George Byng, 6th Viscount Torrington

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Dutch Military Order of William

George Byng, 6th Viscount Torrington (1768–1831) served as a Vice-Admiral in the Royal Navy. King William III appointed the sixth Viscount to the Military Order of William following his command of HMS Cumberland, the ship that returned the King to the Netherlands from his exile in London.[1]

His son, the seventh Viscount, was a British diplomat, who served as Governor of Ceylon between 1847 and 1850.


  1. J.A. van Zelm van Eldik in "Moed en Deugd" page 212 [2003].

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Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Byng
Viscount Torrington
Succeeded by
George Byng