Duckworth (Morphology and Anthro- FIG.
The British resident, Major Missett, having represented the importance of taking Rosetta and Rahmanieh,to secure supplies for Alexandria, General Fraser, with the concurrence of the admiral, Sir John Duckworth, detached the 31st regiment and the Chasseurs Britanniques, accompanied by some field artillery under Major-General Wauchope and Brigadier-General Meade, on this service; and these troops entered Rosetta without encountering any opposition; but as soon as they had dispersed among the narrow streets, the garrison opened a deadly fire on them from the latticed windows and the roofs of the houses.
SIR JOHN THOMAS DUCKWORTH (1748-1817), British admiral, was born at Leatherhead, in Surrey, on the 28th of February 1748.
Sir John Duckworth sat in parliament for some time as member for New Romney.
Duckworth, The Church of Cyprus (London, 1900); J.