Peircy Brett

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Sir Peircy Brett

Sir Peircy Brett (1709 – 14 October 1781) was an officer in the Royal Navy, who from 1740 to 1744 served on George Anson's voyage around the world. During this voyage he was appointed captain of the HMS Centurion. He reached the rank of rear admiral in 1762, and thereafter served on land. In the Admiralty he was lord commissioner (1766–1770), and became a full admiral on 29 January 1778. He was MP for Queenborough (1754–1774). He is buried in Beckenham Church, Kent.


Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Richard Evans
Thomas Newnham
Member of Parliament for Queenborough
with Sir Charles Frederick

Succeeded by
Sir Charles Frederick
Walter Rawlinson