Benbow, John (1653-1702)

Benbow, John, admiral, was born, the son of a Shrewsbury tanner, 10th March 1653. He entered the navy m 1678, and by 1696 had risen to be rear-admiral. In the West Indies, on 19th August 1702 he came up with a superior French force under Du Casse. For four days he kept up a running light, almost deserted by the rest of his squadron until his right leg smashed by a chain-shot, he was forced to return to Jamaica, where he died at Port Royal, 4th November.
1. Chamber's Biographical Dictionary, Philadelphia, 1926, page 88.

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