Durham, Admiral (17631815)

Durham, Admiral, entered the navy in 1777; was officer on the watch when the Royal George> went down off Spithead, and the only one with Captain Waghorn who escaped; served as acting-lieutenant of a ship under Lord Howe at the relief of Gibraltar, and commanded the Defence, a ship of 74 guns, at the battle of Trafalgar (17631815).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Durham * Durham, John G. L., Earl of
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Durham, Admiral