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Amherst, John (bap. 1717/18, d. 1778), naval officer

J. K. Laughton

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/444

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Amherst, John (bap. 1717/18, d. 1778), naval officer, was baptized on either 6 January 1717 or 6 January 1718 at Sevenoaks, Kent, the son of Jeffrey Amherst of Riverhead, Kent, and Elizabeth Kerrill. His elder brother was Jeffrey Amherst, first Baron Amherst. According to his passing certificate ...

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