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

J. K. Laughton

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 the Seven Years' War, he entered the navy on the ...

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Subjects: Military History ; Naval Forces and Warfare ; UK Politics

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