Excerpt from Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution, Vol. 2 of 2: With an Historical Essay Laforey, Sir Francis, Baronet, K. C. B. Admiral in the British Navy. His great-grandfather was of a ble family in Poitou, and went to England with King William the Third. Sir Francis himself was born in Virginia, and entered the service during the Revolution. In 1791 he attained the rank of Commander, and in 1793, that of Captain. On the increase of the Order of the Bath, in 1815, he was minated a K. C. B. He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral in 1819, and of Admiral, in 1832. While employed at sea, he captured two French frigates; and, in command of the Spartiate of 74 guns, was engaged in the memorable battle of Trafalgar. His last duty seems to have been on the Barbadoes station as Commander-in-Chief. He died in England, in 1835, unmarried, and left heir to the Baronetcy. His sister married Captain A. J. P. Molloy, of the Royal Navy. Lamb, Walter. Of North Carolina. In December, 1775, he was brought before the Council by a zealous Whig, who prayed that he might receive condign punishment. But the judgment of the Council was, that the Whig should keep Lamb, and produce him for trial before the Committee of Safety for the District of Halifax. Lambden, Thomas. Of Worcester County, Maryland. The Committee of that county published him as an enemy to his country, June, 1775. It appears that he was Crier of the Court. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.