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1753, Jan1805, Jul 24
an English writer and occasional painter. He became a seaman, voyaged to North America, and afterwards, as master mariner in a ship of his father's, to the Baltic. In 1787 he was, on the recommendation of Lord Mulgrave, appointed to the collectorship of customs at Whitby, which office he held till his death. Among his other works, he wrote a play in five acts, dedicated to Lady Mulgrave, and a translation of an account published under the sanction of the National Assembly of France, Whitby, 1802.
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