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Abercromby, (General) Sir Robert
1740-1827. Served in the American War of Independence; was Governor of Bombay and commander-in-chief of the Indian army. Governor of Edinburgh Castle in 1801.

Adam, Sir Charles
Captain, 'Invincible' (74-guns) 1811-13; First Lord of the Admiralty 1835-41.

Aken (Aiken), John
Replaced John Thistle as Master of HMS 'Investigator'. Former mate in the 'Hercules'. Imprisoned on Ile de France with Flinders.

Allen, John
Miner, HMS 'Investigator'.

Auchmuty, (Colonel) Sir Samuel
1758-1822. Served in India 1783-97; Egypt 1801-03; knighted in 1803; commander-in-chief at Madras from 1810 and captured Java from the Dutch in 1811. Commander-in-chief of the Irish forces from 1821.

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