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
RAdm B (1775)
RAdm W (1777)
RAdm R (1778)
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).
Shankland, Peter. 1975. Byron of the Wager. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc.