Sir Frescheville Holles(1641-1672), Captain in the Navy
Sitter in 4 portraits
A gentleman-captain. Son of the antiquary Gervase Holles. Commissioned in the navy during the Second Dutch War and lost an arm in the Four Days Fight. Knighted 1666 and MP for Grimsby, 1667 where he was critical of the Navy Board; he commanded the Henrietta (1666) and the Cambridge (1672). Holles was killed in action at Sole Bay and was buried in Westminster Abbey.
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