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James Burney
(1750-1821)

James Burney was born in London in 1750 and died on 17 Nov 1821. He served in the Royal Navy.

Ranks:

Capt (1782)

Ship Ranks:

First Lieutenant on the Discovery

Notes:

Elder brother of writer Fanny Burney

As First Lieutenant of Discovery, he took part in James Cook's third voyage around the world.
As Captain of Bristol, 50, he took part in the Battle of Cuddalore (20 Jun 1783).

Manuscripts:

A Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean. 5 volumes. (1803-1817)
1816. History of the Buccaneers of America. Note: Originally published as part of A Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean.

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