James Richard Dacres (1)

James Richard Dacres (1) 1749-1810. Born in February 1749 at Gibraltar, he was the eldest son of Richard Dacres, the secretary to the Gibraltar garrison, and of his wife Mary Bateman. He was the brother of Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Dacres, father of Captain Barrington...

Sir Archibald Dickson

Sir Archibald Dickson n.b There is a great deal of confusion surrounding the careers of Archibald and William Dickson during the period 1776-81. I am confident that having interrogated National Archive records on-line (and also taken into account William Dickson?s...

Henry Davis

Henry Davis Died 1776. He was commissioned lieutenant on 24 September 1756 and promoted commander on 20 June 1765, later commanding the sloop Hunter out of Liverpool. He was further posted captain on 26 May 1768, and from 1772-4 he had the Seaford 20, serving off the...

Henry Duncan

Henry Duncan 1739-1814. He was born in Dundee Scotland on 24 January 1739, the son of Alexander Duncan who was the town clerk, and of his wife, Isabel Crawford. Having seen early employment in the merchant service he entered the navy in May 1755 as an able seaman...

Sir Charles Douglas

Sir Charles Douglas 1727- 1789. The third of six sons of a physician, Charles Ayton Douglas of Kinglassie, Fifeshire, and of his wife, Christian Hepburn, he was descended from King James II of Scotland and William Douglas of Lochleven, the 6th Earl Morton.Douglas...