Lestock, Richard, English seaman, was born about 1678, and was posted in 1706. In 1743 he was promoted to be rear-admiral and vice-admiral, while second in command in the Mediterranean. There (1744) he shared in Mathews's unsatisfactory action off Toulon. Mathews suspended him and brought him to u, court martial, but Lestock was acquitted, and was in 1746 promoted to be admiral. He died in December.