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Edgcumbe, George, first earl of Mount Edgcumbe (1720-1795), naval officer

John Knox Laughton and A. W. H. Pearsall

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Edgcumbe, George, first earl of Mount Edgcumbe (1720-1795), naval officer, was born on 3 March 1720 and baptized on 5 May 1721 at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. He was the third son of Richard Edgcumbe, first Baron Edgcumbe (bap. 1680, d. 1758), politician, and Matilda (1698/9-1721), daughter of Sir Henry Furnese, ...

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