Hon. John Rodney

Hon. John Rodney 1765-1847. Born on 10 May 1765, he was the third son of Admiral Lord Rodney, but the elder son from his second marriage, to Henrietta Clines. Rodney joined the Royal Academy at Portsmouth on 18 May 1778, but was discharged on 28 October of the...

George Brydges Rodney 1st Baron

George Brydges Rodney 1st Baron 1718-92. He was born in London and baptised on 13 February 1718, the second son of Henry Rodney, a captain of marines from Walton-on-Thames, and of his wife Mary Newton, the daughter and co-heiress of the diplomat, Sir Henry Newton. He...

Josias Rogers

Josias Rogers 1755-95. Born in Lymington, Hampshire, where his father was a businessman, he was the elder brother of Rear-Admiral Thomas Rogers. After an education in Wiltshire, Rogers entered the service in October 1771 aboard the Arethusa 36, Captain Andrew Snape...

Sir John Lockhart-Ross

Sir John Lockhart-Ross 1721-90. He was born at Lockhart Hall, Lanarkshire, on 11 November 1721, the fifth son of Sir James Lockhart Bt of Carstairs, and of his wife, Grizel Ross. He was known by the name of Lockhart until 1760, and thereafter by the name of...

Sir Joshua Rowley

Sir Joshua Rowley 1734-90. He was born in Dublin on 1 May 1734, a son of Sir William Rowley, Admiral of the Fleet, who died on 1 January 1768, and of his wife, Arabella Dawson. He was the father of Admiral Sir Charles Rowley and Admiral Bartholomew Rowley, and the...

Robert Roddam

Robert Roddam 1719-1808. He was born at Roddam Hall, Northumberland, the second of three sons of Edward Roddam, of Roddam, near Alnwick, and of his wife Jane Skelly. In 1735 Roddam entered the navy aboard the Lowestoft 20, Captain Charles Drummond, serving in the...

Hugh Robinson

Hugh Robinson 1735-1802. He was born on 15 July 1735 at Appleby, Westmoreland, a younger son of the successful tradesman Charles Robinson, and of his wife Hannah Deane, the sister of Captain Joseph Deane. His brother John Robinson served as the M.P for Westmoreland...

Francis Reynolds-Moreton Lord Ducie

Francis Reynolds-Moreton 3rd Lord Ducie 1739-1808. He was born on 28 March 1739 at Strangeways, Manchester, the second son of Francis Reynolds, heir to a South Sea Company director, and of Hon. Elizabeth Moreton, eldest daughter of the 1st Lord Ducie. He was the...

Mark Robinson (1)

Mark Robinson (1) 1722-1799. He was born on 25 April 1772. He was the father of Admiral Mark Robinson, and of Charles Robinson, who was promoted commander in 1794, and was the senior surviving officer in that rank at the time of his death in 1853. Having entered the...

Samuel Reeve

Samuel Reeve @1754-1814. He was of Irish extraction and the nephew by marriage of Admiral Sir Thomas Pye. @1733-1803. He was one of eight children of Rev. William Reeve, the rector of Freston and Kreson in Suffolk, and of his wife, Hannah Smythies. His elder sister...

John Raynor

John Raynor Died 1780. He was commissioned lieutenant on 26 February 1757 and promoted commander on 1 July 1766, joining the Swift 14 and taking her on a special mission to the Falklands in September 1767. She left the islands in early February 1769 and reached home...