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Laforey, Sir John, Bart., British naval officer, was born in 1729. He took part in Keppel's action off Brest in 1778, and in the following year was made commissioner at Antigua. In 1783 he became commissioner at Plymouth, and remained there until, in 1789, he was created a baronet and rear-admiral, whereupon he assumed command at the Leeward Islands. He effected the reduction of Tobago, and returned to England in 1793, but in 1795, immediately after his promotion to be admiral, was reappointed. He died in 1796. His son, Sir Francis, born in 1767, was also a distinguished officer. He died an admiral in 1835.

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