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John Byron
(1723-1786)

John Byron, also known as 'Foul Weather Jack', was born on 8 Nov 1723 and died in London on 10 Apr 1786. He served in the Royal Navy.

He married Sophia Trevanion on 8 Sep 1748.

Sons who served as naval officers: George Anson Byron

Ranks:

RAdm B (1775)
RAdm W (1777)
RAdm R (1778)

Notes:

Grandfather of the poet George Gordon Noel Byron (6th Baron Byron), George Anson Byron, and Peter Parker

Governor of Newfoundland (1769-1771)
As Vice-Admiral on board Princess Royal, 98 (Captain William Blair), he was in command of the British fleet during the Battle of Grenada (6 Jul 1779).

Further Reading:

Shankland, Peter. 1975. Byron of the Wager. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc.

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