Friday, October 28, 2005

English Captain: William Kempthorne

William Kempthorne served in the Restoration navy. In 1664, the Duke of York appointed him as lieutenant of the Dunkirk. In 1665, he was lieutenant on the Resolution. Later in 1665, he was appointed as captain of the 6th Rate Martin (14 guns). He fought in the attack on the Dutch East Indiamen at Bergen on 2 August 1665. In 1666, he was captain of the 5th Rate Richmond. He was with the fleet in August and September 1666. Sources:
  1. R. C. Anderson, The Journals of Sir Thomas Allin, Vol.I 1660-1666, 1939.
  2. J.R. Tanner, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Naval Manuscripts in the Pepysian Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge, Vol.I, 1903.

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