Wednesday, January 05, 2005

English Captain: John Burley

John Burley served the navy of King Charles I, and in the navy during the Civil War. In 1636, he commanded the 6th Rate 5th Whelp. In 1638, he commanded the 6th Rate 6th Whelp. In 1639, he commanded the 6th Rate 2nd Whelp. In 1642, he commanded the 3rd Rate Antelope, when he was in the Summer Guard. He was a Royalist, and was executed by the Parliament in 1647. Sources:
  1. R. C. Anderson, List of English Naval Captains 1642-1660, 1964.
  2. J. R. Powell, The Navy in the English Civil War, 1962.

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