Barnett, Curtis, approximately 1696-1746Alternative names
Curtis Barnett was a British naval officer in the 18th century. Very little is known about Barnett's early life; he is presumed to have been born in 1696, the son of First Lieutenant Benjamin Barnett. He is known to have made lieutenant in 1718, and gradually rose in rank before commanding his first ship, the sloop Spence, in July 1730. He continued as captain of various ships in several parts of the world, and is reported to have died in 1746 in Madras after a short illness.
From the description of Captain Curtis Barnett letter to Sir Charles Wager, 1730 November 22. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 645502969
- Writing--18th century--Specimens
- Paleography--18th century--Specimens
- Ship captains--18th century--Correspondence
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