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ROUS, John, naval officer, born probably in Massachusetts; died in Portsmouth, England, 3 April. 1760. He had command of the expedition from Massachusetts that in 1744 cut out a fleet of French vessels from the harbor of Fishotte, Newfoundland, and laid waste all the French posts on that coast. In 1745 he had "' The Shirley" in [he expedition against Cape Breton, and assisted in tile capture of tile French frigate " Vigilant" as she was approaching tile coast. After tile reduction of Louisburg he was sent to England with despatches, and for his services was commissioned, on 24 September, 1745, royal post-captain. He commanded the fleet that conveyed the expedition against the French in the Bay of Pundy, and afterward destroyed their forts and houses on St. John's river. Two years later he had the frigate "Winchelsea" in the unsuccessful expedition against Louisburg, but was successful in the capture of a French sloop of sixteen guns after a stout resistance. Subsequently he had command of the "Sutherland," with which he participated in 1758 in the siege of Louisburg, and in 1759 in that of Quebec. Captain Rous was a member of the colonial council in 1754.
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