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Colvill, Alexander, seventh Lord Colville of Culross (1717–1770), naval officer

Ruddock Mackay

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/64854

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Colvill, Alexander, seventh Lord Colville of Culross (1717–1770), naval officer, was born in Scotland (probably at Dundee) on 28 February 1717, the eldest son of John Colvill, sixth Lord Colville (d. 1741), army officer, and Elizabeth Johnstone. His family was impoverished and lacked service connections, so ...

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Subjects: Military History ; Naval Forces and Warfare

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