John Halsted

John Halsted 1768-1830. He was born at Gosport, Hampshire, the third son of Captain William Anthony Halsted, and of his wife Mary Frankland. He was the brother of Lieutenant Charles Halsted who died when the Blanche 32, Captain Samuel Uppleby, was lost with all hands...

John Harper

John Harper 1772-1855. Harper was born on 18 September 1772 at Chatham, Kent, the son of a lieutenant in the navy. His younger brother died whilst serving as a lieutenant of the Lutine 32, Captain Lancelot Skynner, which sunk off the Netherlands on 9 October 1799....

John Hutt

John Hutt 1746-94. Hutt was commissioned lieutenant on 10 April 1773, seeing service aboard the Hind 24 and the Scarborough 20, both commanded by Captain James Chads, the latter of which vessels was employed in North America. He was with the brig St. Lucia in North...

Sir Lawrence William Halsted

Sir Lawrence William Halsted 1764-1841.The son of Captain William Anthony Halsted and his wife Mary Frankland, he was born at Gosport on 2 April 1764. He was the brother of Lieutenant Charles Halsted who died when the Blanche 32, Captain Samuel Uppleby, was lost in...

Peter Heywood

Peter Heywood 1773-1831. Born on 6 June 1773 at the Nunnery, near Douglas on the Isle of Man, he was the fourth son of eleven children of Peter Heywood, the deemster of the Isle of Man, and of his wife Elizabeth Spedding. He was the nephew of Admiral Sir Thomas Pasley...

Sir Samuel Hood

Sir Samuel Hood 1762-1814. He was born on 27 November 1762, the third son of Samuel Hood of Kingsland, Dorset, and of his wife Anne Bere of Westbury, Wiltshire. He was the younger brother of Captain Alexander Hood and a cousin of Admirals Viscount Hood and Viscount...

Sir Benjamin Hallowell (Carew)

Sir Benjamin Hallowell Carew c1761-1834. He was probably born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 1 January 1761, the son of Benjamin Hallowell, a privateer captain who later became the Commissioner of the American Customs Board and died at York in Canada in 1799. His...

Christopher Halliday

Christopher Halliday Died 1790. Halliday was commissioned lieutenant on 23 January 1778. Serving in the East Indies, he was posted captain of the Isis 50 on 9 October 1782 in succession to Captain Hon. Thomas Charles Lumley who was killed at the Battle of Trincomale...

Charles Hughes

Charles Hughes Hughes was commissioned lieutenant on 7 November 1774, and by the end of 1780 had become the first lieutenant of the Seahorse 24, Captain John Panton, serving in the East Indies. Early in the following year he brought her into Bombay after Panton had...

Lord John Augustus Hervey

Lord John Augustus Hervey 1757-1796. Born on 1 January 1757, he was the eldest son of Frederick 4th Earl of Bristol and Bishop of Derry, and of his wife Elizabeth Davers. Hervey initially went to sea under the patronage of his uncle, Commodore Lord John Augustus...

Sir Richard Hughes

Sir Richard Hughes c1729-1812. He was the elder son of Captain Sir Richard Hughes and the grandson of Captain Richard Hughes, both of whom served as the commissioner of Portsmouth Dockyard. His mother was Joanne Collyer, and he was also a distant cousin of Admiral Sir...

Alexander Hood

Alexander Hood 1758-98. He was born on 23 April 1758 and baptised at Netherbury in Dorset, the second son of Samuel Hood of Kingsland, Dorset, who had been a naval purser, and of his wife Anne Bere. He was the younger brother of Lieutenant Arthur Hood, who was lost in...

Edward Herbert

Edward Herbert c1758-1820. He was the natural child of John Nott of Braydon and Beata Price or Harbert, and the half brother of Captain John Neale Pleydell Nott who was fatally wounded whilst commanding the Centaur 74 at the Battle of Fort Royal on 29 April 1781....

Sir Francis John Hartwell

Sir Francis John Hartwell 1757-1831. He was born on 15 February 1757, the third son of Captain Broderick Hartwell who became the lieutenant-governor of Greenwich Hospital, and of his wife Rebecca Collins. Hartwell was commissioned lieutenant on 7 July 1775. Towards...

Sir George Home

Sir George Home 1740-1803. He was the only son of Sir James Home of Blackadder, 6th Baronet, and of his wife, Catherine Livingstone. On 28 March 1755 Home became the 7th Baronet Home of Blackadder, Berwickshire, following the death of his father. He was commissioned...

John Holloway

John Holloway 1747-1826. He was born 25 January 1747 at Wells in Somerset, the son of Robert Holloway. In 1760 Holloway entered the service aboard the Antelope 50, Captain James Webb, going out to Newfoundland in the following year with Captain Thomas Graves, who had...

John Harvey

John Harvey 1740-94. He was born on 9 July 1740 at Elmton, Kent, the third son of Richard Harvey and his wife Elizabeth Nicholls of Eastry, Kent. He was the brother of Admiral Sir Henry Harvey, and the father of Admiral Sir John Harvey and Admiral Sir Edward Harvey....

Roddam Home

Roddam Home Died 1801. He was the son of Rev William Home of Fogo in Berwickshire, and of his wife, Mary Roddam. Home was commissioned lieutenant on 21 November 1772. During the summer of 1777 he commanded the schooner Egmont off the Newfoundland Banks, and after...

Broderick Hartwell

Broderick Hartwell Died 1784. The son of the Reverend Barry Hartwell of County Cork, and of his wife, Mary Spierin, he was the father of Captain Sir Francis John Hartwell. Hartwell was commissioned lieutenant on 12 June 1741 and spent some time in 1746 aboard the...

John Howorth

John Howorth c1728- 1801. Howorth was commissioned lieutenant on 4 January 1757, and during 1772-3 served in this rank aboard Vice-Admiral Thomas Pye’s flagship at Portsmouth, the Barfleur 98, Captain Edward Vernon. In 1776 he was serving as a lieutenant aboard the...

Tyringham Howe

Tyringham Howe Died 1783. He was the second of five sons of William Howe of Mislethorne, Essex, and of his wife Millicent Stephens. His older brother, Captain William Howe of the navy, died in 1760, and he was the nephew of the influential First Secretary to the...

Charles Powell Hamilton

Charles Powell Hamilton 1747-1825. He was born on 26 December 1747, the third and youngest son of Lord Anne Hamilton, who was named after his godmother, Queen Anne, and of his wife, Anna Charlotta Maria Powell. He was the grandson of the 4th Duke of Hamilton, and the...

Sir Charles Hardy

Sir Charles Hardy @1714-80. He was born at Portsmouth, the son of Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Hardy who died in 1744, and of his wife, Elizabeth Burchett, the daughter of an M.P. He was the elder brother of John Hardy who commanded the Torrington in 1745-6 and retired as...

Sir Alexander Hood Viscount Bridport

Sir Alexander Arthur Hood 1st Viscount Bridport 1726-1814. He was born at Thorncombe, near Axminster, on 2 December 1726, the second son of the Reverend Samuel Hood, vicar of Butleigh in Somerset, and of his wife Mary Hoskins. He was the younger brother of Samuel,...

Sir Edward Hughes

Sir Edward Hughes c1716-94. He was born at Hertford, the son of an alderman, Edward Hughes, and of his wife, Elizabeth Chichele. On 4 January 1735 Hughes entered the navy aboard the newly commissioned Dunkirk 60, bearing the broad pennant of Commodore Digby Dent and...

Sir John Hamilton

Sir John Hamilton 1726- 1784. Of Scottish descent, he was the son of John Hamilton and his wife, Mary Wright, and was the father of Admirals Sir Charles and Sir Edward Hamilton. He was commissioned lieutenant on 11 January 1747, promoted commander on 7 April 1762, and...

James Hawker

James Hawker @1730-1786. He was the son of a Plymouth wine merchant and his wife, the daughter of a local alderman. He became the father of Admiral Edward Hawker and the brother-in-law of Rear-Admiral Lucius O’Bryen. Hawker entered the navy in 1743 aboard the...

Harry Harmood

Harry Harmood 1739-1809. Having graduated from the Naval Academy at Portsmouth, Harmood was commissioned lieutenant on 19 February 1759 and appointed to the Aquilon 28, Captain Chaloner Ogle. In 1771 he became the first lieutenant of the Arethusa 32, Captain Andrew...

Benjamin Hill

Benjamin Hill Died 1785. Hill was commissioned lieutenant on 31 March 1760, and during 1765 he served aboard the Achilles 60, Captain Lord William Campbell. He was promoted commander on 18 March 1777, but in November his command, the recently refitted armed ship Earl...