John Lort Stokes

1812–85

Naval officer. Midshipman on HMS Beagle, 1825–30; mate and assistant surveyor, 1831–6; lieutenant, 1837–41; commander, 1841–3. Captain on HMS Acheron, surveying off New Zealand, 1847–51; on half pay, 1851–60; employed surveying the Channel coasts, 1860–3; rear admiral, 1864; vice-admiral, 1871; admiral, 1877.

Sources: DNB Navy list 1847–64, O’Byrne 1849. (See the bibliography for full references to sources)