James Vashon

James Vashon 1742-1827. Vashon was born at Ludlow on 9 August 1742, the youngest son of the Reverend James Volant Vashon, who was the vicar of Eye in Herefordshire. He was the uncle of Rear-Admiral Volant Vashon Ballard. In August 1755 Vashon joined the Revenge 64,...

Nicholas Vincent

Nicholas Vincent Died 1809. Vincent was commissioned lieutenant on 23 February 1744 and posted captain on 5 July 1748. During the summer of 1749 he commanded the Winchester 50 in the Medway. In June 1755 he was appointed to the Dreadnought 60, recommissioning her and...

Sir Edward Vernon

Sir Edward Vernon 1723-94. He was born on 30 October 1723 at Hilton in Staffordshire, the fourth son of Henry Vernon, and of his wife, Penelope Phillips. He was the brother of Richard Vernon who became a famous horseracing attendee and official, and he was also a...

George Vandeput

George Vandeput Died 1800. He was the illegitimate son of Sir George Vandeput, 2nd Baronet, who lost a great deal of his wealth fighting an election for the standout borough of Westminster. On 24 September 1759 Vandeput was commissioned lieutenant of the Shrewsbury...