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Gower, Sir Erasmus (1742–1814), naval officer and colonial governor

W. A. B. Douglas

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/11171

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Gower, Sir Erasmus (1742–1814), naval officer and colonial governor, was born on 3 December 1742, eldest of the nineteen children of Abel Gower of Glandovan, Pembrokeshire, and his wife, Laetitia Lewes, only daughter of the Revd Erasmus Gower. 'Destined for the sea', he sailed in 1755 as captain's servant with his uncle ...

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Subjects: Military History ; Naval Forces and Warfare ; US Politics ; US Colonial and Revolutionary History ; Colonialism and Imperialism

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