Christopher John Williams Nesham

Christopher John Williams Nesham 1771-1853. He was the son of Captain Christopher Nesham of the 63rd regiment, and of his wife Mary Williams, who in turn was the sister of William Peere Williams-Freeman who rose to become admiral of the fleet. He was also related to...

Sir Edmund Nagle

Sir Edmund Nagle 1757-1830. Born in Bloomfield, County Cork, Ireland, he was the son of Edmund Nagle, and a second cousin maternally of Edmund Burke, the eminent politician. He was orphaned at the age of six by the death of his father and was subsequently brought up...

Henry Newcome

Henry Newcome Died 1797. He was the eldest of five sons of Henry Newcome, the headmaster of Newcome’s School at Hackney, an establishment which educated a large number of future members of parliament and other prominent individuals in the Whig interest. His mother,...

William Nowell

William Nowell 1755- 1828. He was the second son of Cradock Nowell, of Nottage in Glamorgan. Nowell joined the navy in 1769 aboard the Portsmouth guardship San Antonio 60, commanded by his patron, Captain Clark Gayton, who helped him achieve various appointments over...

Thomas Newnham

Thomas Newnham Died c1795. Newnham was commissioned lieutenant on 6 December 1760, and from 1769-71 commanded the cutter Hunter 4 off the Isle of Wight, paying her off in July of the latter year. He was promoted commander on 24 March 1779, joining the sloop Star 10 in...

Robert Boyle Nicholas

Robert Boyle Nicholas 1744-80. He was the son of William Nicholas of Froyle, Hampshire, and of his first wife, Harriet Boyle, the daughter of George, 1st Earl of Cork and Orrery. The family was descended from Sir Edward Nicholas, the secretary of state to both King...

Viscount Horatio Nelson

Horatio Nelson 1st Viscount. Duke of Bronte 1758-1805. He was born on 29 September 1758, the third surviving son of Edmund Nelson, rector of Burnham Thorpe in Norfolk, and of his wife, Catherine Suckling. He was the nephew of Captain Maurice Suckling, who became the...

John Neale Pleydell Nott

John Neale Pleydell Nott 1732-81. He was born on 8 July 1732, the oldest of three surviving sons of John Nott of Braydon, Wiltshire, and of his wife Elizabeth Neale. Nott was commissioned lieutenant on 3 July 1756 and promoted commander of the Barbadoes 14 on 7...

Sir Charles Edmund Nugent

Sir Charles Edmund Nugent 1758-1844. He was born on 19 July 1758, the son of Lieutenant-Colonel Hon. Edmund Nugent, and grandson of Earl Nugent. Following his father’s death in 1771 his marriage was declared illegal, and as such Nugent and his elder brother, who...