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Thomas Pitt
(1775-1804)

Thomas Pitt was born in Boconnoc, Cornwall on 19 Feb 1775 and died in London on 10 Mar 1804 from a wound sustained in a duel. He served in the Royal Navy.

He received the title of 2nd Baron Camelford on 19 Jan 1793.

Ranks:

Exam Lt (1797)
Lt (1797)

Notes:

Shot and killed Lieutenant Charles Peterson during a dispute over who was the senior officer (13 Jan 1798). A court-martial, held at Martinique, acquitted him of all charges.

"Commencing his career in the Navy, there were many germs of promise; but coming in at the cabin windows, and undergoing the consequent indulgences, he became a strange compound of extravagance, kindness, irascibility, and other moral attributes in their very extreme. Vice, however, so far overbalanced virtue, that he was a declared pest to society. Many and violent were the disputes in which he got embroiled, and repeatedly was he indebted to his station and connections for the palliative considerations he received." "A Requiem Upon Duelling" (United Service Magazine, 1848, Part III, p. 533)

Further Reading:

Tolstoy, Nikolai. 1978. The Half-Mad Lord: Thomas Pitt 2nd Baron Camelford (1775-1804). London: Jonathan Cape.

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