A little BYNG history that I hope is new to you from Wikipedia:
John Byng was born in Bedfordshire, England, the fourth son of George Byng,
1st Viscount Torrington. By the time John enlisted in the Royal Navy in
1718, aged 14, his father George was already a well-established Admiral with
a rising and stellar career, who ever since supporting William III in his
successful bid to be crowned King of England in 1689 had seen his stature
and fortune grow. A highly-skilled naval commander, he won distinction in a
series of battles and was held in great esteem by the reigning monarchies he
served under. In 1721 he was rewarded by King George I of Great Britain with
a viscountcy, and created the 1st. Viscount Torrington...
In 1742 John was appointed to the post of Commodore-Governor to the British
Empire colony of Newfoundland. He was promoted to rear-admiral in 1745, and
to Vice-Admiral in 1747. He served on the most comfortable stations, and
avoided the more arduous work of the navy.
Battle of Minorca, Court-martial, trial and execution
The failure [to win the battle of Minorca] caused a savage outburst of wrath
in the country. Byng was brought home, tried by court-martial, condemned to
death, and shot on 14 March 1757 at Portsmouth, aboard HMS Monarch.
Byng's execution was satirized by Voltaire in his novel Candide. In
Portsmouth, Candide witnesses the execution of an officer by firing squad;
and is told that "in this country, it is wise to kill an admiral from time
to time to encourage the others." (Dans ce pays-ci, il est bon de tuer de
temps en temps un amiral pour encourager les autres.)
# George Byng, one of several Viscounts Torrington, most notably:
George Byng, 1st Viscount Torrington (16681733), British Admiral and
Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy (18621935), British general during
World War I; later Governor General of Canada, in which position he was
involved in the King-Byng Affair, a 1926 constitutional crisis.
# Several Earls of Strafford, including:
Edmund Henry Byng, 6th Earl of Strafford (18611951), president of Middlesex
County Cricket Club.
#family historyGeorgia Byng, British author of children's books.
# The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for sportsmanship in the U.S. National
Hockey League; named after the wife of Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng.