Thomas Newnham

Thomas Newnham Died c1795. Newnham was commissioned lieutenant on 6 December 1760, and from 1769-71 commanded the cutter Hunter 4 off the Isle of Wight, paying her off in July of the latter year. He was promoted commander on 24 March 1779, joining the sloop Star 10 in...

Robert Boyle Nicholas

Robert Boyle Nicholas 1744-80. He was the son of William Nicholas of Froyle, Hampshire, and of his first wife, Harriet Boyle, the daughter of George, 1st Earl of Cork and Orrery. The family was descended from Sir Edward Nicholas, the secretary of state to both King...

Viscount Horatio Nelson

Horatio Nelson 1st Viscount. Duke of Bronte 1758-1805. He was born on 29 September 1758, the third surviving son of Edmund Nelson, rector of Burnham Thorpe in Norfolk, and of his wife, Catherine Suckling. He was the nephew of Captain Maurice Suckling, who became the...

John Neale Pleydell Nott

John Neale Pleydell Nott 1732-81. He was born on 8 July 1732, the oldest of three surviving sons of John Nott of Braydon, Wiltshire, and of his wife Elizabeth Neale. Nott was commissioned lieutenant on 3 July 1756 and promoted commander of the Barbadoes 14 on 7...

Sir Charles Edmund Nugent

Sir Charles Edmund Nugent 1758-1844. He was born on 19 July 1758, the son of Lieutenant-Colonel Hon. Edmund Nugent, and grandson of Earl Nugent. Following his father’s death in 1771 his marriage was declared illegal, and as such Nugent and his elder brother, who...