Sir Joseph Sydney Yorke

Sir Joseph Sydney Yorke 1768-1831. Born on 6 June 1768 at Great Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, he was the second son of the second marriage of Charles Yorke, the Lord Chancellor in William Pitt the Elder’s administration. He was the brother of the Rt. Hon. Charles...

Sir William Young

Sir William Young 1751-1821. Born on 16 August 1751, he was the son of Admiral James Young and of his wife, Elizabeth Bolton, who died in his childhood having also had issue four daughters. His father later married Sophia Vasmer, with whom he had a daughter and...

Sir George Young

Sir George Young 1732-1810. He was born in Painswick, Gloucestershire, on 17 June 1732, the eldest of four sons of the Reverend George Young of Bere Regis, Dorset, and of his wife Eleanor Knowles. His younger brother Robert entered the navy before commanding an East...

Walter Young

Walter Young Died 1781. He was commissioned lieutenant on 1 November 1765 and promoted commander on 28 February 1779. In May 1779 it was reported that he had left the Orkney Islands in command of the armed ship Lion to search for a north-west passage to the Southern...