Francis Reynolds-Moreton, 3rd Baron Ducie
Francis Reynolds-Moreton, 3rd Baron Ducie (28 March 1739 – 19 August 1808) was a British politician and naval officer.
He served in the Royal Navy, being commissioned lieutenant with a date of seniority of 12 April 1762. By the outbreak of the American War of Independence he had been promoted Captain and was stationed in the West Indies in command of HMS Monarch. He commanded Monarch during the Battle of the Chesapeake in September 1781 and remained with her throughout 1782 and saw action during the Capture of Sint Eustatius, the Battle of Saint Kitts, the Battle of the Saintes and, the Battle of the Mona Passage.
He married twice. Firstly in 1774 to Mary Purvis of Shepton Mallet, by whom he had two sons: his heir Thomas, and Augustus John, who became a Lieutenant colonel in the 1st Foot Guards. After Mary's death, he remarried in 1791 to Sarah Child, widow of the London banker Robert Child.
- The official baronage of England, vol. 1
- Heffernan. Stove by a Whale. p. 80.
- Burke, John (1832). A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. London: H. Colburn and R. Bentley. p. 396.
- Heffernan, Thomas Farel (1990). Stove by a Whale: Owen Chase and the Essex. Wesleyan University Press. ISBN 0-8195-6244-0.
|Parliament of Great Britain|
| Member of Parliament for Lancaster
With: Abraham Rawlinson
Sir George Warren
|Peerage of Great Britain|
| Baron Ducie
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