Naval officer; born in Cornwall, England
, Aug. 19, 1711; son of Viscount Falmouth
; was made a captain in the royal navy in March, 1737.
Distinguished at Porto Bello and Carthagena
, he was promoted to the command of a 60-gun ship in 1744, in which he took the Media
He signalized himself under Anson in the battle off Cape Finisterre
in 1747, and against the French
in the East Indies
as rear-admiral the next year.
He made himself master of Madras
, and returned to England
in 1751. Admiral
of the Blue
, he commanded an expedition against Louisburg
, Cape Breton, in 1758, with General Amherst
In 1759 he defeated the French fleet in the Mediterranean, capturing 2,000 prisoners. For these services he was made general of the marines and member of the privy council.
Parliament also granted him a pension of $15,000 a year.
He died Jan. 10, 1761.