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John Jervis, Earl St Vincent (1735-1823), born at Meaford, Staffordshire. English naval officer who entered the Royal Navy in 1749 and rose to the rank of Admiral. Commander-in-Chief of the British Mediterranean fleet (1796-1799) and created Earl St Vincent for his defeat of the Spanish fleet off Cape St Vincent. First Lord of the Admiralty 1801. Retired 1811. From 'National Portrait Gallery' by James Jerdan (London, 1830).

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John Jervis, Earl St Vincent (1735-1823), born at Meaford, Staffordshire.  English naval officer who entered the Royal Navy in 1749 and rose to the rank of Admiral. Commander-in-Chief of the British Mediterranean fleet (1796-1799) and created Earl St Vincent for his defeat of the Spanish fleet off Cape St Vincent. First Lord of the Admiralty 1801. Retired 1811.  From 'National Portrait Gallery' by James Jerdan (London, 1830).