George Byng was born on 23 Jan 1663 and died in London on 17 Jan 1733. He served in the Royal Navy.
Sons who served as naval officers: John Byng
He received the title of 1st Viscount Torrington and was also known as Baron Southill.
• Tresurer of the Navy (1720– )
• First Lord of the Admiralty (2 Aug 1727– )
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