Jasper Churchill: another Naval Churchill

By Peter Le Fevre, published February 1990

Abstract

Born in 1659, Oxford educated, Jasper Churchill chose to serve in the Mediterranean flagship at Tangier.   He fought with the garrison against the moors, went on anti-corsair cruises and became second lieutenant of the Bristol.  The commander-in-chief sought peace with the Algerians and Churchill delivered the letter.   The flagship sailed without response, returning six weeks later.  However Jasper Churchill had died, aged twenty-two, and was buried in Tangier.

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Filed under: Early Modern | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Biography | Navies | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers | Strategy & Diplomacy

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