12 April 1724|
Halnaby Hall, Darlington
9 June 1805 (aged 81)|
Kingdom of Great Britain|
Great Britain and Ireland
Admiral Mark Milbanke (12 April 1724 – 9 June 1805) was a British naval officer and colonial governor.
Born the son of Sir Ralph Milbanke Bt, Mark Milbanke graduated from the Royal Naval Academy, Portsmouth in 1740. He was made Lieutenant in 1744 and in 1746 was given command of HMS Serpent. He became Port Admiral at Plymouth in 1783.
In 1789, Milbanke was appointed governor of Newfoundland. In the years when settlement was prohibited on the Island of Newfoundland, Milbanke did his best to enforce this prohibition. He did so by demolishing buildings, and by limiting the number of Irish people immigrating to Newfoundland. He also refused to allow the building of a Roman Catholic chapel at Ferryland.
Sir Molyneux Shuldham
| Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth
Sir Thomas Graves
| Commodore Governor of Newfoundland
Sir Richard King
Sir Peter Parker
| Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth
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