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IrishBorn Peter WARREN

British naval officer from Ireland who commanded the naval forces in the attack on the French fortress of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia in 1745

Born on 1703 in Warrenstown, County Meath, Ireland

Died on October 29, 1752 in Dublin, Ireland

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He was the youngest son of Michael Warren and Catherine Plunkett, née Alymer (his mother was the first wife of Sir Nicholas Plunkett).

A brother of his mother was Matthew Aylmer, 1st Baron Aylmer (died 1720), admiral and commander-in-chief, had entered the navy under the protection of the Duke of Buckingham, as a lieutenant, in 1678.


Warren signed on as an ordinary seaman in Dublin, Ireland in 1716 when he was 13 years old. He rapidly rose in the ranks, becoming a Captain in 1727. His ship patrolled American colonial waters to provide protection from French forces. He became involved in colonial politics and land speculation. In 1731, he married Susannah Delancey (1707–1771), whose brother James was chief justice and lieutenant governor of the province of New York.

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