9 September – On this day

William Bligh was born on this day in 1754 but it is not clear where. It is likely that he was born in Plymouth, Devon, where Bligh’s father, Francis, was serving as a Customs Officer. Bligh’s ancestral home of Tinten Manor in St Tudy near Bodmin, Cornwall, is also a possibility. Continue reading “1754 – William Bligh born”