Richard Lucas

Richard Lucas Died 1798. Lucas was commissioned lieutenant on 19 November 1778. He commanded the fireship Salamander 8 at the Battle of the Saintes on 12 April 1782, having been promoted commander and appointed to her the month previously. Following the battle he was...

Hon. Thomas Charles Lumley-Saunderson

Hon. Thomas Charles Lumley-Saunderson 1758-82. Born on 3 May 1758, he was the third of seven sons of Richard Lumley-Saunderson, the 4th Earl of Scarborough, and of his wife, Barbara Savile. Lumley was commissioned lieutenant on 3 July 1778 and promoted commander on 25...

Patrick Leslie

Patrick Leslie Died 1783. Leslie was commissioned lieutenant on 23 June 1755, and from April 1763 through to 1765 had the cutter Morning Star 4, serving in the North Sea and initially operating out of Hull. From 1769-71 he had another cutter, the Meredith 6, in which...

Sir Thomas Louis

Sir Thomas Louis 1st Baronet 1758-1807. Born in Exeter and baptised on 11 May 1758, he was apparently descended from the French royal family, being the son of John Louis, a teacher and dancing master who traced his ancestry back to an illegitimate son of King Louis...

Hon. John Luttrell-Olmius 3rd Earl of Carhampton

Hon. John Luttrell-Olmius 3rd Earl of Carhampton 1740-1828. He was the third of four sons of Simon Luttrell, the 1st Earl of Carhampton in the Irish Peerage, who was ennobled after his widowed daughter, Anne Horton, married King George III’s brother, the Duke of...

Thomas Lloyd (1)

Thomas Lloyd (1) Died 1780. Lloyd was commissioned lieutenant on 17 September 1764. Serving on the Jamaican station, he was promoted commander on 10 July 1776 and sailed the sloop Atalanta 14 up the Mississippi. Thereafter remaining off that coast on the lookout for...

Sir John Lindsay

Sir John Lindsay 1737-88. He was the younger son of Sir Alexander Lindsay of Evelick, Perthshire, and his wife Amelia Murray, daughter of the 5th Viscount Stormont. His uncle was William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, who served as the Lord Chief Justice from 1756-88,...

Sir John Laforey

Sir John Laforey 1729-96. The second son of Lieutenant-Colonel John Laforey, the governor of Pendennis Castle in Falmouth, and of his wife, Mary Clayton, his ancestors were Huguenot refugees who had settled in England during the reign of William III. He was the father...

Thomas Lloyd (2)

Thomas Lloyd (2) Died 1801. He originated from Cilgwyn, Cardiganshire. Lloyd was commissioned lieutenant on 26 May 1768 and promoted commander of the fireship Vulcan 8 on 17 April 1778, this being an American prize which he commissioned for the first time. Attached to...

John Linzee

John Linzee 1743-98. He was born on 25 March 1743, the son of Captain John Linzee and his wife, Rose Guisage of Kingston, Portsea, Hampshire. His cousin Susannah Linzee married the future Admiral Lord Hood in 1749. As a young man Linzee served with his kinsman Captain...

Hon. John Leveson-Gower

Hon. John Leveson-Gower 1740-92. He was born on 11 July 1740, the second son of the 1st Earl Gower who served as the privy seal, and of his third wife Mary Tufton, daughter of the 6th Earl Thanet and the widow of the courtier Anthony Grey, Earl Harold. He was the much...

Skeffington Lutwidge

Skeffington Lutwidge 1737-1814. He was born on 13 March 1737, the son of Thomas Lutwidge of Whitehaven and his wife, Lucy Hoghton. He was commissioned lieutenant of the Echo 24, Captain John Laforey, on 25 August 1759, commanded the cutter Cholmondely 4 in this rank...

Robert Linzee

Robert Linzee 1739-1804. He was the youngest of ten children of a mayor of Portsmouth, Edward Linzee, and his wife Anne Newnham. He became the brother-in-law of Admiral Lord Hood through the marriage in 1749 of his sister Susanna. He was commissioned lieutenant on 29...