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Wickes, Lambertlocked

(1742–01 October 1777)
  • Jane Wilson McWilliams

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Wickes, Lambert (1742–01 October 1777), revolutionary naval hero, was born at “Wickliffe,” on Eastern Neck Island, Kent County, Maryland, the son of Samuel Wickes, a colonial planter, and his first wife, whose name is not known. The details of Lambert Wickes’s early life are unclear; what is certain is that he was trained for the sea. By 1770 Wickes was captain of the ship ...

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