Joseph Ellison

Joseph Ellison 1753-1816. He was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the son of a Joseph Ellison. Having lost his father when he was six months old he was adopted by a childless aunt who lived near Portsmouth. He was related to General Cuthbert Ellison.The reporting in the...

John Elphinstone (2)

John Elphinstone 1756- 1801. Born in Peckham, London on 14 August 1756, he was one of six sons of Captain John Elphinstone and of his wife, Amelia Warburton. His brothers Thomas and Robert-Phillip both reached the rank of post-captain in the Navy, another brother...

Sir William Essington

Sir William Essington c1753-1816. A younger son of Lieutenant Claphamson Essington and of his wife Anne Hill, his grandfather was John Essington, the M.P. for New Romney from 1727-8, who was unseated from Parliament by petition and died in Newgate Prison after being...

Alexander Edgar

Alexander Edgar 1736-1817. He was the youngest of five sons and nine children of John Edgar, the Laird of Wedderlie, Berwickshire, Scotland, and of his wife Mary Home. Edgar was commissioned lieutenant on 20 December 1757 and in the following year served aboard the...

Sampson Edwards

Sampson Edwards 1745-1840. He was the son and great-grandson of post captains, the brother of Captain Valentine Edwards, the nephew of Admiral Richard Edwards, and the uncle of Rear-Admiral Valentine Collard. Edwards began his service in 1758 aboard the Dover 44,...

Hon George Keith Elphinstone. Viscount Keith

Hon. George Keith Elphinstone 1st Viscount Keith 1746-1823. Born at Elphinstone Tower near Stirling on 7 January 1746, he was the fifth son of Charles, 10th Lord Elphinstone, and of his wife Lady Clementina Fleming, the daughter and heir of John, 6th Earl of Wigtown....

Michael Everitt

Michael John Everitt Died 1779. He was the son of Captain Michael Everitt 1716-76 of Fareham, Hampshire, and of his wife, Elizabeth Gayton. His younger brother was Admiral Charles Holmes Everitt Calmady, and he was the nephew of Admiral Clark Gayton and of...

John Elphinstone (1)

John Elphinstone 1722-85. He was baptised in London, the only child of John Elphinstone and of his wife Anne Williams. The family originated from Lopness in the Orkney Islands. Having been commissioned lieutenant on 23 August 1746, Elphinstone was serving in this rank...

Edward Edwards

Edward Edwards 1742-1815. He was the fifth of six children of Richard Edwards of Water Newton near Peterborough, and of his wife, Mary Fuller. Edwards was commissioned lieutenant on 7 September 1759 and saw service in the American Revolutionary War aboard the Augusta...

Timothy Edwards

Timothy Edwards @1731-1780. He was the son of the Reverend William Edwards of Nanhoran, North Wales, and of his wife Frances Williams. Having first gone to sea in 1745 as a cabin servant aboard the new Chesterfield 44, Captain William Gordon, Edwards enjoyed further...

Henry Francis Evans

Henry Francis Evans Died 1781. Evans was commissioned lieutenant on 27 September 1762, and in April 1767 was appointed an agent of transports, going out to New York and Philadelphia. He was promoted commander on 12 November 1777. On 29 April 1778 he was posted...

John Elliot

John Elliot 1732-1808. He was born in April 1732 of Scottish decent, the third son and one of nine children of the judge, Sir Gilbert Elliot, and of his wife Helen Steaurt. He was the younger brother of the statesman and philosopher Sir Gilbert Elliot, the uncle of...

Richard Edwards

Richard Edwards @1715-1795.He was the uncle of Admiral Sampson Edwards and Captain Valentine Edwards.Edwards was serving in the West Indies as early as 1731, was commissioned lieutenant on 30 November 1740, and promoted commander on 6 September 1747. He had the brig...

John Evans

John Evans 1717-94.Evans first known service was as an able seaman in home waters aboard the Revenge 70, Captain Robert Trevor, from the summer of 1733 until the summer of 1734 when he moved to the Dunkirk 60, Captain Digby Dent, being taken into the midshipmen’s...