James King

James King 1750-84. He was born in Clitheroe, Lancashire, and baptised on 13 July, the second son of the Reverend James King, a local curate, and of his wife, Anne Walker. His younger brother was Walker King, the bishop of Rochester from 1809. After an education at...

Charles Knatchbull

Charles Knatchbull 1747-1826. He was born on 23 May 1747, the son of the Reverend Wadham Knatchbull, a prebendary of Durham and rector of Chilham, Kent, and his wife, Harriet Parry. In May 1769 Knatchbull was appointed a midshipman aboard the Dunkirk 60, Captain...

Sir Robert Brice Kingsmill

Sir Robert Brice Kingsmill 1730 -1805. He was born in Belfast, the second son of Charles Brice, an army captain of Castle Chichester near Kilroot in Ireland, and of his wife Jane Robinson. Brice entered the navy on 29 October 1746 aboard the sloop Speedwell, Commander...

Richard Kempenfelt

Richard Kempenfelt 1718-82. He was born in October 1718 at Westminster, the son of Swedish-born Magnus Kempenfelt, who was a lieutenant-colonel in the army and governor of Jersey in the 1720’s, and of his wife, Anne Hunt. He was the brother of Gustavus Kempenfelt, an...

William Hancock Kelly

William Hancock Kelly 1751-1811. Baptised on 6 August 1751, he was the son of Arthur Kelly of Kelly, Devonshire, and of his wife Mary Tucker of Coryton Park, Kilmington, Devon. Kelly was commissioned lieutenant on 16 May 1776 and commanded the brig Hope 14 in North...

George Keppel

George Keppel Died 1804. He was the illegitimate son of the Earl of Albemarle, the nephew of Admiral Viscount Keppel, and the cousin of Admiral Hon. Sir George Cranfield Berkeley. Keppel was commissioned lieutenant on 14 May 1774 and promoted commander on 18 March...

Viscount Augustus Keppel

Hon. Augustus Keppel 1st Viscount 1725-86. He was born on 25 April 1725, the second son of the Whig aristocrat and diplomat Willem Anne Van Keppel, the 2nd Earl of Albemarle, and of his wife Lady Anne Lennox, the daughter of the 1st Earl Richmond who was the...

Sir John Knight

Sir John Knight 1747-1831. He was born in Dundee in February 1747, the son of Rear-Admiral John Knight who died in 1788, and of his wife, Jean Hay. In 1758 Knight entered aboard the Tartar 28, his father’s command, remaining with him until 1762 and serving in...

Sir Richard King (1)

Sir Richard King 1st Baronet 1730-1806. Born on 10 August 1730 at Gosport, he was the third but sole surviving son of Curtis King, a sailing master and master-attendant at Deptford, and of his wife Mary, sister to Commodore Curtis Barnett. In 1738 he entered the...

Sir Charles Henry Knowles

Sir Charles Henry Knowles 2nd Baronet  1754-1831. He was born 24 August 1754 in Kingston, Jamaica, the second but only surviving son of Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Knowles, who was the illegitimate son of the Earl of Derby and governor of that island. His mother, Maria...