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Royal Naval Biography/Truscott, Francis


Was the fifth son of the late Rear-Admiral William Truscott, and brother of the present Commander George Truscott[1]. He obtained his first commission in Aug. 1800; and served, during the latter part of the late war, as senior lieutenant of the Albion and Ramillies 74’s, commanded by Captains John F. Devonshire and Sir Thomas M. Hardy, on the North American station; where he was promoted to the command of the Manly sloop, Oct. 22d, 1814.

This officer married, shortly after the latter date, Catharine, daughter of the Hon. Joshua Hutchison, one of H.M. Council at Bermuda; and died in Bury Street, St. James’s, London, Dec. 29th, 1827.