John Thomas

John Thomas 1751-1810. He was born on 26 October 1751, the third of five sons of the Rev. John Thomas, vicar of Llandyssul, Cardiganshire, and of his wife, Sage Thomas. Thomas joined the navy in May 1771 aboard the Hero 74, Captain Nicholas Vincent, although that...

Thomas Tonken

Thomas Tonken c1727-1791 Tonken was commissioned lieutenant on 6 April 1757, and in that rank served aboard the Portsmouth guardship Achilles 60, Captain Hon. John Luttrell, from December 1766 until March 1767, and the Chatham guardship Ramillies 74, Captain Richard...

Edward Thompson

Edward Thompson c1738-86. He was the son of a Hull merchant and, officially at least, the uncle of Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Boulden Thompson, becoming his guardian following the early death of the boy’s father. Some historians have suggested however that he might have...

Sir Charles Thompson

Sir Charles Thompson c1740-1799. He was the natural son of the courtier and M.P. Norborne Berkeley, Baron Botetourt of Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire, who served as governor of Virginia from 1768 until his death two years later, having never married. His mother was...

Samuel Thompson

Samuel Thompson 1718-1813. He was born on 13 August 1718, and became the father of Vice-Admiral Norborne Thompson. Having seen early service in the employment of the East India Company, Thompson joined the navy in 1739 aboard the Cumberland 80, Captain James Stewart,...

William Truscott

William Truscott 1734-98. He was born on 25 November 1734, one of twelve children of John Truscott of Resugga, St. Stephens Brannell, Cornwall, and of his wife Margaret. Truscott entered the navy under the patronage of Captain Lord Edgcumbe and his fellow Cornishman,...

Sir Thomas Troubridge

Sir Thomas Troubridge 1758-1807. He was born in London of Irish descent and uniquely humble origins, being the only son of Richard Troubridge, a baker in the Strand, and of his wife Elizabeth Squinch. He was the father of Rear-Admiral Sir Edward Thomas Troubridge....

George Talbot

George Talbot Died 1782. He came from a long-established Irish family. He was commissioned lieutenant on 19 February 1756 and promoted commander on 19 May 1761, joining the fireship Proserpine 8 and serving in home waters up to the peace of February 1763. He had the...