Sr. Piercy Brett K.t
Engraving, with large margins. Plate 114 x 77mm. 4½ x 3".
Sir Peircy Brett (1709-1781) of Beckenham, Kent, was master attendant of Sheerness and Chatham Docks. In 1745 as Rear Admiral, he fell in with the French ship 'Elisabeth', which was convoying the frigate on board which Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender, was taking passage to Scotland. In 1766 he was made Lord of the Admiralty, a post which he held until 1770 when he became a vice-admiral. Brett became an admiral in 1778 and was buried in a church vault in Beckenham, Kent.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove.
[Ref: 25382] £45.00