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Gambier, James Gambier, first Lord, second son of James Gambier, Lieutenant-Governor of the Bahamas, was born in the Bahamas in 1756, and, as a commander, was captured in the Thunder, bomb, by the French in 1778. In the same year be was posted, and as captain of the Raleigh, 32, served ashore at the reduction of Charleston in 1780. He commanded the Defence, 74, on the Glorious First of June, 1794, and became a rear-admiral in 1795. a vice-admiral in 1799. an admiral in 1805, and Admiral of the Fleet in 1830. He was made Governor of. and commander-in-chief at, Newfoundland in 1802. He effected the seizure of the Danish fleet in 1807. and was for this service created a baron of the United Kingdom; and he was commander-in-chief in the Channel when, in 1809, Lord Cochrane made his splendid attack upon the French ships in Basque Road. He relinquished this post in 1811. In 1814 he was one of the commissioners appointed to treat at Ghent for peace with the United States. In 1815 he was made a G.C.B., and for many years he had a seat at the Board of Admiralty. He died in 1833.