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Wim van der Meij   Link to this

Edward Spragge, knighted for his gallant conduct as a captain in the first sea-fight with the Dutch in 1665. After rendering many important naval services to his country, he was unforunately drowned on 11th August 1673, whilst passing in a boat to the Royal Carles, from his own ship, which had been disabled in the action with Van Tromp. He lies buried in Westminster Abbey without any memorial. (Warrington)

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