Hon. Sir Thomas Pakenham

Hon. Sir Thomas Pakenham 1757-1836. He was born on 29 September 1757, the fourth and youngest son of Thomas, the first Lord Longford, and of his wife, Elizabeth Cuffe. He was the younger brother of Captain Lord Longford who commanded the America 74 at the Battle of...

John Pakenham

John Pakenham 1743-1807. He was the son of Edward Pakenham and Elizabeth Weller, and the brother of Captain Edward Pakenham. Pakenham was commissioned lieutenant on 17 June 1769 and promoted commander on 1 April 1779. He commanded the Porcupine 20 in Captain Hon. John...

Christopher Parker

Christopher Parker 1761-1804. He was baptised on 27 October 1761 at St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster, and was the only surviving son of Admiral Sir Peter Parker and his wife, Margaret Nugent. He became the father of Captain Sir Peter Parker. Aged fourteen, the...

Sir Richard Pearson

Sir Richard Pearson 1731-1806. He was born in March 1731 at Lanton Hall, near Appleby in Westmorland, the son of Richard and Hannah Pearson. In 1745 Pearson joined the Dover 50, Captain Hon. Washington Shirley, moving afterwards to the Seaford 20, commanded by his...

Taylor Penny

Taylor Penny Died 1786. He originated from Weymouth. Penny was commissioned lieutenant on 6 August 1745, and one of his early commands was the Firebrand 20 which he had joined in the autumn of 1755 prior to him being promoted commander on 31 December. He was posted...

Joseph Peyton (2)

Joseph Peyton (2) 1750-1816. He was born on 27 July 1750, the eldest son of Admiral Joseph Peyton and of his wife Katherine Strutt. He was the brother of Rear-Admiral John Peyton and Captain Thomas Peyton, and the uncle of Commodore Sir John Strutt Peyton. He was...

John Alexander Panton

John Alexander Panton Died 1781. Panton was commissioned lieutenant on 1 November 1772, and whilst serving in the East Indies was promoted commander of the sloop Swallow at Bombay on 22 February 1776. At the beginning of the following year he was serving in the Red...

Sir Charles Morice Pole

Sir Charles Morice Pole 1757-1830. Born on 18 January 1757, he was the second son of Reginald Pole of Stoke Damerel in Devon, and of his wife, Anne Buller. His elder brother, Reginald Pole-Carew, was a member of parliament for all but a few years during the period...

Joseph Peyton

Joseph Peyton 1725- 1804. He was the second of three sons of Commodore Edward Peyton, an officer who died in 1749 having suffered from depression after being criticised by the East India Company, and then been placed under arrest by his successor, for failing to...

Hon. Constantine Phipps. Lord Mulgrave

Hon. Constantine John Phipps, 2nd Lord Mulgrave  1744-92. He was born on 30 May 1744, the eldest of four sons of Constantine Phipps, first Baron Mulgrave in the Irish peerage, and of his wife Lady Lepell Hervey, the granddaughter of the 1st Earl of Bristol and sister...

Hon. Edward Pakenham – Lord Longford

Hon. Edward Pakenham – 2nd Lord longford 1743-92. He was born on 1 April 1743, the eldest son of Thomas Pakenham, the 1st Lord Longford who was an Irish peer of modest means, and of his wife Elizabeth Cuffe. He was the brother of Admiral Hon. Sir Thomas...

Charles William Paterson

Charles William Paterson 1756-1841. He was born at Berwick, the son of James Paterson, a captain in the 69th Regiment and of his wife, the daughter of Major Charles William Tonyn. In 1765 Paterson was entered to the books of the Shannon 36, Captain Philip Boteler, and...

Sir Hyde Parker (1)

Sir Hyde Parker 5th Baronet 1714-82. He was born at Tredington, Worcestershire, on 1 February 1714, the youngest son of the Reverend Hyde Parker, rector of that village, and of his wife Mary Reeves. He was the father of Admiral Sir Hyde Parker, and the grandfather of...

Anthony Parrey

Anthony Parrey Died 1789. Parrey was commissioned lieutenant on 12 April 1761 and promoted commander on 11 May 1776, in which capacity he commanded the tender Bute in the Downs towards the end of the year. He had the sloop Alderney 10 from the spring of 1777,...

Isaac Prescott

Isaac Prescott 1737-1830. Prescott was commissioned lieutenant on 22 May 1758 and promoted commander on 28 November 1777. He was posted captain on 8 April 1778 and commanded the Queen 90 with the flag of Vice-Admiral Sir Robert Harland at the Battle of Ushant on 27...

Francis Parry

Francis Parry Died 1803. Parry was commissioned lieutenant on 20 August 1759. On 11 January 1775 he was promoted commander and appointed to the Cruizer 8, in which he served for a long time off North Carolina and Cape Fear before she was deemed unfit for service and...

Philip Patton

Philip Patton 1739-1815. He was born at Anstruther, Fifeshire on 27 October 1739, the eldest son of Philip Patton, a customs collector at Kirkcaldy in Fife, and of his wife Agnes Loch. His younger brother Charles, 1741-1837, was posted captain on 30 May 1795 and...

Philemon Pownall

Philemon Pownall @1734-1780. He was born in Plymouth, the son of Israel Pownall who became the master-shipwright at that base and between 1756 and 1761 built many ships including the Royal George 100, Blenheim 90, Princess Amelia 80 and Mars 74. He was the brother of...

Sir Thomas Pye

Sir Thomas Pye 1711?- 85. Of aristocratic stock, he was the second son of Henry Pye of Faringdon, Berkshire, from his second marriage to Anne, sister of the first Earl Bathurst. His grandfather was Robert Pye, a Civil War parliamentarian, and he was the uncle of the...

Sir Edward Pellew Viscount Exmouth

Sir Edward Pellew 1st Viscount Exmouth 1757-1833. He was born on 19 April 1757 at Dover, the second of four sons of Samuel Pellew, a commander of a local packet and a man of Cornish descent who had fallen on hard times, and of his wife Constantia Langford. He was the...

Thomas Pringle

Thomas Pringle Died1803. He was the only son of Walter Pringle, a wealthy plantation owner of St. Kitts, and his wife, Eleanora Lidderdale of Roxburgh, Scotland. He was commissioned lieutenant on 30 November 1760, and saw much early service with Captain Hon. Samuel...

Hon Charles Phipps

Hon. Charles Phipps 1753-86. He was born on 10 December 1753, the second son of Constantine Phipps, 1st Baron Mulgrave in the Irish peerage and his wife Lady Lepell Hervey, the granddaughter of the 1st Earl Bristol and sister of Admiral Augustus John Hervery, 3rd Earl...

Sir Hyde Parker (2)

Sir Hyde Parker 1739-1807. He was born in Devon, the second son of Vice-Admiral Sir Hyde Parker, 5th baronet and his wife Sarah Smithson. He entered the navy aboard the Vanguard 70 commanded by his father in November 1751, removing with him to the sloop Cruiser and...

Sir Peter Parker

Sir Peter Parker 1st Baronet 1721-1811. He was born in Ireland, the third son of Rear-Admiral Christopher Parker who died in Dublin in 1763. He was the father of Vice-Admiral Christopher Parker, the grandfather of Captain Sir Peter Parker, and the uncle of Admiral Sir...

Sir Hugh Palliser

Sir Hugh Palliser 1723-96. He was born at Kirk Deighton in the West Riding of Yorkshire on 26 February 1723, the only son of Hugh Palliser, a humble and obscure landowner and captain in the army who died whilst Palliser was still a boy. He was the uncle of Captain...