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Title: Types of naval officers drawn from the history of the British Navy : with some account of the conditions of naval warfare at the beginning of the eighteenth century, and of its subsequent development during the sail period
Year: 1913 (1910s)
Authors: Mahan, A. T. (Alfred Thayer), 1840-1914
Subjects: Hawke, Edward Hawke, Baron, 1705-1781 Rodney, George Brydges Rodney, Baron, 1719-1792 Howe, Richard Howe, Earl, 1726-1799 St. Vincent, John Jervis, Viscount, 1735-1823 De Saumarez, James Saumarez, 1st Baron, 1757-1836 Exmouth, Edward Pellew, Viscount, 1757-1833 Great Britain. Royal Navy Great Britain. Royal Navy
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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namesof British seamen show the compositeorigin of their nation. As the Danes afterthe day of Copenhagen, to them both gloriousand disastrous, claimed that in Nelson theyhad been vanquished by a man of their ownblood, descended from their Viking forefathers;as Collingwood and Troubridge indicate theEnglish descent of the two closest associates ofthe victor of Trafalgar; so Saumarez and thehero of this sketch, whose family name wasPellew, represent that conquering Norman racewhich from the shores of the Northern oceancarried terror along the coasts of Europe andthe Mediterranean, and as far inland as theirlight keels could enter. After the great warsof the French Revolution and the Battle ofAlgiers, when Lord Exmouth had won his renownand his position had been attained, kinship withhim was claimed by a family still residing in Nor-mandy, where the name was spelled Pelleu.Proof of common origin was offered, not only inthe name, but also in the coat of arms. Edward Pellew, Lord Exmouth.
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Pellew 429 In England, the Pellew family was settled inthe extreme southwest, in Cornwall and Devon-shire, counties whose nearness to the greatAtlantic made them the source of so much ofthe maritime enterprise that marked the reign ofElizabeth. Lord Exmouths grandfather was aman of wealth; but, as he left many children,the juniors had to shift for themselves, and theyoungest son, Samuel Pellew, the father of theadmiral, at the time of the latters birth com-manded a post-office packet on the Dover sta-tion. He accordingly made the town of thatname the home of his wife and children; andthere Edward, the second of his four sons, wasborn, April 19, 1757. Their mother was thedaughter of a Jacobite gentleman, who had beenout for the Pretender in 1715,—a fact whichprobably emphasized the strong Hanoverian sym-pathies of Samuel Pellew, whose habit was tomake his children, every Sunday, drink KingGeorges health upon their knees. In 1765, when the future admiral was onlyeight years old, his f
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