hartwell 1757-1831. He was born on 15 February 1757, the third son of Captain Broderick Hartwell who became the lieutenant-governor of Greenwich Hospital, and of his wife Rebecca Collins. Hartwell was commissioned lieutenant on 7 July 1775. Towards...

Sir George Home

Sir George Home 1740-1803. He was the only son of Sir James Home of Blackadder, 6th Baronet, and of his wife, Catherine Livingstone. On 28 March 1755 Home became the 7th Baronet Home of Blackadder, Berwickshire, following the death of his father. He was commissioned...

John Holloway

John Holloway 1747-1826. He was born 25 January 1747 at Wells in Somerset, the son of Robert Holloway. In 1760 Holloway entered the service aboard the Antelope 50, Captain James Webb, going out to Newfoundland in the following year with Captain Thomas Graves, who had...

John Harvey

John Harvey 1740-94. He was born on 9 July 1740 at Elmton, Kent, the third son of Richard Harvey and his wife Elizabeth Nicholls of Eastry, Kent. He was the brother of Admiral Sir Henry Harvey, and the father of Admiral Sir John Harvey and Admiral Sir Edward Harvey....

Roddam Home

Roddam Home Died 1801. He was the son of Rev William Home of Fogo in Berwickshire, and of his wife, Mary Roddam. Home was commissioned lieutenant on 21 November 1772. During the summer of 1777 he commanded the schooner Egmont off the Newfoundland Banks, and after...

Broderick Hartwell

Broderick Hartwell Died 1784. The son of the Reverend Barry Hartwell of County Cork, and of his wife, Mary Spierin, he was the father of Captain Sir Francis John Hartwell. Hartwell was commissioned lieutenant on 12 June 1741 and spent some time in 1746 aboard the...

John Howorth

John Howorth c1728- 1801. Howorth was commissioned lieutenant on 4 January 1757, and during 1772-3 served in this rank aboard Vice-Admiral Thomas Pye’s flagship at Portsmouth, the Barfleur 98, Captain Edward Vernon. In 1776 he was serving as a lieutenant aboard the...

Tyringham Howe

Tyringham Howe Died 1783. He was the second of five sons of William Howe of Mislethorne, Essex, and of his wife Millicent Stephens. His older brother, Captain William Howe of the navy, died in 1760, and he was the nephew of the influential First Secretary to the...

Charles Powell Hamilton

Charles Powell Hamilton 1747-1825. He was born on 26 December 1747, the third and youngest son of Lord Anne Hamilton, who was named after his godmother, Queen Anne, and of his wife, Anna Charlotta Maria Powell. He was the grandson of the 4th Duke of Hamilton, and the...

Sir Charles Hardy

Sir Charles Hardy @1714-80. He was born at Portsmouth, the son of Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Hardy who died in 1744, and of his wife, Elizabeth Burchett, the daughter of an M.P. He was the elder brother of John Hardy who commanded the Torrington in 1745-6 and retired as...

Sir Alexander Hood Viscount Bridport

Sir Alexander Arthur Hood 1st Viscount Bridport 1726-1814. He was born at Thorncombe, near Axminster, on 2 December 1726, the second son of the Reverend Samuel Hood, vicar of Butleigh in Somerset, and of his wife Mary Hoskins. He was the younger brother of Samuel,...

Sir Edward Hughes

Sir Edward Hughes @1720-94. He was born at Hertford, the son of an alderman, Edward Hughes, and of his wife, Elizabeth Chichele. On 4 January 1735 Hughes entered the navy aboard the newly commissioned Dunkirk 60, bearing the broad pennant of Commodore Digby Dent and...

Sir John Hamilton

Sir John Hamilton 1726- 1784. Of Scottish descent, he was the son of John Hamilton and his wife, Mary Wright, and was the father of Admirals Sir Charles and Sir Edward Hamilton. He was commissioned lieutenant on 11 January 1747, promoted commander on 7 April 1762, and...

James Hawker

James Hawker @1730-1786. He was the son of a Plymouth wine merchant and his wife, the daughter of a local alderman. He became the father of Admiral Edward Hawker and the brother-in-law of Rear-Admiral Lucius O’Bryen. Hawker entered the navy in 1743 aboard the...

Harry Harmood

Harry Harmood 1739-1809. Having graduated from the Naval Academy at Portsmouth, Harmood was commissioned lieutenant on 19 February 1759 and appointed to the Aquilon 28, Captain Chaloner Ogle. In 1771 he became the first lieutenant of the Arethusa 32, Captain Andrew...

Benjamin Hill

Benjamin Hill Died 1785. Hill was commissioned lieutenant on 31 March 1760, and during 1765 he served aboard the Achilles 60, Captain Lord William Campbell. He was promoted commander on 18 March 1777, but in November his command, the recently refitted armed ship Earl...

Sir Robert Harland

Sir Robert Harland 1st Baronet 1715-1784. He was the son of Captain Robert Harland and his wife Frances Clyatt. On 10 February 1729 Harland entered the service aboard the Falkland 50, Captain Samuel Atkins. He was promoted lieutenant of the Weymouth 60, Captain...

Thomas Hicks

Thomas Hicks 1729-1801. He was baptised on 27 February 1729, the seventh son of thirteen children of John Hicks, a clergyman long associated with Exeter Cathedral. Having run away from home, Hicks obtained a berth in April 1742 aboard the Norfolk 80, Captain Thomas...

John Houlton

John Houlton 1740-1791. His family was long-established in the parish of Grittleton, Wiltshire. Houlton was commissioned lieutenant on 28 June 1756 and served in Commodore John Moore’s expedition to the Leeward Islands in the early part of 1759 aboard the pennant ship...

Viscount Samuel Hood

Samuel Hood 1st Viscount 1724-1816. Born at Thorncombe, near Axminster on 12 December 1724, he was the eldest son of a humble clergyman, Samuel Hood of Butleigh in Somerset, and of his wife, Mary Hoskins. He was the elder brother of Admiral Alexander Hood, Viscount...

John Hunter

John Hunter 1738-1821. He was born on 29 August 1737 at Leith, Scotland, one of nine children of William Hunter a captain in the merchant service, and of his wife Helen Drummond, the niece of the lord-provost of Edinburgh. As a very young child Hunter was shipwrecked...

John Henry

John Henry 1731-1829. He was born at Holyhead, Anglesey, on 28 September 1731. Henry joined the service in 1744 and his early career was barely retarded by suffering a break to his thigh after an accident involving a hawser. He was commissioned lieutenant on 27 April...

Charles Hudson

Charles Hudson @1732-1803. He was commissioned lieutenant on 27 June 1757 and served in that rank aboard the sloop Porcupine, Captain John Ferguson. Having been promoted commander on 24 August 1762 he saw duty aboard the tender Peggy in home waters, and after paying...

Sir Andrew Snape Hamond

Sir Andrew Snape Hamond 1738-1828. He was born on 17 December 1738 at Blackheath, the only son of Robert Hamond, a merchant and multiple ship-owner from Blackheath, and of his wife Susanna, daughter of Robert Snape. He was the father of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Graham...

Lord William Hotham

William Hotham 1st Baron in the Irish Peerage 1736-1813. Born of Yorkshire stock on 8 April 1736, he was the third son of Sir Beaumont Hotham Bart and his wife Frances Thompson. He was the brother of Beaumont Hotham, the judge, and uncle of Vice-Admiral Sir William...

Anthony Hunt (1)

Anthony Hunt (1) Died 1796. He was commissioned lieutenant on 2 April 1757 and promoted commander of the Tamar 14 on 16 October 1767, taking her out to the Falkland Islands. Early in 1770 he found himself senior officer in the Falklands ,the sloops Favorite 16 Captain...

Charles Hope

Charles Hope Died 1808. He was the son of the Scottish politician Hon. Charles Hope Vere and his second wife Lady Anne Vane, daughter of the 1st Earl of Darlington, and was the brother of Brigadier-General Henry Hope who died in 1789. His parents had divorced in 1757...

Earl Richard Howe

RICHARD HOWE 1ST EARL 4TH VISCOUNT 1726-99. He was born on 8 March 1726 in Albemarle Street, London, the second son of Emanuel Scrope, 2nd Viscount Howe of Langar, Nottinghamshire, in the Irish peerage, and Maria Sophia Charlotte, daughter of the Baron and Baroness...