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Friday, October 14, 2005

English Captain: Casibelan Burton

Casibelan Burton served in the Restoration navy. The Duke of York appointed him lieutenant of the Warspite in 1666. In 1668, he was lieutenant of the Reserve. In 1670, he was appointed as lieutenant of the Greenwich. In 1672, he was First Lieutenant of the Warspite. He first command was the 6th Rate Drake, also in 1672. Later in 1672, he commanded the Holmes. On 13 November 1673, he was appointed as captain of the Hampshire. Finally, the King appointed him as captain of the Castle frigate on 15 June 1674. He died before 1689. Sources:
  1. David Syrett, R. L. DiNardo, The Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy 1660-1815, 1994.
  2. J.R. Tanner, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Naval Manuscripts in the Pepysian Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge, Vol.I, 1903.

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