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Royal Naval Biography/Chesshyre, John

[Post-Captain of 1799.]

This officer was made a Lieutenant July 24, 1781; Commander in 1794; and Post-Captain Dec. 26, 1799. He commanded the Plover sloop of war, and captured l’Erin-go-Brah, French privateer, of 10 guns and 45 men, in the North Sea, Oct. 28, 1798. During part of the late war we find him employed in the Sea Fencible service.

Agents.– Messrs. Cooke, Halford, and Son.