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Thompson, Sir Charles, first baronet (c. 1740-1799), naval officer and politician

John Knox Laughton and Tom Wareham

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/27257

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Thompson, Sir Charles, first baronet (c. 1740-1799), naval officer and politician, is thought to have been the illegitimate son of Norborne Berkeley, later Baron Botetourt (1717?-1770), of Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire, governor of Virginia. He first went to sea in a merchant ship but in 1755, shortly before the outbreak of ...

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