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Conyngham, Gustavuslocked

(1747–27 November 1819)
  • William M. Fowler

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Conyngham, Gustavus (1747–27 November 1819), naval officer, was born in County Donegal, Ireland, the son of Gustavus Conyngham and a cousin of the elder Conyngham, whose maiden name was also Conyngham (first name unknown). In 1763 Conyngham immigrated to Philadelphia and settled in that city with his parents. He shipped in the coastal trade to the West Indies and by the eve of the Revolution he was master of a small vessel. In 1773 he married Ann Hockley, daughter of a Philadelphia merchant; they had no children. Early in the fall of 1775 Conyngham, in command of the ...

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