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Hosier, Sir Francis, naval officer, born about 1670, became a captain in 1696, and as such performed much assiduous and useful service, chiefly in cruisers. He was made a roar-admiral In 1719, and a vice-admiral in 1723, and in 1726 was sent as commander-in-chief to the West Indies, where the misfortunes of his fleet were unoxampled.

Hosier died of grief and disgust in August, 1727. His merit and misfortunes suggested to Richard Glover the subjeot of the well-known ballad Admiral Hosier's Ghost.