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So glad I read this!!!! Going to try to keep this in mind amidst all of the chaos that's soon going to be here!!!

Captain Maurice Suckling, 1725-1778 - National Maritime MuseumNelson owed his entry into the Navy to the influence of his uncle Maurice Suckling, his mother’s brother, captain of the 64-gun ship ‘Raisonnable’ when he joined in 1771.

Reverend Maurice Suckling, grandfather of Lord Nelson - British School - National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.

Admiral Nelson's hangar sword. Hanger, which is said to have belonged to Captain Maurice Suckling (1725-1778) and Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805). The hilt consists of a gilt brass, straight stirrup guard of trapezoid section. The guard leads from the pommel via a horizontal cross at the stool to a short upturned quillon with a disc shaped finial. The guard is engraved with the words 'Capt Suckling Comg. HMS Triumph'.

Maurice Suckling, by Thomas Bardwell mid 18th century Captain Maurice Suckling (1726–1778) was a Royal Navy officer who was instrumental in the training of his nephew, Horatio Nelson.

Cribbage board Nelson used before he pegged out at Trafalgar is found in jammed drawer of Victorian desk bought for £30

Cribbage is thought to have been created by the English poet Sir John Suckling in the early 17th century, as a derivation of the game "noddy". Continued...