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Peter Leech
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This is the first Post Captains uniform which was introduced in 1748 and replaced in 1767, so it’s between those dates. You could get if he was above or below 3 years seniority from the details on the waistcoat, but obviously the waistcoat is hidden in this portrait and off the top of my head I don’t think there was any difference between under and over three years seniority at this point on the coat.

A quick look at three decks for his service history suggests that he was promoted captain in 1746, and promoted to admiral in 1770, so unfortunately that actually only narrows it down by not being between 1746-1748, and not being 1767-1770. (https://threedecks.org/index.php?display_type=show_crewman&id=2125)