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Como Nicholas Biddle
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Birth: Sep. 10, 1750
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 7, 1778

Revolutionary War Continental Naval Officer. The nine child of William Biddle III and Mary Scull Biddle, he joined the British Navy in 1770. When the Revolutionary War started, he wholeheartedly supported the Patriot cause, and joined the nascent Continental Navy. Given command of the 14 gun brig "Andrew Doria", he participated in Captain Esek Hopkins naval assault on New Providence in the Bahama Islands. He later commanded his vessel off the Newfoundland, Canada coast, where he captured a number of British merchant and transport vessels. In February 1777 he was assigned to command the 32 gun frigate "Randolph". In March 1778 his ship became engaged with the 64 gun British warship "HMS Yarmouth". He was wounded in the engagement, and was being treated by the ship's surgeon when the Randolph's magazine exploded, killing the entire crew save 4 men. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Biddle (1697 - 1756)
  Mary Scull Biddle (1709 - 1789)
 
 Siblings:
  James Biddle (1731 - 1797)*
  Nicholas Biddle (1732 - 1732)*
  Lydia Biddle McFunn (1734 - 1767)*
  John Biddle (1736 - 1800)*
  Edward Biddle (1738 - 1779)*
  Charles Biddle (1745 - 1821)*
  Abigail Biddle (1747 - 1756)*
  Mary Biddle (1749 - 1749)*
  Nicholas Biddle (1750 - 1778)
  Thomas Biddle (1752 - 1775)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Body lost at sea
 
Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Apr 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51444192
Como Nicholas Biddle
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