Royal Naval Biography/Spread, John Mathias
JOHN MATHIAS SPREAD, Esq.
Was made a lieutenant in 1790; and promoted to the command of the Ratler sloop, on the Jamaica station, June 21st, 1798. He there captured a French privateer of 10 guns and 42 men, in 1799; and a Spanish gun-vessel, in 1800. On the 11th June, 1802, he arrived at Portsmouth with despatches.