Bransby Blake Cooper
Bransby was the son Dr Samuel Cooper, a Church of England clergyman and grandson of Maria Susanna Bransby, the author of several novels. At an early age he resolved to join the Royal Navy, signing on as a midshipman on HMS Stately in 1805. However, he suffered from sea-sickness to such an extent he had to abandon any nautical career.
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