Person:William Hoste (1)

Captain Sir William Hoste, 1st Baronet
Facts and Events
Name Captain Sir William Hoste, 1st Baronet
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 26 Aug 1780 Ingoldisthorpe, Norfolk, England
Marriage 17 Apr 1817 to Lady Harriott Walpole
Death[1][2] 6 Dec 1828 London, London, England
Reference Number? Q6961359?

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Sir William Hoste, 1st Baronet KCB RN (26 August 1780 – 6 December 1828), Royal Navy captain, was the son of Dixon Hoste, rector of Godwick and Tittleshall in Norfolk. He was born at Ingoldisthorpe, and the family later moved to Godwick Hall, east of Tittleshall, which was leased from Thomas Coke, who later became the 1st Earl of Leicester, of Holkham Hall.

Although, perhaps best known as one of Lord Nelson's protégés, Hoste was one of the great frigate captains of the Napoleonic wars, taking part in six major actions including the capture of a heavily fortified port. He was however absent from Trafalgar having been sent with gifts to the Dey of Algiers.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Captain Sir William Hoste, 1st Bt., in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  2. 2.0 2.1 William Hoste, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.