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Brenton, (1) Sir Jahleel, British naval officer, was born in 1770, and became a lieutenant in 1790. He served in the Barfleur, 98, at the battle off Cape St. Vincent in 1797. He was promoted to the rank of commander in 1799 and to that of captain in 1800, and in 1801 was Sir James Saumarez's flag-captain in the Caesar, 80, in the actions of the 6th and 12th of July. Two years later he had the misfortune to be wrecked in the Minerve, and taken prisoner, but, having been exchanged and appointed to the Spartan, he won in her a notable action with the Ceres and consorts in the Bay of Naples in 1810. In this gallant affair he was wounded. He was made a baronet in 1812, a rear-admiral in 1830, and a vice-admiral in 1840, and died in 1842. (2) His brother, Edward Pelham, naval officer and historian, was born in 1774, became a captain in 1808, and died in 1839. His Naval History of Great Britain from 1783 to 1822 was published in 1823, and his Life of St. Vincent in 1838. These officers were the sons of Rear-Admiral Jahleel Brenton, who died in 1802.