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A NAVAL 



BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIOIAUY: 



COMPRISING 

THE LIFE AND SERVICES OF 

EYERY LIYING OFFICER IN HER MAJESTY'S NAYY, 

TROM THE HANK OF 

ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET TO THAT OF LIEUTENANT, 

INCLUSIVE. 

CompilcTt from ^uti^enttt anK dFatnil^ JSocumenU. 



BY WILLIAM E. O'BYRNE, ESQ. 



LONDON: 

JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET, 

PUBLISHER TO THE ADMIRALTY. 

1849. 



Lonilon : Printed by William Clowes and Sons, Stamford Street. 



TO 

HER MOST GEACIOUS MAJESTY 

THE QUEEN, 

Wbi^ 35tograpgtcaI Btctionars 

OF THE OFFICERS OF THE ROYAL NAVY 

IS, 

BY HER MAJESTY'S AUTHORITY, 

MOST DUTIFULLF DEDICATED, 

BY HEE majesty's LOYAL AND DEYOTED SERVANT AND SUBJECT, 

WILLIAM R. O'BYRNE. 



PREFACE. 



At length, after six years of unremitting toil, mental and physical, I have 
succeeded, to the entire exclusion of every other pursuit, in accomplishing 
an undertaking deemed by all most arduous, by many impracticable; 
disheartening truly in the perspective, but in the retrospect, a source to 
me of sincere gratification and, I hope I may add, of honourable pride. 

That any apology ■will be considered necessary for the publication of 
the present work I cannot believe : it was due to the Service — it was 
due also to the country. To the country, it was due that it should 
be made acquainted with the merits, individually, of men to whose col- 
lective eiforts it is, in the main, indebted for its proud pre-eminence in 
the scale of nations ; and upon whom it must, in days to come, rely in a 
great measure for its permanent security. To the Profession, it was due 
that some exertion should be made to furnish a public memorial of the 
services performed, the dangers braved, the honours attained, and the 
disappointments suffered, by those who have fought and bled in support 
of England's greatness, and who, during a long period of peace, have 
equally maintained her dignity, afforded protection to her commerce, 
and in every way guarded her interests. 

Should any explanation, however, be looked for of the causes which 

have induced a civilian, previously unconnected with the Service, to 

embark in such an undertaking, the only excuse I have to offer is, that I 

perceived the necessity that existed for a book of the kind, and that I 

determined to attempt to supply it. The degree of success I may have 

achieved in the performance of my self-imposed task, it is not for me to 

estimate ; but I can venture to claim credit for the most earnest zeal, 

the most unwearied industry, and the most undeviating impartiality in 

the prosecution of my labours. 

b 2 



VI PREFACE. 

The following pages will be found to comprise an account, more or 
less detailed, of nearly five thousand oflJcers, including all those now de- 
ceased, (in. number upwards of six hundred,) whose names are contained in 
the 'Navy List' for January, 1845. I have not the presumption to anti- 
cipate that I have, in every case, afforded satisfaction. He would, indeed, 
be over confident, and possess but a slight knowledge of human nature, who 
could for a moment believe that it was in his power to please so vast a 
number of persons as those who must of necessity be more or less interested 
in these records. All I can fairly hope, is that the result of my labours 
may be received with general favour, and that the desire I have felt to do 
entire justice to my subject may have proved successful to as great an extent 
as I could be warranted in expecting. A work of this character could 
not have been compiled without an extensive intercourse with the indi- 
viduals to whose professional biography it is devoted ; and it is with pride 
I confess my belief that no public writer was ever more honoured with 
the confidence of a profession than I have been with that of the Navy. 
With many, however, especially of the younger members, owing to their 
absence on foreign service, I have not been able -to communicate ; and 
some there are who, from a too fastidious feeling of modesty, or from 
accidental causes, have left me to my own resources. Whenever such 
difficulties have arisen, I have endeavoured, I trust not unsuccessfully, 
to overcome them so far as increased activity and perseverance could 
enable me so to do ; and to obtain, from sources hardly less authentic, 
the materials of which fortuitous circumstances had deprived me. In all 
cases I have endeavoured to be as correct in my statements and as copious 
in my details as circumstances would permit. 

For whatever errors may have crept, unconsciously on my part, into 
the memoirs of those who have afforded me information, I can only 
express my regret, and suggest as an excuse the impossibility, in a work 
embracing so immense a body of facts, of guarding against occasional 
inaccuracies. But these I trust and believe will be found to be of rare 
occurrence. I shall be equally sorry if faults of commission (and 
faults there must also be of omission) should present themselves in the 
histories of those who have disregarded the applications which I felt 
nlyself bound to make, in duty to them as well as to myself. In the 



PREFACE. 



prosecution of my task I have avoided adulation, and I hope that I have 
in no case rendered myself liable to the charge of having bestowed un- 
merited praise. I have, indeed, as a general rule, confined myself, in 
awarding commendation, to the language adopted in public despatches or 
other official documents ; and in accordance with this principle, as well as 
with a view to rigid accuracy, I have, at no small pains, carefully ex- 
amined the ' London Gazettes ;' affixing in every instance to a memoir, 
by way of note, the date and page of the Gazette in which the officer's 
name stands recorded ; with the single exception of occasions on which the 
captain of a comparatively large ship has obtained mention through the 
capture of privateers and letters-of-marque. With regard to Courts- 
martial, I have, whenever I have found it possible to do so, avoided any 
reference to them ; the advantage to be derived from reviving the details 
of inquiries of this nature appearing to me anything but obvious ; and I 
hope, for the credit of the Service, there are few, if any, of its members 
who would desire to enhance their reputation by recalling the errors, 
often trivial, of their brother officers. 

Important as have been the communications I have received from 
members of the Naval Service, the work would have fallen far short of its 
present dimensions and completeness had it not been for the cordial sup- 
port and countenance with which I have been honoured by the Board of 
Admiralty, who have most obligingly afibrded me access to every record 
in their possession which appeared at all likely to facilitate its progress. 

I have but little more to add : few besides myself can conceive the 
anxiety I feel for the success of an undertaking that has absorbed so many 
years of labour, and upon which so large an amount of capital has been 
expended ; but I commit it with confidence to the leniency and considera- 
tion of the Service, trusting that my readers, mindful of the pains I have 
taken to satisfy all reasonable expectations in regard to it, and of my 
earnest endeavour to perform my task conscientiously and correctly, will 
rather give me credit for ,what I have achieved than censure me for what 
I have not. 

I cannot conclude this notice without offering, in the most unequi- 
vocal terms, my acknowledgments to the present estimable Secretary 
of the Admiralty, Captain W. A. B. Hamilton, for the public-spirited 



viii PREFACE. 

manner in which he entered, from the date of my earliest application to 
him, into my views ; and for the kindness with which he made known my 
intentions to his venerable predecessor Sir John Barrow, and after his 
own accession to office extended to me every facility for acquiring informa- 
tion. The memory of Sir John Barrow, too, I must ever revere, for the 
attention I experienced from him during the latter part of his official 
life, and for the sympathy he expressed, and the interest he appeared 
personally to take, in my labours. To my valued friend John Barrow, 
Esq., Keeper of the Kecords of the Admiralty, I owe more than I can 
well express. I could indeed scarcely find words adequate to convey my 
sense of the indefatigable assistance I have received at his hands through- 
out the progress of the work, and of the benefits I have at all times 
derived from his experience and his highly-prized advice. 

Independently of the Admiralty, I have reason to feel gratified by 
the courtesy which has been exhibited towards me by members of other 
departments of the public service ; and to no one am I more bound by 
obligation, and it is with heartfelt pride and pleasure I record it, than 
I am to William George Anderson, Esq., the Assistant Paymaster-Gene- 
ral, both for the aid which his official position has enabled him to render 
me, and for the acts of personal kindness by which they have been accom- 
panied. 

It would be unjust to terminate this series of grateful acknowledg- 
ments without mentioning the aid I have received from a member of my 
own family, my brother, Eobert Henry O'Byrne, author of the ' Repre- 
sentative History of Great Britain and Ireland ;' to whose affectionate 
zeal and energetic exertions I am indebted not only for the compilation 
of the greater part of the Appendix, but for the collection of a large 
portion of the details on which the work is founded. 



ABBREVIATIONS, ETC. 



G.C.B. 
K.C.B. 
C.B. . 

G.C.M.G. 

K.C.M.G. 



G.C.H. . 
K.C.H. . 
K.H. . . 
Fst.-Cl. Vol 
Sec-Cl. Vol 
A.B. . 
Ordinary 
L.M. . 
F.P. . 
H.P. . 
R. M. . 

ffaytain 



Denotes the officer to be a Knight Grand Cross of the most Honourable Order of the Bath. 
,, ,, Knight Commander of the most Honourable Order of the Bath. 

,, J, Companion of the most Honourable Order of the Bath. 

,, „ Knight Grand Cross of the most distinguished Order of St. 

Michael and St. George. 
„ ,, Knight Commander of the most distinguished Order of St. 

Michael and St. George. 
,, ,, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal HanoTerian Guelphic Order. 

„ „ Knight Commander of the Royal HanoTerian Guelphic Order. 

,, ,, Knight of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order. 

• First and Second Class Volunteer. 

Able Seaman. 

Ordinary Seaman. 

Landman. 

Full pay, or time actually seiTed. 

Half pay, or time unemployed. 

Royal Marines. 

Denotes that the Officer has accepted the Retirement. 



*jf* The signification of the other abbrcTiations used at the head of a memoir will be found in 
I detailed in the body of the memoir itself. 



The ratings of A.B., Ordinary, L.M., Captain's SeiTant, Lieutenant's Servant, &c., were often 
during the war nominally given to young gentlemen on entering the service, owing to there not 
being at the time vacancies for them among the Volunteers and Midshipmen. 



The Full-pay and Half-pay are computed up to the year 1847. 



BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY 



ALL LIVING NAVAL OFFICERS. 



ABBOTT— ABSOLON—ACHMUTY. 



ABBOTT. (CoMMAN&ER, 1841. r-p., 21 ; H-p., 7.) 
Jonas Archek Abbott is son of the late Al- 
derman Abbott, of Dublin ;. and nephew, mater- 
nally, of Vice- Admiral of the Ked Sir Edw. Griffith 
Colpoys, K.CB., who died Commander-in-Chief on 
the North America and West India station, 11 
Nov. 1832. 

This officer entered the Navy, 2 March, 1819, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on l)oard the Newcastle 60, Capt. 
Arthur Fanshawe, bearing the flag of his uncle, the 
late Sir E. G. Colpoys, on the North America sta- 
tion, where he successively removed, as Midship- 
man, to the NiEMEjj 28, Capt. Edw. Reynolds Sibly, 
and Bellette 18, Capt. Geo. Rich. Pechell. 
After an attachment of two years, in that capa- 
city, to the VicTOKT 104, flag-ship at Portsmouth 
of Sir Geo. Martin, and Blonde 46, Capt. Lord 
Byron, under whom he escorted from this coun- 
try the remains of the late King and Queen of 
the_ Sandwich Islands, Mr. Abbott passed his ex- 
amination in April, 1826 ; between which period 
and the date of his promotion to the rank of Lieu- 
tenant, 1 Oct. 1830, he further served, as Mate, on 
hoard the Melville 74, Capt. Henry HiU, guard- 
ship at Portsmouth, and Maidstone 42, bearing 
the broad pendant at the Cape of Good Hope of 
Commodore Wm. Skipsey, and afterwards com- 
manded by Capt. Chas. Marsh Schomberg. His 
subsequent appointments were, on the North Ame- 
rica and West India, Mediterranean, Lisbon, and 
Home stations — on the date of his promotion, as 
above, to the Ranger 28, Capt. Wm. Walpole — 28 
Sept. 1831, to the Spabrowhawk 18, Capt. Thos. 
Maitland— for a short time in 1833, to the Winches- 
ter 52, Capt. Hon. Wm. Wellesley— 15 Oct. in the 
same year, to the THnNDERER 84, Capt. Wm. Fur- 
long Wise— 8 May, 1838, to the Trinculo 16, Capt. 
Henl'y Edw. Cofln— and, 7 Sept. 1841, to the Dido 
18, Capt. Hon. Wm. Keppel. Since his advance- 
ment to his present rank,- which took place on 23 
Nov. in the latter yeax, Commander Abbott has 
been on half-pay. 

He married, 20 Feb. 1844, Mary EIUs, eldest 
daughter of Commander Jas. Agnew Stevens, R.N. 
Agents — Messrs. Chard. 



ABSOLON. (Lieut., 1810. f-p., 36 ; h-p., 8.) 

William Absolon was bom 17 July, 1789, at 
Yarmouth, co. Norfolk. 

This officer entered the Navy, 26 Oct. 1803, as 
Ordinary, on board the BoMOLrs 36, Capts. Wood- 
ley Losack and Thos. Burton, of which ship, sta- 
tioned off Harwich, he soon became Master's Mate. 



Removing, in Jan. 1805, to the Circe 32, com- 
manded successively by Capts. Jonas Rose, Joseph 
Spear, and Hugh Pigot, he assisted at the reduction 
of the Danish West India islands in Dec. 1807, and 
was the first to hoist the British colours on the fort 
at the capture of Marie-galante, 2 March, 1808. , On 
26 Nov. in the latter year, Mr. Absolon was trans- 
ferred with Capt. Pigot to the Latona 38 ; and in 
Feb. 1809, having chased the French frigate La 
Ju-non into the Salutes, was placed in command of 
the pinnace, with 10 men, for the purpose of re- 
connoitering the enemy. Finding it impossible, in 
fulfilment of his instructions, to avoid landing, he 
fell in, when on the point of re-embarking, with a 
strong body of militia, and after a sharp engage- 
ment, in which one man was killed, and a midship- 
man and three men wounded, was forced to surren- 
der, and was sent a prisoner to Guadeloupe. In the 
ensuing May^ however, having been exchanged, he 
rejoined the Latona \ and on the occasion of the 
capture, on 18 June, of La Felicite French fri- 
gate, pierced for 42 guns, but laden with colonial 
produce, was made second in command of the prize.. 
After a subsequent attachment of three months to 
the Thisbe 28, and Barflehr 98, flag-ships in the 
rivers Thames and Tagus of Hon. Sir Henry Edwin 
Stanhope and Hon. Geo. Cranfield Berkeley, he ob- 
tained an Acting-Lieutenancy, 5 Feb. 1810, in the 
MvRTLE 24, Capt. Thos. Innes, to which vessel, 
commanded afterwards by Capts. Clement Sneyd 
and Henry Bourchier, he was confirmed by com- 
mission, dated 9 June. in the same year. He con- 
tinued to serve oflT the coast of Portugal, in the 
Mtktle, until Nov. 1813 ; and being then ap- 
pointed under Capt. Bourchier to the First Lieu- 
tenancy of the Medina 20, sailed for Newfound- 
land, whence he returned in Jan. 1815. From 15 
March, 1821, until the early part of 1845, he offi- 
ciated as an officer of the Coast Guard. He has 
since been unemployed. 

Lieut. Absolon married, first, in 1819, Anne Han- 
sen, daughter of H. H. Dearsley, Esq., of Essex ; 
and, secoiidly, 24 March, 1824, Isabella, daughter of 
P. Webster, Esq., of Craig, in the co. of Forfar, 
N. B., by whom he had issue seven children. He is 
again a widower. 



ACHMUTY. (LnscT., 1819. f-p., 17 ; h-p., 20.) 
Robert Ross Achmuty died 30 Dec. 1844. He 
was son of Robt. Achmuty, Esq., of Dublin ; grand- 
son of the late Thos. Achmuty, Esq., of Brianstown, 
00. Longford ; and a near relative of Lieut.-General 
the gallant Sir Sam. Achmuty, G.C.B. 

B 



ACKERLEY— ACKLAND-A'COURT. 



This officer entered the Navy, 30 Jan. 1808, as 
Third-ol. Boy, on board the Dictatok 64, Capt. 
Donald Campbell ; attained the rating of Midship- 
man 6 March following ; and continued to serve in 
the Baltic until transferred in March, 1809, with the 
same Captain, to the AnDACions 74, one of the 
ships employed in the ensuing expedition against 
Flushing. After further participating in the co- 
operations with the British army in the Tagus, 
Mr. Achmuty, in Nov. 1811, joined the Wahkior 
74, Capts. Hon. Geo. Byng and John Tremayne 
Rodd, under the former of whom we .find him 
escorting the Prince of Orange to Holland in Nov. 
1813 ; and, in the year following, a fleet of mer- 
chantmen to the West Indies. He next served, 
between July, 1815, and March, 1817, as Acting- 
Lieutenant, on the latter station, of the Sabine 16, 
Capts. Wm. Hall and A. Campbell, and Bbiseis 
10, Capt. Geo. Domett ; then returned home in the 
Lady Hamii/ton transport ; and was subsequently 
attached, for short periods, as Admiralty-Midship- 
man, to the BiiOSSOM 20, Capt. Tred. Hickey, and 
Hyacinth 20, Capt. Alex. Ren ton Sharpe, on the 
Brazilian station ; and, again as Acting-Lieutenant, 
to the Salisbury 58, flag-ship in the "West Indies 
of Rear-Admiral Donald Campbell, where he was 
officially promoted to the Raleigh 18, Capts. "Wm. 
Augustus Baumgardt and Geo. Blackman, 13 July, 
1S19. Mr. Achmuty returned to England, and was 
paid off' towards the close of 1821 ; from which 
period he remained on half-pay until appointed, 27 
Dec. 1841, Admiralty-Agent in a Contract Mail 
Steam-vessel. In this capacity he appears to have 
been employed until the date of his death. 

He married, 27 Aug. 1822, Alicia Jane, eldest 
daughter of Arthur Auchmuty, Esq., M.D., of Kil- 
more House, Roscommon, a magistrate for that 
county, by whom he has left issue. Agests — Hal- 
lett and Robinson. 



ACKERLEY. (Lieut., 1822. f-p., 19 ; H-p., 18.) 
Charles Henry Ackerley is second son of the 
late John Hawkesley Ackerley, Esq., barrister-at- 
law, by Elizabeth, daughter of the Rev. John Cham- 
berlayne, of Maugersbury House, co. Gloucester ; 
younger brother of Joseph Chamberlayne Cham- 
berlayne, Esq., of Maugersbury House, who assumed 
that name on inheriting the large estates of his ma- 
ternal uncle, Edmund John Chamberlayne, Esq. ; 
and cousin of Commander John Chamberlayne, R.N. 
This officer entered the Navy, 1 Feb. 1810, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Sheldrake 16, Capt. 
John Thicknesse. In Sept. following he became 
Midshipman of the Adamant 50, bearing the flag 
at Leith of Rear-Admiral Wm. Albany Otway, and 
in that ship and the Daphne 23, commanded in the 
Baltic by Capt. Jas. Green, he continued to serve, 
until the conclusion of hostihties in 1814. During 
the first three years of the peace he appears to have 
been employed in the East Indies on board the 
Iphigenia 36, Capts. Andrew King and John Han- 
cock ; after which (with the exception of an attach- 
ment of three months as Acting-Lieutenant, during 
the year 1821, to the Drake sloop, Capt. Baker) 
he served, until March, 1823, on board the Sir 
Francis Drake, flag-ship at Newfoundland of Sir 
Chas. Hamilton. Having been promoted to the 
rank of Lieutenant on 20 of the previous Nov. 
Mr. Ackerley afterwards joined — 21June, 1824, the 
Wellesley 74, Capt. Graham Eden Hamond, em- 
ployed on particular service— 23 Dec. 1825, the 
Spartiate 76, Capt. Fred. Warren— and, 23 March, 
1827, the Ocean 80, Capt. Patrick Campbdl, guard- 
ship at Plymouth, but afterwards charged with the 
conveyance of the British forces to Portugal, and 
finally attached to the squadron in the Mediterra- 
nean. He was placed on half-pay in May, 1830, and 
has not since been afloat. 

Lieut. Ackerley was presented, 2 June, 1828, with 
the large silver medal of the " Society for the En- 
couragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Com- 
merce," for his safety rods for ships' boats. 



ACKLAND. (Lieut., 1815. ^-p-'J^; =-p-, 26.) 
Edward Ackland entered the Navy, 22 July, 

1806, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Obestes 16, 
Capt Hon. Geo. Poulett, under whose successor, 
Capt. John Richards Lapenotiere, he took part m 
the expedition against Copenhagen m Aug. and Sept. 

1807, and was subsequently employed in the blockade 
of Elsineur, as likewise in affording protection to 
the trade passing through the Sound. In Dec. 1807, 
he joined the Thalia 36, Capts. Thos. Manby 
and Jas. Giles Vashon, with the former of whom he 
proceeded in supposed pursuit of two French fri- 
gates to Davis Strait ; and then, aifter a fruitless 
exposure of several weeks to many^severe hardships, 
and a prolonged stay on the coast of Labrador, re- 
turned to Europe. Continuing to serve in the 
Thalia, Mr. Ackland took part in the expedition 
to Flushing in 1809, and eventually visited the West 
Indies, whence we find him, in May 1812, escorting 
home a very numerous convoy. In the following 
August, immediately on passing his examination, he 
joined the Impeegnable 98, successive flag-ship on 
the Home station of Admiral Wm. Young, and 
of H.R.H. the Duke of Clarence, under the latter 
of whom he brought over to England the Emperor 
of Russia and the King of Prussia. While next 
serving in the Insolent 14, Capt. Wm. KeUy, he 
was promoted to the rank he now holds, by commis- 
sion dated 17 Feb. 1815. Since that period, with 
two intervals, from 15 June, 1820, to 19 Oct. 1821, 
and from 15 Jan. 1831 to 1834, when he held a com- 
mand in the Coast Guard, he has been on half-pay. 



A'COURT. (Captain, 1811. f-p., 1 7 ; h-p., 34.) 
Edward Henry A'Court, born 10 Dec. 1783^ 
is second son of the late Col. Sir Wm. Pierce Ashe 
A'Court, Bart., M.P., by his second wife, Letitia, 
daughter of Henry Wyndham, Esq., of Salisbury ; 
brother of Lord Heytesbury, late Viceroy of Ire- 
land, and of Col. Chas. Ashe A'Court, K.H., one of 
the Poor-law Commissioners ; brother-in-law of the 
Earl of St. Germans, and of the Hon. Philip Pley- 
dell Bouverie, the brother of the Earl of Radnor and 
of Rear-Admiral Bouverie ; and uncle of the Hon. 
W. H. A. A. Holmes, M.P. for the Isle of Wight. 

This officer entered the Royal Naval Academy in, 
Jan. 1796, and embarked, in Jan. 1800, as Midship- 
man, on board the Clyde 38, Capt. Chas. Cuiiing- 
ham. After serving for some time in the Channel 
and off the Western Islands, he became successively 
attached to the Endymion 40, Capt. Henry Gar- 
rett, lying at Portsmouth — Falcon sloop, Capt. 
Henry Manaton Ommanney, off Newfoundland — 
and Pluto, Capt. Henry Barwell, on the same sta^ 
tion. In Jan. 1803, he was appointed Master's Mate 
of the Isis 50, Capt. Wm. GrenviUe Lobb, in tJie 
North Sea.— then, of the Britannia 100, Capt. 
Lord Northesk, at Portsmouth — and, in June of 
the same year, of the Blanche 36, Capt. Zachary 
Mudge. In Nov. following he acquired great dis- 
tinction by a gallant exploit off St. Domingo, where, 
in command of a boat with only five hands, he suc- 
ceeded, after a severe struggle, in capturing a 
French schooner, with a detachment on board, be- 
sides other passengers, of between thirty and forty 
soldiers. Being shortly after that event appointed 
Acting-Lieutenant of the Theseus 74, Capts. John 
Bligh and Edw. Hawker, the subject of tliis me- 
moir, in conjunction with Lieut. Rich. Henry 
Muddle, took command, 31 Jan. 1804, of a body of 
seamen who were landed at Cui'a9oa, and partici- 
pated in the gallant but unsuccessful attack on that 
island. His promotion meeting with official sanc- 
tion 13 Feb. following, he subsequently joined, 
9 Oct. 1805, 15 July, 1806, and 21 Jan. 1808, the 
Mediator 44, Capts. John Seaton and Wm. Fur- 
long Wise, Veteran 64, flag-ship of Vice-Adtoiral 
Jas. Rich. Daeres, and,* as Lieut.-Commauder, 
the Sandwich schooner— all on the Jamaica star- 
tion, where he was confirmed in the command, 10 
June, 1808, of the Shark sloop. In Oct. of the 
same year he removed to the Pelican 18 ; and in 
Oct. 1810, he next joined the Harpy 18, at the 



ADAM. 



3 



Cape of Good Hope ; whence, on his advancement 
to Post-rank, 29 March, 1811, he returned home in 
temporary command of the Owen Glendoweh 36. 
He afterwards ofdciated as Captain, from Feb. 1813 
to Sept. 1815, of the Perseus 22^ on the Mediterra^ 
nean, Newfoundland,, and Halifax stations. Since the 
latter date,, wiih the exception of a brief command, 
in 1835, of the Jupiter 38, he has been unemployed. 
Capt. A'Court, in 182Q, was returned to Parlia- 
ment as member for Heytesbury, which he con- 
tinued to represent until 1831. He has sat, since 
1837, for the borough of Tamworth, in conjunction 
with Sir Robert Peel. On 30 Nov. 1841, he was 
appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to the Queen. 

ADAM, K.C;B. (Vige-Admirai. of the Ked, 
1837. F-P., 33 ; H.P., 24.) 

Sir Charles Adam, bom 6 Oct. 1780, is eldest 
surviving son of the late Right Hon. Wm. Adam, of 
Blair Adam, co. Kinross, Lord Chief Commissioner 
of the Scotch Jury Court, by Eleanor, second 
daughter of Charles, tenth Lord Elphinstone ; 
brother of General Sir Fred. Adam, G.C.B., 
G.C.M.G., Colonel of the 21st foot, Governor of 
the Ionian Islands, and late Governor of Madras ; 
and nephew of Admiral Lord Keith. 

This officer entered the Navy, 15 Dec. 1790, as 
Captain's Servant, on board the Rovai. Charlotte 
yacht, Capt. Sir Hyde Parker, lying at Deptford ; 
and on removing, in 1793, to the Robust 74, com- 
manded by his uncle, the Hon. Geo. Keith Elphin- 
stone, was present, as Midshipman, at the invest- 
ment and subsequent evacuation of Toulon. In the 
Glory 98, Capt. John Elphinstone, which ship he 
next joined, Mr, Adam bore a warm part in Lord 
Howe's action,. 1 June, 1794. He appears to have 
been then successively transferred to the Barflebb 
98, and Monarch 74, bearing each the flag of his 
relative^ the Hon. Sir G. K. Elphinstone, whose of- 
ficial approbation he elicited for his signal services 
as Acting-Lieutenant in command of the Squib gun- 
brig, at the carrying of the important pass of May- 
senbergh, during the operations which led to the 
surrender of the Cape of Good Hope in 1795.* In 
Oct. of the latter, year, being appointed Acting- 
Lieutenant of the Victorious 74, Capt. "Wm. 
Clark, he proceeded to the East Indies, and on 9 
Sept. 1796, participated, in company with the Ar- 
rogant 74, in a long conflict of nearly four hours 
with six heavy French frigates under M. Sercey, 
which terminated in. the separation of the combat- 
ants, after each had been much crippled, and the 
Victorious occasioned a loss of 17 men killed, and 
57, including her Captain, wounded. Mr. Adam, 
whom we subsequently find officiating as Acting- 
Commander and Captain, from Aug. 1796 to Aug. 
1797, of the Swipt sloop, and Cabtsfort frigate, 
was at length, on his return to England in the 
Polyphemus 64, Capt. Geo. Lumsdaine, confirmed 
to a Lieutenancy, 8 Feb. 1798, in his old ship, the 
Barpleur, Capt. Jas. Rich. Dacres. On 16 May 
following, he obtained official command of the 
Falcon fire-ship, but was soon afterwards trans- 
ferred to the Albatross 18, and ordered with 
despatches to the Cape of Good Hope, whence he 
ultimately accompanied an expedition sent to the 
' Red Sea for the purpose of intercepting the French 
in their meditated descent upon India. Being ad- 
vanced to the command, 12 June, 1799. of La Sr- 
BILLE, of 48 guns and 300 men, Capt. Adam, while 
in that ship, assisted at the capture and destruction, 
23 Aug. 1800, of 5 Dutch armed vessels and 22 
merchantmen, in Batavla Roads— made prize, in 
Oct. following, of 24 Dutch proas, four of which 
motmted 6 guns each— and on 19 Aug. 1801, off 
Mahe, the principal of the Seychelle islands, took, 
with the loss only of two men killed and a midship- 
man slightly wounded, after a gallant action of 
20 minutes, amidst rocks and shoals, and under 
fire from a battery on shore, the French frigate La 
Chiffonne, of 42 guns and 296 men, of whom 23 were 
killed and 30 wounded, f On arriving with his tro- 
phy at Madras, he was presented by the Insurance 
* yidf Gat. 1795, p. 1113. f ^. Gaz. 1802, p. 165. 



Company at that place with an elegant sword, 
valued at 200 guineas, and the merchants at Cal- 
cutta also subscribed to him a sword and piece of 
plate. Having at length returned to England, and 
been appointed to the command, 23 May, 1803, of 
La Chifponne, which had been added to the navy 
as a 36-gun frigate, Capt. Adam cruized with success 
in the North Sea and Channel until the summer of 
1805, and on 10 June in that year, with the Falcon 
sloop. Clinker gun-brig, and Frances armed 
cutter, under his orders, after a cha.se of nine hours, 
during which the British suffered some loss from 
the incessant fire of the forts along shore, drove 
under the batteries of Fecamp a division of the 
French flotilla, consisting of 2 corvettes and 15 gun- 
vessels, carrying in all 51 guns, 4 eight-inch mortars, 
and 3 field-pieces, accompanied by 14 transports. 
While jiext in command, from 27 Aug. 1805, to 6 
Apr. 1810, of the Resistance 38, he witnessed Sir 
John Warren's capture, 13 March, 1806, of the Ma- 
rengo 80, flag-ship of Admiral Linois, and 40-gun 
frigate Belle Poule — ^brought a considerable quan- 
tity of freight home from Vera Cruz in Feb. 1807 — 
took, 27 Dec. following, L'Aigle privateer, of 14 
guns and 66 men— conveyed a large body of general 
officers to the coast of Portugal in 1808 — after- 
wards bore the present king of the French from 
Port Mahon to Palermo — and was otherwise actively 
and usefully employed, On, removing from the 
Resistance to the Invincible 74, Capt. Adam com- 
menced a series, of very effectual co-operations with 
the patriots on. the coast of Catalonia, where, and 
on other parts of the coast of Spain, he carried on 
for a considerable time the duties of Senior Officer, 
and greatly annoyed the enemy.* In particular, at 
the defence of Tarragona, in May and June, 1811, 
he highly distinguished himself under Sir Edw. 
Codrington; and in May, 1812, he directed with 
characteristic zeal and ability the operations which 
led to the capture of the town of Almeria, where the 
castle of San Elmo, situated upon an almost inac- 
cessible rock, and all the sea defences and batteries 
which protected the anchorage of the place, were 
blown up.f In June, ,1813, after a siege of five days, 
Capt. Adam took,, .with the assistance of Lieut.-Col. 
Prevost of the 67th;regiment, the fort of St. Philippe, 
in the Col de Balaguer, near Tortosa, armed with 12 
pieces of ordnance, i^luding 2 ten-inch mortars and 
2 howitzers, with a garrison of 101 officers and men.f 
He likewise, while in the same ship, acquired the 
approval of Sir Edw. Pellew, the Commander-in- 
Chief, and of the Board of Admiralty, for the suc- 
cessful manner in which he conducted an important 
negociation with the Dey. of Algiers, having for its 
object a cessation of the depredations which had 
been for some time carried on by that potentate on 
the subjects of the Spanish government. Shortly 
after the paying off of the Invincible, Capt. Adam, 
on 16 May, 1814, assumed the special and temporary 
command of the Impregnable 98, bearing the flag 
of H.R.H. the Duke of Clarence, in which ship he 
landed the Emperor of Russia and the King ot 
Prussia at Dover on the evening of the 6 June, and 
was afterwards present at the grand naval review 
held at Spithead. He left the Impregnable on the 
29th of the latter month, but was nominated, 15 
Dec. following, Acting-Captain of the Royal Sove- 
reign yacht, in which he continued until 7 Feb. 
1816. Being re-appointed to that vessel, 20 July, 
1821, he accompanied George IV. in his visits to 
Ireland and Scotland, and was occasionally engaged 
in attendance on other Royal personages. He was 
superseded in the Royal Sovereign on his promo- 
tion to Flag-rank, 27 May, 1825 ; and, attaining the 
rank of Vice-Admiral 10 Jan. 1837, was subse- 
quently employed as Commander-in-Chief in North 
America and the West Indies, with his flag on 
board the Illustrious 72, from 17 Aug. 1841, until 
May, 1845. He has since been on half-pay. 

Sir Charles Adam was nominated a K.C.B. 10 
Jan. 1835. He represented in parliament from 1831 
to 1841 the conjoined counties of Clackmannan and 

* Vide Gaz. IRll, p. 1587 ; Gaz. ISIS, p. 663. 
t V. Gaz. 1812, p. 1277. J V. Gai. 1813, pp. 1S61-U06. 

B 2 



ADAMS. 



Kinross ; was First Naval Lord of the Admiralty 
from April, 1835, until Aug. 1841 ; * obtained the 
Lord Lieutenancy of Kinross 1 April, 1839 ; was 
appointed in 1840 one of the Elder Brethren of 
the Trinity House ; and since July, 1846, has been 
again employed as First Sea Lord of the Ad- 
miralty. He married, 14 Oct. 1822, Elizabeth, 
daughter of the late Patrick Brydone, Esq., and sis- 
ter of the Countess of Minto. Agent — John P. 
Muspratt. 



ADAMS. (Lieut., 1815. b-p., 7; h-b., 33.) 

Charles James Adams is cousin of Capt. John 
Adams, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy 8 May, 1807, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol. on board the Porcopine 24, Capt. 
Hon. Henry Duncan, with whom he contii^ued to 
serve in the Mercury 28, and Imperieuse 38, on 
the Mediterranean station, until the conclusion of 
hostilities in 1814. During his attachment to the Por- 
cupine, Mr. Adams was instrumental to the cutting 
out, on the night of 10 July, 1808, of a large polacre 
ship of 8 guns and upwards of 20 men, moored close 
to the beach on the coast of Romania, within pistol- 
shot distance of two batteries and a tower, and of 
three heavy gun-boats, to whose conjoined fire, as 
well as that of a body of troops, he was for a con- 
siderable time exposed.f He subsequently, whenin 
the Mercury, in the spring .of 1809, assisted at the 
capture of Capo d'lstria, a town near Trieste, and 
in an attack made in company with the Spartan 
38, on Pesaro and Ceseratico, where the fortifica- 
tions were destroyed, and 25 sail of merchantmen 
taken. "While in the Imperieuse, Mr. Adams fur- 
ther participated in the gallant capture and de- 
struction, 2 Nov. 1811, in conjunction with the 
Thames 32, of 10 gun-boats and 22 richly-laden 
feluccas, defended by a strong tower and two bat- 
teries in the harbour of Palinuro, on the coast of 
Calabria, at which place the British were opposed 
by a land force of 700 men. He next contributed, 
27 June, 1812, to the destruction of a French con- 
voy, and of the batteries at Languelia and Alassio — 
was also present, on 17 Aug. in the same year, in a 
spirited skirmish with a powerful Neapolitan squad- 
ron in the Bay of Naples— and, in 1813-14, wit- 
nessed the capture of Port D'Anzo, and the opera- 
tions against Leghorn and Genoa. He then re- 
turned home on board the Apollo 38, Capt. Ed- 
wards Lloyd Graham, and since his promotion, 
6 March, 1815, has been unemployed. Agent — Jo- 
seph Woodhead. 



ADAMS. (Lieutenant, 1837.) 

George Curtis Adams, born in 1807, is second 
son of the late Henry Cadwallader Adams Esq., 
of Anstey Hall, co. Warwick, by Emma, eldest 
daughter of the late Alderman Sir Wm. Curtis, 
Bart., M.P. ; brother of Henry Wm. Adams, now 
of Anstey, Lieut.-Colonel of the 49th foot, and of 
Capt. Frank Adams of the 28th; nephew of the 
present Sir Wm. Curtis, Bart. ; and cousin of Lieut. 
A. J. Curtis, R.N. 

This officer passed his examination in 1830, and 
obtained his commission 21 Feb. 1837. His ap- 
pointments have since been— 16 April, 1838, to the 
Madagascar 44, Capt. Prove Wm. IParry Wallis 
on the North America and West India station— 24 
Feb. 1840, to the Magicienne 24, Capts. Wm. Bur- 
nett, Fred. Thos. Michell, and Rich. Laird War- 
ren, in the Mediterranean— 9 Nov. 1843, to the 
Albion 90, Capt. Nich. Lockyer, employed for 
some time off Lisbon— and, 2 Feb. 1846, to the St. 
Vincent 120, bearing the broad pendant in the 

Channel of Sir Francis Augustus CoUier. Agents 

Hallett and Robinson. 



* Sir Chaa. Adam was appointed a Commissioner of the 
Admiralty in Oct. 1834, but was prevented by illness from 
taking his seat. 

f rWetiaz, 1808, p. 1439. 



ADAMS, (Captain, 1843. f-p., 32 ; h-p., 9.) 
John Adams is cousin of Lieut. Chas. Jas. 

Adams, R.N. ,^ „ ,. -.ana „„ 

This officer entered the Navy, 8 June, 1806, as 
a Volunteer, on board the Scout 18, Capt. Wm. 
Raitt, under whom, during a period of three years 
and a half, he saw much active service, bore a pa,rt 
in many gun-boat actions, and, among other vessels, 
assisted in destroying. After a sharp engagement, a 
notorious privateer, the Fort cf_ Gibraltar. He was 
also present, as Midshipman, in a very gallant en- 
counter off Genoa between the boats of the Scout 
and a French squadron, consisting of a brig of 20 
guns, one of 18, and seven gun-boats, protected by 
a heavy fire from several batteries on shore, in face 
of which the largest of the enemy's vessels was sunk, 
and the remainder beaten off, with a loss, however, 
to the British of the Master And 11 men killed, and 
upwards of 30 wounded. On the night of 31 Oct. 
1809, Mr. Adams further served in the boats of the 
Scout, and of a squadron under Lieut. John Tailour, 
at the capture and destruction, after a fearful 
struggle and a loss to the Assailants of 15 men killed 
and 55 wounded, of the Armed store-ship Lamproie, 
of 16 guns and 116 men, bombards Victoire and 
Grimdeur, and armed xebec Normande, with a con- 
voy of seven merchantmen, defended by numerous 
strong batteries, in the Bay of Rosas. Removing 
next in succession to the Volontaire and Cam- 
brian frigates, both commanded by Capt. Chas. 
Bullen, heipined in various other cutting-ont affairs ; 
witnessed the reduction of the island of Pomegue, 
near Marseilles ; and co-operated in the defence of 
Tarragona in May and June, 1811. TJntil the re- 
ceipt of his first commission, dated 16 Feb. 1815, 
Mr. Adams afterwards served in the Channel and 
Mediterranean, on board the Bulwark 74, Capts. 
Sir Rich. King and Thos. Browne, Christian VII. 
80, Capt. Henry Lidgbird Ball, and Grasshopper, 
18, Capts. Henry Bobt. Battersby and Sir Chas. Bur- 
rard. .His subsequent appointments were — 31 May, 
1815, to the Ajax 74, Capt. Geo. Mundy — 17 April, 
1819, to the Hind 20, Capt. Sir Chas. Burrard— 
24 Sept. 1822, to the Windsor Castle 74, Capt. 
Chas. Dashwood, of the tender belonging to which 
ship he was for some time intrusted with the com- 
mand — 12 Jau. 1824, AS First Lieutenant, to the 
Grasshopper 18, Capt. John Geo. Aplin — 3 Nov. 
1824, to the command, on the Newfoundland station, 
of the Pelter gun-brig — 1 March, 1826, to the Ea- 
MiLLiES 74, Capt. Hugh Pigot, by whom he was 
also invested with the charge of a tender — 20 Oct. 
1826, and 17 Sept. 1828, as Senior, to the Harrier 
and Childers sloops, both commanded by Capt. 
Wm. Morier, for his exertions in saving the latter 
of which, when nearly wrecked in a violent gale off 
Yarmouth, he received the approbation of the Ad- 
mirality— 4 May, 1829, in a similar capacity, to the 
Atholl 28, Capt. Alex. Gordon, on the coast of 
Africa — 6 Jan. 1830, to the command of the 
Plumper 12, on the same station, where, in a small 
gig with only five men, he gallantly effected the 
capture, 7 Nov. foUomng, of the Maria, of 6 guns 
and 44 men, having on board 512 slaves, and was 
otherwise very successful— 23 July, 1831, as First, 
to the Alfred 50, Capt. Eobt. Maunsell, in the 
Mediterranean— and, 17 Nov. 1834, to the com- 
mand of the Waterwitch 10, in which vessel he 
served under the orders of Lord John Hay on the 
north coast of Spain, and was again successful in his 
anti-slavery exertions on the African station. At- 
taining the rank of Commander, 10 Jan. 1837, Capt. 
Adams was next, on 19 Jan. 1839, appointed to the 
Acorn 16, destined for the same service as was 
latterly the Waterwitch. Returning, therefore, 
to the coast of Africa, he renewed his operations 
against the negro traffic, and during a prolonged 
servitude of four years and eight months, during 
part of which period he had charge of the station 
and squadron at Mozambique, cruized with won- 
derful activity and good fortune. Among the pro- 
digious number of prizes made by the Acorn we 
may instance the capture, 6 July, 1841, after a 
running fight, of the Gahriel, a piratical slave brig 



ADAMS— ADAMSON—ADDERLEY—ADDINGTON. 



notorious for its injury to commerce and the fre- 
quency of its insults to the British flag. Capt. 
Adams' long, arduous, and highly useful services 
were at length rewarded, on his return to England, 
with a Post-commission, dated 18 Dec. 1843. He 
has since been on half-pay. 

Capt. Adams at present holds the civil appoint- 
ment of Slave Commissioner at Loango. Having lost 
his first wife in Sept. 1843, he married, secondly, in 
1846, Elizabeth Hurst, daughterof Henry EUis, Esq., 
of the city of Dublin. Agent — Joseph Woodhead. 



ADAMS. (Lieut., 1815. f-p., 13 ; h-p., 31.) 
John Adams (a) was born 26 Dec. 1781. 
This officer entered the Navy, 9 July, 1803, as a 
Volunteer, on board the Salvador .del Mundo, 
Capt. John Dilkes, flag-ship at Plymouth of Admi- 
rals John Colpoys and w m. Young. From Dec. 1805, 
until May, 1811, he served as Midshipman and 
Master's Mate, on the Charmel, Mediterranean, and 
Baltic stations, of the Formidable 98, Capts. Fras. 
Fayerman and Jas. Niooll Morris ; and he then suc- 
cessively joined the Queen Charlotte 100, Im- 
pregnable 98, and Tigre 74. Of the latter ship, 
commanded in the West Indies by Capt. John Hal- 
liday, he was confirmed a Lieutenant 2 Feb. 1815. 
He was placed on half-pay 26 Aug. following, and 
has not, since been employed. ., 



ADAMS. (Lieutenant, 1829.) 

"WrLLiAM Adams (b) entered the Navy 6 March 
1810 ; passed his examination in 1817 ; and obtained 
his commission 25 April, 1829. He has since been 
on half-pay. 

ADAMSON. (Lieut., 1811. f-p., 23; h-p., 21.) 
John Adamson entered the Navy, 21 June, 1803, 
as Midshipman, on board the Britannia 100, Cap- 
tain, afterwards Rear- Admiral, the Earl of Northesk, 
under whom he fought as Master's Mate at Tra- 
falgar, 21 Oct. 1805, and on the completion of the 
victory was sent to assist in navigating the Serwick, 
one of the captured 74's. While next attached, from 
1806 until 1809, to the Lavinia 40, Capt. Lord Wm. 
Stuart, on the Channel and Mediterranean stations, 
he witnessed the surrender of a frigate and store-ship 
— assisted on different occasions in cutting seven 
merchantmen from under the enemy's batteries — 
was once sent to Malta in combined charge of two 
prizes — and for upwards of two years had charge of 
a watch. Being invested with the command, in July, 
1809, of a gun-boat mounting a long 24-pounder 
forward and a carronade abaft, with a complement 
of 37 men, Mr. Adamson, who did not pass his ex- 
amination until some months afterwards, took an 
active part in all the operations connected with the 
expedition to the Walcheren, and was particularly 
praised by the present Sir Geo. Cockburn for the 
precision of his fire during the bombardment of 
Flushing. After a further servitude in the Formid- 
able 98, Capt. Jas. NicoU Morris, and Victory 
100, bearing the flag of Sir Jas. Saumarez (to a 
Lieutenancy in which ship he was confirmed 6 July, 
1811), he joined, early in 1812, the Hannibal 74, 
bearing the flag of Kear-Admiral Philip Chas. 
Durham, with whom he continued actively to serve, 
in the Christian VII. 80, and Bulwark 74, on 
the Home station, until Nov. 1813. He was then 
successively appointed Senior of the Elk 20, Capt. 
John Curran, lying at Portsmouth, and Favorite 
18, Capt. Hon. Jas. Ashley Maude, in which latter 
vessel we find him returning home from America 
with the ratification of the treaty concluded at 
Ghent between Great Britain and the United 
States, and subsequently employed in the East 
Indies in co-operation with the army against the 
province of Cutch. The Favorite being paid 
off' in June, 1817, Mr. Adamson remained un- 
employed until Nov. 1825, when he obtained an 
appointment as Agent for Transports afloat. He 
continued in that service, commanding successively 
the ViBiLiA, Hope, Cato, and Neva transports, in 
every quarter of the globe, until again placed on 



half-pay, 22 May, 1832, on which occasion he "re- 
ceived a very flattering, unsolicited letter of appro- 
bation from the Commissioner at the head of the 
Transport department. He has not been since able 
to procure employment. 

ADDEKLEY. (CToptatn, 1814. F-p., 15; h-p., 

36.) 
"' Arden Adderlet, whose family is of great an- 
tiquity in the co. of Stafford, is third son of the 
late Ralph Adderley, Esq., of Coton, by Dorothy, 
daughterof Thos. Kynnersley, Esq., of Loxley Park, 
and widow of Thos. Byrche Savage, Esq., of Elmley 
Castle, CO. Worcester. He is next brother of the 
present Ralph Adderley, Esq., of Barlaston and Co- 
ton Halls ; and uncle of Chas. Bowyer Adderley, 
Esq., M.P. for North Staffordshire. 

This officer entered the Navy 4 June, 1796, and 
afterwards served as Midshipman, on the Irish, West 
India, Home, and Mediterranean stations, in the 
Rdssell 74, Capts. 'Sir Henry TroUope and Herbert 
Sawyer, Juste 80, Capts. Sir H. TroUope, Rich. 
Dacres, and Sir Edm. Nagle, Culloden 74, Capt. 
Henry Lane, Tonnant 80, Capt. Edw. Pellew, 
and ViCTOET 100, flag-ship of Lord Nelson. Being 
promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, 6 April, 1804, in 
the Madras 54, Capt. Chas. Marsh Schomberg, he 
next, in that capacity, joined the Superb 74, Capt. 
Rich. Goodwin Keats, and had an opportunity of 
sharing in the action off St. Domingo, 6 Feb. 1806. 
While afterwards serving in the Hibernia 110, 
flag-ship in the Channel of Earl St. Vincent, he was 
advanced to the rank of Commander, by commis- 
sion dated 4 Aug. in the latter year. His subse- 
quent appointments appear to have been — 24 Aug. 
1809, to the Goldfinch sloop, on the north coast 
of Spain— 22 Oct. 1810, to the Echo 18, on the 
Downs station, where, on 21 Feb. 1811, he took La 
Confiancej French privateer, of 16 guns and 62 men 
— and 14 Aug. 1814, to the Crocus 14, in which 
vessel he further captured, in the Mediterranean, 
4 Sept. 1812, the Formica settee, of 2 guns and 25 
men. Capt. Adderley, who was posted, 19 July, 
1814, into the Swiptsure 74, bearing the flag in the 
Mediterranean of Vice-Admiral John Laughame, 
left that ship on her return home in the following 
October, and did not again go afloat. He took the 
retired half-pay 1 Oct. 1846. 

He married Anne, only daughter of W. R. Bish- 
ton, Esq., of Shakerley House, co. Salop. Agents — 
Coplands and Burnett. 

ADDINGTON. (Commander, 1830. f-p., 16; 
H-p., 32.) 
William Silvester Addington entered the 
Navy, 27 Jan. 1799, as A.B., on board the Pene- 
lope 36, Capt. Hon. Chas. Paget, with whom, and 
at intervals with Capts. Hon. Philip Wodehouse, 
Geo. Mundy, and Edw. Durnford King, he 
continued to serve, as Midshipman and Master's 
Mate of the Brilliant, Hydra, Endymion, and 
Egyptienne frigates, until Feb. 1807; during which 
period he was very activelj^ employed off Newfound- 
land, and in the Channel and Mediterranean, in 
cruizing against the enemy, from whom he assisted 
in taking a large number of privateers and other 
armed vessels, and, on one occasion, several richly 
laden Spanish merchantmen. On 12 March, 1807, 
he was promoted (from the Hibernia 110, flag-ship 
in the Channel of Earl St. Vincent) to a Lieute- 
nancy in the Maida 74, Capt. Sam. Hood Linzee, 
part of the force employed in the ensuing expedi- 
tion against Copenhagen. In the course of 1808, 
Mr. Addington joined the Leviathan and Re- 
venge 74'3, both commanded by his old Captain, 
Hon. C. Paget, under whom we find him witnessing, 
in the Revenge, the destruction of the French 
shipping in Basque Roads, and also attending the 
expedition to the Walcheren in 1809. In Oct. 1810, 
he sailed in command of the Orion transport, with 
combustibles intended for the destruction of the 
Toulon fleet ; and from April to Sept. 1811, he next 
had charge of the Delfine fire-brig, in the Adriatic. 
From the latter date he remained unemployed until 



ADDINGTON— ADDIS— AGASSIZ— AGNEW— AINSLIE. 



at length appointed, 2 Aug. 1827, to the Pbince 
Regent 120, bearing the flag at the Nore of Hon. 
Sir Henry Blackwood, in which ship he continued 
until shortly previous to his advancement to the 
rank of Commander, 22 July, 1830. He has since 
been on half-pay, Agents— Hallett and Robinson. 



ADDINGTON. (LiEnTENAUT, 1846.) 

The Honourable Wilmam Wells Addington, 
horn 25 March, 1824, is second son of the present 
Viscount Sidmouth, by Maiy, daughter of the Rev. 
John Young ; and grandson of the Right Hon. Henry 
Addington, who, on resigning the office of Prime 
Minister, was elevated to the peerage as first Vis- 
count Sidmouth. 

This officer passed his examination 20 July, 1843 ; 
was appointed Mate, 4 July, 1845, of the Hibeknia 
110, flag-ship in the Mediterranean of Sir Wm. 
Parker ; and obtained his commission 8 June, 1846. 
He has not since been employed. 



ADDIS. (Lieut., 1811. f.p., 19; h-p., 2,5.) 

Edwakd Brown Addis entered the Navy, 13 
Aug, 1803, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Excellent 
74, Capt. Frank Sotheron, employed in the defence 
of the Bay of Naples ; removed as Midshipman, in 
July, 1806, to the Zealods 74, Capt. John Okes 
Hardy ; and on next joining the Athenienne 64, 
Capt. Robt. Raynsford, was wrecked, on the Es- 
querques Rocks, near Sicily, 8 Oct. following, on 
which occasion the Commander and 396 of the crew 
were lost. He then became attached to the Saturn 
74, Capt. Lord Amelius Beauclerk, oft" Cadiz, and 
on his return to England in the Rotal George, 
flag-ship of Sir John Duckworth, joined, in Oct. 
1807, the Barracoota, Capt. Geo. Harris, under 
whom (with the exception of a brief attachment, 
during the summer of 1810, to the Russell 74, flag- 
ship of Rear-Admiral Wm. O'Brien Drury) he con- 
tinued principally to serve, both in the Barracotjta 
and in the Sir Francis Drake frigate, the last 
two years as Lieutenant (commission dated 9 Aug. 
1811), until June, 1813. In Aug. 1810, Mr. Addis 
ably assisted, as Acting Lieutenant, at the destruc- 
tion by the boats of the Sir Francis Drake and 
of the Belliqueux 64, under the immediate orders 
of Lieut. Joseph Prior, of a French privateer and 
two gun-vessels, beneath a continued Are from the 
batteries of Bantam, in Java ;* and on 23 May, 1811, 
he again served in the boats, and contributed, in a 
most undaunted gallant manner, to the capture, off 
Rembang, of a fiercely defended flotilla of Dutch 
gun-vessels and armed proas. f Being next appointed, 
11 Aug. 1813, to the Dasher sloop, Capt. "Wm. 
Henderson, he served on the West India station, 
-whither he accompanied the outward-bound trade, 
until placed on half-pay in Nov. 1814 ; after which, 
from Sept. 1824 until 1830, he appears to have been 
employed on the Coast Blockade as Supernumerary- 
Lieutenant of the Ramillies and Hyperion, Capts. 
Wm. M'CuUoch and Wm. Jas. Mingaye. Since the 
latter date he has again been on half-pay. - 

Lieut. Addis received in 1842, and still holds, the 
appointment of Crown Commissioner at Port Philip. 
He married, 9 March, 1826, Elizabeth, daughter of 
the late Lieu;. Mc Arthur, of Haslar. 



50, Cai>t. Hon. John Gordon, with whom lie returned 
home from the Pacific in the summer ol lS4b. 



AGASSIZ, (Lieutenant, 1829.) 

James David Agassiz is son of Capt. J. J. C. 
Agassiz, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy 7 May, 1815; 
passed his examination in 1823 ; and was promoted 
to a Lieutenancy, 20 March, 1829, in the Primrose 
18, Capt. Thos. S. Griffinhoofe, on the coast of 
Africa, whence he returned to England in Jan. 
1830. His appointments have since been— 28 Feb 
1838, to the Donegal 78, Capt. John Drake, on the 
Lisbon station— 25 May, 1838, to the Pembroke 72 
Capt. Fairfax Moresby, in the Mediterranean— and 
6 April, 1844, as First Lieutenant, to the America 

* Fide Gaz. 1811, p. 1195. f V. Gaz. 1811, p. S409. 



AGASSIZ. (Ret. Capt., 1840. f-p., 1 7 ; h-p., 50.) 
James John Charles Agassiz entered the Wavy, 
30 Deo. 1780, as Captain's Servant on boaid the 
Lizard, Capt. Edm. Dod, whom, m Oct. 1787, alter 
an interval of five years, he rejoined, as Midslup- 
man, in the Lowestoft frigate. Quitting that ship 
in Sept. 1790, he next, in Aug. 1793, became at- 
tached to the Mentor, Lieut.-Commander Rich. 
Welland. On 23 Sept. 1795, he was promoted from 
the Atlas 98, Capt. E. Dod, to a Lieutenancy in 
the Trident 64, Capt. Edw. Oliver Osbom, and 
while in that ship was present at the surrender of 
the Dutch squadron inSaldanha Bay, 17 Aug. 1796. 
He afterwards in succession joined the Trident 
64, Capt. Edw. Oliver Osbom, Doktrecht 64, 
Capt. Gardner, Tromp, Capt. Billy Douglas, 
Triumph 74, Capt. Wm. Essington, Kite sloop, 
Capt. Chas. Lydiard, Resolution 74, Capt. Wm. 
Mitchell, and Hound, Capt. Geo. Sarradine. On 
21 Aug. 1801, we find him, in conjunction with 
Lieut. Henry Le Vescomte, commanding the boats 
of the latter sloop and of a squadron, and acquir- 
ing the praise of Lord Nelson for his gallantry and 
zeal at the capture and destruction, with but trifling 
loss to the British, of six flat-bottomed gtm-vessels, 
which had been driven on shore near St. Valery, 
and were protected by the fire of a body of military* 
and five field-pieces. After eight months' command 
of the Bold gun-brig, in the Downs and off Bou- 
logne, Mr. Agassiz was promoted to the rank of 
Commander, by commission dated 29 April, 1802. 
His next and last appointments were, 6 Sept. 1804, 
and 22 Jan. 1806, to the Anacreon defence-ship, 
and Rattler sloop, in which latter vessel he ap- 
pears to have been employed in escorting convoys 
to and from Newfoundland and the Western Islands 
until placed on half-pay in Oct. 1809. He retired 
with the rank of Captain 10 Sept. 1840. 

Capt. Agassiz is married and has issue. One of 
his sons, James David, is a Lieutenant, R.N., and 
another, Lewis, a Second Lieutenant, R.M. 



AGNEW. (Lieutenant, 1843. f-p.,12; h-p., 1.) 
John De Coukct Andrew Agnew, born 11 Oct. 
1819, is second son of Sir Andrew Agnew, Bart., of 
LSchnaw, co. Wigtoun, by Madalene, daughter of 
Sir David Carnegie, Bart., of Southesk. 

This officer entered the Navy 15 Aug. 1834; 
passed his examination 21 Dec. 1839 ; and served as 
Mate, on the East India and Nortti America and 
West India stations, of the Melville 72, Capt. Hon. 
Rich. Saunders Dundas, Winchester 50, Capt. 
Thos. Wren Carter, and Illustrious 72, flag-ship 
of Sir Chas. Adam. He obtained a Lieutenancy, 
28 April, 1843, in the Sctlla 16, Capt. Robt. Sharpe, 
on the station last mentioned, where he was after- 
wards appointed, 18 Oct. following, and 23 Feb. 
1844, to the PiauE 36, andEuRY»iCE26, Capts. Hon. 
Montagu Stopford and Geo. Elliot. Since his re- 
turn to England, in 1846, Mr. Agnew has been on 
half-pay. 

AINSLIE. (Lieutenant, 1838.) 

Henry Ainslie, born in 1813, is third son of Sir 
Robt. Sharpe Ainslie, Bart., of Great Torrington, 
CO. Lincoln ; and nephew of Lieut. Geo. Ralph Ain- 
slie, R.N ., who was lost on board the Coubagedx 74, 
in Deo. 1796. 

This officer entered the Navy 20 Oct. 1826 ; passed 
his examination in 1833 ; served as Gunnery Mate, 
in 1837-8, of the North Star 28, Capt. Lord John 
Hay ; and obtained, his commission 30 June, 1838. 
His appointments have since been — 16 Jan. 1839, to 
the Excellent gunnery-ship at Portsmouth, Capt. 
Sir Thos. Hastings— 1 Feb. 1840, to the Cambridge 
78, Capt. Edw. Barnard, under whom he bore a 
part in the ensuing operations on the coast of Syria 
— 10 Feb. 1844, again to the Excellent— and 28 

* f. Gaz. 1801, p. 1036. 



AIRD-AIREY-AITCHISON-AITKIN. 



Aug. 1844, as First Lieutenant, to the Stromboli 
Bteam-sloop, Capt. Thos. Fisher, now employed on 
particular service. Agests— Messrs. Stilwell. 



AIRD. (LlEDTENANT, 1845.) 

David Aird passed his examination 5 April, 
1839 ; and was appointed Hate, towards the close of 
1841, of the Fly surveying-vessel, Capt. Francis 
Price Blackwood, on the East India station. He 
was promoted to the rank he now holds 9 Dec. 1845 ; 
rejoined the Fly, which he had but recently left, 
23 Jan. 1846; and is at present employed in her 
tender, the Bramble schooner, Lieut.-Commander 
Chas. Bampfield Yule. 



AIHEY. (Lieutenant, 1830. f-p., 13; h-p., 12.) 
George Shebbrooke Aieey entered the Navy 
4 April, 1823 ; passed his examination in 1823 ; and 
obtained his commission 10 Feb. 1830. His sub- 
sequent appointments were — 22 Aug. 1831, to the 
Isis 50, flag-ship at the Cape of Good Hope of Rear- 
Admiral Fred. Warren — 16 Dec. 1834, to the Soylla 
16, Capt. Edw. John Carpenter, on the North Ame- 
rica and West India station — and, 23 Feb. 1836, to 
the Howe 120, bearing the flag at the Nore of Hon. 
Chas. Elphinstone Fleeming. He has been on half- 
pay since the early part of 1837. 

Lieut. Airey at present holds the appointment of 
Crown Commissioner at Port Philip. 



AIREY. (Lieutenant, 1815. f-p., 9; h-p., 32.) 
George Taylor Airey entered the Navy, 12 
June, 1806, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Donegal 
74, Capt. Pulteney Malcolm, and on removing to the 
HussAH 3d, Capts. Bobt. Lloyd and Alex. Skeene, 
sailed, after attending Lord Gambler's expedition of 
1807 to Copenhagen, for Halifax and the West In- 
dies. From June, 1810, two years previously to 
which period he had attained the rating of Midship- 
man, he served, until the receipt of his commission, 
dated 17 Feb. 1813, latterly as Master's Mate, in the 
Berwick 74, Capt. Jas. Macnamara, Colossus 74, 
Capt. Thos. Alexander, Bristol troop-ship, Capt. 
Geo. Wyndham, and Podargus 14, Capt. Jas. Wal- 
lis, all on the Home station. He has not since been 
officially employed. 

He now commands the Hon. E.I.C.'s steam-ship 
Pldto. 



AIREY. (Lieutenant, 1829. f-p., 16 ; h-p,, 10.) 
John Moore Cole Airey entered the Navy 1 Jan. 
1821, and passed his examination in 1827. Being 
made Lieutenant, 13 May, 1829, into the Medina 20, 
Capt. Edw. Webb, on the African station, he after- 
wards joined, in that capacity, 25 June, 1831, and 
28 Oct. 1833, the Piulomel 10, and Edinburgh 
74, Capts. Wm. Smith and Jas. Kich. Dacres, both 
in the Mediterranean. Since his return to England, 
in 1837, he has been on half-pay. Agents — Goode 
and Lawrence. 



AITCHISON. (Liect., 1816. f-p., 15 ; h-p., 24.) 
Edward Aitchison was born 15 Oct. 1794. 
This ofiioer entered the Royal Naval College 16 
Feb. 1803; and embarked, 21 Dec. 1810, as a Volun- 
teer, on board the Crescent 38, Capt. John Quilliam, 
vrith whom he continued to serve, as Midshipman 
and Master's Mate, on the Baltic, Newfoundland, 
and West India stations, until April, 1815. During 
that period he saw a good deal of boat service, was 
often in collision with the enemy's batteries, and 
assisted at the capture, 16 Sept. 1813, of the El- 
bredge Gerry, American privateer, of 14 guns and 
66 men. He afterwards joined the Tigke 74, Capt. 
John Halliday, and Ville de Paris and Leander, 
IJearing the respective flags of Admirals Lord Keith 
and David Milne. On his return, in the latter ship, 
from Algiers, where, during the bombardment, he 
had been intrusted with the charge of a boat, for 
the purpose of burning one of the enemy's frigates, 
and had been wounded, Mr. Aitchison was pro- 
moted to the rank of Lieutenant, by commission 
dated 16 Sept. 1816. His next appointment appears 



to have been, 13 Sept. 1819, to the Brisk 10, Capts. 
John Wm. Montagu and Edw. Stewart ; in which 
sloop, of whose boats he had command on the river 
Tyne during a serious dispute between the colhers 
and the civil authorities, he remained until trans- 
ferred, 22 Sept. 1321, to the Coast Blockade, as Su- 
pernumerary-Lieutenant of the Severn 40, Capt. 
Wm. McCulloch. With his name afterwards on the 
books of the Ramillies 74, and Hyperion 42,Capts. 
Wm. McCulloch and Wm. Jas. Mingaye, he con- 
tinued to be employed on the Coast Blockade until 
Aug. 1326 ; but since that period he has not held 
any further appointment. 
Lieut. Aitchison married in March, 1825. 



AITCHISON. (Capt., 1827. f-p., 19; h-p., 20.) 
Robert Aitchison is son of Wm. Aitchison,Esq., 
of Drummore, East Lothian. 

This officer entered the Navy, 3 Dec. 1308, as 
Fst.-ol. Vol., on board the Lively 38, Capt. Geo. 
McKinley, in which frigate he was wrecked, off the 
Island of Malta, 10 Aug. 1810. Until confirmed in 
the rank of Lieutenant, 6 May, 1815, he afterwards 
served, as Midshipman, Master's Mate, and Acting- 
Lieutenant, in the Unite 36, and Leviathan 74, 
both commanded by Capt. Patrick Campbell, Con- 
queror 74, Capt. Edw. Fellowes, Impetueux, Dub- 
lin, Venerable, and Bulwark 74's, Capt. David 
Mane, Tonnant 80, flag-ship of Sir Alex. Coch- 
rane, and Vengedr 74, Capt. Tristram Robt. Rick- 
etts. While in the Bulwark, we find Mr. Aitchi- 
son commanding her tender for the annoyance of 
the enemy's trade off Boston, and also witnessing 
(during a boat expedition up the Penobscot) the 
attack on Bangor and the destruction of the John 
Adams frigate. He was subsequently employed for 
six weeks in the boats of the Tonnaht during the 
operations against New Orleans ; and further com- 
manded the small-arm men landed from the Ven- 
geur to assist in the reduction of Fort Bowyer in 
Feb. 1815. Being appointed, 1 May, 1816, to the 
Leander 60, Capt. Edw. Chetham, Mr. Aitchison 
served at the ensuing bombardment of Algiers, and 
on that occasion commanded the forecastle and 
gangway guns. After a subsequent servitude of 
nearly three years as Flag-Lieutenant to Sir David 
Milne on the North America station, he was pro- 
moted to the rank of Commander, by commission, 
dated 17 July, 1819 ; and on 3 April, 1826, was next 
appointed to the Clio 18, in the North Sea. Since 
his Post-promotion, which took place 30 April, 1827, 
Capt, Aitchison has been on half-pay. 

He married, first, 13 Deo. 1321, Eliza, daughter 
of the late Matthew Munro, Esq., of the island of 
Granada ; and, secondly, 23 April, 1838, Catherine, 
daughter of Henry Combe Compton, Esq., M.P. for 
South Hampshire. Agents— Messrs. Halford and 
Co. 



AITKIN. (Lieutenant, 1815. f-p., 1 1 ; h-p., 32.) 
Alexander Aitkin entered the Navy, 10 Dec. 
1804, on board the Roebuck 44, Capt. Geo. M'Kin- 
ley, bearing the flag in Yarmouth Roads of Admiral 
Billy Douglas. He afterwards served for nine 
years (including a short period as Acting-Lieute- 
nant), in the Nassau 64, Obion 74, Tremendous 74, 
Orlando 36, and Tremendous again, flag-ships, in 
the North Sea, Baltic, and Mediterranean, of Ad- 
mirals Thos. Macnamara Russell, Sir Jas. Saumarez, 
Sir Edw. Pellew, Sir John Gore, and Sir Chas. Vini- 
combe Penrose. In the Nassau, commanded at the 
time by Capt. Robt. Campbell, he attended the ex- 

E edition to Copenhagen in 1807 ; and (on that ship's 
ard-wrought extrication from a mass of ice in which 
she had been blocked up during the whole winter) 
was present, in company with the Stately 64, at 
the capture and destruction, 22 March, 1808, of the 
Danish 74-gun ship Prindts Christian Frederic, after 
a running fight of great length and obstinacy, in 
which the Nassau sustained a loss of two men killed 
and 16 wounded. He obtained his commission 11 
Feb. 1815, and has not since been employed. 



8 AKERS-ALCOCK-ALDHAM-ALDRICH-ALJDRIDGE-ALDWOBTH. 



AKEES. (Lieutenant, 1813. f-p., U ; h-p., 33.) 
Thomas Akers was born 29 June, 1784. One of 
his brothers, James, served in Nelson's attack on 
the Boulogne flotilla in 1801, and was in the Nokth- 
UMBERLAND, oflF St. Domingo, 6 Feb. 1806 ; another, 
Henry, was with Sir Home Popham in the Diadem, 
at the capture of Buenos Ayres in 1806 ; and a third, 
William, served in the Bover andCAROLiNE frigates, 
at the reduction of Amboyna and Banda, in 1810. 

This officer entered the Navy, in Oct. 1803, as 
A. B., on hoard the Loire 36, Capt. Fred. Lewis 
Maitland, employed on the Irish station. On re- 
moving, in 1805, to the Prikce 98, Capt. Rich. 
Grindall, he took part in the battle of Trafalgar ; 
and, while next in the Goliath 74, Capt. Peter 
Puget, he co-operated in the reduction of Copen- 
hagen in Sept. 1807. After serving for a few months 
as Midshipman of the Blake 74, Capt. Edw. Cod- 
rington, he joined, in April, 1809, the Rolla brig, 
Capts. Sam. Clarke and Wm. Hill, under whom he 
appears to have accompanied the expedition to 
the "Walcheren, and to have been severely wounded 
in different parts of the body while skirmishing in 
the Downs, where, in an open boat, he was very 
successful in his exertions against the smugglers. 
On his subsequent arrival at the Brazils in the In- 
defatigable 44, Capt. John Fyffe, Mr. Akers was 
promoted (having passed his examination in 1810) 
to a Lieutenancy, 16 July, 1813, in the Montagc 
74, bearing the flag of Rear- Admiral Manley Dixon. 
He returned home with convoy in the Nisus 38, 
Capt. Chas. Marsh Schomberg, and was paid off in 
April, 1814. 
He married, 1 Oct. 1816, and has issue three sons. 



ALCOCK. (Lieutenant, 1844.) 

Robert "William Henrt Alcock entered the 
Navy in 1831 ; passed his examination 9 Feb. 1839 ; 
and after serving for some time as Mate on board 
the Excellent gunnery-ship at Portsmouth, Capt. 
Sir Thos. Hastings, and Caledonia 120, bearing 
the flag at Devonport of Sir David Milne, was pro- 
moted to the rank of Lieutenant 11 Oct. 1844. His 
appointments have since been — 11 Dec. 1844, to the 
Caledonia again — 4 March, 1845, to the Canopds 
84, Capt. Fairfax Moresby, at Plymouth — and 6 Jan. 
1846, to the Scoot 14, Capt. Wm. Loring, now em- 
ployed in the East Indies. 

ALDHAM. (Commander, 1844.) 

William Cornwallis Aldham entered the Navy 
4 April, 1822 ; passed his examination in 1828 ; and 
obtained his first commission 10 July, 1832. His 
subsequent appointments were — 20 Aug. 1834, to,Jthe 
CANOpns 84, Capt. Hon. Josceline Perry, in the 
Mediterranean — 28 Feb. 1836, as Senior, to the 
ScYLLA 16, Capt. Hon. Joseph Denman, off Lisbon — 
12 July, 1838, in a similar capacity, to the Jaseur 
16, Capts. Fred. Moore Boultbee and Wm. Alex. 
Willis, on the Mediterranean station — and, 7 March, 
1842, again as First, to the Winchester 50, flag- 
ship at the Cape of Good Hope of the Hon. Josce- 
line Percy. Since his last promotion, which took 
place 5 April, 1844, Commander Aldham has been 
unemployed. Agents — Messrs. Stilwell. 



ALDEICH. (Lieutenant, 1842.) 

Robert Dawes Aldkich entered the Navy 22 
Jan. 1824 ; passed his examination 1 Sept. 1830; and 
served for some time, as Mate, on board the Buz- 
zard and Wizard, Lieut.-Commanders Chas. Fitz- 
gerald and Thos. Fred. Birch, employed in the sup- 
pression of the slave-trade on the coast of Africa. 
He was promoted (from the Caledonia 120, flag- 
ship at Plymouth of Sir Graham Moore) to the rank 
of Lieutenant, 7 March, 1842. His appointments 
have since been— on the 9th of the latter month, to 
the Winchester 52, flag-ship of Hon. Josceline 
PerCT, at the Cape of Good Hope — 1 Aug. 1842, to 
the Bittern 16, Capt. Edm. Peel, on the same sta- 
tion—and, 6 April, 1846, as First, to the Apollo 
troop-ship, Capt. AVm. Radcliffe, with whom he is at 
present serving. 



ALDRIDGE. (Capt., 1841. ^^-f ■' ^f : f^^ ^O.) 
John Williams Aldbidge «°tf„«„^ /^j^/^^' 
27 Sept. 1805, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board ^e Are- 
THOsI 38, Capts. Sir Chas. Brisbane and Robt 
Mends, and in that ship, when m company with the 
Anson Hte assisted, £ Midshipman, at the captme 
and destruction, 23 Aug. 1806, after a iard-fought 
action of 35 minutes, in which the Arethusa had 
2 men killed and 32 wounded, ol a Spanish frigate, 
the romona, of 38 guns and 347 men, a flotiUa of 
10 gun-boats, carrying each a long 24-pounder, with 
60 or 70 men, and a battery, mounting 11 long 36- 
pounders, within pistol-shot distance on the island 
of Cuba. The subject of this memoir, who also co- 
operated in the memorable reduction of CuraMa in 
1807, afterwards served, from Oct. 1808, to May, 
1813, in the Blake 74, Capts. Sir C. Brisbane and 
Edw. Codrington, imder the latter of whom we find 
him attending the expedition to Flushing, employed 
for two years in the gun-boat service at the defence 
of Cadiz, and participating in all the operations on 
the coast of Catalonia. On next joining the Rippon 
74, Capt. Sir Christopher Cole, he contributed, as 
Master's Mate, to the capture, 21 Oct. 1813, of Le 
Weser, French frigate, of 44 guns and 340 men. 
While afterwards serving in the Prince 98, flag- 
ship of Sir Rich. Bickerton at Spithead, Mr. Ald- 
ridge obtained a commission, dated 4 Feb. 1815. His 
subsequent appointments, in'the capacity of Lieu- 
tenant, were — in the course of the latter year, to the 
RoTAL Sovereign 100, and Tonnant 80, flag-ships 
on the Channel and Irish stations of Sir R. Bick- 
erton and Sir Benj. Hallowell— 29 June, 1821, to the 
Bulwark 74, as Flag Lieutenant to the last-named 
officer at the Nore— 3 Oct. 1821, to the Genoa 74, 
Capt. Sir Thos. Livingstone, stationed at Sheemess 
—9 Dec. 1822, to the Prince Regent 120, fitting 
at Chatham for the flag of Sir B. Hallowell- 
and 6 June, 1831, as Senior, to the Rattlesnake 
28, Capt. Chas. Graham, on the South America 
station. Attaining the rank of Commander, 18 
Nov. 1833, he next officiated, from 26 March, 1836, 
until 1840, as Second Captain of the Pembroke 74, 
Capt. Fairfax Moresby, on the Mediterranean sta- 
tion. He was advanced to Post-rank 23 Nov. 1841, 
but has not since been afloat. 

Capt. Aldridge married, 5 Jan. 1841, Ann, 
daughter of the late C. Knight, Esq. 

ALDWORTH. (Lieut., 1831. f-p., 16; h-p., 12.) 
St. Leger Aldworth, bom 4 Sept. 1806, is third 
son of the late Robt. Rogers Aldworth, Esq., by 
Elizabeth, daughter of Archdeacon John Oliver; 
brother of Rich. Oliver Aldworth, Esq., of New- 
market, High Sheriff of the co. of Cork ; and a near 
relative of Viscount Doneraile. 

This officer entered the Navy, 10 Dec. 1819, as 
a Volunteer on board the Phaeton 46, Capt. Wm. 
Augustus Montagu, on the Halifax station — re- 
moved as Midshipman, in April, 1822, to the Active 
46, Capts. Andrew King and Hon. Robt. Rodney, 
employed on particular service — and from Nov. 
1825, until June, 1829, served, the last three years 
as Mate, in the Dryad 42, commanded by the Hon. 
Capt. Rodney in the Mediterranean. He then suc- 
cessively joined, for short periods, on the Cork and 
West India stations, the Semiramis and Win- 
chester, flag-ships, Bariiam 50, Capt. Sir John 
Louis, Arachne 18, Capt. Chas. Deare, Galatea 
42, Capt. Chas. Napier, and Racehorse 18, Capt. 
Chas. Hamlyn Williams. On 3 Jan. 1831, he was 
promoted to a First-Lieutenancy in the Mersey 26, 
Capt. Geo. Wm. Conway Courtenay; and, being 
paid off from that frigate in the following August, 
afterwards joined — 27 July, 1837, the Edinburgh 74, 
Capt. Wm. Wilmott Henderson, off Lisbon — 20 July, 
1838, as Senior, the Rhadamanthus steamer, Capt. 
Arthur Wakefield, in the Mediterranean — and, 29 
Jan. 1839, and 16 April, 1842, the Asia 84, and 
Rodney 92, Capts. Wm. Fisher and Robt. Maunsell, 
both on the latter station. He was paid off from 
the Rodney towards the close of 1843, and has 
since been unemployed. 



ALEXANDER— ALLDRIDGE. 



9 



Mr. Aldworth, who is Senior Lieutenant of 1831, 
is a magistrate for the co. of Cork. He married, 
20 Oct. 1836, Alicia Susan, fourth daughter of the 
late Chas. Deane Oliver, Esq., of Rook Mill Lodge, 
in that county, and has issue a son. Agents — 
Messrs. Chard. 



ALEXANDER. (Retiked Captain, 1840. f-p., 
11; H-p., 36.) 

John Alexander entered the Navy, 5 May, 
1800, as Ordinary, on board the Fairy 18, Capts. 
Fred. Warren and Rich. Bailing Dunn. If we 
except a brief attachment in 1804, and again in 
1806, to the JEoLHS 32, Capt. Lord Wm. Fitzroy, 
and Hbrcule and Veteran, Capts. Barrington Da- 
cres and Andrew Fitzherbert Evans, he afterwards, 
from Nov. 1801, until the early part of 1807, served 
uninterruptedly with Capt. Dunn, and nearly the 
whole time also with Admiral Sir John Thos. Duck- 
worth, in the Sodthampton, Leviathan, Hercule, 
Acasta, and Royal George, on the West India 
and Mediterranean stations. While in the latter 
ship, he took part in a desperate skirmish with a 
body of Turks on the island of Prota, 27 Feb. 1807, 
and was severely wounded at the re-passage of the 
DardaneUs.* Being promoted to a Lieutenancy (by 
commission dated 28 Feb. 1807) in the Standard 
64, Capt. Thos. Harvey, he subsequently, on 26 
June, 1808, succeeded, with the yawl belonging to 
that ship under his orders, in capturing a French 
despatch-boat, Le Leger^ although exposed to a 
sharp fire of musketry from the island of Corfu. f 
In the course of 1809-10 we next find Mr. Alex- 
ander successively joining the Glommen 18, Capt. 
Chas. Pickford, Moselle, Capt. Henry Boys, 
Hebe 38, Capt. John Fyfie, and, as Acting-Flag- 
Lieutenant to Vice-Admiral Bartholomew Sam. 
Rowley, the Polyphemds 64, all on the Jamaica 
station ; where he lost the Flbur dela Mer, 8 Jan. 
1811, then assumed command of the Dbcouverte, 
and was promoted, by commission dated 14 March 
in the same year, to that of the Shark sloop. He 
invalided home in the following May, and has not 
been since employed. He retired with the rank of 
Captain 16 Sept. 1840. 

Capt. Alexander, in consideration of the wound 
we have alluded to, was at the time presented with 
a gratuity from the Patriotic Fund. He married, 
22 Aug. 1819, Anna Maria, second daughter of the 
Rev. J. Price, late vicar of Merriott, co. Somerset. 
Agents — Coplands and Burnett. 



ALEXANDER. (Commandek, 1815. p-p., 16; 
H-p., 32.) 

Nicholas Alexander has lost three brothers 
high in the Naval and Military service of their 
country — one of whom, the late gallant Capt. Thos. 
Alexander, C.B., died Senior Oificer in command of 
the Naval Squadron before Rangoon, in Nov. 1825. 

This o^cer entered the Navy, early in 1799, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Haerlem 64, Capt. 
Geo. Burlton, and after an attachment to the Ser- 
pent, Capt. Thos. Roberts, joined the Desibee 36, 
Capt. Henry Inman, one of Lord Nelson's frigates 
in the action off Copenhagen, 2 April, 1801. In the 
course of 1802 he successively removed, as Midship- 
man, to the Nereide 36, Capt. Robt. Mends, and 
Port Mahon 18, Capts. Walter Grossett and Martin 
Neville. After witnessing the reduction, in 1803, of 
Ste. Lucie and Tobago, Mr. Alexander further served 
for two years with Capt. Edw. Hawker in the 
Mignonne, and with liear-Admiral Jas. Rich. 
Dacres in, successively, the Theseds 74, and, as 
Sub-Lieutenant and Lieutenant (commissions dated 
26 Feb. and 16 May, 1806), in the Shark sloop, and 
Hercule 74. His subsequent appointments were, 
—in 1808-9, to the Trent, Venerable, and St. 
Domingo, flag-ships of Admirals Jas. Hawkins 
WhitshedjSir Rich. John Strachan, and Sir John Bor- 
lase Warren— and, on 22 Dec. 1812, to the Dragon 
74, Capts. Fras. Augustus Collier and Robt. Barrie. 
While in the St. Domingo, under Sir R. Strachan, 



with whom he served for three years, Mr. Aley- 
ander joined in the attack upon Flushing in 
Aug. 1809 — frequently took part in gun-boat en- 
gagements—and was twice wounded. In April and 
May, 1813, during the period of his attachment to 
the Dragon, he was the Senior Lieutenant em- 
ployed in the operations against the American towns, 
flotillas, and military stations in the Chesapeake ; 
and for his conduct on all occasions, but particularly 
in the attack upon French Town, was honoured with 
the public thanks of Rear- Admiral Cockburn.* In 
the summer of 1814 he commanded a division of 
boats under Capt. Barrie in the several attacks on 
Commodore Barney's flotilla in the Patuxent — re- 
pelled, when on shore at Parker's Point, with only 
38 marines and a few seamen, an assault made by 
120 of the United States regular cavalry, supported 
by 500 infantry with field-pieces— had charge of a 
division of boats at the capture of Forts St. Peter 
and St. Mary— and was eventually employed at Cum- 
berland Island. Mr. Alexander, whose services dur- . 
ing the whole of this period drew forth the warm ap- 
probation of Capt. Barrie, attained the rank of Com- 
mander 13 June, 1815. He was afterwards employed 
in raising men at Cork, from Sejjt. 1815 to Feb. 1816 ; 
but since the latter date has been on half-pay. 

He married, in 1815, Susannah, daughter of Wm. 
Legrand, Esq., of Cork, and has two sons, Robert 
Barrie and William Thomas, both Assistant-Sur- 
geons in the Navy. Agents — Coplands and Burnett. 



■• VideGia. 1607, p. 537. 



+ V. Gai. 1S09, p. t. 



ALEXANDER. (Lieutenant, 1827.) 

Norton Butler Alexander entered the Navy 3 
April, 1808 ; passed his examination in 1815 ; ob- 
tained his commission 28 AprU, 1827 ; and since 21 
July following has been in the Coast Guard. 
Agents — Messrs. Chard. 



ALEXANDER. (Lieutenant, 1842.) 

William Charles Alexander died 18 April, 
1846. 

This officer entered the Navy 23 Dec. 1831 ; 
passed his examination 8 March, 1836 ; and served 
latterly, as Mate, in the President 50, flag-ship in 
the Pacific of Rear-Admirals Chas. Bayne Hodgson 
Ross and Rich. Thomas. He was promoted to the 
rank of Lieutenant 16 May, 1842, and from 19 July 
following until the period of his death was em- 
ployed at the Cape of Good Hope on board the 
Cleopatra 26, Capt. Christ. Wyvill. Agents — 
Messrs. Ommanney. 

ALLDRIDGE. (Lieut., 1844. f-p., 18 ; h-p., 0.) 
George Manley Alldridge is brother of Lieut. 
T. A. Alldridge, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 13 July, 1829, as 
Second-cl. Vol., on board the Hyperion 42, Capt. 
Wm. Jas. Mingaye, employed on the Coast Blockade. 
He next, from Nov. 1830 until Dec. 1840, served, 
the last four years as Mate, in the Meteor and 
Beacon, Capts. Rich. Copeland and Thos. Graves, 
on the Mediterranean station, where he took a very 
active part in the survey of the Grecian Archipe- 
lago, without receiving any remuneration, and was 
present at the capture of 144 pirates off the island 
of Thasos. On leaving the Beacon, he served for 
three years as Assistant-Surveyor to Capt.Fred.Wm. 
Beechey in the Lucifer, on the Irish Sea ; where 
since his promotion, 17 Feb. 1844, he has been simi 
larly employed under the same officer in the Firefly. 

ALLDRIDGE. (Lieutenant, 1841.) 

Thomas Adye Alldridge is brother of Lieut. 
G. M. Alldridge, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy 15 May, 1823 ; passed 
his examination 6 Dec. 1831 ;. was for some time 
Mate of the Pembroke 72, Capt. Fairfax Moresby, 
on the Mediterranean station ; obtained an appoint- 
ment in the Coast Guard 24 Feb. 1840 ; and for a 
brief period previous to his advancement to the 
rank he now holds, which took place 23 Sov. 1841, 

« VideGaz. 1813, p. 1331. 



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ALLEN. 



officiated as Senior Mate of the Impregnable 104, 
flag-ship at Plymouth of Sir Graham Moore. His 
appointments have since been — i March, 1842, to 
the Indus 72, Capt. Sir Jas. Stirling, in the Mediter- 
ranean— 20 March, 1843, to the Sappho 16, Capt. 
Hon. Geo. Hope, off the coast of Africa — and,13I>ec. 
1845, as First, to the Sampson steam-frigate, Capt. 
Thos. Henderson, now employed in the Paciflc. 



ALLEN. (Eet. Capt., 1840. f-p., 15; h-p., 39.) 
Chakles Allen, born 22 July, 1779, at Black- 
heath, 00. Kent, is son of the late Wm. Allen, Esq., 
of the Stamp Office, a Commissioner of Greenwich 
Hospital. 

This officer entered th« Navy, 7 May, 1793, as 
Captain's Seryant, on boaid the Diomede 44, Capt. 
Matthew Smith, and was in that ship when she 
struck on a sunken rock and was lost, off Trinco- 
malee, 2 Aug. 1795. Joining, then, the Heroine 32, 
Capt. Alan Hyde Gardner, he co-operated in the 
ensuing reduction of the Dutch settlements in the 
island of Ceylon. He was ultimately promoted, from 
the Suffolk 74, bearing the flag of Kear-Admiral 
Peter Kainier, to a Lieutenancy, 18 June, 1799, in 
the Victorious 74, Capts. Wm. Clark and Pulteney 
Malcolm ; after which, on his return from the East 
Indies, he joined, 29 July, 1803, the Spencer 74, 
Capt. Hon. Kobt. Stopford, obtained command, in 
Nov. 1804, of the Signal station at Selsea, and was 
next appointed, 26 July, 1805, and 2 June, 1808, to 
the Thetis 38, Capt. Wm. Hall Gage, and Belle- 
ROPHON 74, Capt. Sam. Warren. On 7 July, 1809, 
in consequence of the death of the gaUant Lieut. 
Joseph Hawkey, who fell early in the action, Mr. 
Allen succeeded to the command of the boats of the 
latter ship, and of the Implacable 74, Melpomene 
38, and Prometheus 18, seventeen in number, con- 
taining about 270 officers and men, in the course of 
a dashing attack op a Russian flotilla of 8 gun- 
boats and 12 merchantmen, carrying altogether 
double the complement of men, lying at anchor 
under Porcola Point, on the coast of Finland, and 
centred between two rooks, from the summits of 
which they were protected by a shower of grape.* 
Notwithstanding all this, six of the gun-boats were 
irresistibly boarded and carried, another was sunk, 
and the whole convoy, with a large armed ship, cap- 
tured. The loss of the British amounted to 17 men 
killed and 37 wounded : that of the Russians is re- 
ported to have been at least 63 killed, and a propor- 
tionate number wounded. For this daring and most 
important achievement, Lieut. Allen received the 
sincere thanks of the Commander-in-Chief, and 
a Commander's commission bearing date the day 
of the action. Unable, however, to procure further 
employment, he at length retired with the rank of 
Captain, 10 Sept. 1840. 

ALLEN. (Captain, 1846. f-p., 22; h-p., 3.) 

Henrt Murray Edward Allen is next brother 
of Capt. John Jas. Allen, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy 1 Aug. 1822. Be- 
coming Midshipman, in 1823, of the S ybille 48, Capt. 
Sam. John Brooke Pechell, he proceeded to the 
Mediterranean, and was there employed in the boats 
during a hard-fought and sanguinary contest with 
the pirates of Candia, 18 June, 1826. Obtaining his 
first commission, 24 Feb. 1829, he was afterwards 
appointed, on the former and North America and 
West India stations— 25 Feb. 1830, to the Actjeon 
26, Capt. Hon. Fred. Wm. Grey— 9 July, 1834, as 
First, to the Favorite 18, Capt. Geo. Rodney Mundy 
—and, 14 Feb. 1837, in a similar capacity, to 
the Seringafatam 46, Capt. John Leith. Capt. 
Allen, who attained the rank of Commander 23 
Nov. 1841, and had been employed, since 4 June, 
1844, in the Imahm 72, bearing the broad pendants 
at Jamaica of Commodores Alex. Renton Sharpe 
and Dan. Pring, acquired the rank he now holds 
9 Nov. 1846. 

He married, 30 Dec. 1841, Mary, daughter of the 
late John Eversley, Esq. 

* Fids GdZ. 1800, p. 1210. 



ALLEN. (Vicb-Admibai. of the Bi-nE, 1846. 

John Allen («)''e'nleri<?ihe N^vy, 12 Feb. 1787, 
JOHN f^/''" w >=" Rich. Bickerton, on the 

on board the Sybil, Capt. ^''="1 " , ji, q'. ,703 
West India station; and from 1790 unHl Uct. UMa, 
.rved S the Bo™e98, Capt. Geo Bowyer, and 
Impregnable and Assistance, flag-ships at Ply- 
mouth and Newfoundland of Sir Rich. Bickerton 
and Sir Rich. King. Removing then to the Pene- 
lope 32, be assisted, in company with the Iphigenia 
32, at the capture, off St. Domingo, 25 Nov. foUow- 
ing, of the French 36-gun frigate L Inconstante, 
after a close action of half an hour, in which the 
Penelope had one man killed and seven, including 
himself, wounded.'* Mr. Allen, who obtained a Lieu- 
tenancy, on 10 Dec. in the same year, in the Con- 
vert 36, Capt. John Lawford, was unfortunately 
wrecked, in the West Indies, 8 March, 1794; after 
which event he became successively attached to the 
Iris 32, Capt. Wm. Hargood, on the North Ame- 
rica and Africa stations, and London , 98, flag- 
ship in the Channel of Sir John Colpoys. Assuming 
the rank of Commander, 6 Deo. 1796, he next, be- 
tween Feb. 1798 and Nov. 1799, served in the 
Childebs, Alecto, and Echo sloops, in the latter 
of which, on the Jamaica station, he captured, 3 
July, 1799, L' Amazon, French letter of marque, of 
10 guns and fiO men. He was posted 29 Aprili 1802, 
but did not again go afloat until 17 Jan. 1810, when 
he joined the Franchise 36. After visiting New- 
foundland, he proceeded to the Mediterranean, and 
was there transferred, 1 Aug. 1811, to the Rodney 
74. He returned to England in April, 1812, as 
Captain of the Perlen 38, bearing the flag of Rear- 
Admiral Chas. Boyles. During the last two years 
of the war, Capt. Allen officiated as Agent for Pri- 
soners of War at Newfoundland. This was his last 
employment. His promotion to the rank of Rear- 
Admiral took place 17 Aug. 1840; and to that he 
now holds 9 Nov. 1846. 

The Vice-Admiral is in the receipt of a pension 
for wounds of 2502. He is married and has issue. 



ALLEN, (Cajtaill, 1815. r-P„ 16 ; H-P., 31.) 

John Allen (6), born 23 Feb. 1789, in London, is 
second son of the late Thos. Allen, Esq., F.A.S., 
F.L.S., F.S.A., of Crane Hall, co. Suffolk, by Jane, 
youngest daughter of the late Wm. Watts, Esq., and 
sister of the late David Pike Watts, Esq., of Port- 
land Place, and of Capt. John Watts, R.N. His 
elder brother, the late Lieut. Thos. Allen, an officer 
in the Army, served throughout the whole of the 
Peninsular War, and, in the 1st Line Battalion of 
the German Legion, shared in the glories of Water- 
loo ; his next brother, David, a Captain in the 2nd 
Madras Cavalry, died Commandant of Nelloor, in 
1832 ; and his youngest brother, James, is a retired 
Major of the 7th Bengal Cavalry. 

This officer entered the Navy, 1 June, 1800, as 
Midshipman, on board the Osprey 18, commanded 
by his uncle, Capt. John Watts, and afterwards by 
Capts. Geo. Irvine, Rich. Dalling Dunn, and Geo. 
Tounghusband, on the Africa and West India 
stations. While under the latter officer, he com- 
manded the Osprey's launch at the reduction of 
Ste. Lucie, 22 Oct. 1803— was also present at the 
ensuing surrender of Tobago— and, on 23 March, 
1804, took part in a gallant action of an hour and a 
half, in which, with a loss to herself of one man 
killed and 16 wounded, the Osprey beat off the 
French frigate-built privateer L' Egyptieane, of 36 
guns and 248 men, 8 of whom were killed and 19 
wounded. Removing next, with Capt. Tounghus- 
band, to the Hedredx 24, Mr. Alien, as Master's 
Mate, contributed, diuring a servitude of nearly two 
years m that ship, to the capture, on the same sta- 
tion, of, among numerous other vessels, the French 
privateers Buron, of 20, and Jmne Adik, of 14 
f?°^ T®^ returned home in the Wolverene 
18, Capt. Eras. Aug. Collier, and after an inter- 
mediate attachment to the Zealand 6^ and North- 
umberland 74, flag-ships at the Nore, and again in 
* VideGnz. 1794, p. 189. 



ALLEN. 



n 



the West Indies, of Admirals Bartholomew Sam. 
Rowley and Sir Alex. Cochrane, was promoted 
to an Acting-Lieutenancy, 9 April, 1807, in the 
Prince Geokge 98, Capt. Geo. Losack. On 14 Sept. 
following, Mr. Allen was confirmed into the Cruizer 
18, in which sloop, under the successive commands, 
in the North Sea and Baltic, of Capts. Fringle' 
Stoddart, Geo. Chas. Mackenzie, Thos. 'Wells, and 
Thos. Bich. Toker, he continued to serve, until ap- 
pointed Senior Lieutenant, 13 March, 1812, of the 
VoLAQE 22, Capts. Hon. Donald Hugh Mackay and 
Sam. Leslie, on the East India station ;. where, in 
June and Sept. 1813, he assisted at the capture of 
the piratical settlement of Sambas, in Borneo, and 
commanded a division of boats during the operations 
which led to the restoration of the Sultan of Palam- 
hang. After officiating for a few weeks as Acting- 
Captain of the VoLAGE, he was promoted to ihe 
command, 4 Feb. 1814, of the Hecate 18. On 19 
June, 1815, ho removed,, by order of Rear- Admiral 
Sir Geo. Burlton, to the Tyne 22 ; but was obliged 
from ill health to invalid, 30 April, 1816. On his 
arrival in England, Capt. Allen found that he had 
been officially posted in the Volage, by commission 
dated 20 Sept. -1815; which ship, however, for the 
reason assigned, he never joined. He accepted the 
Retirement 1 Oct. 1846. 

Capt. Allen married, 24 Sept. 1822, Mary, youngest 
daughter of Dan. Shirley, Esq., merchant, of Lime- 
street. Agent — J. Hinxman. 



ALLEN. (Lieutenant, 1841.) 

John Aixen entered the Navy (from, we believe, 
the B.N. College) 23 Aug. 1824 ; passed his exa- 
mination in 1828 1 became Mate, in 1838, of the Ca- 
melion 10, Lieut.-Commander Geo. Martin Hunter, 
on the South America station ; and was promoted, 
while serving in the Coast Guard, 15 Jan. 1841. His 
appointments have since been — 13 July, 1841, to the 
■Wanderer 16, Capt. Geo. Henry Seymour, in the 
East Indies— 6 July, 1844, to the Coast Guard— and, 
18 June, 1845, to the command of the Tartar Re- 
venue-vessel, in which he is now serving. 

Lieut. Allen is Senior of 1841. 



ALLEN. (Captain, 1841. f-p., 15; h-p., 14.) 
John James Allen, born 15 May, 1806, is eldest 
son of John Lee Allen, Esq., of Errol Park, co. 
Perth ; and brother of Capt. H. M. E. Allen, R.N. 
This officer entered the Royal Naval College 5 
Feb. 1818; and embarked, in April, 1819, on board 
the Active 46, Capt. Sir Jas. Alex. Gordon. After 
an intermediate and uninterrupted servitude on the 
America, West India, and Mediterranean stations, 
he was promoted (having passed his examination in 
1824) to the rank of Lieutenant, by commission 
dated 5 April, 1827. His subsequent appointments 
in that capacity were— on 28 of the same month, to 
the Chanticleer 10, Capt. Wynne Baird — 21 July, 
1828, to the Coast Blockade, as Supernumerary- 
Lieutenant of the Ramillies 74, Capt. Hugh Pigot — 
28 April, 1829, and 17 March, 1831, to the Spar- 
ROWHAWK 18, and Falcon 10, Capts. Thos. Gill and 
Thos. Metcalfe Currie, both on the Jamaica station 
—and, 30 Sept. 1831, to the Pallas 42, Capt. Man- 
ley Hall Dixon, also in the West Indies. He ob- 
tained the rank of Commander 6 Oct. 1832, but re- 
mained thenceforward unemployed until appointed, 
27 Aug. 1840, to the Lily 16. After officiating for 
some months as Senior Officer on the east coast of 
Africa and in the Indian Ocean, Capt. Allen was ad- 
vanced to Post-rank 23 Nov. 1841. He has not 
since been afloat. 

He married, 28 Aug. 1832, Lady Henrietta Dundas 
Duncan, eldest daughter of the Earl of Camper- 
down, granddaughter of the celebrated Admiral 
Lord Duncan, and sister of Viscount Duncan, M.P. 
for Bath, by whom he has issue two sons and two 
daughters. Agent — Joseph Woodhead. 

ALLEN. (Ltect. 1807. f-p., 20 ; h-p., 31.) 

Samuel Allen was born, 5 Nov. 1781, at New 
Ross, CO. Wexford. 



This officer entered the Navy, 1 June, 1796, as 
A. B., on board the Savage 16, commanded on the 
Home station by his uncle, Capt. Grosvenor Wink- 
worth. In Dec. following, he became Midshipman 
of the OvERYSSEL 64, bearing the flag in the Dowtqs 
of Admiral Joseph Peyton ; on afterwards removing 
from which ship to the Romney 50, Capt. Joseph 
Peyton, he accompanied the expedition to Holland 
in 1799. In Oct. 1802, Mr. Allen obtained an Acting- 
Lieutenancy in the Sbeerness, Capts. John Surman 
Garden, Sir Jas. Llnd, and Lord Geo. Stuart, on the 
East India station, where he was wrecked in a gale 
of wind, off Trincomalee, 7 Jan. 1805. After offici- 
ating for a short period as Lieutenant of the Naval 
Hospital atMadra^, he next, in July following, joined, 
again as Acting-Lieutenant, the Fox 32, Capt. Hon. 
Archibald Cochrane ; while under whom he assisted 
at the destruction of a Dutch brig-of-war under 
the batteries of Batavia — commanded one of two 
boats at the cutting out of a brig of 4 guns, and six 
sail of coasters, from beneath another battery on 
the Java shore — and witnessed the annihilation at 
Griessee, 11 Dec. 1807, of the dockyard and stores, 
and of all the men-of-war remaining to Holland in 
the East Indies. Mr. Allen, whose promotion was 
at length confirmed by commission dated on 19 of 
the latter month, removed, in July, 1808, to the 
Caroline 36, Capts. Chas. Gordon and Christ. 
Cole, in which frigate he continued until Jan. 
1812. In Nov. 1809, we find him attending an ex- 
pedition; against the pirates of the Persian Gulf, 
where he commanded a boat at the destruction of 
the town of Kas-al-Khyma, their principal strong- 
hold.* At the celebrated capture, in August, 1810, 
of the island of Banda Neira, Lieut. Allen was 
among the foremost to escalade the walls of the 
Castle of Belgica, and for his conduct on that oc- 
casion was mentioned by Capt. Cole in his de- 
spatches.! While yet in the Caroline, he contri- 
buted, as her Senior Lieutenant, to the reduction of 
Java, in Aug. 1811. In Dec. 1813, having been 
transferred to the Horatio 38, Capt. Lord Geo. 
Stuart, he assisted at the capture of the Dutch 
islands of Schouwen and Tholen. He afterwards 
served, from Feb. 1814, to Jan. 1816, in the New- 
castle 50", commanded by the last-mentioned officer 
on the North America and West India station; 
but he has not been since employed. 

Lieut. Allen married, 4 Dec. 1839, and has issue 
three sons and one daughter. 



ALLEN. (Retibeb Commander, 1845.) 

Saonderson Allen was promoted to the rank of 
Lieutenant, 5 Feb. 1808 ; and became a Retired 
Commander, 3 Feb. 1845. 



ALLEN. (Captain, 1842, f-p., 14 ; h-p., 28.) 

William Allen entered the Navy, 2 Oct. 1805, 
as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Standard 64, Capt. 
Thos. Harvey, with whom he continued to serve, in 
the same ship and the Majestic 74, on the Medi- 
terranean and Baltic stations, until Feb. 1810. He 
was present as Midshipman, while in the Standard, 
at the passage of the Dardanells, in Feb. 1807, and 
on 26 March, 1808, assisted at the capture, in the 
Adriatic, of the Italian brig of war Priedland, of 16 
guns. On leaving the Majestic, Mr. Allen sailed 
in theliEDA 36, Capt. Geo. Sayer, for the East In- 
dies, where he co-operated in the reduction of Java 
in Aug. 1811, and took part in a vigorous and suc- 
cessful attack on the piratical settlement of Sambas, 
in Borneo, 28 June, 1813. He obtained his first 
commission 2 March, 1815, and after intermediately 
officiating as Lieutenant pro tern, of the Hesper 18, 
Capt. Wm. Everard, returned to England in the 
following September. Being next appointed, 12 
Nov. 1834, to the William and Mary yacht, Capt. 
Sir Sam. Warren, he served in that vessel until 
promoted to the rank of Commander, 20 June, 1836. 
Joining, 10 Oct. 1840, the Wilrerforce steamer, 
Capt. Allen subsequently attended a disastrous ex- 



• Viie Gai, IRIO, p. 108.1. 



+ r.Oaj. 1811, p. 1196. 
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12 



ALLEN- ALLEYN— ALSTON— AMBROSE-AMHERST. 



pedition to the Niger, whence he returned towards 
the close of 1842. He has since been on half-pay. 
His Post-commission bears date 31 Jan. 1842. 



ALLEN. (Commander, 1828. f-p., 23 ; h-P-, 24.) 
William Edtakd Hughes Allen, born 6 Feb. 
1787, is son of William Allen, Esq., Admiral of the 
Bed, who died in Oct. 1804; and grand-nephew of 
Sir Thoa. Allen, also an officer in the Navy. An 
account of these gentlemen's services will be found 
in the 1st and 6th volumes of Charnock's Biographia 
JVavalis. 

This officer entered the Eoyal Naval College about 
the year 1800; and embarked, in Oct. 1802, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Dkyad 36, Capt. Bobt. 
Williams, bearing the broad pendant afterwards of 
Commodore Wm. Domett, on the Irish station. In 
June, 1804, he became Midshipman of the Teme- 
KAiRE 98, Capt. Eliab Harvey, from which ship, 
after bearing a warm part in the battle of Trafalgar, 
he removed, in Dec. 1805, to the Addacious 74, 
Capt. John Larmour. Early in the following year 
he rejoined Captain, then Bear-Admiral, Harvey, on 
board the Tonnant 80, oif the coast of Spain, where, 
during a subsequent attachment, as Acting-Lieute- 
nant, to the Confiance 18, Capt. Jas. Lucas Yeo, 
he saw some good service. Being confirmed, 25 
March, 1807, into the Hercule 74, Capt. Hon. John 
Colville, Lieut. Allen, in the course of the same and 
of the following years, accompanied the expedition 
to Copenhagen (where he commanded an armed 
boat in several rencounters with the enemy's flo- 
tilla) and escorted home from Lisbon the surren- 
dered Bussian fleet. Proceeding to the East Indies 
towards the close of 1808, as Lieutenant of the Clo- 
KiNDE 38, Capt. Thos. Briggs, he there became Se- 
nior, 24 Aug. 1810, of the Cornwallis alias Akear 
44, Capts. Edw. Wallis Hoare, Thos. Gordon Caul- 
field, Wm. Fisher, and Henry Drury, and was pre- 
sent in that ship at the reduction both of the Mau- 
ritius and of the island of Java. He afterwards, 
when in command of the Akbar's boats, captured a 
French schooner, carrying 12 brass six-pounders 
and 25 men, with two French Colonels on board, 
charged with despatches from Java. His next ap- 
pointment, we find, was to the Cygnet 18, Capt. 
Bobt. Bussell, in which sloop he served, as First 
Lieutenant, from 13 Nov. 1812, until wrecked, oif 
the mouth of the Courantine Kiver, 8 March, 1815. 
He subsequently obtained command, in Oct. 1822, 
and Dec. 1824, of the Castle Coote and Badger, 
Revenue-vessels ; and, acquiring his present rank 
28 Aug. 1828, was employed from 31 March, 1831, 
until April, 1834, as an Inspecting-Commander in 
the Coast Guard. He has not since held any official 
appointment. 

Commander Allen married, 5 Nov. 1815, Miss 
Ellen Bernie Kirk, and has issue two sons and three 
daughters. 

ALLEYN. (Retiked Commander, 1835. f-p., 
18 ; HP., 34.) 
KiCHARD Israel Alleyn entered the Navy, in 
Oct. 1795, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Marlbo- 
BODGH 74, Capts. Henry Nichols and Joseph Ellison, 
on the Channel station, where, and in the Mediter- 
ranean and West Indies, he afterwards served, as 
Midshipman, in the Boadicea 38, Captf Bich. 
Goodwin Keats, Cormorant 24, Capt. Hon. Courte- 
nay Boyle, Haerlem and Africaine, both com- 
manded by Capt. Geo. Burlton, Texel 64, Capt. 
Bich. Incledon, and Temerairb 98, flag-ship of 
Bear- Admiral Geo. Campbell. While in the Cor- 
morant, he was wrecked, we believe, ofi' Damietta, 
on the Egyptian coast, 20 May, 1800. On 23 June, 
1802, he became Acting-Lieutenant of the Syren 
frigate, Capt. John Wentworth Loring ; and, on the 
paymg ofi' of that vessel, was confirmed, by commis- 
sion dated 13 Oct. in the same year. His subse- 
quent appointments were, on the Home and North 
America stations, to L'Egyptienne 44, Capts. Hon. 
Chas. Elphinstone Fleeming and Hon. Chas. Paget 
Crescent 36, Capt. Jas. Carthew, Endymion 4o' 



Capts. Hon. Thos. Bladen C'lpel^nd Sir Wm. 
Bolton, Abeecrombv 74, Capt. Wm. Chas. Fahie 
and Hotspdr 36 Capt. Hon. Joscehne Percy. In 
the ENOYZNa^JdHLpDR Mr. Alleyn served for 
several years as First Lieutenant; previously to 
which, on the evening of 8 March, 1806, he had 
commknded the boats of L'Egyptienne mconjimc- 
tion with Lieut. Philip Cosby Haridfield, at the 
outtmg out, under an incessant fire from two batte- 
ries, of the French frigate-built privateer l-Alcide, 
pierced for 34 guns, and moored to the beach an the 
harbour of Muros, in Spain. Having been unem- 
ployed since June, 1814, at which period he inva- 
lided from the Hotspcr, Mr. Alleyn at length ac- 
cepted the rank he now holds, 20 Apnl, 1835. 
Agents— Case and Loudonsack. 

ALSTON. (Lieutenant, 1841.) 

Edward Hughes Alston entered the Navy, 26 
Deo. 1826; passed his examination 15 Sept. 1835; 
obtained a commission 28 July, 1841 ; and from 6 
Aug. following until the close of 1842, served in 
the Mediterranean on board the Cambridge 78, 
Capt. Edw. Barnard. He next joined, on 11 Dec. 
1844, the Hydra steam-sloop, Capt. "Horatio Beau- 
man Young, stationed off the coast of Africa, where 
he became First Lieutenant, 2 April, 1845, of the 
Banger 6, Capt. Jas. Anderson. Since 1846 he 
has been serving on the same station as Acting- 
Commander of the Pantaloon. 

AMBEOSE. (Lieut., 1810. f-p., 30 ; h-p., 21.) 
Prosper Ambrose entered the Navy, 15 June, 
1796, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Meleager .32, 
Capts. Geo. Cockburn and Chas. Ogle, and after 
serving for some time in the Centurion 50, bearing 
the flag in the Mediterranean of Sir Horatio Nelson, 
became Midshipman, in 1797, of the Ht.i;na 24, 
Capts. Hon. Courtenay Boyle and David Lloyd. 
After attending (in the Siieerness 44, Capt. John 
Surraan Garden) the expedition to Holland under 
Sir Andrew Mitchell, he next successively joined the 
Gutllaeme Tell 80, Capt. Thos. Elphinstone, San 
Josef 110, flag-ship of Lords Nelson and St. Vin- 
cent, Phcebe and. Endymion frigates, both com- 
manded by Capt. Hon. Thos. Bladen Capel, and 
Neptuxe 98, flag-ship in the West Indies of Hon. 
Sir Alex. Cochrane. He fought, while in the 
Phcebe, at Trafalgar, 21 Oct. 1805, and was present, 
in the Endymion, at the passage of the Dardanells, 
in Feb. 1807. Being appointed Acting-Lieutenant, 
9 Feb. 1809, of the Port d'EspagneIS, Capts. Sam. 
Geo. Pechell, and Colin and Donald Campbell, he 
assisted in that sloop at the proximate reduction of 
Martinique. His appointment to the Port D'Es- 
PAGNE being confirmed by commission dated 10 
Feb. 1810, Mr. Ambrose, who appears to have offi- 
ciated for some time as her Acting-Captain, subse- 
quently became Lieutenant, in Dee. 1810. Feb. 1812, 
and Aug. 1813, of the Tweed 18, Capt. Thos. Edw. 
Symonds, Egjiont 74, bearing the flag of Sir Geo. 
Hope, and Guildpokd prison-ship, Lieut.-Com- 
mander Wm. Coett— all on the Home station. From 
28 Feb. 1814, to 8 June, 1816, he was next employed 
as an Agent for Transports afloat ; after which he 
served in the Coast Guard for a short time during 
the year 1822, and was in charge, from 14 May, 
1831, to 1 July, 1834, of the Platform Semaphore at 
Portsmouth. He has been occupied, since 2 Nov. 
1840, as Admiralty- Agent in a Contract Mail Steam- 
vessel. 

During the late war Lieut Ambrose was also em- 
ployed in the gun-boat service at Gibraltar. 



AMHEEST. (Lieut., 1815. f-p., 9 ; h-p., 29.) 

Jefpeey Eeid Amherst is son of the late Gen. 
Amherst. 

This officer entered the Navy, in April, 1809, on 
board the Temeraiue 98, Capt. Edw. Sneyd Clay, 
bearing the flag of Bear-Admiral Manley Dixon. 
With that officer (if we except a brief attachment, 
towards the conclusion of the war, to the Nereus 
32, Inconstant 36, and Albacore 18, Capts. Man- 



AMIEL—AMPHLETT—AMSINCK— ANDERSON. 



13 



ley Hall Dixon, Sir Edw. Tucker, and Joseph 
Patey) he continued to serve, in the Robt 64, and 
Vigo, Montagu, Achille, and Valiant 74'a, on 
the Baltic and Brazilian staitions,, until presented by 
him with a hauling-down commission, 3 May, 1815. 
During the term of his servitude in the Baltic, Mr. 
Amherst was much employed in escorting large con- 
voys through the Baltic and protecting them against 
the repeated attacks of the enemy's flotilla. His 
appointments, subsequent to the peace, appear to 
have been — 1 May, 1830, to the Caledonia 120, 
bearing the flag, latterly in the Channel, of Sir 
Manley Dixon and Sir Edw. Codrington — and, 26 
Nov. 1831, to the San Josef 110, flag-ship of the 
former officer at Plymouth. He has been on half- 
pay since May, 1833. 



AMIEL. (Lieut., 1812. f-p., 18 ; h-p., 26.) 

William Eaudley Amiel was born, 5 March, 
1792, at Cheltenham. 

This offtcer entered the Navy, 17 Aug. 1803, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Romdlhs, Capt. Woodley 
Losaok, on removing with whom to the Helena 18, he 
assisted, as Midshipman, at the capture, 5 June, 1805, 
of the Santa Leocadia, Spanish privateer, of 14 guns 
and 114 men. Proceeding subsequently to the "West 
Indies in the Pkince George 98, Capt. Geo. Losack, 
he there served, from 1808 to 1810, in the Pkanchise 
36, commanded by Capt. Chas. Dashwood, and while 
on that station was intrusted with the charge of a 
boat at the reduction, in Dec. of the former year, of 
the Fort of Samana, St. Domingo. After a further 
servitude with Capt. Dashwood in the Pykamus 38, 
on the Baltic and Mediterranean stations, Mr. Amiel 
was promoted to a Lieutenancy, 21 March, 1812, 
in the Illustkiobs 74, bearing the flag in the East 
Indies of Sir Samuel Hood. His subsequent ap- 
pointments afloat were, on his return home in the 
ISccEPHALUs 32, Capt. Barrington Keynolds — 25 
Oct. 1813, as Senior, to the Liohtning 18, Capt. 
Bentinck Cavendish Doyle, under whom he partici- 
pated in the operations of 1814 on the river 
Gironde— and, 12 Nov. 1815, to the President 50, 
Capt. Arch. Duff, which ship he left in Sept. 1816. 
With the exception of the command, from 5 March, 
1832, to 5 March, 1837, of the Semaphore station at 
Kingston, in Surrey, he has not since been employed. 
He married, first, 18 Aug. 1818, Martha, only 
daughter of T. Moore, Esq., of Park Place, St. 
James's, by whom he had, with two daughters, three 
sons, of whom the eldest is a Lieutenant in H.M. 
55th Regiment; and secondly, 11 Oct. 1838, Mar- 
garet Anne, third daughter of the Rev. Wm. Morgan, 
D.D., Rector of Aston Clinton, Bucks, and grand- 
daughter of the late Wm. MinshuU, Esq., of Boreton 
House and Aston Clinton. 



AMPHLETT. (Lieut., 1844. f-p., 12 ; h-p., 0.) 
William Ampi-ilett entered the Navy in 1835 ; 
passed his examination 25 July, 1842 ; and after in- 
termediately serving as Mate, on the Mediterranean 
and Home stations, of the Inconstant 36, Capt. 
Ered. Thos. Michell, and Excellent gunnery-ship, 
Capt. Sir Thos. Hastings, was promoted to the rank 
of Lieutenant, 23 Dec. 1844, and at once appointed 
to the Actjeon 26. Capt. Geo. Mansel, now employed 
on the coast of Africa. 



AMSINCK. (Lieut., 1824. f-p., 13; h-p., 23.) 
Henry Amsinck entered the Navy, 6 Sept. 1811, 
at Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Niemen 38, Capt. Sir 
Michael Seymour, under whom, on being transferred 
to the Hannibal 74, he assisted, as Midshipman, at 
the capture, 26 March, 1814, of La Sultane French 
frigate, of 44 guns and 330 men. Until officially 
promoted, 20 Jan. 1824, he afterwards served, latterly 
as Acting-Lieutenant, in the Bedford 74, Capt. 
Jas. Walker, Pomone 38, Capt. John Rich. Lumley, 
Albion, Qoeen, and Northumberland 74's, Capts. 
Jas. Walker, Sir M. Seymour, and Thos. Harvey, 
Severn, Coast-Blockade ship, Capt. Wm. M'Cul- 
loch, Northumberland and Albion again, Capts. 
T. Harvey, Thos. Jas. Maling, and Sir Wm. Hoste, 



Owen Glendower 42, bearing the broad pendant of 
Sir Robt. Mends, and Bann 20, Capts. Geo. Wm. 
Conway Courtenay and Geo. Woolcombe. The two 
last-mentioned ships were employed on the coast of 
Africa — the others chiefly on the Home station. 
Lieut. Amsinck, who returned to England in May, 
1824, has since been on half-pay. 

He married, 4 Jan. 1827, Charlotte Elizabeth, only 
daughter of the Rev. Geo. Wilson, of Kirby Hall, 
CO. Norfolk. Agent — Frederick Dufaur. 



ANDEKSON. (Lieut., 1842. f-p., 14; h-p., 1.) 
Alexander Anderson entered the Navy 18 July, 
1832 ; passed his examination 17 Sept. 1838 ; and, as 
Mate of the Blonde 42, Capt. Thos. Bourchier, 
was afterwards most actively employed on the coast 
of China. During the hostilities in that quarter he 
served in the boats at the capture of several rafts, 
and of the last fort protecting the approaches to 
Canton, 13 March, 1841 ; took a similar part in the 
ensuing capture of that city ; was officially men- 
tioned by Capt. Bourchier, on the occasion of the 
capture of Amoy, 26 Aug. following, as a " young 
officer of much promise ;" and on 10 Ociif commanded 
a gun-boat at the reduction of Chinghae.* In 1842 
he assisted on shore, under Capt. Bourchier, in the 
operations at Tze-kee, the storming of Chapoo, and 
the attack on the batteries of Woosung.f In acknow- 
ledgment of these services, Mr. Anderson was 
awarded a commission dated 23 Dec. 1842. J His ap- 
pointments have since been — 26 Jan. 1844, to the 
CoRNWALLis 72, flag-ship of Sir Wm. Parker — and, 
29 July following, as First Lieutenant, to the Sama- 
KANG 26, surveying-vessel, Capt. Sir Edw. Belcher, 
both employed on the East India station, whence he 
is now on his return. 



ANDERSON. (Commander, 1823. f-p., 15; 
H-p., 31.) 
James Anderson (a) entered the Navy, in Jan. 
1801, as A.B., on board the Blenheim 74, Capt. Peter 
Turner Bover, bearing the flag in the North Sea of 
Sir Arch. Dickson. From June, 1802, until March, 

1807, he served as Midshipman, on the East India 
station, of La Concorde and Photon frigates, both 
commanded by Capt. John Wood. He then be- 
came Acting-Lieutenant of the Sceptre 74, Capt. 
Joseph Bingham ; and on being confirmed, 24 June, 

1808, was appointed to the Christian VII. 80, Capts. 
Joseph Sydney Yorke, John Hancock, and Woodley 
Losack, flag-ship for some time of Sir Edw. Pellew, 
off Flushing. Following the last-mentioned officer, 
in May, 1811, into the Caledonia 120, Mr. Ander- 
son, who continued in that ship until the conclusion 
of the war, served in the two partial actions with 
the French fleet, off Toulon, 5 Nov. 1813, and 13 
Feb. 1814. His subsequent appointments were — 1 
June, 1822, as First Lieutenant, to the Albion 74, 
Capt. Sir Wm. Hoste, guard-ship at Portsmouth — 
and, 30 April, 1823, in a similar capacity, to the Re- 
venge 74, bearing the flag in the Mediterranean of 
Sir Harry Burrard Neale. He was promoted to 
the rank he now holds 25 Nov. following, but has 
not since been afloat. 

Commander Anderson became a widower 31 Mav, 
1845. '' 



ANDERSON. (Commandek, 1842. f-p., 30 ; 
H-p., 9.) 

James Anderson (6) is brother , of Wm. Geo. 
Anderson, Esq., Assistant-Paymaster-General, and 
of Chas. Henry Anderson, Esq., Cashier in the 
General Register Office. 

This officer entered the Navy, 17 Sept. 1808, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Royal William, Capt. 
Hon. Courtenay Boyle, flag-ship at Spithead of Ad- 
miral Geo. Montagu ; and while afterwards serving 
in the Myrtle 18, Capts. Thos. Innes and Clement 
Sneyd, contributed to the capture of two slave- 

* r«eGa2.l841,pp. 1503,1505 ; and Gaz. 1842, pp. 84,397. 
t r. Gaz. 1842, pp. 2391, 3694, 3399. 
t r. Gaz. 1842, p. 3821. 



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ANDERSON— ANDOE— ANDREW. 



vessels on the coast of Africa. In May, 1812, he 
became Midshipman of the Bakfiede 98, Capt. Sir 
Thos. Masterman Hardy, bearing the flag off Lisbon 
of Hon. Geo. Cranficid Berkeley, -with the former 
of whom he removed, towards the close of the same 
year, to the HamilIiIes 74. In that ship Mr. Ander- 
son toolc an active part in the chief operations of 
the American war, including the blockade of Com- 
modore Decatur's squadron in New London, the 
attacks upon Washington, Baltimore, and New Or- 
leans, and the bombardment of Stonington. He 
also, among other detached services, assisted, in the 
boats of the Kamii.i.ies and of a squadron, at the 
capture, 14 Dec. 1814, on Lake Borgne, of five Ame- 
rican gun-boats under Commodore Jones, which did 
not surrender until the British, after a fierce con- 
test, had been occasioned a loss of 17 men killed and 
77 wounded. Between Nov. 1815, and 1817, in 
which year he passed his examination, Mr. Ander- 
son was next employed in the Malta 80, and RivoLi 
74, commanded at Plymouth and Portsmouth by 
Capts. Sir Chas. Ogle and AiskewPaffard Hollis. Un- 
til March, 1822, he afterwards served as Admiralty 
Midshipman, chiefly on the South America station, 
in the Cherokee 10, Capt. Theobald Jones, Owen 
Glendower 42, Capt. Hon. Robt. Cavendish 
Spencer, and Superb 74, and Creole 42, bearing 
each the broad pendant of his old Commander, Sir 
T. M. Hardy. He then in succession joined, as Act- 
ing-Lieutenant, the Alacrity 10, Capt. Hon. Fred. 
Spencer, Doris 42, Capt. Fred. Edw. Venables 
Vernon, and Beaver 10, Capts. Thos. Bourchier 
and Wm. Towushend Dance. Quitting the latter 
vessel in Oct. 1823, Mr. Anderson (who had been 
ofiioially promoted on 1 of the previous March) was 
subsequently appointed — 10 March, 1826, as First 
Lieutenant, to the Cadmds 10, Capts. Chas. Hallo- 
well and Chas. Gordon— 23 June,1827, to the Ganges 
84, flag-ship of Sir Robt. Waller Otway, on the Bra- 
zilian station — in 1830-1, as Senior, to the Bkito- 
mart and Savage sloops, both commanded by Lord 
Edw. Russell, on the coast of Ireland — 18 July, 
1833, to the Coast Guard— and, 3 Feb. 1837, to the 
Howe 120, in which ship, under the successive flags 
of Sir R. W. Otway and Sir Fras. Mason, he served 
for five years as First Lieutenant, at the Nore, and 
in the Mediterranean. He was at length advanced 
to his present rank 25 Feb. 1842; and, since 14 Dec. 
1844, has been in command of the Ranger sloop, on 
the coast of Africa. 



ANDERSON. (Lieut., 1816. f-p., 13 ; h-p., 31.) 
James Anderson (d) entered the Navy, 14 Sept. 
1803, as a Volunteer, oh board the Ulysses 44, Capt. 
Edw. Henry Columbine, on the West India station. 
He there became Midshipman, in April, 1804, of the 
Express, Lieut.-Commanders Glanville, Swiney, 
Spearing, and Senhouse ; and, in Jan. 1809, Master's 
Mate of the Savage 16, Capts. Wm. Robilliard and 
Wm. Ferrie. After a further servitude of two years 
and four months in the Favorite and Recruit 
sloops, Capts. Benj. Clement and Humphrey Fleming 
Senhouse (by the latter of whom he appears to have 
been constituted Prize Master of a captured vessel), 
and in the Salvador del Mundo, flag-ship of Sir 
Robt. Calder, all on the Home station, Mr. Ander- 
son was appointed Master's Mate, 3 Sept. 18fe, of 
the Landrail cutter, of 4 twelve-pounder car- 
ronades and 19 men, Lieut.-Commanders John Hill 
and Robt. Dan. Lancaster. On 12 July, 1814, the 
latter vessel, after two hours of hard fighting, in 
which seven of her men were wounded, was unfor- 
tunately taken by the American privateer schooner 
Syren, mounting 7 comparatively heavy guns, 
with a complement of 75 men, 3 of whom were 
killed and 15 wounded. During the remainder of 
the war, Mr. Anderson was in consequence confined 
in an American prison. Being then released, he 
became successively attached to the Tonnant 80, 
bearing the flag at Bermuda of Hon. Sir Alex. 
Cochrane, and Prince, Queen Charlotte, and 
Bulwark, flag-ships on the Home station of Sir. 
Edw. Thornbrough and Sir Chas. Rowley. Since 



his promotion, which took place 1 May, 1816, he 
has been on half-pay. Agent— J. Hinxman. 

ANDERSON. (Retired Commander, 1 81 7.) 

William Anderson (a) was made a Lieutenant, 
24 April, 1782; and retired with the rank of Com- 
mander, 12 July, 1817. 
He is third on the list. 



ANDOE. (Lieut., 1815. f-p., 11; h-p., 32.) 

James Hilary Andoe entered the Navy, 12 Dee. 
1804, as Second-cl. Vol., on board the Greyhound 
32, Capt. Chas. Elphinstone, ofl^ Havre de Grace ; 
proceeded to the East Indies towards the close of 
1806, as Midshipman of the Macassar 36, Capt. Wm. 
Wilbraham; there served, from Sept. 1807, until 
July, 1812, the last three yeaxs as Master's Mate, 
on board the Russel and Minden 74's, flag-ships 
of Admiral Wm. O'Brien Drury ; was then succes- 
sively appointed, in a similar capacity, to the Mul- 
GKAVE and SwirrsuRE 74's, Capts. Thos. Jas. Maling 
and Wm. Henry Webley, on the Home, Mediter- 
ranean, and West India stations ; and on 4 Feb. 

1815, was promoted to his present rank. He has 
not since been employed. 

ANDREW, C.B. (Reak-Admirai,, 1846. F-p., 16 ; 
H-P., 33.) 

John William Andrew is the son of a clergy- 
man. 

This officer entered the Navy, in June, 1798, as 
A.B., on board the Foddroyast 80, Capt. Sir Thos. 
Byard. After vritnessing the capture, in the follow- 
ing October, of a squadron of French ships under 
Commodore Bompart, destined for the invasion of 
Ireland, he removed, as Midshipman, to the Royal 
George 100, bearing the flag of Lord Bridport in 
the Channel, where, and on the Mediterranean and 
East and West India stations, he subsequently 
served in the SeAhorse 38, Capt. Edw. Jas. Foote, 
Blanche 36, Capt. Zachary Mudge, and Conqueror, 
Leopard, and Canopus, Capt. (afterwards Rear- 
Admiral Sir Thos.) Louis. While under the latter 
ofiicer, he served in the Leopard's boats in the 
celebrated catamaran attack of 1804 on the Bou- 
logne flotilla, and was present in the Canopds in 
Sir John Duckworth's action off St. Domingo, 6 
Feb. 1806. Being advanced to the rank of Lieute- 
nant 2 April following, Mr. Andrew next joined, on 
24 July in the same year, the London 98, Capt. 
Thos. Western, under whom he subsequently es- 
corted the royal family of Portugal to the shores of 
South America. In July, 1809, he was appointed to 
the Ajax 74, Capt. Robt. Waller Otway, and during 
the two years that followed he saw a good deal of 
active boat-service in the Mediterranean. After 
acting for six weeks as Captain of the Rainbow 
frigate, he assumed oificial command, 26 Sept. 1811, 
of the Weazle 18, and on 21 Feb. 1812, was in 
company with the Victorious 74, in the Gulf of 
Venice, when that ship encountered an enemy's 
squadron, consisting of the RivoU 74, Mercure and 
Jena, of 18 guns each, and Mamehuck 8. During 
the operations that ensued, Capt. Andrew, whose 
exertions were extremely creditable, was for 40 
minutes engaged in close action with the Mercure, 
which eventually blew up ; then chased and put (o 
flight the Vena, by whom he had also been opposed; 
and, having likewise driven ofi'the Mamelouci, bore 
up to the assistance of the Victorious, stood across 
the bows of the Rivoli, and twice poured in a broad- 
side—shortly after which the latter ship surren- 
dered."" For his gallant and exemplary conduct 
he was presented, on completing his time, with a 
Post commission, dated 26 Sept. 1812. He lastly 
officiated as Captain, from 1 Oct. 1814, to 24 Jam. 

1816, of the Dee 24, and during that period visited 
Hudson's Bay. He accepted his present rank 1 
Oct. 1846. 

Rear- Admiral Andrew was nominated a C.B. 
4 June, 1815. 



Vide Gaz. 1812, p. 851. 



ANDREW— ANDREWS-ANDROS-ANLEY. 



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ANDREW. (Lieutenant, 1838.) 

Zaccheus Andrew was bom 25 Jtine, 1811. 
This officer entered the Navy, 14 April, 1826, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Gloucester 74, Capt. 
Joshua Sydney Horton, and served the whole of 
his time in that ship, the Sdrlt 10, Capt. Joseph 
Chappel Woolnough, Sappho 28, Capt. Henry Dun- 
das, Windsor Castle 74, Capt. Duncombe PleydcU 
Bouverie, and San Josef 110, flag-ship of Sir Manley 
Dixon, on the Baltic, Lisbon, South America, and 
Home stations. Having passed his examination, 8 
Dec. 1832, he next officiated as Mate, in the "West In- 
dies and oiff Lisbon, of the Bhabamanthus steamer, 
Capt. Geo. Evans, and Hastings 74, bearing the 
flag of Sir "Wm. Hall Gage. As Lieutenant, a rank 
he attained 28 June, 1838, Mr. Andrew's appoint- 
ments were on the South America and Mediter- 
ranean stations— 28 Nov. in that year, to the Gre- 
cian 16, Capt. Wm. Smyth, and, 8 June, 1841, to 
the Veenon 90, Capt. Wm. Walpole. He has not 
since been employed. He married, 3 Oct. 1840, 
Jane, only daughter of Jas. Harvey, Esq., and has 
issue. Agents — Messrs. Stilwell. 



ANDREWS. (Lieut., 1814. r-p., 11 ; h-p., 31.) 
Benjamin Andrews was born, 28 Deo. 1794, in 
London. 

This officer entered the Navy, 4 Oct. 1805, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Savage 16, Capts. Jas. 
Wilkes Maurice, Wm. KobiUiard, and Wm. Perrie. 
During a servitude of more than five years in that 
sloop he assisted, as Midshipman, at the capture, in 
1808, of the Spanish privateer Don Quixote, and was 
present at the reduction, in 1809-10, of the islands 
of Martinique and Guadeloupe. After a further at- 
tachment to the Cdrieux 16, and Theseus 74, Capts. 
Colin Campbell and Wm. Prowse, in the latter of 
which ships we find him employed in escorting the 
East India trade, Mr. Andrews, about the end of 

1813, became Master's Mate of the Hebbus, of 42 
guns and 284 men, Capt. Edm. Pahner, under whom, 
on 27 March, 1814, he commanded the forecastle 
guns, and received three severe contusions at the 
capture of the French frigate L'Etoile, of 44 guns 
and 315 men, which surrendered after a close and 
obstinate combat of two hours and a quarter, that 
cost the British a loss of 13 men killed and 25 
wounded, and the enemy of 40 killed and 73 wounded. 
He afterwards, while in the same ship, assisted in 
landing a body of troops up the Patuxent, witnessed 
the destruction of Commodore Barney's flotilla, and 
was further present at the re-embarkation of the 
army after the capture of Washington. In Nov. 

1814, having been promoted to the rank of Lieute- 
nant on 27 of the previous May, Mr. Andrews 
joined the Wasp 18, Capt. John Fisher, on the 
Halifax station, where he continued until Sept. 1815. 
He next, from 7 Nov. 1818, to 4 Feb. 1819, served in 
the Coast Blockade as Supernumerary-Lieutenant 
of the Severn 40, Capt. Wm. M'CuUooh, but since 
the latter date has been on half-pay. 

He married 28 Aug. 1826. Agents — Goode and 
Lawrence. 



ANDREWS. (Lieut., 1811. f-p., 11 ; h-p., 33.) 
Edward Andrews (4) was born in 1782. 
This officer entered the Navy, 4 Oct. 1803, as 
Midshipman, on board the Musette 12, Lieut.- 
Commanders Bevan, Dundas, and Simpson, on the 
Home station, where, in June, 1805, he joined the 
Beagle 18, Capts. Geo. Digby, Fras. Newoombe, 
and Wm. Brooking Dolling. While under Capt. 
Newcombe he assisted at the capture of the Hazard, 
Vengeur, and Fortune, privateers, carrying alto- 
gether 44 guns and 155 men; bore a warm part in 
the destruction of the French shipping in Basque 
Roads, 11 April, 1809 ; and accompanied the ensuing 
expedition to Flushing. In the early part of 1811 
he was thrice recommended for promotion by his 
Captain for his gallant conduct on as many different 
occasions: the first time, in consideration of his 
having with a detached party captured three smug- 
gling-boats, after he had landed and had desperately 



fought their crews, although supported by a body 
of French soldiers ; secondly, for the spirited man- 
ner in which, with a single boat, he had compelled 
two sloops to run on shore near Boulogne ; and next, 
for having in a similar manner chased and put to 
flight an enemy's privateer. On another occasion 
Mr. Andrews, with but one boat again under his 
orders, and within sight of the French shore, effected 
the capture, in the handsomest manner, of two other 
smuggling-vessels. His exertions were at length 
rewarded with a commission, dated 20 July, 1811 ; 
after which he appears to have served, from Jan. 
1812, to Jan. 1815, on board the Comet sloop, Capts. 
Wm. Shepheard and Geo. Wm. Blainey, on the 
NewfouncQand, West India, and Mediterranean sta- 
tions. He has not since been afloat. 

Lieut. Andrews married, in 1815, Miss Mary Rowse 
Brooking, by whom he has issue ten children. 



ANDROS. (Lieut., 1814. f-p., 12; h-p., 29.) 

Charles Andros entered the Navy, 19 Atlg. 
1806, as Second-cl. Vol., on board the Casopus 80, 
Capt. Thos. Geo. SbortJand, bearing the flags in 
succession of Kear-Admirals Sir Thos. Louis and 
Geo. Martin, under the former of whom he wit- 
nessed the capture, 27 Sept. 1806, of Le President, 
French frigate of 44 guns, and was present in the 
Constantinople and Egyptian expeditions of 1807. 
During a subsequent attachment of two years with 
Capt. Jahleel Brenton to the Spartan, of 46 guns 
and 258 men, he assisted in an attack made in com- 
pany with the Mercury 28, on Pesaro and Cese- 
ratrio, where the fortifications were destroyed and 
25 sail of merchantmen captured; witnessed the 
ensuing surrender of the garrison of the island of 
Lossini ; and co-operated in the reduction of Zante, 
Cephalonia, 'and Cerigo. On 3 May, 1810, Mr. 
Andros further participated in a brilliant victory 
gained by the Spartan in the Bay of Naples over 
a Franco-Neapolitan squadron, carrying in the whole 
95 guns and about 1400 men, on which occasion the 
British lost 10 men killed and 22 wounded, and the 
enemy about 41 killed and 90 wounded. After that 
event he successively Joined the Inconstant 36, 
Capt. John QuUliam, Victory 100, flag-ship of Sir 
Jas. Saumarez, Dictator 64, Capt. John Patti- 
son Stewart, and Scarborough 74, bearing the 
flag of Sear- Admiral John Ferrier. While in the 
Dictator, on the Baltic station, we find Mr. An- 
dros serving in the boats of that ship at the cutting 
out of a Danish lugger ; and, on 6 July, 1812, as- 
sisting, in company with the Calypso 18, at the 
capture and destruction, within the rocks of Mar- 
doe, on the coast of Norway, of an entire Danish 
squadron, consisting of the Nayaden, of 48 guns, the 
Laland, Samsoe, and Kiel sloops, and several gun- 
boats, after a long conflict, which cost the Dictator 
a loss of 5 men killed and 24 w^ounded, and the 
enemy of 300 killed and wounded. He was ulti- 
mately confirmed to a Lieutenancy, 9 Aug. 1814, in 
the RiUN 38, Capt. Chas. Malcolm, on the West 
India station, and was afterwards appointed in suc- 
cession to the Bustard, Capt. Lord John Hay, and 
Perseus 22, Capts. Edw. Henry A'Court, Thos. 
Huskisson, and Thos. Rich. Toker, employed on the 
Home station. With the exception of a three years' 
attachment, from April, 1824, to April, 1827, to the 
Britannia 120, flag-ship at Plymouth of Sir Jas. 
Saumarez, Mr. Andros has been on half-pay since 
11 July, 1816. 

He married, 28 Oct. 1830, Mary, second daughter 
of Thos. Godfrey Dobree, Esq. 



ANLEY. (Lieut., 1815. r-p., 8 ; h-p., 32.) 

William Anlet entered the Navy, 19 Nov. 1807, 
as Midshipman, on board the Neptune 98, Capts. 
Sir Thos. Williams and Chas. Dilkes, flag-ship after- 
wards of Sir Alex. Cochrane, in which he assisted 
at the capture, in Feb. and April, 1809, of the 
island of Martinique, and of the French 74-gun 
sWp D'ffaupoult. After serving for some time 
with Sir Alex. Cochrane in the Pompee 74, and 
Statira 38, and co-operating in the reduction of 



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ANNESLEY— ANSON-ANTHONY. 



Guadeloupe, ne Joined the Dkagon 74, bearing ths 
flag of Sir Fras. Laforey, on leaving whom, in Feb. 
1811, he appears to have been employed for two 
years with Capt. Dilkee, in the Castok 32, on the 
Jamaica and Mediterranean stations. He then be- 
came successively attached to the Biake 74, Capt. 
Edw. Codrington, Forth 40, Capt. Sir Wm. Bolton, 
and ToNNANT 80, bearing the flag of Sir A. Coch- 
rane ; and, in Sept. 1814, was appointed Acting- 
Lieutenant of the BoYAL Oak 74. In that ship he 
served under Sir Pulteney Malcolm in the ensuing 
attack upon New Orleans. Since his official pro- 
motion, which took place 13 June, 1815, he has 
been on half-pay. Agents— Halle tt and Robinson. 

ANNESLEY. (Commander, 1814- f-p., 18; 
H-P., 30.) 

FrawciS Charles Annesley died, 30 Jan. 1846. 

This officer entered the Navy, in Jan. 1798, as a 
Volunteer, on board the Greyhound 32, Capt. Rich. 
Let, on the "West India station ; became Midship- 
man, in Feb. 1799, of the America 64, Capt. John 
Smith, in the North Sea ; served, during a subse- 
quent attachment of four years to the Thames 32, 
Capts. Wm. Lukin and Aiskew Paffard Hollis, in Sir 
Jas. Saumarez' action vrith the combined squadrons 
in the Gut of Gibraltar, 13 July, 1801 ; and after 
a further employment of 18 months with Capt. 
Stephen Thos. Uigby in the Vestal and Abgo 
frigates, on the Home and Africa stations, was ap- 
pointed Acting-Lieutenant, in Oct. 1806, of the 
Arab 22, Capt. Keith Maxwell. Being officially 
promoted while in the West Indies, by commission 
dated 14 Jan. 1808, he next served as Lieutenant, 
from April following until March, 1812, of the Pilot 
18, Capt. John Toup Nicolas, on the Mediterranean 
station. During that period Mr. Annesley bore a 
distinguished share in many gallant and important 
enterprizes, particularly on 8 July, 1810, when, in 
conjunction with Lieut. Geo. Penruddocke, he 
brought out two gun-boats well fastened to a small 
island on the coast of Naples, and thence defended 
by a heavy fire of musketry — on 25 of the same 
month, when he similarly shared in the capture and 
destruction of 31 transports, laden with stores and 
provisions for Murat's army at Scylla, together with 
seven large gun-boats and five armed scampavias* — 
in April, 1811, when he was especially noticed for 
his zeal and exertions in getting oif three vessels 
hauled high on the beach under the town of Monas- 
teracci, and protected by a party of soldiers and 
armed peasantry — and on 26 May following, when 
the boats of the Pilot, under the orders of Lieut. 
Alex. Campbell and himself, took and destroyed, 
on the beach close to the town of Strongoli, four 
settees, laden with commissariat stores, and guarded 
by a tower within half musket-shot distance, as well 
as by a detachment of at least 140 troops. Until 
advanced to the rank of Commander, 30 Jnly, 1814, 
Mr. Annesley afterwards served in the Grampus, 
Vestal, and Venerable, flag-ships in the "West 
Indies of Rear- Admirals Sir Fras. Laforey and Philip 
Chas. Durham. He then successively joined the 
Satellite, Spider, and Heron sloops, the latter of 
which he paid off about Sept. 1815. Commander 
Annesley was not afterwards employed. 



ANSON. (Captaik, 1841. p-p., 17; h-p., 6.) 

Talavera Vernon Anson, born 26 Nov. 1809, is 
second son of Gen. Sir Geo. Anson, G.C.B. (Gover- 
nor of Chelsea Hospital, Colonel of the 4th Dragoon 
Guards, Equerry to the Duchess of Kent, and Groom 
of the Bedchamber to Prince Albert), by Frances, 
daughter of the late John Hamilton, Esq., and sister 
of Sir Fred. Hamilton, Bart. Capt. Anson, a col- 
lateral descendant of Vice-Admiral Lord Anson, 
is nephew of Gen. Sir "Wm. Anson, Bart., G.C.B., 
also of the late Viscount Anson, and first cousin 
(vrith Lieut. Thos. Anson, R.N.) of the Earl of 
Lichfield, formerly Postmaster-General. His sister, 
Mary Anne, married Robert Plumer "Ward, Esq., 
the distinguished novelist, and is consequently 

* rWuGa^ 181(1, p. 1850. 



step-mother of H. G. Ward, Esq., the present Se- 
cretary to the Admiralty. 

This officer entered the Navy, 16 June, 1824, on 
board the Britomart 10, Capt. Octavius Venablea 
Vernon, with whom, and Capts. Hon. C^. Or- 
lando Bridgeman and Hon. Rich. Saunders Dundas, 
he afterwards served in the Primrose 18, Rattle- 
snake 28, and Belvidera 42, on the West India 
and Mediterranean stations, until advanced to the 
rank of Lieutenant, 12 March, 1823. His appoint- 
ments in the latter capacity were, 3 Sept. 1831, to 
the Spartiate 76, Capt. Kobt. Tait, 12 June, 1834, 
to the Blonde 46, Capt. Fras. Mason, and 14 Feb. 
1837, to the Sebingapatam 46, Capt. John Leith, 
in which ships he appears to have been employed 
both in South America and in the West Indies. Ob- 
taining a second commission, 30 June, 1838, Capt. 
Anson, on 12 Dec. 1839, assumed command of the 
Pylades 18. For his subsequent services in China, 
where he took an able and indefatigable part in the 
operations against Canton, and witnessed the fall of 
Amoy, he was elevated to Post-rank, 8 June, 1841.* 
He returned to England in 1842, and now com- 
mands the Eurydice 22. 

Capt. Anson married, 13 June, 1843, Sarah Ann, 
daughter of the late Rich. Potter, Esq., of Manches- 
ter, by whom (who died 5 May, 1846) he had issue. 
Agents — Messrs. Chard. 



ANSON. (Lieutenant, 1843. f-p., 9 ; h-p., 3.) 
Thomas Anson was bom 24 May, 1820, and died 
in 1845. He was fourth son of the Hon. and Rev. 
Fred. Anson, Prebendary of Southwell, by Mary 
Anne, only daughter of the Rev. Rich. Levett, of 
Milford, CO. Stafford ; and^first cousin of Capt. Tala- 
vera Vernon Anson, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 2 June, 1833, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Asia 84, Capt. Peter 
Richards, off Lisbon. The whole of his time ap- 
pears to have been served in that ship, and in the 
Pique 36, Hercules 74, and Fly 18, Capts. Hon. 
Henry John Rous, Maurice Fred. Fitzhardinge 
Berkeley, Russell Eliott, and Granville Gower Loch 
— the last four years on the South America station. 
Passing his examination 8 Aug. 1840, he next be- 
came Mate in succession of the Indus 78, Capt. Sir 
Jas. Stirling, and Cobnwallis 72, bearing the flag 
of Sir Wm. Parker. While in the latter ship, on 
the China station, he was present, in the course of 
1842, at the capture of Chapoo, the attack on the 
batteries of Woosung, the reduction of Shanghae, 
the storming of Chin-Keang-Foo, and the pacifica^ 
tion of Nanldn. He obtained his commission 17 
Feb. 1843, and from 13 April following imtil 18 
July, 1844, served on the South America and Me- 
diterranean stations in the Cormorant steam-ves- 
sel, Capt. Geo. Thos. Gordon, Queen 110, flag-ship 
of Sir Edw. W. C. R. Owen, and Aigle 24, Capt. 
Lord Clarence Edw. Paget. During the few 
months that preceded his death Mr. Anson was 
unemployed. Agent — J. Chippendale. 

ANTHONY. (Commander, 1813. p-p., 21; 
H-p., 33.) 
Charles Anthony entered the Navy, 6 March, 
1793, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Russel 74, 
Capts. John Willet Payne and Thos. Larcom, the 
former of whom, after participating in the actions 
of Howe and Bridport, he rejoined, in Otet. 1796, on 
board the Impetuehx 74. During the three follow- 
ing years he served, as Midshipman and Master's 
Mate, under Sir Thos. Livingstone, Sir Home Pop- 
ham, and other officers, in the Expedition arme'e en 
flute, on the Home station, subsequently to which he 
sailed for the Mediterranean as Acting-Lieutenant 
of the Alkmaar 54, Capt. Thos. Elphinstone, and 
was there confirmed, from the Minotaur 74, bear- 
ing the flag of Lord Keith, into the Blonde, Capt. 
John Burn, 29 Aug. 1800. For his services, as First 
of that ship, in the expedition of 1801 to Egypt, 
where he assisted at the disembarkation of tlie 
troops in Aboukir Bay, commanded a gun-boat up 

* Fide Gaz. 1841, pp. 1503, 1604, S506 ; and Gaz. 1842, p. S3. 



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the Nile and on Lake Mareotis, and was present at 
the capture of Alexandria, Mr. Anthony received 
the Turkish gold medal. Being next appointed, 20 
July, 1804, to, the Britannia 100, bearing the flag 
of Lord Northesk, he took part in the battle of 
Trafalgar, and on the overthrow of the combined 
fleets was placed in charge of oue of the prizes, the 
Siviftsure 74, wliich ship, however, in conseq_uence 
of the injuries she had received, be was soon com- 
pelled to abandon. From 19 June, 1806, until pro- 
moted to the rank of Commander, 29 Dec. 1813, 
Mr. Anthony was next employed, as First Lieute- 
nant, on the Home, West India, and Canada sta- 
tions, of the EoYAii George 100, flag-ship of Sir 
John Duckworth, Acasta 40, Capt. Philip Beaver, 
HippoMENES 16, Capt. Edw. Woolcombe, HAKPr 14, 
Capt. Geo. Wm. Blainey, St. Domingo 74, flag-ship 
of Sir Kich. Strachan, and Wolfe 18, bearing the 
broad pendant of Sir Jas. Lucas Yeo. While Acting- 
Captain of the Hakpy, he covered the landing of 
the troops on the island of Walcheren, in Aug. 1809, 
and assisted at the ensuing reduction of Flushing. 
When afterwards with Sir Jas. Yeo on Lake On- 
tario, we find the subject of this memoir, in June, 
1813, commanding a division of gun-boats in a very 
gallant and successful encounter vrith the Ameri- 
cans at Forty-Mile Creek, and also assisting at the 
capture of two of their schooners, of a depot of pro- 
visions at Genesee Kiver, and of other supplies irom 
Great Sodus.* He subsequently took part in three 
actions with Commodore Chaunoey's squadron, viz. 
on 10 Aug., when the British took two of his vessels 
— in a partial action fought on 11 Sept. off Genesee 
River — and in another which took place on 28 of 
the same month. Being appointed, on the day of 
his promotion, to the command of the Star brig, 
he further co-operated with Sir Jas. Yeo, and be- 
haved much to the satisfaction of that gallant ofi&cer, 
at the capture of Fort Oswego, on which occasion, 
6 May, 1814, he united with the Charwell in 
covering the boats containing the troops. t Since 
his return to England, in Deo. 1814, Commander 
Anthony has been on half-pay. 



ANTHONY. (Lieut., 1808. f-p., 29 jk-p., 17.) 
Mark Anthony is son of the late Joseph Anthony, 
Esq., by his second wife, Miss Lambert, of Camagh, 
00. Wexford ; and grandson of Peter Anthony, Esq., 
of Carrig Castle, co. Waterford, who served as Cap- 
tain in one of the Irish regiments under Louis XV., 
and fought at Fontenoy. 

This officer entered the Navy, 14 July, 1801, as 
Midshipman, on board the Hunter 18, Capts. Geo. 
Jones and Sam. Hood Inglefield, and served in the 
boats of that vessel when they sustained a loss of 15 
men killed in an inefiectual attempt made, towards 
the close of 1803, to bring out several armed mer- 
chantmen fastened in a secure manner to the beach 
in a small harbour, on the west side of the island of 
Cuba. After the latter event he became Master's 
Mate of the Ci.obinde frigate, Capts. Cathcart and 
M'Donald, and, in Sept. 1804, joined the Naiad 38, 
Capts. Jas. Wallis and Thos. Dundas, one of Lord 
Nelson's repeaters in the action ofi' Trafalgar, 21 
Oct. 1805, on which occasion he assisted in towing 
the BeIiLeisle 74, from her perilous position near 
the shoals, and had the good fortune to rescue, in a 
boat, 56 of the officers and crew of the French ship 
Achille before she blew up. The Naiad, who had 
previously effected a very gallant escape from a 
powerful French squadron, appears to have been also 
much engaged with Spanish gun-boats and batteries. 
Shortly after his junction of the Theseus 74, Capt. 
John Poo Beresford, Mr. Anthony was promoted to 
the rank of Lieutenant by commission, dated 22 
April, 1808, and appointed to the Fury bomb, Capt. 
John Sanderson Gibson, on the Baltic station, where 
he received a severe injury in the thigh by the re- 
coiling of a gun, which he was in the act of point- 
ing at a Danish gun-boat. On removing with Capt. 
Gibson to the Sarpen IS, he accompanied, as First 
Lieutenant of that sloop, the expedition to the Wal- 
* Vide Gaz. 1813, p. 2081. f ^- ^"- 18'<. P- '369. 



cheren, and did good service to several of the trans- 
ports. On 12 April, 1811, he was appointed to the 
Stately 64, Capts. Kobt. Campbell and Edw. Stir- 
ling Dickson, under whom he was actively em- 
ployed, on boat duty and otherwise, at the defence 
of Cadiz and Tarifa, until 20 Nov. following, when 
he was compelled to invalid, owing to a fracture of 
the leg and dislocation of the ankle-joint. From 
Oct. 1814, until 1818, Mr. Anthony further served, 
in the Obestes 16, Capt, Wm. Robt. Smith, and in 
the BoYNE and Queen Charlotte, flag-ships of Sir 
Edw. Thombrough, on the Irish and Portsmouth 
stations. He was then appointed Harbour-Master 
of Dunmore East, of which situation, on its abolition 
in 1832, he was deprived without the slightest com- 
pensation, although he had originally obtained it 
under the idea of its being a life-appointment, and 
had been thereby prevented from otherwise working 
his promotion. He has not since been employed. 

ANTRAM. (Lieut., 1802. r-P., 16 ; h-p., 38.) 
George Antbam is son of Simon Antram, Esq., 
Purser and Paymaster, K.N. ; brother of the late 
Lieut. Chas. Aubrey Antram, R.N. (1810) ; and 
also of the present Lieut. S. E. Antram, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 23 Oct. 1793, as 
Captain's Servant, on board the Inflexible 64, Capt. 
Solomon Ferris; removed as Midshipman, 1 Jan. 
1794, to the Enterprise receiving-ship in the river 
Thames, Lieut.-Commanders Edw. Howarth and 
John Yetts ; and from 10 March, 1798, until 22 July, 
1799, served in the Vanguard 74, and Foudroy- 
ANT 80, bearing each the flag of Lord Nelson, under 
whom, in the former ship, he was wounded at the 
battle of the Nile, 1 Aug. 1 798. * H e then served for 
three years as Acting-Lieutenant of the Mutine 18, 
Capts. Wm. Hoste and Lord Wm. Fitzroy, on the 
Mediterranean station, and, being confirmed 14 Dec. 
1802, was afterwards employed on the Impress ser- 
vice for a few months in 1803, and in command, from 
11 Nov. in that year until 25 Nov. 1809, of the Dept- 
FORD tender, on the rivers Thames and Medway. He 
has since been on half-pay. Agents — Messrs. Stilwell. 



ANTRAM. (Lieut., 1811. f-p., 13; h-p., 33.) 

Simon Edward Antram, born 28 Feb. 1786, is 
brother of Lieut. Geo. Antram, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 11 March, 1801, as 
A.B., on board the St. George 98, Capts. Thos. 
Masterman Hardy, Lenox Thompson, and Wm. 
Grenville Lobb, successive flag-ship of Lord Nelson 
and Sir Chas. Morice Pole. In March, 1803, after 
serving in the Baltic, off Cadiz, and in the West In- 
dies, he became Master's Mate of the Enterprise 
receiving-ship off the Tower, Lieut.-Commander 
Wm. Somerville ; and while subsequently attached, 
from Jan. 1804, to Jan. 1810, to the Illustrious 74, 
Capts. Sir Chas. Hamilton, Mich. Seymour, Wm. 
Shield, and Wm. Robt. Broughton, he witnessed the 
destruction of the French shipping in Basque Roads, 
and commanded a gun-vessel during the operations 
against Flushing. Until promoted to the rank of 
Lieutenant, 14 June, 1811, Mr. Antram served, on 
the West India station, in the Sparrow, Sappho, 
and Pelorus sloops, Capts. Josh. Ricketts Rowley 
and Hayes O'Grady. He then rejoined the Sappho, 
commanded by the latter officer, and, on 26 May, 
1815, was next appointed to the Censor 10, Capt. 
Josh. Kneeshaw. He was placed on half-pay 10 Oct. 
following, and has not since been afloat. 



APLIN. (Lieutenant, 1811.) 

Benjamin Aplin is brother of Capt. J. G. Aplin 
R.N. ' 

This officer entered the Navy, in Nov. 1805 as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Weymouth, Capt. John 
Draper. Joining, on his return from a voyage to 
the East Indies, the Maes 74, Capts. Robt. Dudley 
Oliver and Wm. Lukin, he assisted, as Midship- 
man, we believe, at the capture of the French frigate 
Le Rhin, of 44 guns, 28 July, 1806 ; was also pre- 
sent at the capture, by a squadron under Sir Sam. 
* nde Gaz. 1798, p. 917. 



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APLIN— APPLEBY. 



Hood, of four other of the enemy's frigates, two of 
which. La Gloire 46, and L' Infatigdble 44, struck 
to the Mars, off Rochefort, 25 Sept. 1806 ; and ac- 
companied the expedition to Copenhagen in Aug. 
and Sept. 1807. After a subsequent attachment of 
three years to the Volontaire 38, Capt. Chas. Bul- 
len, Atlas 98, flag-ship of Vice- Admiral John Child 
Purvis, and Goldfinch and Pheasant sloops, 
Capts. Arden Adderley and John Palmer, in the 
Mediterranean and off the coast of Spain, Mr. ApUn 
was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, 16 May, 
1811. His succeeding appointments were, on the 
North America, West India, and Home stations — 
5 Sept. ISll, to the Reindeer 18, Capts. Peter John 
Douglas, John Geo. Boss, and Wm. Manners— 15 
Aug. 1814, to the Armide 38, Capts. Fras. Temple 
and Sir Edw. Thos. Troubridge— 15 Aug. 1814, to 
the Redwing 16, Capt. Thos. Young— 20 Jan. 1816, 
to the RivoLi 71, Capt. Chas. Ogle— 17 April, 1819, 
to the Hind, Capt. Sir Chas. Burrard — 26 July, 
1821, to the Coast Guard— and, 25 Oct. 1822, 11 Jan. 
1827, and 24 May, 1830, to the command of the 
Swan cutter. Skylark brig, and Messenger 
steamer, which latter vessel he left in 1832. Mr. 
Aplin, since 3 Dec. 1842, has been in command of 
the Acheron steam-sloop, on the Mediterranean 
station. Agent — Joseph Woodhead. 



APLIN. (fliaptain, 1826. f-p., 13; h-p., 33.) 

John George Aplin, born 23 April, 1790, at Ber- 
wick-upon-Tweed, is second son of the late Peter 
Aplin, Esq., Admiral of the White ; brother of 
Lieut. Benj. Aplin, R.N. ; grand-nephew of Christ. 
D'Oyly, Esq., M.P., Comptroller-General of Ac- 
counts during Lord North's administration ; and 
brother-in-law of Lieut. Orlando Orlebar, R.N. 

This ofacer entered the Navy, 9 March, 1801, as a 
Volunteer, on board the Eurydice 24, Capt. Walter 
Bathurst, with whom, on arriving with the ratifica- 
tion of the Peace of Amiens in the East Indies, he 
removed, as Midshipman, to the Terpsichore 32, 
and there, on the renewal of hostilities, came into 
frequent collision with the enemy. On 15 Aug. 1805, 
being off St. Denis, Isle of Bourbon, he assisted in 
one of three boats sent into that port for the purpose 
of cutting out the French corvette La Turhurette^ 
a service which was completely effected, although, 
fully prepared for the attack, the enemy had shel- 
tered their vessel within pistol-shot distance of seve- 
ral heavy batteries, whose fire, as well as that of a 
neighbouring ship, played on the British with de- 
structive effect. In the execution of this very spi- 
rited affair, one boat was sunk, another cut down to 
the water's edge, and the tow-rope. of the remaining 
one cut three times. Mr. Aplin, in common with 
the other officers employed on the occasion, received 
the personal thanks of the Commander-in-Chief, Sir 
Edw. Pellew, whom, after a further servitude -with 
Capt. Bathurst in the Pitt 36, he joined, in Aug. 
1807, on board the Culloden 74. He had not been 
many days, however, in the latter ship before he was 
appointed Acting-Lieutenant of the Psyche frigate, 
from which he appears to have been transferred in 
a similar capacity to the Arrogant 74, Capt. Hon. 
Henry Dawson. B^ing compelled to invalid, from 
the effects of long employment in the East Indies, 
soon after his official promotion, which took place 
13 Feb. 1808, Mr. Aplin remained on half-pay until 
1810, in the course of which year, and the following, 
he successively joined the San Josef 110, flag-ship 
of Sir Chas. Cotton, and Armide 33, Capt. Rich. 
Dalling Dunn, on the Mediterranean and Home 
stations. In May, 1813, he assumed command of 
the Arrow scliooner, of 12 guns, in which vessel he 
shortly afterwards attacked a convoy under the pro- 
tection of two batteries near Quimper, where he 
drove a brig and several other vessels on shore. 
He also perforqied a similar service under the bat- 
teries of Quiberon, at which place he captured the 
Marie Antoinette and Vierge Marie, and succeeded 
in destroying a third vessel. Anchoring subse- 
quently under the batteries close to the harbour of 
Mer de Fife, in the He de Re, Mr. Aplin skilfully 
managed, under the guise of an American privateer, 



so thoroughly to deceive the authorities, that his 
boats were enabled during the night to ef er the 
port and, without creating the slightest suspicion or 
alarm, to bring out the largest of the enemy s ves- 
sels, Le Bon Samaritan. In the course of the same 
year he was actively employed on sl>OTe>^"'ier Sir 
&eo. Ralph Corner, at the siege of St. Sebastian; 
and he next conducted the blockade of Santona in a 
manner so efficient, that, although the enemy pos- 
sessed in that port a corvette, a schooner, and two 
gun-hoats, they were unable to capture any ot the 
numerous British vessels constantly passing. From 
the period of his advancement to the rank of Com- 
mander, 12 March, 1814, Capt. Aplin remained on 
half-pay until 13 Dec. 1823, when he at length suc- 
ceeded in obtaining an appointment to the Grass- 
hopper 18. Proceeding in that sloop to Newfound- 
land, he there assumed command of a small squadron, 
and acquired the high approbation of Sir Willough- 
by Thos. Lake, the Commander-in-Chief, and of the 
Board of Admiralty, for the able and zealous ma,n- 
ner in which he discharged several extrarofflcial 
duties which afterwards devolved upon him in con- 
sequence of the ahoUtion of the civil departments of 
the Navy, and of the absence of the governor of the 
island. He was promoted to Post-rank 28 Jan. 
1826, and, not being able to procure further em- 
ployment, accepted the Retirement, 1 Oct. 1846. 

Capt. Aplin married, in 1816, Anne Elizabeth, 
youngest daughter of the late Vice-Admiral D'Au- 
vergne, Duke of Bouillon, and sister-in-law of Capt. 
Henry Presoott, R.N., C.B. By that lady he has 
issue three sons, of whom the eldest is a Lieutenant 
in H.M. 28th regiment, and the second a Midship- 
man, R.N. Agents— Collier and Snee. 



APPLEBY. (Capt., 1838. f-p., 284 h-p., U.) 

John Frederick Appleby, bom 18 Nov. 1795, 
belongs to the family of Appleby of Soberton, in 
Hampshire (formerly of Thirsk, or Blaik Hamilton), 
and is son of John Appleby, Esq., an agriculturist 
of that place. 

This officer entered the Navy, in March, 1805, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., ,on board the Queen 98, Capt. Fras. 
Pender, bearing the flag, off Cadiz, of Hear- Admiral 
John Knight, with whom he continued to serve, in 
the same ship, and the Gderrier, until April, 1806. 
During the latter part of that period he saw a good 
deal of boat service, and was much employed, as 
Midshipman, in affording protection to the numerous 
convoys passing through the Gut of Gibraltar. Until 
promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, 10 Feb. 1815, 
he was subsequently employed, chiefly on the Home 
and Mediterranean stations, in the San Josef 110, 
successive flag-ship of Sir Chas. Cotton and Sir Jas. 
Saumarez, Minstrel 18, Capts. John Hollinworth, 
Ralph Randolph Wormeley, and John Campbell, 
Wizard 16, Capt. John Bowker, San Josef again, 
beajipg the flag of Sir Chas. Cotton, Derweht 18, 
Capt. Geo. Manners Sutton, Dromedary store-ship, 
Master-Commander Sam. Perkins Pritcbard, Bris- 
tol arme'e en flute, Capt. Geo. Wyndham, Akbar 60, 
Capts. Archibald Dickson and Chas. BuUen, and 
Puissant 74, Capt. Benj. Wm. Page. While in the 
Minstrel, Mr. Appleby assisted at the capture, in 
the Adriatic, of the national schooner Ortenzia, 
pierced for 16, but carrying only 10 guns, 16 July, 
1808 ; and, on 10 Deo. 1813, served with the boats 
of a squadron under Capt. Fras. Wm. Fane, at the 
destruction of a large convoy, protected by two bat- 
teries in the mole of Palamos, where, out of 600 
British officers and men, upwards of 200 were killed, 
wounded, and taken prisoners. As Acting-Lieute- 
nant of the Bristol, we find him serving in the boats 
at the capture of La Petite Louise privateer, and 
also present at the siege of Tarragona, in June, 1813. 
His appointments, subsequently to his promotion, 
were— 3 May, 1815, to the Nimrod 18, Capt. Geo. 
Hilton, employed for the purpose of intercepting 
Napoleon Buonaparte after the battle of Waterloo — 
and, in July, 1817, and Jan. 1824, to the Queen 
Charlotte and Victory, bearing the flags, at Ports- 
mouth, of Sir Edw. Thornbrough, Sir Geo. Camp- 



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bell, Sir Jas. Hawkins Whitshed, Sir Geo. Martin, 
and Sir Kobt. Stopford. During the whole period 
of his being borne on the books of those two ships, 
a term of eleven years and one month, Mr. Appleby 
commanded the Linnet and Scorpion tenders, and 
rendered much valuable service to the Revenue. 
Being advanced to the rank of Commander 28 Aug. 
1828, he afterwards, from 1 March, 18.31, until April, 
1836, and from 29 March, 1837, untiljpromoted to 
Post-rank, 29 Jan. 1838, served in the Coast Guard. 
Since the latter date he has been on half-pay. 

Capt. Appleby married, 14, Nov. 1827, Ellen, 
eldest daughter of Wm. Osbom, Esq,, of Leominster, 
near Arundel, Sussex. Agents— Messrs. .Stilwell. 



APPLEBY. (Eetibed Commander, 1840. p-p., 
12 ; H-p., 43.) 

YoiTNG Appleby entered the Navy, 18 Nov. 1792, 
as Boatswain's Servant, on board the Alfred 74, 
Capt. John Bazeley. After sharing in Lord Howe's 
action, 1 June, 1794, he joined the Blenheim 98, 
Capt. Thos. Lenox Fredeuick, and while under that 
officer was present in Hotham's. skirmish with the 
French fleet, 13 July, 1795, and lost a leg in the 
battle fought off Cape St. Vincent, 14 Feb. 1797. 
He then became attached in succession to the Cam- 
bridge 80, flag-ship of Sir Rich. King, Haeklem 
64, Capt. Geo. Burlton, Cambridge again, bearing 
the flag of Sir Thos. Pasley, Komiilds 36, Capt. John 
Culverhouse, and Royal William, flag-ship of Ad- 
miral Milbanke. Obtaining a commission, dated 
4 Dec. 1799, he next served, from Aug. 1800, to 
April, 1802, in the Act.eon 44, Capt. Philip Hire, 
attached to the Impress service at Liverpool, and, 
from 20 June, 1803, until 27 Oct. 1806, had com- 
mand of a Signal station on the coastjof Dorsetshire. 
On one occasion, when in a boat belonging to the 
AcTjEON, with only three men, he entered a vessel 
having 200 sailors on board, of whom he brought 
away 17, and drove 30 over the sides. During his 
semaphoric command, Mr. Appleby volunteered, on 
another occasion, to attack at noonday, with only 
27 fencibles, a French privateer carrying 14 guns and 
about 80 men. He was admitted to the out-pension 
of Greenwich Hospital 22 Sept. 1806, and, on 7 Jan. 
1840, accepted the rank he now holds. 

Commander Appleby married, 4 Nov. 1803, and 
has issue one son. 



APEEECE. (Retired Commander, 1840. p-p., 
16; H-p., 32.) 
William Apbeeoe entered the Navy, in Jan. 
1799, as a Volunteer, on board the Venerable 74, 
Capt. Sir Wm. Geo. Fairfax, and, on 2 July follow- 
ing, was present in an attack made by Rear- Admiral 
Chas. Morice Pole on a Spanish squadron lying in 
Aix Roads. Between 1801 and the date of his pro- 
motion to the rank of Lieutenant, 22 Jan. 1806, he 
served as Midshipman and Master's Mate, on the 
West India, Home, and Africa stations, of the Cou- 
ragedx 74, Capts. Bowen and Thos. Sotheby, Wind- 
sor Castle and Leander, flag-ships of Sir Andrew 
Mitchell, Camel store-ship, Capt. Thos. Garth, Eu- 
genie, Capt. Chas. Webb, Eclipse gun-brig, Lieut.- 
Commander Geo. Price, and Arab 22, Capt. Keith 
Maxwell. He then joined the Excellent 74, Capt. 
John West, fitting at Portsmouth, and on being next 
appointed to the Blanche 38, Capt. Sir Thos. Lavie, 
was wrecked, and taken prisoner, off Ushant, 4 
March, 1807. From that period Mr. Apreece was 
detained in captivity until the conclusion of hosti- 
lities. Unable to procure further employment, he 
at length, on 10 July, 1840, retired With the rank 
of Commander. Agents — Messrs. Ommanney. 



APTHOEP. (Lieutenant, 184.5.) 

Shirley Apthorp passed his examination 1 June, 
1836. For the space of five years he served as Mate, 
chiefly on the Mediterranean and Africa stations, 
on board the Alecto steamer, Lieut.-Commander 
Wm. Hoseason, THONDEnER 84, Capt. Dan. Pring, 
Hydra steam-sloop, Capt. Horatio Beauman Young, 
Rapid 10, Lieut.-Commander Edw. Chas. Earle, 



and Alert sloop, Capt. Chas. John Bosanquet. On 
obtaining his commission, 24 March, 1845, he joined 
the Penelope steam - frigate. Commodore Wm. 
Jones, also employed off the coast of Africa. Since 
19 Deo. 1845, Mr. Apthorp has been attached to the 
Tortoise store-ship, at Ascension, Capt. Arthur 
Morrell. 



ARABIN. (©aptatll, 182.3. P-P., 20 ; H-P., 28.) 
Septimus Arabin, descended from one of the 
oldest families of Provence, in France, a branch of 
which settled in England at the period of the Revo- 
lution in 1688, is son of the late Henry Arabin, Esq., 
by Ann Grant, of the Grants of BaUendaUack. One 
of his brothers, George, died a Captain in H.M. 54th 
regiment; another, Frederick, became a Captain in 
the Royal Artillery ; and a third, Augustus, died a 
Lieutenant, R.N. (1815), in Sept. 1839. 

This oflicer entered the Navy, 27 April, 1799, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Tigre 80, Capt., after- 
wards Rear-Admiral, Sir Wm. Sidney Smith, under 
whom, vpith the exception of a few months during 
the peace, he continued to serve, in the same ship, 
and in the Antelope 50, and Pompee 74, until the 
summer of 1807. During the latter part of the war 
he appears to have been. much employed in co-ope- 
ration with the Turks on the coast of Syria ; and 
we subsequently find him, on the renewal of hostili- 
ties, coming into frequent collision with the enemy 
in the Channel and North Sea, particularly on 24 
March, 1804, when he acquired the public thanks of 
Sir Sidney Smith for the gallant and judicious man- 
ner in which, after, every officer senior to himself 
had been wounded, he boarded, in the Antelope's 
boats, and carried, although he had been exposed 
for 45 minutes , to a heavy fire, a Dutch armed 
schuyt, moored at the entrance of the East Scheldt, 
and in every way prepared, for an obstinate resist- 
ance. On his removal, as Master's Mate, in 1806, 
to the Pompee, Mr. Ajabin was invested by his 
patron with the command of a Sicilian armed vessel, 
in which he conveyed the first supply of ammuni- 
tion to Gaeta, during its siege by the French. He 
assisted also in disarming the coasts of Naples and 
Calabria, from thO' gulf of Salerno to Scylla ; and 
was present at the capture of the latter fortress. 
Attending afterwards the expedition to the Darda- 
nells, he there witnessed, in the capacity of Acting- 
Lieutenant, Sir Sidney Smith's destruction of a 
Turkish squadron, and for his gallantry in cutting 
out a gun-boat,- and the assistance he afforded in 
consummating the destruction of a battery of 31 
guns, was a second time publicly thanked by Sir 
Sidney, and formed one of the only two Lieutenants 
whose names were mentioned in Sir John Duck- 
worth's first despatch.* During the operations 
against Copenhagen in Aug. and Sept. 1807, Mr. 
Arabin, who still continued to serve in the Pompee, 
under the flag of Hon. Henry Edwin Stanhope, 
commanded a division of boats at the landing of the 
army, took part in many smart encounters with the 
enemy's flotilla, and, in acknowledgment of his ser- 
vices throughout, was personally presented by the 
above officer to Lord Gambler, and earnestly recom- 
mended for promotion. In the mean time, however, 
he had been officially promoted into the Pompee by 
commission, dated 4 Aug. 1807. His subsequent 
appointments were— 6 Feb. 1808, to the Foudkoy- 
ant 80, bearing the flag of Sir W. S. Smith, in South 
America — 5 Feb. 1810, to the Theseds 74, Capt. 
Wm. Prowse, stationed in the North Sea — and, in 
the course of 1812, to the Tremendods 74, and 
HiBERNiA 110, as Flag-Lieutenant to Sir W. S. 
Smith, in the Mediterranean. After witnessing Sir 
Edw. Pellew's two partial actions with the French 
fleet off Toulon, he was promoted to the rank of 
Commander 27 July, 1814 ; but, unsuccessful in his 
applications for employment, remained on half-pay 
from that period until 2 July, 1821, when he at 
length obtained an appointment to the Argds 18, 
on the Halifax station. Acquiring Post-rank 20 
March, 1823, Capt. Arabin next, on 23 Dec. 1825, 



• Fide Gaz. 1807, p. sg.i 



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ARBUTHNOTT-ARCHBOLD-ARCHER-ARGLES-ARGUIMBAU. 



joined the North Star 28, in which frigste he suh- 
sequently captured several Spanish and Brazilian 
slavers, and ultimately returned to Portsmouth -with 
Viscount Strangford, Envoy-Extraordinary at Rio 
Janeiro. He paid the North Star off in 1829, and 
accepted the retired half-pay, 1 Oct. 1846. 

Capt. Arabin married Maria, second daughter of 
the late Sir Geo. Berryman Rumbold, Bart., Consul- 
General at Hamburgh, afterwards step-daughter 
of Admiral Sir Wm. Sidney Smith, K.C.B., and 
aunt of the present Sir Cavendish Stuart Kumbold, 
Bart. Agest — J. Hinxman. 



ARBUTHNOTT, K.C.C., K.S.F. (Cajtatlt, 
1824. F-P., 13; H-P., 31.) 
Alexander Dundas Young Arbuthnott, a lineal 
descendant of the first Viscount Arbuthnott, through 
his second marriage, and heir to the title and estates 
of the present nobleman after his own immediate 
family, is only son, by Miss Murray, of Canada, of 
the late Robt. Arbuthnott, Esq., Lieut. -Colonel of 
the 31st foot, who died on board the Raymond of 
wounds he had received at Ste. Lucie, 10 July, 1796. 
This ofiicer entered the Navy, 9 April, 1803, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Northumberland 74, 
Capt. Hon. Alex. Inglis Cochrane. During a sub- 
sequent attachment of nearly seven years to the 
Maes 74, Capts. Geo. Duff, Robt. Dudley Oliver, 
Wm. Lukin, and Henry Raper, of which ship he 
was created a Lieutenant, 26 Oct. 1809, Mr. Arbuth- 
nott took part, as Midshipman, in the battle of 
Trafalgar, 21 Oct. 1805 — assisted at the capture of 
the French frigate £e Rhin^ of 44 guns, 28 July, 
1806 — was also present at the capture, by a squadron 
under Sir Sam. Hood, of four other of the enemy's 
frigates, two of which, La Gloire 46, and L'ln- 
fatigabh _44, struck to the Mars off Rochefort, 25 
Sept. 1806 — accompanied the expedition to Copen- 
hagen in Aug. and Sept. 1807 — and saw much gun- 
boat service in the Baltic in 1808-9. Being subse- 
quently appointed, 27 June, 1811, after a short ser- 
vitude in the Christian VII. 80, bearing the flag 
of Rear-Admiral Philip Chas. Durham, to the Im- 
pregnable 98, successive flag-ship of Admiral Wm. 
Young and H.R.H. the Duke of Clarence, Mr. 
Arbuthnott co-operated in the reduction of the 
islands of North and South Beveland, was present 
at the capture of Antwerp, and, having as First 
Lieutenant escorted to England the Emperor of 
Russia and the King of Prussia, assisted at the 
grand naval review held at Spithead. Assuming 
on that occasion the rank of Commander, by com- 
mission dated 27 June, 1814, he next joined, 24 
April, 1823, the Jasper 10, and in that vessel, on 
being sent on a mission to St. Petersburg, had the 
honour of entertaining His Imperial Majesty and 
all the Court. Until posted, 14 Oct. 1824, he after- 
wards held the successive colnmand of the Redwing 
18, and Terror bomb— the latter employed on lie 
second expedition against Algiers. His retirement 
took place 1 Oct. 1846. 

Although Capt. Arbuthnott has since been on 
half-pay, he has not been inactive. Accompanying 
the British Auxiliary Legion to Spain, as Colonel on 
the Staff, he there became Colonel-Commandant, in 
Sept. 1835, of the depot at Santander and of the 
Convent of Carban, and was afterwards created a 
Knight Commander of the distinguished order of 
Charles III. by the Queen Regent, as a reward for 
his services in relieving San Sebastian when closely 
besieged by the Carlist troops, as also of the order 
of San Fernando for his gallantry in conducting the 
forlorn hope at the storming of Irun. When the 
Legion returned to England in 1838, Capt. Arbuth- 
nott had attained the rank of Brigadier-General in 
the Spanish service. We next, in 1840, find him, 
at the recommendation of the First Lord of the 
Admiralty, appointed by Lord Palmerston to serve 
in Syria, as a Captain in the Navy, with Gen. 
Mitchell and the Commission employed in concert 
with the Turkish army to drive Ibrahim Pacha and 
the Egyptian forces out of that country. On the 
Commission being recalled, in 1842, he was presented 



by the Sultan with a gold medal Capt Arbuth- 
nott, who had been appointed •''Nov. 1824 one of 
the Gentlemen of the Privy Chamber to George IV., 
Tolds The same oflice under Her present Majesty 
He married, in May, 1826, Catherine Maria, ttod 
daughter of Chas. Eustace, Esq., of Robertstown, 
CO liildare, claimant of the Viscounty of Baltmg- 
lass, by whom he has issue a daughter. Agent— J. 
Hinxman. 

AECHBOLD. (Lieut, 1816. r-p., 8; h-p., 31.) 
William Augustus Archeold entered the Navy, 
14 July 1808, as Ordinary, on board the Curieux 
sloop, stationed in the West Indies, where be be- 
came Midshipman, in Aug. 1809, of the Surinam 18, 
and served, from Dec. 1810, to April, 1812, m the 
Gloire frigate, Capt. Jas. Carthew. Joining next 
the BABrLEUR 98, he witnessed in that ship Sir 
Edw Pellew's partial engagements with the French 
fleet off Toulon, 5 Nov. 1813, and 13 Feb. 1814 ; 
after which he removed successively to the Eoval 
Sovereign and Rotal Charlotte yachts, Caj)ts. 
Sir Edw. Berry, Sir Edw. W. C. R. Owen, and Geo. 
Scott. He has not, since his promotion to the rank 
of Lieutenant, which took place 11 March, 1816, 
been employed. Agents — HaUett and Robinson. 

AECHEE. (Lieut., 1808. i^p., 15; h-p., 31.) 

Thomas Archer entered the Navy, in March, 
1801, as A. B., on board the Triton 32, Capt. Robt. 
Lewis Fitzgerald, employed on the Home station ; 
served as Midshipman, Master's Mate, and Acting 
Master, from June, 1802, to Jan. 1808, of the Amelia 
38, Capts. Lord Proby and John Chas. Woolcombe, 
and MoRNE Fortunee brig, Lieut.-Commander 
John Jas. Rorie, in the North Sea and West Indies; 
and was then successively appointed Acting-Lieu- 
tenant of the Phipps schooner, Capt. Christ. Bell, 
and Ahgo 44, Capt. Stephen Thos. Digby, to which 
latter ship he was confirmed 27 Dec. 1808. His 
subsequent appointments were, on the Home station, 
— 10 Jam. 1810, to the Beagle sloop, Capt. Wm. 
Brooking Dolling— 19 Feb. 1811, to the Edinburgh 
74, Capt. Robt. RoUes— and, 26 Nov. 1811, to the 
DisiREE 36, Capts. Arthur Farquhar and Wm. 
Woolridge. In 1813-14 he appears to have been 
arduously employed on the German rivers, particu- 
larly at the reduction of the batteries of Bremer- 
lehe and Blexen, and of the towns of Cuxhaven and 
Gluckstadt. On the latter occasion Mr. Archer 
landed in command of a party of seamen and ma- 
rines.* He has not, however, been employed since 
Oct. 1815. Agent — J. Hinxman. 



AEGLES. (Lieut., 1810. f-p., 1 1 ; h-p., 32.) 

George Abgles entered the Navy, 1 Feb. 1804, 
as I'st.-cl. Vol., onboard the Trustt 50, commanded 
by his relative, Capt. Geo. Argles, whom he succes- 
sively accompanied, as Midshipman, into the Iris 
32, and Diamond 38, the latter frigate employed on 
the Africa and West India stations. On next 
joining the Polyphemus 64, bearing the flag of 
Vice- Admiral Bartholomew Sam. Rowley, he served 
at the blockade of St. Domingo, and witnessed the 
evacuation of that city by the French in July 1809. 
He obtained a Lieutenancy, 10 Nov. 1810, in the 
Saracen brig, Capt. Buckland Stirling Bluett, also 
in the West Indies, where, and on the Home and 
Cape of Good Hope stations, he was afterwards em- 
ployed, from 20 March, 1812, to 2 May, 1815, in the 
Hebe 38, Capt. John Fyffe, Duncan 74, Capt. 
Robt. Lambert, and Stag and Spartan frigates, 
both commanded by Capt. Phipps Hornby. He has 
not since the latter date been afloat. 



ARGUIMBAU. (Lieut., 1818. r-p., 14; h-p., 24.) 
Joseph Arguimbau entered the Navy, 26 Jan. 
1809, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Acorn 18, Capt. 
Robt. Clephane, on the Mediterranean station ; and 
in April, 1811, followed the same officer, as Midship- 
man, into the Cumberland 74. During a subse- 
quent attachment of five years to the Ajax 74, 
Capts. Sir Robt. Laurie, Robt. Waller Otway, and 
• Vide Gaz. 1814, p. 126. 



ARKWRIGHT-ARMITAGE-ARMYTAGE— ARNOLD— ARROW. 



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Geo. Munday, he witnessed the fall of San Schas- 
tian, and assisted at the capture, 17 March, 1814, 
of L'Alcyon, of 16 guns and 120 men. Joining next 
the Severn 40, Capts. Hon. Fred. Wm. Aylmer, 
Hon. Robt. Cavendish Spencer, and Wm. M'Cul- 
loch, he took part in the battle of Algiers, 27 Aug. 
1816, and was afterwards, until the date of his pro- 
motion, 31 March, 1818, employed in the Coast 
Blockade. Since that period (with the exception of 
a servitude in the Coast Guard — from 29 Jan. 1836, 
until 1840) Mr. Arguimbau has been on half-pay. 
Agents — Holmes and Folfcard. 



AKKWEIGHT. (Liedt., 1845. r-p., 14 ; h-p., 0.) 
AuGusTDS Peter Arkwrioht, bom 6 March, 
1821, is seventh son of Peter Arkwright, Esq., of 
Rock House, near Matlock, a magistrate for the 
county of Derby, by Mary Anne, daughter of Chas. 
Hurt, Esq., of Wicksworth ; brother of Ferdinand 
Wm. Arkwright, Esq., a Lieutenant in the Army ; 
and grandson of the late wealthy Rich. Arkwright, 
Esq., of "Willersley, co. Derby. 

This officer entered the Navy in 1833, and passed 
his examination 14 Oct. 1840. He afterwards served 
as Mate, on the Africa, Mediterranean, and Home 
stations, of the Pantaioon 10, Lieut.-Commander 
Chas. Horace Lapidge, Prompt schooner, Bonetta 
surveying-vessel, Capt. Thos. Saumarez Brock, and 
Queen 110, bearing the flag of Sir John Chambers, 
White. He obtained his commission 6 Feb. 1845, 
and, since 17 May following, has been employed in 
the Trafalgar 120, Capts. Wm. Fanshawe Martin 
and John Neale Nott. 



battery, two military stations, and nine war-junks, in 
which, collectively, were 115 guns and 8 ginjalls.* 
He acquired the rank he now holds, 3 Feb. 1845 ; 
and, since 24 March in that year, has been attached 
to the Vesuvius steam-sloop, Capt. Geo. Wm. Dou- 
glas O'Callaghan, on the Sorth America and West 
India station. 



ARMITAGE. (Lieut., 1838. f-p., 1 7 ; h-p., 8.) 
Whaley Armitage is a younger son of Whaley 
Armitage, Esq., of Coole and Drumin, oo. Louth, 
barrister-at-law, by Eleanora, eldest daughter and 
co-heir of the late Edw. Haistwell, Esq., of Ken- 
sington ; and grand-nephew of the late Gen. Sir 
John Braithwaite, Bart., Commander-in-Chief at 
Madras. 

This officer entered the Royal Naval College 24 
June, 1822 ; and embarked, 3 June, 1824, on board 
the Tweed 28, Capts. Fred. Hunn and Lord Henry 
' John Spencer Churchill. After visiting the West 
Indies and Cape of Good Hope, he became succes- 
sively Mate, on the former and North and South 
America stations, of the Sapphire 28, Capt. Hon. 
Wm. Wellesley, Sparrowhawk 18, Capt. Thos. 
Metcalfe Currie, Coldmbihe 18, Capt. Henry Om- 
manney Love, Nimble 5, Lieut.-Commander Jas. 
Bolton, Forte 44, Capt. Watkin Owen Pell, Pique 
36, Capt. Hon. Henry John Rous, and Rover 18, 
Capt. Chas. Eden. While in the Nimble, in 1833, 
we find Mr. Armitage assisting at the capture, after 
a running fight of an hour, of the armed slavers 
Joaquina and Mannalita. Obtaining his commission, 
27 Dec. 1838, he was subsequently appointed — 18 
March, 1839, to the Melville 72, fiag-ship at the 
Cape of Hon. Geo. Elliot— 6 July, 1839, to the com- 
mand for a few months of the Brisk 3, on the same 
station — and, 31 Oct. 1840, to the Monarch 84, Capt. 
Sam. Chambers, in""the Mediterranean. He has 
been on half-pay since the autumn of 1839. Agent 
— Joseph Woodhead. , 

AEMYTAGE. (Lieutenant, 1845.) 

William Akmytage passed his examination 28 
Oct. 1840 ; and served as Mate, on the East India 
station, of the Samarang 26, Capt. Jas. Scott, 
Dido 18, Capt. Hon. Henry Keppel, and Corn- 
WALLis 72, flag-ship of Sir Wm. Parker. During 
the operations on the coast of China, he proved 
himself entitled to the best acknowledgments of 
Capt. Jas. Scott, for the gallantry and zeal he dis- 
played at the forcing of the inner passage from 
Macao to Whampoa (a navigation never before 
traversed by European boat or vessel) ; in their 
advance on which place, the British, whose force 
consisted of the Nemesis steamer, and the boats 
of the Samarang, destroyed, between 3 a.m. on 
13, and 4 p.m. on 15 March, 1841, five forts, one 



ARNOLD. (Lieutenant, 1810.) 

James Fearnley Arnold entered the Navy, 21 
Sept. 1803, as Master's Mate, on board the Re- 
pulse 74, Capts. Hon. Arthur Kaye Legge and John 
Halliday. Under the former officer, he took part 
in Sir Robt. Calder's action, 22 July, 1805, was pre- 
sent at the passage of the Dardanells in Feb. 1807, 
and accompanied the expedition to Flushing in 
Aug. 1809. After a further servitude in the Hi- 
eernia 110, Capt. Rich. John Neve, he obtained a 
commission, dated 4 May, 1810, and was next ap- 
pointed, on the Home station — 24 Oct. 1810, to the 
Bedford 74, Capt. Jas. Walker— in May, 1813, to 
the command of the Neptune tender — 12 Jan. 1814, 
to the Puissant 74, Capt. Benj. Wm. Page— and, 
17 Aug. 1822, to the Coast Guard. He has been 
employed, since 12 June, 1846, in the Ocean 80, 
guard-ship at Sheerness, Capt. Rich. Arthur. 
Agents— Hallett and Robinson. 



ARNOLD. (Retired Commander, 1842. f-p., 
16; H-p., 33.) 

John Arnold was bom 4 Nov. 1784. 

This officer entered the Navy, 11 Aug. 1798, as 
Midshipman, on board the Tigre 80, Capt. Sir Wm. 
Sidney Smith. In the following year he assisted 
in the gun-boats and batteries at the defence of St. 
Jean d'Acre ; and, on afterwards attending the ex- 
pedition of 1801 to Egypt, served on shore with 
the naval brigade, commanded a gun-boat up the 
Nile bearing the broad pendant of Sir W. S. Smith, 
and was present at the surrender of Rosetta and of 
the castle of Jullien. In June, 1805, after a suc- 
cessive attachment of rather more than two years 
to the Penelope 36, Capt. Wm. Robt. Broughton, 
Galykheid and Ruby, flag-ships of Rear-Admiral 
Edw. Thombrough, and Antelope 50, Commodore 
Sir W. S. Smith, all on the Home station, Mr. Ar- 
nold was appointed Acting-Lieutenant of the Spy 
12, Capt. Bushby, off Boulogne, where, on 6 Aug. 
in the same year, he became Sub-Lieutenant of 
the Desperate gun-brig, Lieut.-Commander John 
Price. During the next 20 months we find him 
sharing in numerous engagements with the enemy's 
flotilla and batteries ; but more particularly on 29 
Jan. 1807, when he received a woimd so severe as 
to elicit from the Patriotic Society a gratuity of 
30Z. Being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, 
27 March following, in the Peacock 18, Capt. 
Wm. Peake, he next joined in that capacity, 16 
Sept. 1808, the Foudroyant 80, bearing the flag in 
South America of his old Captain, Sir W. S. Smith. 
While subsequently in the Transport service, in 
which he continued from 1809 to 1815, Mr. Arnold 
served with the Walcheren expedition, and was 
employed as Principal Agent at Oporto, Alicant, 
Bilboa, and finally at Bordeaux, where he embarked 
the British army for America and England. Hav- 
ing been on half-pay since the peace, he at length, 
on 19 July, 1842, accepted the rank he now holds. 

Commander Arnold married, in 1813, Miss Raw- 
stome, niece of Sir Michael Filkington, Bart. 

ARROW. (CosiMANDEB, 1814. F-P., 42; H-p., 5.) 
John Jordan Arrow entered the Navy, 1 April, 
1800, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Kent 74, Capt. 
Wm. Johnstone Hope, flag-ship afterwards of Sir 
Rich. Bickerton, in which he escorted Sir Ralph 
Abercromby from Gibraltar to Egypt, and took 
part, as Midshipman, in the campaign of 1801. He 
removed, in Oct. 1803, to the Active 38, Capt. 
Rich. Hussey Moubray, on the Home station ; offi- 
ciated afterwards, from 22 May to 21 July, 1806, as 
Acting-Lieutenant of the EspiMle 18, Capt. Hen. 
* FWeGaz. 18«,p. 1609. 



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ARTHUR-ASHBY. 



Gage Morrig, off th& coast of Ireland ; then sailed 
for the West Indies in the Oepheus frigate, Capt. 
Thos. Briggs ; and, on 12 Aug. 1807, was there con- 
firmed, from the Northumbbrlakd 74, flag-ship of 
Sir Alex. Cochrane, to a Lieutenancy in the Jason 
32, Capts. Thos. John Cochrane, Wm. Maude, Chas. 
Napier, and Hon. Jas. "Wm. King. During a con- 
tinuance of nearly seven years in that frigate, Mr. 
Arrow commanded a party at the destruction of a 
French West Indiaman, under a heavy fire from 
the island of Margarita, in 1807^ — assisted, with the 
Cleopatra 32, in capturing the French frigate 
La Topaze of 38 guns, off Guadeloupe, 22 Jan. 1809 
■ — was present at the ensuing reduction of the 
Saintes^and,in 1813-14, shared, as First Lieutenant, 
in many active operations on the river Scheldt, 
particularly in an unsuccessful attack made by the 
hoats of the Jason and Amphion, attended wdth 
great loss to the British, on five French brigs, under 
Fort Lillo. From the Jason, which ship bore the 
flag of the Duke of Clarence when H.R.H. escorted 
Louis XVin. to France, Mr. Arrow was at length 
promoted to the rank of Commander, 16 May, 1814. 
He has been employed in the Coast. Guard since 
6 Jan. 1820, and is the Senior Officer in that service. 
Commander Arrow married Miss Kew, of New 
Palace Yard, Westminster, by whom he has issue. 



AKTHUR, C.B. (Reak-Admiral of the Blde, 
1846. E-P., 24; H-p., 35.) 

Richard Arthur, bom in 1779, is son of the late 
John Arthur, Esq., of Plymouth, by Catherine, 
daughter of Thos. Cornish, Esq. ; brother of Col. 
Sir Geo. Arthur, Bart., K.C.H., late Governor of 
Bombay, and formerly Lieut.-Govemor of Upper 
Canada, and of Van Diemen's Land ; and uncle of 
Capt. Fred. Leopold Arthur, 4th foot. 

This officer entered the Navy, in 1788, as Cap- 
tain's Servant, on board the Powerful 74, Capt. 
Andrew Sutherland, guard-ship at Portsmouth, and 
during the remainder of the peace served in the 
Southampton 32, Capt. Rich. Goodwin Keats, Va- 
liant 74, commanded by H.R.H. the Duke of Cla- 
rence, and Druid 32, Capt. Joseph Ellison. In 1793 
he sailed for the East Indies as Midshipman of the 
Heroine 32, Capt. Alan Gardner, and, after assist- 
ing at the reduction of Trincomalee and Colombo, 
in 1795-6, was sent in command of three transports 
laden with stores and provisions for Rear-Admiral 
Rainier's squadron at Amboyna, where he joined 
that officer in his flag-ship, the Suffolk 74. From 
March, 1797, until officially promoted, 28 Feb. 1800, 
Mr. Arthur continued to serve in the East Indies 
as Acting Lieutenant on board the Orpheus 32, 
Capts. Benj. Wm. Page and Wm. Hills, and Tri- 
dent 64, Capts. Alex. Milner and John Turner. 
Returning then to England, he became in succes- 
sion attached, on the Cadiz, Mediterranean, and 
Jamaica stations, to the Dreadnought, 98, Capt. 
Jas. Vashon, Excellent and Triumph 74's, Capts. 
Frank Sotheron and Sir Robt. Barlow, and Her- 
CULE 74, flag-ship of Rear-Admiral Jas. Rich. Da^ 
cres. On 1 Nov. 1805, the subject of this memoir, 
who had previously borne a useful part in repeated 
actions with the gun-boats ofi" Cadiz, was promoted 
to the rank of Commander for his gallant conduct 
in cutting out, in command of the Hercule's boats, 
a Spanish schooner from under the batteries of 
Santa Martha, and capturing four others (one 
armed) in the Gulf of Maraoaibo. Being next ap- 
pointed, 25 Sept. 1806, to the Vesuvius bomb, he 
accompanied Lord Gambler's subsequent expedition 
to Copenhagen, where he served with the m-shore 
squadron under Capt. Peter Puget on the occasion 
of its being attacked by the Danish flotilla, and in his 
general conduct acquired the entire approbation of 
his superior officers. On paying off the Vesuvius, 
in Dec. 1807, Capt. Arthur was employed in super- 
intending the discharge of the Danish line-of-battle 
ships at Portsmouth. On 12 April, 1808, he joined 
the Cherokee brig, of 10 guns and 70 men, which 
vessel, during the Scheldt expedition of 1809, he 
commanded as one of the advanced squadron above 
Bach. He subsequently, on 11 Jan. 1810, being off 



Dieppe, distinguished himself by running in under 
the batteries and attacking seven lugger privateers, 
anchored within 200 yards of the pier-head, one of 
which, L'Aimabh Nelly, of 16 guns and 60 men, he 
succeeded in boarding and bringing out.* In ac- 
knowledgment of this dashing exploit, he was at 
once promoted to Pos(>rank, by commission dated 
back to the day on which it was achieved. From 
10 Oct. 1812, until 1 Deo. 1815, Capt. Arthur further 
commanded the Andromeda 24, off Lisbon and in 
the Mediterranean. He was not however again 
employed until the summer of 1844, when, after 
28 years of incessant appEcation, he was ap- 
pointed Captain of theViCTORV 104, and Superin- 
tendent of the Ordinary at Portsmouth, which si- 
tuation he resigned on being constituted, 23 Sept., 
in the same year. Captain of the Ocean 80, and Su- 
perintendent of Sheemess Dockyard. He was super- 
seded in the latter appointment on advancement to 
Flag-rank, 9 Nov. 1846. 

Rear-Admiral Arthur was nominated a C.B. 28 
July, 1838, and from 28 Aug. 1840, until his last 
promotion, was in the receipt of the Captain's Good 
Service Pension. He married, in Nov. 1809, Eliza^ 
beth, daughter of the Rev. Wm. Wells, Rector of 
East AJlington, co. Devon, by whom he has issue 
three sons and one daughter. 

ARTHUR. (Commander, 1824. f-p., 11; 
H-p., 25.) 
William Stephens Arthur entered the Navy, 
2 June, 1811, as L.M., on board the Caledonia 120, 
Capt. Rich. Harward, flag-ship in the Mediterra- 
nean of Sir Edw. Pellew ; became Midshipman, in 
Nov. 1811, of the Rainbow 26, Capt. Gardiner Henry 
Guion, employed in co-operation with the patriots 
on the coast of Catalonia ; served, from Feb. 1813, 
to Feb. 1818, in the Iphigenia 36, Capts. Andrew 
King and John Reynolds, under the former of 
whom, besides witnessing the fall of Genoa, he was 
wounded, we are informed, in an attack on Fort 
Erie, in 1814; then joined the Impregnable 104, 
flag-ship, on her return from the East Indies, of 
Lord Exmouth, Commander-in-Chief at Plymouth ; 
and, on 6 Feb. 1821, was advanced to the rank of 
Lieutenant. His next appointment was, 10 July, 
1823, to the Isis 50, flag-ship of Sir Lawrence Wm. 
Halsted, on the Jamaica station, where he attained 
his present rank, while serving in the Bustard 
sloop, 11 Oct. 1824. He has not since been em- 
ployed. Agent — John P. Muspratt. 



ASHBY. (Lieut., 1826. f-p., 18 ; h-p., 18.) 

William George Ashbt entered the Navy, 28 
Sept. 1811, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Magnet 
16, Capt. F. Moore Maurice, employed in the North 
Sea, and during the last two years of the war served 
on the Mediterranean station as Midshipman of the 
Bacchante 38, Capt. Sir Wm. Hoste, and Levia- 
than 74, Capt. Thos. Briggs. Until promoted, 11 
Deo. 1826, he was afterwards employed, the last 
seven years as Mate, in the Glasgow 60, Gany- 
mede 26, Owen Glendower 42, Glasgow again, 
and Atholl 28, Capts. Hon. Anthony Maitland, Hon. 
Robt. Cavendish Spencer, Hood Hanway Christian, 
Bentinck Cavendish Doyle, and Jas. Arthur Mur- 
ray, on the Mediterranean, Cape of Good Hope, 
South America, and East India stations. Attaining 
the rank of Lieutenant, 11 Dec. 1826, he next 
joined, 16 Aug. 1827, the Undaunted 46, Capt. Au- 
gustus Wm. Jas. Clifford, in which frigate, after 
escorting Lord Wm. Bentinck, as Governor-Ge- 
neral, to India, we find him returning to England 
with Major-Gen. Bourke, late Lieut.-Govemor of 
the Cape. He has been on half-pay since 1830. 
Agents — Case and Loudonsack. 



ASHBY. (LlEDT., 181.5. F-p., 26; H-p., 13.) 

William Richmond Ashbv entered the Navy 
13 April, 1808, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the In- 
vincible 74 Capts. Ross Donnelly, John Hollin- 
worth, and Chas. Adam, vrith whom he successively 
• Vide Gaz. 1810, p. 57, 



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served, nearly the whole time as Midshipman, until 
Jan. 1814, and was for some time employed in a 
gun-boat at the defence of Cadiz. After a further 
attachment of 21 months to the Hotspur 36, Capt. 
Hon. Josceline Percy, on the South America sta- 
tion, he was promoted to the rank he now holds 
by commission dated 18 Feb. 1815. He obtained 
an appointment in the Coa^t Blockade, as Sapernu- 
mcrary-Lieutenant of the Hyperion 42, Capt. Wm. 
Jas. Mingaye, 27 Sept. 1328 ; and since 24 March, 
1831, has been employed in the Coast Guard ser- 
vice. Agents — HaUett and Robinson. 



ASHE. (LlEtlTENANT, 1842.) 

Edward David Ashe entered the Navy 20 
March, 1830; passed his examination 21 May, 1836; 
served for three years in the Mediterranean as 
Mate of the Daphne 18, Capt. John "Wm. Dalling ; 
and obtained his commission 25 May, 1842. He 
joined, 15 Feb. 1843, the Excellent gunnery-ship 
at Portsmouth, Capt. Sir Thos. Hastings ; and since 
16 May in the same year has been employed in the 
Pacific on board the Fisgard 42, Capt. John Alex. 
Duntze. Agents — HaUett and Bobinson. 



ASHLEY. (Retired Commander, 1844. f-p., 
18; H-P.,36.) 
Benjamin Ashley entered the Navy, 27 June, 
1793, as A.B., on board the Invincible 74, Capt. 
Hon. Thos. Pakenham, whom he followed, after 
participating in the action of 1 June, 1794, into the 
Juste 80. From April, 1797, until May, 1802, he 
served as Master's Mate and Acting-Master of the 
Childers brig, Capts. Jas. O'Bryen and Jas. Coutts 
Crawford, on the Home station ; where, after an 
interval of three years and a half, he joined, in 
Nov. 1805, the Elephant 74, Capt. Geo. Dundas, 
of which ship, when subsequently in the West In- 
dies, he was created Acting-Lieutenant, 28 June, 
1806. On being confirmed, 28 Aug. 1807, he re- 
moved to the Coquette, Capt. Kobt. Forbes, with 
whom he continued to be employed, in the same 
vessel, the Favorite 20, and Creole 36, on the 
Home and Africa stations, until Jan. 1814. He 
then returned to England as Acting-Captain of the 
AsTREA 36, in charge of a Brazilian convoy ; and 
since 28 Oct. in the same year has been on half-pay. 
His assumption of the rank he now holds took 
place 11 Jan. 1844. 

ASHTON. (LiECT., 1815. f-p., 7; H-p., 31.) 

Herbert Asiiton entered the Navy, 14 April, 
1809, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Implacable 74, 
Capt. Thos. Byam Martin, stationed on the Baltic. 
On joining the Surveillante 38, Capt. Sir Geo. 
Ralph Collier, he served in the boats of that frigate, 
under Lieut. Hon. Jas. Arbuthnot, at the cutting 
out of a brig under a heavy fire from the batteries 
of St. Gildas and St. Jacques, on the coast of 
France, 5 Sept. 1810 ; after which, while actively 
co-operating with the patriots on the north coast of 
Spain, he assisted at the capture of the towns of 
Bermeo and Deba in 1811. "When next with Capt. 
John Chambers White, in the Centaur 74, Mr. 
Ashton witnessed the destruction, in April, 1814, of 
the French 74-gun ship Regulus, three brigs of war, 
and several smaller vessels, in the neighbourhood of 
Bordeaux. We subsequently find him employed in 
the Stbille 44, Capt. Thos. Forrest; and, again vrith 
Sir G. R. Collier, in the Leander 50, en the Ma- 
deira and Halifax stations. Since his promotion, 
which took place, 20 Sept. 1815, he has, with the 
exception of a brief attachment in the early part of 
1816, to the Fly 16, Capt. John Baldwin, been un- 
employed. Agent— Fred. Dufaur. 

ASKEW, (fflaptain, 1822. f-p., 16; h-?., 33.) 

Christopher Cbackenthokp Askew, bom 23 
May, 1782, is third surviving son of the late John 
Askew, Esq., of PalUnshurn, co. Northumberland, 
by Bridget, daughter and heiress of John Watson, 
Esq., of Goswick, co. Durham ; and brother of the 
present Lieut.-Gen. Sir Hen. Askew, K.C.B., of 



Pallinsburn, as also of Rich. Craster Askew, Esq., 
Recorder of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 

This officer entered the Navy, 21 Feb. 179S, as 
Second-cl. Vol., on board the Vestal 28, Capt. Chas. 
White, and shortly afterwards accompanied a squa- 
dron under Sir Home Popham, having for its ob- 
ject the destruction of the locks and sluice-gates of 
the Bruges canal. While next attached, during a 
period of six years, to the Amazon 38, Capts. Edw. 
Riou, Sam. Sutton, and Wm. Parker, he took part 
in the battle of Copenhagen, 2 April, 1801; assisted 
at the capture of two privateers, carrying between 
them 40 guns and 256 men ; and, in 1805, accompa- 
nied Lord Nelson to the West Indies and back in 
pursuit of the combined fleets of France and Spain. 
On 4 Feb. in the latter year he appears to have 
been on board a prize forming part of a convoy 
under the protection of the Arrow and Acheron, 
when those vessels were captured after a brave re- 
sistance by two of the enemy's frigates. Being 
made Lieutenant, 27 Nov. following, into the 
Utrecht 64, flag-ship in the Downs of Vioe-Ad- 
miral John HoUoway, he next joined in that capa- 
city, 4 Dec. 1805, the Dictator 64, Capt. Jas. 
Macnamara, and, 30 Dec. 1806, the Thalia 36, 
Capts. Jas. Walker, Thos. Manby, and Jas. Giles 
Vashon. During his continuance in the last-men- 
tioned ship, of which he ultimately became Acting- 
Captain, Mr. Askew proceeded to Davis Strait in 
supposed pursuit of two French frigates, and on 
his return to Europe, after a fruitless exposure of 
several weeks to many severe hardships, and a pro- 
longed stay on the coast of Labrador, attended the 
expedition to Flushing in 1809. Being promoted, 
when subsequently in the West Indies, to the rank 
of Commander, 26 Nov. 1811, Capt. Askew next 
served, from 7 June, 1814, to 9 Oct. 1815, in the 
Shamrock 12, on the Irish station. His last ap- 
pointment was, 22 May, 1821, to the Martin 20, 
fitting for the Mediterranean, where he remained, 
until posted, 19 July, 1822. He accepted the Retire- 
ment 1 Oct. 1846. 

Capt. Askew married, 13 Feb. 1828, Sarah, third 
daughter of the late l?atrick Dickson, of White 
Cross, CO. Berwick, and has issue. Agents — Hal- 
lett and Robinson. 



ATHERTON. (Lieutenant, 1824.) 

Bertram Mitford Atherton is son of John 
Joseph Atherton, Esq., of Walton Hall, Lancashire, 
a Lieut.-Colonel in the Army, by Marianne, sister 
of Capt. Robt. Mitford, R.N. 

This officer obtained his commission 5 Oct. 1824; 
and served, from 18 March, 1836, until July, 1838, 
on board the Asia 84, commanded in the Mediter- 
ranean by Capt. Wm. Ilsher. He has not since 
been employed. Agents — Goode and Lawrence. 

ATHILL. (Lieut., 1812. f-p., 9; h-p., 34.) 

James Athill entered the Navy, 1 Sept. 1804, 
as a Supernumerary, on board the Tigre 74, Capt. 
Benj. Hallowell, for the purpose of joining the 
Royal Sovereign 100, bearing the flag of Sir Rich. 
Bickerton, on the Mediterranean station, where he 
afterwards became attached to the Queen 98, Capt. 
Fras. Pender, and again to the Tigbe, commanded 
as before. While in the latter ship, in which he 
served for six years, he attended the expedition of 
1807 to Egypt, and, on the night of 31 Oct. 1809, 
was employed in her boats with those of a squadron 
under Lieut. John Tailour, at the capture and de- 
struction, after a fearful struggle, and a loss to the 
British of 15 men killed and 55 wounded, of the 
armed store-ship Lamproie, of 16 guns and 116 men, 
bombards Victoire and Grandeur, and armed xebec 
Normande, with a convoy of seven merchantmen, 
defended by numerous strong batteries, in the bay 
of Rosas."' Mr. Athill, who attained the rank of 
Lieutenant while serving in the Centaur 74, Capt. 
John Chambers White, 31 Jan. 1812, was subse- 
quently employed in the Malta 80, flag-ship of 
Rear-Admiral Hallowell, from Oct. 1812, to Dec. 

* riieGxL. 1809, p. 1907. 



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ATKIN— ATKINS— ATKINSON. 



1813. He then returned to England, and has not 
Bince been afloat. Agents — Coplands and Burnett. 

ATKIN. (Lieut., 1810. f-p., 13 ; h-p., 37.) 

Nicholas Atkik entered the Navy, 28 Sept. 1797, 
as A.B., on board the Magnanime 44, Capt. Hon. 
Mioh. de Couroy. In the course of the following 
year he assisted at the capture, off Cape Finisterre, 
of La Decade^ French frigate, of 36 guns, and was 
also present at the defeat, with a loss to the Mag- 
NANiME of 7 men wounded, of a squadron com- 
manded by Commodore Bompart, and intended for 
the invasion of Ireland. During the remaining 
part of the war he served, as Midshipman, in the 
VoiATiGEUK sloop, Capt. Thos. Geo. Shortland, and 
Concorde, of 42 guns and 224 men, Capt. Robt. 
Barton ; and, while in the latter ship, contributed, 
27 Jan. 1801, to the defeat, after a contest of 40 
minutes, in which the British lost 4 men killed and 
19 wounded, and the enemy 10 killed and 24 
wounded, of the French frigate La Sravoure, of 42 
guns and 320 men. In Dec. 1804, Mr. Atkin re- 
embarked on board the Melpomene frigate, Capt. 
Kobt. Dudley Oliver, employed in blockading Havre 
de Grace. Between Oct. 1805, and Jan. 1808, we 
next find him employed in the Dragon 74, Capts. 
Edw. Griffith and Matthew Henry Scott, and Dae- 
dalus 32, Capt. Fred. "Warren. He was then, 
having been for nearly two years on the West India 
station, obliged to invalid home, whence in the sum- 
mer of 1810, he proceeded to the East Indies, and 
was there promoted, from the Phaeton 38, Capt. 
Fleetwood BroUghtou Reynolds Pellew, to a Lieu- 
tenancy, on 19 Sept. in that year, in the Clorinde 
38, Capt. Thos. Briggs, part of the force employed 
at the ensuing reduction of the Isle of France. Mr. 
Atkin has been on half-pay since Oct. 1814, the 
date of his leaving the Clorinde. 

ATKIN& (Lieutenant, 1846.) 

Charles Atkins passed his examination 25 April, 
1840 ; and served as Mate, on the North America 
and West India, Home, and Mediterranean stations, 
in the Comos 18, Capt. Evan Nepean, Camper- 
down 104, flag-ship of Sir Edw. Brace, and Incon- 
stant 36, Capt. Chas. Howe Fremantle. Since 
his promotion to the rank of Lieutenant, 15 Jan. 
1846, he has been attached to the Hibernxa 104, 
flag-ship of Sir Wm. Parker, in the Mediterranean. 



ATKINS. (Lieut., 1809. f-p., 17; h-p., 33.) 
James Atkins (a) was bom 2 May, 1777. 
This officer (who had previously, while in the 
Transport service, co-operated with the forces un- 
der Sir Ralph Abercromby and Sir Hugh Cloberry 
Christian in the reduction of the islands of Ste. 
Lucie, St. Vincent, and Grenada) entered the Navy, 
in Nov. 1797, as A.B., on board the Hornet 18, 
Capts. John Nash and Peter Hunt, in which vessel 
he continued until May, 1804. During that period 
he took part in an attack made in 1797 on the Afri- 
can island of Goree, where the HorSet sank a 20- 
gun ship which had been opposed to her — served 
on shore during the expedition to Holland in 1799 
—was at the capture, in 1801, of St. Bartholomew 
and St. Martin — and, in 1803, assisted in reducing 
Ste. Lucie, Tohagp, Demerara, Essequibo, and Ber- 
bioe. Until Deo. 1808, Mr. Atkins was next era- 
ployed as Acting-Master of the Grenada brig, 
Lieut.-Commanders John Barker and Geo. Grey 
Burton, under whom he contributed to the capture 
of nine privateers, but particularly of the Princess 
Mwat, of 3 guns and 52 men, on which occasion, 
15 Feb. 1806, an eighteen-ounoe shot entered his 
chest immediately under the right collar-bone, and 
caused a wound so severe that he was presented, 
six years afterwards, with a gratuity of 136?. 17«. 
For his bravery on this and on other occasions, he 
appears to have been also voted the sum of lOOZ. by 
the Patriotic Society. Being invested by Sir Alex. 
Cochrane with the rank of Lieutenant, 20 Dec. 
1808, and appointed to the command of the Mozam- 
BiQDE schooner, Mr. Atkins rendered good service 



during the operations which led to the surrender of 
Martinique, an event that was followed by his re- 
moval to the Grouper, another schooner, in the 
command of which the Admiralty confirmed him, 
12 Aug. 1809. After assisting at the capture, in 
Feb. 1810, of the island of Guadeloupe and its de- 
pendencies, and being usefully employed in the 
protection of trade, the latter vessel was unfortu- 
nately cast away, 21 Oct. 1805, and, although her 
commander was ultimately rescued by some fisher- 
men, it was not until he had been beaten about for 
five hours upon a piece of the wreck, and had been 
reduced to a state of insensibility from the effects 
of several desperate lacerations, which he yet feels. 
An uninterrupted servitude of twelve years in the 
West Indies, added to his severe misfortunes, having 
at length shattered his constitution, he returned to 
England, in June, 1812, a passenger in the Gloire 
frigate, Capt. Jas. Carthew ; and, on 14 Nov. fol- 
lowing, was appointed to the Clarence 74, Capts. 
Henry Vansittart and Fred. Warren. After an in- 
termediate employment in the North Sea and Chan- 
nel, latterly under the flag of Lord Keith, he was 
paid off, 20 Aug. 1814, and has not since been afloat. 
Lieut. Atkins married, 22 Oct. 1819, Belle Sophia, 
eldest daughter of Jos. Gray, Esq., of Jamestown, 
CO. Wexford, a Magistrate for that county, and 
Captain of the Wexford Militia, and niece of Lieut.- 
Colonel Loftus Gray, of the Rifle Brigade. He has 
issue two sons and three daughters. 



ATKINS. (Lieut., 1810. f-p., 26 ; h-p., .30.) 

James Atkins (6) entered the Navy, 31 March, 
1791, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Echo 16, Capts. 
Chas. Jones and Peter Halkett, employed on the 
Newfoundland and Channel stations. Removing, 
in June, 1794, to La Ntmphe 36, Capts. Geo. Mur- 
ray and Geo. Losack, he bore a part in Lord 
Bridport's action, 23 June, 1795 ; subsequently to 
which he joined the Standard 64, and served in 
that ship under Capts. Joseph Ellison, Geo. Burl- 
ton, and others, until 10 Feb. 1798. On 25 May, 
1803, he re-embarked on board the Monarch 74, 
bearing the flag of Lord Keith ; but being transfer- 
red, in May, 1804, to the Gloet 98, successive flag- 
ship of Admirals Hon. Wm. Cornwallis, Sir John 
Orde, and Chas. Stirling, was a participator, under 
the latter officer, in Sir Robt. Calder's action, 22 
July, 1805. In June, 1809, we find Mr. Atkins, who 
had been transferred, in Jan. 1808, to the North- 
umberland 74, Capt. Wm. Hargood, serving in a 
boat action with six of the enemy's gun-vessels off 
Trieste, and a few days after that event promoted 
to the rank of Acting-Lieutenant. In Oct. follow- 
ing he became attached, in the latter capacity, to 
the Imogbne 16, Capt. Wm. Stephens, to which 
sloop, after having been employed on shore at the 
reduction of the island of Santa. Maura, he was con- 
firmed by commission dated 4 May, 1810. He sub- 
sequently served, from 10 Aug. 1811, until he in- 
valided, 31 Jan. 1814, in the Snake 18, Capts. Wm. 
Hellard and Geo. Robbin, on the Leith and West 
India stations ; and, on 15 June, 1816, was next ap- 
pointed to the command of the signal station at 
Rowe Hill, in Kent, which he retained until 1821. 
He has been employed, since 1 May, 1843, on the 
quarantine establishment at Standgate Creek. 



ATKINSON. (Lieut., 1814. f-p., 7; b-p., 33.) 
George Atkinson, born 23 Oct. 1793, is brother 
of Lieut. Thos. Atkinson, R.N. 

This officer entered the Royal Naval College 22 
May, 1807, and embarked, 3 June, 1810, as Fst.-cl. 
Vol., on board the Medusa 32, Capt. Hon. Dun- 
combe Pleydell Bouverie, stationed off the coast of 
France, where he attained the rating of Midshipman, 
2 May, 1811. On the night of 4 June, 1812, he served 
with the boats, under Lieut. Josiah Thompson, at 
the capture and destruction, in the harbour of Areas- 
son, of La Dorade French storeship, of 14 guns and 
86 men, after a desperate struggle, in which tlie 
assailants had 5 men wounded, and in which 63 of 
the enemy (who had hailed the latter in their 



ATKINSON. 



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approach, and were in every way prepaired for the 
attack) were either killed or compelled to jump 
overboard. In the course of the same year Mr. 
Atkinson was much employed in co-operation with 
the patriots on the north coast of Spain, where he 
landed with Capt. Bouverie as his aide-de-camp. 
In June, 1813, he removed to the Rivom 74, Capt. 
Graham Eden Hamond, on the Mediterranean 
station, and there served, part of his time in charge 
of a watch, until 21 liay, 1814. He was soon 
afterwards appointed Acting-Lieutenant of the 
Blenheim 74, but from ill health was unable to 
join. His official promotion to the rank he now 
holds took place 25 Aug. 1814. Unsuccessful in his 
applications for employment, he has since continued 
on half-pay. 

Lieut. Atkinson married, 10 Sept. 1823, Magdalene, 
youngest daughter of Jas. Strachan, Esq., of Thorn- 
ton, and formerly of Lauriston, co. Forfar, N.B., by 
Mary, youngest daughter and co-heir of the late 
John Leigh, Esq., of Northoourt, Isle of Wight. 
He has issue three daughters. 



ATKINSON. (Commander, 1S27. f-p., 18; 
H-p., 22.) 

Sir Henry Esch Atkinson, born in 1792, is son 
of the late Henry Wm. Atkinson, Esq., Provost of 
the Hon. Company of Moneyers ; brother of Sir 
Jasper Atkinson, Kt., of the Koyal Mint ; and bro- 
ther-in-law of the late Judge, Sir Wm. Taunton. 

This officer entered the Navy, 2 Feb. 1807, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Pandora 18, Capt. Henry 
Hume Spence ; and, after assisting at the capture, 
under the batteries near Cape Grisnez, of L'Entre- 
prenante French privateer lugger, of 16 guns and 53 
men, removed, as Midshipman, in May, 1808, to the 
Hero 74, Capt. Jas. Newman Newman, part of Lord 
Gambler's fleet at the destruction of the enemy's 
shipping in Aix Roads, in April, 1808. In the early 
part of 1810 he proceeded to the West Indies on 
board the Circe 28, Capt. Edw. WooUoombe, and 
he subsequently (until promoted, 16 Feb. 1815) 
served, on the Baltic, Mediterranean, and Irish sta- 
tions, in the Vigo 74, flag-ship of Kear-Admiral 
Jas. NiooU Morris, Kivon 74, Capt. Graham Eden 
Hamond, and Castilian 18, Capt. David Braimer. 
His subsequent appointments were — 20 May, 1815, 
to the Bacchus 16, Capt. Wm. Hill, in the Bay of 
Biscay— 1 Nov. 1819, to the Brazen 26, Capt.Wm. 
Shepheard, fitting for the Cape of Good Hope — 11 
March, 1823, to the Qdeen Charlotte 100, flag- 
ship at Portsmouth of Sir Jas. Hawkins Whitshed — 
7 June, 1824, to the Britomart 10, Capt. Octavius 
Venables Vernon, on the Jamaica station — 23 Aug. 
1825, to the Coast Blockade, as Supernumerary-Lieu- 
tenant of the Hyperion 42, Capt. Wm. Jas. Min- 
gaye— and, 9 March, 1827, to the Weazle 10, Capt. 
John Burnet Dundas, fitting for sea. He was super- 
seded from the latter vessel on promotion to the 
rank he now holds, 30 April following ; and, from 
19 March, 1835, until 1838, was afterwards em- 
ployed in the Coast Guard. He has since been in 
the receipt of half-pay. 

Sir Henry Esch Atkinson, who was knighted by 
the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1836, is at pre- 
sent Superintendent of Convicts in Van Diemen's 
Land. He married, in 1819, Sarah, daughter of 
John Bandall, Esq., of the Isle of Wight, and has 
issue one son, and four daughters, the eldest of 
whom is married to Lieut. T. A. Butler, E.N. 
Agent — Joseph Woodhead. 

ATKINSON. (Lieut., 1827. f-p., 25 ; h-p., 5.) 
Horatio Nelson Atkinson — named after his 
godfather, the hero of Trafalgar — is eldest son of 
the late Thos. Atkinson, Esq., Master-Attendant, 
for the thirty years preceding his death, which took 
place in June, 1836, of Halifax and Portsmouth 
Dockyards, an officer of great merit, who served 
as Master of Nelson's flag-ships, by whom he was 
highly prized, «.t Teneriffe, Copenhagen, and Tra- 
falgar, and was also present, in the Theseus, at 
the battle of the Nile and the siege of Acre. He 



is brother of Lieut. R. L. Atkinson, E.N. ; and 
brother-in-law of Lieut. Thos. Carey, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy in Jan. 1817, and 
passed his examination in 1824. In Jan. 1825, when 
Mate of the Seringapatam 46, Capt. Sam. Warren, 
he received three severe gun-shot wounds, and 
evinced the utmost gallantry, at the capture, in the 
Negropont Channel, by the boats of that frigate 
and of the Cambrian, of two piratical Greek ves- 
sels, carrying 1 gun and about 30 men each, on 
which occasion the British sustained a loss in the 
whole of 6 men killed and 13 wounded.* He at- 
tained the rank of Lieutenant, 27 Nov. 1827 ; served 
afterwards, from 23 Feb. 1831, until July, 1834, in 
the Alfred 50, Capt. Roht. Mannsell, on the Medi- 
terranean station, where he witnessed the establish- 
ment of King Otho on the throne of Greece, and 
was presented, when off Alexandria, with a sword 
by Mehemet All ; and since 31 March, 1836, for 
want of ability to procure further occupation afloat, 
has been employed in the Coast Guard. 

He married, 28 Oct. 1830, Rosaria, second daugh- 
ter of the late Capt. Field, R.N., and niece of the 
late Admiral Stuart, by whom he has issue two sons. 
Agents — Hallett and Robinson. 



ATKINSON. (LiEDT., 1837. f-p., 17 ; h-p., 4.) 
Robert Laurie Atkinson, bom 5 Jan. 1811, at 
Portsmouth Dockyard, is next brother of Lieut. H. 
N. Atkinson, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 4 Jan. 1826, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Philomel 10, Capts. 
Lord Wm. Paget, Viscount Ingestre, Hon. Wm. 
Keith, and Edw. Hawes, in which vessel, after 
serving in the Channel, he proceeded to the Medi- 
terranean, where, on being lent to the Asia 84, 
bearing the flag of Sir Edw.Codrington, he took part 
in the battle of Navarin, 20 Oct. 1827. He then 
rejoined the Philomel, and during his continuance 
in that vessel received a very severe injury in the 
performance of his duty, which confined him for 
several weeks to his hammock. Between Jan. 1829 
and 1832, in which year he passed his examination, 
Mr. Atkinson served, as Midshipman, on board the 
Raleigh 18, Capts. Geo. Haye and Wm. Dickson, 
Isis 50, Capt. Sir Thos. Staines, Sylvia cutter, 
Lient.-Commander Thos. Spark, and Vernon 50, 
Capt. Sir Fras. Augustus Collier. Until promoted to 
the rank of Lieutenant, 6 June, 1837, he was next 
employed, as Mate, on the West India and Home 
stations, of the Eacbk 16, Capt. Jas. Hope, Ring- 
dove 16, Capt. Fred. Wm. Lapidge, and Castor 36, 
Capt. Edw. Collier. The subject of this memoir, 
who, in the Ringdove, had been actively occupied 
off Bilboa during the Carlist operations of 1835-6, 
was subsequently appointed, on his promotion as 
above, to the Cornwallis 72, Capt. Sir Rich. 
Grant — next, in succession, to the Pearl 20, Se- 
ringapatam 42, Gannet 16, and Snake 16, all on 
the West India station, whence a nearly fatal attack 
of yellowfever compelled him to invalid, in Sept. 1838 
—10 April, 1839, and 24 Sept. 1840, to the Belle- 
isle 72, and Calcotta 84, Capts. John Toup Nico- 
las and Sir Sam. Roberts, both stationed in the 
Mediterranean — and, 9 Nov. 1843, as First-Lieute- 
nant, to the VoLAGE 26, Capt. Sir Wm. Dickson, 
from which ship he was superseded, at his own re- 
quest, 7 Dec. following. He has not since been afloat. 
Having lost his first wife, 12 June, 1838, Lieut. 
Atkinson married, a second time, 22 April, 1843. 
Agents — Goode and Lawrence. 



ATKINSON. (Lieut., 1813. r-p., 8 ; h-p., 33.) 
Thomas Atkinson is son of the late Thos. Atkin- 
son, Esq., of Salisbury, co. Wilts ; and brother of 
the present Lieut. Geo. Atkinson, R.N., as also of 
Lieut. John Atkinson (1812), who died in 1819. 

This officer entered the Navy, in Feb. 1806, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board L'Aimaele frigate, Capt. 
Hon. Duncombe Pleydell Bouverie, with whom he 
afterwards served for upwards of six years, as Mid- 
shipman, in the Medusa 32. During that period 

* yide Gaz. 1625, p. 698. 



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ATWATER—AUCHINLECK— AUSTEN. 



he participated in all the operations in the Rio de 
la Plata, from Oct. 1806, until the Medusa's return 
home with Lieut. -Gen. Whitelocke, on the final eva- 
cuation of Spanish America in Sept. 1807, including 
the capture of Maldonado and of the island of Gor- 
riti ; assisted in taking several privateers ; was for 
three months exposed to considerable hardships 
during a fruitless pursuit of two French frigates to 
the coast of Labrador ; and co-operated much with 
the patriots on the north coast of Spain. He also, on 
the night of 4 June, 1812, served in the boats, under 
Lieut. Josiah Thompson, at the capture and destruc- 
tion, in the harbour of Arcasson, of Xa Dorade store- 
ship, of 14 guns and 86 men, after a violent conflict, 
in which the British had 5 men wounded, and in 
which 63 of the enemy (who had hailed the latter 
in their approach, and were in every way prepared 
for the attack) were either killed or compelled 
to jump overboard. In July, 1812, Mr. Atkinson 
became Acting-Lieutenant of the Lyka sloop, but 
it was not until 28 May, 1813, that (having been 
re-attached to the Medusa, and been employed for 
some time also in the Impetoeux 74, flag-ship off 
Lisbon of Sir Geo. Martin, and in the Magicienne 
36, Capt. Hon. Wm. Gordon) he at length obtained 
confirmation. Towards the close of the same year 
we find him serving off the coast of Africa in the 
Plovek 18, Capt. Colin Campbell. He returned to 
England in March, 1814, on board the Favorite 20, 
Capt. John Maxwell, and has since been on half-pay. 
Lieut. Atkinson married, in 1816, Miss Lewanna 
Smith, and has issue eight children. 



ATWATEK. (Ketieed Commandeb, 1834, 
F-p., 20 ; H-p., 34.) 

James Atwatbr was born 7 Nov. 1774. 

This oflicer entered the Navy, 29 Jan. 1793, as 
Ordinary, on board the Addaoiods 74, Capts. Wm. 
Parker, Alex. Hood, Wm. Shield, Augustus Mont- 
gomery, and Davidge Gould, part of the fleets em- 
ployed under Lord Howe and Admiral Hotham in 
the actions of 28 May, 1794, and 13 July, 1795. In 
the course of 1797, having joined the Sylph 18, 
Capts. John Chambers White and Chas. Dashwood, 
he witnessed the destruction of La Calliope French 
frigate *, joined in an attack made -upon an enemy's 
convoy at the entrance of the Sable d'Olonne, on 
which occasion the Sylph had 2 men killed and 4 
wounded ; and, a few days afterwards, assisted at 
the capture of five coasting-vesseis, and destruction 
of Le Petit Diable, a French cutter, of 18 guns and 
100 men. On 28 Nov. 1798, while conducting a prize 
to Plymouth, Mr. Atwater was unfortunately taken 
prisoner ; but, being released at the end of eleven 
months, was enabled to rejoin the Sylph, in which 
he continued to serve until transferred, in July, 
1801, to the ViLLE DE Pakis 110, flag-ship of Hon. 
Wm. Cornwallie. Attaining the rank of Lieutenant, 
16 April, 1802, heafterwards joined, in that capacity — 
27 Jan. 1804, the Meteok bomb, Capts. Jas. Master, 
Joseph James, and Jas. Collins, in which vessel he 
served at the bombardments of Havre de Grace and 
Boulogne, the passage of the Dardanells, also in an 
attack on some batteries and gun-boats in the Bay 
of Naples, and in a month's cannonade of the French 
army at the siege of Bosas — 1 Nov. 1809, the Hound 
bomb, Capts. Nich. Lockyer and John Williams, 
lying in the river Thames— and, 20 Feb. 1810, the 
Namur 74, successive flag-ship at the Nore of Ad- 
mirals Wells, Hon. Henry Edwin Stanhope, and Sir 
Thos. Williams. He was superseded from the Namdr 
29 Aug. 1814, and, not being afterwards employed, 
retired with his present rank, 25 Jan. 1834. 

Commander Atwater married, 11 Sept. 1802, Miss 
Mary Anne Chick, and has issue a son and three 
daughters. 



Shortland, whom he accompanied, as Midshipman, 
in May, 1809, into the Junon 38. On ISJJec. in 
the same year, that ship, being near Guadeloupe, 
was captured, after an heroicaUy desperate resist 
ance of 45 minutes, and a loss of 20 men killed 
and 40 wounded, by a French squadron, consist- 
ing of the 40-gun frigates, MenomTnee and Clo- 
rinde, and arme'es en flute Loire and Seine, carrying 
each 20 guns— with the two former of whom she 
appears to have sustained a yard-arm and yard-arm 
conflict until on the verge of sinking. Until offi- 
cially promoted, 4 Feb. 1815, Mr. Auchinleck was 
subsequently employed with great activity, latterly 
as Acting-Lieutenant, in the Alcmene 38, Capt. 
Wm. Maude, Hibermia and Centaur, both com- 
manded by Capt. John Chambers White, San 
Josef 110, flag-ship of Sir Rich. King, Havan- 
NAH 36, Capt. Gawen Wm. Hamilton, Albion li, 
bearing the flag of Rear-Admiral Geo. Cockbum, 
and Laced.s;monian 38, Capt. Sam. Jackson, chiefly 
on the Mediterranean and North America stations. 
We afterwards find him serving, from Sept. 1815, to 
Dec. 1818, and from March, 1823, to March, 1826, 
on board the Pique 36, and Parthian 10, com- 
manded on the West India and-other stations by Capts. 
Hon. Anthony Maitland, Arthur Fanshawe, Jas. 
Haldane Tait, John Mackellar, and Hon. Geo. Bar- 
rington. Since the latterdatehe has been onhalf-pay. 

AUSTEN. (Lieutenant, 1841.) 

Algernon Stewart Austen, bom 31 Aug. 1815, 
is fourth son of Sir Henry Edm. Austen, Bart., of 
Shalford House, co. Surrey, a Magistrate and De- 
puty-Lieutenant for that county, by Anne Amelia, 
daughter of the late Robt. Spearman Bate, Esq., 
E.I.C. service; and brother of Capt. Henry Edm. 
Austen, of the 71st Light Infantry, as also of Lieut. 
John Wentworth Austen, of the 49th regiment. 

This ofiScer entered the Navy 9 Sept. 1830 ; passed 
his examination 24 April, 1835 ; and, after serving 
for some time as Mate on board the Benbow 72, 
Capt. Houston Stewart, stationed in the Mediter- 
ranean, obtained a commission, dated 30 April, 1841. 
His appointments have since been — 30 Aug. 1841, 
to the Cambrian 36, Capt. Henry Ducie Chads, on 
the East India station — and, 13 Dec. 1845, to the 
Cabysfort 26, Capt. Geo. Henry Seymour, now 
employed in the Pacific. 



AUCHINLECK. (Liedtenant, 1815. r-P., 16; 
H-p., 26.) 

James Richard Auchinleck was bom 4 March, 
1791. 

This officer entered the Navy, 26 Dec. 1805, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Squibhbl 24, Capt. John 



AUSTEN, C.B. (Rear-Admirai of the Blue, 
1846. F-p., 31; H-p., 25.) 

Charles John Austen, bom in 1779, is a younger 
brother of Vice-Admiral Sir Fras. Wm. Austen, 
K.C.B. 

This officer entered the Royal Naval Academy 
in July, 1791, and embarked, in Sept. 1794, as 
Midshipman, on board the D^dalus 32, Capt. 
Thos. Williams, whom he successively followed 
into the Unicorn 32, and Endymion 44. He 
was consequently present in the Unicorn at the 
capture of the Dutch brig-of-war Comet, of 18 guns, 
also of the French frigate La Tribune, of 44 guns 
and 339 men, and of the troop-ship La Ville de 
V Orient. For his conduct in the Endymion, in 
driving into Helvoetsluys the Dutch line-of-battle 
ship Brutus, he was promoted to a Lieutenancy, 
13 Dec. 1797, in the Scorpion 16, Capt. John Tre- 
mayne Rodd. After assisting at the capture of the 
Courier Dutch brig, carrying 6 gims and several 
swivels, Mr. Austen removed, in Dec. 1798, to the 
Tamak frigate, Capt. Thos. Western, and, on 16 
Feb. 1799, was re-appointed to the Endymion ; in 
which frigate, commanded successively by Capts. 
Sir T. Williams, Philip Chas. Durham, Henry Gar- 
rett, and John Larmour, he came into frequent con- 
tact with the enemy's gun-boats off Algesiras, and 
assisted in making prize of several privateers. On 
the occasion, particularly, of the capture of the 
Scipio, of 18 guns and 140 men, which surrendered 
during a violent gale, he very intrepidly put off in 
a boat with only four men, and, having boarded the 
vessel, succeeded in retaining possession of her until 
the following day. In April, 1803, he again joined 



AUSTEN. 



27 



the Endymion, which frigate had been paid off at 
the peace, and continued to serve as her First 
Lieutenant until promoted, on the recommendation 
of his Captain, the Hon. Chas. Paget, for his con- 
duct at the capture of three men-of-war and two 
privateers, to the command, 10 Oct. 1804, of the 
Indian sloop.* After a successful servitude of 
more than five years on the North America station, 
Capt. Austen was posted 10 May, 1810, ijito the 
SwiFTSDKE 74, Sir John Borlase Warren's flag-ship, 
from which he removed, 25 Sept. following, to the 
CtEOPATKA 32. From 20 Nov. 1811, until 30 Sept. 
1814, we next find him discharging the arduous 
duties, in the Namuk 74, of Flag-Captain to his 
patron, Sir Thos. Williams, Commander-in-Chief at 
the Nore. Being then appointed to the Ph(ENIx 
36, he proceeded to the Mediterranean, where, on 
the renewal of hostilities consequent on Buonaparte's 
escape from Elba, he was sent, with the Undaunted 
38, and Oakland 22, under his orders, in pursuit 
of a Neapolitan squadron, supposed to be in the 
Adriatic. Subsequently to the surrender of Naples, 
Capt. Austen, who had detached the Undaunted 
to scour the coast, instituted a close blockade of the 
harbour of Brindisi, and soon induced both the 
castle and two of the enemy's largest frigates, then 
lying in the port, to hoist the colours of their re- 
stored monarch. Ha-ving acquired the unqualified 
approbation of Lord Exmouth throughout thewhole 
of these operations, he was next despatched in search 
of a French squadron ; but a cessation of hostilities 
intervening, he turned his attention to the suppres- 
sion of piracy in the Archipelago, which he com- 
pletely effected by the capture of two pirate vessels 
in the port of Pavos. On 20 Feb. 1816, the Phosnix 
was at length unavoidably wrecked during a hurri- 
cane near Smyrna, a disaster solely attributable to 
the ignorance of her pilots. Capt. Austen, who 
was therefore fully acquitted of all blame on the 
occasion, afterwards joined, 2 June, 1826, the Au- 
koka 46, in which frigate he proceeded, as second 
in command, to the Jamaica station, where his exer- 
tions in crushing the slave-trade appear to have 
been most successful. On the paying off of the 
^UKORA, in Dec. 1828, it was found that, during the 
two years and a half of her servitude under Capt. 
Austen's command, she had not lost a single man 
by sickness or otherwise, and so favourable was the 
omcial report of her state of discipline and effi- 
ciency, that the subject of this memoir was at once 
nominated by Sir Edw. Griffith Colpoys to be his 
Flag-Captain in the 'Winchestee 52, on the North 
America and West India station, where he con- 
tinued until obliged to invalid, from the effects of a 
very severe accident, in Dec. 1830. His next ap- 
pointment was, on 14 April, 1838, to the Bellero- 
PHON 80, in which ship he returned to the Mediter- 
ranean, where his exertions at the bombardment of 
St. Jean d'Aore, 3 Nov. 1840, procured him the Com- 
panionship of the Bath. On 2 Deo. following the 
BsiiLEROPHON was attacked by a violent storm, 
and nothing under Providence but the unparalleled 
exertions of the officers and crew, guided by Capt. 
Austen's able management, preserved her from 
being cast away on the iron-bound shore of Syria, 
where, had she been wrecked, not a soul could have 
been saved. Since the paying off of the Belleho- 
PHON, in June, 1841, Capt. Austen (to whom the 
good-service pension had been awarded 28 Aug. 
1840) was advanced to Flag-rank, 9 Nov. 1846. 

He married, first, in 1807, Frances, youngest 
daughter of the late J. G. Palmer, Esq., Attorney- 
General at Bermuda, by whom he had issue three 
daughters ; and, secondly, in 1820, Harriet, second 
daughter of the same gentleman, by whom he has 
two sons, both in the service of their county — the 
one in the army, the other, Charles John, a Lieute- 
nant in the Navy. The youngest of the Rear- Admi- 
ral's daughters is married to her cousin. Commander 
F. W. Austen, K.N. Agent— Joseph Woodhead. 



AUSTEN. (Lieut., 1844. f-p., 14; h-p., 0.) 

Charles John Austen is son of Kear-Admiral 
C. J. Austen, R.N., C.B. 

This officer entered the Navy 15 Feb. 1833; 
passed his examination 6 June, 1840 ; served as 
Mate of the Bellerophon 80, commanded by his 
father, during the ensuing operations on the coast 
of Syria, where he beheld the fall of St. Jean 
d'Acfe ; and, after a further attachment to the Ex- 
cellent gunnery-ship at Portsmouth, Capt. Sir 
Thos. Hastings, and Agincourt 72, bearing the flag 
in the East Indies of Sir Thos. John Cochrane, was 
promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, by commission 
dated 25 June, 1844. He was then re-appointed to 
the Agincourt, and continued to serve in that ship 
until removed, 11 June, 1845, to the Serpent 16, 
Capt. Wm. Nevill. His name, since 8 May, 1846, 
has been borne, for surveying service, on the books 
of the Vindictive 50, bearing the flag of his uncle. 
Sir Fras. Wm. Austen, on the North America and 
West India station. 



* The Indian, on 19 .Tune, 1808, captured Za Jenne 
Estelle privateer, of 4 guns »nd 25 men. 



AUSTEN, K.C.B. (Vice-Admieal of the 
Ked, 1838. F-p., 27 ; h-p., 34.) 

Sir Francis William Austen, born 23 April, 
1774, at Steventon, co. Hants, is son of the late 
Kev. Geo. Austen, Kector of Steventon, by Cas- 
sandra, youngest daughter of the Kev. Thos. Leigh, 
formerly Kector of Harpsden, co. Oxford ; and bro- 
ther of Kear-Admiral C. J. Austen, R.N., C.B. 

This officer entered the Koyal Naval Academy 
15 April, 1786 ; and (having attracted the particular 
notice of the Lords of the Admiralty by the close- 
ness of his application, and been in consequence 
marked out for early promotion) embarked, 23 Dec. 
1788, as a Volunteer, on board the Perseverance 
frigate, Capt. Isaac Smith, in which he proceeded 
to the East Indies, and there successively joined, as 
Midshipman, the Crown 64, and Minerva 38, bear- 
ing each the broad pendant of Hon. Wm. Com- 
wallis. Obtaining his first commission, 28 Dec. 1792, 
he afterwards served, on the Home station, chiefly 
as Senior Lieutenant, in the Despatch armed brig. 
Lark sloop, Andromeda 32, Prince George and 
Glory 98's, Shannon, Triton, and Seahorse fri- 
gates, and London 98, under Capts. John Whitby, 
Thos. Le Marchant Gosselin, Josias Kowley, Wm. 
Ogilvy, Thos. Sotheby, Wm. Taylor, Jas. Bowen, 
Alex. Fraser, John Gore, Edw. Jas. Foote, and 
John Child Purvis, until promoted to the command, 
3 Feb. 1799, of the Peterel sloop, of 24 guns, in- 
cluding 8 carronades, and 120 men. He had, during 
that period, escorted the Princess Carohne of 
Brunswick from Cuxhaven to England, assisted at 
the evacuation of Ostend and Nieuport, Mid been 
present in Sir Hugh Christian's celebrated hurri- 
canes. While in command of the Peterel, Capt. 
Austen, among numerous other services which ex- 
posed him to a constant fire from the enemy's bat- 
teries, effected the capture and destruction of up- 
wards of forty vessels of various descriptions ; and, 
on 19 June, 1799, participated in Lord Keith's cap- 
ture of a French squadron under Kear-Admiral 
Perree. On 21 March, 1800, he inexpressibly sig- 
nalised himself in an encounter off Marseilles with 
three French national vessels, two of which (the 
one of 14, the other of 6 guns) he drove on the 
rocks, and succeeded, although close in shore, and 
within point-blank shot of two batteries, in captur- 
ing the third. La Ligurienne, a brig of 16 guns and 
104 men, after a running fight of an hour and a 
half, the whole being accomplished without the 
loss of a man to the Peterel, 30 of whose crew, 
with the First Lieutenant and gunner, were at the 
time absent in prizes.* At the blockade of Genoa, 
in May following, Capt. Austen displayed his wonted 
energy!; and, for the zeal he evinced in resolutely 
maintaining for a considerable period a position 
within less than three miles of the Mole head, re- 
ceived the thanks of Lord Keith. The Peterel 
shortly afterwards joined Sir Sidney Smith's squa- 
dron on the coast of Egypt, and, on 13 Aug. foUow- 
* Vide Ga?.. 1800, p. 443. 

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28 



AUSTEN- AUSTIN. 



ing, had the good fortune to prevent a Turkish 
line-of-hattle ship, of 80 guns, aground near the 
island of Aboukir, and totally dismasted, from fall- 
ing into the hands of the French, 300 of whom 
had already commenced the work of plunder, but 
were driven off, and their prize set on fire. The 
Capitan Pacha, not long afterwards, testified the 
sense he entertained of the performance by pre- 
senting Capt. Austen with a handsome sabre and 
pelisse. In October of the same year (having been 
promoted to Post-rank on 13 of the previous May 
in consequence of the action off Marseilles) the sub- 
ject of this memoir resigned the command of the 
Peterel, and returned home, where, on 29 Aug. 
1801, he became Flag-Captain, in the Neptune 98, 
to his patron, Vice-Admiral Jas. Gambler, with 
whom he served until Oct. 1802. At the renewal of 
hostilities in 1803, we find him employed at Rams- 
gate in raising a body of Sea Fencibles, the com- 
mand of which he retained until appointed, 7 May, 
1804, to the Leopard 50, flag-ship off Boulogne of 
the late Sir Thos. Louis. On subsequently ac- 
companying the same oiBcer into the Canopcs 80, 
he shared in Lord Nelson's celebrated pursuit of 
the combined squadrons to the West Indies, and, 
for the part he eventually bore in the action off St. 
Domingo, was presented with a gold medal, the 
thanks, in common with others, of both Houses of 
Parliament, and a vase, worth lOOl, from the Pa- 
triotic Society at Lloyd's. In June, 1806, Capt. 
Austen went on half-pay ; but obtaining an appoint- 
ment, 23 March, 1807, to the St. Albans 64, he con- 
tinued to serve in that ship until 22 Sept. 1810. 
During that period he escorted a division of trans- 
ports, with a reinforcement of 2000 troops, to the 
coast of Portugal, where they arrived on the eve of 
the battle of Vimeira — afterwards superintended the 
debarkation at Portsmouth of the remains of Sir 
John Moore's army — and afforded protection, to 
and from the East, to several large convoys of In- 
diamen. For his gallant exertions, in the autumn 
of 1809, in bringing to a successful issue a dispute 
with the Chinese, he was honoured with the ap- 
proval of the Admiralty, and was presented by the 
East India Company with the sum of 1000 guineas. 
On 3 Dec. 1810, he became, a second time, Flag- 
Captain to Lord Gambler, in the Caledonia 120, 
and was stationed off the coast of France during 
the continuance of that officer's command. From 
9 July, 1811, until 7 May, 1814, he commanded the 
Elephant 74, and was employed with Admiral 
Young's fleet in the North Sea ; also in cruizing off 
the Western Islands with the Phcebe and Hermes 
under his orders ; and finally on the Baltic station, 
where he captured the American privateer Sword 
Fish, of 12 guns and 82 men. Capt. Austen was 
nominated a C.B. 4 June, 1815 ; and a Colonel of 
Marines (in the Woolwich division) 27 May, 1825. 
He became a Rear-Admiral 22 July, 1830 ; a K.C.B. 
28 Feb. 1837 ; and a Vice-Admiral 28 June, 1838. 
He has held the chief command, since 27 Dec. 1844, 
on the North America and West India station, with 
his flag in the Vindictive 50. 

Sir Fras. Wm. Austen married, first, in July, 
1806, Mary, eldest daughter of John Gibson, Esq., 
of Ramsgate ; and, secondly, in July, 1828, Martha, 
eldest daughter of the Rev. Noyes Lloyd, formerly 
Rector of Enbourne, Berks. He was again left a 
widower in Jan. 1843. By Ms first marriage, the 
Vice-Admiral has surviving issue, with three daugh- 
ters, five sons, of whom the eldest and the fourth, 
Francis William and Herbert Grey, are both in 
the Navy — the one a Commander, the other a Lieu- 
tenant. 



AUSTEN. (Commander, 1841. f-p., 18; h-p., 7.) 
Francis William Austen, born 12 July, 1809, 
is eldest son of Vice-Adiniral Sir F. W. Austen 
K.C.B. ' 

This officer entered the Royal Naval College 11 
Feb. 1822 ; and embarked, 20 June, 1823, as a Vo- 
lunteer, on board the Revenge 78, Capt. Sir Chas. 
Burrard, flag-ship in the Mediterranean of Vice- 



Admiral Sir Harry Burrard Neale. After officjatmg 
for nearly four years as Midshipman on the sapie 
station, of the Seringapatam 46 and Pelican 18, 
Cants. Chas. Sotheby and Wm. Alex. Bailhe Hamil- 
ton, under the former of whom he saw much anti- 
piratical boat service, Mr. Austen was appointed 
Mate, in Aug. 1828, of the Blonde 46, Capt. Edm. 
Lyons, and during his continuance in that ship was 
employed on shore in co-operation with the French 
army at the ensuing reduction of the Morea Castle, 
which surrendered after a siege of eight days. At- 
taining the rank of Lieutenant, 30 April, 1830, he 
afterwards joined in that capacity, on the North 
America, West India, and A&ica stations, 22 Nov. 
following, the Gannet 18, Capt. Mark Halpen 
Sweny— 23 Feb. 1832, the Tweed 20, Capts. Allan 
Bertram and Henry Geo. Hamilton — 12 Oct. 1835, as 
Senior, the Wanderer 16, Capts. Thos. Dilke and 
Thos. Bushby — and, 1 March, 1841, as Lieut.-Com- 
mander, the Bonetta brigantine, of 3 guns. While 
in the Tweed, of which vessel he appears to have 
acted as Captain during a period of great mortality, 
Mr. Austen commanded her boats for the suppres- 
sion of slavery off the Isle of Pines, and on one oc- 
casion had the misfortune, through the bursting of 
a powder-horn, to lose the use of the fore-finger and 
thumb of his right hand. He assumed his present 
rank 23 Nov. 1841 ; and since 10 Nov. 1845, has 
been in command of the Alecto steam-sloop^ on 
the south-east coast of America. 

Commander Austen married, 13 July, 1843, his 
cousin, Frances Palmer, third daughter of Rear- 
Admiral C. J. Austen, R.N., C.B. Agent — Joseph 
Woodhead. 



AUSTEN. (liiECT., 184L f-p., 16; h-p., 1.) 

Herbert Grey Austen, born in Nov. 1815, is 
fourth son of Vice-Admiral Sir F. W. Austen, 
K.C.B. 

This officer entered the Navy (from the Royal Na- 
val College), 25 June, 1830, as a Volunteer, on board 
the Talbot. 28, Capt. Rich. Dickinson, employed 
at the Cape of Good Hope; became Mate, in 1834, 
of the Childers 16, Capt. Hon. Henry Keppel, suc- 
cessively stationed in the Mediterranean and off the 
coast of Africa ; and, after a further servitude in 
the Excellent gunnery-ship at Portsmouth, Capt. 
Sir Thos. Hastings, and Medea steam-&igate, Capt. 
Fred. Warren, attached to the squadron in the 
Mediterranean, was promoted to the rank of Lieu- 
tenant, 23 Nov. 1841. His appointments have since 
been — 30 Nov. 1841, to the Magicienne 24, Capt. 
Rich. Laird Warren, on the latter station — 30 Aug. 
1844, again to the Excellent — and, 25 Jan. 1845, 
to the Vindictive 50, as Flag-Lieutenant to his fa- 
ther, on the North America and West India station, 
where he still serves. 



AUSTIN, C.B. (Capt., 1838. f-p., 26; h-p., 8.) 
Horatio Thomas Austin entered the Navy, 8 
April, 1813, as Third-cl. Boy, on board the Thisbe 
28, Capt. Thos. Dick, lying in the river Thames. 
Joining next, in April, 1814, the Ramillies 74, 
Capts. Sir Thos. Masterman Hardy and Chas. Ogle, 
he witnessed, as Fst.-cl. Vol. and Midshipman, 
some of the chief operations of the American war, 
including the attacks upon Washington, Baltimore, 
and New Orleans, and the bombardment of Ston- 
ington. During the three years immediately sub- 
sequent to the peace, he served off the coast of 
Africa in the Inconstant and Semiramis fHgatei 
bearing each the broad pendant of Sir Jas. Lucas 
Yeo ; after which he became successively attached, 
on the Channel and South America stations, to the 
Camelion brig, Capt. Wm. Jas. Mingaye, and Su- 
perb 74 and Creole 42, both the broad-pendant 
ships of Sir T. M. Hardy. His promotion, after 
acting for nine months as Lieutenant of the Ala- 
crity 10, Capts. Hon. Fred. Spencer and Thos. 
Porter, meeting with official sanction, 9 Sept. 1822, 

SJ'^ir^S^'^' ^ ^'^^ ®™'y P'^r' of 1823, rejoined Sir 
1. M. Hardy in the Creole, and for some time, we 
beheve, officiated as his Signal Officer. He next 



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on 24 April, 1824, became First of the Fdet aloop, 
Capt. Henry Parkyns Hoppner, and partoolc of all 
the perils and hardships of Capt. Parry's second 
expedition in search of a north-west passage, which 
terminated in the loss of the above vessel, in the 
summer of 1825. After an interval of half-pay he 
obtained an appointment, 12 Deo. 1827, to the 
Chakticlebk surveying-vessel, Capt. Henry Foster, 
on whose death, off the Isthmus of Panama, he suc- 
ceeded to the acting-command. Being confirmed 
on his return to England, by commission dated 26 
May 18.31, Capt. Austin subsequently obtained com- 
mand, 27 Nov. 1832, and 30 Jan. 1834, of the Sa- 
I.AMANDER and Medea steamers, in which he re- 
spectively escorted Donna Maria to Portugal, and 
Queen Adelaide to Holland, besides visiting different 
ports on the north coast of Spain. He attained 
Post-rank, 28 June, 1838, and was next appointed, 
19 Nov. 1839, to the Cyclops, another steam-vessel. 
Joining in the operations of 1840 on the coast of 
Syria, he assisted at the bombardment and capture 
of the strong castle of Gebail, where he headed a 
body of 220 marines and 150 mountaineers in a 
brave though unsuccessful land-attack, in which 
5 men were killed and 18 wounded. He was also 
present at the taking of Batroun ; and on the occa- 
sion of the storming of Sidon he aided in carrying 
the adjacent castle, and then led the Turkish troops 
in forcing the passage conducting to the town, where 
a body of 1800 Egyptians were driven from a strong- 
hold in which they still held out, and were com- 
pelled to surrender.* For his meritorious conduct 
in these affairs, as also at the capture of St. Jean 
d'Acre, Capt. Austin was nominated a C.B. On 
leaving the Cyclops, he obtained command, for a 
short period towards the close of 1843, of the Tak- 
TAKns steam surveying- vessel. He has been attached 
as Supernumerary-Captain, since 19 Dec. 1845, to 
the 'William and Maky yacht. 

Capt. Austin married, 8 Nov. 1831, Ann Eliza, only 
daughter of the late Thos. Hawkins, Esq., of Pen- 
zance, and widow of the Bev. J. Kawlinson, by whom 
he has issue. Agents — Messrs. Halford and Co. 



AUSTIN. (Lieutenant, 1838.) 

■William Austin entered the Navy 7 Aug. 1823; 
passed his examination in 1830; and obtained his 
commission 2 Aug. 1838. His appointments have 
since been — 22 Jan. 1839, to the Acokn 16, Capt. 
John Adams, on the Africa station — 29 Oct. 1840, as 
First Lieutenant, to the Excellent gunnery-ship 
at Portsmouth, Capt. Sir Thos. Hastings — and, 4 
March, 1845, in a similar capacity, to the Vhltuke 
steam-frigate, now employed in the East Indies. 
Agents — Messrs. Chard. 



AUTEIDGE. (LlEtTT., 1815. f-p., 30; h-p., 18.) 
Chakles Autkidgb entered the Navy, 30 June, 
1803, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Podlette 20, 
Capt. Jas. Dunbar, with whom, and Capts. Hen. 
Hope and Anselm John Griffiths, he afterwards 
served, as Midshipman and Master's Mate, in the 
AsTBEA 32, and Leonidas 38, until Nov, 1811. He 
was present, during that period, in the Astrea at 
the siege of Copenhagen, in Sept. 1807, and in the 
Leonidas at the reduction of Cephalonia and Santa 
Maura in 1809-10, besides participating in many 
boat affairs on the coasts of Italy and Spain. He 
served the remainder of the war in the Ekeetjs, 
commanded by his relative, Capt. Wm. Autridge, 
Victory 100, flag-ship of Sir Jas. Saumarez, Sal- 
SETTE 36, Capt. John Bowen, and Phcenix 36, Capts. 
Wm. Henry Webley and Chas. John Austen, on the 
Baltic, East India, and Channel stations. Having 
passed his examination in 1809, he was at length 
promoted to the rank of Lieutenant by commission 
dated 10 Feb. 1815; and was subsequently ap- 
pointed — 31 Oct. 1828, to the Coast Blockade, as 
Supernumerary-Lieutenant of the Kamillies 74, 
Capt. Hugh Pigot— 11 June, 1831, to the Coast 
Guard— 26 Sept. 1837, to the command of the Sky- 
lakk revenue-cutter-=-and, 19 June, 1841, to the 

• Vide Gai. 1840, ppv2227, S252, 2603, 2608. 



Pigmy steam-packet. He was superseded from the 
latter vessel in July, 1846. 

AVARNE.. (Lieutenant, 1824.) 

Isaac Avarne died in 1845. 

This officer entered the Navy, in Feb. 1810, as 
Midshipman, on board the Alexandria 32, Capt. 
John Quilliam, stationed on the Baltic. After 'serv- 
ing with the same officer also in the Crescent 36, 
he becatne -successively attached, on the Home and 
Mediterranean stations, to the Royal Oak 74, flag- 
ship of Rear- Admirals Pulteney Malcolm and Lord 
Amelius Beauclerk, and Grasshopper 18, Capts. 
Hen. Kobt. Battersby and Sir Chas. Burrard. • Be- 
tween 1816, in which year he passed his examina- 
tion, and the date of his promotion, 17 April, 1824, 
Mr. Avarne appears to have been next employed, ag 
Mate, on board the Wye 26, commanded in North 
America and the West Indies by Capt. John Har- 
per, and Britannia 120, bearing the flag at Ply- 
mouth of Sir Alex. Cochrane. His subsequent ap- 
pointments were — 24 July, 1824, to the Romney 
troop-ship, Capts. Wm. Jas. Mingaye and Nich. 
Lockyer, in which he visited the coasts of America 
and Africa, and also the Mediterranean — and, 30 
April, 1827, again to the Britannia, bearing the 
flag of the Earl of Northesk. He went on half-pay 
in Feb. 1828, and did not afterwards go afloat. 
Agents — Messrs. Halford and Co. 



AYLING. (LiEDT., 1815. f-p., 11 ; h-p., 31.) 

William Ayling entered the Navy, 7 March, 
1805, as Second-cl. Vol., on board the Royal Wil- 
liam, Capts. John Wainwright and Hon. Courtenay 
Boyle, lying at Spithead. With the exception of 
an attachment, from Aug. 1810 to Aug. 1811, to the 
Thisbe 28, Capt. Wm. Rogers, guard-ship in the 
river Thames, he was subsequently employed, be- 
tween June, 1807, and the year 1815, chiefly as Mid- 
shipman, in the Paulina, Hind, Crocodile, Nar- 
cissus, and Pomone, all commanded by Capt. John 
Rich. Lumley, on the Mediterranean, Home, and 
North America stations. He was promoted from 
the Leander 50, Capt. Wm. Shiksey, to the rank 
he now holds 3 Aug. 1815 ; and has since been on. 
half-pay. Agents — Messrs. Stilwell. 



AYLMEE, C.B., K.F.M. (Keak-Admikai, of the 
Red, 1837. .f-p., 20; h-p., 37.) 

The Honourable Frederick William Ayl- 
MER, born 12 Oct. 1777, is second surviving son ot 
Henry, fourth Lord Aylmer, by Catherine, daugh- 
ter of Sir Chas. Whitworth, of Leyborne, and sister 
of Chas. Earl Whitworth; and a descendant of" 
Matthew, first Lord Aylmer, a distinguished naval 
officer in the reign of James H., who attained the- 
rank of Rear- Admiral of the Bed, and was elevated 
to the peerage for his professional services. He iss 
heir to his brother, General Lord Aylmer, G.CBi 

This officer entered the Navy, 24 Nov. 1790, as a 
Volunteer, on board the Syren 32, Capt. John 
Manley, with whom, after conveying the DnJfce q^ 
York to Holland at the commencement et hostili- 
ties, he served, in the Apollo 36, until the receipt 
of his first commission, 17 Dec. 1796. Being next 
appointed, 22 March, 1797, to the Swiptsure 74^ 
Capt. Benj. Hallowell, he took part in that ship im 
the battle of the Nile, and assisted in the- operations; 
which led to the reinstatement ef the King of the 
Two Sicilies in the full sovereignty of his dominions. 
He subsequently obtained the Turkish gotd medal 
for his services during the Egyptian campaign of 
1801 ; and, after officiating for a few months as Act-, 
ing-Commander of the Fuky bomb, was confirmed 
in that rank by commission dated 7 Jan 1802 
Capt. Ayhner, whom we subsequently find comi 
manding the Deught and Wasp sloops, in the latter 
of which he effected the capture, 19 July 1803 of 
Le Dese^oir privateer, of 2 guns and 28 men, waa 
?In? ?S ®r?P'"°*^„'li Actiag-Captain, in M^Tch, 
1805, of the Glory 98, bearing the flag off Cadiz of 
Sir John Orde. His promotion to Post-rank was 
estabhshed by the Adiniralty on 18 May in the 



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AYLMEIt-AYNSLEY-AYRE-AYSCOUGH. 



same year ; but from that period he appears to have 
remained on half-pay until 1 June, 1809, when we 
find him assuming command of the Narcissus 32. 
In the early part of 1810, Capt. Aylmer, while 
cruizing in the Channel, captured two privateers, 
the Dugvay Trouin, and AiTimble Josephine^ carry- 
ing between them 28 guns and 180 men ; and, in the 
course of the ensuing summer, he united with Sir 
Kobt. Mends in a series of very active operations 
on the north coast of Spain, where he commanded 
the naval brigade in concert with the patriot forces 
under General Porlier, came frequently into victo- 
rious contact with the enemy between Santona and 
Santander, and evinced aU tl[i& zeal and ability of 
an excellent oflBcer.* In Jan. 1812, he next joined 
the FoRTDNEE 36, in which he cruized for four 
months on the Irish station. After an interval of 
half-pay he was appointed, on 14 of the following 
Sept., to the Pactoltis 38, and while in that 
frigate, in the summer of 1815, he conducted an 
eminently successful expedition to the Gironde in 
support of the French King, which terminated in 
the royal colours being hoisted on the castle of 
Bordeaux and in the surrounding districts.^ Pre- 
viously to the latter event, the Pactolus, besides 
escorting the Duke of Cambridge to Cuxhaven, and 
his late Majesty to the Scheldt, had, we believe, 
assisted at the bombardment of Stonington, in Ame- 
rica. Capt. Aylmer, whose last appointment was 
to the Severn, of 50 guns, commanded that ship at 
the memorable battle of Algiers, 27 Aug. 1816, and 
was in consequence nominated a C.B.J The in- 
signia of a K.F.M. were also conferred upon him, 
in consideration of his having conveyed to Naples 
the whole of the emancipated Italian slaves and 
357,000 dollars, which the Dey of Algiers had been 
compelled to return to the King of the Two Sicilies. 
He was appointed Naval Aide-de-Camp to William 
IV. 4 Aug. 1830 ; and on 10 Jan. 1837, was promoted 
to Flag-rank. Agents — Messrs. Halford and Co. 

AYLMEK. (Retiked Commander, 1836.) 

John Aylmer was discharged from the Royal 
Naval College 10 April, 1786. He was confirmed 
to a Lieutenancy, 9 Oct. 1801, in the Dragon 74, 
Capt. John Aylmer, then in the Mediterranean ; 
and was afterwards successively appointed, on the 
Hopie and "West India stations, to the Morgiana 
sloop. Diamond 38, Windsor Castle 98, Ame- 
thyst frigate, AiMAELE 32, Fisgard 38, Herculb 
74, Ariadne 20, and Namor 74, Capts. Rainsford, 
Elphinstone, Albemarle Bertie, Alex. Campbell, 
Sir Wm. Bolton, Lord Mark Kobt. Kerr, Jas. Rich. 
Dacres, Arthur Farqiihar, and another. During 
the period of his attachment to the Ariadne, we 
find Mr. Aylmer assisting at the capture, in 1807, 
of the French privateers Xc Trente el Quarante, of 
16 guns and 65 men, and Le Chasseur, of 2 guns 
and 36 men. Having been on half-pay since 30 May, 
1808, he at length accepted his present rank, 15 
April, 1836. Agents — Hallett and Robinson. 

AYNSLEY. (Lieut., 1845. f-p., 12; h-p., 0.) 

Charles Murray Aynsley entered the Navy 
in 1835 ; passed his examination 24 July, 1841 ; and 
after an intermediate servitude as Mate, on the 
South America and Mediterranean stations, of the 
CURA90A 24, Capt. Jenkin Jones, and Scout 18, 
Capt. Hon. Jas. Robt. Drummond, was awarded a 
commission, dated 6 Dec. 1845. He has been since 
serving in the Terrible steam-frigate, Capt. Wm. 
Ramsay, attached to the Channel squadron. 

AYRE. (Lieutenant, 1815. f-p., 8; h-p., 32.) 

Charles Ayre entered the Navy, 5 April, 1807, 
as Master's Mate, on board the Hound sloop, Capt. 
Nich. Lockyer, and in that vessel was present at 
the embarkation of the Marquis de la Romana's 
army at Nyeborg, in Aug. 1803. From Oct. 1809, 
until April, 1812, he served off Cherbourg and in 
the Downs on board the Naiad 38, Capts. Henry 

• Vide Gai. 1810, p. 1097. f V. Gaz. 1815, p. 1513. 

t V. Gaz. 1816, p. 1792. 



Hill and PhiUp Carteret; and <"i tj!,f J<"°'°| t*^^ 
JuNON 38, Capts. Jas. Sanders and Ck-tworthy Up- 
ton, proceeded, as Acting-Lieutenant to North 
America, where he took part in many of &« opera- 
tions in the Chesapeake, and contributed to a vic- 
tory gained by the Jonon, Narcissus, and Ba- 
ROSSA, over 15 of the enemy's gun-boatj whose dis- 
comfiture was accompUshed after an action of three 
hours, in which the Junon had 2 men killed and 3 
wounded, 20 June, 1813. He subsequently served 
on board the Mohawk sloop, Capt. Hen. Litchfield, 
and was Acting-Lieutenant of transports under 
Capt. Thos. Delafons, in the expedition to Nev? Or- 
leans. He obtained his official promotion 2 Nov. 
1815, but has not since been afloat. Ageni^J. 
Chippendale. 

AYSCOUGH. (Lieutenant, 1838.) 

Hawkins Godolphin Ayscough is son of Rear- 
Admiral John Ayscough. 

This officer was educated at the Royal Naval Col- 
lege He served for some time on the West India 
station, under the flag of Sir Edw. Griffith Col- 
poys ; was employed in the North Sea during the 
revolution in the Netherlands; and, having passed 
his examination in 1834, was presented with a com- 
mission by Sir Geo. Cockbum, on that officer strik- 
ing his flag as Commander-in-Chief in North Ame- 
rica and the West Indies, 14 June, 1836. On 28 Dec. 
following (after an attachment of a few months to 
the Caledonia 120, flag-ship of Sir Josias Rowley 
in the Mediterranean, and Canopus 84, commanded 
by Capt. Hon. Josceline Percy, on the coast of Spain, 
during the Carlist insurrection), Mr. Ayscough 
joined the Barham 50, Capt. Armar Lowry Corry, 
in which ship he continued until 10 May, 1838. 
He has since been on half-pay. 

AYSCOUGH. (Eear-Admirai, of the White, 
1841.) 

John Ayscough, bom on board H.M.S. Swan, 
during a desperate action fought by that vessel 
while on her passage home from North America, is 
son of the late Capt. John Ayscough, R.N., who 
was in command of the Swan on the occasion, and 
lost the use of a leg ;* brother of Commander Jas. 
Ayscough, R.N., an officer who distinguished him- 
self as Lieutenant of the Monarch 74, at Copen- 
hagen, in 1801, was afterwards presented by the 
Patriotic Society with a sword worth 501., for his 
gallantry in storming a battery of six 24-pounders, 
on the island of Martinique, and ultimately fell a 
victim to the climate of the West Indies, while com- 
manding the Hawke sloop, 8 April, 1808 ; grand- 
nephew of the Rev. Fras. Ayscough, D.D., Dean of 
Bristol, and Preceptor to King George III. ; and 
cousin of Admiral Sir Geo. Cockbum, G.C.B. 

This officer entered the Navy (under the auspices 
of the late Admiral Sir Jas. Wallace), 12 Aug. 1787, 
as Captain's Servant, on board the Goliath 74, 
Capts. Archibald Dickson and Sir Andrew Snape 
Douglas. We afterwards find him serving, as Mid- 
shipman and Master's Mate, on board the JuNO and 
Hebe frigates, and Hector, Alcide, and Monarch 
74's, and employed in the first of those vessels, un- 
der Capt. Sam. Hood, in attendance on the King off 
Weymouth. On 6 Nov. 1793, he obtained a Lieu- 
tenancy in the Monarch, flag-ship, on the New- 
foundland station, of his patron. Sir Jas. Wallace, 
with whom he continued to serve, the last two 
years as First of the Romney 50, until April, 1797. 
He then joined the Queen Charlotte 100, bearing 
the flag in the Channel of Lord Howe ; and, on 12 
of the following May, was promoted to the rank of 
Commander. Being appointed, 6 July, 1799, to the 
Blanche troop-ship, Capt. Ayscough attended the 
ensuing expedition to Holland, where he served as 

• Capt. Ayscoagh, after faithfully serving his country for 
a period of nearly half a century, died, covered with honour- 
able sears. He had expended a great portion of his private 
property in raising several thousands of seamen for the ser- 
vice, at the period of the dispute with Spain respecting the 
occupancy of Falkland's Islands. 



AYTON— BACK. 



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ft Volunteer at the time of the debarkation near 
the Helder, and was in one of the first boats that 
effected a landing. On 28 Sept., however, in the 
same year, the Blanche, owing to the mismanage- 
ment of her pilot, was wrecked in the Texel ; but so 
fully acquitted was Capt. Aysoough of all share in 
the disaster, by a court-martial held at Sheerness 
on 1 Nov., and so highly was he complimented for 
his great exertions in afterwards saving the crew, 
that, on 18 of the next month, he was appointed to 
the Inconstant, another armee enjlutej in which, 
besides attending the expeditions to Quiberon and 
Cadiz, on each of which occasions he volunteered 
his services on shore, and was selected to command 
a party of seamen, he similarly joined in the Egyp- 
tian campaign of 1801, and for his exertions, which 
were conspicuously important, was presented with 
the Turkish gold medal. The Inconstant, after a 
performance of various other services, including an 
assistance at the occupation of the island of Mar 
deira, being paid off in May, 1802, Capt. Aysoough, 
who had been violently attacked by the plague in 
Egypt, was next invested with the command, 2 
June, 1803, of the Camel store-ship ; and, on then 
proceeding to the "West Indies, continued, despite 
a nearly fatal fit of the yellow fever, to serve on 
that station, until officially posted into the Success, 
of 32 guns, 18 April, 1806; previously to which 
event he appears to have acted as Flag-Captain to 
Vice-Admirals Sir John Thos. Duckworth and 
Jas. Kich. Dacres, to have also commanded the 
Reynard and Goelan sloops, and to have officiated 
as Acting-Captain of the Malabak 50. Towards 
the close of 1806, Capt. Aysoough returned with 
convoy to England, and was for several months 
employed at the blockade of Havre de Grace. After 
forming part, at the request of Sir Sam. Hood, of 
that officer's squadron in the expedition against 
Madeira, in Dec. 1807, the Success, on her return 
home with the Rear- Admiral's despatches, was sent 
to a high northern latitude for the protection of 
the Greenland fishery ; subsequently to which, she 
embarked the Turkish Ambassador and his suite, 
together with the present Earl of Roden, and pro- 
ceeded to the Mediterranean in charge of a fleet 
of merchantmen, by the Masters of whom her 
captain was forwarded a letter of thanks for his 
great and unremitted attention. During the opera^ 
tions of June, 1809, against Ischia and Procida, 
Capt. Ayscomgh landed with the troops, was subse- 
quently engaged with the enemy's sea batteries, 
and succeeded in destroying many of their gun- 
boats. In the following Nov. he conveyed the 
Turkish Ambassador and suite from Smyrna to 
Malta ; and, on 3 May, 1810, although excluded, in 
consequence of the becalmed state of his ship, from 
affording any assistance, was an eye-witness of the 
brilliant victory gained by the late Sir Jahleel 
Brenton, in the Spartan 38, over the Franco-Nea- 
politan squadron in the Bay of Naples."* Capt. Ays- 
cough appears, however, about that period, to have 
attracted the notice of Rear- Admiral Geo. Martin 
by his handsome support of the Spartan and 
EspoiR in an attack on the batteries at Terracina, 
from which port four deeply laden vessels were at 
the same time brought out. Shortly after the latter 
event we find Capt. Aysoough, with two frigates 
and several sloops under his orders, assigned the 
deeply responsible duty of protecting Sicily against 
the threatened invasion of Joachim Murat, whose 
every attempt, although in command of 40,000 
troops and of about 200 gun-boats, to gain a foot- 
ing on the island, he happily succeeded, by the 
most indomitable exertions, in frustrating. He was 
next employed, with seven men-of-war at his dis- 
posal, in reconnoitering the line of coast between 
Naples and Civita Vecchia ; but in the summer of 
1811, owing to the serious damage experienced by 
the Success during a severe gale off the island of 
Candia, was obliged to return prematurely to Eng- 
land, and in consequence lost an appointment to a 
large frigate which had been promised to him by the 
First Lord of the Admiralty as a reward for his zeal 
• ViieGxL. 1810, p. 113J. 



and activity. He afterwards, from April, 1822, until 
the spring of 1825, superintended the Ordinary at 
Plymouth; and for his subsequent able manage- 
ment, as Commissioner of Jamaica and Bermuda 
Dockyards, was honoured with the thanks of the 
Board of Admiralty. He attained Flag-rank, 23 
Nov. 1841, and is at present unemployed. 

When the practice of awarding good-service pen- 
sions was instituted, Rear-Admiral Aysoough was 
one of the first Captains to whom the boon was ex- 
tended. He married Anna Maria, eldest daughter of 
the late Commodore Thos. Parr, R.N., of Langdown 
House, CO. Hants, a descendant of the celebrated Earl 
Godolphin, and has issue a son and two daughters. 
The son, Hawkins Godolphin, is a Lieutenant, R.N. 

AYTON. (LlEnTENANT, 1815. p-p., 8 ; H-P., 32.) 
George Henry Ayton entered the Navy, 3 Dec. 
1807, as L.M., on board the Royal Willlam, 
Capt. Hon. Courtenay Boyle, flag-ship of Admiral 
Geo. Montagu, at Spithead ; and, in the following 
March, joined the Daphne 20, Capts. Fras. Mason 
and Philip Pipon. On 25 April, 1808, he served in 
the boats of that ship and the Tartarus, com- 
manded by Lieut. Wm. Elliott, at the cutting out, 
with a loss to the British of only 5 persons wounded, 
of a convoy of 10 deeply laden vessels, moored close 
under the fort of a castle mounting 10 guns, in the 
harbour of Fladstrand, near the Skawe, defended 
also by a heavy fire from another battery, as well 
as from the crews of the vessels assembled on the 
beach, and made fast to the shore by hawsers.* 
Removing, in Feb. 1809, to the Victorious 74, 
Capts. Graham Eden Hamond and John Talbot, he 
took part in the ensuing expedition to Flushing, 
and, on 21 Feb. 1812, assisted, as Master's Mate, 
while cruising in the Gulf of Venice, in com- 
pany with the Weazle 18, at the capture — after a 
most gallant conflict of four hours and a half, in 
which the Victorious had 27 men killed, and 99, 
including himself, wounded, and the enemy 400 
killed and wounded — of the French 74-gun ship 
Rivoli, whose consorts, three brigs and two gun- 
boats, were also defeated.f In Sept. 1814, Mr. 
Ayton, who for the two previous months had been 
acting as Lieutenant of the Victorious, on the 
North America station, joined the Rosario 10, 
Capt. Thos. Ladd Peake, in which vessel he served 
for nearly twelve months. He was then promoted 
to his present rank, by commission dated 4 March, 
1815, and has since been on half-pay. 

Lieut. Ayton married, 23 Nov. 1835, Harriette, 
eldest daughter of Saville Smith, Esq., of Boiling- 
ton. Agents— Holmes and Folkard. 



B. 

BACK, Kt. (Capt., 1835. f-p., 23 ; h-p., 1 6.) 

Sir George Back was born, 6 Nov. 1796, at Stock- 
port, in Cheshire. 

This officer entered the Navy, in Sept. 1808, as 
Midshipman, on board the Arethusa 38, Capt. Robt. 
Mends. On 26 Nov. following he was present at 
the capture, off Cherbourg, of Le General Emouf 
French privateer, of 16 guns and 58 men ; and, in 
the course of March, 1809, he assisted in the boats, 
while serving on the north coast of Spain, at the 
destruction of 20 heavy guns, mounted on the bat- 
teries atLequeytio, and defended by a detachment of 
French soldiers — at the seizure also of several ves- 
sels up the river Andero — and at the destruction of the 
guns and signal-posts at Baignio, on which latter oc- 
casion, the 20th of the month, he was made prisoner 
and sent to France, where he remained until May, 
1814. On regaining his liberty, Mr. Back joined 
the Akbar 60, flag-ship for some time of Sir Thos. 
Byam Martin at Flushing, and afterwards employed 
on the Halifax station. He passed his examination 
5 Feb. 1817 ; became attached, in March following, 
to the Bulwark 76, bearing the flag of Sir Chas. 
Rowley in the river Medway ; and, on 14 Jan. 1818, 
removed to the Trent hired brig, Lieut.-Com- 
• Vide Gaz. 1808, p. 697. f V. Gaz. 1812, p. 887. 



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BACON— BAGEHOT. 



maraier, now Sir John, Franklin. After interme- 
diately accompanying the penlous voyage of dia- 
coTery made to the neighbourhood of Spitzbergen 
under Capt. David Buchan,* he was, early in 1819, 
selected to attend the former officer in his expedi- 
tion overland from Hudson's Bay to the Coppermine 
Klver. To Capt. Franklin's ' Narrative of a Jour- 
ney to the Shores of the Polar Sea ui51819-22 ' we 
must refer our readers for the particulars of that 
bold and hazardous undertaking — ^throughout every 
detail of which, including his journey on foot, in 
the depth of winter, from Fort Enterprise to Fort 
Chipewyan and back, a distance of 1104 miles, Mr. 
Back displayed in perfection all the qualities of a 
traveller of the most sterling, the most heroic cast. 
On 1 Jan. 1821, he was promoted to the rank of 
Lieutenant, and on being subsequently appointed 
to the Sdperb 78, Capt. Sir Thos. Staines, visited 
Gibraltar and Barbadoes. We next, in Feb. 1825, 
find Lieut. Back, after attending a public dinner 
given to him by his fellow-townsmen at Stockport, 
again leaving England with Capt. Franklin, on an- 
other expedition to the Arctic regions, for the pur- 
pose of co-operating withCapts. Fred. Wm. Beechey 
and Edw. Wm. Parry, in their simultaneous endea- 
vours to ascertain, from opposite quarters, the exist- 
ence of a north-west passage. Capt. Franklin's 
' Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of 
the Polar Sea in 1825-7 ' will also afford every in- 
formation on the subject of this very interesting 
mission. In its execution he extended lus researches 
to lat._ 70° 24' N., long. 149° 37' W. Buring this 
last sojourn in Ainerica Lieut. Back was promoted 
to the rank of Commander, by commission dated 
30 Dec. 1825 ; and when Capt. Franklin, on the re- 
turn of the expedition, set out in advance, with five 
of his party, from Great Bear Lake, he was left at 
Fort Franklin in charge of the other officers and 
men, the boats, and all the collections of natural 
history, rough journals, notes, and astronomical, 
magnetical, and atmospherical observations, with 
orders to proceed, on the breaking up of the ice, to 
York Factory, and thence to England, where he 
arrived 10 Oct. 1827. From that period, unable to 
procure employment, he remained on half-pay until 
appointed, early in 1833, to conduct an expedition 
fitted out for the purpose of seeking Sir John Koss, 
who had, in the summer of 1829, gone in quest of 
the long-sought north-west passage. A lull ac- 
count of all the results of that harassing enterprise, 
in the course of which he had the good fortune to 
<i3Scover the sources of the river that now bears his 
name, Capt. Back has ably delineated in his ' Nar- 
rative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth 
of the Great Fish River, and along the Shores of 
the Arctic Ocean, in 1833-5.* He returned to Eng- 
land 18 Sept. 1835, and on the 30th of the same 
month was advanced to the well-earned rank of 
Post-CaptEiin. On 11 May, 1836, he was next ap- 
pointed to the Tekkok bomb : and, on 23 June 
following, he sailed from Papa Westra, one of the 
Orkneys, in command of a new expedition to the 
frigid zone. The details of his miraculous return 
to Lough Swilly, where he arrived 3 Sept. 1837, 
after reaching as far only as the northward of 
Charles Island, in Hudson's Bay, have been pub- 
lished by Capt. Back in his '■ Narrative of an Ex- 
pedition in H.M.S. Terkob, undertaken with a View 
to Geographical Discovery on the Arctic Shores, in 
1836-7.' He has since been on half-pay. 

Sir Geo. Back, who was presented, 27 Nov. 1837, 
with the gold medal of the Koyal Geographical 
Society for his important discoveries while in search 
of Sir John Ross, and who received the honour of 
knighthood 18 March, 1839, is at present, we be- 
lieve, employed by the Treasury. He married, 13 
Oct. 1846, Theodosia Elizabeth, relict of the late 
Anthony Hammond, Esq., of Savile Row. Agent — 
Wm. H. B. Barwis. 



BACON. (Retiked Commander, 1844. f-p., 19 
H-P., 35.) 
Edmund Keb Cranstotjn Bacon entered the 
Navy, 23 April, 1793, as MidsMpmaa, on board the 
Raisonnable 64, Capt. Lord Cranstoun, in which 
ship he served off the coasts of France and Spain, 
the Canary and Western Islands, and on the Irish 
station, until transferred, in Nov. 1794, with the 
same Captain, to the Bellebophon 74, one of the 
Hon. Wm. Cornwallis' squadron in his subsequent 
pursuit of the force under M. Vence into Belleisle 
of the 7th, and in his memorable retreat of the 16 
and 17 June, 1795. In Sept. 1796, he joined the 
DoKE 98, Capt. John Hollo way, and, after serving 
for some time also in the RotadSoveeeignIOO, flag- 
ship in the Channel of Sir Alan Gardner, was pro- 
moted to a Lieutenancy, 25 Aug. 1799, in the Ret- 
NABD 20, Capt. Peter Spicer, Under whom he conti- 
nued to. serve in the Channel until Sept. 1801. His 
subsequent appointments appear to have been — 28 
April, 1804, to the Chaiuces armed ship, Capt. Da- 
vis, in the North Sea— 7 Oct. 1805, to the Saturn 74, 
Capt. Lord Amelius Beauclerk, cruising off Cadiz 
and I'Orient— 20 April, 1809, to the Rotal Oak 74, 
commanded by the same nobleman, whom he accom- 
panied in the ensuing expedition to the Walcheren 
— 17 Oct. 1810, to the Ateica 64, flag-ship at Hali- 
fax of Rear-Admiral Herbert Sawyer— 21 Dec. 1811, 
to be Agent for Prisoners of War at Bermuda— and, 
11 Nov. 1813, and 1 Feb. 1814, to the successive 
command of the Ardent and Romulus, on the same 
station. He was placed on half-pay in Nov. 1814; 
accepted, 26 Nov. 1830, the rank of Retired Com- 
mander under the Order in Council of that year j 
and, on 22 Jan. 1844, was promoted to the fist of 
1816. Agents — Messrs. Stilwell. 



BACON. (Lieut., 1841. r-p., 18 ; h-p., 1.) 

Henry Bacon entered the Navy, 22 June, 1828, 
as Fst.-ol. Vol., on board the Challenger 28, Capt. 
Adolphus Fitzclarence, whom he followed into tiie 
Pallas 42. After visiting India and Halliax, in 
the execution of particular services, he became Mid- 
shipman, in March, 1831, of the Act^son 26, Capt. 
Hon. Fred. Grey, stationed in the Mediterranean, 
where he subsequently served in the Sctlla 18, 
Capt. Hon. Fred. Grey, Volage 28, Capt. Geo. 
Bohun Martin, Minden 74, Capt. Alex. Renton 
Sharpe, and Cambridge 78, Capt. Edw. Barnard. 
Having passed his examination in Oct. 1834, and 
been employed in the last-mentioned ship during 
the operations of 1840 on the coast of Syria, Mr. 
Bacon at length obtained a commission, dated 23 
Nov. 1841. His appointments have since been— 30 
Nov. 1841, and 18 May and 16 June, 1842, to the 
Calcutta 84, Capt. Sir Sam. Roberts, Queen 110, 
flag-ship of Sir Edw. W. C. R. Owen, and Vernon 
50, Capt. Wm. Walpole, all on the Mediterranean 
station — and, 13 Nov. 1844, to the D^dalus 20, 
Capt. Peter M'Quhae, now employed on the East 
India station. Agents — Case and Loudonsack. 



• See • A Voyage of Discovery towards the North Pole 
performed in H.'M. Ships Dorothea atid Trent, undrr the 
command of Capt. D.ivid Ituchan, 1818.' IJy Capt. 1''. W. 
Beechey, R.N. 8vo. Lond. 1843. 



BAGEHOT. (LiEOT., 1808. f-p., 36 ; h-f., 10.) 
Charles Bagehot was born 15 Dec. 1786. 
This officer entered the Navy, 1 March, 1801, as 
Midshipman, on board the Impetueux 74, Capt. Sir 
Edw. Pellew, in which ship, and the Tonnant 80, 
commanded by the same Captain, he served off 
Rochefort and Ferrol until May, 1804. He then 
joined the Culloden 74, on board which ship Sir 
Edward had hoisted his flag as Commander-in-Chief 
in the East Indies ; attained the rating of Master's 
Mate 21 Sept. 1806; passed his examination in Deo. 
1807 ; and, on 31 Jan. 1808, was confirmed a Lieute- 
nant in the Fox 32, Capt. Archibald Cochrane. He 
returned to England in Feb. 1809 ; and was subse- 
quently appointed— 23 March, 1810, to the Crane 
18, Capt. Stuart, with whom he visited the West 
Indies— and, 9 March, 1810, to the Armada 74, 
Capts. Adam Mackenzie audChas. Grant, employed 
off the Texel and in the Mediterranean. Since 11 
Oct. 1823, Lieut. Bagehot (who had been eight years 



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on half-pay) has filled the office of Inspeoting-Com- 
mander in the Coast Guard. 

He married, in May, 1825, Miss Amelia Bowden,. 
of Plymouth, and by that lady has issue a son and 
daughter. 



BAGOT. (Lieutenant, 1824.) 

Christopher Bagot died in 1845. 

This officer entered the Navy 16 Deo. 1816-, and 
was promoted to a Lieutenancy, 28 June, 1824, in 
the Sdpekb 78, Capt. Sir Thoa. Staines, on the "West 
India station, where, with a few intervals, he conti- 
nued to serve — in the EswteLE 18, Capts. Rich. 
Augustus Yates and 'Williams Sandom, Fairy 10, 
Capt. Fras. Blair, Icarus 10, Capt. Dawson Mayne, 
Spaerowhawk 18; Capts. D. Mayne and Henry 
Griffith Colpoys, and, as Lieut.-Commander, in the 
Fickle schooner — until 1834. He was not after- 
wards employed. Agents— Case and Loudonsack. 



BAGOT. (Captain, 1845. f-p., 15; h-p., 9.) 

Henry Bagot, bom 12 July, 1810, is second son 
of the Bight Kev. and Hon. Kioh. Bagot, D.D., 
Lord Bishop of Oxford, by Harriet, youngest daugh- 
ter of the fourth Earl of Jersey ; brother of Capt. 
Edw. Bagot, an officer in the Army, and of Lady 
Harriet Thynne ; nephew of Lord Bagot, and Sir 
Chas. Bagot, G.C.B. ; and first cousin of the Coun- 
tesses of Uxbridge and Winchelsea. 

This officer entered the Navy 13 May, 1823, and 
served part of his time as Midshipman on board the 
Asia 84, flag-ship of Sir Edw. Codrington, with 
whom he was present at the battle of Navarin, 
20 Oct. 1827. He passed his examination in 1829 ; 
obtained his first commission 15 Feb. 1832; was 
appointed, 14 April following, to the Excellent 
gunnery-ship at Portsmouth, Capt. Thos. Hastings ; 
served, from 24 June, 1833, until paid ofi' in 1837, 
on board the Caledonia 120, flag-ship in the Me- 
diterranean of Sir Josias Kowley ; and on 28 June, 
1838, was promoted to the rank of Commander. 
His next appointment was to the Wasp 16, in which 
sloop he served, on the North America and West In- 
dia station, from 14 July, 1843, until the summer of 
1844. He attained his present rank, while officiating 
as Commander of the Excellent, 10 Dec. 1845, and 
has since been on half-pay. 

For some time prior to March, 1843, Capt. Bagot 
acted as Secretary to his uncle. Sir C. Bagot, at 
that time Governor-General of Canada. Agents — 
Case and Loudonsack. 



BAGUE. (Eetibed Commander, 1837. f-p., 
20 ; H-p., 29.) 
George Bague entered the Navy, 15 June, 1798, 
as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Haerlem armee en 
jlutR, Capt. Geo. Burlton, and afterwards assisted, 
as Midshipman, in cutting out the Prima galley 
from the Mole of Genoa, and in various operations 
on the coast of Egypt. Between March, 1801, and 
the date of his promotion to the rank of Lieutenant, 
8 March, 1805, he next served in the African and 
Success, both likewise commanded by Capt. Burl- 
ton, in the Mediterranean, Galatea and Aigle 
frigates, Capt. Geo. Wolfe, on the Home station, 
and, as Master's Mate, in the Ville de Paris 110, 
flag-ship in the Channel of the Hon. Wm. Corn- 
wallis. He then joined the Colossus 74, Capt. Jas. 
Nicoll Morris, and subsequently to the blockade of 
Cadiz was present and slightly wounded in the 
battle of Trafalgar, 21 Oct. 1805. His appointments 
were afterwards — 12 Nov. 1805, to the Bittern 18, 
Capts. John Louis and Edw. Augustus Down, while 
commanding the boats of which vessel during a 
series of very active operations in the Mediterra- 
nean, he was again wounded — 2 March, 1808, as First 
Lieutenant, to the Delight 16, Capt. John Brett 
Purvis, cruising between Malta and Gibraltar— 15 
Dec. 1809, in the same capacity, to the Leonidas 
38, Capt. Anselm John Griffiths, under whom, after 
contributing to the reduction of Santa Maura in 
April, 1810, and commanding a division of gun-boats 
at the defence of Soylla, he proceeded to the East 



Indies — 1 March, l&ll, and 13 Nov. 1812, also as 
Senior, to the Act.s:on brig, Capt. Bertie Cornelius 
Cator, and Iphigenia 36, Capts. Hon. Fleetwood 
Broughton Reynolds Pellew and Andrew King, on 
the latter and Mediterranean stations — 24 Sept. 
1813, to the Repulse 74, Capt. Rich. Hussey Mou- 
bray, off Toulon— 23 Jan. 1814, to the Boyhe 98, 
Capt. Geo. Burlton, with whom he was present in a 
severe and gallant action with the French 74-gun 
ship R&mulus, under the batteries of Cape Brun 
and Cape Sepet, 13 Feb. following, and, as Se- 
nior Lieutenant, at the ensuing fall of Genoa — 
14 Nov. 1814, again as First, to the Cornwallis 74, 
bearing the flag of his friend Sir Geo, Burlton, in 
the East Indies, whence he returned to England 
and was paid off, 26 Nov. 1816r-and, lastly, 15 Jan. 
1819, to the Active 38, Capt. Sir Jas. Alex. Gor- 
don, on the Halifax and Mediterranean stations. 
Having been on half-pay since 1821, he at length 
accepted the rank he now holds 13 July, 1837. 

Commander Bague is a Magistrate for the co. of 
Middlesex. He married, 2 Dec. 1821, Miss Yarrow. 
Agents — Messrs. StilweU. 



BAIKIE. (Lieut., 1807. f-p., 14 ; h-p., 33.) 

John Baikib entered the Navy, 31 Oct. 1800, as 
Fst.-cl. Boy, on board the Lynx sloop, Capts. Alex. 
Skene and John Willoughby Marshall, stationed in 
the North Sea ; and, from Feb. 1803, until promoted 
to the rank of Lieutenant, 4 Feb. 1807, officiated as 
Midshipman and Master's Mate, on the Newfound- 
land and Home stations, of the Lapwing 18, Bar- 
FLEUR 98, and Camilla and Aimable frigates, 
Capts. A. Skene, Fras. Wm. Fane, Geo. Martin, Sir 
Robt. Barlow, Joseph Sydney Yorke, John Tower, 
and Clotworthy Upton. His subsequent appoint- 
ments were — 7 Feb. 1807, to the Majestic 74, bear- 
ing the flag in the North Sea of Vice-Admiral 
Thos. Macnamara Russell— 8 May, 1810, to the Dic- 
tator 64, Capt. Robt. Williams, in which ship we 
find him employed in the arduous duty of affording 
protection to the different convoys passing through 
the Great Belt, and, on 5th July, 1811, contributing 
to the repulse of a Danish flotilla consisting of 17 
gun-vessels and 10 heavy row-boats— and, 25 March, 
1812, to the Gloucester 74, bearing the flag at first 
of Bear-Admiral John Ferrier in the North Sea, 
and afterwards engaged, under Capt. Williams, in 
escorting a fleet to the Leeward Islands, the 90th 
regiment to Quebec, and the trade from Barbadoes. 
Lieut. Baikie, who was paid off in Oct. 1814, has not 
since been employed. 



BAILEY. (Lieutenant, 1844.) 

John Crawshay Bailey, bom 22 May, 1818, is 
third son of Joseph Bailey, Esq., of Glanusk Park, 
CO. Brecon (Representative of Worcester in the 
three last parliaments, and Deputy-Lieutenant for 
the CO. of Monmouth, a gentleman of consider- 
able landed property and well known for his exten- 
sive iron-works at Nant-y-Glo), by his first wife, 
Maria, fourth daughter of Joseph Latham, Esq. ; a 
younger brother of Joseph Bailey, Esq., of Easton 
Park, CO. Hereford, M.P. for that shire ; and grand- 
nephew of the late Rich. Crawshay, Esq., of Cy- 
fartha Iron-works, Glamorganshire. 

This officer entered the Navy in 1834; passed 
his examination 14 Dec. 1840 ; and, after an inter- 
mediate attachment, as Mate, to the Seringapatam 
46, Capt. John Leith, in North America and the 
West Indies, and Agincourt 72, bearing the fiag 
in the East Indies of Sir Thos. John Cochrane, 
was promoted to his present rank, 27 Aug. 1844. 
He continued to serve in the Agincoukt until 1 
April, 1845, and since that period has been em- 
ployed in the Wolverene 16, Capt. Wm. John 
Cavendish Clifford, also on the East India station. 



BAILEY. (Eetieed Commander, 1845. r-r. 
46 ; H-P., 9.) 
John William Bailey was born 3 January, 
1781. •" 

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BAILEY-BAILLIE. 



Thia officer entered. the Navy, in 1792, on board 
the RoTAi, Geokge 100, lying at Fabnouth; and 
afterwards, until the receipt of his first commission, 
23 Aug. 1800, served in the Kbsistanoe 44, Capt. 
Edw. Pakenham, Weazle 14, Capt. Hon. John 
Murray, Hoknet 18, Capt. Christmas Paul, Pega- 
sus 28, Capts. Geo. Countess and Koss Donnelly, 
Thames 32, Capt. "Wm. Lukin, Caltpso 18, Capts. 
Rich. Worsley and Wm. Collis, and Royal Sove- 
reign 100, flag-ship of Sir Alan Gardner, all on the 
Home station. While attached to the Weazle in 
1794 we iind him participating in a very spirited 
action off Havre de Grace with a French ship from 
St. Domingo, mounting 18 twelve-pounders, a cutter, 
and lugger ; the two latter of which were silenced, 
and the former driven on shore with the loss of her 
foremast and bowsprit — the Weazle's force on the 
occasion consisting only of 12 long fours and 2 twelve- 
pounder carronades. In Sept. 1800, Lieut. Bailey 
joined the Wright armedship, Capt. Thos. Campbell, 
on the North Sea station, where he was next appointed 
29 May, 1802, to the Jaloose 18, Capt. Christ. 
Strachey. On 14 June, 1803, the latter vessel, in 
company with L'Immortalitb 36 and Crdiser 18, 
effected the capture, after an hour's engagement 
with the batteries on the east side of Cape Gris- 
nez, of two French gun-vessels, forming part of the 
French invasion flotilla — others of which she also 
assisted in destroying. Lieut. Bailey continued to 
serve in the Jalouse, latterly on the Mediterranean 
station, until appointed, 5 Aug. 1806, to the Atlas 
74, flag-ship of Rear-Admiral John Child Purvis, off 
Cadiz, at the blockade of which port she appears to 
have been employed for the unprecedented period 
of 19 months and 12 days without once letting 
go an anchor. In 1808, in consequence of a severe 
injury received in the execution of his duty, he was 
compelled to invalid and return home, thereby 
losing a very fair chance of the promotion to which, 
as First Lieutenant of the Atlas, he had already in 
part become entitled. On 22 Sept. in the same 
year, however, although not perfectly recovered, he 
entered the Transport service, in which he conti- 
nued, for the long space of 30 years, in the active 
and zealous discharge of duties of high import- 
ance. In 1809 he was conspicuously employed, after 
the battle of Corunna, in embarking the troops — 
500 of whom he conveyed to England. He acquired 
also the sterling approbation of Lieut.-Gen. Lord 
Wm. Bentinek for his conduct as officer in charge 
of the Transport department during the opeiitions 
against Genoa, Leghorn, and Marseilles ; and when 
at Genoa, in 1814, was selected to convey the Impe- 
rial Guard, the suite, and effects of Napoleon Buo- 
naparte from Savona to Elba, and afterwards 
to escort thither from Genoa the Comtesse Ber- 
trand. For the services last mentioned he received 
the personal acknowledgments of the Emperor, with 
an elegant ring set in brilliants, as a memento of 
his high esteem. He had been previously pre- 
sented, for his services in Sicily and at Marseilles, 
with the Order of St. Ferdinand and Merit from 
the King of Naples, and the decoration of the 
"Lys" from Louis XVIH. After filling at various 
periods the duties of Resident-Agent at Malta, 
Gowes, and Portsmouth, Mr. Bailey was at length, 
15 March, 1831, permanently appointed to Dept- 
ford, where he remained until compelled to retire at 
the close of 183S, from the effects of severe bodily 
injuries received in the public service. He was 
placed, 3 June, 1840, on the Retired Commander's 
list of 1830, and on 27 Feb. 1845, was promoted 
to the list of 1816. Commander Bailey, from 
1800 until the death of King WilUam IV., was ho- 
noured with the pateonage and correspondence of 
that monarch, and to his Majesty's commands owed 
his long tenure of office. 

He is married, and ha«, vrith other issue, a son, 
Lucius Curtis, Master, R.N. (1838), now surveying 
(he Irish Channel, in the Firefly steam-vesseL 
Capt. Fred. Wm. Beechey. Agents— Messrs. Stil- 
well. 



BAILEY. (LIE0T., 1814. r-p., 8; H-P., 33.) 

William Bailet (a) was bom, towards the close 
of the last century, at Berkeley, co. Gloucester. 

This officer entered the Navy, 21 Jan. 1806, as 
Est -cl. Vol., on board the Lion 64, in which ship 
he continued to serve for upwards of seven years, 
the greater part of the time as Midshipman and 
Master's Mate, under the successive command of 
Capts. Robt. RoUes and Henry Heathcote, and of 
Rear-Admirals Hon. Kobt. Stopford and Chas. 
Tyler. During that period he escorted various con- 
voys to and from the East Indies and China ; was 
frequently employed, during several months of dis- 
pute with the natives of the latter country, in land- 
ing and re-embarking troops, and was twice engaged 
in boat actions with a very superior force of pirati- 
cal armed vessels; accompanied from England to 
Persia, in 1810, their Excellencies Sir Gore Ouseley 
and Mirza Abul Hassan, the Persian Ambassador ; 
and, while co-operating in the reduction of Java, 
served with a division of boats under Capt. Robt. 
Maunsell, at the capture of a large sloop-rigged 
gun-boat, mounting 4 heavy guns and 2 brass swi- 
vels, a Malay-rigged gun-boat, carrying 1 twelve- 
pounder carronade, and a despatch-boat, near Sama- 
rang, on the night of 10 Sept. IBU. _ In April, 1814, 
having invalided home from the Eastlndies on board 
the Racehorse 18, Capt. Jas. De Rippe, Mr. Bailey 
joined the Royal Sovereign yacht, Capts. John 
Poo Beresford and Sir Edw. Berry ; and while in 
that vessel, after escorting Louis XVIII. to Calais, 
and the Allied Sovereigns to Dover, was in attend- 
ance on the latter during the grand naval review 
at Spithead. Since the receipt of his commission, 
which bears date 27 June, 1814, Lieut. Bailey has 
not been able to procure employment. 

BAILEY. (Liedtenant, 1841.) 

William Bailey (6) entered the Navy 5 Jan. 
1828 ; passed his examination 29 Nov. 1334 ; and 
for some time previously to his promotion to the 
rank of Lieutenant, 23 Nov. 1841, served as Mate 
on board the Comet steam-vessel, Lieut. -Com- 
manders Geo. Thos. Gordon and Fred. Chevalier 
Syer, on the Home station. His appointments have 
since been — 4 Dec. 1841, to the Minden 74, Capt. 
Mich. Quin, fitting at Plymouth— 6 Jan. 1842, to the 
Vixen, steam-sloop, Capts. Henry Boyes and Geo. 
Giffard, on the East India station — and, 16 May, 
1846, to the Coast Guard, in which service he is 
still occupied. Agent — Frederick Dufaur. 



BAILLIE. (Captain, 1845.) 

Thomas Saillie, bom 30 May, 1811, is sixth and 
youngest son of the late Geo. Baillie, Esq., of Jervis- 
wood and Mellerstain (great-grandson of Thomas, 
sixth Earl of Haddington), by Mary, youngest 
daughter of Sir Jas. Pringle, Bart. ; brother of Capt. 
Robt. Baillie, of the 72nd Highlanders ; brother-in- 
law of the Marquis of Breadalbane, the Earl of Ash- 
burnham. Viscount Haddo, and Lord Polwarth; 
and first cousin of Capt. W. A. B. Hamilton, R.N., 
Second Secretary of the Admiralty. 

This officer entered the Navy 5 Slay, 1827, and 
on 20 Oct. following was present, in theDARTMODTH 
42, Capt. Thos. Fellowes, at the battle of Navarin. 
His appointments in the capacity of Lieutenant, 
which rank he attained 18 Oct. 1837, appear to 
have been, after serving for some time as Addi- 
tional of the Dublin 50, and President 52, flag- 
ships in South America of Admirals Sir Graham 
Eden Hamond and Chas. Bayne Hodgson Koss 
—12 July, 1838, to the Fly 18, Capt. GranviUe 
Gower Loch, on the same station— and, 31 Oct. 
1840, and 20 Aug. 1841, to the 50-gun ships Vernon 
widWARSPiTE, Capts. Wm. Walpole and Lord John 
Hay, on the Home station. He was promoted to 
the command of the Rose 18, on the South Ame- 
rica station, 21 Dec. 1841; and, from 5 June, 1843, 
until the year 1846, was afterwards employed in 
command of the Modeste 18, in the Pacific. Capt. 

, ,o^T®^''*'°" *° *« >■»>* he now holds took 
place 13 Nov. 1845. 



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BAIN. (Rear- Admiral, 1 846. f-p.,21; h-p., 33.) 
Henderson Bain entered the Navy, 4 Sept. 1793, 
as A.B., on board the Triton 32, Capt. Geo. Mur- 
ray, on the Home station, where, during nearly the 
whole of the war, he continued to serve, in La 
Nymphe 36, Capt. Geo. Losack, Atlas 98, Capts. 
Edm. Dod, Matthew Squire, and Theophilus Jones, 
RovAL George 100, bearing the flag of Lord Brid- 
port, and Excellent 74, Capts. Hon. Robt. Stop- 
ford and John Nash. While in the latter ship, of 
which he was confirmed a Lieutenant 22 Jan. 1800, 
Mr. Bain, in the course of the same year, suc- 
ceeded, with the boats under his orders, in cutting 
out three large brigs near Abervrach, on the coast 
of France.* From the summer of 1802, when he 
returned from a visit to the West Indies, until Dec. 
1808, we next find him serving, chiefly with Capt. 
(latterly Eear-Admiral) Stopford, in the Spencer 
74, and participating during that period, as Second 
Lieutenant, in the action off St. Domingo, 6 Feb. 
1806, and, as Senior, in the bombardment of Copen- 
hagen, in Sept. 1807. In Aug. 1809, after an inter- 
val of half-pay, he rejoined Admiral Stopford in the 
ScipiON 74 ; and, on ultimately proceeding to the 
Cape of Good Hope, was there promoted to the 
command, 29 March, 1811, of the Harpy sloop, part 
of the force employed at the ensuing reduction of 
Java. He ultimately became Acting-Captain, 26 
Jan. 1812, of the Lion 64, bearing the flag of his 
friend Admiral Stopford, but was not confirmed 
until 6 April, 1813, a few weeks previously to which 
period he had rejoined the HARpr. In the follow- 
ing Aug. he was again appointed to the Lion, flag- 
ship at the time of Rear- Admiral Chas. Tyler, in 
which he came home, and was paid off 24 May, 1814. 
He has not since been employed. He was invested 
with his present rank 1 Oct. 1846. 

Rear-Admiral Bain married, 3 April, 1821, Sarah, 
eldest daughter of the Rev. Wm. Haggitt, Chap- 
lain of Chelsea Hospital. 



BAINBRIDGE. (Lieutenant, 1845.) 

Henry Bainbridge is second son of the late 
Geo. Cole Bainbridge, Esq., of Gattonside House, 
Roxburghshire. 

This ofiicer passed his examination 26 Sept. 1836 ; 
served for some time as Mate in the Howe 120, and 
Caledonia 120, flag-ships in the Mediterranean and 
at Devonport of Sir Fras. Mason and Sir David 
Milne ; and, on 21 Feb. 1845, was promoted into the 
RoLLA 10, Capt. John Simpson, with whom he is now 
serving on the coast of Africa, as First Lieutenant. 
He married, 5 March, 1845, Mary Agnes, daugh- 
ter of Lieut.-Col. Harvey, K.H., Inspecting Field 
Officer of the Leeds District. 

BAINBRIDGE. (Lieutenant, 1826.) 

Joseph Andrew Bainbridge died of yellow 
fever at Port Royal, Jamaica, in the early part, 
we believe, of 1846. 

This officer entered the Navy, 30 Jan. 1812 ; 
passed his examination in 1819 ; and obtained his 
commission, 20 Nov. 1826. He was afterwards ap- 
pointed— 30 April, 1834, to the President 52, flag- 
ship of Sir Geo. Cockburn — 15 May, 1835, to the 
ScYLLA 16, Capt. Edw. Geo. Carpenter — 18 May, 
1836, to the Talavera 74, Capts. Thos. Ball Suli- 
van and Wm. Bowen Mends — 22 June, 1837, to the 
Donegal 78, Capts. Fras. Brace and John Drake — 
18 Oct. 1838, to the Ganges 84, Capt. Barrington 
Reynolds— and, 14 May, 1842, as First Lieutenant, 
to the Cambridge 78, Capt. Edw. Barnard — on the 
North America and West India, Lisbon, and Medi- 
terranean stations. From 28 Jan. 1843, until the 
period of his death, he commanded the Pickle 
schooner, in the West Indies. Agents — Messrs. 
Stilwell. 



Chas. Sibthorp John Hawbayne, he continued to 
serve until Jan. 1812, during which period he was 
present, as Midshipman, in the boats of the Quebec, 
with those of the Diana, Lmperieuse, and Jason, in 
an unsuccessful attack on the enemy's flotilla in the 
river Scheldt in 1809, and witnessed the subsequent 
capture of a large number of privateers and other 
armed vessels. He was next employed for three 
years, latterly as Master's Mate, in the Piqde 36, 
Capt. Hon. Anthony Maitland, mostly on the West 
India station, where, for a short period, from Feb. 
to April, 1815, he served on board the Venerable 
74, flag-ship of Rear-Admiral Sir Philip Durham. 
He obtained his first commission on 19 Sept. in the 
latter year, but did not succeed in procuring an 
appointment until 6 April, 1818, when he joined the 
Sappho 18, Capt. Jas. Hanway Plumridge, and pro- 
ceeded to St. Helena, from which station he inva- 
lided in April, 1820. On 8 Dec. in the following 
year, he joined the Fly 18, Capts. Geo. Tyler, Edw. 
Curzon, and Wm. Fanshawe Martin ; and, on his 
eventual return from a visit to South America, be- 
came attached, in Oct. 1824, to the Boadicea 46. 
In that frigate Mr. Baird immediately sailed for 
the East Indies with the broad pendant of Sir Jas. 
Brisbane, by whom, on 2 Dec. 1825, he was pro- 
moted to the command of the Arachne sloop, sta- 
tioned at Rangoon during the latter part of the 
Burmese war — an appointment which the Admiralty 
confirmed by commission, dated 20 May, 1826. 
The subject of this memoir, who left the Arachne 
towards the close of the same year, was subse- 
quently, from 4 Oct. 1837, until the close of 1342, 
employed as an Inspecting-Commander in the Coast 
Guard. He has since been on half-pay. Agents — 
Messrs. Stilwell. 



BAIRD. (Commander, 1826.) 

Andrew Baird entered the Navy, 7 April, 1807 
or 1808, as A.B., on board the Quebec 32, Capt. 
Hon. Geo. Poulett, under whose successor, Capt. 

• Vide Gaz. 1800, p. 1227. 



BAIRD. (Lieut., 1815. e-p., 13; h-p., 31.) 

Daniel Baird entered the Navy, 28 July, 1803, 
as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Loire 46, Capt. Fred. 
Lewis Maitland, and attained the rating of Midship- 
man 23 Feb. 1804. On 16 March and 17 Aug. in the 
same year, he assisted at the capture of the French 
privateers Braave, of 1 6 guns and 1 10 men, and (after 
a chase of 20 hours) Blonde, of 30 guns and 240 men ; 
was underfireof the batteries in Muros Bay when they 
were gallantly stormed and carried, and the privateere 
Confiance and Betier taken by the boats under Lieut, 
the late Sir Jas. Lucas Yeo, 4 June, 1805 ; aided, on 25 
of the same month, in capturing another privateer, 
Le Vaillant, of force similar to the Blonde; on 24 
Dec? following was in company with L'Egyptienne 
at the capture, after an obstinate resistance, of 
La Libre, of 40 guns and 280 men ; and, in July, 

1806, conveyed to Sir Rich. Keats, off L'Orient, in- 
telligence which led to the capture of Le Rhin, of 
44 guns. He returned home, and was paid off in 
Oct. 1806 ; and, after an intermediate attachment to 
the Magnificent 74, Volontaibe 38, and Royal 
William 98, was, in Dec. following, appointed, with 
Capt. Maitland, to the Emerald 36. In April, 

1807, we find him contributing to the capture, 
among other vessels, of the Austerlitz privateer, 
of 14 guns and 96 men, and during the remainder 
of the year employed with the force under Sir 
Rich. John Strachan at the blockade of Rochefort. 
On the night of 13 March, 1808, Mr. Baird partici- 
pated, under Lieut. Chas. Bertram, in a very des- 
perate effort to bring out from Vivero harbour, on 
the coast of Spain, a large French schooner, L' Apro- 
pos, of 8 guns and 70 men, of which, while the mo/- 
jority of the boats were engaged with two heavy 
forts, he was deputed to take possession. The 
attack however proving impracticable, in conse- 
quence of the vessel having gone on shore at high 
water, she was eventually fired and blown up ; pre- 
viously to which, Mr. Baird, who had been rejoined 
by Lieut. Bertram, had taken part in a sharp affray 
with the enemy, and had been for several hours 
exposed to a galling fire from the musketry of a 
body of troops not 30 yards distant.* He after- 
wards, in April, 1809, witnessed, as Master's Mate, 
Lord Gambler's destruction of the shipping in 

* rWeGaz. 1808, p. 416. 

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BAKE-BAKER. 



Basque Roads ; left the Emerald in 18K) ; then 
joined in succession, for short periods, as a Super- 
numerary, the PoMPEE 80, Neptone 98, and Sta- 
TIKA 33, aU flag-ships of Sir Alex. Inglis Cochrane, 
in the "West Indies; became attached, .in the course of 
the same year, to the Conqhestadok 74, Capt. Lord 
Wm. Stuart, in the Channel; and, on 27 Deo. 1811, 
was taken prisoner in a brave but inauspicious 
attack on a French flotilla near Isle d'Aix. He re- 
turned from captivity 20 April, 1814 ; served, from 
May following until 28 May, 1815, as a Supernume- 
rary Master's Mate, in the Royal William, Capt. 
Robt. Hall, at Spithead, and Noege 74, Capt. Chas. 
Dashwood, in the West Indies ; was then promoted 
by commission, ante-dated to 3 Feb. 1815, mto the 
Emulous 16, Capts. Thos. Wren Carter and Caleb 
Jackson ; came home and was placed on half-pay, 
27 June, 1816; andhas not since been afloat. Agents 
— Messrs. Chard. 

BAKE. (LiEUTENiNT, 1815. F-T., 10;h-p., 32.) 
John Walland Bake entered the Navy, 8 
April, 1805, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Avon 18, 
Capt. Fras. Jackson Snell, employed ofi' Lisbon and 
Cadiz ; became Midshipman, in Dec. 1806, of the 
Glatton 50, Capts. Thos. Seoombe, John Clavell, 
Henry Hope, and Geo. Miller Bligh, on the Medi- 
terranean station; removed in Aug. 1809, to the 
Cretan brig, Capt. Chas. Fred. Payne, in the 
North Sea, where he witnessed the capture, 28 Oct. 
1810, of the privateer Neptune, of 5 guns and 24 men ; 
and afterwards served, from June, 1812, until May, 
1815, in the Teazer gun-brig and Racer schooner, 
both commanded by Lieut. John Julian, in the 
Channel and ofi' the north coa^t of Spain, Salva- 
dor DEL MuNDO first-rate, bearing the fiag at Ply- 
mouth of Vice-Admiral Wm. Domett, and Qdeen 
74, flag-ship of Rear- Admiral Chas. Vinicombe 
Penrose, in the Mediterranean. Mr. Bake, whose 
commission bears date 4 Feb. 1815, left the Queen 
in the following May, and has not since been em- 
ployed. 

BAKEE. (Lieutenant, 1827.) 

Charles Henkv Baker is brother of Lieut. Gus- 
tavus Spicker Baker, R.N. 

This ofiicer passed his examination in 1817 ; and 
obtained his commission 9 Nov. 1827. He was 
subsequently appointed,— 26 July, 1828,asFirstLieu- 
tenant, to the Meteor bomb, Capt. David Hope, 
employed for some time in blockading the port of 
Tangier— 4 Feb. 1830, as a Supernumerary-Lieute- 
nant to the Asia 84, Capt. Wm. Jas. Hope John- 
stone, in the Mediterranean — in May following, to 
the Samarang 28, Capt. Wm. Fanshawe Martin, 
on the same station— 20 Feb. 1833, to the Coast 
Guard— 13 June, 1839, and 6 Oct. 1840, to the suc- 
cessive command of the Fox and Stork Revenue- 
cruizers— 9 Aug. 1842, to the Coast Guard again — 
28 Jan. 1843, to the H ARPY,a,nother Revenue-vessel — 
and, 29 Jan. 1846, to the Vulcan steamer, also in 
the service of the Revenue, which he still commands. 



BAKER. (Commander, 1846. p-p., 13; h-p., 8.) 
Charles Hougham Baker is son of the late 
Rev. Chas. Baker, Vicar of Tilmerstone, co. Kent ; 
nephew of the late Vice-Admiral of the Red Sir 
Thos. Baker, K.C.B. {whrnn see) ; and brother-in- 
law of Commander John Goodrich Dick, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 18 Dec. 1826, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Gloucester 74, Capt. 
Joshua Sydney Horton, on the Home station; 
removed the year following, as Midshipman, to the 
Ocean 80, Commodore Patrick Campbell, employed 
after the battle of Navarin in blockading that port ; 
next joined in succession, the Glasgow 50, Capt. 
Jas. Ashley Maude, on the same station, and the 
Shannon 46, Capt. Benj. Clements, fitting for the 
West Indies ; and from 1829 until 1833, in March 
of which year he passed his examination, was borne 
on the books of the Warspite 76, flag-ship of his 
uncle. Sir T. Baker, Commander-in-Chief in South 
America. For two years of the latter period, how- 



ment of {he Colombians. Pxior to rejoimng the 
Warspite Mr. Baker was also for some tme em- 
Dlol'ed in the Adelaide schooner, at Cape Fno, 
fe the purpose of recovering the treasure.lost m 
H MS Thetis. He was promoted to the rank of 
&e^;nant'^29 March, 1833; served from 30 May 
1834, until paid oflF hi June, 1838, on board the 
Thalia 46 Capt. Robt. Wauohope, .stotaoned on 
the coast of Africa, where he assisted at the cap- 
ture of three slavers ; and on 10 Apnl, 1839, was 
appointed to the Druid 44, Capts. Lord Henry 
J^n Spencer ChurchiU and Henry Snuth. While 
participating, under the latter oflaoer, in the subse- 
quent operations of the Chinese campaign, he served 
in the boats at the capture of the barrier-fortifica- 
tions at Macao, 19 Aug. 1840; also at the reduction 
of Tycocktow and capture of the Bqgue forts, 7 
Jan. and 26 Feb. 1841 ; and on many occasions was 
actively engaged in watching .fire-rafts and other- 
wise. Lieut. Baker invalided home in the spring 
of 1841, in consequence of ill-health, produced by 
the eflTects of the climate, on board the Melville 
72, Capt. Rich. Saunders Dundas; and was ad- 
vanced to the Tank of Commander 9 Nov. 1846. 
Agents- Goode and Lawrence. 

BAKEB. (Captain, 1846. f-p., 16 ; -h-p., 23.) 

George Baker, born 3 May, 1795, in London, is 
third son of the late Sir Robt. Baker, of Montague 
Place, Kussell Square, formerly Chief Magistrate of 
Bow Street, and Treasurer of the County of Mid- 
dlesex, bj Harriet, fourth daughter of Anthony 
Aufrere, Esq., of Hoveton Hal^ co. Norfolk, and 
niece, maternally, of John Norris, Esq., of Wilton 
Place, in the same county, founder of the Norrisian 
Professorship at Cambridge. Commander Baker, 
who has two brothers in the Hon. E. I. C.'s army, 
is cousin of Hon. Capt. Wodehouse, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 23 Aug. 1808, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Amazon 38, Capt. 
Wm. Parker, with whom, until Feb. 1812, he was 
actively employed, the last two years as Midship- 
man, in blockading the French ports in the Bay of 
Biscay, and in co-operating with the patriots on the 
north coast of Spain. He was then transferred to 
the Northumberland 74, Capt. Hon. Henry Ho- 
tham, and, on 22 of the following May, assisted at 
the destruction, after a gallant engagement of some 
hours, in which the British sustained a loss of 5 men 
killed and 28 wounded, of the two French 44-gun 
frigates Arienne and Andrcmmqusj and 18-gun brig 
Mameluke, under a galling fire from the batteries at 
the entrance of L'Orient. From Jan. 1813, until 
the receipt of his first commission, which bears 
date 7 March, 1815, Mr. Baker further served, 
chiefly as Master's Mate and Acting-Lieutenant, on 
board the Pembroke 74, Capt. Jas. Brisbane, Ville 
de Paris 110, flag-ship of Sir Harry Neale, Sal- 
vador DEL MuNDo first-rate, Capt. Jas. Nash, 
Vengeor 74, Capt. Tristram Robt. Ricketts, Su- 
perb 74, bearing the flag of Hon. H. Hotham, 
Pactolus 38, Capt. Hon. Fred. Wm. Aylmer, Su- 
perb again, and CvRus 20, Capt. Wm. Fairbrother 
Carroll. He served during that period on the 
Home and North America stations, and was pre- 
sent in the Superb off the coast of France on the 
occasion of Buonaparte's surrender after the battle 
of Waterloo, to whom, in common with the other 
of&cers of the ship, when visited by the Emperor, 
he had the honour of being introduced. His next 
appointments were — 20 Nov. 1818, to the Daunt- 
less 20, Capt. Hon. Valentine Gardner — and, 11 
May, 1320, as First Lieutenant, to the Leander 50, 
fiag-ship of Hon. Sir Henry Blackwood, both on 
the East India station, whence he returned to Eng- 
land in July, 1822. He subsequently held a com- 
mand in the Coast Guard from 6 July, 1836, to 
5 July, 1839 ; and on 18 Dec. 1841, was appointed 
to the Lily 16, in which sloop he sailed for the 
Cape station, and had the good fortune, in March, 



BAKER. 



37 



1843, while cruizing in the Mozambique Channel, 
to effect the destruction of a celebrated armed 
slaver, and the capture of two others. Since 2 Jan. 

1844, the date of his being paid off, Capt. Baker 
has been on halt-pay. His promotion to his present 
rank took place 9 Mov. 1846. 

He married, 17 Jan. 1827, Elizabeth Octayia, fourth 
daughter of the late Wm. Harding, Esq., of Baraset 
House, CO. Warwick, and has issue two sons and four 
daughters. Agests— Messrs. Halford and Co. 



BAKER. (Lieutenant, 1844. f-p., 17; h-p., 1.) 
George Baker entered the Navy 7 March, 
1829 ; passed his examination 31 March, 1837 ; served 
as Mate, from 1838 until 1843, of the Partridge 
10, Lieut.-Commanders Wm. Morris and John Thos.' 
Nott, in South America ; then joined the Alfred 
50, Commodore John Brett Purvis, on the same 
station; and obtained his commission 15 March, 
1844. He was reappointed to the Alfred 8 May 
following ; and since 16 March, 1846, has been at- 
tached to the Bodnet 92, Capt. Edw. Collier, part 
of the Channel squadron. 

BAKEK. (Lieutenant, 1824. r-p., 32 ; h-p., 5.) 
GusTAvus Spicker Baker, born 25 July, 1796, is 
brother of Lieut. Chas. Henry Baker, B.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 1 May, 1810, 
as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Unicorn 32, Capt. 
Alex. Bobt. Kerr, and assisted in blockading the 
French ports in the Bay of Biscay. During the 
whole of the American war he was, very actively 
employed with the same officer, as Midshipman, in 
the Aoasta 40. Until Sept. 1823, he afterwards 
served on the Home, East India, South America, 
Mediterranean, and West India stations, on board 
the Namcr 74, Towey 24, Grasshopper 18, Ven- 
gedr and Genoa 74's, Eden 28, and Gloucester 
74j Capts. Geo. M'Kinley, Houston Stewart, Wm. 
Hill, David Buchan, Fred. Lewis Maitland, Sir 
Thos. Livingstone, John Lawrence, and Jas. Lilli- 
crap. He then (having passed his examination in 
Sept. 1816) became Acting-Lieutenant of the Tyne 
28, Capt. John Walter Eoberts ; and on being offi- 
cially promoted, 12 Jan. 1824, was placed on half- 
pay. He subsequently held the temporary com- 
mand of a Falmouth packet; and from 21 May, 
1829, until 1831, was employed in the Coast Block- 
ade, as Supernumerary-Lieutenant of the Kamillies 
and Talavera 74's, Capts. Hugh Pigot and David 
Colby. Since 31 March in the latter year he has 
served uninterruptedly in the Coast Guard. We 
should not omit to mention that, in March, 1830, 
while in discharge of his duty, Lieut. Baker en- 
countered a band of smugglers, and, in a desperate 
conflict which ensued, received several very severe 
wounds on the head and in different parts of the 
body ; and that his conduct on the occasion was re- 
ported in the most flattering terms to the Admi- 
ralty. Agents— Messrs. Ommanney. 

BAKER. (Commander, 1814. f-p., 11; h-p., 33.) 
Henry Baker entered the Navy, 31 July, 1803, 
as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Virginie 38, Capt. 
John Poo Beresford, stationed in the North 
Sea, where he removed, 11 Aug. 1804, as Midship- 
man, to the Cleopatra, of 38 guns and 200 men, 
Capt. Sir Eobt. Laurie. On 17 Feb. 1805, the latter 
ship was captured, after a brilliant and self-sought 
action of nearly three hours, and a loss of 20 killed 
and 38 wounded, by La Ville de Milan, of 46 
guns and 350 men, 10 of whom appear to have been 
slain. The French ship, however, was herself taken 
with her prize on the 23rd of the same month, by 
the Leander 50, Capt. John Talbot; and being 
added to the British Navy as the 38-gun frigate 
Milan, was commissioned by Sir Robt. Laurie, 
under whose orders Mr. Baker continued to serve, 
as Master's Mate and Lieutenant — his commission 
bearing date 31 Oct. 1809— until Aug. 1810. From 2 
Nov. following until advanced to his present rank, 
15 June, 1814, he was next employed, latterly as 
Senior Lieutenant, in the Ethalion 42, Capts. 



Edm. Heywood and Wm. Hugh Dobbie, on the 
Baltic and Cork stations. Since the latter date he 
has not been afloat. 

Commander Baker married, 4 June, 1830, Hen- 
rietta Margaret, relict of the late Lieut.-Col. Digby, 
of Bath. 



BAKER, Bart., C.B. (ffavtain, 1815. f-p., 
17; H-p., 33.) 
Sir Henry Loraine Baker, bom 3 Jan. 1787, is 
eldest surviving son of the late Sir Robt. Baker, 
Bart., by Dinah, daughter and sole heir of Wm. 
Hayley, Esq., alderman, and Representative in par- 
liament of the City of Loudon ; and brother of 
Capt. Onslow Baker, of the Hon. E. I. C.'s artil- 
lery. He succeeded his father as second baronet 
4 Feb. 1826. 

This officer entered the Navy, in Dec. 1797, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Unite 38, Capt. Chas. 
Rowley, in which ship, the Crotzer 18, Capts. 
Chas. Wollaston and Jas. Brisbane, and, as Mid- 
shipman, in the Boadicea 38, commanded also by 
Capt.' Rowley, he continued to serve on the Home 
station until the peace. In July, 1802, he joined 
the Centaur 74, Capt. Bendall Robt. Littlehales, 
and after assisting under Sir Sam. Hood at the 
reduction of Ste. Lucie, in June, 1803, retume,d 
home with the former officer on board the Morne 
Fortunee hired brig, in charge of the despatches. 
He then became attached to the Northumberland 
74, Capt. Hon. Alex. IngUs Cochrane ; but, return- 
ing soon to the West Indies, served, in the The- 
seus 74, Capt. John Bligh, at the blockade of Cape 
Fran9ois ; the reduction of Port Dauphin, where 
two forts and a 28-gun ship. La Sagesse, were 
taken from the enemy ; and the surrender of the 
French squadron with the remains of General Ro- 
chambeau's army from Cape Fran9ois on board. 
On 16 July, 1804, Mr. Baker removed with Capt. 
Bligh, as Acting-Lieutenant, to the Sueveillante 
38, from which frigate he was transferred, in March, 
1805, to the Reynard, of 18 guns and 121 men, Capt. 
Jeremiah Coghlan, for his meritorious conduct un- 
der whom, at the annihilation, on the 20th of the 
same month, after a warm conflict of 35 minutes, of 
Le General ^Jniouf French privateer, of 20 guns and 
160 men, he was confirmed by commission, dated 
back to 18 Oct. 1804. His next appointments were, 
between Dec. 1805, and the latter part of 1807, to 
the Fortunee 36, Capt. Henry Vansittart, Media- 
tor 32, Capt. Wm. Furlong Wise, and Veteran 
64, flag-ship of Rear- Admiral Jas. Rich. Dacres ; 
during which period, while First Lieutenant of the 
Mediator, he took part in the capture of several 
privateers, and, in company with Capt. Wise, 
Lieuts. John Norton and Shaw, and a party of sea- 
men, gallantly stormed and carried, after a can- 
nonade of four hours, the fort of Samana, St. Do- 
mingo, 14 Feb. 1807. On his return home from 
the West Indies in 1807, Lieut. Baker joined the 
Castor 32, Capt. Wm. Roberts, and, next, the 
Eagle 74, and Leda 38, Capts. Chas. Rowley and 
Geo. Sayer. In Aug. 1809, he took charge of a 
gun-boat, and was particularly mentioned by Sir 
Geo. Cockburn for his exertions at the bombard- 
ment of Flushing ;* and on 15 Aug. 1810, he as- 
sumed command of the Anholt schooner, of lOguns. 
His distinguished skill and gallantry, as second in 
command under Capt. Jas. Wilkes Maurice, at the 
glorious defence of Anholt, when attacked, in 
March, 1811, by a Danish force of at least four 
times the strength of the garrison, on which occa- 
sion he gave the coup-de-grace to the defeat of the 
enemy by bearing down along the northern shore 
of the island, and placing them between two fires, 
was acknowledged, on his arrival in England with 
the despatches, by promotion to the rank of Com- 
mander, 8 April, 1811.t On 28 Oct. 1812, Capt. 
Baker was appointed to the Conflict 16, and on 
18 March, 1814, to the Fairy 18, both on the North 
America station. In Aug. of tie latter year he 
was present, up the Potomac, at the capture of 
• Vide Gaz. 1809, p. 1326. f V- G". 1811, pp. 649-50. 



38- 



BAKER; 



Fort Washington and the capitulation of Alexan- 
dria ; and, in the despatches of Capt. Jas. Alex. 
Gordon, again acquired especial praise for the zea- 
lous alacrity of his conduct on every one of those 
salient occasions of difficulty and danger which 
attended the ascent and descent of the river — but, 
above all, for the prominent part borne by him in 
rescuing the grounded Devastation from falling a 
sacrifice to the boats and fire-vessels of the enemy.* 
He subsequently brought home the despatches an- 
nouncing the surrender of Guadeloupe, an event to 
which he had also, as ofScially testified, very cre- 
ditably contributed, and was in consequence pro- 
moted to Post-rank, by commission dated 13 June, 
1815,f and, about the same period, nominated a 
C.B. On 29 July, 1840, the subject of this memoir 
was selected by Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Digby to 
be his Flag-Captain in the Howe 120, at Sheerness, 
where, in Oct. following, a few days after his re- 
moval with the above officer to the Camperdown 
104, he had the misfortune, while in attendance on 
the Lords of the Admiralty, to break his leg and 
receive other severe injuries ; owing to which cir- 
cumstance, and to his former services, he was 
granted, 19 Jan. 1842, a pension of 1801. He 
resigned the command of the C amperdowjj in Dec. 
1841, and accepted the half-pay of retirement 1 
Oct. 1846. 

Sir Henry Loraine Baker married, 27 June, 
1820, Louisa Ann, only daughter of Wm. Wil- 
liams, Esq., of Belmont House, South Lambeth, 
formerly M.P. for Weymouth, and by that lady 
has issue a son and three daughters. Agents — 
Messrs. Chard. 



BAKEE. (Lieutenant, 1841.) 

Horace Mann Baker is second son of the late 
Vice-Admiral Sir Thos. Baker, K.C.B. 

This officer entered the Navy 29 March, 1829 ; 
passed his examination 31 Jan. 1840 ; and was then 
appointed Mate of the Alligator 26, Capt. Alex. 
Leopold Kuper. During the operations on the 
coast of China, he landed at the storming, 27 Feb. 
1841, of the enemy's works close to Whampoa 
Reach, where 54 pieces of cannon were taken ; as- 
sisted at the first capture of Canton ; was officially 
mentioned for the activity with which, when in 
partial command of the Alligator's boats, he aided 
in towing clear of that vessel a body of fire-rafts 
sent by the Chinese to effect her destruction ; and, 
on 26 May, was again employed in the boats at the 
demolition of the line of defences extending about 
two miles from the British factory at Canton. { He 
was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant (while 
serving in the Tweed 20, Capt. Hugh Donald Ca- 
meron Douglas) by commission dated 8 Oct. 1841 ; 
and since 17 June, 1842, has been employed, in 
North America and the West Indies, on board the 
PiQDE 36, Capt. Hon. Montagu Stopford. 



BAKER. (Captain, 1843. f-p., 26 ; H-p., 10.) 

James Vashon Bakek entered the Royal Naval 
College 2 Aug. 1811, and embarked, 16 Dec. 1812, 
as a Volunteer, on board the Norge 74, Capt. John 
Spratt Rainier, stationed in the North Sea, where 
he attained the rating of Midshipman, 17 Dec. 1813. 
He next, between June, 1814, and June, 1819, 
joined, in succession, the Liverpool 40, Capt. Ar- 
thur Farquhar, employed chiefly at the Cape of 
Good Hope, Forth 40, Capt Sir John Louis, in 
North America, and Newcastle 60, bearing the 
flag at Halifax of Rear-Admiral Edw. Griffith, of 
which ship he became Acting-Lieutenant, 9 March, 
1820. He received his first Admiralty commission 
19 July following, and was afterwards appointed — 
2 Oct. 1820, to the Merses- 26, Capt. Edw. Collier, 
in North America— 26 Nov. 1822, and 31 May, 1823, 
to the Ramillies 74 and Ganges 84, Capts. Edw. 
Bruce and Patrick Campbell, on the Home and Ja- 
maica stations— 31 Aug. 1826, to the Eikgdove 18, 
Capts. Edw. Le Cras Thornbrough and Chas. Eng- 

• r;* Gaz. 1814, pp. 2080-81. f T.Gaz. 1815, p.I9U. 
t r. Gaz. 1841, pp. 1501,.1505, 2504, 2505. 



lish, employed at Chatham and Halifax— 19 March; 
1830, as Senior, to the Pylades 18, Capte. Patnok 
Duff Henry Hay, and Edw. Blanckley, on the Cork 
and South America stations— 28 Sept. 1832, to the 
Druid 46, Capt. Sam. Roberts, off Lisbon— 20 May, 
1833, as First Lieutenant, to the Fokte 44, Capt. 
Watkin Owen Pell, in North America and the West 
Indies— and, 19 June, 1837, in the same capacity, to 
the Donegal 78, Capts. Fras. Brace and John 
Drake, flag-ship for some time of Sir John Acworth 
Ommanney, on the Lisbon station. Capt. Baker, 
who received his second promotal commission 22 
Feb. 1838, was subsequently appointed, 1 Oct. 1840, 
Commander of the Howe 120, Capts. Sir W. O. PeU 
and Robt. Smart, flag-ship latterly of Sir Fras. Ma- 
•son, in the Mediterranean ; on his return whence 
he was advanced to Post-rank, 10 July, 1843. He 
has since been on half-pay. Agents— Messrs. Stil- 
well. 



BAKER. (Captain, 1810. f-p., 19 ; h-p., 44.) 

John Baker was born about the year 1770, and 
died at Walmer, co. Kent, in March, 1845. He was 
elder brother of the late Vice-Admiral of the Red 
Sir Thos. Baker, K.C.B. 

This officer entered the Navy, in May, 1782, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Roebdck 44, under 
the auspices of Capt. John Orde, on the Baltic sta- 
tion ; joined, in Nov. 1784, the Europa 50, flag-ship 
at Jamaica of Rear-Admiral Innes ; and from Sept. 
1787, until Dec. 1793, served as Midshipman, in the 
Orion and Carnatic 74's, Capts. Sir Hyde Parker 
and Hon. P. Bertie, both lying at Plymouth, St. 
George 98, flag-ship of Sir Rich. King at Spithead, 
London 9S, Capt. Rich. Goodvrin Keats, in the 
Channel, and Flora 36, flag-ship on the same sta- 
tion of Rear-Admiral John Macbride. He then be- 
came Acting-Lieutenant of the Victorious 74, Capt; 
Sir John Orde, also in the Channel, where he was 
confirmed in the Venerable 74, commanded by 
the same officer, 9 July, 1794 ; next joined, in suc- 
cession, the Prince George 98, Capt. Sir J. Orde, 
Trident 64, Capts. Jones and Osborn, and Com- 
merce DE Makseilles, Capt. Child, sill similarly 
stationed; and was afterwards, from March, 1797, 
till Sept. 1800, employed as Flag-Lieutenant, in the 
Cambridge 80, Princess Royal 90, and Blen- 
heim 74, flag-ships at Plymouth and in the Medi- 
terranean of his friend Sir J. Orde, and in the 
ViLLE DE Paris, bearing the flag in the Channel 
of Earl St. Vincent. In May, 1801, Mr. Baker as- 
sumed command of the Vixen gun-brig, in which 
we find him employed in the Downs until the re- 
ceipt of his second commission, 29 April, 1802. His 
next appointment was, 20 April, 1804, to the armed 
ship Blening ; from which, after an intermediate 
servitude in the North Sea and Baltic, he was trans- 
ferred, 20 Jan. 1806, to the Kangaroo sloop, of 18 
guns. On 20 Nov. 1808, he captured, near Bou- 
logne, V Egayant privateer, of 14 guns and 31 men, 
and continued actively engaged, on the Home sta- 
tion and off the coasts of Spain and Portugal, until 
advanced to Post-rank, 21 Oct. 1810. From that 
period until the time of his death, Capt. Baker re- 
mained unemployed. Agent— J. Hlnxman. 



BAKER. (Lieut., 1822. f-p., 10 ; H-p., 22.) 

John Baker died 5 Dec. 1845. 

This officer entered the Navy, 15 Aug. 1813, as 
A.B., on board the Inconstant 36, Capt. Sir Edw. 
Tucker, on the Brazilian station; attained, very 
soon -afterwards, the rating of Midshipman; and 
continued to serve in the same ship and the Semi- 
bamis 36, under Sir Jas. Lucas Yeo, on the coast of 
Africa, until the death of the latter in Sept. 1818. 
Between that period and the date of his promotion 
to the rank of Lieutenant, 26 Dec. 1822, he appears 
to have been further employed, as Master's Mate, 
on board the Alert and Myrmidon sloops, both 
commanded by Capt. Henry John Leeke, in the 
North Sea, and again on the Africa station. He 
did not afterwards go afloat. Agents— Messrs. 
Ommanney. 



BAKER. 



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BAKER. (COMMANDEK, 1821. F-P., 22 ; H-P., 29.) 
John Popham Baker entered the Navy, 13 
March, 1796, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Venus 
32, Capt. Thos. Graves, off Newfoundland ; and 
from July, 1799, until July, 1802, during which 
period he assisted in subduing an alarming insur- 
rection of the 8th "West India regiment in the 
island of Dominica, served as Midshipman and Mas- 
ter's Mate on board the Magnificent 74, Capts. 
Edw. Bovpater, Peter Turner Bover, and John 
Giffard. Being confirmed to a Lieutenancy, 18 Oct. 
following, in the Venus, he continued attached to 
that frigate, commanded on the West India and 
Irish stations by Capts. T. Graves and Henry Mat- 
son, until July, 1805 ; after which, until Feb. 1816, 
he served, on the Mediterranean and Home stations, 
chiefly as First Lieutenant, in the Dragon 74, 
Capts. Edw. Grifath and Matthew Henry Scott, 
Sultan 74, Capts. E. Griffith and John West, 
ViLLE DE Paris 110, flag-ship of Lord CoUing- 
wood. Success 32, Capt. John Ayscough, Queen 74, 
Capt. Lord ColviUe, Baeham 74, Capt. John Wm. 
Spranger, Rippon 74, Capt. Sir Christ. Cole, Prince, 
Royal Sovereign, and Tonnant, flag-ships of Sir 
R. Bickerton and Sir Benj. Hallowell, Spencer 74, 
Capt. Wm. Robt. Broughton, and Leander 60, 
Capt. Wm. Skipsey. In 1809, while in the Sdltan, 
Mr. Baker suffered a rupture from over-fatigue in 
the execution of his duty ; and, when next in the 
RippoN, he assisted at the capture, 21 Oct. 1813, of 
the French 44-gun frigate Le Weser. After an 
employment of nearly two years in the Newcastle 
60, flag-ship of Rear-Admiral E. Grifiith, on the 
Halifax station, he was made Acting-Commander, 
16 Oct. 1820, of the Bellette 16. He was super- 
seded on being officially promoted, 29 Jan. 1821 ; 
and on 7 July, 1829, was admitted to the out-pen- 
sion of Greenwich Hospital. Agents — Messrs. Hal- 
ford and Co. 



BAKEK. (LlEDTENANT, 1828.) 

John Robinett Baker entered the Navy 8 April, 
1814 ; passed his examination in 1820 ; and obtained 
his commission 26 Aug. 1828. He was subsequently 
appointed— 27 Aug. 1832, to the Coast Guard— 10 
Oct. following, to the Spartiate 76, Capt. Robt. 
Tait, on the South American station — 25 Nov. 1833, 
to the Canopus 84, Capt. Hon. Josceline Percy, in 
the Mediterranean — 13 Aug. 1835, to the Coast 
Guard again — 10 Aug. 1838, to the command of 
the Hornet Revenue-vessel — 13 May, 1840, as 
First Lieutenant, to the Rodney 92, Capt. Robt. 
Maunsell, under whom he visited the Mediterra- 
nean, and in 1843 escorted a body of troops to the 
Cape of Good Hope — and, 27 June, 1844, as Admi- 
ralty-Agent, to a Contract Mail Steam-vessel. He 
has been on half-pay since the early part of 1846. 

He married, 26 Jan. 1838, Catherine, eldest 
daughter of Thos. Oxley, Esq., of Killiney, co. 
Dublin. 



BAKER. (Lieutenant, 1828. f-p., 33; h-p.,4.) 
Joseph Francis Baker, born 31 July, 1798, at 
Baldock, co. Herts, is second son of the late Rich. 
Baker, Esq., by Catharine, only daughter of Wm. 
Richards, Esq., M.D. ; and brother of the present 
Rich. Westbrook Baker, Esq., of Cottesmore and 
Langham, co. Rutland, a distinguished agriculturist. 
This officer entered the Navy, 13 July, 1810, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Macedonian, of 48 guns 
and 254 men, Capts. Lord Wm. Fitzroy, Hon. Wm. 
Waldegrave, and John Surman Garden, and was 
for some time very actively engaged with the bat- 
teries on the coast of France. On 25 Oct. 1812, he 
was present and wounded in the brilliant action of 
two hours and ten minutes which rendered the 
Macedonian, after losing 36 men killed and 68 
wounded, a shattered prize to the American fri- 
gate United States, of 56 guns and 474 men, 12 
of whom only appear to have been killed and 
wounded. Mr. Baker next, in June, 1813, joined 
the Maidstone 36, Capt. Geo. Burdett, on the 
North America station; and on 24 Dec. following 



became Midshipman of the Shelburne schooner 
12, Lieut.-Commanders David Hope and Wm. Ha- 
milton, in which vessel he assisted at the capture, 
20 April, 1814, of the Frolic American sloop, of 22 
guns and 171 men, and also took part in the expe- 
dition to New Orleans, and the destruction of the 
enemy's forts at Pensacola. He was subsequently 
employed, between Jan. 1815, and Aug. 1817, in the 
Plantagenet 74, Capt. Robt. Lloyd, Furieusb 
36, Capt. Wm. Mounsey, and Pandora 18, Capts. 
Hon. Fred. Noel and Geo. Matthew Jones, on the 
America, Channel, and Irish stations; passed his 
examination 13 Dec. 1817 ; served on the Coast 
Blockade, as Admiralty Midshipman of the Se- 
vern, Capt. Wm. M'Culloch, from Oct. 1818, to 
April, 1822; then joined the Racehorse 18, Capt. 
Wm. Benj. Suckling, under whom he was wrecked 
in Douglas Bay, Isle of Man, towards the close of 
the same year ; and, until advanced to his present 
rank, 22 May, 1828, oificiated as Admiralty Mid- 
shipman and Mate, on the Home, East India, and 
Africa stations, of the Vigilant 12, Lieut. -Com- 
mander Nich. Colthurst, Windsor Castle 78, 
^apt. Edw. Dumford King, Java, Boadicea, and 
Britannia, flag-ships of Admirals Wm. Hall Gage 
and the Earl of Northesk, Onyx 10, Lieut.-Com- 
mander Wm. John Cole, and Sybille 48, Capt. 
Fras. Augustus Collier. Lieut. Baker, who served 
for some months subsequently to his promotion in 
the North Star 28, Capt. Septimus Arabin, has 
been in the Coast Guard since 22 April, 1831. 
While ^in the Coast Blockade at Standgate Creek 
in 1820, he was on one occasion, with only one man 
to support him, overwhelmed by a band of 300 
armed smugglers, and so desperately wounded as 
to be left apparently lifeless on the spot. 

He married Miss Elizabeth S. Middlecourt, and 
has issue several children. Agents — Messrs. Hal- 
ford and Co. 



BAKER. (Lieutenant, 1823. f-p., 18; h-p., 22.) 
Samuel Baker entered the Navy, 18 Nov. 1807, 
as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Valiant 74, Capts. Jas. 
Young, Alex. Robt. Kerr, John Bligh, Thos. Geo. 
Shortland, and Robt. Dudley Oliver. During the 
three years of his attachment to that ship he wit- 
nessed the destruction, in April, 1809, of the 
French shipping in Basque Roads; was in conti- 
nual boat service at the subsequent siege of Flush- 
ing ; assisted, in June, 1810, in capturing and spiking 
the guns of a strong battery between Rochefort 
and Rochelle, and in bringing out several vessels 
anchored for protection under its walls ; and for 
several months afterwards was in constant colli- 
sion with the enemy's row-boats while endeavour- 
ing to destroy their trade along that part of the 
coast of France. In Nov. 1810, he joined the 
Lynx 18, Capt. Thos. Percival, on the North Sea 
station, but was soon transferred to the Edin- 
burgh 74, Capt. Robt. RoUes, vrith whom, on ar- 
riving in the Mediterranean, he removed to the 
Union 98, in which ship he passed his exa- 
mination, 4 Jan. 1814, and assisted at the ensuing 
reduction of Genoa. After a further attachment 
of 12 months to the Swiptsure 74, Capt. Wm. 
Henry Webley, on the West India and Home sta- 
tions, Mr. Baker was appointed, 5 Dec. 1815, Ad- 
miralty Midshipman of the Towey 24, Capts. Hew 
Stewart and Wm. Hill, with whom we find him 
employed in the East Indies and Persian Gulf un- 
til his return home in April, 1819 ; from which pe- 
riod until 24 March, 1823, he continued to serve, 
in the same capacity, on board the Bulwark 74, 
bearing the flag at Chatham of Sir John Gore, 
Tartar 36, Commodore Sir Geo. Ralph Collier, on 
the coast of Africa, Bulwark again, and Glouces- 
ter 74, flag-ships of Sir Benj. Hallowell at Chatham, 
and Owen Glendowee 86, Commodore Sir Robt. 
Mends. In the boats of the latter frigate, as of 
the Tartar, he was actively engaged in suppress- 
ing the slave-traffic up the different rivers between 
Sierra Leone and Cape Coast Castle. On the 
date last mentioned he became Acting-Lieutenant 



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BAKER. 



of the Cyrene 18, Capt. Percy Grace ; and, shortly 
after his confirmation, which took place on 21 Aug. 
in the same year, he returned to England. He was 
subsequently, from 22 Sept. 1825, until Jan. 1828, 
employed on the Coast Blockade as Super- 
numerary-Lieutenant of the Hypekion 42, Capt. 
"Wm. Jas. Mingaye, but has since been on half- 
pay. 

Lieut. Baker married, 21 Sept. 1830, Margaret, 
daughter of the late S. Burnet, Esq., of Lloyd's 
Cofi'ee-House. Agents— Messrs. Stilwell. 



BAKEE, K.C.B., K.W.N. (Vice-Admikai, of 
THE Ked, 1837. F-P., 28 ; H-P., 36.) 

SiK Thomas Baker died 26 Jan. 1845. He was 
younger brother of the late Capt. John Baker, 
R.N. ; brother-in-law of the late Admirals Sir Rich. 
Lee and John Bazely, by the marriage of his two 
sisters to those gallant officers ; and uncle of the 
present Lieut. Chas. Hougham Baker, R.N.* 

This officer entered the Navy, 23 Aug. 1781, as 
Midshipman, on board the Dromedary store-ship,^ 
Capt. Stone, and (with the exception of an interval," 
from Oct. 1785, to March, 1788) was afterwards em- 
ployed, until promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, 
13 Oct. 1792, on board the Kite sloop, Carnatio 
74, Hermione 32, Brisk sloop. Royal Sovereign 
100, Dictator 64, Winchelsea frigate, and Mi- 
KERVA 44, commanded, on the Home, Halifax, and 
East India stations, by Capts. Peyton, Stone, San- 
dys, Edw. BuUer, Hon. Hen. Curzon, Pisher, Wm. 
Bligh, and Hon.Wm. ComwaUis. He then joined 
the Swan sloop, Capt. Lawrence "Wm. Halsted, and 
on his return to England, towards the close of 
1793, was successively invested with the commajid 
of the Lion cutter and Valiant lugger ; for the 
celerity he exhibited in the latter of which vessels 
in conveying despatches to the "West Indies, he was 
advanced to the rank of Commander, 24 Nov. 1795. 
After a subsequent cruize of seven months in the 
Fairy sloop, on the Downs station, Capt. Baker 
was made Post, 13 June, 1797, into the Princess 
Royal 98, bearing the flag at Portsmouth of Sir 
John Orde, with whom, however, he continued but 
a few weeks. Assuming command, in Jan. 1799, 
of the Nemesis 28, he succeeded in making prize, 
12 Jan. 1800, of Le Renard French privateer, of 14 
guns and 65 men ; and, on 25 July following, while 
in charge of a small squadron in the North Sea, he 
intercepted, in pursuance of his instructions, a Da- 
nish convoy under protection of a frigate, the 
jFVeya, with whom, in consequence of the resist- 
ance offered to an attempt made by the British to 
search the merchantmen, a sharp conflict of 25 
minutes ensued, terminating in the capture of the 
whole. As a reward for his coolness, firmness, and 
judgment on the latter occasion, Capt. Baker was 
appointed to command, 1 Jan. 1801, the Ph(ebe 36, 
on the Irish station, where he continued until May, 
1802. In April, 1803, he joined the Phcenix, of 42 
guns and 245 men, attached to the fleet in the 
Channel under Admiral Comwallis, by whom he 
appears to have been intrusted for some time with 
the direction of the inshore squadron of frigates. 
On 10 Aug. 1805, being in lat. 43° 16' N. and long. 
12° 14' W., Capt. Baker had the good fortune, after 
a memorably furious engagement of three hours 
and a half, in which the British lost 12 killed and 
28 wounded, and the enemy 27 killed and 44 
wounded, to capture La Didon, of 46 guns and 330 
men, a remarkably fine frigate, and the fastest 
sailer in the French navy.f Subsequently to that 
event he fell in with the four French line-of-battle 
ships that had effected their escape after the battle 
of Trafalgar, and through his zealous energy in 

• Sir Tlios. Baiter was descended of a very ancient naval 
family, long seated in the co. of Kent. As a tribute to 
the professional celebrity of one of his ancestors— many of 
whom lie interred in Westminster Abhey— Queen Anne 
granted the family the honorable crest of a naval crown and 
trident. 

t Vide Gaz. 1805, pp. 1091, 1115. 



conveying the intelligence to Sir Rich. Strachan; 
and his skill in leading that gallant officer s squa- 
dron into action, proved the great instrument ot 
the defeat and capture of the enemy. Capt. 
Baker's next appointments were, on the Home and 
Baltic stations— 17 Nov. 1805, to the Didon, the 
ship he had so nobly won— 19 May, 1806, to the 
Tribune 38, in which frigate he destroyed, when 
in company with the Ibis, the greater part of a 
convoy of 30 vessels passing from Ferrol to Bil- 
boa under the protection of several gun-boats, 29 
April, 1807, and afterwards commanded a squadron 
oft' Bordeaux— and, 21 May, 1808, to the Vanguard 
74, bearing the flag for some time of Bear-Admiral 
Thos. Bertie. While in that ship he was use- 
fully engaged in affording security, during their 
passage through the Sound, to various British and 
Swedish convoys ; was in almost daily collision vrith 
the Danes, either in destroying their trade or in 
chasing their gun-boats ; and on one occasion re- 
pelled, with considerable loss to the enemy, the 
attack of a large flotilla. From 22 Nov. 1811, until 
2 Aug. 1815, Capt. Baker, after two years' leave of 
absence in Sweden, further commanded the Cum- 
berland 74, and during that period was employed 
in the discharge of many arduous duties. He 
sailed for the West Indies, in Dec. 1812, with a 
convoy of 70 vessels ; escorted in safety home, in 
May, 1813, a fleet of 220 sail, and was presented by 
the Masters of the London ships with a service of 
plate as a mark of their gratitude ; served next 
on the coast of Holland, where, in Nov. of the 
same year, having been apprised of the change in 
the fortunes of Buonaparte, he landed a body of 
marines for the protection of the Hague, a service 
which the Prince of Orange subsequently acknow- 
ledged by conferring on him the Order of Wilhelm 
of the. Netherlands; in June, 1814, proceeded to 
the Cape with a convoy of vessels destined for the 
East Indies ; and, in April, 1815, returned to Eng- 
land with another, for his protection of which the 
East India Company presented him with the sum 
of 3001. Capt. Baker was nominated a C.B. 4 
June, 1815 ; was made Colonel of Marines 12 Aug. 
1819 ; became a Bear-Admiral 19 July, 1821 ; held 
the chief command in South America, with his flag 
on board the Winchester 76, from 6 March, 1829, 
to 3 March, 1833 ; was created a K.C.B. 8 Jan. 
1831 ; attained the rank of Vice-Admiral 10 Jan. 
1837 ; and was awarded a good-service pension of 
3001. per annum 19 Feb. 1842. 

Sir Thos. Baker married the daughter of His 
Excellency Count Bouth, a member of one of the 
most ancient and noble families in Sweden, and by 
that lady has left several children, of whom the 
second son, Horace Mann, is a Lieutenant, R.N. 

BAKER. (Lieut., 1815. f.p., 11 ; h.p., 31.) 

Thomas Baker (o) entered the Navy, 6 Feb. 
1805, as Third-cl. Boy, on board the Pearl, Lieut.- 
Commander Woodger, lying at Spithead ; removed, 
in Feb. 1808, to the Antelope 50, Capt. Edw. Gal- 
wey, with whom he cruized for some time in the 
Mediterranean and off St. Helena ; attained the 
rating of Midshipman 6 Jan. 1810 ; and continued to 
serve in the same ship, under Vice-Admiral John 
HoUoway, Admiral Sir John Thos. Duckworth, and 
Capt. Sam. Butcher, off Newfoundland, and in the 
Baltic, West Scheldt, and North America, till Oct. 
1814. In March of the latter year the Antelope, 
while endeavouring to force the Hondt passage, 
grounded abreast of Flushing, where she lay ex- 
posed for 48 hours to an incessant discharge of shells 
from the batteries, until at length got off through 
the most extraordinary exertions. Mr. Baker after- 
wards served, on the Canadian lakes, in the St. 
Lawrence 98, bearing the broad pendant succes- 
sively of Commodores Sir Jas. Lucas Teo and Sir 
Edw. W. C. R. Owen ; was promoted to the rank 
of Lieutenant 6 Feb. 1815 ; and since the follow- 
ing April, when he invalided home, has been on 
half-pay. Agent — J. Hinxman. 



BAKER— BALDEY—BALDOCK. 



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BAKER. (Lieutenant, 1839.) 

Vashon Baker entered the Navy 4 Nov. 1824 ; 
passed his examination in 1831 ; served latterly, as 
Mate, in the Howe 120, flag-ship at the Nore of 
Sir Robt. Waller Otway ; and obtained his com- 
mission 18 Oct. 1839. His appointments have since 
been — 9 Nov. 1839, to the "Winchester 50, bearing 
the flag of Sir Thos. Harvey, in North America 
and the West Indies— 18 Feb. 1840, to the Ser- 
pent 16, Capt. Arthur Mayne Noad, in which ves- 
sel he returned to England — 14 Jan. 1841, to the 
Endtmion 44, Capt. Hon. Fred. Wm. Grey, on the 
East India station— and, 11 March, 1845, as First, 
to the Espitei-E sloop, Capt. Thos. Pickering 
Thompson, with whom he still serves in the East. 
Agents — Messrs. Stilwell. 



He is married, and has issue. Agents — Messrs. 
StilweU. 



BAKER. (Lieut., 1815. f-p., 8 ; h-p., 32.) 

William Baker (b) entered the Navy, 16 Dec. 
1807, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Halcyon 16, 
Capts. Henry Whitmarsh Pearse and Thos. Stamp, 
under the former of whom, in Sept. 1808, he wit- 
nessed, as Midshipman, the capture of a flotilla of 
38 vessels, four of them large gun-boats, in Dia^ 
mante Bay, near the Gulf of Policastro ; as also, 
30 Aug. 1809, of the St. Anna, French privateer, of 
2 guns and 46 men. From Dec. 1811, until Aug. 
1815, he afterwards served, in the Pylades (subse- 
quently Carlotta) gun-brig, Lieut.-Commanders 
Newdigate Poyntz and Rich. Howell Fleming, on 
the Mediterranean station. Acorn sloop, Capt. Geo. 
Miller Bligh, for passage home, Raisonnable 64, 
Capt. Edw. Sneyd Clay, lying at Sheerness, Zealous 
74, Capts. Thos. Boys and Jas. Anderson, em- 
ployed in the Baltic and Basque Roads, and Kan- 
garoo 16, Capt. Wm. Sumner Hall, on the Halifax 
station. He was promoted to the rank of Lieu- 
tenant 20 Feb. 1815 ; and, since the date of his 
quitting the last-mentioned vessel, has not been 
afloat. Agent — J. Hinxman. 



BAKER. (Lieut., 1815. f-p., 27; h-p., 14.) 

William Henry Baker entered the Navy 
6 Aug. 1806, on board the Bristol, Lieut.-Com- 
mander Joseph Coxwell ; and, in Oct. 1807, joined 
the Proserpine 40, Capt. Chas. Otter, under whom 
he escorted Lord Lcveson Gower, the British Am- 
bassador at St. Petersburg, from Gottenborg to 
England. In Dec. 1808, after having been nearly 
lost during an attachment of a few months to the 
Cygnet sloop, Capt. Edw. Dix, he became Mid- 
shipman of the Rochester prison-ship, Lieut.- 
Commander John Hindes Sparkes ; but early in 
the following year was transfered to the Sceptre 
74, Capt. Joseph Bingham, bearing the broad pend- 
ant afterwards of Commodore Sam. Jas. Ballard. 
Subsequently to the fall of Flushing, Mr. Baker 
proceeded to the West Indies, where, in 1809-10, 
he witnessed the destruction of the two French 
frigates Loire and Seine, and the capture of the 
island of Guadeloupe. Between March, 1812, and 
the receipt of his commission, which bears date 
18 Feb. 1815, we next find this officer serving on 
board the Montagd, Stirling Castle, Venera- 
ble, and Majestic 74's, Capts.Manley HallDiokson, 
Sir Jahleel Brenton, Augustus Brine, Sir Home 
Popham, David Milne, and John Hayes. While in 
the last-mentioned ship, he assisted at the blockade 
of Boston, when the Constitution was lying in that 
port ready for sea ; wm also present at the cap- 
ture, 3 Feb. 1814, after a running fight of two 
hours and a half, of the French frigate Terpsicliore, 
of 44 guns and 320 men ; and, on 15 Jan. 1815, 
was in company with the Endymion at the taking 
of the United States 44-gun frigate President. 
From 13 Dec. 1823, until 1827, he was further em- 
ployed on the Coast Blockade, as Supernumerary- 
Lieutenant of the Ramillies 4, Capts. Wm. 
M'CuUoch and Hugh Pigot; and since 14 Oct. 1833, 
with the exception of one interval, from 18 Nov. 
1839, to Jan. 1845, whenhe commanded the Ranger 
Revenue-cruizer, has been in the Coast Guard. 



BALDEY. (Commander, 1821. f-p., 20; h-p., 27.) 
Robert Baldey entered the Navy, in Oct. 1798, 
as Midshipman, on board the Renown 74, Capt. 
Albemarle Bertie, stationed in the Channel, where 
he continued to serve, until April, 1802, in the Bar- 
FLEUR 98, flag-ship of Rear-Admiral Collingwood, 
Windsor Castle 74, commanded by various Cap- 
tains, bearing the flag for some time of Sir Andrew 
Mitchell, and, as Master's Mate, in the Malta 80, 
Capt. A. Bertie. Joining, in Nov. of the latter 
year, the Calcutta armee-en-flute, Capt. Dan. 
Woodriffe, he proceeded to Van Diemen's Land, 
and, after witnessing the formation of the settle- 
ment at Hobart's Town, was employed for 17 
weeks, on the Africa and Jamaica stations, in 
the Success 32, Capt. Geo. Scott. He then, in 
1806, returned home with convoy, as Acting-Lieu- 
tenant of the Atlas 74, Capt. Sam. Pym ; after 
which he officiated, for two years and a half, as 
Master's Mate and Acting-Lieutenant, in La Vir- 
ginie 38, Capt. Edw. Brace, and Bellerophon and 
Leopard, flag-ships of Rear-Admiral A. Bertie, on 
the Irish, Channel, and Cape stations. Being at 
length promoted by the Admiralty, 27 Sept. 1809, 
into the Sapphire 18, he continued to serve in that 
vessel, in the West Indies, under different- officers, 
until 1814 ; in the summer of which year we find him 
assuming the successive command of the Variable 
and Dbcooverte schooners. Having returned to 
England, in Sept. 1815, on board the Rinaldo 10, 
Capt. John Undrell, he was next appointed First 
Lieutenant, 1 Sept. 1818, of the Leven 24, Capt. 
David Ewen Bartholomew, on whose death, after 
surveying the coast of Africa, the Azores, and 
Cape Verd Islands, he succeeded to the acting- 
command, 19 Feb. 1821. He was confirmed, on 
his arrival at Spithead, by commission dated 26 
July, 1821, but has not since been employed. 

BALDOCK, K.T.S. (Commandek, 1841. f-p., 25; 
H-P., 16.) 

Thomas Baldock is son of the late Rev. Thos. 
Chaloner Byng Baldock, M.A., Rector of Milton, in 
Dorsetshire ; and nephew, maternally, of the late 
Rear-Admiral Thos. Western, of Tattingstone, co. 
Suffolk. 

-This officer (who had previously served with 
the fleet of Indiamen under Commodore Dance, 
when that officer so memorably discomfited the 
French squadron under Admiral Linois) entered 
the Navy, 25 Oct. 1806, as Midshipman, on board 
the London 98, commanded by his tmole, Capt. 
Thos. Western, bearing the flag of Sir Wm. 
Sidney Smith; and, in Nov. 1807, after block- 
ading the Tagus, escorted the Royal Family of 
Portugal to the Brazils. He removed, in June, 
1809, to the Nemesis 28, Capt. Wm. Ferris, em- 
ployed in the Baltic ; joined next, for a few months 
in 1810, the Tonnant 80, Capt. Hassard Stackpoole, 
off Cadiz ; was then sent to assist in navigating a 
Spanish squadron to Minorca ; and on returning, 
in October, to Cadiz, was for 11 consecutive 
months actively engaged with the flotilla, latterly 
in command of a gun-boat, at the defence of that 
place. From Sept. 1811, until June, 1813, he fur- 
ther served in the Babbadoes 24, Capt. Wm. 
Rushworth, and in the Dragon 74, Tribune 36, and 
Grampus 50, flag-ships of Sir Fras. Laforey, all on 
the West India station, where, on 10 Nov. in the 
latter year, he was promoted into the Arachne 16, 
Capts. Chas. Hope Watson and Wm. M'Kenzie 
Godfrey, of which sloop he soon became First Lieu- 
tenant. As Senior of the Herald 28, Capt. Cle- 
ment Milward, Mr. Baldock subsequently took part 
in many operations on the coast Of North America ; 
and, during the expedition against New Orleans, 
captured the advanced guard of the enemy at the 
Belize previous to the arrival of the forces — com- 
manded also every detached operation at themouthof 
the Mississippi, including the capture of a privateer, 

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BALDWIN— BALFOUR. 



&c. — and negotiated the exchange of prisoners on 
the "withdrawal of the army. After a continued 
servitude of some months, in the Koyalist 18, 
Capt. Houston Stewart, and Sabine 16, Capt. Alex. 
Campbell, hoth on the Jamaica station, he inva^ 
lided home in March, 1816 ; and was next in suc- 
cession appointed, 13 Sept. 1824, 25 Not. 1831, and 
9 Nov. 1832, to the command of the Swallow 
packet,* and Firebrand and Firefly steamers, 
the first and last employed on the Falmouth, the 
other on the Mediterranean station. On 9 March, 
1839, having been for three years on half-pay, he 
assumed command of the Snipe cutter, in which 
vessel he served, off the coast of Ireland, until pro- 
moted to his present rank, 23 Nov. 1841. He has 
been in discharge, since 19 Aug. 1846, of the duties 
attached to the superintendence of the Packet ser- 
vice at Dover, with his name on the books of the 
Ocean 80. 

Commander Baldock, in Aug. 1836, formed part 
of a Committee of three officers appointed by the 
Admiralty to effect an organization of the steam 
department of the Navy. He was granted, 1 May, 
1837, the royal permission to accept and wear the 
Cross of a Knight of the Portuguese Order of the 
Tower and Sword, for the services rendered by 
him, and the great skill he displayed, while con- 
veying Her Most Faithful Majesty's August Con- 
sort Prince Ferdinand of Portugal to Lisbon. The 
Order of Ernest of Saxe Coburg appears to have 
been also conferred upon him. 

BALDWIN, (fflaptain, 1817. f-p.,20;h-p.,33.) 
Augustus Baldwin entered the Navy, in May, 
1794, on board the Trompeuse sloop, Capt. John 
Erskine Douglas, with whom he continued uninter- 
ruptedly and actively to serve, on the Home and 
Halifax stations, in the same vessel, and in the 
Garland 28 and Boston 32, of which latter frigate 
he was created a Lieutenant, 28 June, 1800, until 
Deo. 1804. He then joined the Prince of "Wales 
98, bearing the flags, in succession, of Sir Robt. 
Calder, Sir Jas. Saumarez, Sir Edw. Thombrough, 
and Lord Gambler ; and while in that ship was 
present in the action of 22 July, 1805, and also at 
the attack upon Copenhagen in Sept. 1807. Early 
in Jan. 1808, he became First of the Implacable 
74, Capt. Thos. Byam Martin, and, on 26 Aug. 
following, he highly distinguished himself, and was 
officially reported as being a most thoroughly de- 
serving officer for his conduct, in a gallant engage- 
ment of 20 minutes with the Russian 74-gun ship 
Sewolod, which was completely silenced, and shortly 
afterwards, with the assistance of the Centaur 
74, captured and burnt, in sight of the whole Rus- 
sian fleet near Kogerswiok ; on which occasion the 
enemy sustained a total loss of 303 men, and the 
British, in both ships, of not more than 62. f Mr. 
Baldwin, whose behaviour was rewarded with a Com- 
mander's commission, dated 19 Sept. in the same 
year, did not however succeed in procuring further 
employment afloat until 7 Feb. 1812, when he was 
appointed to the Tyrian brig, in which he served 
in the Channel until posted, 1 Jan. 1817. He ac- 
cepted the Retirement 1 Oct. 1846. 

Capt. Baldwin married Augusta Mary Melissa, 
daughter of John Mills Jackson, Esq. Agents — 
Messrs. Stilwell. 



BALFOUK. (Commander, 1846.) 

Charles James Balfour entered the Navy 16 
Aug. 1829 ; passed his examination in 1834 ; and 
obtained his first commission 28 June, 1838. His suc- 

• The Swallow was built in 1819 by Mr. Baldock, who 
commanded her, under the authority of the Post-OfBce, from 
that period until the date above mentioned, when he sold 
her to the Admiralty, by whom he was re-appointed. The 
gallant manner in which Mr. Baldock and his crew, when at 
New York, in the autumn of 1826, extinguished a flie that 
had broken out on board a vessel laden with tar and rosin, 
and thereby preserved a vast amount of property from de- 
struction, was so highly appreciated by the different Insur- 
ance Companies of that city, that they united in presenting 
the former with a handsome piece of plate, and the men with 
a sum of money. 

+ Fide Gaz. 1808, p. 1283. 



ceeding appointments were— 12 July, 1838, to the 
CoRNWALLis 72, bearing the flag of Hon. Sir Chas 
Paget, in North America and the West Indies— 3 
April, 1839, to the Inconstant 36, Capts. Dan. 
Pring and Fred. Thos. MicheU, employed for some 
time on the same, and then on the Home station— 
and 7 May, 1844, to the Collingwood 80, flag-ship 
in the Pacific of Sir Geo. Eras. Seymour. He rose 
to the rank of Commander 9 Nov. 1846. Agents— 
Messrs. Stilwell. 

BALFOUK. (Lieutenant, 1841.) 

Edwin Robert Joseph Balfour entered the 
Navy (from the Royal Naval College) 25 June, 1830 ; 
passed his examination 24 Oct. 1834; served for 
some time, as Mate, on board the Spabbowhawk 
16, and Vesuvius steam-vessel, Capts. John Shep- 
herd, Granville Gower Loch, and Erasmus Omman- 
ney, on the South America and Mediterranean 
stations; and obtained his commission 23 Nov. 
1841. He appears to have been since appointed — 
31 Dec. 1841, and 24 Oct. 1842, to the Jaseur 16, 
and Geyser 16, Capts. Wm. Alex. Wallis and Edw. 
John Carpenter, both in the Mediterranean— 17 
May, 1844, to the Agincoubt 72, bearing the flag 
in the East Indies of Sir Thos. John Cochrane— 
and, 16 May, 1846, to the President 50, now flag- 
ship of Rear-Admiral Jas. Rich. Dacres at the 
Cape of Good Hope. Agent — Joseph Voodhead. 

BALFOUR. (Ret. Capt., 1840. f-p., 11; h-p.,40.) 
William Balfour was born 8 Dec. 1781, and 
died in 1846. He was only surviving son of the 
late Thos. Balfour, Esq., of Elwick, a Colonel in 
the Army, by Frances Ligonier, niece of Field- 
Marshal John Earl Ligonier, Commander-in-Chief 
of the British forces, and only sister of Edward, 
second Earl Ligonier. His elder brother, Capt. 
John Edw. Ligonier Balfour, of the 9th foot, fell 
at Alkmaar, 19 Sept. 1799. Capt. Balfour was the 
representative of a family of high antiquity and 
large possessions in Scotland, whose chiefs, long 
heritable Sheriffs of Fife, were directly traceable 
to Siward, of Balfour Castle, in that county, who 
flourished so early as the reign of Duncan I. 

This officer entered the Navy, 9 July, 1795, as 
Midshipman, on board the Malabar, Capt. Thos. 
Parr. From that year, until the receipt of his first 
commission, 4 Sept. 1801, he served, on the Home, 
Mediterranean, and Baltic stations, in the Magi- 
ciENNE 32, Irresistible and Northumberland 
74's, Seahorse 38, Royal William guard-ship, 
and Vengeance 74, Capts. Geo. Martin, Edw. Jas. 
Foote, Fras. Plckmore, and Geo. Duff. While in 
the Ieresistible, besides being wounded in the 
action off Cape St. Vincent,* Mr. Balfour assisted, 
in company with the Emerald 36, at the capture, 
26 April, 1797, after a smart contest of an hour and 
a half, of the two Spanish frigates Ninfa and Santa 
Elena. He also, when in the Northumberland, 
witnessed the surrender, during the blockade of 
Malta in 1800, of the French 74-gun ship Le Gine- 
reux and frigate La Diane. Between Sept. 1801, 
and April, 1805, we find him further employed, 
on the Home and North America stations, in the 
Hound and Lynx sloops. Amethyst 38, and Cleo- 
patra 32, Capts. Geo. Sarradine, John Willoughby 
Marshall, Alex. Campbell, and Sir Robt. Laurie. On 
the occasion of the capture, 16 Feb. 1805, of the 
last-mentioned ship, by the 46-gun frigate Ville de 
Milan, after a self-sought action of nearly three 
hours, in which the British sustained a loss of 22 
men killed and 36 wounded, he bore a distinguished 
part as First Lieutenant, and was again wounded, i" 
The Cleopatra being soon, however, re-taken, Mr. 
Balfour obtained for a few months the acting-com- 
mand of the Bermuda sloop. He was officially 
promoted 22 Jan. 1806 ; but from that period, with 
the exception of a brief command, in 1808, of the 
Cockatrice sloop, was not afterwards employed. 
His retirement with the rank of Captain took place 
10 Sept. 1840. " 

Capt. Balfour was twice awarded a gratuity for 
• Vidt Gaz. 1797, p. 212. + jr. Gai. 1805, p. 542. 



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his wounds ty the Patriotic Society. He mar- 
ried, first, in 1806, his cousin, Mary Balfour, only 
cliild of Wm. Manson, Esq., of Kirkwall; and, se- 
condly, in 1823, Mary Margaret, daughter of 
Andrew Baikie, Esq. He has left issue five sons 
and six daughters. His eldest son, the late Thos. 
Balfour, Esq., was M.P. for Orkney. Another 
son, William, was recently a Lieutenant in the 79th 
Highlanders. Agent — J. Hinxman. 



BALL. (Commander, 1828. f-p., 26 ; h-p., 24.) 
Thomas Ball entered the Navy, 15 Nov. 1797, 
as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Terrible 74, Capts. 
Sir Bioh. Bickerton and Wm. Wolseley, forming 
part of the fleet in the Channel, where he became 
successively attached to the Cambkidge 80, flag- 
ship of Sir Kioh. King, and Immortalitb 36, Capt. 
Hon. Henry Hotham. After an additional servi- 
tude of nearly eight years in the East Indies on 
board the Eurtdice 24, Terpsichore 32, and Pitt 
alias Salsette 36, all commanded by Capt. Walter 
Bathurst, Culloden 74, flag-ship of Sir Edw. Pel- 
lew, and San Fiorenzo 40, Capt. John Bastard 
(during which period he was on one occasion taken 
prisoner), Mr. BaU obtained a commission, dated 2 
Jan. 1809. His subsequent appointments were — 
9 March, 1809, to the Clio 18, Capts. Thos. FoUiott 
Baugh and Wm. Ffarington, on tlie Home station — 
27 Sept. 1815, to the Satellite 18, Capt. Jas. Mur- 
ray, in the Mediterranean — 10 Feb. 1821, after up- 
wards of two years of half-pay, to the Valourous 
28, commanded by the same officer, off Newfound- 
land— 13 Feb. 1822, to the Owen Glendower 42, 
bearing the broad pendant of Sir Robt. Menda, on 
the coast of Africa — and, 14 June, 1824, to the 
Blonde 42, Capt. Lord Byron, under whom he 
escorted from this country the remains of the late 
King and Queen of the Sandwich Islands. He was 
paid off from the Blonde in Dec. 1826, and on 28 
Aug. 1828, was advanced to his present rank. Since 
that period he has not been afloat. 

BALL. (Lieutenant, 1815. f-p., 1 ; h-p., 30.) 
William Ball was bom 29 Nov. 1794. 
This officer entered the Navy, 4 Nov. 1807, as 
Second-cl. Vol., on board the Prevoyante store- 
ship, Master-Commanders Dan. M'Coy and Alex. 
Black; removed as Midshipman, in May, 1810, to the 
Cretan 18, Capt. Chas. Fred. Payne ; and, in the 
course of 1814, successively joined the Liverpool 
40, Capt. Arthur Farquhar, Namck 74, flag-ship of 
Sir Thos. Williams, Levden 60, Capt. John Davie, 
and Berwick 74, Capt. Edw. Brace. In Jan. 1813, 
while in charge, with only four of his own men to 
assist him, of a captured vessel, a body of 12 pri- 
soners who were on board contrived to gain posses- 
sion of her ; but nine of them being killed, and the 
rest wounded and secured by the British in a des- 
perate attempt made by the latter to recover their 
ascendancy, the prize was brought triumphantly 
into port. On rejoining the Cretan, Mr. Ball was 
employed on the West Scheldt in the arduous duty 
of obstructing the supplies intended for the enemy's 
fleet ; and when in the Berwick he witnessed the 
siege and surrender of Gaeta. He. was promoted 
to the rank of Lieutenant 6 March, 1815, but did 
not take up his commission until his return to Eng- 
land in June, 1816 ; since which period, with the 
exception of a twelvemonth in the Coast Guard, 
which he was obliged to leave in consequence of 
having broken a leg, he has been on half-pay. 
Agent — J. Chippendale. 



BALLANTYNE. (Retired Commander, 1843. 
F-p., 19 ; H-P., 34.) 

John Ballantyne was born 20 Aug. 1775. 

This officer entered the Navy, 9 July, 1794, as 
A.B., on board the Glory 98, Capt. Thos. Larcom, 
bearing the flag in the Channel of Rear-Admiral 
Bourmaster. Proceeding subsequently to the West 
Indies in the Prince of Wales 98, flag-ship of 
Rear-Admiral Harvey, he assisted as Midshipman 
at the reduction of Trinidad, and the attack upon 



Porto Rico, in 1797 ; after which he became attached, 
as Master's Mate, to the Weazle and Ambuscade, 
both commanded by Capt. Wm. D'Urban, in the 
Mediterranean, and served, from Jan. 1805, to Feb. 
1808, as Sub-Lieutenant, in the Steady gun-brig, 
Lieut.-CommanderArthurStow, on the Channel and 
South America stations. Having been awarded a 
commission, dated 4 June, 1807, he subsequently 
joined — 5 March, 1808, the Proselyte bomb, Capt. 
Henry Jas. Lyford, in the North Sea — 1 Sept. 1809, 
the Chanticleer 10, Capt. Rich. Spear, off Yar- 
mouth — and, 18 Feb. 1814, the Ariel 18, Capt. 
Dan. Ross, on the coast of Africa. Commander 
Ballantyne, who has not been employed since Jan. 
1815, accepted his present rank 10 Feb. 1843. 



BALLARD. (Lieutenant, 1843.) 

James Boucher Ballard entered the Navy 1 
Aug. 1831; and in Deo. 1836, while Midshipman of 
the Leveret 10, Lieut.-Commander Chas. Bosan- 
quet, assisted, after a chase of 800 miles, at the 
boarding and capture, within musket-shot distance 
of a Portuguese frigate and an 84-gun battery at 
Mozambique, of the Diogenes^ a slaver, mounting 
five 24-pounders, with a complement of 70 men. 
Passing his examination 5 Oct. 1837, he subse- 
quently served as Mate, in the Mediterranean and 
East Indies, of the Vanguard 80, Capt. Sir Thos. 
Fellowes, Confiance steam-vessel, Lieut.-Com- 
mander Edw. Stopford, and Cambkian 36, Capt. 
Henry Ducie Chads; from which latter ship he 
was promoted to an Additional-Lieutenancy, 20 Oct. 
1843, in the Cornwallis 72, flag-ship of Sir Wm. 
Parker. Since 26 June, 1844, Mr. Ballard has been 
serving, also in the East Indies, on board the Wol- 
verene 16, Capt. Wm. John Cavendish Clifford. 



BAMBEE. (LiEDT., 1837. f-p., 14; H-p., 7.; 

Charles Ross Bamber, born 10 June, 1812, is 
son of the late Commander Wm. Rich. Bamber, 
R.N., an officer of very distinguished merit, who 
died in Nov. 1843, after having faithfully served 
his country for 55 years, 28 of which had been 
passed in active employment, chiefly during the 
hottest part of the late wars."' 

This officer entered the Navy, in Jan. 1826, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Ganges 84, Capt. Patrick 
Campbell, with whom, after serving for nearly four 
years as Midshipman, off Lisbon and in the Medi- 
terranean, of the Spaktiate and Windsor Castle 
76's, Capts. Fred. Warren and Hon. Duncombe Pley- 
dell Bouverie, he returned to England in 1830 on 
board the Ocean 80. He then served for three 
years, on the Home station, in the Wellesley 72, 
Capt. Sam. Campbell Rowley, and Excellent gun- 
nery-ship, Capt. Thos. Hastings ; and in Nov. 1833, 
shortly after passing his examination, was appointed 
Mate of the Edinburgh 74, Capt. Jas. Rich. Daores, 
in the Mediterranean. In March, 1837, Mr. Bam- 
ber'had the misfortune to have his right ankle so 
crushed between two lower-deck guns, while super- 
intending the removal of one of them, as to render 
amputation of the leg unavoidable. He obtained 
his commission 1 Sept. following, and was after- 
wards appointed, 11 May, 1839, again to the Excel- 
lent, and, 11 May, 1841, to the Indus, 78, Capt. Sir 
Jas. Stirling, also stationed in the Mediterranean, 
whence, owing to a fall from a ladder, he was 
obliged to invalid, on 3 of the ensuing Nov. He 
has since been on half-pay. 

Lieut. Bamber is in receipt of a pension of 
45^. 12s. He married, 27 May, 1839, a daughter 
of TJ. Godfrey, Esq., of Woodlands, co. Surrey, by 
whom he has issue three children. 



* Commander Bamber served on shore at the siege of 
Leogane, St. Domingo, and at the reduction of Trinidad ; 
received the public thanks of Sir Andrew Mitchell for his 
exertions during the expedition to Holland in 1799 ; fought 
under Lord Nelson at Copenhagen ; and for tlie ability, zeal, 
and energy he subsequently displayed as Principal Transport 
Officer on the occasion of the return of Lord Cathcart's army 
from Hanover to England, was again publicly thanked both 
by that nobleman and the Transport Board. 

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BANCE— BANKS— BANNATYNE— BARCLAY. 



BANCE. (Commander, 184 1. f-p., 16; h-p., 28.) 
James Batmce entered the Navy, in May, 1803, as 
A.B., on board the Pkince of Orange 74, Capt. 
Chas. Cunningham, employed in watching the Dutch 
fleet in the Texel. In Sept. following he accom- 
panied the same officer, as Midshipman, into the 
Leopard 50, of which ship, oh Capt. Rich. Kag- 
gett assuming the command, as Flag-Captain to 
Rear-Admiral Billy Douglas, on the Downs sta- 
tion, he became, in Aug. 1806, Master's Mate. 
He next served with Capt. Raggett in the Leander 
and Africaine frigates, and with Sir Jas. Sauma- 
rez in the Victory 100, on the Halifax and Baltic 
stations ; received an acting order as Lieutenant of 
the Zebra sloop, Capt. Thos. Rich. Toker, 13 June, 
1808 ; and, on 9 Jan. 1809, was confirmed into the 
Mars 74, Capts. Wm. Lukin, John Surman Carden, 
and Henry Baper. After serving in the latter ship 
for four years on the Lisbon and Home stations, 
Lieut. Bance joined, 3 June, 1813, the Eridanhs 
36, Capt. Henry Prescott, with whom we find him 
cruising off the Western Islands until obliged to in- 
valid, in March, 1815. His next and last appoint- 
ment afloat was, 6 April, 1821, as First Lieutenant, 
to the Aurora 46, also commanded by Capt. Pres- 
cott, in which frigate he returned to England from 
South America, and was paid off in Feb. 1825. He 
attained the rank he now holds 23 Nov. 1841. Com- 
mander Bance is at present employed as Port-Cap- 
tain at Cape Town, (Jape of Good Hope. Agehts — 
Goode and Lawrence. 



BANKS. (Rkt. Capt., 1845. f-p., 15 ; h-p., 35.) 
John Banks, bom 2 March, 1786, in the parish of 
St. Austell, Cornwall, is first cousin of Commander 
Joseph Pearse, R.N., and of Kennet Banks, Esq., 
Master, B.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 8 June, 1797, as a 
Volunteer, on board the Europe, prison-ship at 
Plymouth, Lieut.-Commander Gardner; and, on 
removing to the Canada 74, bearing the broad 
pendant of Sir John Borlase Warren, was present 
at the defeat and capture of Commodore Bompart's 
squadron off the coast of Ireland, in Oct. 1798. 
After further serving, as Midshipman, on board the 
Superb 74, Capt. John Sutton, Immoktalitb 36, 
Capts. Hon. Henry Hotham and Edw. "W. C. R. 
Owen, and Maes 74, Capt. John Sutton, on the 
Mediterranean and Home stations, he became Act- 
ing-Lieutenant, 14 July, 1804, of the Colossus 74, 
Capt. Jas. NicoU Morris ; from which ship he was 
soon transferred, in a similar capacity, to the Hero 
74, Capt. Hon. Alan Hyde Gardner, the leader of 
the van in Sir Robt. Calder's action, 22 July, 1805. 
On 14 Sept. in the latter year Mr. Banks was ap- 
pointed Sub-Lieutenant of the Falcon 16, Capt. 
Geo. Sanders, with whom he continued to serve 
until promoted into La Resolue 36, as Flag-Lieute- 
nant to his old friend Rear-Admiral Sutton. Re- 
joining Capt. Hotham, in Jan. 1807, on board the 
Deflance 74, he continued to be employed under 
that officer, in the same ship, and the Northum- 
berland 74, for upwards of five years. During 
that period he assisted at the destruction of three 
French frigates under the batteries of Sable 
d'Olonne, 24 Feb. 1809, on which occasion the De- 
fiance, besides being much cut up in her masts 
and rigging, sustained a loss of 2 men killed and 25 
wounded; and, when First of the Northumber- 
land, he meritoriously contributed to the an- 
nihilation, 22 May, 1812, near L'Orient, of the 
40-gun frigates L*Arienne and L^ Andromaque^ and 
16-gun brig Mamalouck, whose united fire, conjointly 
with that of a galling battery, cost the British a 
loss of 5 men killed and 28 wounded.* For his con- 
duct on the latter occasion, Mr. Banks was pro- 
moted to the rank of Commander, by commission 
dated 29 May, 1812, exactly a week after the action. 
Unable to procure further employment, he accepted 
the rank of Retired Captain 4 Nov. 1845. When 
First of the Defiance and Senior Lieutenant on 
the coast of Spain, Capt. Banks was employed for 

* Vide Ga', 1812, p. 990. 



six weeks in equipping the Spanish men-of-war at 
Ferrol, preparatory to their removal for better secu- 
rity to Cadiz, and so great was the weakness and 
attenuation of frame produced by over-fatague 
during that period, that he was ultimately obliged 
to be landed at Plymouth, and placed under the 
care of the physician of the Channel fleet. On an- 
other occasion, while officer of the watch during 
the close blockade of a line-of-battle ship in the 
port of L'Orient, he received a frightful injury by 
the falling of a block from the main-top on his head, 
which divided the scalp and laid him prostrate on 
the deck. He was for six months in consequence 
on the sick list, but has never obtained the slightest 
compensation for his sufferings. 

Capt. Banks married, 10 March, 1815, Miss Eliza- 
beth Banks, of Bath, and by that lady has issue 
four children. Agents— Pettet and Newton. 



BANNATYNE. (Lieutenant, 1815. f-p., 13; 
H-p., 31.) 
John Bannatyne entered the Navy, 22 May, 
1803, as Ordinary, on board the Apollo 38, Capt. 
John Wm. Taylor Dixon, and after serving as Mid- 
shipman and Master's Mate in the Prince George 
98, Capts. Joseph Sydney Yorke and Geo. Losack, 
on the Channel and West India stations, was, in 
Sept. 1806, transferred, in the latter capacity, to 
the Volontatre 38, Capts. Chas. Bullen, Joseph 
Nourse, and Hon. Geo. Granville Waldegrave. Sub- 
sequently to the reduction of the island of Pomegue, 
we find him, on the night of 31 Oct. 1809, assisting, 
in the boats of the latter frigate and of a squadron 
under Lieut. John Tailour, at the capture and de- 
struction, after a desperate struggle, and a loss to 
the British of 15 men killed and 55 wounded, of the 
armed store-ship Lamproie, of 16 guns and 116 
men, bombards Victoire and Grondeur, and armed 
xebec Narmande, with a convoy of merchantmen, 
defended by numerous strong batteries in the Bay 
of Rosas.* He was subsequently engaged in active 
co-operation with the patriots on the north coast of 
Spain ; and, on 26 Dec. 1811, was again employed 
in the boats at the capture of the Decide privateer, 
of 2 guns.t Removing, in Sept. 1813, to the Cale- 
donia 120, bearuig the flag of Sir Edw. Pellew, Mr. 
Banks, on 5 Nov. following, shared in a partial ac- 
tion with the French fleet off Toulon ; after which 
he joined the Prince Frederick, at Plymouth, and 
on 8 Feb. 181.5, was promoted to a Lieutenancy in 
the Cadmus 10, Capt. John Gedge, employed in the 
North Sea. He was placed on half-pay 27 Oct. fol- 
lowing, and has not since been afloat. Agents — 
Messrs. Chard. 



BARCLAY. (Lieut., 1823. f-p., 33 ; h-p., 6.) 

Andrew Barclay, born 28 Jan. 1793, is second 
son of Jas. Barclay, Esq., and belongs to an ancient 
and respectable family, settled at Huntley, co. 
Aberdeen. 

This officer (in the early part of his career a 
proteye of the late Duchess of Gordon and of 
Admiral Sir Geo. Hope, entered the Navy in 
April, 1808, on board the Namur 74, and first 
went to sea, in April, 1809, as Midshipman of 
the Victory 100, Capt. Geo. Hope, bearing 
the flag in the Baltic of Sir Jas. Saumarez. He 
continued to serve on that station for 20 months in 
the "Stately 64, bearing tlie flag of Rear-Admiral 
Thos, Bertie, and Africa 64, Capt. Geo. Fred. 
Ryves, for the protection of the trade passing 
through the Great Belt and Sound, and while so 
engaged was perpetually in collision with the ene- 
my's gun-boats and batteries. On one occasion, 
while returning home as prize-master of a vessel 
captured by the Africa, he was taken by a Danish 
gun-boat, between the islands of Langeland and 
Laland, but on the same night was fortunately 
rescued by the boats of the St. George 98. In Dec. 
1810, he rejoined the Stately, then commanded 
by Capt. Edw. Stirling Dickson, and, during tlie 



* fi'rfoGai. 1609, p. 1908. 



t V. Gaz. 1612, p. i67. 



BARCLAY— BARKER. 



45 



next year and a half, shared, part of the time in 
charge of a flat-bottomed boat, in all the arduous 
operations at the defence of Cadiz, Tarifa, and Ma- 
laga — assisted in escorting the troops under Sir 
Thos. Graham from Cadiz to Algesiras, and in con- 
veying away the wounded, amongst whom was the 
French General Kufin, after the battle of Barossa — 
was also repeatedly opposed to the heavy fire of the 
numerous French batteries along the coast, a shot 
from one of which, on 22 March, 1811, struck the 
boat he was in and ultimately caused it to sink — 
and, under the immediate orders of Capt. Geo. 
Cockburn, thrice commanded the Statelt's yawl 
in action with the enemy^s privateers. On 18 Aug. 
1812, Mr. Barclay became Master's Mate of the Su- 
perb 74, Capt. Hon. Chas. Paget, stationed in the 
Channel, whence, after contributing to the capture 
of several American vessels of great value, one of 
which, the Star of New York, he brought into port, 
he visited the coast of Africa, the West Indies, and 
South America. "While afterwards on the shores of 
North America, he was in active employment against 
New York, New London, and New Bedford; and 
waa also present at the attack upon "Wareham, on 
which occasion he commanded the rocket-boat, set 
fire to a large cotton-factory, and aided in destroy- 
ing between 30 and 40 sail of shipping. On her 
return home, in March, 1815, the Supekb received 
the flag of Rear-Admiral Hon. Sir Henry Hotham, 
and during the "hundred days" was engaged in 
affording assistance to the Royalists in La Vendee. 
Mr. Barclay, soon after the surrender of Napoleon 
Buonaparte, had the honour of assisting the unfor- 
tunate Emperor up the side of the ship when pro- 
ceeding to breakfast with the Commander-in-Chief. 
On 27 Aug. 1816, being still in the Superb, he took 
part, under Capt. Chas. Ekins, in the battle of Al- 
giers. On that memorable day he had charge of 
the seven foremost guns 9n the lower deck — twice 
commanded the launch, once for the purpose of 
throwing rockets to destroy the enemy's fleet, and, 
again, to assist in extricating the Queen Char- 
lotte from the course of a blazing frigate, then 
drifting out of the harbour — was the bearer, with 
the jolly-boat under his orders, of a communication 
from the Commander-in-Chief to Kear-Admiral 
Milne — and proved of further utility by his great 
exertions in removing the Superb out of reach of 
gun-shot to a place of safety. For his zeal, energy, 
and exemplary conduct throughout the whole of 
the proceedings he received the high and deserved 
encomiums of his Captain, and of Lieut. Joseph 
Soady, who had succeeded to the command on the 
latter and the First Lieutenant being placed hors de 
combat ; yet, although he had passed his examination 
16 months previously, he was unable, until after a 
lapse of nearly seven years, to procure his commis- 
sion. On quitting the Superb, Mr. Barclay, in 
Sept. 1818, joined the Vengeub 74, Capt. Fred. 
Lewis Maitland, in which ship we find him accom- 
panying Viscount Beresford from South America to 
Lisbon, and the King of the Two Sicilies from 
Naples to Leghorn. In April, 1820, he became 
Admiralty Midshipman of the RocHroKT 80, flag- 
ship of Sir Graham Moore, in the Mediterranean ; 
and, on his return home in the spring of 1821, at 
the instance of his friend the Hon. Capt. Paget, 
joined that ofiicer in the Apollo yacht, and, on sub- 
sequently following him into the Rotal George 
yacht, attended George IV. to Scotland in the sum- 
mer of 1822. He was at length advanced to his pre- 
sent rank, 6 Sept. 1823 ; and since 5 April, 1829, has 
been in the Coast Guard. 

He married, 26 March, 1826, Miss Anne Dance, 
and has issue two sons and six daughters. 



BARCLAY. (Eetiked Commander, 1838. f-p., 
18 ; H-P., 32.) 
John Barclay entered the Navy, 1 May, 1797, 
on board the Mastiff, Lieut.-Commander John 
Black. In Feb. 1798, he became Midshipman of 
the Repulse 64, Capt. Jas. Alms, and, after an in- 
termediate servitude in the Mediterranean, was on 



board that ship when lost off Ushant, 10 March, 
1800. During the next five years we find him suc- 
cessively serving in the Arethusa 38, Capt. Thos. 
Wolley, Cakysfoet 28, Capt. Adam Drummond, 
Hydra 38, Capt. Geo. Mundy, and Victory 100, 
bearing the flag of Lord Nelson, whom he accom- 
panied to the "West Indies and back in pursuit of 
the combined squadrons of France and Spain. On 
1 Aug. 1803, Mr. Barclay appears to have in part 
commanded the boats of the Hydra at the capture 
of the French armed lugger Le Favori, of 4 car- 
riage-guns, hauled close to the beach about two 
miles to the westward^ of the river Toucques, near 
Havre de Grace, and defended by a constant fire 
of musketry from a body of troops, and also from 
the crew of the vessel, who had landed and posted 
themselves behind some sand-banks. On his even- 
tual return, in the Victory, from the West Indies, 
he was appointed Acting-Lieutenant of the Bri- 
tannia 100, bearing the flag of Lord Northesk, to 
which ship, after participating in the battle of Tra^ 
falgar, he was confirmed by commission dated 20 
Nov. 1805. His subsequent appointments, we find, 
were — 9 June, 1806, to the Latona 38, Capt. Jas. 
Atholl Wood, under whom he served at the reduc- 
tion of Curafoa, and the blockade of the Danish 
West India islands in 1807 — 16 Oct. in the latter 
year, to the Thais, Capt. Ferrieres, chiefly em- 
ployed at the Cape of Good Hope — 17 June, 1809, 
to the FiSGARD 38, Capts. Sir Wm. Bolton and Fras. 
Mason, in which frigate he accompanied the expe- 
dition to Flushing, assisted in bringing off the rear- 
guard of the British army at the subsequent evacu- 
ation of the Walcheren, and was otherwise actively 
employed — and, 2 June, 1813, to the President 46, 
Capts. Fras. Mason and Archibald Duff, under 
whom he witnessed the storming of San Sebastian, 
and served off the coasts of Ireland and Scotland, for 
the purpose of affording them protection against 
the American cruisers. Having been on half-pay 
since 4 Sept. 1815, he at length accepted the rank 
he now holds, 12 May, 1838. 

Commander Barclay married, in April, 1843, Ca- 
roline, daughter of the late Hon. Mr. Justice Rooke. 



BARCLAY. (Lieut., 1814. f-p., 9 ; h-p., 32.) 

Robert Barclay was born, 13 Sept. 1793, at 
Tain, co. Ross, N.B. 

This officer entered the Navy, 24 Oct. 1806, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol,, on board the Narcissus 32, Capt. 
Chas. Malcolm, with whom he continued to serve, 
in the same frigate and the Ruin 38, until 26 Nov. 
1813. He assisted, while in the former ship, at the 
capture, 18 Aug. 1807, of the Spanish schooner 
Cantela, pierced for 12 guns, and also at the reduc- 
tion of the Saintes in 1809 ; and, on his removal to 
the Rhin, he contributed to the capture of four 
privateers, carrying in the whole 58 guns and 310 
men ; was actively employed in co-operation with 
the patriots on the north coast of Spain ; and was 
twice wounded while serving in the boats as Mas- 
ter's Mate. On leaving the Rhin he became Act- 
ing-Lieutenant of the Emulous 12, Capts. Wm. 
M'Kenzie Godfrey, John Gore, and Thos. Wren 
Carter, on the Jamaica station ; whence, having 
been confirmed by commission dated 14 Dec. 1814, 
he returned home, in Sept. 1815, on board the 
Wolverene 18, Capt. Geo. Guy Burton. Unable 
to procure further employment, he has since been 
on half-pay. 

He married, 18 Sept. 1836, the only daughter of 
the late T. B. Matthews, Esq., of Rochester, and 
by that lady, who died in 1839, had issue two sons 
and two daughters. 



BARKER. (Commander, 1845.) 

Charles Barker entered the Navy 22 Deo. 
1826; passed his examination in 1833; and ob- 
tained his commission 28 June, 1838. His after- 
appointments were — in the course of 1839, to 
the Inconstant 36 and Snake 16, Capts. Dan. 
Pring and John Baker Porter Hay, on the North 
America and West India station — 31 Oct. 1840, to 



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BARKER. 



the MoNAKCH 84, Capt. Sam. Chambers, in the 
Mediterranean— and, 24 Sept. 1844, as First Lieu- 
tenant, to the Firebrand steam-frigate, Capts. 
Armar Lowry Corry and Jas. Hope, employed on 
the south-east coast of America. He acquired his 
present rank 18 Not. 1845. Agent — Joseph 
"Woodhead. 



BAEKEE. (Vice-Admiral of the Bed, 1840. 
F-P., 27 ; H-P., 49.) 

George Barker entered the Navy, 1 June, 1771, 
as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Barfleur, Capt. Mil- 
banke, bearing the flag at Portsmouth of Sir Thos. 
Pye ; removed in 1777 to the Resolution, Capt. 
Sir Chaloner Ogle, stationed off the coast of Por- 
tugal ; served subsequently, in the Channel and 
West Indies, as Midshipman of the Vengeance, 
Capts. Mich. Clements and Hon. Fred. Maitland, 
Preston, Capt. "Wm. Truscott, and Montagu, 
Capt. John Houlton; and, on 19 March, 1782, was 
promoted to a Lieutenancy in the Dromedary, 
flag-ship in the" Downs of Vice-Admiral "Wm. 
Drake. After an interval of seven years, he next, 
between June, 1790, and the date of his promotion 
to the rank of Commander, 19 Dec. 1796, served, 
on the Newfoundland, Mediterranean, West India, 
and Home stations, in the Pegasus 28, Capts. Her- 
bert Sawyer and Wm. Domett, and St. Albans 64, 
and PoMPEE 74, both commanded by Capt. Jas. 
Vashon. He then joined the Incendiary 14, in 
which vessel he assisted at the destruction of the 
French store-ship Sw^^'em, off TJshant, 8 Jan. 1797 ; 
and, on 8 June, 1799, was confirmed in the com- 
mand of the Barfleur 98, bearing the flag in the 
Mediterranean of Lord Keith, whom he presently 
accompanied into the Queen Charlotte 100. He 
left the latter ship, however, on 14 July in the 
same year ; and was subsequently appointed — 21 
Feb. 1821, to the Severn 44, on the West India 
station, whence he returned in Jan. 1803 — and, 
19 Feb. 1806, to the Impress service at Bristol, 
which he continued to regulate until 18 July, 1810. 
He has since been on half-pay. His advancement 
to the rank of Rear-Admiral took place 6 June, 
1825 ; and to that of Vice-Admiral 12 Nov. 1840. 

He married, 8 Jan. 1833, Mary Ann, daughter of 
J. Himter, Esq., of Compton Terrace, Islington. 
Agents — Messrs. Stilwell. 



BAEKEE. (Lieut., 1814. f-p., 16 ; h-p., 26.) 

George Barker was born 9 Sept. 1789. He had 
a brother who died a Midshipman in the service. 

This officer entered the Navy, 26 July, 1805, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Orion 74, Capt. Edw. 
Codrington. After participating in the battle of 
Trafalgar, he removed, as Midshipman, to the 
TiGRB 80, Capt. Benj. Hallowell, and while under 
that ofiicer, in 1807, witnessed the surrender of 
Alexandria, and was much employed on the Nile 
and the lakes of Lower Egypt. Rejoining Capt. Cod- 
rington, in Aug. 1809, on board the Blake 74, he 
accompanied the expedition to the Walcheren, and 
served on shore with the army during the opera- 
tions against Flushing ; subsequently to which we 
find him actively employed on the coast of Spain, 
where he assisted at the defence of Tarragona, and 
for his conduct in a breaching battery was awarded 
the rank of Acting-Lieutenant. He was ultimately, 
after serving for some months, in South America, 
on board the Isis 50, confirmed to a Lieutenancy, 
23 July, 1814, in the Port Mahon 18, Capt. Fred. 
Wm. Burgoyne. From 10 June, 1815, until paid 
off, 9 Sept. 1818, Mr. Barker was next employed in 
the Cherub and Wasp sloops, Capts. Thos. Tudor 
Tucker and Wm. Wolrige, on the Home and Medi- 
terranean stations. His next appointment was, on 
4 Sept. 1822, to the Cherokee 10, Capt. Wm. 
Keats, off the coast of Scotland. He has not since 
1826 been afloat. 



BAEKEE. (Lieut., 1802. f-p., 21 ; h-p., 31.) 
John Barker is brother of Lieut. Wm. C. 
Barker, R.N. . ,^ . ,.,„- 

This officer entered the Navy, in March, 1795, as 
Fst-cl Vol., on board the Alcmene 32, Capt. Wm. 
Brown, stationed in the North Sea; and on remov- 
ing, as Midshipman, to the Saliseuri- 50, Capt. 
Wm. Mitchell, was wrecked, on Isle la Vache, 
St. Domingo, 13 May, 1796. From Nov. in the 
latter year, until promoted to the rank of Lieu- 
tenant, 29 April, 1802, he next served, on the West 
India and Home stations, in the Queen 98, flag-ship 
of Sir Hyde Parker, Renommee 44, Capts. Robt. 
EoUes and Wm. Sanderson, and Excellent 74, 
Capt. Hon. Robt. Stopford ; and during that pe- 
riod, independently of other captures, assisted in 
making prize, 10 Oct. 1799, of L'Arethuse, national 
corvette, of 18 guns. His subsequent appointments 
afloat appear to have been— 7 July, 1802, to the 
Hornet sloop, Capts. Robt. Tucker, Peter Hunt, 
and John Lawrence— and, 23 April, 1804, to the 
command of the Grenada brig, both on the Lee- 
ward Islands station. While in the latter vessel, 
which he left in April, 1808, Mr. Barker effected 
the capture, at various periods, of L'Intrynde, La 
Petite Aricere, La Princesse Marat, La Desiree, and 
Le Tigre privateers, carrying altogether 14 guns 
and 199 men.* From Oct. 1808, until Dee. 1815, he 
was next employed, also in the West Indies, as Re- 
sident-Agent for transports and prisoners of war. 
He has since been on half-pay. 

BARKER. (Lieut., 1809. f-p., 14 ; h-p., 32.) 
Robert Barker was born 20 June, 1788. 
This officer entered the Navy, 1 Aug. 1801, as 
L.M., on board the Dreadnought 98, Capt. jas. 
Vashon, employed off Cadiz and in the Mediter- 
ranean. From Feb. 1803 (previously to which pe- 
riod he had further served for a few months in the 
Dryad 36, Capt. Robt. WilUams), until Jan. 1810, 
he appears to have been employed, chiefly in the 
East Indies, as Midshipman, Master's Mate, and 
Lieutenant (commission dated 17 Oct. 1809), on 
board the Rdssel 74, Capts. R. Williams, Wm. 
Warden, and Thos. Gordon Caulfeild, flag-ship for 
some time of Vice-Admiral Wm. O'Brien Drury. 
He then joined the Piedmontaise 38, Capts. Chas. 
Foote, Chas. Rayley, and Henry Folkes Edgell ; 
and while in that frigate assisted at the reduction, 
in Aug. 1810, of the Dutch Spice Islands. His next 
appointments were — 23 Dec. 1812, to the Despatch 
18, Capt. Jas. Galloway, of which sloop, stationed 
off the coast of North America, he held for nearly 
two months the acting-command — and, 11 April, 
1815, to the Superb 74, flag-ship of Hon, Sir Henry 
Hotham on the coast of France, where he co- 
operated Avith the Royalists in La Vendee, and was 
present at the surrender of Buonaparte. He has 
since been unemployed. 

Lieut. Barker married, 14 March, 1821, Martha, 
daughter of Chas. Hamilton, Esq., by whom he has 
issue six children. Agents — Messrs. Chard. 



of( 



He married, 9 Sept. 1826, Judith Maria, daughter 
Chas. Palmer, Esq., of Coleshill. 



BARKER. (Lieut., 1802. f-p., 23; h-p., 29.) 

William Collins Barker, born 20 July, 1779, 
is brother of Lieut. John Barker, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 6 March, 1795, as 
L.M., on board the Alcmene 32, Capt. Wm. Brown, 
attached to the fleet in the North Sea. On 13 May, 
1796, having been transferred as Midshipman to 
the Salisbury 50, Capt. Wm. Mitchell, he was 
wrecked, on Isle la Vache, St. Domingo ; but he 
continued to serve, on the Jamaica station, until 
Oct. 1800, in the Queen 98, flag-ship of Sir Hyde 
Parker, and during that period was much employed 
in the boats, and was twice wounded. On his sub- 
sequent removal to the Wasp 16, Capt. Chas. Bul- 
len, we find Mr. Barker landing, as Acting-Master 

* ha Princesse Murat was superior in force to the Grenada, 
and did not surrender until after a long and obstinate en- 
gagement, in which both combatants were much crippled. 
Tlie enemy lost three men killed, and seven wounded. The 
British had their Master severely, and a boy mortally, 
wounded. Ttde Gaz. 1806, p. 610. 



BARLOW— BARNARD. 



47 



of that vessel, and effecting the destruction of a 
native town in Cape Bay, Sierra Leone, where 
1000 of the enemy were killed and 3000 wounded. 
Shortly after the latter event, which took place in 
Dec. 1801, ho obtained an order to act as Lieu- 
tenant of the Wasp, and, on 25 March, 1802, he 
was confirmed in that rank by the Admiralty. The 
Wasp being paid off in the following August, Mr. 
Barker was next, from 25 May, 1803, to 16 April, 
1806, employed on the river Thames, under the 
orders oi Capt. Richbell, in raising seamen for the 
service. He then, for 10 years, commanded the 
Entekpkize, receiving-ship off the Tower; and, 
on 12 Feb. 1814, when the late Custom-house was 
consumed by fire, he proved the great instrument, 
through his own exertions and those of his ship's 
company (as appears by the ' Times ' newspaper of 
17 of that month, and the Wharfingers' Memorial 
to the Admiralty of 12 April following), of saving 
from otherwise inevitable destruction the ware- 
houses belonging to the Crown on Brewer and 
Galley Quaj^s, &c., and the vast amount of property 
there deposited. For a few months in 1817, at the 
request of the Secretary of State for the Homo 
Department, he afterwards held charge of the 
Bataviek, lying at Blaokwall, for the superintend- 
ence of foreign seamen. He next, from 4 May, 
1818, until 6 July, 1821, commanded the Perseds 
receiving-ship at Deptford ; but was then super- 
seded bjy Capt. Jas. Couch, with whom however 
he continued to serve until the following Sept. 
He has since been on half-pay. 

Lieut. Barker married In Nov. 1803, and has 
issue five children. 



BARLOW, C.B., K.S.F. (Captain, 1841. f-p., 
22 ; H-P., 13.) 

Chables Anstkuthek Barlow, born 5 Feb. 
1800, is second surviving son of Sir Geo. Hilaro 
Barlow, Bart., G.C.B., Governor of Fort St. George, 
Madras, and late Governor-General of India, by 
Elizabeth, daughter of Burton Smith, Esq., of the 
CO. Westmeath ; nephew of Admiral Sir Robt. Bar- 
low, G.C.B., the gallant captor of L Afrkaine, who 
died 11 May, 1843; first cousin both of the Dow- 
ager Viscountess Torrington and of the Countess 
Nelson, widow of the first Earl ; and a near rela- 
tive of Rear-Admiral Sam. Butcher. 

This officer entered the Navy, 14 Nov. 1812, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Victorious 74, Capt. 
John Talbot, on the ; North America station, 
where he attained the rating of Midshipman, 10 
Dec. 1813. Between Sept. 1814, and March, 1822, 
he served in succession on the Home and Mediter- 
ranean stations, on board the MjEANder 42, Capt. 
John Bastard, Qceen Charlotte 100, flag-ship of 
Lord Exmouth, under whom he took part in the 
battle of Algiers, Rochfobt 74, Capt. Sir Archibald 
CoUingwood Dickson, and Revoldtionnaire 46, 
Capt. Hon. Fleetwood B. R. Pellew, in the boats 
of which frigate he contributed, as Mate, to the 
capture of two piratical gun-vessels, off Zante, 18 
May, 1821. He obtained a Lieutenancy, 1 July, 
1822, in the Despatch 18, Capt. Wm. Clarke Jer- 
voise, on the Mediterranean station ; and was after- 
wards appointed— 6 Dec. 1822, to the Prince Re- 
gent 120, flag-ship at Chatham of Sir Benj. Hallo- 
well— 20 Feb. 1826, to the Forte 44, Capt. Jere- 
miah Coghlan, on the coast of South America — 25 
Feb. 1831, to the St. Vincent 120, bearing the flag 
of Hon. Sir Henry Hotham in the Mediterranean — 
25 Jan. 1834, as Senior, to the Malabar 74, Capt. 
Henry Shovell Marsham, on the same station — and, 
15 Deo. following, to the Royalist 10. The latter 
vessel he commanded off the north coast of Spain 
from the siege of Bilboa, in June, 1835, imtil 
shortly after the receipt of his second promotal 
commission, 10 Jan. 1837, and for his exertions 
during that period was presented, 23 Dec. 1839, 
with the Order of the First Class of San Fernando. 
Assuming command, 2 Dec. 1839, of the Nimrod 
20, Capt. Barlow sailed for the East Indies, and 
ultimately enacted a very prominent part in the 



operations on the coast of China. On 13 March, 
1841, we find him obtaining oflicial mention for liis 
voluntary and efficient support of Capt. Thos. Her- 
bert at the capture of several rafts, and of the last 
fort protecting the approaches to Canton — next 
rendering himself conspicuous by his zeal in com- 
mand of the first division of boats employed at the 
proximate capture of that city — and, during the 
hostilities of the ensuing May, heading the second 
naval battalion, and obtaining the official recom- 
mendation of Sir Hugh Gough for the able assist- 
ance afforded by him to Capt. Bourchier, who com- 
manded the naval brigade."' On the occasion of 
the final conquest of Canton, Capt. Barlow, whose 
Post-commission bears date 8 June, 1841, was 
made the bearer, by Sir Le Fleming Senhouse, of 
the despatches announcing that event to the Com- 
mander-in-Chief, Sir Gordon Bremer, also to the 
Governor-General of India at Calcutta,! and thence 
overland to England. He was made a C.B. on 14 
Oct. in the same year, and has since been unem- 
ployed. Agents — Messrs. Ommanney. 

BARNARD. (Captain, 1817. f-p., 24; HP., 
26.) 
Edward Barnard entered the Navy, 12 May, 

1797, as A.B., on board the Sirids 36, Capts. Rich. 
King and Wm. Prowse, and attained the rating of 
Midshipman in August following. On 24 Oct. 

1798, when off the Texel, he aided in capturing the 
two Dutch frigates Waakzaamfi£idy of 26, and Furie, 
of 36 guns, with French troops, arms, and ammuni- 
tion on board, destined for the use of the disaffected 
in Ireland — the latter vessel after a running fight of 
half an hour. He further assisted, on 28 Jan. 1801, 
in taking the French 36-gun frigate D^daigneuse^ off 
Cape Finisterre, after a chase of two days ; and, on 
the return of hostilities, was very actively engaged 
on the coast of France. On 9 Maj^, 1805, Mr. Bar- 
nard, who had passed his examination in Dec. 1803, 
rejoined Capt. King, as Acting-Lieutenant, in the 
AoHiLLE 74, one of Lord CoUingwood's blockading 
squadron before Cadiz. At the close of the battle 
of Trafalgar, in which he had the fortune to parti- 
cipate, we find him taking possession of the French 
74-gun ship Berwick, in which he remained until 
wrecked in the six days' gale that ensued. His 
appointment to the Achille being confirmed 7 Jan. 
1806, he continued to serve in that ship under 
Sir Rich. King for an additional period of five 
years, and was consequently present with Sir Sam. 
Hood's squadron at the pursuit and capture, 25 
Sept. 1806, of the four French frigates from Roche- 
forte, besides contributing to the bombardment of 
Flushing in Aug. 1809, and sharing for 10 months 
in the arduous boat-service at the defence of Cadiz 
in 1810. From Feb. 1811, until April, 1812, he was 
next, under the same Captain, attached to the San 
Josef 110, flag-ship in the Mediterranean and Chan- 
nel of Sir Chas. Cotton ; and on the former assum- 
ing, as Rear-Admiral, a command off Toulon, with 
his flag in the San Josef, became, in April, 1818, 
his Signal-Lieutenant, in which capacity he bore a 
part in the attacks on the French fleet of 5 Nov. 
1813, and 13 Feb. 1814. On the death of Capt. Wm. 
Stewart, the Flag-Captain, during the San Josef's 
passage home in July of the latter year, Lieut. Bar- 
nard was invested with the command in his stead, 
and on his arrival in England was officially promoted 
10 Aug. following. His next appointment was, 17 
Dec. 1816, to the Bacchds 18, on the East India 
station, where he was posted by the Commander- 
in-Chief, his friend Sir Rich. King, into the Con- 
way, of 26 guns, 4 July, 1817. From that period 
until 20 Jan. 1820, we find him employed in pro- 
tecting the trade in the Persian Gulf, and in sup- 
pressing the slave-traffic in the Isle of France. 
Capt. Barnard's subsequent appointments appear 
to have been — 15 Aug. 1833, to the Ocean 80, flag- 
ship of his patron Sir R. King, at Sheerness, where 
he remained until the death of that gallant officer 
in Sept. 1834—25 Jan. 1839, to the Hercules 74, in 

* Fide Gaz. 1841, pp. 1503, 1505, 8496, 2500, 2506. 
f f. Gaz. 1841, p. 2510. 



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BARNARD— BARNES. 



■which he conveyed troops from the 'West Indies to 
North America, and afterwards to Lisbon — and, 31 
Jan. 1840, to the Cambkidge 78, part of the force 
subsec[uently employed during the operations on 
the coast of Syria, and the blockade of Alexandria. 
He paid the Cambridge off 26 Jan. 1843, and ac- 
cepted the Retirement 1 Oct. 1846. 

Capt. Barnard married, in Aug. 1811, Miss Mary 
Parkin, and by that lady has, with four daughters, 
five sons, of whom four are in the service of their 
country; viz. — Frederick Lamport and Edward 
King, Lieutenants, E.N. — John James, a Midship- 
man — and Charles Loudon, Second Lieutenant, R.M. 
Agents — Messrs. StilweU. 



BARNARD. (Liectenant, 1841.) 

Edward Barnard entered the Navy 1 Aug. 
1822 ; passed his examination 26 Jan. 1829 ; and 
obtained his commission 23 Nov. 1841. He has 
been for several years employed in the Coast 
Guard. 



BARNARD. (Lieot., 1841. f-p., 19 ; h-p., 0.) 
Edward King Barnard, bom 1 July, 1815, is 
son of Capt. Edw. Barnard, E.N. 

This officer entered the Royal Naval College in 
Aug. 1828 ; and embarked, 17 Dec. 1829, as Mid- 
shipman, on board the Britomart 10, Capt. John- 
son, on the Home station. During the four follow- 
ing years he served, in the Mediterranean, on board 
the Pavorite 18, Capt. Joseph Harrison, Pelican 
18, Capt. Joseph Gape, Britannia 120, flag-ship of 
Sir Pulteney Malcolm, and, we believe, the Scylla 
16. He then, on joining the Ocean 80, commanded 
by his father as flag-ship at the Nore of Sir Rich. 
King, passed his examination, and for another pe- 
riod of four years was employed in the East In(fies 
on board the "Winchester 52, bearing the flag of 
Hon. Sir Thos. Bladen Capel. At length Mr. Bar- 
nard, after a further attachment to the Eotal 
Adelaide 104, flag-ship at Plymouth of Lord Ame- 
lius Beauclerk, Gorgon steam-frigate, commanded 
during the Carlist warfare in Spain by Capt. Sidney 
Colpoys Dacres, and "Wizard 10, Lieut.-Commander 
Thos. Fred. Birch, employed in suppressing the 
African slave-trade, obtained a commission, dated 
23 Nov. 1841 ; since which period his appointments 
have been — 8 June, 1842, to the Excellent gun- 
nery-ship at Portsmouth, Capt. Sir Thos. Hastings — 
an^ 27 May, 1843, to the Virago steam-sloop, 
Capts. George Graham Otway and John Lunn, 
now in the Mediterranean. Agents — Messrs. Stil- 
weU. 



in which frigate he is still serving. Agents- 
Messrs. Stilwell. 



BARNARD. (Lieut., 1840. f-p., 20 ; h-p., 0.) 
Fbedekick Lamport Barnard, bom 20 Feb. 
1813, is son of Capt. Edw. Barnard, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 3 June, 1827, as 
Fst.-cl. "Vol., on board the Eevenge 76, Capt. Nor- 
borne Thompson, employed on the Home station. 
In the autumn of 1828, after a further attachment 
totheCHALLENGER 28, Capt. AdolphusFitz Clarence, 
and "Windsor Castle 74, Capt. Hon. Duncombe 
Pleydell Bouverie, he became Midshipman of the 
Jasehr 18, Capt. John Lyons, and in that sloop, 
and the Badger 10, served for five years at the 
Cape of Good Hope. Passing his examination 26 
June, 1833, he next, from May, 1834, until promoted 
to the rank of Lieutenant, 26 Oct. 1840, officiated as 
Mate in succession of the Hastings 74, flag-ship of 
Sir Wm. Hall Gage on the Lisbon station, Incon- 
stant 36, Capt. Dan. Pring, employed in the con- 
veyance of troops to North America and the "West 
Indies, "Winchester 50, flag-ship on the latter star 
tion of Sir Thos. Harvey, and Vestal 26, Capt. 
Thos. "Wren Carter. His appointments have since 
been— 4 Nov. 1840, to the Excellent gunnery- 
ship at Portsmouth, Capt. Sir Thos. Hastings— 21 
April, 1842, to the Cleopatra 26, Capt. Christ. 
"Wyvill, at the Cape of Good Hope— 8 July, 1845, to 
the THnNDERBOLTsteam-sloop, Capt. Geo. Nathaniel 
Broke, on the North America and "West India sta^ 
tion— and, 27 Feb. 1846, again to the Cleopatra, 



BARNARD. (Retired Commander, 1840. f-p., 
12 ; H-P., 45.) 
George Barnard entered the Koyal Naval Aca- 
demy 15 April, 1790 ; and embarked, 25 Oct. 1793, 
as A.B., on board the Swiftsdre 74, Capt. Chas. 
Boyles, flag-ship on the Irish station of Bear-Ad- 
miral Rich. Kingsmill, in which he attained the 
rating of Midshipman 1 Nov. following. In Feb. 
1795, he joined the Victort 100, bearing the flags 
in succession of Lord Hood, Bear-Admiral Eobt. 
Mann (under whom he was present in Hotham's 
action of 13 July, 1795), Vice-Admiral Eobt. Linzee, 
and Sir John Jervis. Between 16 Jan. 1796, and 
the date of his promotion to the rank of Lieutenant, 
29 May, 1797, he next served, on the Mediterranean 
and Channel stations, in the Comet fire-ship, Capt. 
Edw. Hamilton, Lowestofte ■. frigate, Capt. Eobt. 
Plampin, Triton 32, Capt. John Gore (in which 
vessel he assisted at the capture, in Feb. 1797, of 
three privateers, carrying in the whole 42 guns and 
314 men), and Eoyal George 100, flag-ship of Lord 
Bridport. Mr. Barnard, who then joined the Stlph 
sloop, Capt. John Chambers "White, contributed, in 
the course of the same year, to the destruction of 
La Calliope, French frigate, of 36 guns, the capture 
of several convoys, and the annihilation of Le Petit 
Diable cutter, of 18 guns and 100 men, on the coast 
of France. During the rest of the war we find him 
serving, in the Channel, on board the Spy sloop, 
Capt. "Wm. Grosvenor, Mars 74, flag-ship of Hon. 
Geo. Cranfield Berkeley, and Naiad 38, Capts. 
Wm. Pierrepont and "Wm. Henry Eicketta. "With 
the exception of a few months passed in 1804 in 
the Sea Fencibles, he has not been since employed. 
His acceptance of the rank he now holds took place 
9 March, 1840. 



BARNARD. (Lieut., 1815. f-p., 11 ; h-p., 32.) 
"William Barnard entered the Navy, 5 May, 
1804, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Kingfisher 18, 
Capts. Eich. Wm. Crabb, Nathaniel Day Cochrane, 
Hon. Geo. Fras. Seymour, Wm. Hepenstall, and 
Ewell Tritton, under whom he successively served, 
the greater part of the time as Midshipman and 
Master's Mate, for upwards of nine years. He 
assisted during that period at the capture of U Eli- 
zabeth privateer, of 14 guns and 102 men, and was 
also present in the action off St. Domingo — with the 
despatches relative to the result of which the King- 
fisher was sent home. After serving for some 
years in the Mediterranean, he became attached 
for short periods, as Supernumerary-Midshipman, 
to the Trident 64, flag-ship of Eear- Admiral John 
Laugharne, Redwing 18, Capt. Sir John Gordon 
Sinclair, and Prince 98, Capt. Geo. Fowke. During 
the year preceding his promotion, which took place 
14 Feb. 1815, he appears to have been employed in 
the Ceessy 74, Capt. Chas. Dashwood, Rosamond 
20, Capts. Donald Campbell and Edw. Stopford, 
and Slaney 20, Capt. Geo. Eose Sartorius ; and in 
the second named of those vessels to have made a 
voyage to Hudson's Bay. He has since been on 
half-pay. 



BARNES. (Lieut., 1813. f-p., 20 ; h-p., 25.) 

John Barnes (a) entered the Navy, in Oct. 1802, 
as a Volunteer, on board the Hunter 18, Capt. 
Sam. Hood Inglefield. Proceeding in 1803 to the 
West Indies with the despatches announcing the 
declaration of war with France, he there assisted in 
capturing many of the enemy's privateers and mer- 
chantmen. In March, 1807, he became Midshipman 
of the Goliath 74, Capt. Peter Puget, and after 
sharing, vre believe, in the expedition to Copen- 
hagen, removed to the Leviathan 74, Capt. John 
Harvey, under whom, on 25 Oct. 1809, he witnessed 
the destruction, by a squadron under Eear-Admiral 
Geo. Martin, of the French line-of-battle ships Bo- 
buste and Lion, off Frontignan. From Jan. 1811 
until officially promoted, 30 Sept. 1813, Mr. Barnes 



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further served, part of the time as Acting-Lieute- 
nant, and principally at the defence of Cadiz, in the 
San Juan 74, Capt. Chas. Vinioombe Penrose, the 
Hound 18, Capts. Chas. Philips and Chas. Squire, 
also in No. 15 gun-boat, and in the Kevenge, Im- 
PETUEux, and Stately, flag-ships of Hon. Arthur 
Kaye Legge and Vioe-Admiral Geo. Martin. He was 
employed, during the rest of the war, again in the 
San Juan, and also in the Zenobia 16, Capts. Rich. 
Foley and Nich. Chas. Dobree. His subsequent 
appointments were — 23 Dec. 1831, to the command 
of the Semaphore at Portsmouth, which he retained 
until 15 Feb. 1837—1 Aug. 1839, to the Victokt 
104, commanded at the latter port by Capt. Jras. 
Erskine Loch— and, 18 Sept. 1841, to the command 
of the Nightingale steamer. He was placed on 
half-pay in the spring of 1842, and has not since 
been employed. 



BARNES. (Lieut., 1815, r-p., 20; h-p., 21.) 
Petek Bahnes was born 30 May, 1793. 
This officer entered the Navy, 19 July, 1806, 
as Second-cl. Vol., on board the Emerald 36, 
Capts. John Larmour and Fred. Lewis Maitland. 
On 13 March, 1808, he served in the boats in a very 
gallant attempt made in Vivero harbour to cut out 
the French corvette V Apropos, of 20 guns and' 70 
men ; and in April, 1809, was present, as Midship- 
man, at the destruction of the French shipping in 
Aix Koads. From Deo. 1811, until the receipt of 
his commission, 17 Feb. 1815, Mr. Barnes served 
on the Home and Baltic stations in the Belle- 
BOPHON and Vigo 74's, flag-ships of Rear- Admirals 
John Ferrier and Graham Moore, Puissant 74, 
Capt. Benj. Wm. Page, Growler, Lieut.-Com- 
mander Hugh Anderson, and Ajax 74, Capt. Geo. 
Mundy. During the subsequent months of 1815 
he appears to have been employed on board the 
PoMPEE 80, Capt. Sir Jas. Athol Wood. He has 
been in charge, since 26 Oct. 1836, of a station in 
the Coast Guard. 

"We understand that Lieut. Barnes filled the post 
of Vice-Consul at Bruges from 1823 to 1836, with- 
out however receiving the slightest remuneration. 
He married, first, 6 Oct. 1818, Miss Agnes Max- 
well ; and, secondly, 12 March, 1839, Miss Georgina 
Clarkson, by whom, as well as by his former wife, 
he has issue two children. His son, Edgar Brough- 
ton Barnes, a B.A., is at present Naval Instructor 
on board H. M. S. Trapalgab. 



BAENETT. (Commander, 1838.) 

Edward Babnett entered the Navy 14 Feb. 
1811; passed his examination in 1819; and obtained 
his first commission 1 June, 1826. He was afterwards 
appointed to the command, on surveying service 
—12 Feb. 1812, of the Linnet tender, off the coast 
of Jersey— 20 Feb. 1833, of the Jackdaw schooner, 
which vessel he had the misfortune to lose, 11 
March, 1835, on a reef off' Old Providence, not then 
laid down in the Admiralty charts— and, 22 Sept. 
1835, and 30 Nov. 1837, of the Lark 4, and Thun- 
der 6, stationed in North America and the 'West 
Indies. He was promoted to his present rank, 28 
June, 1838, and still continues to command the 
Thunder. Agents— Hallett and Robinson. 



BARE. (LlEDTENANT, 1811. F-p., 11 ; h-P., 33.) 
"William Frederick Barb entered the Navy, 
13 Aug. 1803, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the 
Tribune 36, Capts. Geo. Henry Towry, Rich. 
Henry Alex. Bennett, Thos. Baker, and Geo. Rey- 
nolds. Continuing to serve in that frigate until 
Aug. 1811, he assisted, under Capt. Baker, at the 
destruction, 29 April, 1807, of the greater part of 
a convoy of 30 vessels, passing from Ferrol to 
Bilboa, in escort of several gun-boats ; and, on 12 
May, 1810, was present under Capt. Reynolds when 
the Teibune, after a smart action of two hours and 
a quarter, and a loss of 9 men killed and 15 
wounded, gallantly beat off, on the coast of Nor- 
way, four Danish man-of-war brigs, carrying alto- 



gether 74 guns. Mr. Barr, who was confirmed to a 
Lieutenancy, 29 Oct. 1811, in the Gloire 38, Capt. 
Jas. Carthew, on the West India station, subse- 
quently joined, 6 Aug. 1813, after an interval of 
12 months, the Vengeub 74, Capts. Thos. Dun- 
das and Tristram Robt. Ricketts ; under the latter 
of whom we find him attending the expedition to 
New Orleans, and participating in the last hostile 
operation of the American war, the reduction of 
Fort Bowyer. He has been on half-pay since 28 
Oct. 1815. 



BAEEELL. (Commander, 1815. f-p., 23; 
H-P., 33.) 

Justinian Babeell is son of the late Savage 
Barrell, Esq., by his wife, the sister of Gen. 
Rainsford ; and great-grandson of the late Gen. 
Wm. Barrell, 15 years Colonel of the 4th, or King's 
Own, and Governor of Pendennis Castle. 

This officer entered the Navy, in Aug. 1791, as a 
Boy, on board the Beunswick 74, Capts. Sir Roger 
Curtis and John Harvey, under the latter of whom 
he fought in the battle of 1 June, 1794. He after- 
wards joined in succession the Russell 74, Capt. 
Joseph Larcom, Kingfisher 18, Capts. John Marsh, 
John Bligh, and John Maitland, Kent 74, bearing 
the flag of Lord Duncan, Veteran 64, Capt. Archi- 
bald Collingwood Dickson, Zebba bomb, Capt. 
Edw. Sneyd Clay, Plover 18, Capt. Edw. Galwey, 
and Santa Margaritta 36, Capts. Augustus Leve- 
son Gower, Henry Whitby, and Wilson Rath- 
bome. Of these ships (which were chiefly em- 
ployed on the Home and West India stations) tlie 
ICingfisheb appears to have taken part in the cap- 
ture, during the year 1797, of i'^^aZz'ie' national 
brig, and Le General privateer ; and the Kent and 
Veteran in the expeditions of 1799 and 1800 to 
Holland and Elsineur. Having passed his exami- 
nation in 1802, Mr. Barrell, in July, 1805, became 
Acting-Lieutenant of the Despatch 18, Capts. 
Edw. Hawkins, Jas. Lillicrap, and Jas. Aberdour, 
and while in that vessel was present, 27 Sept. 1806, 
in a gallant engagement with the French 40-gun 
frigate ie President, on which occasion he had the 
satisfaction, during an hour's cannonade, of firing 
the only shot that hulled the enemy. On 19 Dec. 
1807, after he had co-operated in the siege of Co- 
penhagen, Mr. Barrell was at length confirmed in 
the rank of Lieutenant. He continued to serve in 
the Despatch, on the Jamaica station, until Aug. 
1811; after which he joined— 23 Nov. 1811, the 
Loire 38, Capts. Alex. Wilmot Schomberg and 
Thos. Brown, employed off Lisbon and St. Helena 
— and, 28 July, 1813, the Gladiator, as Flag-Lieu- 
tenant at Portsmouth to Rear-Admiral Edw. Jas. 
Foote. In 1814 he was sent to Bordeaux to super- 
intend the embarkation of the troops ; and on 21 
March, 1815, was promoted, on the occasion of 
Reax-Admiral Foote striking his flag, to the rank 
he now holds. He has not since been employed. 

Commander Barrell, in 1815, submitted some va- 
luable suggestions to the Admiralty, having for 
their object an improvement in the mode of sup- 
plying and receiving stores. His plan at the time 
attracted the very favourable notice of their Lord- 
ships. He married, in 1811, Miss Townley. 



BAERETT. (Lieut., 1815. f-p., 32 ; h-p., 12.) 

Joseph Faubiel Barrett, born 24 Sept. 1793, is 
brother of Wm. Barrett, Esq., Purser and Pay- 
master, R.N. (1810) ; and unci's of Lieut. Sam. 
Fowell, B.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 4 Aug. 1803, as 
Third-ol. Vol., on board the Borer gun-brig, 
Lleut.-Commander John Price, stationed in the 
North Sea. In May, 1804, he joined the Aurora 
28, Capt. Jlicajah Malbon, off Newfoimdiand ; and 
on accompanying the latter officer into the Hebe 
32, participated in several skirmishes with the In- 
vasion flotilla off Calais, Boulogne, and Dieppe, and 
on reaching the West Indies assisted in capturing, 
besides a variety of other vessels, the Voladore 
Spanish man-of-war brig, of 20 guns, and a large 

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part of her convoy. Returninghome, in Oct. 1809, 
as Midshipman of the Sasdwich 12, Lieut.-Com- 
mander Foley, Mr. Barrett became attached to 
the Cadmus 10, Capt. Thos. Fife; while under 
whose command we find him figuring in several 
cutting-out affairs on the coast of France, and, on 
the occasion of the destruction of a iieet of mer- 
chant-vessels in St. Mary's Bay, Ole'ron, ga,llantly 
rescuing the Semaphore signals from a brig that 
had already been set in flames. He was subse- 
quently wounded in cutting out a vessel under the 
grand batteries of Belleisle, and on 3 March, 1810, 
while master of a prize which had been similarly 
captured, was wrecked, taken prisoner, and sent to 
Verdun, where he remained until the peace of 
1814. From April to Aug. 1815, he next officiated 
as Midshipman and Master's Mate of the Eoyal 
Sovereign 100, flag-ship of Sir Benj. Hallowell. 
He obtained his commission on 7 Dec. in the same 
year; was afterwards employed for nearly four 
years on the Coast Blockade, as Supernumerary- 
Lieutenant of the Kamilmes and Talaveka 74's, 
both commanded by Capt. Hugh Pigot ; and since 
7 Sept. 1830, has been in charge of a station in the 
Coast Guard. 

He married, 24 Sept. 1816, and has issue five 
children. Agent — Joseph Woodhead. 



BAKKETT. (Lieut., 1828. p-p., 10 ; h-p., 24.) 
Robert John Barrett, bom 28 Aug. 1799, is son 
of the late gallant Capt. John Barrett, R.N., who, 
with nearly 500 of Ms crew, perished on board the 
Minotaur 74, when wrecked, on the Haak sands, 
near the Texel, 22 Deo. 1810. 

This officer (who had already attained a profi- 
ciency in mathematics) entered the Navy, 11 Dec. 

1813, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Heerus, of 
42 guns and 284 men, commanded by his friend 
and patron, Capt. Edm. Palmer. On 27 March, 

1814, having attained the rating of Midshipman, he 
took charge of the foremost quarter-deck guns, and 
assisted at the capture, under Cape La Hogue, after 
a close and obstinate engagement of two hours and 
a quarter, in which the British had 13 men killed 
and 25 wounded, and the enemy 40 killed and 73 
wounded, of the French frigate L' Etoile, of 44 guns 
and 315 men. Besides participating as Aide-de- 
Camp to Capt. Palmer in many minor expeditions, 
Mr. Barrett subsequently shared in all the arduous 
duties connected with those against Washington 
and Baltimore. He also, after blockading an Ame- 
rican frigate of superior force lying in Hampton 
Roads, served in the Hebrus' launch when, in con- 
junction with the boats of the Dragon, she led the 
attack on the enemy's fort at Point Petre ; and 
was further present at the surrender of the town 
of St. Mary's. In a subsequent action between the 
boats of the Hebrus and five American gun- vessels, 
when the launch, in which Mr. Barrett was again 
employed, together with a prize-tender, was cap- 
tured by the enemy, he only escaped being himself 
taken from the circumstance of his having re- 
mained behind to spike the guns of his boat while 
his comrades were being transferred to another 
vessel, which afforded an opportunity to the cutter 
of his own ship to bear him off in safety. In July, 
1815, we find him still in the Hebrus, engaged in 
forcing the formidable passage of the Gironde, de- 
stroying the heavy batteries by which it was de- 
fended, and actively co-operating with the French 
royalists in the neighbourhood of Bordeaux. When 
the Hebrus, in July, 1816, was ordered to the Me- 
diterranean, Mr. Barrett, although not then 17 
years of age, was appointed her Acting-Master, 
and in that capacity performed the responsible 
duty of navigating the ship to Gibraltar. After 
distinguishing himself at Algiers, he became suc- 
cessively attached to the Severn 40, Capt. Hon. 
Fred. Wm. Aylmer, and Glasgow 50, Capt. Hon. 
Anthony Maitland. As Second Master of the latter 
ship he was present during Sir Thos. Maitland's in- 
terview with the celebrated Ali Pacha in the Palace 
of Prevesa, on the occasion of the ratification of 



the treatv of Parea. At the request of the Com- 
m^nd^r^-Chie^^ Mr. Barrett subsequently con- 
sented to act as Master of the Scout 18, CaP*; ^ ". 
Ramsden, which sloop he twice conducted through 
fte intricate navigation of the Archipelago as fer 
S Smyrna, without the aid of a pUot, although two 
were aUowed. Passing his examination for Lieute- 
nant in July, 1821, he was next for a short time 
employed on the Coast Blockade at Hastings, m 
the capacity of Admiralty Midshipman; and in the 
course of 1827, after an unemployed interval of 
five years, was in succession appointed Admiralty 
Mate of the Revenge 74, Capt. Norborne Thomp- 
son, and RoYAi. George yacht. On his eventual 
return from a voyage made with despatches to the 
coast of Africa in the Onyx tender, he joined the 
Royal Sovereign yacht, bearing the flag ol the 
Duke of Clarence, through whose interest, alter hav- 
ing accompanied His Royal Highness in a visit to aU 
the naval ports, and in an experimental cruize in the 
Channel, he was at length awarded a commission, 
dated 8 Aug. 1828— some years previously to wMoh 
event he had refused the warrant of Master. Ihe 
effects of a severe bodily injury which Mr. Barrett 
had formerly received in the service, recurrmg 
about the same period with all their original vio- 
lence, have since prevented him from seekmg 
active employment, and consequently further ad- 
vancement in his profession. 

Lieut. Barrett has on three separate occasions 
perilled his own existence by jumping overboard 
to the rescue of others. He is the author of var 
rious and interesting papers in the U. S. Journal, 
of which it may be sufficient to instance "The 
Passage of the Gironde," "Naval Recollections of 
the American War," "The Battle of Algiers," 
"The last Cruize of H.E.H. the Duke of Cla- 
rence," &c. He has been married several years, 
and has issue two sons. Agent — Joseph Wood- 
head. 



BAERETTE, ( Liedt., 1820. ¥-P., 11 ; h-p., 27.) 
Augustus George Barrett^ entered the Navy, 
31 Oct. 1809, as Second-cl. Boy, on board the Fre- 
DERicKSTEiN 32, Capts. Joseph Nourse and Fras. 
Beaufort, the latter of whom he accompanied on a 
surveying expedition to the Archipelago. After a 
continued servitude of two years and a half in the 
Mediterranean as Midshipman of the Volontaire 
38, Capt. Nourse, Repulse 74, Capt. Rich. Hussey 
Moubray, and Undaunted 38, Capts. Rich. Thomas 
and Thos. Ussher, he rqoined the first>mentioned 
officer in Sept. 1813, on board the Severn 40, and 
proceeded with a fleet of transports and merchant- 
men to Bermuda. He afterwards attended the 
expeditions against Washington and Baltimore, 
assisted at the taking of St. Mary's, a town on the 
coast of Georgia, and further contributed to the 
capture of several of the enemy's privateers and 
other vessels. From Sept. 1815, until confirmed in 
his present rank, 12 June, 1820, Mr. Barrette served 
as Master's Mate, Admiralty Slidshipman, and 
latterly as Acting-Lieutenant, in the Rosario 10, 
Capt. Thos. Ladd Peake, Sybille 44, flag-ship of 
Sir Home Popham, and Iphigenia 42, Capt. Hyde 
Parker, on the Channel, West India, and Medi- 
terranean stations. He has since been on half-pay. 
He married, in Feb. 1823, Sarah, youngest daughter 
of the late Thos. Jelly, Esq., solicitor, of Bath. 



BARRIE. (Commander, 1846.) 

William Bakrie is son of Rear-Admiral of the 
White the gallant Sir Kobt. Barrie, K.C.B., 
K..C.H. (1837), who rendered his name famous as 
Captain of the Dragon 74, during the last Ame- 
rican war, and died in June 1841, aged 67. 

This officer obtained his first commission 16 June, 
1837; was appointed, 31 Aug. following, to the 
President 50, flag-ship in the Pacific of Rear- 
Admiral Chas. Bayne Hodgson Ross ; and from 4 
Aug. 1842, until promoted to the rank of Com- 
mander 9 Nov. 1846, was employed on the same sta- 



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tion as First of the Daphne 18, Capt. John Jas. 
Onslow. 

He married, in 1846, Dolores, eldest daughter of 
Col. Wood, of the Chilian army. Agents — Messrs. 
StUwell. 



BARROW. (Lieut., 1842; f-p., 17 ; h-p., 3.) 
Arthur Barrow was bom 25 Jan. 1815. 
This officer entered the Navy, 1 Not. 1827, as 
Fst.-ol. Vol., on board the Badger 10, Capt. Chas. 
Crowdy, employed on the coast of Scotland and off 
Lisbon ; and next served as Midshipman, on the 
Mediterranean and South America stations, of 
the Donegal 78, Capts. Sir Jahleel Brenton and 
John Dick, Ferret 10, Capt. Hon. Edw. Wode- 
house, and Spartiatb 76, flag-ship of Sir Mich. 
Seymour. In Feb. 1836, having passed his exami- 
nation in the previous Sept., he became Mate of 
the Scout 18, Capt. Robt. Craigie, on the coast 
of Africa, where his gallant conduct in the boats 
at the capture, 11 Jan. 1837, of the two slave-brigs 
Esperatifa and JPaquete de Cabo, appears to have 
procured him official notice. Removing, in Jan. 
1840, to the Rodney 92, Capt. Kobt. Maunsell, he 
took part in the ensuing operations on the coast of 
Syria, and continued to serve in the same ship 
until promoted to a Lieutenancy, 18 May, 1842, in 
the Queen 110, bearing the flag of Sir Edw. W. 
C. R. Owen. He was transferred, on 13 July fol- 
lowing, to the Howe 120, Capts. Robt. Smart and 
Thos. Forrest, flag-ship for some time of Sir Fras. 
Mason, also on the Me(Hterranean station ; and since 
31 Dec. 1844, has been again employed on the 
coast of Africa, in the Ranger sloop, Capt. Jas. 
Anderson. Agent — John P. Muspratt. 

BARROW. (Lieutenant, 1843.) 

Thomas James Raikes Barrow entered the 
Navy 26 April, 1826 ; passed his examination 13 
June, 1834 ; served for some time, as Mate, on board 
the Winchester 50, Capt. Chas. Eden, flag-ship at 
the Cape of Good Hope of Rear-Admiral Hon. 
Joceline Percy ; and received his commission 4 
April, 1843. His appointments have since been, 
on the Mediterranean station — 22 Aug. 1844, to the 
Formidable 84, bearing the flag of Sir Edw. W. 
C. R. Owen — 25 Oct. 186, as First Lieutenant, to 
the Snake 16, Capt. Hon. Walter Bourchier Deve- 
reux — 13 Deo. 1845, to the Orestes 18, Capt. Edw. 
St. Leger Cannon — and, 14 May, 1846, to the In- 
constant 36, Capt. Chas. Howe Fremantle, with 
whom he is at present employed. 



BARROW. (Lieut., 1825. f-p.,15; h-p., 14.) 

Thomas Pownoll Pellew Barrow entered the 
Navy 16 Oct. 1818 ; and while serving as Midship- 
man on board the Parthian 10, commanded the 
boats of that sloop at the capture of a piratical 
vessel, 18 June, 1824. He obtained a Lieutenancy, 
25 May, 1825, in the Lively 46, Capt. Wm. Elliott, 
successively employed on the coast of Africa, off 
Lisbon, and in the Channel ; and, on 3 Oct. 1831, 
was appointed First of the PEtoRus 18, Capt. Rich. 
Meredith, also on the Africa station, where, in 
command of the boats, he took the Minerva slaver, 
of 10 guns and 65 men, 5 June, 1835. Since the 
close of the latter year he has been on half-pay. 
Agent— J. Ilinxman. 



BARKY. (Lieut., 1812. f-p., 10; h-p., 32.) 

William Barky entered the Navy, 19 March, 
1805, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Cygnet 18, 
Capt. Donald M'Leod. While in that sloo^ under 
the subsequent command of Capt. Edw. Dix, he 
narrowly escaped being wrecked off St. Abb's 
Head, during an exposure of two days to the fury 
of a terrific gale, which blew right on shore ; and, 
on 18 Dec. 1809, we find him assisting at the de- 
struction of the 40-gun frigates ioiVe and Seine, 
laden with stores and provisions, moored in Ance 
la Barque, Guadeloupe, and defended by numerous 
batteries. After further serving for upwards of a 
twelvemonth in the Star, Capt. Hendrie, Dra- 



gon 74, flag-ship of Sir Fras. Laforey, and Cygnet 
again, Capt. Robt. Russell, he was promoted to the 
rank of Lieutenant 22 Feb. 1812, and appointed to 
the Amaranthe sloop, Capts. Geo. Pringle and 
Rich. Augustus Yates. He has been unemployed 
since 26 Oct. 1814. 



BARTON. (Captain, 1846. f-p., 28 ; h-p., 7.) 

Ralph Barton entered the Navy, 2 March, 
1812, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Crescent 38, 
Capt. John Quilliam, with whom he cruized in the 
Baltic, off Newfoundland, and in the West Indies, 
the greater part of the time as Midshipman, until 
Sept. 1815. He then served for four years in the 
East Indies, on board the Towby 24, and Bacchus 
18, Capts. Hew Stewart and John Pengelly Parkin ; 
and after a further attachment, as Admiralty Mid- 
shipman, to the Grasshopper 18, Capts. David 
Buchan and Jas. Bradley, and Egeria 26, Capt. 
Sam. Roberts, off Newfoundland, was appointed 
Acting-Lieutenant, 12 Sept. 1824, of the Sir Fran- 
cis Drake, Lieut.-Commander Wm. Nehemiah 
Clarke. Being officially promoted 8 Oct. follow- 
ing, he subsequently joined, on the East India, 
Mediterranean, Lisbon, and South America sta- 
tions— 17 Sept. 1825, the Hind 20, Capt. John Fur- 
neaux — 21 Oct. 1827, the Success 28, Capt. Jas. 
Stirling— 23 Feb. 1828, the Java 52, flag-ship of 
Rear-Admiral Wm. Hall Gage— 20 Nov. 1830, the 
Belvidera 42, Capt. Hon. Rich. Saunders Dundas 
— and, 24 Jan. 1835, as First Lieutenant, the Dub- 
lin 50, bearing the flag of Sir Graham Eden Ha/- 
mond. He rose to the rank he now holds 28 June, 
1838 ; became an Inspecting-Commander in the 
Coast Guard 28 March, 1839; officiated, from 3 
Nov. 1840, until Oct. 1843, as Second Captain of the 
Monarch 84, commanded, in the Me(Uterranean, 
by Capt. Sam. Chambers ; and from 16 Feb. 1845, 
until posted, 9 Nov. 1846, was employed in a similar 
capacity on board the Vanguard 80, Capt. Geo. 
Wickens Willes, part of the Channel squadron. 
He is now on half-pay. Agents — Messrs. Stilwell. 



BARTON. (Captain, 1837. f-p., 32 ; h-p., 1 6.) 
Richard Barton entered the Navy, 19 Jan. 
1799, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Latona 38, 
Capt. Frank Sotheron, and in the following autumn 
attended, as Midshipman, the expedition to the 
Helder. He subsequently witnessed the surrender 
of the Batavian ships in the Vlieder passage, and 
during the remainder of the war assisted at the 
capture of several of the enemy's armed vessels. 
Becoming attached, in March, 1803, to the Albion 
74, Capt. John Ferrier, he shortly afterwards es- 
corted the fleet of Indiamen under Capt. Dance 
which had recently effected the discomfiture of the 
French Admiral Linois from the Straits of Malacca 
to St. Helena; and then returning to the East Indies, 
continued to serve on that station until 1811 in, 
successively, the Culloden 74, bearing the flag of 
Sir Edw. Pellew, and La Bellone, alias Blanche, 
36, Capt. John Bastard, to which ship, after having 
acted for two years and a half as Lieutenant, he 
was confirmed, by commission dated 27 Dec. 1808. 
Mr. Barton, who appears to have also officiated for 
some montlis as Captain of the latter frigate, and 
to have captured during that period La Conjiance 
privateer, of 2 guns and 30 men, was subsequently 
employed, from Dec. 1811, to Dec. 1815, in the 
Prince of Wales 98, Grasshopper 16, Crocus 10, 
and RoMNEY 50, imder various officers, on the 
Home and Mediterranean stations. On 15 March, 

1816, he became Flag-Lieutenant, in the Salis- 
bury 50, to Rear-Admiral John Erskine Douglas, 
Commander-in-Chief in the West Indies, where he 
served until 1818 ; from Dec. in which year until 
his promotion to the rank of Commander, 2 July, 

1817, we find him employed on the Coast Blockade, 
as Supernumerary-Lieutenant of the Severn, Ra- 
MiLLiES, and Hyperion, Capts. Wm. M'Culloch and 
Wm. Jas. Mingaye. He afterwards did duty as an 
Inspecting-Commander of the Coast Guard, from 
13 April, 1831, until 1836 ; and since his advance- 

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BARWELL— BASDEN— BASKERVILLE. 



ment to Post-rank, which took place 2 Jan. 1837, 
has been on half-pay. 

Capt. Barton, who is Senior of 1837, is at present 
Superintendent of the West India Mail Packet 
Company's EstahUshmeut at Southampton. 

HARWELL. (LiEPT., 1814. f-p., 10 ; h-p., 32.) 
Nathaniel Bakwell, bom 31 Dec. 1793, is son 
of Osbom Barwell, Esq. 

This officer entered the Navy, 6 Nov. 1805, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Sakacen 18, Capt. Jas. 
Prevost, in which ship, after landing Lieut.-Gen. 
Whitelocke at Buenos Ayres in July, 1807, he re- 
turned home with the despatches announcing the 
disastrous result of the attack on that place. 
During a subsequent attachment of three years, as 
Midshipman, to the Soccess 32, Capt. John Ays- 
cough, we find Mr. Barwell escorting the present 
Earl of Roden and a convoy to the Mediterranean, 
contributing to the reduction of Ischia and Procida, 
and participating in the capture and destruction of 
a large number of the enemy's armed and other 
vessels. On next joining the Active 46, Capt. Jas. 
Alex. Gordon, he served with credit in the boats of 
that frigate at the taking of a convoy of 28 mer- 
chantmen, defended by three gun-vessels and a 
body of 300 troops, in a creek in the island of Ka^ 
gosniza, in the Adriatic, 27 July, 1811 ;* and on 
29 Nov. following bore a part in a hard-fought 
action of an hour and 40 minutes, which, in ren- 
dering the Active captor of La Pomam, of 44 guns 
and 332 men, 50 of whom were killed and wounded, 
cost her a loss of 8 men killed and 27 wounded, in- 
cluding Capt. Gordon, who lost a leg. He was sub- 
sequently employed for two years in the Unite 36, 
Capt. Henry Edwin Chamberlayne, and Minorca 
18, Capt. Ralph Randolph "Wormeley, both in the 
Mediterranean ; was confirmed to a Lieutenancy, 
7 Jan. 1814, in the Wizard 18, Capt. Fairfax 
Moresby, on the same station ; and from May to 
Sept. 1815, officiated as First of the Ekebus 18, 
Capts. David Ewen Bartholomew and Fras. Le 
Hunte, off Flushing. He has not since been afloat. 

Lieut. Barwell married Susan Anne, daughter of 
J. C. Middleton, Esq. 

BARWELL. (Commander, 1830. p-p., 16; 
H-p., 20.) 

William Barwell entered the Navy, 31 May, 
1811, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on boaj-d the Volontaire 38, 
Capt. Hon. GranvUle Geo. Waldegrave, stationed 
in the Mediterranean, where he obtained the rating 
of Midshipman 6 March, 1813, and continued ac- 
tively to serve until Dec. 1815. In Jan. 1816, he 
joined the Tonnant 80, flag-ship of Sir Benj. Hal- 
lowell at Cork, whence, on being transferred, in 
Sept. 1818, to the Carron 20, Capt. John Fur- 
neaux, he sailed for the East Indies; on which 
station he became successively attached to the 
Leander 50, bearing the flag of Hon. Sir Henry 
Blackwood, and Liverpool 40 and Ganges 84 
both commanded by Capt. Fras. Augustus CoUier,' 
with whom he returned to England and was paid 
off in Oct. 1822. Mr. Barwell, who, after officiating 
for upwards of 12 months as Acting-Lieutenant, had 
been confirmed by commission dated on 29 March 
in the latter year, was subsequently appointed — 30 
Nov. 1824, to the Rose 18, commanded in the Me- 
diterranean by Capt. Hon. Chas. Abbot^and, 8 
May, 1827, to the Hdssar 46, as Flag-Lieutenant to 
Sir Chas. Ogle on the North America station, where 
he served until promoted to the rank he now holds, 
26 Feb. 1830. He has not since been employed. 

He is married, and has issue. 



BASDEN. (Captain, 1841. r-p., 20 ; h-p.,24.) 
Charles Basden entered the Navy, 18 June, 
1803, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Rotal Wu^ 
LiAM, Capt. John Wainwright, bearing the flag at 
Spithead of Admiral Geo. Montagu ; proceeded in 
1805 to the East Indies as Midshipman of the Hin- 
DOSTAN 50, Capt. Alex. Eraser ; and, on joining the 
• Vide Gaz. 1811, p. 2193. 



Spartan 38, commanded by the late Sir Jahleel 
Brenton, became an active participator, from 1807 to 
1810, in all the dashing events which during the 
period marked that gallant officer's career. He com- 
manded on 14 May, 1807, off Nice, one of four boats 
in a valorous but unsuccessful attack on a polaore 
ship, in which the British suffered a loss, out of 70 
picked men, of 63 killed and wounded, including 2 
Lieutenants and 3 Midshipmen ; assisted afterwards 
at the destruction, 23 April and 2 May, 1809, of the 
castles of Pesaro and Ceseratico; witnessed, on 
10 of the latter month, the reduction of the island 
of Lossini, on the coast of Croatia ; was present, 
early in Oct. following, at the surrender of Zante 
and Cephalonia ; contributed also, on 9 of the 
same month, to the capture of Cerigo, an island 
near the Morea, for which service, as well as for 
Lossini, the Spartan received the thanks of the 
Admiralty ; commanded a gun-boat in March, 
1810, and was severely wounded while destroying 
a vessel he had driven on shore on the coast of 
Calabria, under the heavy fire of a body of troops ; 
had further charge, 25 April ensuing, of one of the 
boats employed in cutting out four vessels firom 
under the castle and batteries of Terracina ; and, 
on 3 May, although nominally a Master's Mate, 
performed the duties of Lieutenant on the occasion 
of the Spartan's brilliant defeat, in the Bay of 
Naples, after an action of two hours, and a loss to 
the British of 10 men killed and 22 wounded, of a 
Franco-Neapolitan squadron, whose united force 
amounted to 95 guns and about 1400 men. On 
leaving the Spartan, in Dec. 1810, Mr. Basden 
proceeded to join the flotilla employed at the de- 
fence of Cadiz, and while so engaged was promoted 
to the rank of Lieutenant, by commission dated 
2 May, 1811. Assuming command, on 9 July in the 
same year, of the Fearless gun-brig, he continued 
to be very actively employed on the coast of Spain 
until 1812, particularly at the defence of Tarifa 
in Jan. of that year, for his meritorious services 
on which occasion he was especially noticed in the 
despatches of the senior officer, Capt. Edw. Stir- 
ling Dickson. While next attached, from Deo. 
1812, to Oct. 1815, to the Tremendous 74, Capt. 
Robt. Campbell, we find him assisting at the cap- 
ture of Trieste, co-operating also with the Austrian 
forces in the reduction of Venice, and frequently 
employed on boat service. In 1825 he became 
Agent for Transports afloat, but resigned that ap- 
pointment 25 Oct. 1827, and on 31 May, 1828, was 
ordered to join, as First-Lieutenant, the Windsor 
Castle 78, Capt. Hon. Duncombe Pleydell Bouve- 
rie, on the Mediterranean station. He was there 
promoted to the command, 17 Feb. 1829, of the 
Weazle sloop, and, having paid that vessel off in 
1830, was next employed as an Inspecting-Com- 
mander in the Coast Guard from 18 March, 1834, 
until 1837. He attained Post-rank 23 Nov. 1841, 
and is at present on half-pay. 

Capt. Basden married, 22 April, 1817, Lydia, 
daughter of the late J. Pereira, Esq., and niece of 
the late Sir Manasseh Masseh Lopes, Bart., of Maris- 
tow, CO. Devon, by whom he has an only daughter, 
married to Lieut. C. P. Coode, R.M., son of Capt. 
John Coode, R.N., C.B. Agents— Messrs. Chard. 



BASKERVILLE. (Lieutenant, 1846.) 

Charles Baskerville passed his examination 8 
Nov. 1838 ; and served as Mate, in the Mediterra- 
rean and South America, of the Implacable 74 
Capt. Edw. Harvey, Carysfoet 26, Capt. Lord 
Geo. Paulet, and Ddblin 50, flag-ship of Rear- 
Admiral Rich. Thomas. He obtained his commis- 
sion 20 April, 1846. 



BASKERVILLE. (Lieutenant, 1826. p-p., 30; 
H-p., 4.) 
Perceval Baskerville entered the Navy 4 
March, 1813, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Queen 
Charlotte 100, Capt. Robt. Jackson, flag-ship in 
the Channel of Lord Keith. Until Aug. 1823, in 
the course of which month he passed his examina- 



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53 



tion, he afterwards served, as Midshipman, in the 
Dover troop-ship, Capt. Robt. Henley Kogers, 
ViLLE BE Pabis 110, bearing the flag of Lord 
Keith, Edrotas 38, Capt. Jas. Lillicrap, Dover 
again, Capt. R. H. Rogers, Mam-a Si, Capt. Thos. 
Gordon Caulfeild, Dromedary store-ship, Master- 
Commander Rich. Skinner, and Bathurst survey- 
ing-vessel, Capt. Philip Parker King ; and during 
the period he was so attached he attended the ex- 
pedition to New Orleans, visited New Zealand, 
and circumnavigated New Holland. The ships in 
which he further served, prior to his promotion to 
the rank of Lieutenant, which took place 24 May, 
1836, appear to have been the "Windsor Castle 74, 
Capt. Chas. Dashwood, Hind 20, Capt. John Fur- 
neaux, Java 52, and Winchester 50, bearing the 
respective flags of Rear-Admirals Wm. Hall Gage 
and Sir Edw. Griffith Colpoys, Merset 26, Capt. 
Geo. Wm. Conway Courtenay, Shannon 46, Capt. 
Benj. Clement, Racehorse 18, Capt. Chas. Hamlyn 
Williams, Sapphire 28, Capt. Hon. Wm. Wellesley, 
Blossom surveying-sloop, Capt. Rich. Owen, San 
Josef 110, Capt. Rich. Curry, Caledonia 120, 
Capt. Thos. Brown, and Castor 36, Capt. Lord 
John Hay. He was in the Windsor Castle off 
Lisbon when Don John, being obliged during the 
rebellion of 1824 to take refuge on board that ship, 
bestowed gold medals on all the officers ; served in 
the other vessels on the East and West India, 
Home, and Mediterranean stations ; and obtained 
his commission for his exertions under Lord John 
Hay on the north coast of Spain, where he was em- 
ployed, either in a tender, or on shore at Bilboa, San 
Sebastian, and Pasages. Mr. Baskerville's appoint- 
ments since his promotion have been — 11 June, 
1836, to the Melville 74, flag-ship of Sir Peter 
Halkett in North America and the West Indies — 
next, to the Rainbow 28, and Nimrod 20, Capts. 
Thos. Bennett and John Eraser, on the same sta^ 
tion — 1 Oct. 1840, to the Howe 120, flag-ship in the 
Mediterranean of Sir Francis Mason — early in 1843, 
to the Impregnable 104, Capt. Thos. Forrest, with 
whom he returned to England — and, 4 Nov. 1844, 
to the Coast Guard, in which service he is at pre- 
sent employed. Agent — Joseph Woodhead. 



BASTARD. (Lieut., 1807. f-p., 20 ; h-p., 29.) 
Richard Bastard entered the Navy, in July, 
1798, as Fst.-ol. Vol., on board the Spider 14, 
Lieut-Commander Rich. Harrison, stationed in the 
Channel ; removed in 1800, as Signal-Midshipman, 
to the Prince of Wales 98, bearing the flag on the 
same and West India stations of Sir Robt. Calder ; 
and on joining the Melpomene frigate, Capt. Robt. 
Dudley Oliver, was employed, during the years 1804 
and 1805, in blockading the French coast, and twice 
assisted in bombarding Havre de Grace. Accom- 
panying the latter officer, towards the close of 1805, 
into the Mars 74, he contributed to the capture, 
28 July, 1806, of Le Rhin, of 44 guns and 318 men, 
and, under his successor, Capt. Wm. Lukin, was 
also present at the taking, on 25 Sept. in the same 
year, of La Gloire 46, and L^ Infatigahle 44, two 
out of four French frigates that had been pursued 
and brought to action by a squadron under Sir Sam. 
Hood. After attending the expedition to Copen- 
hagen, and while yet at that place, Mr. Bastard was 
confirmed to a Lieutenancy, 19 Oct. 1807, in the 
BoNETTA 14, Capt. Jas. Robt. Phillips. His subse- 
quent appointments were — 4 Nov. 1807, to the Mi- 
notaur 74, flag-ship on the Home and Lisbon sta- 
tions of Admirals Wm. Essington, Sir Chas. Cotton, 
and Sir Wm. Sidney Smith— 7 March, 1809, to the 
Perlen 38, Capt. Norborne Thompson, in which 
ship he co-operated in the reduction of Flushing, 
and afterwards proceeded to the West Indies, 
whence he invalided in May, 1811—16 Oct. 1812, as 
First-Lieutenant, to the Queen 74, Capt. Lord John 
Colville, employed in Basque Roads — 1 Feb. 1813, 
to the Freija troop-ship, Capts. Wm. Isaac Scott 
and Herbert Wm. Hore, with the former of whom 
he served at the siege of San Sebastian — 31 March, 
1814, to the Cloeinde 40, Capt. Sam. Geo. Pechell, 



stationed in the Mediterranean, where previously 
to his return to England he appears to have been 
with Lord Exmouth at Algiers, when that noble- 
man, in March, 1816, concluded a treaty with the 
Dey relative to the abolition of Christian slavery — 
and, 19 Nov. 1831, and 20 April and 6 Sept. 1832, to 
the alternate command of the Flamer, Hermes, 
and Flamer steamers, employed as packets on the 
Falmouth station. Since 1834 he has been on half- 
pay. 

Lieut. Bastard married, 23 Aug. 1837, a daughter 
of the late John Bowyer, Esq., of Landport. 



BASTIN. (Retired Commander, 1836. f-p., 
18 ; H-p., 33.) 

Robert Bastin, bom 5 Aug. 1780, is fourth son 
of the late John Bastin, Esq., of Tidwell, in the 
parish of East Budleigh, co. Devon. 

This officer entered the Navy, 14 May, 1796, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board La Ntmphe 36, Capts. John 
Cooke, Percy Eraser, and Stair Douglas ; and while 
in that ship on the Channel station assisted, as 
Midshipman, at the capture, when in company with 
the San Fiobenzo 36, of the French frigates La 
Resistance, of 48, and La Constance, of 24 guns, 9 
March, 1797. After a variety of other active ser- 
vices, and a brief attachment to the Cambbidge 80, 
Capt. Chas. Henry Lane, guard-ship at Plymouth, 
he became Master^s Mate, in May, 1802, of the Do- 
negal 74, Capt. Sir Rich. John Strachan, and on 
20 June, 1803, was appointed Acting-Lieutenant of 
the Belleisle 74, Capts. John Whitby and Wm. 
Hargood. Being confirmed to the latter ship by 
commission, dated 3 Sept. in the same year, he 
subsequently accompanied Lord Nelson to the West 
Indies and back in pursuit of the combined squa- 
drons of France and Spain, and on 21 Oct. 1805, 
fought at Trafalgar. On 19 July, 1806, we find 
Mr. Bastin, who had been appointed second of the 
Blanche, of 46 guns and 265 men, Capt. Thos. 
Lavie, receiving a musket-ball through the thigh 
during a warm action which led to the capture, 
after a loss to the British of not more than 4 men 
wounded, of La Guerriere, French ship, of 50 guns 
and 317 men, 50 of whom were killed and wounded.* 
In consideration of the official mention made of 
him on this and other occasions, and of his wound, 
the subject of this memoir, on his return to Sheer- 
ness, was presented by the Patriotic Society with 
the sum of 200Z. The Blanche, to the First-Lieu- 
tenancy of which he had succeeded on the promo- 
tion of the present Capt. H. T. Davies, being even- 
tually wrecked off Ushant in March, 1807, he was 
taken prisoner, and detained in France until the 
peace of 1814. Unable to procure further employ- 
ment, he at length, on 11 May, 1836, accepted the 
rank he now holds. 

Commander Bastin married, 7 Oct. 1818, Miss 
Sarah Boucaut, of Guernsey, and has issue one 
daughter. 



BATE. (CoMMANDEK, 1836. F-p., 26; H-p., 15.) 

John Mort Bate died .in 1845. 

This officer entered the Navy, 19 April, 1807, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Foudrotant 80, Capt. 
Peter Puget, successive flag-ship of Sir Thos. 
Graves and Sir John Borlase Warren ; under the 
latter of whom, after participating as Midshipman 
in various skirmishes with the Brest fleet, he wit- 
nessed the capture, 13 March, 1806, of the Marengo, 
of 80 guns, bearing the flag of Admiral Linois, and 
40-gun frigate Selte Poule. While subsequently on 
the books of the Goliath 74, commanded also by 
Capt. Puget, he temporarily served with that officer 
on board the Hebe armed ship, during the operas 
tions of 1807 against Copenhagen, where, in con- 
junction with the inshore squadron, he appears to 
have been in almost daily collision with the enemy's 
batteries, block-ships, praams, and gun-boats. He 
afterwards, on the landing of the army at Wibeck, 

• rideGsj,. 1806, p. 931. 



64 



BATE— BATEMAN— BATES. 



had the honour of conveying the Duke of Welling- 
ton, then Sir Arthur "Wellesley, on shore ; and on 
rejoining the Goliath, served "vrith the fleet under 
Sir Jas. Saumarez in the Baltic, where he was 
frequently employed with the Russians, and often 
employed in the boats. Between Dec. 1808, and 
Aug. 1814, Mr. Bate further served on board the 
Blake, ConRAGEnx, Gibraltar, and Stirling 
Castle 74' s, Capts. Edw. Codrington, Robt. 
Plampin, Sir Jahleel Brenton, and Sir Home 
Popham; and during that period was present in 
the CoDKAGEDx at the bombardment of Flushing, 
and made a voyage in the Stirling Castle to 
India. Obtaining his first commission 1 March, 
1815, he subsequently joined — 30 Jan. 1826, the 
Coast Blockade, in which service he officiated, 
until its abolition, as Supernumerary-Lieutenant of 
the Ramillies and Talavera 74's, Capts. Hugh 
Pigot and David Colby— and, 15 April, 1831, took 
the command of a station in the Coast Guard. In 
1834, for his " cool and intrepid conduct" in a des- 
perate conflict of two hours with a party of armed 
smugglers, at Beer, in Devonshire, where he was se- 
verely wounded in the head, and had three fingers 
broken, he received the well-earned approbation of 
the Comptroller-General, and, on 15 Jan. 1836, was 
further rewarded with the rank of Commander. 
From 29 March, 1837, until 1840, and from 18 Jan. 
1842, until the period of his death, he again served 
in the Coast Guard, in the capacity of Inspecting- 
Commander. 

He has left a family of six children. Agents — 
Messrs. Chard. 



BATE. (Lieutenant, 1841. f-p., 16; h-p., 0.) 
William Thornton Bate entered the Navy 2 
Sept. 1831 ; passed his examination 1 May, 1839 ; 
served as Mate on board the Blenheim 72, Capt. 
Thos. Herbert, and Wellesley 72, bearing the 
broad pendant of Sir Gordon Bremer ; and for his 
services during the operations of May, 1841, against 
Canton, where he was wounded, was awarded a 
commission, dated on 8 of the following Oct.* As 
Additional-Lieutenant of the Bentinck 10, Capt. 
Rich. Collinson, he was subsequently employed on 
shore at the capture of Chapoo, 18 May, 1842, on 
which occasion, after assisting in landing the troops, 
he accompanied them in their advance, and by his 
spirited exertions succeeded in making prisoner a 
Chinese officer holding the rank of Colonel, f He 
next served, with Capt. CoUinson, on board the 
Plover surveying-vessel ; and since 8 July, 1843, 
has been in command, also in the East Indies, of 
the Young Hebe tender. 



Lieutenancy, 31 Oct. 1795, in the Scipio 64, Capts. 
Robt. M'Doiall, Fras. Laforey, and Chas. Sydney 
Darers, while under whom he participated in the 
reduction of the Dutch settlement of Demerara, 
and on that occasion, as at the subseguent destruc- 
tion of a Spanish squadron near Innidad, was 
again wounded. From 4 Jan. 1798 until promoted 
to the rank of Commander, 29 April, 1802, he served 
in the Monarch 74, and London 98, bearing the 
flags in the North Sea and Baltic of Admira^ Sir 
Rich. Onslow, Archibald Dickson, and Sir Hyde 
Parker : in the first named of which ships he fought, 
as Second Lieutenant, at Copenhagen, where his 
Captain, Kobt. Jas. Mosse, was killed. Dunng the 
two years and a half immediately preceding hia 
attainment of Post-rank, 25 Sept. 1806, we find 
Capt. Bateman commanding in succession the 
KiTTT, BoNETTA, and Gannet sloops, the two 
former employed in afibrding protection to the dif- 
ferent convoys in the North Sea, and the latter in 
escorting the trade to the Mediterranean. His 
subsequent appointments were— 25 Sept. 1809, to 
the SciPiON 74, bearing the flag in the Bay of 
Biscay of Hon. Kobt. Stopford— in the course of 
1812 to the Revenge 74, flag-ship of Hon. Arthur 
Kaye Legge, and Stately 64, off Cadiz , where, 
on becoming Senior Officer, he efiected the disman- 
tlement of the English dockyard— and, 12 April, 
1813, to the Impetdedx 74, which ship he brought 
home and paid off in the following June. He has 
not since been employed. His advancement to 
Flag-rank took place 23 Nov. 1841. 

The Rear-Admiral married, in 1809, Lucy, third 
daughter of Wm. Chetwynd, Esq., of Ham Com- 
mon, CO. Surrey, and Hampstead, co. Cork, by 
whom he has issue a son and five daughters. 
Agents — Messrs. Halford and Co. 



BATEMAN. (Eeab-Admiral of the White. 
1841. F-p., 18 ; H-p., 39.) 

Charles Philip Butler Bateman, bom in 1776, 
at Wormley, in Hertfordshire, is son of the late 
Nathaniel Bateman, Esq., an old Post-Captain. 

This officer entered the Navy, in May, 1790, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Bellona 74, Capt. Fras. 
John Hartwell, stationed in the Channel ; and, 
after serving in the Minerva 44, and Crown 64, 
both commanded by Capt. Robt. Manners Sutton, 
in the East Indies, became, in 1792, Midshipman of 
the Penelope 32, Capt. Bartholomew Sam. Rowley, 
in which vessel, when in company with the Iphi- 
GENiA 32, he took part, 25 Nov. 1793, off St. Do- 
mingo, in a warm action of half an hour, which 
terminated in the capture, with a loss to the Pene- 
I.OPE of 1 man killed and 7 wounded, of the French 
36-gun frigate U Inamstante. Removing next to 
the BoTNE 98, bearing the flag of Sir John Jervis, 
Mr. Bateman, in 1794, witnessed the reduction of 
the French West India islands, and was slightly 
wounded while employed on shore at the attack on 
Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe. Having further served 
on board L'Aimable 32, and Majestic 74, flag- 
ships of Sir John Laforey, he was promoted to a 

• Vide Gaz. 1841, pp. 2513, 2539. 
t V. Gaz. 1843, pp. 36n.S-94. 



BATES. (Lieutenant, 1814.) 

Henbt Andrew Bates was bom 30 Nov. 1788. 
This officer entered the Navy, 10 Sept. 1803, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Starling gun-brig, 
Lieut-Commander John Guyon, on the North Sea 
station, where he was present in an attack on the 
enemy's flotilla off Flushing, in which the Star- 
ling was very severely damaged, and had several 
men wounded. In Oct. 1804, he joined the Beagle 
sloop, Capts. Jas. Bum, Geo. Digby, and Fras. 
Newcombe, under whom he continued to serve, 
chiefly in the Mediterranean, until Oct. 1809, and 
during that period contributed to the capture, on 
various occasions, of a large number of Spanish 
vessels, of considerable value, ultimately producing 
to every man engaged the sum of 500?. In 1806 
Mr. Bates, who had attained the rating of Mid- 
shipman, was ta.ken prisoner by the crew of a ves- 
sel in which he had been placed as prize-master, 
carried to Catalonia, and there detained until, on 
being exchanged after a lapse of six months, he 
was enabled to rejoin the Beagle. On a subse- 
quent occasion, while in the act of boarding a 
Genoese xebec, which the latter vessel had driven 
on shore near Cape Palos, he was knocked over- 
board by a spent musket-ball, but was happily res- 
cued, and sent in charge of the captured vessel to 
Oran, on the coast of Barbary ; on arriving in the 
vicinity of which town, he had the good fortune to 
save the fort of Marselquivir from falling into the 
hands of the Arabs. Returning, in 1808, to the 
Downs, Mr. Bates assisted at the capture of four 
heavy privateers, a service for which, conjointly 
with the rest of the officers and crew, he received 
the thanks of the Commander-in-Chief. He was 
thrice also, about the same period, intrusted with 
the hazardous duty of landing secret papers on the 
coast of France; and, in April, 1809, having 
escorted Col. Congreve, with 12 fire-ships, to the 
Basque Roads, was there employed throughout the 
whole of Lord Cochrane's operations. During the 
subsequent expedition to the Scheldt, he took, 
while in command of the launch belonging to the 
Salsette 38, Capt. Walter Bathurst, a Dutch gun- 
vessel, mounting, besides 4 brass howitzers, 1 long 



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twenty-four and 2 long nine-pounders, with a crew of 
30 men ; and was present in the attack on the for- 
tresses of Bathz and Williamstadt. "We next, from 
20Nov. 1810, untilM'arch, 1811, find Mr. Bates serv- 
ing as Acting-Lieutenant in the Undadsted 38, 
Capts. Geo. M'XCenzie and Kich. Thomas, and after 
that period, for a few months in the same capaoify, 
and then as Master's Mate, on hoard the Eame 74, 
Capt. Wm. Bathurst, engaged on the coast of Catar 
Ionia ; where, on his transference, 5 June, 1812, to 
the Caledonia 120, bearing the flag of Sir Edw. 
Pellew, he was employed, in command of a body of 
pike-men, in co-operating with the army under Lord 
Wm. Bentinck, and in assisting at the capture, in 
June, 1813, of the Col de Balaguer. He soon after- 
wards, with a detachment under Capts. Coghlan and 
Thos. Ussher, aided in reducing a small town on the 
coast of France, and, at the capture of a convoy 
anchored near it, was wounded in the wrist in an 
unsuccessful attempt to hoard a gun-boat. On 
13 April, 1814, he witnessed the surrender of 
Genoa; and, on 18 of the same month, Sir Edw. 
Pellew, to mark the estimation in which he held 
his services, having given him an acting-order as 
Lieutenant of the Caledonia, placed him in com- 
mand of her tender, the Thistle lugger, of 10 guns 
and 50 men, and despatched him to the Dey of 
Algiers, with intelligence of the continental peace. 
On Mr. Bates' paying off the Thistle, in Sept. 
following, his patron took him in person to the 
Admiralty, procured for him his commission, dated 
20th of the same month, and was the means of his 
immediate appointment to the Akbar 50, Capt. 
Chas. Bullen, on the coast of North America ; where 
he removed, 29 Oct. 1815, as First-Lieutenant, to 
the Akab 16, Capt. Henry Jane, and continued 
imtil a short time previously to his being paid off, 
19 July, 1816. He has since, we believe, been con- 
tinually employed, either in charge of a Revenue- 
vessel or in the Coast Guard, in which service he is 
at present officiating as an Inspecting-Commander. 
He married, 14 Jan. 1815, Miss Isabella Innis, by 
whom he has issue five children. 



BATES. (Lieut., 1815. f-p., 13; h-p., 31.) 
Joseph Bates was born 12 Jan. 1782. 
This offtcer entered the Navy (into which he was 
impressed) 7 June, 1803, as A.B., on board the 
Cerberus 32, Capt. Wm. Selby, successively em- 
ployed in the Channel and West Indies ; removed, 
as Captain of the Foretop, in July, 1808, to the 
Racoon 18, Capts. Jas. Welsh and Wm. Black; 
and after an intermediate servitude in that sloop on 
the Home, West India^ and South Sea stations — the 
six last years as Quartermaster, Midshipman, and 
Master's Mate — was promoted to the rank of Lieu- 
tenant, 11 March, 1815. He left the Racoon in the 
following Oct., and has since been on half-pay. 
Agents — Messrs. Stilwell. 



BATHURST. (Lieut., 1838. f-p., 15 ; h-p., 0.) 

John Oldenshaw Bathurst, born in Dec. 1817, 

is son of the late Capt. Walter Bathurst, R.N., by 

Marianne, daughter of Wood, Esq. 

This officer was educated at the Royal Naval 
College. He embarked 22 June, 1832 ; passed his 
examination 6 Jan. 1837 ; and was promoted, in con- 
sideration of the services of his father, 20 Dec. 

1838. His appointments have since been — 19 June, 

1839, to the Vestal 26, Capt. Thos. Wren Carter, 
in North America and the West Indies — 27 Aug. 
1841, to the temporary command of the Romney 
30, receiving-ship at the Havana — 28 Dec. 1841, 
to the CoMus 18, Capt. EvanNepean, on the former 
station — 28 Oct. 1842, to the Excellent gunnery- 
ship at Portsmouth, Capt. Sir Thos. Hastings — and, 
7 May, 1844, to the Collingwood 80, flag-ship of 
Rear-Admiral Sir Geo. Fras. Seymour, Commander- 
in-Chief in the Pacific, where he is at present serv- 
ing. Agents— Holmes and Folkard. 



BATT. (Lieut., 1827. f-p., 37 ; h-p., 5.) 

Henry Batt entered the Navy, 7 June, 1805, on 
board the Elizabeth 10, Lieut.-Commander Henry 
Batt ; but remained unemployed from July, 1806, 
until appointed Midshipman, in July, 1809, of the 
Rhin 38,. Capt. Chas. Malcolm. He served in the 
latter frigate until Aug. 1814, in the Channel, off 
the north coast of Spain, and in the West Indies ; 
was then appointed Master's Mate, in succession of 
the Carnation and Wolverene sloops, Capts. Geo. 
Bentham and Geo. Guy Burton, on the Mediter- 
ranean station ; passed his examination 4 Oct. 
1815 ; and after a further employment in the Medi- 
terranean, on board the Euphrates 36, Capt. Kobt. 
Preston, and Albion 74, Capts. John Coode, Rich. 
Raggett, Sir Wm. Hoste, and John Acworth Om- 
manney, was advanced to his present rank, 28 
April, 1827. He was subsequently engaged on the 
Coast Blockade from 3 Jan. 1829, until its aboli- 
tion, as Supernumerary-Lieutenant of the Ramil- 
LiES and Talavera 74's, Capts. Hugh Pigot and 
David Colby ; and since 31 March, 1831, has been 
in command of a station in the Coast Guard. Lieut. 
Batt has on various occasions had the good fortune, 
by jumping overboard, to save the lives of others. 



BATT. (Commander, 1840.) 

Joseph Batt died 31 Aug. 1844, in his 47th 
year. 

This officer entered the Navy 8 Aug. 1812, and 
obtained his first commission 19 May, 1827. He 
was subsequently appointed Senior, 4 June, 1834, 
of the Columbine 18, Capt. Thos. Henderson, em- 
ployed on the Mediterranean and Africa stations, 
and, 31 Aug. 1840, of the Vesuvius steam-vessel, 
commanded by the same officer. He attained the 
rank of Commander on 4 Nov. in the same year, 
and thenceforward remained on half-pay. 



BATT. (Lieutenant, 1815. f-p., 30 ; h-p., 17.) 
William Batt was born 7 Feb. 1793. 
This officer entered the Navy, in 1800, as Fst.-cl. 
Vol., on board the Eurydice 24, Capts. Walter 
Bathurst and Chas. Malcolm, from which ship, after 
assisting at the capture, 8 May, 1801, of Le Bow' 
gainville privateer, of 14 guns and 67 men, and 
making a voyage to the East Indies, he was paid 
ofi' in March, 1803. In Jan. 1805, he joined the 
Lily 18, Capts. Morrison and Donald Campbell ; 
but, before long, was captured by two privateers 
while serving on board a tender belonging to 
that vessel, and detained a prisoner for several 
months at Cumana, in South America. On his re- 
turn to the Lily, Mr. Batt aided in taking the 
Leander, a Columbian ship of 22 guns and 200 men, 
and was also present in an attack on La Villa de 
Core, on the Spanish Main ; subsequently to which 
he joined the Express gun-brig, Lieut.-Com- 
manders Geo. Spearing, Humphrey Fleming Sen- 
house, Wm. Dowers, Wm. Deane, and Wm. Ma- 
lone. While in that vessel he was slightly woimded 
in the back in an action off Martinique with a na- 
tional brig and two privateers, mounting together 
39 guns — took part, when in company with H.M.S. 
Ethalion, in an encounter with the French 44-gun 
frigate Amphitrite — and shared in the reduction 
of Marie-galante, Deseada, the Saintes, and Mar- 
tinique. From 1812, previously to which year he 
had assisted, in the Nisus 38, Capt. PhiUp Beaver, 
at the reduction of the Isle of France, until Dec. 
1815, he further served, on the Cork, Jamaica, and 
Channel stations, in the Talbot, Ringdove, and 
Wanderer sloops, Capts. Spelman Swaine, Henry 
Hanes, and Wm. Dowers. He then went on half- 
pay, having been awarded a commission on 15 of the 
previous March, and so remained until 1829, when 
he joined the Coast Blockade, as Supernumerary- 
Lieutenant of the Hyperion 42, Capt. Wm. Jas. 
Mingaye. He has been employed in the Coast 
Guard since 24 April, 1831. 

He is a widower with three daughters. Agents 
— Hallett and Robinson. 



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BATTEN— BATTERSBY—BAUGH. 



BATTEN. (Lieut., 1815. f-p., 9 ; h-p., 32.) 
Chakles Batten was born 27 Jan. 1793. 
This officer entered the Navy, 2 May, 1806, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Combatant 22, Capt. 
Alex. Rich. Maclcenzie, with whom he continued 
to serve, in the same ship and the Zenobia 18, on 
the Baltic, Home, America, and Lisbon stations, 
until Jan. 1812. He was in attendance on Com- 
modore Owen's rocket-expedition against Boulogne, 
took part in the subsequent sieges of Dantzic and 
Copenhagen, as also in the operations of 1809 
against Flushing, where the Zenobia had the ho- 
nour of leading a division of the fleet, and was em- 
ployed, in 1810-11, at the defence of Cadiz. Re- 
moving, as Master's Mate, in Jan. 1812, to the 
Vengeuk 74, Capts. Thos. Dundas and Tristram 
Robt. Ricketts, he eventually served on shore with 
the army during the attack on New Orleans, and 
contributed to the fall of Fort Bowyer, the last 
hostile operation of the American war. Since the 
receipt of his commission, which bears date 14 
Feb. 1815, Lieut. Batten has been on half-pay. 



BATTEESBY. (Lieutenant, 1828.) 

John Palmer Batteesby is eldest son of the 
late Rev. Leslie Battersby, LL.D., of Skreene, co. 
Shgo, by Anna Maria, daughter of Patrick Palmer, 
Esq., barrister-at-law ; and nephew both of Lieut, - 
Col. Battersby, C.B., and of the late Capt. Henry 
Robt. Battersby, R.'N. 

This ofacer entered the Navy 12 Aug. 1809; 
passed his examination in 1816 ; obtained his com- 
mission 28 Feb. 1828 ; was appointed, 12 Jan. 1839, 
pro tern,., to the Niagara 20, Capt. Williams San- 
dom, on the lakes of Canada ; and since the sum- 
mer of 1840 has been unemployed. 

He married, 4 Aug. 1835, Maria, second daughter 
of the late Chas. Jones, Esq., of Kilmacarick 
House, CO. "Wicklow. Agent — J oseph "Woodhead. 



BAUGH. (Lieutenant, 1829.) 

Edwakd Badgh entered the Navy 15 Oct. 1810 ; 
passed his examination in 1817 ; was promoted, 25 
April, 1829, into the Thetis 46, Capts. Arthur Batt 
Bingham and Sam. Burgess, in which frigate he 
was wrecked, on Cape Frio, 5 Dec. 1830 ; and from 
2 Oct. 1837, until the close of 1842, served in the 
Coast Guard. He has since been on half-pay. 

Lieut. Baugh married, 17 Nov. 1842, Mary 
Charles, eldest daughter of the late C. S. Minshaw, 
Esq., of Sidcup, Foot's Cray, co. Kent, and of Hove 
Lodge, CO. Sussex. Agents — Hallett and Robinson. 



BAUGH. (Captain, 1841. r-p., 18; h-p., 36.) 
Henry Baugh entered the Navy, 7 Feb. 1793, 
as Midshipman, on board the St. Aebans 64, Capt. 
Jas. Vashon, employed in the Mediterranean and 
West Indies ; removed, in May, 1795, with the same 
officer, to the Pompee 80 ; and continued to serve 
in that ship, off Cadiz and with the Channel fleet, 
until promoted, 19 Feb. 1799, into the Cynthia 16, 
Capt. Micajah Malbou, stationed off'Havre de Grace. 
After serving for a short timein the Trdsty 50, Capt. 
Geo. Bowen, off" the Texel, we find him in succes- 
sion appointed — 16 Dec. 1799, to the Romney 50, 
Capt. John Lawford, at Sheemess — 27 June, 1801, 
to the Dreadnought 98, Capt. Jas. Vashon, off 
Cadiz, whence he invalided 22 Jan. 1802 — and, 10 
May, 1803, to L'Imp^tueux 74, Capt. Thos. Byam 
Martin, employed in the Channel. On 2 Jan. 1806, 
Lieut. Baugh assumed command of the 14-gun 
brig Rapid, and on 23 April, 1808, being off Faro, 
on the south coast of Portugal, in company with 
the Grasshopper 18, Capt. Thos. Fearle, signalized 
himself by his gallantry in capturing, after a severe 
action of two hours and a hal^ fought among 
shoals and within grape-shot of a battery, two Spa- 
nish vessels laden with cargoes valued at 30,O0OZ. 
each, and further protected by four gun-boats, two 
of which were forced to surrender, and the re- 
mainder driven on shore. The Rapid was sub- 
sequently, on 18 of the following month, sunk by the 
batteries in the river Tagus in an attempted attack 



on two feluccas. Capt. Baugh, whose meritorious 
conduct in the action we have above noticed was 
rewarded by a Commander's commission, dated 19 
May, 1808, afterwards served, from June, 1809, to 
Feb 1810, in the Isle of Wight district of Sea Fen- 
cibles, and from 6 Feb. 1812, until June, 1814, in 
command of the Vulture bomb, employed off Jer- 
sey and Guernsey. He has not since been afloat. 
Post-rank was conferred on him 23 Nov. 1841. 

BAUGH. (Lieutenant, 1841.) 

Henry William Baugh died 31 Jan. 1846. He 
was eldest son of Kear-iidmiral Thos. Folliott 
Baugh. 

This officer entered the Navy (from the Royal 
Naval CoUege) 15 Feb. 1830 ; passed his examination 
23Sept. 1834 ; served as Mate, in North America, the 
West Indies, and Mediterranean, in the Madagas- 
car 44, Capt. Provo Wm. Parry Wallis, Implaca- 
ble 74, Capt. Edw. Harvey, and Impregnable 104, 
Capt. Thos. Forrest ; and while employed on the 
former station in the Illustrious 72, bearing the 
flag of Sir Chas. Adam, was awarded a commission, 
dated 23 Nov. 1841. He continued to serve for 
some weeks in the same ship as Additional-Lieu- 
tenant ; then removed, 23 Feb. 1842, to the Sappho 
16, Capt. Edw. Iggulden Parrey ; and from the 
following Dec. until 1845 appears to have been 
employed in the East Indies on board the Sama- 
kang surveying-vessel, Capt. Sir Edw. Belcher. 
Agents — Messrs. StilweU. 



BAUGH. (Rear- Admiral, 1846. pp., 24; 
H-p., 39.) 

Thomas Folliott Baugh is uncle of Commander 
Francis Scott, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, in 1784, as Cap- 
tain's Servant, on board the Captain 74, Capt. 
Reeves, lying at Plymouth; joined, in 1786, the 
Expedition 44, bearing the broad pendant in the 
West Indies of Commodore Alan Gardner ; and 
was subsequently employed as Midshipman, on the 
latter, and on the Home and Newfoundland sta- 
tions, in the Europa 50, Capt. Jas. Vashon, 
Drake, Capt. Geo. Countess, Courageux 74, Capt. 
Alan Gardner, Duke 98, bearing the flag of Admiral 
Roddam, Drake again, Capt. John Dolling, and 
Circe 28, and Heroine 32, both commanded by 
Capt. Alan Hyde Gardner, on the coast of New- 
foimdland. Being promoted to a Lieutenancy, 2 
Nov. 1793, in the Fly sloop, Capt. Thos. Affleck, 
he assisted at the reduction, in 1794, of tlie French 
West India islands ; and, on next joining the Cum- 
berland 74, Capt. Bartholomew Sam. Rowley, par- 
ticipated in Admiral Hotham's action with the 
French fleet, off Cape Roux, 13 July, 1795. His 
subsequent appointments, as Lieutenant, were — 
20 July, 1797, to the Princess Royal 98, flag-ship 
off Cadiz of Rear- Admiral Sir John Ogle — 8 July, 
1798, to the Hector 74, Capts. Robt. Campbell, 
Thos. Stevenson, and John Elphinstone, on the 
Mediterranean station — 1 Nov. 1800, to the Prin- 
cess Charlotte frigate, Capt. Sir Edw. Berry, 
with whom he returned home— and, 8 April, 1801, 
to the command of the Locust gun-brig, which he 
retained until shortly previous to the receipt of his 
second commission, 29 April, 1802. From 24 March 
1804, until 2 April, 1807, we find Capt. Baugh holding 
an appointment in the Irish Sea Fencibles, and from 
the latter period until his advancement to Post> 
rank, 21 Oct. 1810, commanding the Clio brig, on 
the Leith station, where he captured, 21 Sept 
1808 a Danish privateer, of 6 guns and 11 men. 
H e has since been unemployed. His acceptance of 
the rank he now holds took place 1 Oct. 1846 

The Rear-Admiral married, 2 April, 1809, Mary, 
only daughter of Fras. Scott, Esq., of Beechwood 
and niece of Sir Alex. Don, Bart., of Newton, co! 
Roxburgh, and of the first Lord Polwarth. By 
that lady he has had issue two sons and a daughter 
His eldest son was the late Lieut. H. W. Baugh 
?"^;' J;;s second Charies Richai-d, is aLieutenint 
in the 9th regt. Bombay Native Infantry. 



BAXTER— BAYFIELD— BAYLEY— BAYLY. 



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BAXTER. (Lieut., 1815. f-p., 12; h-p., 32.) 

Thomas Baxter entered the Navy, 15 Nov. 
1803, as Midshipman, on board the Focdkotant 
80, Capt. Peter Puget, hearing the flags in succes- 
sion of Sir Thos. Graves and Sir John Borlase 
Warren ; and while in that ship, besides partici- 
pating in various skirmishes vrith the Brest fleet, 
witnessed the capture, 13 March, 1806, of the Ma- 
rengo of 80 guns, carrying the flag of Admiral Li- 
nois, and 40-guu frigate Belle Foule. Rejoining 
Capt. Puget, in April, 1807, on board the Goliath 
74, he accompanied the ensuing expedition to Co- 
penhagen ; after which event he removed to tlie 
Venerable 74, successive flag-ship of Rear-Ad- 
mirals Sir Rich. Strachan and Philip Chas. Dur- 
ham, and in Aug. 1809, while under the temporary 
command of Capt. Andrew King, contributed 
to the fall of Flushing. On ultimately proceed- 
ing to the East Indies, as Master's Mate of the 
Stirling Castle 74, Capt. Sir Home Popham, 
Mr. Baxter joined, in Sept. 1813, the Salsette 36, 
Capt. John Bowen. After acting for some time as 
Lieutenant, both in that ship and in the "Welles- 
ley 74, bearing the flag of Sir Geo. Burlton, he 
was confirmed in his present rank by comnAission 
dated 20 Sept. 1815. He was paid off at Ports- 
mouth in the following January, and has not since 
been employed. Agents — Messrs. Ommanney. 



BAYFIELD. (Capt., 1834. f-p., 41 ; h-p., 0.) 

Henev Wolset Bayfield is, we believe, related 
to a family of high distinction, the Bayflelds, of 
Bayfield Hall, co. Norfolk ; and a connexion of Sir 
Gregory Osborne Page Turner, Bart., of Ambros- 
den, CO. Oxford. 

This officer entered the Navy, 29 Sept. 1806, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Beagle sloop, Capts. 
Fras. Newcombe and Wm. Brooking Dolling, under 
the former of whom, while cruizing in the Downs, 
he assisted at the capture, on different occasions, 
of three heavy privateers, carrying in the whole 44 
guns and 155 men. Having further witnessed Lord 
Cochrane's destruction of the French shipping in Aix 
Roads, and attained the rating of Midshipman, he 
rejoined Capt. Newcombe, in April, 1811, on board 
the Wanderer 20, and during the three following 
years was employed on the West India, Halifax, 
and Lisbon and Spanish stations. He served in 
Canada during the latter part of the American 
War; and since Sept. 1816, has been engaged in 
the survey of lakes Ontario, Erie, and Huron, the 
river St. Lawrence, and the coast of Labrador. 
He obtained his first commission 20 March, 1815 ; 
acquired the rank of Commander 8 Nov. 1826 ; and 
was posted for his services as a Maritime Surveyor 
4 June, 1834. 

Capt. Bayfield married, 2 April, 1838, Fanny, only 
daughter of Capt. C. Wright, R.E., by whom he 
has issue. Agents — Hallett and Robinson. 



BAYLEY. (Lieutenant, 1845.) 

Henry Bayley passed his examination 7 Sept. 
1836 ; and served as Mate, chiefly in the Mediter- 
ranean, on board the Impregnable 104, Capt. Thos. 
Forrest, Malabar 72, Capt. Sir Geo. Rose Sarto- 
rius, AiBiON steamer, Lieut.-Commanders John 
Jeayes and Fred. Lowe, and Volcano steam-sloop, 
Lieut.-Commanders Edw. Chas. Miller and John 
Hay Crang. He obtained his commission 6 Dec. 
1845 ; and has been since employed on the same 
station in the Hibeknia 104, flag-ship of Sir Wm. 
Parker. 



BAYLY. (Lieutenant, 1841.) 

Charles Bissett Bayly entered the Navy 1 
Sept. 1823; passed his examination 1 Deo. 1830; 
and from 29 July, 1840, until the early part of 1842, 
served in the Coast Guard. He was promoted, 
during the latter period, to the rank he now holds 
by commission dated 23 Nov. 1841 ; and since 15 
May, 1843, has been again employed in the Coast 
Guard. 



BAYLY. (Lieut., 1814. f-p., 9 ; h-p., 32.) 

Charlton Booth Bayly entered the Navy, in 
June, 1806, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Superb 
74, Capt., afterwards Rear-Admiral, Rich. Goodwin 
Keats ; under whom (with the exception of a brief 
attachment, in 1809-10, to the Puissant and Poic- 
tiers 74's, Capts. Robt. Hall and John Poo Beres- 
ford) he continued to serve, in the same ship, and 
in the Milford 74, and Hibernia 110, until 1813 ; 
during which period he co-operated in the attack 
upon Copenhagen in 1807, and assisted at the sub- 
sequent defence of Cadiz. Joining next the Cale- 
donia 120, flag-ship of Sir Edw. Pellew, he took 
part in an encounter with the French fleet off Tou- 
lon, 5 Feb. 1814; shortly after which event he 
joined the Union 98, Capt. Robt. Rolles, and served 
as Acting-Lieutenant at the reduction of Genoa. 
His official promotion taking place 17 June follow- 
ing, he was next appointed, 13 March, 1815, to the 
Penelope 36, Capt. Jas. Galloway,vOn accompany- 
ing whom to North America he was wrecked in 
the Gulf of St. Lawrence on 30 April in the same 
year. Mr. Bayly on that occasion experienced such 
intense suffering from the cold and the hardships 
he endured, as never yet to have recovered his 
health. He has not been able to procure further 
employment. 
He is married, and has issue. 



BAYLY. (CoMMANDEK, 1828. F-P., 17; h-p., 31.) 
James Bayly, born in 1785, at Nenagh, is son of 
the Rev. Henry Bayly, Rector of Nenagh and Nigh, 
CO. Tipperary ; grandson of John Bayly, Esq., of 
Debsborough ; brother of Capt. Benj. Bayly, late 
21st Fusileers, of Lieut. Peter Bayly, R.N., and of 
the late Capts. John Bayly, of the 2nd Bengal Light 
Cavalry, andWm. Bayly, of the 92nd Highlanders; 
and brother-in-law of Sir Wm. Rowan Hamilton, 
Astronomer Royal of Ireland, and of Wm. Rath- 
bone, Esq., late High Sheriff of Dublin. 

This officer entered the Navy, 6 March, 1799, as 
a Volunteer, on hoard the Penelope 36, commanded 
by his relative Capt. Hon. Henry Blackwood ; and 
on 31 March, 1800, while at the blockade of Malta, 
assisted at the hard-wrought capture of ie Guil- 
laume Tell, of 84 guns and 1000 men, bearing the 
flag of Rear-Admiral Decres. After attending, as 
Midshipman, the expedition to Egypt, he succes- 
sively joined, between May, 1802, and Oct. 1805, 
the Donegal 74, bearing the broad pendant of Sir 
Rich. Strachan, Experiment 44, Capt. Geo. Chas. 
Mackenzie, Virginie 88, Capt. John Poo Beres- 
ford, and Edeyalus 36, Capt. Hon. Henry Black- 
wood. For his conduct in the latter frigate at the 
battle of Trafalgar, on which occasion he had the 
honour of conveying Lord Collingwood on board, 
he was at once appointed Acting-Lieutenant of that 
nobleman's flag-ship, the Royal Sovereign 100. He 
was officially promoted on 22 Dec. in the same year, 
1805 ; and was afterwards appointed — 19 April, 
1806, to the Ganges 74, Capt. Peter Halkett, in 
which ship he vritnessed the capture, 27 Sept. 1806, 
of Le Fresident French frigate, and the subsequent 
reduction of Copenhagen — 11 March, 1808, to the 
Warspite 74, Capt. Hon. H. Blackwood, stationed 
in the Mediterranean — 22 Oct. 1810, as First (for 
his co-exertions in having rescued the Euryalus, 
and Shearwater brig, from six of the enemy's 
line-of-battle ships in a gale off Toulon), to the Leo- 
NIDAS 38, Capt. Anselm John Griffiths, also in the 
Mediterranean — 1 Jan. 1811, to the Fame 74, Capt. 
Walter Bathurst, with whom he returned to Eng- 
land an invalid— 25 Oct. 1811, and 11 Oct. 1813, to 
the Teinculo 16, and Orontes 36, Capts. Alex. 
Renny and Nathaniel Day Cochrane, on the Cork 
and West India stations, the latter of which ships 
he left in May, 1815— and, in 1827, to the Prince 
Regent 120, bearing the flag at the Nore of his old 
friend, Hon. H. Blackwood, at whose recommenda- 
tion, on memorialising the Lord High Admiral, he 
was advanced to his present rank, 25 Aug. 1828. 

Commander Bayly mairied, 12 Sept. 1831, Miss 
Tripe. 



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BAYLY BAYNES-BAYNTON. 



BAYLY. (Lieut., 1809. f-p., 15; h-p., 32.) 

Peter Bayly is brother of Commander Jas. 
Bayly, R.N. 

This officer entered the Nary, 8 April, 1800, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Camilla 26, Capts. Robt. 
Larkan and Edw. Brace. After serving for some 
time off Newfoundland, and being obliged to put, 
in great distress, into Cork, in consequence of the 
Camilla having overset, he became successively 
attached, as Midshipman, between 1802 and 1809, 
to the Penelope 36, Capt. Hon. Henry Blackwood, 
Herccle 74, Capt. Solomon Ferris, Lzda 38, Capt. 
Robt. Honyman, Zealand 64, bearing the iiag of 
Vioe-Admiral Bartholomew Sam. Rowley, Mon- 
mouth 74, Capt. Edw. Dumford King, and Solebay 
32, Commodore Edw. Henry Columbine. While in 
the Leda, Mr. Bayly was present, 29 April, 1803, in a 
successful attack on a division of gun-boats off Bou- 
logne — co-operated in the reduction, in Jan. 1806, 
of the Cape of Good Hope — witnessed the capture, 
21 Feb. and 4 March following, of the Rollu brig and 
VolontaiTe frigate, in Table Bay — and, accompany- 
ing Sir Home Popham to the Rio de la Plata, took 
an active part in all the operations which preceded 
the final evacuation of Spanish America by the 
British in the summer of 1807. On the occasion of 
the re-capture of Buenos Ayres by its original pos- 
sessors he narrowly escaped being involved in the 
destruction of a prize-schooner which he had set 
on fire ; and at the storming of Monte Video, where 
he commanded a party of 40 seamen employed to 
co-operate with the troops, he was wounded in the 
face while assisting an officer of the Royal Artillery 
to hoist the union-jack on the citadel. During his 
continuance in the Leda, Mr. Bayly on one occa^ 
sion fell from the main-yard into the waist, in con- 
sequence of which he was for several weeks speech- 
less; and on another, he tripped from the main- 
deck head foremost into an empty peas-cask in the 
after hold, and was taken out apparently lifeless. He 
afterwards, in the Zealand, acted as Secretary to 
Admiral Rowley ; made a voyage, in the Monmouth, 
to the East Indies ; and (m his passage to England 
in 1808, after having participated in the capture of 
a valuable Dutch settlement, broke his collar-bone 
in three places, and was for a twelvemonth deprived 
of the use of his right arm. He was ultimately 
confirmed to a Lieutenancy, 31 Aug. 1809, in the 
Derwent 20, Capt. John Tetley, and on his return 
home from the coast of Africa was appointed, to- 
wards the close of the same year, to the Cueacoa 
26, Capt. John Tower. Continuing to serve in that 
fejgate for a period of six years, he commanded a 
squadron of gun-boats at the taking of Genoa in 
April, 1814; and on one occasion succeeded, in a 
six-oared gig with 8 men, in boarding and cap- 
turing, when six other boats had failed, a French 
brig lying at anchor under a heavy battery. While 
hastening, however, to rejoin his ship, the prize was 
unfortunately struck by a shot under water, and 
immediately went down, scarcely affording time to 
himself and crew to effect their escape. On at 
length reaching the CuRAyoA, the Captain pre- 
sented him, in presence of the officers and crew, 
with the colours he had brought o^ and gave him 
every hope of promotion. The coming peace, how- 
ever, blighted hie expectations. He was paid off in 
Sept. 1815, and has not since been afloat. 

Lieut. Bayly had the honour of dining with 
Buonaparte when King of Elba, and frequently 
with King Murat, by whom he was presented with 
an elegant diamond ring valued at 2602. He mar- 
ried 20 Jan. 1816, and has issue four sons and a 
daughter. Agents — Messrs. Halford and Co. 



F-p., 



BAYNES, C.B., K.E.G. (Captain, 1828. 
22; H-p., 15.) 
Robert Lambert Baynes entered the Navy, 19 
April, 1810, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Blase 
74, Capt. Edw. Codrington, stationed off the coast 
of Catalonia, where he served, latterly as Midship- 
man, until May, 1813. Until the receipt of his first 
commission, 8 April, 1818, we next find him suc- 
cessively employed, on various stations, in the 



Duncan 74, and Royal Sovereign 100, both com- 
manded by Capt. Eobt. Lambert Baynes, Tosnant 
80, flag-ship of Sir Alex. Cochrane, Seahorse 38, 
commanded during the expedition to New Orleans, 
by Sir Jas. Alex. Gordon, Cyrus 20, Capt. Wm. 
Fairbrother Carroll, and Conqueror 74, bearing 
the flag of Rear- Admiral Robt. Plampin. His ap- 
pointments as Lieutenant were, 12 Nov. 1819, to 
the Vigo 74, Capt. Thos. Brown, at St. Helena^— 
2 Dec. 1822, and 28 Aug. 1823, to the Briton 46, 
Capt. Sir Murray Maxwell, and Tartarus 42, 
Capt. Thos. Brown, both on the South American 
station— and, 6 Oct. 1826, to the Asia 84, equip- 
ping at Portsmouth for the flag of Sir Edw. Cod- 
rington. He was advanced to the command, 8 July, 
1827, of the Alacrity sloop, on the Mediterranean 
station, but being soon afterwards re-appointed, as 
Second-Captain, to the Asia, was present in that 
ship, and distinguished himself by his exemplary 
conduct, at the ensuing battle of Navarin.* Ob- 
taining Post-rank 8 July, 1828, he subsequently 
commanded the Andromache 26, on the Cape 
station, from 2 Feb. 1838, to March, 1843. He has 
since been on half-pay. 

Capt. Baynes, for his conduct at Navarin, was 
nominated a C.B., and presented with the Order 
of the Redeemer of Greece. He married, 8 July, 
1846, Frances, daughter of Lord Denman, Chief 
Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench, and sister 
of Hon. Capt. Denman, B.N. 

BAYNTON. ^Commander, 1841, f-p., 20; 
H-p., 26,) 

Benjamin Baynton, bom 17 Sept. 1789, in Wales, 
is son of the late Major Benj. Baynton, of Duncan- 
non Fort. 

This officer entered ;the Navy, 3 Nov. 1801, as 
Fst.-cl. VoL, on board the Flora 36, Capt. Edw. 
Kendall, lying off Lymington ; and, on subsequently 
proceeding to the Mediterranean, in the Victory 
100, flag-ship of Lord Nelson, in which he assisted 
at the capture of the French 32-gun frigate Ambus- 
cade, became Midshipman, in Aug. 1803, of the 
Amphion 32, Capt. Sam. Sutton, under whom we 
find him contributing to the capture of three 
Spanish frigates laden with treasure, and the de- 
struction of a fourth, off Cape St. Mary, 5 Oct. 
1804. While next attached to the Halcyon 16, 
Capt. Henry Whitmarsh Pearse, he was on four 
occasions engaged with divisions of Spanish gun- 
boats — assisted, during an encounter with an armed 
vessel off Malaga, in taking the enemy's launch, 17 
Oct. 1805 — was instrumental in effecting the cap- 
ture, after a gallant action with three privateers, 
of the largest, the Neptimo Dim de los Mares, of 14 
guns and 72 men, 13 Dec. 1806 — commanded a 
mortar-boat in an attack on the French batteries 
at Soylla, in Feb. 1808— was constantly, from 12 
May to 27 June following, employed in a tender 
against the enemy in the Faro of Messina and on 
the coast of Calabria — contributed, on 8 Sept. in 
the same year, to the reduction of the town of Dia- 
mante, and seizure of a flotilla of vessels anchored 
under its protection — and was farther present at 
the ensuing defence of the island of Capri. After 
acting for eleven months .as Lieutenant of the 
Ocean 98, bearing the flag of Lord CoUingwood, 
and of the Cambrian 40, Capt. Fras. Wm. Fane, 
he was at length confirmed to the latter ship, by 
commission dated 2 Jan. 1810. In the following 
September he co-operated in the reduction of a 
French battery at Bagur, on the coast of Cata- 
lonia ; and he afterwards obtained the thanks of 
the patriot General O'Donnell for his conduct at 
the storming of a fort near Palamos, on which oc- 
casion the boat of which he had command was 
struck by a shot, and sank almost before the 
wounded and the powder could be removed. On 
13 of the following December Mr. Baynton took 
charge of the Cambrian's boats in an attack made, 
in conjunction vrith those of the Kent and Ajax 
74's, and Sparkowhawk and Minstrel sloops, on 
an enemy's convoy in the mole of Palamos ; and 
• Vide Gai. 1827, p. 2322. 



BAZALGETTE-BEADON. 



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during the disastrous retreat of the British from 
that place — when the boat in which he was serving 
grounded under a murderous fire from the shore, 
sustained, without any means of resistance, a loss 
of 30 men killed and wounded, and was only eventu- 
ally got under way by the three survivors swimming 
and towing her off— received a musket-ball in his 
thigh, which, we believe, has never been extracted. 
For his services on the coast of Catalonia, where 
he was further present at the defence of Tarrar 
gona, Mr. Baynton again obtained the open thanks 
of General U'Donnell, also a gold medal, struck 
for the affairs at Bagur and Falamos, and a sword 
valued at 501. Being next appointed, 23 Jan. 1812, 
to the NoKTH Stab 20, Capt. Thos. Coe, he served 
in that vessel, on the Channel and West India sta- 
tions, the last twelve months as Senior Lieutenant, 
until Nov. 1815 ; during the early part of which 
year he landed with a party of seamen and marines 
on the island of Cuba, in pursuit of the crew of an 
American letter-of-marq^ue, three of whom were 
taken prisoners, and the vessel ultimately captured. 
He was afterwards employed, for two years and 
a half, part of the time as First Lieutenant, in the 
Shark, bearing the ilag of Kear-Admiral John 
Erskine Douglas, Sabine and Tay, Capts. Alex. 
Campbell and Sam. Roberts, and Saxisbuby 50, 
flag-ship of Bear-Admiral Douglas, all on the Ja- 
maica station, where he commanded for some time 
the Speedwell tender. From 1 May, 1818, until 
3 Dec. 1839, with the exception of an interval in 
1827, when, as Agent for Transports afloat, he 
attended the expedition to Portugal, he appears to 
have been on half-pay. He then, until promoted 
to his present rank, 23 Nov. 1841, commanded the 
Semaphore station at Cobham, co. Surrey. He has 
since been unemployed. 

Commander Baynton, in 1844, was admitted a 
student at the Koyal Naval College. He married, 
18 Jan. 1821, Miss Ann Ogilvie, of London, and 
by that lady has issue six children. Agent — J. 
Hinxman. 



BAZALGETtE. (Commander, 1814. f-p., 17; 
H-p., 34.) 

Joseph 'WitLiAM Bazalgette was born about 
the year 1783. 

This officer entered the Navy, in Oct. 1796, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Impiitueux 74, Capts. 
John Willet Payne, Sampson Edwards, and Sir 
Edw. Pellew, attached to the fleet in the Channel. 
From 1799 until 1805 he served, as Midshipman 
and Master's Mate, chiefly in the East Indies, in 
the Tehpsichore 32, Capt. John Mackellar, Euby- 
DicE 28, Capt. Chas. Malcolm, Phaeton 38, Capt. 
Geo. Cockbum, and Tbident 64, bearing the flag 
of Vice-Admiral Peter Rainier. On 15 Oct. 1805, 
Mr. Bazalgette became Sub-Lieutenant of the 
Aggbessob 12, Lieut.-Commander Jas. Watson, 
employed in the Channel ; and on 12 June, 1806, 
was promoted to be fuU Lieutenant of the Resist- 
ance 38, Capt. Chas. Adam, whom he accompanied 
to the West Indies. While subsequently cruizing 
off Bilbao, on the north coast of Spain, he was de- 
tached, 27 Feb. 1809, in command of a single boat, 
in pursuit of a French man-of-war schooner. La 
Mouclte, which he gallantly boarded and captured, 
after an action in which her commander, a Lieuten- 
ant-de-Vaisseau, was killed. A night or two after- 
wards he was again successfully engaged in the boats 
in cutting out from under the batteries, in a neigh- 
bouring port three armed luggers, laden with stores 
and provisions for the French army in Spain ; and 
while in the act of boarding one of the vessels, was 
severely wounded by a musket-ball in the left 
thigh,* which placed him for some months under 
surgical treatment, and eventually rendered him 
lame for life. On being sufficiently recovered, 
Lieut. Bazalgette was appointed, 20 Feb. 1810, First 
of the Leonidas 38, Capt. Anselm John Griffiths, 
and, until superseded, 21 Sept. following, saw much 
active service in the Adriatic, where, on different 

• Vide Gaz. 1814, pp. 980-S3. 



occasions, in command of the boats, he succeeded 
in capturing and destroying, together with the ves- 
sels anchored under their protection, the Towers 
of Badisco, Trecase, and Emiliano, on the coast of 
Italy, each mounted with cannon ; and for his 
exertions received the thanks of the senior officer, 
Capt. Geo. Eyre. He next served for nearly two 
years on board the Waespite 74, Capt. Hon. ]Henry 
Blackwood, also on the Mediterranean station ; and 
in 1813-14, having joined the Amebica 74, Capt. 
Sir Josias Rowley, participated in the attacks on 
Leghorn and Spezia, as also on Genoa, where he 
commanded a division of boats belonging to the 
squadron, and where for his conduct, both at the 
capture, and in the after direction of the enemy's 
batteries, the guns and mortars of which were effec- 
tively employed against the city, he obtained the 
high commendations of his Captain, and was re- 
warded, the day after the surrender, in being pro- 
moted by Sir Edw. Pellew to the command of the 
CocHEUB, a captured sloop-of-war. He was con- 
firmed on his return to England, by commission 
dated 17 May in the same year ; and since the 
ensuing month of July, when he paid the Coheedr 
off, he has been unemployed. 

Commander Bazalgette, in consideration of the 
wound above alluded to, was presented by the Pa- 
triotic Fund with a gratuity of 50^., and awarded by 
Government a pension of 150Z. He has, for upwards 
of twenty years, gratuitously devoted his time to 
the moral and spiritual advancement of his brother 
seamen, especially in the formation and direction 
of the "Naval and Military Bible Society," the 
" Sailor's Home and Asylum," the " Seaman's 
Floating Church," and the " Koyal Naval Female 
School." Agents — Messrs. Stilwell. 



BEADON. (Commander, 1841. f-p., 12 ; 
H-p., 10.) 

Geobge Beadon, bom 25 Feb. 1810, is third son 
of Wm. Beadon, Esq.,"' of Gotten House, co. So- 
merset, in the commission of the peace for that 
shire, by Martha Anna, only daughter and heir of 
the late John Hammett, Esq., Lieut. R.N., niece 
of the late Sir Benj. Hammett, Kt., (the great 
benefactor of Taunton, of whose interests he was 
for many years the constant advocate in Parlia- 
ment, as was likewise his eldest son,) and repre- 
sentative, through her mother, of the Monkton 
branch of the ancient family of Musgrave, of 
Charlton Musgrave, in the same county. 

This officer entered the Navy, 20 Aug. 1825, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Pbince Regent 120, 
Capts. Wm. Henry Webley Parry and Constantine 
Rich. Moorsom, bearing the flag at the Nore of Sir 
Robt. Moorsom. He next joined the Victory 104, 
guard-ship at Portsmouth, Capt. Chas. Inglis ; 
served, as Midshipman, from 20 Aug. 1826, until 
the date of his passing, 8 Sept. 1831, in the Heron 
18, commanded by various Captains, and Cublew 
10, Capts. Geo. Woollcombe and Henry Duudas 
Trotter, on the South American and Cape of Good 
Hope stations ; and then joined the Jasedb 18, Capts. 
Fras. Harding and Archibald Sinclair, in which he 
returned home, and was paid off in Oct. 1832. On 
23 Oct. 1833, Mr. Beadon was promoted to the rank 
of Lieutenant ; and, on 9 Sept. 1836, after an em- 
ployment of two months in the Coast Guard, was 
appointed to the Conway 28, Capt. Chas. Ramsay 
Drinkwater Bethune, with whom he proceeded to 
New South Wales and thence to India and China. 
In the course of 1840-41, he took an active part in 
the various operations of the Chinese war, and in 
Sept. of the former year had the honour, while de- 
tached in command of the Conway's cutter, of 
being the first to discover the entrance of the 

• The Besdons have bpen for generations interwoven with 
many of the first families of Somerset and the neighbourinsj 
counties, of whom it may be sufBcient here to enumerate the 
Spurways, of Spurway ; the Radfords, of Oaltford ; tlie Jol- 
liffes, of Kelmersden, &c. Sur Robert de Beadin, from whom 
the present Beadons collaterally descend, was thrice high- 
sheriff of Devon, temp. Edw. II. Gotten House is an ancient 
seat of the Musgraves, and was acquired by Commander 
Beadon's father on his marria<;e. 

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BEALE-BEALES-BEART-BEATTY. 



Tang-tse-Kiang river, before leaving the shores of 
which we find him avenging in a very condign 
manner an insult offered by the natives to some of 
his party. Not long afterwards, being sent on 
shore in charge of a strong foraging expedition, he 
again came into hostile collision with the enemy, 
and, in the affray, had I man mortally wounded, 
and Mf. Harvey, a midshipman of great promise, 
so severely, that he ultimately died from the effects 
of the injuries he received. The assailants had 5 
killed and several wounded. On another occasion, 
in April, 1841, when returning in a junk to Wham- 
poa, after delivering letters at Macao for Sir Le 
Fleming Senhouse, Mr. Beadon, with all his crew, 
was swamped during a violent storm off the island 
of Lin-tin, but, after struggling with destruction 
for many hours, and when in the last moment of 
despair, was most providentially saved. At the 
capture, in May following, of the fortress of Tai- 
hong-tow, this ofilcer was the first to enter it. He 
also commanded, with the highest credit to himself, 
the CoNWAY*s boats during the whole of the de- 
tached operations against Canton and its vicinity,* 
and was Senior of the Conwai at a most harassing 
period of the war, when, indeed, the greater part 
of the ship's company was on the sick list. He 
returned to England with a large portion of the 
Chinese ransom, and was paid off in Jan. 1842, 
previously to which period, 8 June, 1841, he had 
been advanced to his present rank. He has since 
been on half-pay. 

Commander Beadon, who has obtained a certi- 
ficate of proficiency in the art of steam navigation, 
was presented, in 1835, by the Duke of Sussex, with 
the thanks of the Society of Arts for his invention 
of a Double Hook, and, in 1843, with a Gold Medal, 
by Prince Albert, for an improved Life Buoy, 
which has been directed by Her Majesty to be at- 
tached to the Royal Yacht. He married, 17 Oct. 
1833, Sarah, daughter of Wm. Oliver, Esq., of Hope 
Comer, near Taunton, co. Somerset, and by that lady 
has issue three children. Agehts — Messrs. Stilwell. 



BEALE. (Lieutenant, 1846.) 

KoBEHT Beale Beale Is brother of Lieut. W. Y. 
Beale, of the 10th Foot, who was killed at the storm- 
ing of the tete-dn-pant by the Sikh army in 1846. 

This officer served throughout the whole of the 
operations of 1840 on the coast of Syria, including 
the capture of St. Jean d'Acre, as Midshipman of 
the Princess Charlotte 104, flag-ship of Sir Robt. 
Stopford, from whom he elicited unqualified appro- 
bation. He passed his examination 21 Feb. 1843 ; 
and — after an intermediate attachment to the Ex- 
cellent gunnery-ship at Portsmouth, Capt. Sir 
Thos. Hastings, Larke 18, commanded on the coast 
of Africa by Capt. John Wm. Douglas Brisbane, 
and Qdeen 110, and Trafalgar 120, flag-ships at 
the Nore of Sir John Chambers White and SirEdw. 
Dumford King — was promoted to his present rank 
4 April, 1846. He has been serving, since 15 of the 
following May, in the Dido 18, Capt. John Balfour 
Maxwell. 



BEALES. (Retired Commander, 1846. f-p., 
14 ; H-p., 32.) 

Charles Beales was bom 27 Jan. 1788. 

This officer entered the Navy, 1 Jan. 1801, as 
Third-cl. Vol., on board the Clyde 46, Capt. Chas. 
Cunningham, stationed in the Channel and off 
Guernsey ; attained in Oct. following the rating of 
Midshipman ; and in that capacity, and as Master's 
Mate and Acting-Lieutenant, served successively 
in the Diligence 16, Capt. Alex. Kobt. Kerr, Prin- 
cess OF Orange 74, Capts. C. Cunningham and 
Thos. Rogers, Nassau 74, Capt. Robt. Campbell, 
and Kent 74, Capt. T. Rogers, employed on the 
North Sea, Channel, Lisbon, and Mediterranean 
stations. He was confirmed a Lieutenant of the 
latter sliip 26 Nov. 1808, and was subsequently 
appointed, 22 Dec. 1809, and 30 April, 1814, to 
the Tribune 36 and Liffev 50, Capts. Geo. 

• Vide Gaz. 1841, pp. 1503, 1505, 2512. 



Reynolds and John Hancock, with whom he 
served, in the North Sea and West Indies and on 
the coast of Spain, until 28 July, 1815. The parti- 
culars of a gallant cutting-out affair, which took 
place at Noli, on the coast of Italy, 1 Aug. 1808, 
and in which Mr. Beales participated, will be found 
in our memoir of Commander Wm. Chasman. He 
also, we find, assisted in the Kent's boats at the 
capture of two gun vessels in July, 1809. The 
Tribune, while he was in her, effected, on 12 May, 
1810, after a smart action of two hours and a quar- 
ter, and a loss of 9 men killed and 15 wounded, 
the defeat, off the Norwegian coast, of four Danish 
man-of-war brigs, carrying altogether 74 guns. 
Not having been employed since 1815, Lieut. Beales 
accepted the rank he now holds 13 April, 1846. 
He married Miss Moon, and has issue six children. 



BEART. (Lieut., 1815. f-p., 9; h-p., 31.) 

Charles James Beart entered the Navy, 1 
April, 1807, as Fst.-cL Vol., on board the Roebuck 
44, Capt. Rich. Curry, bearing the flag at North 
Yarmouth of Vice-Admiral Billy Douglas; re- 
moved, in the course of the same year, to the 
Ariadne 20, Capt. Arthur Farquhar, stationed in 
the North Sea; and there became, 3 Sept. 1809, 
Midshipman of the Aboukir 74, Capt. Geo. Parker. 
Continuing to serve in the latter ship until Sept. 
1815, he took part, under Rear-Admiral Thos. 
Byam Martin, in the defence of Riga, as also, un- 
der Capt. Norborne Thompson, in the reduction of 
Genoa, in April, 1814. From the Aboukir, Mr. 
Beart was appointed Admiralty Midshipman of the 
Cherokee 10, Capt. Wm. Ramage, on the Leith 
station, where he appears to have been employed 
until 3 Dec. following, 1815. He was then pro- 
moted to his present rank by commission dated 
back to 15 March in the same year, but has not 
since been afloat. 



BEATTY. (Lieut., 1806. f-p., 12 ; h-p., 28.) 

Daniel M'Neale Beattv entered the Navy, 24 
March, 1807, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Sappho 
of 18 guns and 120 men, Capt. Geo. Langford ; in 
which sloop he escorted, as Midshipman, the Hon. 
Mr. Pierrepont, as Ambassador to the King of 
Sweden, Gustavus Adolphus, then besieged by the 
French army in Stralsund — accompanied, in Aug. 
of the same year, the expedition to Copenhagen — 
and, on 2 March, 1808, assisted at the capture, off 
Flamborough Head, after a close action of half an 
hour, of the Admiral Yawl Danish brig, of 28 gims 
and 83 men — a service for which Capt. Langford 
was advanced to Post-rank. Mr. Beatty next 
served for two years on board the Zenobia 18, 
Capt. Alex. Rich. Mackenzie, during which period, 
in Aug. 1809, he was actively employed, vrith the 
light squadron under Sir Edw. Owen, in co-operation 
with the troops at the bombardment of Flushing. 
He then joined the Alexandria 32, Capts. John 
Quilliam and Robt. Cathcart, on the Baltic station, 
where he was twice engaged with the Danish gun- 
boats, took part in several cutting-out affairs, and, 
while affording protection to convoys, came into 
frequent collision with the enemy's row-galleys; 
and on removing, in Feb. 1813, to the Dannemark 
74, Capt. Henry Edw. Reginald Baker, was em- 
ployed, until the conclusion of the war, in block- 
ading the Texel and Cherbourg squadrons, and at 
the Cape of Good Hope. For a few months in 
1815 Mr. Beatty served as Master's Mate in the 
RoTAL Sovereign 100, and Tonnant 80, Capt. Edw. 
Pelham Brenton, lying at Plymouth. He after- 
wards became attached, in July, 1816, to the Se- 
vern 40, Capt. Hon. Fred. Wm. Aylmer; and for 
his conduct at the battle of .Mgiers, where he was 
wounded, was promoted on 16 Sept. in the same 
year to the rank of Lieutenant.* Since that period, 
with the exception of a brief employment in the 
Coast Guard, and a command, from 20 March, 1830, 
to Oct. 1831, and from 9 April, 1832, to Sept. 1833, 

* Vide Gaz. 1816, p. 1792. 



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61 



of the Hornet and Swallow Revenue-vessels, Mr. 
Beatty has been unemployed. 
He married in 1829. 



BEAUCLEKK, Lord, G.C.B., G.C.H., F.E.S. 
(Admiral of the Red, 1830.) 

The Right HononHABLE Lokd Amelius Beatj- 
CLEKK was horn in 1771, and died 10 Dec. 1846, 
at his seat, Winkfleld House. He was third and 
eldest surviving son of Aubrey, fifth Duke of 
St. Albans, by Lady Catherine Ponsonby, daughter 
of William, second Earl of Besborough, and grand- 
daughter of William, third Duke of Devonshire. 
He was uncle of the present Duke of St. Albans, 
and of the two officers whose memoirs immediately 
follow. 

This officer entered the Tfavy, in June, 1782, on 
board the Jackall cutter, Lieut. -Commander 
BaiUey ; served next for two years in the Salis- 
bury 50, bearing the flag of vice-Admiral John 
Campbell, on the Newfoundland station; and sub- 
sequently attended Commodore Gardner to the 
West Indies. He became, in 1789, Acting-Lieu- 
tenant of the Europa 50 ; obtained his first com- 
mission 21 Sept. 1790 ; was employed for some time 
in the Swiftsure 74, and Druid 32 ; at the com- 
mencement of the war accompanied Lord Hood to 
the Mediterranean; was then posted into the 
Nemesis 28, by commission bearing date 16 Sept. 
1793 ; and, in the course of the same month, was 
present with the force under Commodore Bobt. 
Linzee in the expedition to Corsica, where he wit- 
nessed the reduction of the tower of Forneilli. 
Removing, about March, 1794, to the command of 
the JoNO 32, Lord Amelius Beauclerk had the 
good fortune, singly, to defeat a small squadron, 
near the Hieres Islands, consisting of a French 
frigate of the same name, mounting 36 guns, a cor- 
vette, and a brig; shortly after which achieve- 
ment he conveyed to Vice-Admiral Hotham the 
intelligence of the enemy's fleet having sailed from 
Toulon, and was sent by that officer with the 
despatches containing the announcement to Lord 
Hood, then at the blockade of Bastia. We next 
find him, towards the close of 1795, in company 
vrith the Argo 44, safely convoying, from Gibraltar, 
a fleet of 32 homeward-bound merchantmen ;* and 
on his arrival in England, appointed to the Dryao, 
of 44 guns and 251 men, stationed on the coast of 
Ireland. In that ship, his lordship, on 13 June, 
1796, captured, with the loss only of 2 men killed 
and 7 wounded, after a close and spirited action of 
45 minutes, the French frigate ha Proserpine, of 
42 guns and 348 men, of whom 30 were slain and 
45 wounded ;t and he subsequently, when cruizing 
with great activity and success, took the following 
privateers — Le Vanteur, of 9 guns and 78 men, 
L' Eclair, of 14 guns and 108 men. La Camelie, of 
90 men. La Brurw, of 16 guns and 180 men, and Le 
Mars, of 16 guns. About the end of 1800, Lord 
Amelius Beauclerk commissioned theFoRTONEE, of 
40 guns, in which frigate, until the conclusion of 
hostilities, he served, in the Channel (where he 
took La Mascarade privatger, of 12 guns and 40 
men), and in attendance on George HI. at Wey- 
mouth. At the recommencement of the war, he was 
appointed to the Majestic 74, also employed with 
the fleet in the Channel; and he afterwards ob- 
tained command, in the summer of 1805, of the 
Saturn 74, and, in the early part of 1809, of the 
Royal Oak 74. In the ensuing expedition to the 
Walcheren, he exclusively superintended with great 
skill the debarkation of Lord Chatham's army ; and, 
during the absence of Sir Rich. Strachan with the 
army at Flushing, assumed the government of 
Campvere and the charge of the fleet and store- 
ships in the Roompot.J On 31 July, 1810, his 
lordship was made Colonel of Marines. He became 
a Rear-Admiral 1 Aug. 1811, and was, at the same 
time, invested with a command in the North Sea. 
In 1813 he sailed in command of a squadron for 
the North Cape, for the purpose of intercepting 

• Vide Gaz. 1705, p. 1075. t V. Gaz. 179B,p. 579. 
J r. G.IZ. 1809, p. 1233. 



the American Commodore Rodgers, who had, how- 
ever, previously left that quarter. Towards the 
close of the war, we find him commanding the 
force in the Basque Roads, and negociating with 
the Baron de la Baffiniere, commander-in-chief at 
Rochelle, for a suspension of hostilities against 
those parts of the French coast which were amica- 
bly disposed to acknowledge the authority of Louis 
XVni.* Lord Amelius Beauclerk, who had been 
elected a F.R.S. 7 Dec. 1809, was nominated a 
K.C.B. 2 Jan. 1815, and promoted to the rank of 
Vice-Admiral 12 Aug. 1819. He held the chief 
command off' Lisbon from 1824 until 1827 ; became 
a full Admiral 22 July, 1830; was created a G.C.H. 
29 March, 1831, and a G.C.B. 4 Aug. 1835 ; com- 
manded in chief at Plymouth from 27 April, 1836, 
until April, 1839 ; and on 4 Aug. following, was ap- 
pointed First and Principal Naval Aide-de-Camp 
to William IV., which honourable appointment he 
continued to hold under her present Majesty until 
the period of his death. At the respective funerals 
of George IV. and William IV. the Admiral offi- 
ciated as an assistant supporter of the canopy over 
the royal body. Agemts — Messrs. Stilwell. 

BEAUCLERK, Lord. (Commander, 1846.) 

The Right Honourable Lord Amelius Went- 
woRTH Beauclerk, bom 16 Aug. 1815, is fifth son 
of the late Duke of St. Albans, and a younger 
brother of Commander Lord F. C. P. Beauclerk, 
R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy 17 May, 1830 ; 
passed his examination 3 Oct. 1836 ; and served as 
Mate, on the Lisbon and India stations, of the 
Hastings 72, Capt. John Lawrence, Wellesley 72, 
bearing the broad pendant of Sir Gordon Bremer, 
and Blenheim 72, Capt. Sir Humphrey Fleming 
Senhouse. For his services during the campaign 
in China, where he fought at the capture of Amoy 
and the storming of Chinghae, he was promoted to 
the rank of Lieutenant, 8 Oct. 1841. f His appoint- 
ments in that capacity were — 26 Nov. 1842, and 9 
Feb. 1844, to the Gorgon steam-sloop, and Curajoa 
24, Capts. Chas. Hotham, Sir Thos. Sabine Pasley, 
and Wm. Broughton, both on the South American 
station. He attained his present rank 9 Nov. 1846. 
Agents — Messrs. Stilwell. 



BEAUCLERK, Lord. (Commander, 1834.) 

The Right Honourable Lord Frederick 
Charles Peter Beauclerk, bom 28 June, 1808, 
is second son of the late Duke of St. Albans, by 
Maria Janetta, only daughter of John Nelthorpe, 
Esq., of Little Grimsby House, co. Lincoln. He is 
next brother of the present Duke, elder brother of 
the preceding officer, and nephew of the late Admi- 
ral Lord Amelius Beauclerk, G.C.B. 

This officer entered the Navy, from the R. N. 
College, in 1823, as Midshipman, on hoard the Vic- 
tor 18, Capt. Thos. Prickett, stationed off the coast 
of Africa ; served in the Asia 84, bearing the flag 
of Sir Edw. Codrington, at the battle of Navarin, 
20 Oct. 1827 ; passed his examination in 1828 ; ob- 
tained his first commission 13 Sept. in the same 
year; and on 8 Dec. following was appointed to 
the Southampton 52, Capts. Peter Fisher and John 
Milligan Laws, on the East India station. In the 
latter ship his lordship continued to serve until 
1832, when he removed for a short time to the 
Cruizer 18, Capt. John Parker, and on 3 Aug. 
assumed the Acting-Command of the Zebra 18, 
which sloop he brought home and paid off in the 
spring of 1833. He attained his present rank 6 Jan. 
1834, and has since been on half-pay. Agents — 
Messrs. Stilwell. 



BEAUFORT, F.R.S., F.G.S., F.R.A.S., &o. (Rear- 
Admiral, 1846. F-P., 19; B-P., 41.) 
Francis Beaufort is son of the late Rev. Daniel 
Augustus Beaufort, D.D., Rector of Navan, co. 
Meath, and Vicar of CoUon, co. Louth, a divine of 
great learning and piety, author of one of our best 

* Vide Gaz. 1814, p. 831. f V: Gaz. 1842, pp. 82, 397. 



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BEAUFOY— BEAUMAN. 



maps of Ireland, itnd of a valualile memoir on the 
Topographical, and Civil and Ecclesiastical State of 
that country. Capt. Beaufort's sister, Frances 
Anne, was the fourth wife of the late Rich. Lovell 
Edgeworth, Esq., of Edgeworth's Town, co. Long- 
ford, the celebrated writer on education and inven- 
tions, father, by a former marriage, of Miss Maria 
Edgeworth, the distinguished novehst. 

This ofScer entered the Navy, 21 June, 1787, as a 
Volunteer, on board the Colossus 74, Capt. Hugh 
Cloberry Christian, stationed in the Chamnel, where 
he became Midshipman, in June 1790, of the La- 
TONA 38, Capt. Albemarle- Bertie. He next served 
for three years in the Aqdilon 32, Capt. Hon. Kobt. 
Stopford, one of Lord Howe's repeaters in the 
action of 1 June, 1794 ; and while attached to the 
Phaeton 38, commanded in succession by the latter 
officer and Capt. Jas. Nicoll Morris, was present 
in Comwallis's celebrated retreat, 17 June, 179.5 — 
assisted, in the course of the same year, in driving 
on shore on Isle de Re, and destroying, UEchoue, of 
28 guns — took part in the capture, 10 March, l796, 
of La Bcrnne Citoyemie, of 20 guns — fought in a par- 
tial action, 23 March, 1798, with the French 36-gun 
frigate La Charente — was instrumental, 8 Sept. fol- 
lowing, to the capture of La Flore 36 — and wit- 
nessed the taking, on various occasions, of nine pri- 
vateers and other armed vessels. On 28 Oct. 1800, 
Lieut. Beaufort, who had been promoted to that 
rank 10 May, 1796, and was now First of the Phae- 
ton, performed an exploit of great spirit and gal- 
lantry, in boarding, with the barge and two cutters 
under his orders, and capturing, after an obstinate 
resistance, the Spanish polacre-rigged ship San 
Josefs carrying 14 brass guns, 34 seamen, and 22 
soldiers, moored under the protection of 5 guns on 
the fortress of Fnengirola, near Malaga, and flanked 
by a French privateer.''' For his zeal, judgment, 
and determined bravery in this very dashing affair, 
in which the enemy had 19 men wounded, and the 
British 1 man killed and 4 wounded, Lieut. Beau- 
fort, who, forming one of the latter, had received 
a wound in the head and several slugs through his 
left arm and body, was, on 13 of the following 
month, deservedly rewarded with a Commander's 
commission ; but for his severe sufferings was only 
awarded a pension of 45^. 12s. Qd. From Nov. 
1803, until June, 1804, we find him gratuitously de- 
voting his time to the formation of a line of tele- 
graphs from Dublin to Galway. On 5 June, 1805, 
he obtained command of the Woolwich 44, armee 
en fivte, in which ship he first proceeded to the East 
Indies — ^then to the Rio de la Plata, of which he 
made a very accurate survey during the campaign 
of 1807 — and afterwards to the Cape of Good Hope 
and the Mediterranean. His next appointments 
were — 23 May, 1809, to the Blossom sloop, em- 
ployed on the coast of Spain, at Quebec, and in an- 
noying various fleets of merchantmen ; and, 30 
May, 1810, on promotion to Post rank, to the Fke- 
DERiCKSTEiN frigate. Capt. Beaufort did not, how- 
ever, join the latter ship until 12 Dec. following, 
being in the interval employed in protecting the 
outward-bound trade to Portugal, Cadiz, and Gib^ 
raltar, in accompanying two Spanish line-of-battle 
ships from the latter place to Minorca, and in dis- 
charging the duties, from 27 Sept. to 21 Oct., of 
Acting-Capt. of the Ville de Pakis 110. During 
the two following years he was actively engaged in 
a survey of the coast of Karamania, in Asia Minor, 
an employment he was obliged to relinquish, in 
consequence of a desperate and nearly fatal gim- 
shot wound he received from the hands of a fana- 
tical Turk, 20 June, 1812. Capt. Beaufort, who 
had previously contributed to the extirpation of a 
band of pirates from the southern part of the 
Morea, then returned home with convoy, and on 
29 Oct. in the same year was paid off. His accept- 
ance of Flag-rank took place 1 Oct. 1846. 

For several years after his arrival in England 

Rear-Admiral Beaufort appears to have been fully 

occupied in laying down the result of his labours, and 

in constructing, imder the orders of the Lords of 

* Vide Gaz. 1800, p. 1280. 



the Admiralty, a variety of charts, of which we may 
enumerate, one of the Archipelago, three of the 
Black Sea, &c., including the coast of Asia, and 
seven of Karamania. He became Hydrographer 
of the Admiralty in July, 1832 ; was nominated, in 
April, 1835, a conmiissioner for inquiring into the 
laws, &c., under which pilots were appointed, go- 
verned, and paid ; and again, in Jan. 1845, for in- 
quiring into the state of the Harbours, Shores, and 
Rivers of the United Kingdom. The Bear-Admiral, 
who was elected a F.R.S. 30 June, 1814, is also a 
Fellow of the Geological and Astronomical Societies, 
and a Corresponding Member of the Institute of 
France. His pension, on 2 Dec. 1815, was increased 
to 250/. He married, first, 3 Dec. 1812, Alicia Mag- 
dalena, eldest daughter of Lestock Wilson, Esq.,. of 
Harley Street, London, by whom he had several 
children, one of whom is in the Bengal Civil Ser- 
vice ; and, secondly, 8 Nov. 1838, Honora, daughter, 
by a third marriage, of his brother-in-law, the lateR. 
L. Edgeworth, Esq. Agents — Messrs. OmmanHey. 

BEAUFOY. (Lleut., 1821. r-p., 26 ; h-p., 1 1.) 
Geokge Beadfoy entered the Navy, 4 July, 
1810, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Elizabeth 74, 
Capts. Hon. Henry Curzon, Thos. Searle, and Hon. 
Edw. Leveson Gower, employed in the Channel 
and off Lisbon ; removed, in May, 1811, to the 
Edinburgh 74, Capt. Bobt. RoUes ; and, after 
serving for some time in the West Indies and off 
Flushing, proceeded to the Mediterranean, whese 
he was transferred, 3 Oct. 1812, as Midshipman, to- 
the Union 98, "with the same Captains. Subse- 
quently to the fall of Genoa in April, 1814, he 
Joined the Iphigenia 36, Capt. Andrew King, un- 
der whom he escorted a fleet of transports from- 
Glbraltar to Bermuda, and then sailed for the 
East Indies, whence he returned to England -with 
Capt. John Tancock, and was paid off in. March, 
1818. From Nov. in the latter year until Oct. 
1821, Mr. Beaufoy was next attached, as Admiralty 
Midshipman, and for a short time as Acting-Lieu- 
tenant, to the Salisbdkt 50, and Ptramds 36, flag- 
ships in. the Leeward Islands of Bear-Admirals 
Donald Campbell and Wm. Chas. Fahie ; and, on 22 
Dec. following, he was ofiScially promoted into the 
FoBTE 44, flag-ship of the last-mentioned oSacer on 
the Halifax station, where he remained until placed 
out of commission in 1824. He was afterwards em- 
ployed, from 29 April, 1828, until 1831, in the Sa- 
MARANG 28, Capt. Wm. Fanshawe Martin, in the 
Mediterranean, and from 27 Jan. 1832, until the 
early part of 1835, in the Pearl 20, Capt. Robt. 
Gordon, in North America and the West Indies. 
He was appointed to the command, 11 Jan. 1838, 
and 9 Aug. 1.841, of the Nautilus brig and Speedy 
cutter, on, the African and Home stations; but 
since March, 1845, has been on half-pay. Agents 
— Messrs. StUwelL 



BEAUMAN. (Eeah-Admiral of the Blue, 
1840. F-P., 17; HP.,40.) 

Francis Beaoman, bom in 1778, is fifth and 
youngest son of the late John Beauman, Esq., of 
CO. Wexford, by Anne, daughter of Edm. Rice, 
Esq., of Ahere, in the same county. He is uncle 
of the present Matthew Forde Beauman, Esq., of 
Hyde Park, co. Wexford ; brother-in-law of Wm. 
Talbot, Esq., of Castle Talbot; and has a niece 
married to Lieut. Henry Cavendish Here, B.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 25 Oct. 1790, as 
*st.-cl. Vol., on board the Porcupine 24, Capt. 
Geo. Martm, stationed on the coast of Ireland ; 
was afterwards transferred to the Bombay Castle 
74, Capt. John Thos. Duckworth, Mng at Ply- 
mouth; became Midshipman, in March, 1791, of 
the Perseus 20, Capt. Geo. Palmer, in the boats of 
which vessel, in May, 1793, he was wounded at the 
cutting out of a small French privateer in Basque 
Roads ; and subsequently served both in the Ra- 
millies 74, Capt. Henry Harvey, with whom he was 
present in Lord Howe's victory of 1 June, 1794, 
and in the Russel 74, Capts. John WiUet Payne 



BEAUMONT— BEAZELEY. 



63 



and Thos. Larcom, under the latter of whom, on 
the occasion of Lord Bridport's defeat of the 
French fleet off I'Orient, 23 June, 1795, he was 
again severely wounded. In May, 1796, he was 
appointed Acting-Lieutenant of the Director 64, 
Capt. 'Wm. Bllgh, and, on 26 Oct. following, was 
confirmed into the lucENDiAKr fire-ship, Capts. 
Henry Digby and Geo. Barker. For his exertions 
at the commencement of the mutiny at Spithead 
in 1797 — when, as First of that vessel, and in the 
midst of the rebellious fleet, he was the means, 
during the absence on leave of the Captain, and 
until the arrival of an order from the Admiral to 
admit on board a party of the mutineers, of pre- 
venting, with the assistance of the other officers, 
the ship's company from joining in the disaffection — 
he was selected by Gapt. Jas. Vashon, of the Pom- 
fee 80, to be one of his Lieutenants ; but, endea- 
vouring to quell the insubordination which imme- 
diately afterwards exhibited itself on board that 
ship also, he was seized by the crew, who were pro- 
ceeding to hang him, and had actually placed the 
rope around his neck, when, the Captain rushing 
forward, they were induced to forego their mur- 
derous intent, and he was sent on shore. On 3 June 
Lieut. Beauman was appointed by the Admiralty, 
with an assurance of promotion, to the Neptune 
98, Capt. Sir Erasmus Gower, for the express pur- 
pose of crushing the mutiny then raging at the 
Nore. Some time afterwards, not having attained 
the promised step, and Lord Bridport, in expressed 
sympathy for the unfair treatment he had expe- 
rienced, offering him a vacancy on board his flag- 
ship, the KoYAL George 100, he continued, for two 
years, to serve in the Channel with that gallant 
ofilcer ; and he was subsequently, until the peace of 
Amiens, employed with Rear-Admiral Chas. Morice 
Pole in the AoiNCOnnT 64, on the Newfoundland 
station. On 10 May, 1803, he became First Lieute- 
nant to Admiral Hon. Wm. Comwallis, in theVitLE 
de Paris 110; after serving in which ship for up- 
wards of 53 weeks at the blockade of Brest, with- 
out letting go an anchor, he was advanced to the 
rank of Commander, 4 March, 1805.* We next, on 
25 March, 1807, find him appointed to the Pkocris 
18, and ordered by the Admiralty to inspect and 
report on the state of the Banish fleet. In the ex- 
pedition against Copenhagen, which immediately 
ensued, Capt. Beauman so acquired the approbation 
of the Commander-in-Chief, Lord Gambler, as to 
be promoted, 13 Oct., on his return to England, to 
Post-rank. On 17 March, 1808, he was appointed 
to the Princess of Orange 74, bearing the flag in 
the Downs of Vice- Admiral Geo. Campbell; in 
Feb. 1809, assumed the command of the gun-boats 
in the Great Belt ; accompanied the expedition to 
the Scheldt in Aug. following ; and on 7 Nov. 1810, 
rejoined Vice-Admiral Campbell in the Monmouth 
64. Since March, 1811, when the latter officer 
struck his flag, he has not been afloat. Rear-Ad- 
miral Beauman, who during the term of his active 
service was never absent 48 hours from the ship to 
which he belonged, attained his present rank 23 
Nov. 1841. 

He married, first, in 1802, the widow of Col. Jas. 
Webber; and, secondly, in 1824, the Comtesse 
Isabella de Viry, daughter of the Comte de Viry, 
many years Sardinian Ambassador at the Court of 
St. James's. Agents — Messrs. Ommanney. 



BEAUMONT. (Retired Commander, 1844. 
r-P., 15 ; H-p., 33.) 

Francis Beaumont (6) was bom in 1787. 

This officer entered the Navy, 7 Aug. 1799, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board La Juste 80, Capts. Sir 
Henry Trollope, Rich. Dacres, and Sir Edm. Nagle, 
in which ship he proceeded to the West Indies, 
with the squadron under Sir Robt. Calder, in sup- 
posed pursuit of the French Admiral Ganteaume. 
He next, in Aug. 1802, joined, as Midshipman, La 
DiTERMiN^E 24, armee en fiute, Capts. Alex. Skene 

* During the whole of this period, out of a crew of 850, 
the YlLLE DE Pasis did not lose a single man. 



and Alex. Becher, and, after being wrecked off Jersey 
26 March, 1803, became attached to the Dread- 
nought 98, flag-ship in the Channel of Hon. Wm. 
Comwallis, commanded, afterwards, by Capt. John 
ChUd Purvis, and also by Capt. Robt. Carthew 
Reynolds, whom he accompanied, in Aug. 1804, 
into the Princess Royal 98. In Oct. 1807, Mr. 
Beaumont, who had passed his examination about 
Oct. 1805, became Lieutenant of the St. Albans 
64, Capts. Fras. Wm. Austen, Edw. Brace, and Chas. 
Grant, to which ship he was confirmed by commis- 
sion dated 11 Jan. 1808. Continuing to serve un- 
der the latter officer until April, 1812, he appears 
to have been employed in escorting to Sir Arthur 
Wellesley, in Portugal, the reinforcement of troops 
destined to share in the battle of Vimeiro ; also in 
protecting various convoys of ludiamen to and from 
the Cape of Good Hope and China; in further con- 
veying to Algesiras Gen. Graham, afterwards Lord 
Lynedoch, upon whom the St. Albans was in at- 
tendance at the battle of Barossa ; and in co-ope- 
rating with the Spaniards at the defence of Cadiz, 
where he came into frequent collision with the 
enemy's gun-boats and batteries. On 16 April, 
1812, he removed with Capt. Grant to the Armada 
74, on the Mediterranean station ; and while there 
he witnessed Sir Edw. Pellew's second partial en- 
counter with the French fleet off Toulon, and as- 
sisted at the capture of several batteries near 
Leghorn, and of the fortress of Savona near Genoa. 
He was paid off 29 Sept. 1814, and has not since 
been employed. His acceptance of the rank he now 
holds took place 19 Oct. 1844. 

Commander Beaumont, who married, first, in 
1816, and, again, in 1824, has issue a daughter. 

BEAUMONT. (Commander, 1825. f-p., 12; 
H-p., 24.) 

Richard Beaumont entered the Navy, 26 March, 
1811, as Third-cl. Vol., on board the Venerable 74, 
Capt. Sir Home Popham, with whom, after serving 
off Brest and on the north coast of Spain, he pro- 
ceeded to the East Indies, as Midshipman, in 1813, 
of the Stirling Castle 74. He subsequently 
joined the Akbar 50, Capt. Archibald Dickson, and 
Endymion 44, Capt. Henry Hope, both on the Ha- 
lifax station — the M^sander 38, Capts. John Bas- 
tard and Arthur Fanshawe, lying at Sheerness — the 
Prince Regent yacht, commanded at Deptford by 
Capt. Sir Edw. Hamilton — and the Belleisle 18, 
Capt. Geo. Rich. Pechell, engaged in protecting the 
revenue and fisheries on the coast of North Ame- 
rica. He obtained a Lieutenancy, 13 Oct. 1819, in 
the Mersey 26, Capt. Edw. Collier, on the Halifax 
station ; was next appointed, 6 May, 1824, to the 
Diamond 46, Capt. Lord Napier, employed on a 
particular service ; and on 6 June, 1825, assumed 
command of the Weazle sloop, in the Mediterra- 
nean. Since 1827, in the course of which year the 
latter vessel was paid off. Commander Beaumont 
has been on half-pay. 

He married, 16 Feb. 1832, the Hon. Susan Hus- 
sey Bosville Macdonald, fourth daughter of the late 
and sister of the present Lord Macdonald. Agents 
■ — Hallett and Robinson. 



BEAZELEY. (Lieut., 1811. p-p., 1 1 ; h-p., 32.) 
George Beazeley entered the Navy, 24 Jan. 
1804, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Rattler sloop, 
Capts. Fras. Mason and Jas. John Chas. Agassiz. 
On 16 May following we find him present in a gal- 
lant attack on a division of the enemy's flotilla, 
consisting of 59 sail, pushing alongshore from 
Flushing to Ostend, in which the above vessel had 
2 men killed and 10 wounded ; and, on various other 
occasions, coming into contact with the enemy. 
In Aug. 1806, having attained the rank of Midship- 
man, he rejoined Capt. Mason in the Daphne 20, 
and in that ship sailed for the Rio de la Plata, where 
he witnessed all the operations from the storming 
of Monte Video, 3 Feb. 1807, until the final evacu- 
ation of Spanish America. He was subsequently, 
on 5 April, 1808, employed in the boats of the 
Daphne and Tartarus, under Lieut. Wm. Elliott, 



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BECHER-BECKETT— BECKFORD-BEDDEK. 



at the cutting out, with a loss to the British of only 5 
persons wounded, of a convoy of 10 deeply laden 
vessels, moored close under the fort of a castle 
mounting 10 guns, in the harbour of Flodstrand, 
near the Skawe, defended also by a heavy Are from 
another battery, as well as from the crews of the 
vessels assembled on the beach, and made fast to 
the shore by hawsers.* On 8 Aug. 1809, Mr. 
Beazeley joined the Lavinia 40, Capt. LordWm. 
Stuart, then engaged in the expedition to the 
Scheldt. He removed, in Sept. following, to the 
St. Domingo 74, bearing the flag of Sir Kich. 
Strachan ; afterwards joined the Scipion 74, flag- 
ship at the Cape of Good Hope of Hon. Sir Roht. 
Stopford ; became Acting-Lieutenant, in Aug. 1811, 
of the N£REiDE36,Capt. Jas. Henderson ; and in May 
of the same year, having been officially promoted 
on 18 of the preceding month, returned home. His 
next appointments were — 2 Sept. following, to the 
Aeerckomby 74, Capt. Wm. Chas. Fahie, employed 
in the Channel and off the coast of Spain ; and, 20 
April, 1814, to the CoMBEKnAND 74, Capt. Thos. 
Baker, in which ship he again made a trip to the 
Cape. He has not been employed since Aug. 1815. 
He is married, and has issue. Agent — J. Hinx- 



BECHER. (Commander, 1841. f-p., 14; h-p.,23.) 
Alexander Bridport Becher is son of the late 
Capt. Alex. Becher, R.N. (1802), an officer of high 
scientific attainments; grandson of the late Com- 
mander John Becher, fi.N. ; godson of Admiral 
liOrd Bridport ; and a close relative of the late 
Countess of Oxford. 

This officer entered the Royal Naval College in 
April, 1810, and embarked, 28 Nov. 1812, as Mid- 
shipman, on board the Barham 74, Capt. John Wm. 
Spranger, with whom he served in Basque Roads 
and the "West Indies, latterly as Master's Mate, 
until July, 1814. He then joined the Cordelia 10, 
Capt. Wm. Sargent, lying in the Downs ; was after- 
wards, from Dec. in the same year until June, 1817, 
employed, under Commodore Edw. W. C. R. Owen 
and Capt. Wm. Fitzwilliam Owen, chiefly in sur- 
veying the lakes of Canada ; became attached, in 
Feb. 1818, as Admiralty-Mate, to the Superb 74, 
Capt. Chas. Ekins, at Plymouth ; was transferred, 
in a similar capacity, 2 Sept. 1818, to the Leven 
24, Capt. David Ewen Bartholomew; and after a 
period of twenty months, spent in surveying the 
whole of the Azores, part of the African Coast, and 
some of the Cape Verd Islands, joined the Conway 
26, Capt. Basil Hall, on the South American station. 
He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant 31 
May, 1822, and appointed to the Alacrity 10, 
Capt. Hon. Fred. Spencer, but continued in the 
Conway until paid off, 24 March, 1823. He after- 
wards officiated as First Lieutenant, from 30 March 
to 31 Dec. 1839, of the Fairy surveying-vessel, 
Capt. Wm. Hewett; and on 23 Not. 1841, was ad- 
vanced to the rank he now holds. 

Commander Becher, who has been for many years 
employed in the Hydrographical Office at the Ad- 
miralty, is proprietor and conductor of that in- 
valuable periodical the " Nautical Magazine." He 
is married, and has issue one daughter. 



BECKETT. (Lieut., 1805. f-p., 3; h-p., 21.) 
Flowers Beckett entered the Navy, in Dec. 
1795, as Midshipman, on board the Adventure, 
Capt. Wm. Gordon Rutherford, stationed in the 
West Indies, where he afterwards joined the Dic- 
tator 64, commanded by the same Captain, the 
Brunswick 74, flag-ship of Rear-Admiral Kich. 
Rodney Bligh, and, 11 Sept. 1798, as Acting^Master, 
the Trent 36, Capt. Robt. Waller Otway. In 
the course of 1800 he was successively transferred 
with the latter officer, as Master's Mate, to the 
Royal George 100, and London 98, bearing each 
the flag of Sir Hyde Parker. After serving in the 
launch of the last-mentioned ship at the battle of 
Copenhagen, 2 April, 1801, and a further attach- 
ment with Capt. Otway to the Edgak 74, on the 
• Fidi Gaz. 1808, p. m. 



West India station, whence he came home at the 
peace of Amiens, Mr. Beckett joined, in March, 
1803, the Spabtiate 74, Capt. Sir Fras. Laforey, 
under whom he again visited the West Indies, and, 
on his return with Lord Nelson in pursuit of the 
combined fleets of France and Spain, fought at 
Trafalgar, 21 Oct. 1805. He was promoted, in 
consequence, to the rank of Lieutenant 24 Dee. fol- 
lowing, and, after serving four years longer in the 
Spabtiate, was subsequently appointed, — 6 Deo. 
1809, to the Dreadnought 98, bearing the flag of 
Rear-Admiral Thos. Sotheby, in the Channel— 23 
July, 1812, to the Bittern, sloop, Capt. Geo. Au- 
gustus Hire, employed at Plymouth and Liverpool 
—and, 2 Nov. 1812, to the Chatham 74, as Flag- 
Lieutenant to Bear- Admiral Matt. Henry Scott, in 
the North Sea. Lieut. Beckett, who was paid off 
27 Oct. 1814, and was next employed, from April to 
Aug. 1815, in raising volunteers at Manchester, 
afterwards served in the Ordinary at Sheemess 
from 1821 to 1824, and from 25 April, 1834, until 
1837. Since 17 Oct. 1839, he has been in command 
of the Semaphore station at Putney. 

BECKFORD. (Commander, 1821. f-p., 16; 
H-P., 28.) 

John Leigh Beckford, an immediate descendant 
of Col. Peter Beckford, Lieut. Governor and 
Commander-in-Chief, temp. William HI., of the 
island of Jamaica, is tlurd son of Fras. Love 
Beckford, Esq., late of Basing Park, Hants, by 
Johanna, third daughter and co-heir of John Leigh, 
Esq., of Northcourt House, Isle of Wight. He is 
grand-nephew of the late Wm. Beckford, Esq., 
M.P., twice Lord Mayor of the city of London ; 
also of the late Countess of Effingham, wife after- 
wards of Field Marshal Sir Geo. Howard, K.B. ; 
and cousin of the present Wm. Beckford, Esq., of 
Fonthill Abbey, co. Wilts. 

This officer entered the Navy, 21 March, 1803, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Ardent 64, Capt. Robt. 
Winthrop, and, on 28 Nov. foUovring, witnessed the 
destruction in Finisterre Bay of Xa Bayonnaise 
French frigate of 32 guns and 200 men. He removed, 
as Midshipman, for a short time, in 1803, to the 
Revenge 74, Capt. Robt. Moorsom, fitting at Chat^ 
ham ; was then transferred to the Sybille, Capt. 
Winthrop, employed on the Channel and Irish 
stations; and in July, 1807, joined the Canopus 80, 
bearing the flag in the Mediterranean of Rear-Ad- 
miral Geo. Martin, under whom he continued to 
serve for three years, and during that period, in 
Oct. 1809, assisted in the pursuit of a French 
squadron of four sail, two of which, the Rohuste of 
84, and Lixm of 74 guns, were destroyed by their 
own crews to prevent their falling into the hands 
of the British. He obtained, while serving in the 
San Josef 110, flag-ship in the Mediterranean of 
Sir Chas. Cotton, a commission dated 27 Nov. 
1810; was employed during the five following 
months with the flotilla at the defence of Cadiz ; 
then joined the Standard 64, Capt. Hon. Chas. 
Elphinstone Fleeming, in which ship he proceeded 
to Lima for specie ; was next, from 13 Feb. 1813, to 
30 Aug. 1815, employed, under Capts. Lucius Curtis 
and Bentinck Cavendish Doyle, off the Western 
Islands, in the Channel, and on the coast of North 
America, in the Madagascar 38 ; obtained an ap- 
pointment, 8 May, 1818, to the Queen Charlotte 
108, flag-ship at Portsmouth of Sir Geo. Camp- 
bell; became, 2 Oct. 1819, Flag-Lieutenant, on the 
Leith station, to Reaj-Admiral Robt. Waller Ot- 
way, in the Dover 28 ; and was, in consequence, 
advanced to his present rank 30 Nov. 182L He 
has since been on half-pay. 

Commander Beckford married, 6 Nov. 1829, 
Harriette, fourth daughter of Geo. Ward, Esq., 
of Northwood House, Isle of Wight. 

BEDDEK. (LiEDT., 1829. F-P., 18; H-P., 15.) 

Henry Beddek, born 19 Sept. 1799, is brother of 
Rich. Pritchard Beddek, Esq., Purser, and Pay- 
master, R.N. 
This officer entered the Koyal Naval College 



BEDDOES-BEDFORD. 



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1 June, 1814 ; and enil>arked, 12 Dec. 1816, as a Vo- 
lunteer, on board the Leandek 60, Capt. Edward 
Chetham, flag-ship on the Halifax station of Sir 
David Milne. He was subsequently, from Jan. 1819 
until Feb. 1829, employed, on the Home and Ame- 
rican stations, in the Spartan frigate, Capts. Wm. 
Furlong Wise and Fras. Newcombe, Impkegnable 
104, bearing the flag of Lord Exmouth, Bdi.wark 
74, Capt. Thos. Dundas, Jdpitek 60, flag-ship from 
1824 to 1827 of Rear-Admiral Willoughby Thos. 
Lake, and Hussab 46, bearing the flag of Sir Chas. 
Ogle, by whom he was lent for a short time to the 
KiNGDOVE 18, Capt. Chas. English. He then (hav- 
ing passed his e.xamination 7 March, 1821) became 
Acting-Lieutenant of the Mekset 26, Capt. Geo. 
Wm. Conway Courtenay, on the West India station ; 
but on the occasion of his ofllcial promotion, which 
took place 1 June following, was superseded. We 
afterwards find him holding a command in the Coast 
Guard, from 4 Aug. 1830, imtil 28 Feb. 1832; and 
employed for a few months, in 1336-7, on board the 
RossELi. 74, Capt. Sir Wm. Henry Dillon, off Lis- 
bon. He has not since held any official occupation. 
Lieut. Beddek married, 26 Aug. 1830, Mary Hell- 
yer, daughter of Commander Thos. Arscott, K.N., 
and has issue an only child. 

BEDDOES. (Commander, 1845.) 

Charles Henki Beddoes entered the Navy 28 
April, 1821 ; passed his examination in 1827 ; and 
obtained his commission 13 March, 1830. He was 
afterwards appointed First Lieutenant — 10 Oct. 
1833, of the S^tna surveying vessel, Capt. Wm. 
Geo. Skyring, employed on the African coast — 12 
Sept. 1836, of the Harlequin 16, Capts. John El- 
phinstone Erskine and Lord Fras. John Russell, 
successively stationed in the Mediterranean and at 
the Cape 6f Good Hope — and, 6 Aug. 1841, of the 
Illustrious 72, flag-ship of Sir Chas. Adam, in 
North America and the West Indies. He attained 
his present rank 15 Nov. 1845 ; and has since been 
on half-pay. 

Commander Beddoes married, 15 Jan. 1839, Ce- 
cilia Charlotte, second daughter of the Rev. J. 
Eagles. Agents — Case and Loudonsack. 



BEDFORD. (Lieutenant, 1830.) 

Delb<euf Baker Bedford is son of the late 
Capt. John Bedford, R.N., who lost a leg whilst in 
command of H.M.S. Swallow ; brother of Lieut. 
R. T. Bedford, R.N. ; and first cousin of Lieut. John 
Tom, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy 17 Jan. 1821 ; 
passed his examination in 1827 ; and was promoted 
to a Lieutenancy, 14 Jan. 1830, in the Banger 28, 
Capt. Wm. Walpole, on the West India station. He 
was subseq^uently employed, from 6 Nov. 1833, until 
Nov. 1835, on board the Jaseur 16, commanded in 
the Mediterranean by Capt. John Halkett ; but has 
not since been afloat. 



BEDFORD. (Liedt., 1838. r-p., 23 ; H-p., 0.) 

Edward James Bedford, bom 18 Aug. 1810, at 
Greenwich Hospital, is second son of Lieut. Fred. 
Bedford, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 3 Feb. 1824, on 
board the Snap gun-brig, Lieut.-Commander Fred. 
Bullock, employed in surveying the coast of New- 
foundland ; joined, in Feb. 1827, the Alert 18, 
Capts. Sam. Burgess and John Coghland Fitzgerald, 
on the South America station ; passed his examina- 
tion in 1830 ; and, having for a short period acted 
as Lieutenant in that vessel, and pro tern, in the 
Seringapatam 46, Capt. Hon. Wm. Waldegrave, 
returned home, and was paid off, as Mate, 9 Feb. 
1832. On 6 March following Mr. Bedford entered 
the Admiralty Survey of Great Britain, and was 
employed on the coast of England until 1833. He 
obtained his commission on 28 June in that year ; 
and has since been similarly engaged on the coast 
of Scotland — latterly, from 31 Jan. 1843, as First 
Lieutenant of the Shearwater steam-vessel, Capt. 
Chas. Gepp Robinson. 



He married, 27 March, 1838, a daughter of Mr. 
Swainson, of Liverpool, by whom he has issue. 

BEDFORD. (Lieot., 1799. f-p., 10 ; h-p., 44.) 
Frederick Bedford, born 20 Feb. 1779, is son of 
the late John Bedford, Esq., of Fair Lawn, Acton, 
CO. Middlesex. 

This officer entered the Navy, 7 May, 1793, under 
the patronage of Admiral Sir Richard Hughes, as 
Captain's Servant, on board the America 64, Capt. 
Hon. John Rodney, whom he followed, 12 Feb. 
1795, into the Vengeance 74, both employed on 
Channel service. Joining next the Jason 38, Capt. 
Chas. Stirling, he assisted, in company with the 
Pique 36, at the capture, 30 June, 1798, off' the coast 
of France, after an action in which the Jason sus- 
tained a loss of 7 men killed and 11 wounded, of the 
French 40-gun frigate La Seine ; and on that occa- 
sion he received, as Midshipman, a gun-shot wound 
in the face, which almost totally deprived him of the 
sight of the right eye, and produced a contraction 
of the jaw, which stiU renders him unable more 
than partially to open his mouth.* The Jason being 
wrecked in the following Oct. ofi' Brest, Mr. Bed- 
ford, with the rest of the crew, fell into the hands 
of the enemy, and was for several months conflned 
in prison. On his eventual return to England, we 
find him, in Feb. 1799, obtaining a berth on board 
the Cambrian 40, Capt. Hon. Arthur Kaye Legge ; 
with whom he continued to serve in the Channel, 
until promoted to a Lieutenancy, 6 Sept. 1799, in 
La Sophie 18, Capt. Geo. Burdett, on the North 
American station. After a brief attachment to the 
Invincible 74, bearing the flag in the North Sea of 
Rear-Admiral Thos. Totty, he was subsequently 
appointed, 6 May, 1801, to the Dasher 18, Capt. 
Geo. Tobin. On 13 June in the same year, the 
latter vessel having grounded, while in chase of a 
convoy, near Pointe d'Teu, on the coast of La Ven- 
dee, Lieut. Bedford gallantly volunteered to con- 
tinue the pursuit in the boats, but, when some miles 
distant from the Dasher, he received a shot from the 
stern-chaser of a national schooner which took off" 
his left leg high above the knee, and instantly sank 
the cutter he was in. In consequence of this disas- 
ter, which.deprived him of all hope of future active 
employment, he was obliged to return home ; and, 
on petitioning Earl St. Vincent for the rank of 
Commander, obtained, 23 June, 1802, his present 
appointment to Greenwich Hospital — the salary to 
be enjoyed independently of any pension for wounds to 
which he might become entitled. Notwithstanding this 
express specification, he was, together with Capts. 
Sam. Arden and Joseph Ellison, both of Greenwich 
Hospital, excluded from the increased pension 
granted in 1815 to such officers as had been pro- 
moted subsequently to the receipt of their wounds ; 
and he has therefore only the 9U. 5s. per annum, 
awarded him 9 Dec. 1301. 

Lieut. Bedford, who is third on the list of Lieute- 
nants, and the Senior of Greenwich Hospital, mar- 
ried, in 1805, Mary, second daughter of Lieut. Geo. 
Spearing, R.N. (1757), who died Senior Lieutenant of 
the Royal Navy in 1825, in his 97th year. By that 
lady he has had issue five sons and three daughters. 
Of the former, the eldest, Frederick, died in the 
West Indies, while serving as Admiralty Mate under 
Capt. Owen ; and three others, — George Augustus, 
a Commander, — Edward James, a Lieutenant, — and 
Alfred, a Midshipman, — are all in the naval service 
of their country. One of the daughters, Maria, 
is the widow of Lieut. Wm. Mayott, R.N. 



BEDFORD. (Commander, 1843. f-p., 19; h-p., 5.) 
George Augustus Bedford, born 8 Feb. 1809, is 
eldest son of Lieut. Fred. Bedford, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 23 Deo. 1823, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Investigator, Master- 
Commander Geo. Thomas, employed in surveying 
the North Sea ; became Midshipman, in Sept. 1826, 
of the Wolf 18, Capt. Geo. Hayes, on the Channel 
and Mediterranean stations ; was for a short time, 

• Vide Ga7.. 1798, p. 651. 

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BEDFORD— BEDWELL—BEECHEY. 



in 1829-30, attached to the Victory 104, Capt. Hon. 
Geo. Elliot, at Portsmouth ; passed his examination 
in the course of the latter year ; then joined the 
Protector, and afterwards the Fairt, both en- 
gaged, under Capt. "Wm. Hewett, in the survey of 
the North Sea ; obtained his first commission 19 
Deo. 1834 ; and, on 9 Dec. 1835, assumed command 
of the Kaven, employed in surveying the coast of 
Africa, in which vessel he continued until the close 
of 1838. He was advanced to his present rank 14 
Sept. 1843 ; and, since 1 July, 1844, has been conduct- 
ing, as Additional-Commander of the Cyclops and 
Ckocodiie, the survey of the West Coast of Ireland. 
He married, 13 Sept. 1839, Eliza, youngest daugh- 
ter of the late Lieut. Wm. Renwiek, R.N., of Green- 
wich Hospital. 

BEDFORD. (Lieutenant, 1826.) 

John William Bedford entered the Navy 10 
March, 1817; served during the Burmese War as 
Midshipman of the Alligator 28, Capt. Thos. 
Alexander, and Lakke 20, Capt. Fred. Marryat; 
passed his examination in 1825 ; and obtained his 
commission 18 Deo. 1826. He was appointed, 16 
June, 1842, to the Niagara 20, Capt. Williams 
Sandom, on the Lakes of Canada; assumed com- 
mand, 3 April, 1843, of the Mohawk steam-vessel, 
on Lake Ontario ; and since 20 Nov. in the same 
year has been in charge of a station in the Coast 
Guard. Agents — Goode and Lawrence. 



BEDFORD. (Lieutenant, 1841.) 

Robert Tench Bedford is brother of Lieut. D. 
B. Bedford, R.N. 

This ofBcer entered the Navy 1 Sept. 1827 ; passed 
his examination 11 Nov. 1834 ; and served as Mate 
of the Hastings 72, Capt. John Lawrence, through- 
out the Syrian campaign of 1840. On 2 Oct. in 
that year he accompanied Capt. Hen. John Worth 
in the attack on the castle of Beyrout, and was pre- 
sent with him at the gallant destruction of the train 
which had been laid to the magazine ; and in the 
course of the same day he was employed in the boats, 
under Capt. Fras. Decimus Hastings, in a renewed 
and very successful attempt made to remove the 
powder there located.* Since his promotion, which 
took place 23 Oct. 1841, at which period he was 
serving on board the Illustrious 72, flag-ship of 
Sir Chas. Adam, on the North America and West 
India station, Mr. Bedford's appointments have 
been — on 30 of the latter month, to the Vanguard 
80, Capt. Sir Dav. Dunn, in the Mediterranean — 22 
Feb. 1842, to the Queen 110, iu which ship, and the 
Formidable 84, he officiated for a considerable 
time as Flag-Lieutenant on the same station to Sir 
Edw. W. C. R. Owen — and, 9 Dec. 1845, to the Su- 
pers 80, Capt. Armar Lowry Corry, now attached 
to the Squadron in the Channel. 

Lieut. Bedford was appointed Gentleman Usher 
in Residence to the Queen Dowager 2 Jan. 1846. 



BEDWELL. (Lieut., 1815. f-p., 9 ; h-p., 32.) 
Edward Parker Bedwell entered the Navy, 17 
Deo. 1806, as Sec.-cl. Vol., on board the Ceres, Lieut.- 
Commander Geo. Wastell Hooper ; on removing 
from which ship, as Midshipman, to the Cherub 18, 
Capt. Geo. Ravenshaw, he co-operated with the 
Swedes at the defence of Stralsund and the island 
of Rugen — attended the ensuing expedition to Co- 
penhagen — and, early in 1808, proceeded with con- 
voy to the West Indies. In Nov. following he 
joined L'Eperviek 18, Capt. Alex. Nesbitt ; and 
he continued to serve on the same station until 1812, 
as Master's Mate, successively, of the Snap 16, Capt. 
Thos. Barclay, Peruvian 18, Capts. Fras. Dickin- 
son and Amos Freeman Westropp, Mercury 32, 
Capt. Westropp, and Helena 18, Capt. Henry 
Montresor. During that period he assisted at the 
reduction of the French and Dutch islands of Mar- 
tinique, Guadeloupe, the Saintes, St. Martin's, and 
St. Eustatius ; and was also instrumental to the cap- 
ture and destruction of many of the enemy's armed 

• Vide Gai. 1840, p. 2610. 



vessels, privateers, and mercnantmen, particularly 
of the French national brig Le Cygne of 18 guns, 
which was driven on shore under the batteries of 
Pearl Rook, Martinique, after a contest of four 
hours, and ultimately annihilated; of t\ie Yankee 
American privateer, taken after a chase of 12 hours ; 
and of the Portsea East Indiaman, recaptured by 
the Helena. In Feb. 1813, soon after his return 
home, Mr. Bedwell jomed the Success troop-ship, 
Capt. Thos. Barclay, and proceeded to the Cnesa,- 
peake, where he witnessed, also as Master's Mate, 
the attack on Craney Island and Hampton. On his 
removal, in Deo. following, to La Hogue 74, Capt. 
Hon. Thos. Bladen Capel, he served, as Midshipman, 
at the blockade of New London. He next aided, m 
the boats, at the total destruction, 8th April, 1814, 
near Pettipague Point, of 27 of the enemy's vessels, 
together with all their dockyards and stores, a ser- 
vice which obtained from the Commander-in-Chief 
a public letter of thanks ; and, on 31 May, while en- 
deavouring, in the yawl, to destroy a ship under Long 
Island, he received two severe gun-shot wounds, 
from the effects of which he still suffers, the balls 
never having been extracted. We should not omit 
to state that, for his conduct on a previous occasion, 
when nearly thrown overboard during a mutiny in 
a prize of which he had charge to Bermuda, Mr. 
Bedwell had been highly complimented by Capt. 
Skipsey, President of the court>martial which sub- 
sequently sentenced the ringleaders. After serving 
for some months in the West Indies, on board La 
Pique 36, Capt. Hon. Anthony Maitland, he re- 
turned to England, and was paid off 22 July, 1815 ; 
antecedently to which, on 28 Feb., he had been pro- 
moted to his present rank. He has not since been 
employed. 

Lieut. Bedwell, in consideration of his wounds, 
was presented with a gratuity from the Patriotic 
Fund. He married, 5 Nov. 1830, Harriet, daughter 
of the Rev. Wm. Creasy Drew, Rector of Sanding- 
ham-cum-Bavingley, and of North Runcton, co. 
Norfolk, by whom he has issue. 

BEDWELL. (LiEDT., 1821. f-p., 13; h-p., 24.) 
Frederick Bedwell entered the Navy, 8 Sept. 
1810, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Woolwich, 
Master-Commander Rich. Turner, employed in the 
Mediterranean; and, from Dec. 1811, until May, 
1815, as Midshipman of the Grampus 50, and Marl- 
borough, Sceptre, and Albion 74*s, was the con- 
stant companion of the present Sir Geo. Cockbum 
in all his operations at the defence of Cadiz and in 
the Chesapeake. We soon afterwards find him, on 
being appointed with the same gallant officer to the 
Northumberland 74, escorting, as Master's Mate, 
Napoleon Buonaparte to St. Helena. After a brief 
attachment, in the autumn of 1816, to tile Wet- 
mouth store-ship, Master-Commander Rich. Turner, 
he sailed on a surveying expedition to New South 
Wales, and, while there, was promoted into the 
Bathurst sloop, Capt. Philip Parker King, 7 July, 
1821. He has been on half-pay since 1823. 

BEECHEY, F.R.S., &e. (Captain, 1827. 
F-p., .30; H-P., 11.) 

Frederick William Beechet, born 17 Feb. 
1796, is son of the late Sir Wm. Beechey, Kt. ; 
brother of Commander Rich. Brydges Beechey, 
R.N. ; and brother-in-law of Lord Grantley. 

This officer entered the Navy, 7 July, 1806, as Fst.-cl. 
Vol., on board the Hibernia 110, bearing the flag in 
the Channel of Earl St. Vincent ; attained the rating 
of Midshipman 8 Jan. 1807 ; and, until Jan. 1803, con- 
tinued to serve in the same ship with Capts. Tristram 
Robt. Ricketts, Wm. Bedford, John Conn, and Chas. 
Marsh Schomberg ; under the latter of whom and 
the flag of Sir Wm. Sidney Smith, he escorted to a 
certain distance the Royal Family of Portugal on 
its flight to the Brazils in Nov. 1807. He next, for 
a short period, joined, with Capt. Schomberg, the 
Minotaur 74, stationed off Lisbon ; then accompa- 
nied the same officer and Sir W. S. Smith to Rio 
Janeiro in the Foddroyant 80 ; and, after a further 
attachment with Capt. Schomberg to the President 



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50, came home with him in the Elizabeth 74, Capt. 
Hon. Henry Curzon, early in 1310. Mr. Beeohey 
subseijuently eerved for about a fortnight in the 
Ctane 22, Capt. Edw. Pelham Brenton, on the 
Home station ; whence, having rejoined Capt. 
Sohomberg in the Astrea, of 42 guns and 271 men, 
he proceeded to the Cape of Good Hope. On 20 
May, 1811, when in company, off Madagascar, with 
the Ph<ebe and Galatea frigates, of force similar 
to the Astrea, and 18-gun brig Racehorse, he as- 
sisted, after a long and warmly-contested action with 
the French 40-gun frigates Menammee, Clorinde, and 
Neriide, and a loss to the Astkea of 2 killed and 16 
wounded, at the capture of the Renammee, and, on 
25 of the same month, of the Nereids and the settle- 
ment of Tamatave. He returned to England in 
Sept. 1812, on board the Galatea 36, Capt. Wood- 
ley Losack; and afterwards, until the receipt of 
his first commission, 10 March, 1815, served in the 
Thisbe 28, Capt. Thos. Dick, lying at Northfleet, 
Madaoasoae 33, Capt. Lucius Curtis, in the Chan- 
nel, VENGEnR 74, Capt. T. K. Ricketts, and Ton- 
NANT 80, flag-ship in North America of Hon. Sir 
Alex. IngUs Cochrane. While attached to the Ven- 
GEDR he attended the expedition to New Orleans, 
and was in the boats, on 8 Jan. 1815, when they 
swept across the Mississippi with a body of troops, 
seamen, and marines, to create a diversion in favour 
of the general attack on the American lines. As 
Lieutenant, Mr. Beechey's appointments appear to 
have been — 13 Sept. 1815, to theNiGEK 38, Capt. Sam. 
Jackson, on the North American station — 14 Jan. 
1818, to the Trent hired brig, Lieut.-Commander, 
now Sir John, Franklin, whom he accompanied in a 
Northern expedition under Capt. David Buchan* — 
22 Jan. 1819, to the Hecla sloop, Lieut.-Commander 
Wm. Edw. Parry, in which he penetrated to long. 
113° 54' 43" W. within the Arctic Circle, and re- 
ceived in consequence a Parliamentary reward of 
200/. — and, 23 Jan. 1321, to the Adventhee sloop, 
Capt. "Wm. Henry Smyth. On 5 Nov. following, 
having been appointed, in conjunction with his bro- 
ther, Mr. Henry W. Beechey, to co-operate with the 
last-named vessel in conducting overland a survey 
of the North Coast of Africa, he set out from Tripoli 
for that purpose. The results of his researches, 
which extended as far eastward as Derna, and lasted 
until 25 July, 1822, have been fully detailed by Capt. 
Beechey in his ' I?roceedings of the Expedition to 
explore the Northern Coast of Africa from Tripoli 
eastward, in 1321-2 ; comprehending an Account of 
the Greater Syrtis and Cyrenaica, and of the ancient 
Cities composing the Pentapolis.' He was advanced 
to the rank of Commander 25 Jan. 1822; and, on 
7 Jan. 1825, received an appointment to the Blos- 
som 24, fitting at Woolwich for a voyage of disco- 
very, via Cape Horn, to Bering Strait, there to act 
in concert with the contemporaneous and differently- 
directed expeditions of Capts. Franklin and Parry 
in their efforts to ascertain the existence of a north- 
west passage. During the three years and a half 
of Cant. Beechey's absence from England, he took 
formal possession in the Pacific of the islands called 
Ganibier's Group ; discovered five others, to which 
he gave the names oi Barrow, Cockburn, Byam Mar- 
tin, Croker, and Melville ; passed Bering Strait, and 
Penetrated, in Aug. 1826, to a point northward of 
cy Cape, whence the Blossom's barge, under Mr. 
Thos. Bison, the Master, reached lat. 71° 23' 31" N., 
and long. 156° 21' 30" W., only 146 miles from the 
extreme of Franklin's explorations on his progress 
westward from the Mackenzie River ; afterwards 
examined the sea eastward of Loo-choo, where he 
rediscovered the Ylas del Arzohispo ; and, on again 
visiting the frozen regions in the summer of 1827, 
entered for the first time a spacious and important 
haven to the south-eastward of Cape Prince of 
Wales, leading into a secure inner harbour, well 
adapted for repairing ships, to which he respectively 
assigned the names of Port Clarence and Grantley 

• See ' A Voyage of Discovery towards the North Pole, 
performed in H. M. Ships Dorothea atid Tbbnt, under the 
command of Capt. David Bticlian, 1818,' &c., published by 
Gapt. Beeclieyin 1843. 



Harbour. The Blossom at length, after traversing 
73,000 miles and rendering the most essential service 
to the science of navigation, arrived at Spithead in 
Sept. 1828, bringing with her the Right Hon. Robt. 
Gordon, late H.M. Ambassador at the court of 
Brazils, and remittances from different ports in the 
Pacific to an amount exceeding 1,600,000 dollars. 
She was paid off at Woolwich 12 Oct. following. 
Capt. Beechey, who had been advanced to Post- 
rank 8 May, 1827, has published a history of the 
proceedings to which we have here alluded, in his 
' Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Bering 
Strait, to co-operate with the Polar Expeditions in 
1325-3.' His appointments, since, have been — 25 
Sept. 1835, to the Solphcr 8, for the purpose of sur- 
veying the coast of South America, whence his 
health obliged him to return in the autumn of 1836 
—and, 18 July, 1837, 7 May, 1840, and 16 March, 
1844, to the African, LnciFEK, and Firefly, steam- 
vessels, in which he has been continuously employed 
in surveying the coast of Ireland. 

Capt. Beechey married, in Deo. 1828, Charlotte, 
youngest daughter of Lieut.-Colonel John Staple- 
ton, of Thorpe Lee, and sister-in-law of the late 
Bishop of Oxford, by whom he has issue. 



BEECHEY. (Commander, 1846. f.p., 21 ; 

H-p., 5.) 
Richard Brydges Beechey, born 17 May, 1808, 
is brother of Capt. Fred. Wm. Beechey, R.5f. 

This officer entered the Boyal Naval College 1 
March, 1821 ; and embarked, in June, 1822, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., onboard the EspiiGLE 18, Capt. Henry 
Theodosius Browne Collier, on the Home station. 
He next joined the Owen Glendower 42, Capt. 
Hon. Sir Robt. Cavendish Spencer, employed on a 
Particular Service, and Seeingapatam 46, Capt. 
Sam. Wairen, in the West Indies ; and, on 2 April, 
1823, rejoined Sir R. C. Spencer, as Midshipman, in 
the Naiad 46. In that frigate Mr. Beeohey served, 
in 1324, at the blockade of Algiers, and, while on the 
Coast of Barbary, took part in several boat expedi- 
tions, especially in the cutting out of a vessel laden 
with grain from under the forts of Bona. He next 
became attached, for passage home, to the Phaeton 
42, Capt. Henry Evelyn Pitfleld Sturt ; and, in March, 
1825, joined the Blossom 24, commanded by his bro- 
ther, Capt. F. W. Beechey, with whom he proceeded 
on a voyage of discovery to the Pacific, and thence 
to Bering Strait, for the purpose of co-operating in 
the Polar expeditions of Capts. Parry and Franklin. 
On his return to England Mr. Beechey was pro- 
moted, immediately on passing his examination, into 
the Madagascar 46, Capt. Sir R. C. Spencer, on 
the Mediterranean station, 15 Sept. 1828. After a 
short servitude on board the Misa bomb, Capt. 
Stephen Lushington, he was further appointed — \ 
May, 1329, to the Belvidera 46, Capt. Hon. Rich. 
Saunders Dundas, on the Home station — and, 2 
April, 1331, to the Cura^oa 24, Capt. David Dunn, 
forming one of an experimental squadron. He in- 
valided soon afterwards, but, taking part in 1835 in 
the Survey of Ireland, continued to be employed on 
that service, latterly with his name on the books of 
the Tartahds steam-vessel, Capts. Horatio Thos. 
Austin and Jas. Wolfe, until advanced to the rank he 
now holds,31 March,l 846. H e is at present on half-pay. 
Commander Beeohey married Frideswide Maria 
Moore, eldest daughter of Robt. Smyth, Esq., of 
Portliok Castle, co. Westmeath. 

BEER. (LiEnTENANT, 1813. f-p., 10 ; h-p., 32.) 
Christopher Beer entered the Navy, 25 March, 
1805, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Surinam sloop, 
Capts. Alex. Shippard and John Lake ; attained 
the rating of Midshipman 16 March, 1806; and 
after serving in the Channel, and for some time in 
the Leeward Islands, as Mate and Acting-Master, 
returned home, in Sept. 1809, with the latter officer, 
in the Felicite 18. He then joined the Orpheus 
36, Capt. Pat. Tonyn ; and, on 13 Jan. 1810, be- 
came attached to the Raleigh 18, Capts. Geo. 
Sayer, John Sheridan, and Geo. Wastell Hooper, 

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BEER-BELCHER. 



under the first of whom he aided in capturing two 
privateers, and, on 23 May in the same year, parti- 
cipated, off the Skawe, in company with the Albah 
and Princess of Wales cutters, in the Raleigh's 
engagement with seven Danish gun-vessels, one of 
which was blown up and the others dispersed with 
great loss. In Jan. 1812, Mr. Beer was appointed to 
the Garland 22, Capts. >Vm. Huskisson and Rich. 
Plummer Davies, on the Jamaica station, where, on 
10 April, 1813, he received an acting order as Lieu- 
tenant of the Shark 16, Capt. John Gore, to which 
sloop he was confirmed 10 Nov. following. He re- 
moved with Capt. Gore, 23 July, 1814, to the Emd- 
LODS 16, but invalided home in Feb. 1815 ; and since 
that period has been on half-pay. 

BEER. (Commander, 182.^. f-p., 23; h-p., 26.) 
Thomas Beer was bom 18 Aug. 1787, at Stoke, 
near Plymouth. 

This officer entered the Navy, in March, 1796, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Royal Sovereign 100, 
bearing the flag in the Channel of Sir Alan Gardner, 
and afterwards of Sir Hen. Harvey, under whom, 
latterly as Midshipman, he continued to serve until 
April, 1802. In May following he became attached 
to the Aurora 28, Capt. Micajah Malbon, on the 
Newfoundland station, and, in Dec. 1803, joined 
the Montagu 74, Capt. Roht. Waller Otway. 
During an employment of five years in the latter 
ship he was present, in 1805, in Admiral Com- 
wallis's attack on the French fleet close in with 
Brest harbour, when the Montagu exchanged fire 
with L' Alexandre, a French 80-gun ship ; assisted 
at the evacuation of Scylla in 1808; and, subse- 
quently, co-operated with the patriots on the coast 
of Catalonia. Mr. Beer, in Nov. 1808, removed to 
the Ocean 98, flag-ship in the Mediterranean of 
Lord Collingwood; became Acting-Lieutenant, 13 
Jan. 1809, of the Warrior 74, Capt. John Wm. 
Spranger ; participated, in Oct. following, in the re- 
duction of Zante, Cephalonia, and their dependen- 
cies; received an Admiralty commission 4 May, 
1810; and, on 23 April, 1811, was appointed to the 
Martin 18, Capts. John Evans and Humphrey 
Fleming Senhousc. With the latter officer he pro- 
ceeded to North America, and, on 29 July, 1813, was 
on board the Martin during a critical action, when 
aground in Delaware Bay, with a flotilla of Ame- 
rican gun-boats, 10 in number, who however ulti- 
mately retired without effecting any serious mis- 
chief. He next, on 4 Feb. 1814, assumed command 
of the Bream schooner in the Bay of Fundy, and 
there served until placed on half-pay in Sept. fol- 
lowing. From 26 July, 1821, until his advancement 
to his present rank, 29 July, 1825, he continued, as 
Lieutenant of the Severn 50, and Supernumerary 
of the Ramillies 74, to be actively employed, on 
the Kentish coast, under Capt. Wm. M'Culloch, in 
the suppression of smuggling. He has not since 
held any official occupation. 



BELCHER, Kt., C.B., P.E.A.S., F.G.S. (Capt., 
1841. F-p., 28; H-p., 7.) 

Sir Edward Belcher, born in 1799, is second 
son of Andrew Belcher, Esq., formerly of Roe- 
hampton ; grandson of Wm. Belcher, Esq., Chief 
Justice, and afterwards Governor, of Halifax ; and 
great-grandson of Jonathan Belcher, Esq., Governor 
of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New Jersey. 

This officer entered the Navy, 9 April, 1812, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Abercrombt 74, Capt. 
Wm. Chas. Fahie, on the Home station ; attained 
the rating of Midshipman 2 Dec. 1812 ; removed 
for a few weeks, in Feb. 1814, to the Salvador 
DEL MuNDo, Capt. Robt. Hall, employed at Ply- 
mouth ; then became attached to the Bellerophon 
74, flag-ship at Newfoundland of Sir Rich. Goodwin 
Keats ; rejoined Capt. Fahie, in Jan. 1815, on board 
the Malta 84, part of the force subsequently en- 
gaged at the defence of Gaeta ; was next, in Nov. 
following, transferred to the Superb 74, Capt. Chas. 
Ekins, with whom he fought at the battle of 
Algiers, 27 Aug. 1816; and afterwards, until the 



receipt of his first commission, bearing date 21 July, 
1818, served in the Stbille 44, and Salisbury 50, 
flag-ships at Jamaica of Rear-Admirals Sir Home 
Popham and John Erskine Douglas, and Phaeton 
46, Capt. Wm. Henry Dillon, at Portsmouth. On 
11 March, 1819, Mr. Belcher was appointed to the 
Myrmidon sloop, Capt. Henry John Leeke, fitting 
for the African station, whence he invalided in 
April, 1820. He resumed his active duties, in Sepfe 
1821, on board the Salisbury, commanded at the 
time by Capt. Wm. Maude, with whom he served 
for three years on the Halifax station ; and, on 
18 April, 1825, he was selected to act as Assistant- 
Surveyor to Capt. Frederick Wm. Beechey, in the 
Blossom 24, then about to sail to Bering Strait on 
a voyage of discovery, the outlines of which have 
been given under the head of " Capt. Beechey." 
His promotion to the rank of Commander took 
place 16 March, 1829, while serving on board the 
Southampton 52, flag-ship in the East Indies of 
Rear-Admiral Edw. W. C. R. Owen ; after which 
we find him commanding, from 27 May, 1830, until 
10 Sept. 1833, the JEtna surveying-vessel, on the 
coast of Africa, also in the River Douro for the 
protection of British property during the hostilities 
between Pedro and Miguel, and next in the Medi- 
terranean — and, from 9 Nov. 1836, until 2 Aug. 
1842, the Sulphur, another surveying-vessel, chi^y 
employed in South America and the East Indies. 
During the latter part of that period Capt. Belcher 
figured conspicuously in the various scenes con- 
nected with the war in China. On 7 Jan. 1841, he 
united in the vigorous operations put into force 
against the enemy's forts at Chuenpee, and in the 
course of the same day he admirably effected the 
destruction, with the Nemesis and the boats of the 
Calliope, of 11 out of 13 war-junks.* He next, 
on 27 Feb., acquired the cordial thanks of Sir 
Gordon Bremer for the gallantry he displayed (the 
Sulphur being the leading ship) in an attack made 
by a squadron under Sir Thos. Herbert on the 
Chinese camp, fort, and ship Cambridge, mounting 
in the whole 98 guns, at their position below 
Whampoa Reach. t During the sulvanee of the 
British on Canton, we find the Sulphur, in company 
with three of the Wellesley's boats, destroying, 
on 2 March, near Whampoa, a masked battery, 
armed with 25 guns, and manned by about 250 
chosen Tartar troops ; J 11 days after which exploit 
her Captain again acquired much credit for his zeal 
at the capture of several rafts, and of the last fort 
protecting the approaches to Canton.§ Capt. Bel- 
cher also distinguished himself by his great zeal at 
the ensuing reduction of that city, and indeed he 
appears to have been altogether indefatigable in 
the laborious duties of sounding and exploring the 
various inlets through which the ships were carried 
in their previous progress up the Canton River.|| 
On 23 of the following May, at the onset of the 
operations which immediately preceded the second 
capture of the same city, Capt. Belcher, by a most 
spirited and judicious recoimaissance, established the 
practicability of effecting a landing of the troops at 
a point which had been previously selected by Sir 
Hugh Gough for that purpose. The value of his 
services on the occasion was warmly attested both 
by the last-mentioned officer and Sir Humphrey 
Fleming Senhouse-Tf On the same day he caused 
the self-destruction of 28 of the enemy's vessels, 
and, having landed with a party at a mandarin 
temple at Tsingpoo, he spiked and threw into the sea 
5 small guns.** In such high esteem were Capt. 
Belcher's services held, that he was awarded a Post- 
commission 6 May, 1841, the decoration of a C.B. 
14 Oct. following, and the honour of Knighthood 
21 Jan. 1843. Having been in further command, 
since 18 Nov. 1842, of the Samarano 26, employed 
on surveying service in the East Indies, he at length 
returned home and was paid off in Jan. 1847. 

Sir Edw. Belcher's well-known ' Narrative of a 
• ytdepxz. 1641 , pp. 1 162, 1222. + V. Gaz. 1R41, p. 1501. 

t V. Gai. 1 841 , p. 1 425. } V. Ga/.. 1 841 , p. 1503. 

^ r, „ II ^- •'"• ""• PP- '■•29, 1504. 

11 V. Gm. 1641, pp. 2496, 2509. •• V. Gai!. 1841, p. ■>504. 



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Voyage round the World, performed in H.M.S. 
SuLPHDR, during the years 1836-42,' -will fully de- 
velop the nature of his very important services 
during the period the volume embraces. To this 
officer we have also to ascribe the authorship of a 
' Treatise on Nautical Surveying.' He married, 11 
Sept. 1830, Diana Jolliffe, granddaughter of Colonel 
Simpson, of Plean House, Falkirk, and stepdaughter 
of the late gallant Capt. Peter Heywood, R.N., who 
was in the unfortunate mutiny on board the Bounty. 
Agents — Messrs. Ommanney. 



BELCHES. (Lieutenant, 1827.) 

Petek Benches entered the Navy 2 Feb. 1812. 
While serving as Master's Mate on board the 
Primrose 18, Capt. Chas. Geo. Rodney Phillott, he 
was severely wounded in a mistaken encounter 
with a British packet, 12 March, 1814, and was for 
some time, in consequence, confined to Plymouth 
Hospital. He passed his examination in 1818; was 
promoted, 17 April, 1827, into the Volage 28, 
Capts. Robt. Tait and Michael Seymour ; and since 
March, 1828, has been on half-pay. He holds, at 
present, the appointment of Harbour Master of the 
port of Albany, in Western Australia. Agents — 
Messrs. Ommanney. 

BELGRAVE. (Lieut., 1843. f-p., 16; h-p., 1.) 
Thomas Belgkave is eldest son of the Rev. 
Thos. Belgrave, Rector of North Kilworth, co. 
Leicester. 

This officer entered the Navy, 19 March, 1830, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Curlew 10, Capts. Geo. 
WooUoombe and Henry Dundas Trotter, employed 
in suppressing the slave-trade on the west coast of 
Africa, where he witnessed the capture, in 1833, of 
the piratical schooner Panda. He next served, as 
Midshipman, in the Flamer steam-vessel, Lieut.- 
Commander Chas. Wm. Griffith Griffin, in the West 
Indies, Harrier 18, Capt. Wm. Henry Hallowell 
Carew, in South America, and North Star 18, 
Capt. Ootavius Vernon Harcourt, on the same sta- 
tion ; passed his examination 2 Nov. 1836 ; and was 
subsequently employed as Mate, on the South 
American, Home, and Mediterranean stations, of 
the Samakang 28, Capt. Wm. Broughton, Dublin 
50, Capt. Robt. Tait, Excellent gunnery-ship, 
Capt. Sir Thos. Hastings, Rodnet 92, Capt. Robt. 
Maunsell, and Lizard steamer, Lieut.-Commandeis 
Walter Grimstone Bucknall Estcourt and Chas. 
Jas. Postle. He was in the Rodney at the blockade 
of Alexandria in 1840, and on board the Lizard 
when run down and sunk by the French steamer 
Veloce, 24 July, 1843. His appointments, since his 
promotion, which took place on 1 Nov. in the latter 
year, have been — 6 Dec. 1843, again to the Excel- 
lent — 30 Aug. 1844, as Additional-Lieutenant, to 
the Eclair steam-sloop, Capt. W. G. B. Estcourt, 
on the coast of Africa — 7 Jan. 1845, in a similar 
capacity, to the Vindictive 50, flag-ship in North 
America and the West Indies of Sir Fras. Wm. 
Austen — and, 14 Aug. 1845, to the President 50, 
as Flag-Lieutenant to his father-in-law, Rear- 
Admiral Jas. Rich. Dacres, at the Cape of Good 
Hope. 

Lieut. Belgrave married, 24 Sept. 1845, Charlotte, 
daughter of Rear- Admiral Dacres. 

BELL. (Commander, 1830. f-p., 16; h-p., 17.) 
Charles Bell died in 1844. He was second son 
of the late Matthew Bell, Esq., of Woolsington, 
High SheriflFof Northumberland in 1797, by Sarah 
Frances, daughter of Chas. J. Brandling, Esq., of 
Gosforth House, in that co., formerly M.P. for 
Newcastle-upon-Tyne ; next brother of the present 
Matthew Bell, Esq., of Woolsington, M.P. for the 
southern division of Northumberland, and aDeputy- 
Lieutenant ; and brother-in-law of Sir John Jas. 
Walsham, Bart., of Knill Court, co. Hereford. 

This officer entered the Navy, 2 May, 1812, as 
Third-cl. Vol., on board the Bulwark 74, Capt. 
Jas. Andrew Worth, bearing the flag in Basque 
Roads of Sir Philip Chas. Durham ; served, from 
Deo. 1813, to March, 1814, latterly as Midshipman, 



in the Porcupine 24, and Surveillante 38, both 
commanded hy ■ Capt. Robt. Elliott, on the north 
coast of Spain ; afterwards joined the Eurotas 38, 
Capts. Robt. Bloye and Jas. Lillicrap, cruizing off 
Cork ; was next, between July, 1815, and Jan. 1818, 
transferred, in succession, to the Severn 40, Capt. 
Joseph Nourse, Malta 80, Capt. Thos. Gordon 
Caulfeild, and Tigris 36, Capt. Robt. Henderson, 
on the Home station; and then sailed for the East 
Indies in the Liverpool 40, Capt. Fras. Augustus 
Collier, under whom we find him, in Jan. 1820, ac- 
tively employed against the pirates of the Persian 
Gulf, where Ras-al-Khyma, their principal resort 
and head-quarters, was taken, the fortifications 
destroyed, all their vessels burnt or sunk, and a 
large quantity of treasure seized. In May, 1821, Mr. 
Bell returned home, as Acting-Lieutenant, in the 
Alligator, Capt. Jas. Wilkie ; and, on 9 Nov. fol- 
lowing, he was officially promoted. He subsequently 
joined the Revenge 76, flag-ship in the Mediterra- 
nean of Sir Harry Burrard Neale, 20 March, 1823; 
served from 16 Nov. 1826, until Oct. 1827, on board 
the Ariadne 26, Capt. Adolphus FitzClarence, on 
the same station ; then removed to the Cambrian 
48, Capt. Gawen Wm. Hamilton, in time to act a 
part in the battle of Navarin; and was finally 
wrecked, 31 Jan. 1828. He obtained a second pro- 
motal commission 23 July, 1830 ; and, from 29 Sept. 
1841, until the period of his death, commanded the 
Hazard 18, on the East India station. 

Commander Bell married, first, his cousin, Mary, 
youngest daughter of the Rev. Ralph Henry Brand- 
ling, of Gosforth House, a Magistrate and Deputy- 
Lieutenant for the cos. of York (W. R.), Northum- 
berland, and Durham ; and, secondly, another cousin, 
Rachel, fourth daughter of Robt. Wm. Brandling, 
Esq., of Low Gosforth, barrister-at-law. Agents — 
Hallett and Robinson. 



BELL, C.B. (Keab-Admieai., 1846. f-p., 16 ; 
H-P., 35.) 

Christopher Bell is brother-in-law of Lieut. 
Chas. Cotesworth, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, in June, 1796, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Clyde 38, Capt. Chas. 
Cunningham. He continued to serve in that frigate, 
in the Channel, North Sea, and off the Western 
Islands, for the space of six years, and on 20 Aug. 
1799, when off the Cordovan light-house, assisted 
at the capture, after a gallant engagement of nearly 
two hours, of the French frigate La Vestale, of 36 
guns and 230 men, of whom 10 were killed and 22 
wounded, — the British losing only 2 killed and 3 
wounded. He passed his examination in April, 
1802 ; sailed in July following for the Jamaica sta- 
tion in the Chichester store-ship, Capt. Stevens ; 
was there promoted, 20 Oct. in the same year, from 
the Leviathan 74, bearing the flag of Sir John 
Thos. Duckworth, into the Shark 18, Capt. J. B. 
Herring ; and afterwards joined, 5 Oct. 1803, and 
16 Sept. 1804, the Magnanime 18, Capt. Edw. 
Hawker, and La Pique 36, Capt. Chas. Bayne 
Hodgson Ross. In command of the tender belong- 
ing to the latter ship, Lieut. Bell, on 26 March, 
1806, aided in taking the two French 16-gun brigs 
Phaeton and Voltigeur ; and, on 1 Nov. ensuing, as 
First of La Pique, with her barge and two other 
boats under his orders, he succeeded, without the 
loss of a man, in cutting out from the harbour 
of Cabaret, Porto Eico, a fine new Spanish brig, 
pierced for 12 guns, and completely destroying 
a 3-gun battery at its entrance.* While subse- 
quently employed ashore on the south side of St. 
Domingo, he received a severe wound in an attack 
made by the natives on his party, and in conse- 

?uence, we believe, was presented with a gratuity 
rom the Patriotic Fund. We next find him ap- 
pointed, 13 March, 1807, to the acting-command of 
the Shark receiving-ship at Port Royal, from which 
he was confirmed, 1 April, 1808, into the 14-gun 
brig Phipps. On 16 Nov. 1810, Capt. Bell, who 
had previously chased a lugger-privateer close 
under Calais, fell in with two others, one of whicli, 
* ffifeGai. 1807, p. 156. 



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BELLAIRS -BELLAMY - BELSEY. 



Le Barhler de Seville^ of 16 guns and 60 men, on 
being brought to close action, was gallantly boarded, 
and in a few minutes carried, by Lieut. Kobt. 
Tryon, at the head of a party of seamen, one of 
whom was killed, and the Lieutenant himself dan- 
gerously wounded. The enemy lost 6 killed and 
11 wounded ; and the prize, from the well-directed 
fire she had sustained, sank soon after the engage- 
ment.* For this achievement Capt. BeU, as were 
his officers and crew, was honoured with the appro- 
bation of the Admiralty. He removed, 19 June, 
1811, to the command of the Mosquito, a first-class 
sloop, but was superseded on advancement to Post- 
rank, 7 Feb. 1812, and not afterwards employed. His 
nomination to the C.B. took place 4 July, 1840, and 
his elevation to the rank he now holds 1 Oct. 1846. 



BELLAIES. (Lieut., 1813. f-p., 18; H-P., 26.) 

John Henry Beli.airs is brother of Lieut. "W. T. 
Bellairs, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 29 Oct. 1803, as 
Midshipman, on board the Goliath 74, Capt. Chas. 
Brisbane, employed on the Home station, and, in 
May, 1805, accompanied that gallant officer into the 
Akethusa 38. Proceeding in the latter ship to the 
"West Indies, he assisted, in company with the 
Anso>', at the capture, 23 Aug. 1806, near the 
Havana, after a spirited action, in which the Aee- 
thusa had 2 men killed and 32 wounded, of the 
Pomona^ Spanish frigate, of 38 guns and 347 men, 
laden with specie and merchandize, and defended 
by a castle mounting 11 36-pounders, and a flotilla 
of 10 gun-boats, all of Tfhich were destroyed ; and, in 
Jan. 1807, was present at the brilliant reduction of 
Cura^oa. In Oct. following Mr. Bellairs returned 
home, as a Supernumerary, in the Chichester store- 
ship, Capt. Jas. Tait ; and after an attachment of a 
few weeks to the jEtna bomb, lying in the Thames, 
became Master's Mate, in April, 1808, of the Bonne 
Citotenne 20, Capts. John Thompson and Wm. 
Mounsey, under whom we find him engaged in active 
co-operation with the patriots on the coast of Spain. 
Joining, in June, 1809, the Caledonia 120, bearing 
the flags successively of Admiral Lord Gambler and 
of Kear-Admirals Fras. Pickmore and Sir Harry 
Neale, he commanded the gun-boats Nos. 1 and 4, of 
the red division, under Capts. Philip Carteret and 
Rich. Plummer Davies, during the ensuing expedition 
to the Scheldt ; and, from April to Aug. 1810, at 
which period he passed his examination, was em- 
ployed, as Master's Mate, with the flotilla at the 
defence of Cadiz. He removed with Sir Harry 
Neale, in April, 1811, to the Botne 98, from which 
ship he was transferred, on 12 June, as Acting-Lieu- 
tenant, to the PoMPEE 74, Capt. Sir Jas. Athol 
Wood, off L'Orient. Being superseded, however, 
in the following August, he served, as Midshipman, in 
the TJlysses 44, off Jersey and Lisbon, Impetueux 
74, bearing the flags of Admirals Brown and Geo. 
Martin, and Stately 64, Capt. Chas. Inglis, until at 
length promoted, 30 Sept. 1813, into the San Juan 
74, as Flag-Lieutenant to Kear-Admiral Sam. Hood 
Linzee, then at Gibraltar. He invalided home in 
March, 1814, and continued unemployed until 25 
Sept. 1837, when he accepted an appointment in the 
Coast Guard, which he resigned in 1845. He has 
since been unemployed. 

Lieut. Bellairs is the original inventor of a plan for 
distinguishing steam-vessels of all nations by a code 
of coloured lights. He is married, and has issue. 

BELLAIES. (LiECT., 1819. p-p., 19 ; h-p., 19.) 

Waleord Thomas Bellairs is brother of Lieut. 
J. H. Bellairs, R.N. 

This officer entered the Royal Naval College 23 
March, 1809, and embarked, 24 March, 1812, 
as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Asia 74, Capt. 
Geo. Scott, employed off Cherbourg and in the 
West Indies. From Jan. 1814, until the receipt of 
his commission, which bears date 12 May, 1819, he 
served as Midshipman and Acting-Lieutenant, on 
the latter, and on the Home, Mediterranean, and 
North American stations, of the Rota 38, Capt. 
* Vide Gaz. 1810, p. 164!. 



Philip Somerville, Thais 20, Capt. Henry Weir, 
Albion 74, Capt. Jas. Walker, Okontes 36, Capt. 
Nat. Day Cochrane, Leanber 50, commanded by 
Capt. Edw. Chetham, at the battle of Algiers, and 
afterwards flag-ship of Sir David Milne, and Grass- 
hopper 18, Capt. Henry Forbes. He obtained an 
appointment in the Coast Guard 18 May, 1838, and 
since 12 Jan. 1842 — with the exception of a few 
months in 1844, when he belonged to the Ocean 
80, guardship at Sheemess, Capt. Peter Fisher — 
has been employed as Admiralty Agent in a Con- 
tract Mail steam-vessel. 

Lieut. Bellairs is married. Agents — Messrs. 
Ommanney. 

BELLAMY. (Lieutenant, 1827.) 

Joseph Hughes Bellamy is eldest son of Geo. 
Bellamy, Esq., of Plymouth. 

This oflicer entered the Navy 24 Apri^ 1815; 
passed his examination in 1822 ; obtained his com- 
mission 10 March, 1827 ; served, from 26 Oct. 1830, 
until superseded, 21 Dec. 1831, in the Revenge 78, 
Capts. Jas. Hillyar and Donald Hugh Mackay, on 
the Lisbon station ; joined the Coast Guard, 31 May, 
1838 ; and since 10 June, 1845, has been employed 
at Devonport on board the Cax-edonia 120, Capt. 
Manly Hall Dixon. 

He married, in 1837, Mary, only daughter of 
Richard Newton, Esq. Agent — J. Chippendale. 



BELSEY. (Lieut., 1812. f-p., 18 ; h-p., 30.) 

Henry Belsey, bom 10 May, 1790, at Dover, co. 
Kent, is nephew, maternally, of Capt. Geo. Sayer, 
R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 25 Feb. 1799, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Ulysses 44, armee enjlute, 
commanded by his uncle Capt. Sayer ; removed, in 
Feb. 1800, to the Regulus 44, Capt. Thos. Press- 
land ; and, on attending the expedition to Egypt, in 
1801, assisted at the landing of the troops, was much 
employed at the signals, and, from constant night- 
duty in an armed flat-bottomed boat on the river 
Nile, caught the plague. The Regulus subse- 
quently conveyed the remains of the French army 
to Marseilles, and was paid off at the peace. In 
May, 1804, Mr. Belsey joined the Tartarus bomb, 
Capts. Fras. Temple, Mauritius Adolphus Newton 
De Starck, and Thos. Withers, and, on that vessel 
being wrecked on Margate sands in Dec. following, 
rendered himself particularly useful in conveying 
away a body of prisoners. On the same occasion he 
narrowly escaped a watery grave, in consequence of a 
boat he was in being struck by a heavy sea and dashed 
to pieces against the side of the ship. He was imme- 
diately after the catastrophe voluntarily entered by 
Capt. Thos. Bayley as a Midshipman on board the In- 
flexible 64, in which ship he continued to serve until 
June, 1805, when, owing to her having been run foul 
of by the St. Albans 64, he was transferred to the 
Elephant 74, Capt. Geo. Dundas. Proceeding 
then to the West Indies, Mr. Belsey, on 23 Jan. 
1807, had the good fortune to rescue in a boat from 
off the bowsprit of the Orpheus, when that frigate 
was wrecked, her Captain, the present Sir Thos. 
Briggs ; and he was on board the Elephant when 
she subsequently grounded off the Havana, and was 
only got off after an intense labour of 12 hours, all 
her water having been previously started, and the 
shot and 68 of the guns thrown overboard. Be- 
tween July, 1807, at which period he returned home 
with convoy, and Aug. 1810, we find him serving, 
chiefly as Master's Mate, in the Bulwark 74, Capt. 
Hon. Chas. Elphinstone Fleeming, Little Belt 
18, Capt. John Crispo, and GuERRii;EE 40. Capt. 
David Lloyd, on the Cadiz, African, and Hali&x 
stations ; and during that period acquiring the high 
praise of Capt. Crispo for the strict attention to his 
duty when the Little Belt was dismasted and 
obliged to put into port. He then served for nearly 
two years as Acting-Lieutenant of the Halifax 18, 
Capt. Alex. Fraser, and, in the early part of 1811, 
was detached in command of a detained American 
tender in a very leaky cendition to Halifax, which 
port, after encountering desperate weather, he only 



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succeeded in reachingthrough a series of the most 
skilful manoeuvres. Being at length officially pro- 
moted, by commission dated 21 March, 1812, Mr. 
Belsey next joined, for short periods, the Bold 10, 
Echo 18, and Behmuda 10, Capts. John Skekel, 
Thos. Perceval, and Wm. Wolrige, on the Channel 
and Lisbon stations, from the latter of which ves- 
sels he invalided 6 April, 1815. He subsequently 
held a command in the Coast Guard, from 4 Deo. 
1827, until 6 July, 1833 ; and, while so employed, 
succeeded in effecting two seizures, and was on one 
occasion nearly drowned by the capsizing of a boat. 
He has since been on half-pay. 

Lieut. Belsey married, 15 Nov. 1813, Mary Eliza- 
beth, eldest daughter of Capt. Cooke, by whom he 
has issue nine children. He resided, with permis- 
sion, from 1816 to 1820, in the Telegraph House near 
Barham ; and, since 1837, has been dwelling in the 
Semaphore House, at Chatsford Head, Winchester. 
Agents — Goode and Lawrence. 



BELSON. (Eetired Commander, 1845. r-p., 
21 ; n-p., 26.) 
Hemky Face Belson entered the Navy, 18 Dec. 
1800, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Rcby 64, Capt. 
Solomon Ferris, lying in the Downs ; accompanied 
that officer, the year following, into the Thdnderer 
74; and, after serving for a few months in the 
Leander 50, bearing the flag of Sir Andrew 
Mitchell in North America, there attained the 
rating of Midshipman, 1 Dec. 1802, in the Lily 16, 
Capt. Wm. Compton. He afterwards became suc- 
cessively attached to the Driver sloop, Cambrian 
40, Capts. John Poo Beresford, John Nairne, and 
Peter Puget (in which ship he assisted at the capture, 

13 June and 3 July, 1805, of the privateers Maria, of 

14 guns and 60 men, and Matima, of 20 guns and 
95 men), and Theseus 74, Capt. J. P. Beresford, 
employed in the Channel and off Ferrol. He was 
made Lieutenant, 7 March, 1808, into the Tdlture 
sloop, Capts. Joseph Pearce and Martin White, on 
the Jersey station, and subsequently received the 
following appointments : — 31 Dec. 1808, to the Dio- 
HEDE 50, flag-ship off Guernsey of Eear-Admiral 
D'Auvergne, Duke de Bouillon, in which he after- 
wards proceeded to the East Indies — 15 April, 1812, 
as First, to the Briton 38, Capt. Sir Thos. Staines, 
serving in the Channel and off Bordeaux— 14 Jan. 
1814, to the Ulysses 44, Capt. Thos. Browne, fitting 
at Pl™outh— 11 Feb. 1814, to the Sybille 44, 
Capt. Thos. Forrest, from which frigate, after cruiz- 
ing off Madeira, and proceeding to Greenland in 
search of the American Commodore, John Rodgers, 
he was paid off, 18 April, 1815—29 Oct. 1819, again 
as Senior Lieutenant, to the Phaeton 46, Capt. Aug. 
Wm. Montagu, on the Halifax station, which ship 
was placed out of commission 23 Sept. 1822 — and, 
17 Dec. 1825, in the same capacity, to the Prince 
Regent 120, flag-ship at the Nore of Sir Eobt. 
Moorsom. He was superseded in 1827 ; subse- 
quently commanded, from 30 Aug. 1830, to April, 
1833, the CoNFiANCE steam-vessel 2, on the Fal- 
mouth station ; and, on 18 Jan. 1845, was placed on 
the list of Retired Commanders. 



BENDYSHE. (Lieut., 1811. f-p., 11 ; h-p., 31.) 
John Bendyshe, bom 10 April, 1791, is son and 
successor of the late Rich. Bendyshe, Esq., of Bar- 
ringtori, co. Cambridge, by Jane, daughter of John 
Jervis, Esq., of Darlaston, co. Stafford. One of his 
brothers, Richard, died an officer in the 1st Foot 
Guards ; and the other, Robert, a Lieutenant, R.N., 
was lost in the Blenheim, with Sir Thos. Trou- 
bridge, in 1807. The family is directly traceable to 
the twelfth century, at which period it became pos- 
sessed of a considerable lordship in Radwinter. 

This officer entered the Navy, 8 Jan. 1805, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Qdeen 98, Capt. Manley 
Dixon, flag-ship subsequently of Sir John Knight 
in the Channel, and of Lord Collingwood in the 
Mediterranean. He removed, as Midshipman, in 
April, 1806, to the Seahorse 38, Capt. John 
Stewart, on the latter station, where, and again in 



the Channel, as also at Newfoundland, he next 
served, with Sir John Duckworth and Capt. Rich. 
Dalling Dunn, in the Royal George 100, San 
Josef 110, Hibernia 110, Armide 38, and Ante- 
lope 50. After suffering shipwreck in the Avenger 
16, Capt. Urry Johnson (to a Lieutenancy in which 
vessel he had been promoted on 11 Nov. 1811), Mr. 
Bendyshe successively joined — 24 Oct. 1812, the 
Hazard sloop, Capt. John Cookesley, also on the 
Newfoundland station — 22 Aug. 1814, as Senior, the 
Belle Poole troop-ship, Capt. Fras. Baker, under 
whom he attended the expedition to New Orleans 
— and, 15 Deo. 1818 (after an interval of three 
years), in a similar capacity, the Wye 26, Capt. 
Geo. Wickens WiUes, on the Leith station. He 
was superseded from the latter vessel, at his ovm 
request, 29 Nov. 1819, and has not since been em- 
ployed. Lieut. Bendyshe is a Magistrate and 
Deputy-Lieutenant for the co. of Cambridge, for 
which he has also served as High-Sheriff. 

He married, first, 10 May, 1820, Catherine, eldest 
daughter of Geo. Matcham, Esq., of Ashford Lodge, 
CO. Sussex, by Catherine, sister of the immortal 
Nelson, by whom, who died in 1831, he had issue 
four sons and four daughters ; and secondly, 21 Oct. 
1833, Anna Maria, third daughter of Sir Chas. 
Watson, Bart., of Wratting Park, co. Cambridge. 
Agents — Messrs. Stilwell. 



BENETT. (Commander, 1814. f-p., 10 ; h-p., 36.) 
Charles Cowper Benett, a lineal descendant 
of John Benett, Sheriff of Wilts in 51 Henry 
ni., is great-grandson of his Grace Dr. Wm. 
Wake, Archbishop of Canterbury ; and eldest son of 
the Rev. John Benett, LL.D., Rector of Donhead 
St. Andrew, co. Wilts, and of Ower Moigne, co. 
Dorset, by Frances, sister of Sir Thos. Turton, Bart. 
Mr. Wm. Wake Benett, a brother of Commander 
Benett, also in the R.N., was killed in action. 

This officer entered the Navy, inl Oct. 1801, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Pelican sloop, Capt. 
Geo. M'Kinley, whom he accompanied, 20 Dec. 
1801, as Midshipman, into the Abergavenny 54, 
and next into the Ganges 74, on the Jamaica station, 
where he continued to serve, until the autumn of 
1806, in the Heroule 74, Capt. Solomon Ferris, 
Cumberland 74, Capt. Fred. Cottrill, and Theseus 
74, and Surveillante frigate, both commanded by 
Capt. John Bligh. Under that officer, at the com- 
mencement of 1804, he assisted in the attack on the 
island of Curajoa, and in' the course of some very 
successful cruizing participated in the capture of 
several privateers and, we believe, of 40 sail of 
merchantmen, besides witnessing the reduction of 
the Spanish island of St. Andreas. After an attach- 
ment of some weeks to the Magnificent 74, Capt. 
Geo. Eyre, lying at Deptford, Mr. Benett served 
for 17 months with Sir Sam. Hood in the Centaur 
74, and attended during that period the expedition 
to Copenhagen under Lord Gambier. Acquiring 
the rank of Lieutenant, 11 April, 1808, he further 
joined — 3 June, 1808, the Vanguard 74, Capt. 
Thos. Baker, with whom he served in the Baltic 
until Aug. 1809— and, 9 July and 19 Oct. 1812, the 
Cornwall 74, Capt. John Broughton, and Impreg- 
nable 98, flag-ship of Admiral Wm. Young, both 
on the Mediterranean station. Since his promotion 
to his present rank, which took place 15 June, 
1S14, Commander Benett has been on half-pay. 

He married, in 1810, Sarah, daughter of Wm. 
Burlton, Esq., of Donhead St. Andrew. His eldest 
son, Wm. Morgan, married, 17 April, 1843, Barbara 
Sarah, youngest daughter of the late Commander 
Waring, R.N. 



BENN. (Lieut., 1815. f-p., 11 ; h-p., 31.) 

Thomas Benn entered the Navy, 29 March, 1305, 
as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Defiance 74, Capt. 
Philip Chas. Durham, and on 22 July following was 
present in Sir Robt. Calder's action with the com- 
bined squadrons of France and Spain. He shortly 
afterwards removed into the Kent 74, Capt. Henry 
Garrett, and in April, 1806, became Midshipman 



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BENNET— BENNETT. 



of the AcHiLLE 74. In that ship he served, latterly 
as Master's Mate, under Capts. Sir Rich. King, 
Geo. Heneage Lawrence Dundas, and Aiskew Paf- 
fard Hollis, for upwards of nine years, during 
which period he appears to have been employed at 
the blockade of Ferrol and of Toulon, as also, for 
18 months, of a French and Venetian squadron at 
Venice, besides assisting at the defence of Cadiz, 
and being ultimately, in 1814-15, after having con- 
voyed a fleet of East Indiamen to a certain latitude, 
stationed at Rio Janeiro. He attained tlie rank of 
Lieutenant 8 Feb. 1815 ; was placed on half-pay 
12 July following ; and has not since been afloat. 

BENNET. (Lieut., 1811. f-p., 24 ; h-p., 23.) 
Maktin Bennet was bom 24 March, 1789. 
This officer entered the Navy, 24 April, 1800, as 
a Boy, on board the Hadghty gun-brig, Lieut.- 
Commander "Wm. Field, on the North Sea station, 
where, in Dec. 1801, he attained the rating of Mid- 
shipman in the Pylades 18, Capt. Wm. Boorder. 
"We next find him, during an attachment of nearly 
six years to the Illustrious 74, Capts. Sir Chas. 
Hamilton, Michael Seymour, Wm. Sheild, "Wm. 
Robt. Broughton, and Edw. Chetham, commanding 
a boat at the destruction of the French shipping in 
Basque Roads in April, 1809, and intrusted, in the 
ensuing expedition to the "Walcheren, with the 
direction of two flat-bottomed boats and a cutter 
up the East Scheldt. Proceeding then to the West 
Indies in the Sceptre 74, Capt. Sam. Jas. Ballard, 
he witnessed the destruction, on 18 Dec. in the 
same year, of the French frigates Loire and Seijie, 
in Anse la Barque, Guadeloupe, and on that occa^ 
sion commanded the boats forming part of the force 
under Capt. Hugh Cameron, who was killed by his 
side, at the gallant storming of the fort by which 
they were protected. After serving for some 
months with Sir Alex. Cochrane in the Pompee 
74, and Neptune 98, and witnessing in the former 
ship the reduction of Guadeloupe, Mr. Bennet re- 
joined the Sceptre, in the capacity of Acting- 
Lieutenant, 16 July, 1810. He was eventually, 
while employed on board the Barfleur 98, flag- 
ship in the Tagus of Hon. Geo. Cranfleld Berkeley, 
awarded a commission, dated 2 Nov. 1811 ; and 
on 18 of the following Dec. was appointed to the 
Elizabeth 74, Capt. Edw. Leveson Gower, sta- 
tioned in the Mediterranean. He there, during 
the performance of much valuable service, came 
17 times into conflict with the enemy, participated 
in the capture of the towns of Umago, Dignano, 
Fiume, Porto Kea, Bocca Rea, Citta Nuova, and 
Rovigno, as also of the forts of Cantalazo and Cavo, 
and assisted at the blockade of Venice, Trieste, and 
Ragusa. At Umago he in part commanded the 
boats at the destruction of a 2-guii battery and 
the capture of 4 vessels, loaded with wine, that had 
been scuttled, 8 June, 1813; and on the occasion of 
the ensuing capture of Dignano he landed in charge 
of a party of seamen, and obtained great praise for 
his conduct.* From 15 June to 16 Aug. 1814, Mr. 
Bennet next officiated as Agent for Transports 
afloat ; after which, on 1 Dec. in the same year, he 
became First of the Niobe troop-ship, Capt. Henry 
Collins Deacon, and co-operated in the reduction, in 
1815, of Martinique and Guadeloupe. He left the 
NioBE 12 March, 1816, and since 17 April, 1838, 
has been employed in the Coast Guard. 
Lieut. Bennet is married. 



BENNETT. (Commander, 1826. f-p., 21 ; 
H-p., 13.) 

James Cooper Bennett was bom, 6 Jan. 1801, 
at Edinburgh. 

This officer entered the Navy, 3 Jan. 1813, as 
Sec.-cl. Vol., on board the Adamant 50, Capt. 
Matthew Buckle, bearing the flag at Leith of Rear- 
Admiral Wm. Albany Otway. Removing in March 
following to the Endymion, of 48 guns and 319 men, 
Capt. Henry Hope, he assisted at the blockade of 
New London, the e.xpedition up the Penobscot, and 
* Firftf Gaz. 1813, p. 2010. 



the capture, 15 Jan. 1815, after a bnlhant action of 
two hours and a half, in which the British lost 11 
men killed and 14 wounded, and the enemy 35 
killed and 70 wounded, of the American frigate 
President, of 56 guns and 465 men. Subsequently 
to the surrender of Buonaparte we find him pro- 
ceeding to the East Indies, where, until the close of 
1819, he served on board the Iphigenia 36, Capt. 
Andw. King, and Conway 26, Capt. Edw. Barnard, 
and contributed, in the boats of the latter ship and 
of the Eden, to the destruction, in the early part of 
that year, of some Arab pirates at Bahhreen, in the 
Persian Gulf. "While next serving in the Stbille 
44, flag-ship in the West Indies of Sir Chas. Rowley, 
he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, by com- 
mission dated 22 Aug. 1821 ; but, prior to his return 
to England in 1823, he had the misfortune to lose 
an arm, in consequence of which accident he was 
eventually awarded, 24 Jan. 1824, the usual pension 
of 91/. 5s. In the course of the latter year Mr. 
Bennett, who had been employed for short periods 
in the Aeachne 18, and Ramillies 74, again sailed 
for the West Indies in the Rattlesnake 28, Capt. 
Hugh Patton, and there joined the Isis 50, flag-ship 
of Sir Lawrence Wm. Halsted, by whom, after 
holding command of the Dkion, Renegade, and 
Speedwell schooners, he was, in 1826, placed in 
charge of the Magnificent, hospital and store-ship 
at Port Royal. He was officially promoted to his 
present rank on 26 Oct. in the same year, and then, 
enfeebled in health from the efiects of long servi- 
tude in small vessels under a tropical sun, returned 
home. Since that period, unable to procure em- 
ployment afloat, he has twice accepted the appoint- 
ment of Inspecting Commander in the Coast Guard. 
On the first occasion he filled that post from 15 
June, 1832, until 1835. His resumption of the office, 
which he still holds, took place 25 Feb. 1843. 

Commander Bennett married, 28 July, 1831, Jane, 
third daughter of the late Jas. Law, Esq., of Elving- 
ston, CO. Haddington, N.B., and by that lady, who 
died in 1836, has three surviving children. 



BENNETT. (Capt., 1828. f-p., 28 ; h-p., 22.) 
Thomas Bennett, bom 22 Feb. 1785, at Here- 
ford, is nephew of Francis Bennett, Esq., Purser of 
the Nassau 64, who perish^ in that ship when 
vrrecked on the coast of Holland, 14 Oct. 1799 ; and 
of Commander William Bennett, R.N. (1812), who 
died in 1819. 

This officer entered the Navy, in March, 1797, as 
a Volunteer, on board the Monarch 74, Capt. John 
Elphinstone, flag-ship afterwards of Vice-Admiral 
Richard Onslow, under whom he fought and was 
wounded in the battle of Camperdown, 11 Oct. 
following. On leaving the Monarch, in which ship 
he had previously witnessed the mutiny at Spitbead, 
Mr. Bennett successively joined the Nassau 64, 
Capts. Wm. Hargood and Geo. Tripp, guard-ship at 
the Nore, and, in the early part of 1798, the Am- 
PHiON 32, Capt. Rich. Henry Alex. Bennett, em- 
ployed on the North Sea, African, and West India 
stations. Among other achievements he assisted, 
while cruizing off' the island of Jamaica in company 
with the Alarm 32, in effecting the capture, 25 
Nov. 1799, of the Asturiana, Spanish letter-of- 
marque, mounting 28 guns, with a complement of 
180 men ; and for his zeal and activity on variooa 
occasions, but more especially in the boat-chase of 
a privateer off' Port Royal, was ultimately, in 1801, 
transferred by the Commander-in-Chief, Lord Hugh 
Seymour, to his flag-ship, the Sans Pareil 80. 
The premature death, however, of the gallant Ad- 
miral depriving him of the immediate promotion he 
had been promised, Mr. Bennett did not obtain 
any advancement in his profession until Jan. 1802, 
when he appears to have been appointed Acting- 
Lieutenant, for a short time, of the Tartar 36, and 
Vanguard 74, both commanded by Capt. Jas. 
Walker. He returned home in the course of the 
same year on board the Cerberus 32, Capt. Jas. 
Macnamara; and on being re-appointed as Admiralty 
Midshipman, at the commencement of hostilities. 



BENSON. 



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to the Amphion, then commanded by Capt. Thos. 
Masterman Hardy, conveyed Lord Nelson to the 
Mediterranean, where he was promoted by his 
Lordship, who had previously made him his Signal 
Officer, into the Cameuon 18, Capt. Thos. Staines, 
25 July, 1803— an act which was officially confirmed 
9 Dec. following. During the next two years Mr. 
Bennett was warmly engaged, nearly the whole 
time as First-Lieutenant, in destroying the enemy's 
coasting-trade between Toulon and Genoa ; and on 
one occasion, when in command of a boat, was the 
only person, with the exception of two men and a 
boy, who was not killed or wounded. In May, 

1805, after assisting at the capture, within sight of 
the British fleet, of Le Menard schooner, of 12 guns, 
he exchanged into the Seahorse, of 42 guns and 
281 men, commanded at first by Capts. Hon. Courte- 
nay Boyle and Kobt. Corbett, and from April, 

1806, until June, 1811, by Capt. John Stewart, in 
whose distinguished services during that period he 
proved an active participator. On the failure of 
Sir Arthur Paget's pacific mission to the Sublime 
Porte, we find him proceeding to the Archipelago, 
and there employed, in Sept. and Oct. 1807, in 
visiting all the Cyclades, and in replacing their 
governments in the hands of the old primates. He 
further enacted the part of Second Lieutenant in 
the Seahobse's brilliant night action of 5 July, 
1808, when singly, with 30 of her crew absent, she 
defeated, after a desperate conflict of three hours, 
a Turkish force, consisting of the Baddere Zaffer, 
of 52 guns and 543 men, and Alis Fezan, of 26 guns 
and 230 men, both of which were at length reduced 
to perfect wrecks. The enemy, in the Baddere Zaffer 
alone, the ship captured — the other having effected 
her escape— sustained the prodigious loss of 170 
killed and 200 wounded, while that of the Sea- 
horse did not exceed 5 killed and 10 wounded, 
although her mizen-mast was shot away and her 
hull and rigging suffered severely. The First-Lieu- 
tenant, Mr. Geo. Downie, was in consequence pro- 
moted to the rank of Commander, and Mr. Bennett, 
who is now the senior surviving officer, became his 
successor. He soon afterwards escorted the British 
Ambassador, Mr. Adair, from Malta to the mouth 
of the Dardanells, and, during a stay of some months 
at Constantinople after the treaty of Jan. 1809, 
was twice introduced, as one of his Excellency's 
suite, to the Grand Seignor, by whom he was pre- 
sented with two robes of honour. Being next, in 
May of the same year, on a cruize between Corsica 
and Italy, he took command of the boats, and suc- 
ceeded in obtaining possession, although garrisoned 
by 50 French soldiers, of the small island of Gia- 
nuti, whence, after destroying the batteries, he 
embarked and brought off the guns, all of them of 
brass. A few days after this exploit he headed a 
similar expedition against the island of Pianoza, 
near Elba, known to be defended by upwards of 
100 veteran troops, and the town by a regular forti- 
fication. Landing, nevertheless, in broad daylight, 
at the back of the island, he commenced an 
attack on the enemy's battery, which, at the end of 
six hours' hard fighting, was captured and blown 
up, the commandant killed, and the guns disabled. 
Within 24 hours from the onset the troops were all 
taken prisoners-of-war, and the whole place brought 
under subjection to the British. The gallantry dis- 
played by Lieut. Bennett, and those employed with 
him, in the accomplishment of these very important 
services, it is needless to add, elicited the highest 
approbation of the Commander-in-Chief, Lord Col- 
lingwood, and of the Board of Admiralty. The 
Seahorse at length, after a dashing career, re- 
turned to England with Lord Amherst, and was 
paid off in June, 1811, from which period her First 
Lieutenant remained unemployed until appointed, 
22 Jan. 1812, Senior of the Crescent 38, Capt. 
John Quilliam, under whom he served in the Baltic, 
and then sailed with convoy for Halifax and New- 
foundland, on which latter station he witnessed the 
capture, 16 Sept. 1813, of the Elbredge Gerry Ame- 
rican privateer, of 14 guns and 66 men. He inva- 
lided home in the summer of 1814, and on his 



arrival found tnat he had been at length advanced 
to the rank of Commander, his commission bearing 
date 15 June, 1814. Being appointed, 2 July, 1819, 
to the Cygnet 10, Capt. Bennett served in that 
vessel on the coast of Ireland, and afterwards ofi" 
St. Helena, until the death of Buonaparte, in May, 
1821, when he conveyed the inteUigence of that 
event to the Isle of France. "While in Simon's Bay, 
Cape of Good Hope, in company with the Hype- 
rion 42, Commodore J as. Lillicrap, he had the hap- 
piness, on 10 June, 1822, of being of eminent utility 
in rescuing the Albion East Indiaman from de- 
struction, when, during a strong gale, she had 
broken from her anchorage and had actually drifted 
to within a few feet of the rocks. Although the 
Cygnet's boats on the occasion were the first on 
the spot, and were throughout of equal utility with 
those of the Hyperion, yet, out of a sum of iOOOl. 
which was afterwards voted by the Hon. E. I. C. 
to " Commodore Lillicrap," who was positively on 
shore at the moment of the occurrence, " and the 
officers and seamen of H.M. navy who were employed 
in rendering assistance to the Albion," neither 
her commander nor crew ever received a shilling. 
On another occasion, 10 of the following month, 
during a furious north-wester in Table Bay, the 
Cygnet had the further good fortune to render 
material assistance to the Sarah free-trader, which 
was eventually wrecked, and her crew saved by 
two of her boats under Mr. Rich. Lee Stephens, 
who received his promotion in consequence. After 
an intermediate servitude on the coast of Africa, 
Capt. Bennett returned home and was paid off in 
May, 1823. His next appointment was, 30 April, 
1827, to the Teinculo 18, on the Irish station, where 
he continued until posted by the Lord High Ad- 
miral, " as a reward for his long and active services," 
16 Sept. 1828. He afterwards, from 7 Feb. 1834, 
until paid off in March, 1838, commanded the Kain- 
Bow 28, and during that period assisted in sup- 
pressing a rebeUion among the slaves at St. Kitt's ; 
was senior officer at Jamaica during the sickly 
season of 1835, when, in spite of all his efforts, the 
mortality on board the Rainbow was extreme ; 
was thrice employed, for periods of several months, 
in protecting the fisheries at Newfoundland — a ser- 
vice in which he evinced great judgment and ability ; 
and was intrusted on two occasions with the con- 
veyance of treasure. He at length returned home, 
as above stated, with strong testimonials from the 
various Commanders-in-Chief under whom he had 
served, viz. Sir Geo. Cockburn, Sir Peter Halkett, 
and Sir Chas. Paget. He has since been on half- 
pay. 

Capt. Bennett, who is an Alderman of the city of 
Hereford, held the office of Mayor in 1842. He 
married, 16 Nov. 1815, Sarah, daughter of "Wm. 
Watkin^, Esq., of that city, and has issue two sens 
and two daughters. His eldest son, Edward Wat- 
kins, died at Port Royal, Jamaica, 31 July, 1835, 
while serving as Midshipman on board the Rain- 
bow, aged 19. Agent — Joseph Woodhead. 



BENSON. (LiEOT., 1814. f-p., 27 ; h-p., 12.) 

John Robert Benson entered the Navy, 12 Jan. 
1808, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Scorpion 18, 
Capts. Eras. Stanfell, Hon. John Gore, and Bobt. 
Giles. Under the first-named officer he assisted, as 
Midshipman, at the capture, 11 Jan. 1810, beneath 
the fire of a battery near Basseterre, after an engage- 
ment of two hours, of I' Oreste French national brig, 
of 16 guns and 110 men; and, in Feb. following, 
witnessed the reduction of the island of Guadeloupe. 
In July, 1812, he became a supernumerary (still in 
the West Indies) of the Dragon 64, bearing the flag 
of Sir Fras. Laforey, and he continued, in the same 
capacity, to serve under that officer, successively in 
the Tribune 36, Grampus 50, Vestal 28, Spider 
schooner. Dromedary store-ship, and, as one of the 
complement, in the Queen 74, until promoted to his 
present rank, 27 June, 1814. His subsequent ap- 
pointments were — 31 March, 1815, to the Leven 20, 
Capt. Buckland Stirling Bluett, stationed off Guern- 



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BENTHALL-BENTHAM— BERESFORD— BERINGTON. 



sey— 18 Sept. following, to the Bans 20, Capt. Wm. 
Fisher, employed on the Coast of Afirica, where he 
participated, 5 and 16 March, 1816, in the capture 
of the slavers Temerario and San ATttonio^ with 505 
slaves on board — and, on 28 Aug. in the latter year, 
to the Chekob 20, commanded also by Capt. Fisher, 
on the same station, whence he returned home and 
was paid off in Dec. 1818. Since 15 April, 1831, 
except from 20 June, 1836, to 18 June, 1839, when 
he held command of the Lively revenue-cutter, 
Lieut. Benson has been employed in the Coast 
Guard. Agents — Messrs. StilweU. 



BENTHALL. (Liedtenakt, 1845.) 

OoTAvins Benthall died 21 April, 1846. He 
was drowned while attempting to cross the bar of 
Hokianga Bay, New Zealand, in the pinnace of 

H.M.S. OSPEET. 

This officer passed his examination 8 Sept. 1837 ; 
and served for some time as Mate, on the Mediter- 
ranean, Home, and Fast India stations, in the Ma- 
GiciEssE 24, Capts. Fred. Thos. Michell and Kich. 
Laird Warren, Albion 90, Capt. Nicholas Lockyer, 
and OsPBEi 12, Capt. Fred. Patten. He obtained 
his commission 1 Sept. 1845 ; then became Addi- 
tional Lieutenant of the Agincohbt 72, bearing the 
flag of Sir Thos. John Cochrane; and ultimately 
perished, as above. 

BENTHAM, K. St. M. and L. (CTaptaill, 1816. 
F-P., 16; H-P., 36.) 

Gbobge Bentham, bom in June, 1787, is son of 
Lieut.-Gen. "Wm. Bentham, R.A. 

This officer entered the Navy, in 1795, as Fst.-cl. 
Vol., on board the Pluto sloop, and, after an attach- 
ment of some months, in 1798, to the Alkmaab, 
Capt. Burden, became Midshipman, in 1799, of the 
RuEV 64, Capt. Hon. Alan Hyde Gardner, with 
whom, and Hon. Fras. Farington Gardner, he con- 
tinued to serve, in the same ship, and in the Reso- 
lution 74, Galtkheid 64, and Hero 74, until June, 
1807. "Wiiile in the latter ship, of which he was 
created a Lieutentant 24 Dee. 1805, Mr. Bentham 
officiated as Aide-de-Camp to his Captain in Sir 
Robt. Calder's and Sir Rich. Strachan's actions. 
On his return from a voyage to the West Indies, in 
Jime, 1807, he was appointed to the Tbmbkaiee 98, 
commanded in the Channel by Capt. Sir Chas. Ha^ 
milton, but in June, 1810, rejoined his patron, then 
Lord Gardner, as his Flag-Lieutenant, in the Bel- 
LEROPHON 74. On 19 June, 1809, we find his volun- 
teered assistance materially contributing to the suc- 
cessful issue of an attempt made to storm a battery 
of four long 24-pounders and 103 men, on the coast of 
Finland — an exploit which received the due acknow- 
ledgments of the Admiralty.* AVhile afterwards 
serving with Lord Gardner in the Roebcck 50, he 
was appointed by that nobleman to the command, 
7 Oct. 1810, of the Briseis, of 10 guns and 75 men. 
For his gallantry on 14 of the same month, in cap- 
turing, after a chase of eight hours, and a desperate 
conflict of one, in which the enemy had 8 killed and 
19 wounded, and the British 4 killed and 11 badly 
wounded, the French privateer Sarts Souci^ of 14 
guns and 55 men, Capt. Bentham*s promotion was 
confirmed by commission dated back to the day of 
the action. f His subsequent appointments were — 
14 Dec. 1812, to the XIegext 12, on the Home sta- 
tion — 8 Oct. 1813, to the Carnation 18, in the 
West Indies, where his exertions in saving the 
Dockyard at Port Royal from destruction by fire 
obtained for him the strongest recommendations — 
29 Nov. 1815, as Acting-Captain, to the North 
Star 28, on the same station — and 6 July, 1816, 
to the Heron 18. In consideration of his services 
in the latter vessel at the battle of Algiers, on 
which occasion he was stationed within a few yards 
of the QcEEN Charlotte, and was the Senior Com- 
mander present, Capt. Bentham was rewarded by 
advancement to Post-rank, 16 Sept. 1816.1 He ac- 
cepted the retirement 1 Oct. 1846. 



As an acknowledgment for his having conveyed 
to Genoa, while in the Heron, the treasure re- 
claimed by the King of Sardinia from the De^^ 
Capt. Bentham was invested by that Sovereign with 
the Second Class of the Order of St. Maurice and 
St. Lazare. He married, 7 June, 1827, Emma Pel- 
lew, daughter of the Rev. John Parker, and niece of 
Admiral Lord Exmouth. Agests— Hallett and 
Robinson. 



BERESFORD. (Lieut., 1842. f-p., 15; h-p.,3.) 
Henbi- Babre Beresfoed, bom 5 July, 1816, is 
second son of the late Henry Barre Beresford, Esq., 
by Eliza, youngest daughter of John Baily, Esq., of 
the city of Bristol ; next brother of the present John 
Barre Beresford, Esq., of Learmount, co. London- 
derry ; and grandnephew of the late, and cousin of 
the present. Marquis of Waterford. 

This officer entered the Navy, in Aug. 1829, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Aarxon 26, Capt. Hon. 
Fred. Wm. Grey, in the Mediterranean ; became 
Midshipman, in May, 1835, of the Sapphire 26, Capt. 
Rich. Freeman Rowley, on the same station ; passed 
his examination 28 Dec. 1835 ; was soon afterwards 
appointed Mate of the Imogene 28, Capt. Henry 
Wm. Bruce, in South America; received the Turkish 
Medal for his services on the coast of Syria, while 
belonging to the Vanguabd 80, Capt. Sir David 
Dunn, in 1840 ; and after officiating for some time 
as Senior Mate of the Formidable 84, Capt. Sir 
Chas. Sullivan, was advanced to the rank he now 
holds 6 Jime, 1842. Lieut. Beresford, whose next 
appointment was, 18 Oct. in the same year, to the 
Excellent gunnery-ship at Portsmouth, Capt. Sir 
Thos. Hastings, has been employed, since 19 July, 
1845, in the Calliope 26, Capt. Edw. Stanley, on 
the East India station. 



BERINGTON. (Lieutenant, 1846.) 

Rowland Berington passed his examination 22 
Aug. 1843 ; and served as Mate on board the Ex- 
cellent gunnery-ship at Portsmouth, Capts. Sir 
Thos. Hastings and Henry Ducie Chads, and St. 
Vincent 120, bearing the broad pendant in the 
Channel of Sir Fras. Augustus Collier. His com- 
mission bears date 9 Nov. 1846. He is now serving 
in the Belleisle troopship, Capt. John Kingcome. 



* Vide Gai. 1809, p. 1101. , . . _, 

J K Gaa. 1816, p. 1792 



t V. Gaz. 1810, p. 1637. 



BERINGTON. (Lieut., 1815. f-p, 9 ; h-p, 35.) 
Samuel Berington was bom 7 April, 1779. 
This officer entered the Navy, 25 Nov. 1803, as 
Midshipman, on board the Foudroyant 80, Capt. 
Peter Spicer, hearing the fliag in the Channel of Sir 
Thos. Graves. In March, 1805, he removed to the 
Growler gun-brig, Lieut.-Commanders James 
Rose, T. Nesbitt, and Rich. Grossman, employed 
for upwards of two years on the coast of France, 
where he was constantly engaged in the boats, and 
on one occasion received a gun-shot wound in the 
shoulder, which procured Mm a gratuity from the 
Patriotic Fund, but never any compensation from 
Government. He next, ftom Nov. 1807, until Jan. 
1810, served, as Midshipman andMaster's Mate, in the 
President 38, Capts. Adam MacKenzie and Chas. 
Marsh Schomberg, in South America ; then rejoined 
for a short period, in the latter capacity, the Fon- 
drotant, bearing the flag, on the same station, of • 
Hon. Michael De Courcy ; was appointed, 24 March 
following, Sub-Lieutenant of the Nancy 10, Lieut.- 
Commander Kelwick ; and in June, 1811, invalided 
home on board the Tortoise store-ship, Master- 
Commander Thos. Cook. He joined, in Dec. 1814, 
the N AMUR 74, bearing the flag of Sir Chas. Rowley 
at Sheemess ; and attained his present rank 23 Feb. 
1815. Since 4 of the ensuing July, when he was 
placed on half-pay, he has not been employed. 

Lieut. Berington married a daughter of M. T. 
Butcher, Esq., of the Victualling Office, Deptford, 
and sister of Sam. Jas. Butcher, Esq., Paymaster and 
Purser, R.N. (1809), now serving on board the 
Birkenhead steam-frigate, C|tpt. Aug. H. Ingram. 
Agent — W. H. B. Barwis. 



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BERKELEY, C.B., M.P. (Captain, 1814. f-p., 
17; H-p., 28.) 

Maurice Fhedekick Fitzhabdimge Berkeley, 
born in 1788, is second son of the late Earl of 
Berkeley, by Miss Mary Cole, of the oo. of Glouces- 
ter ; next brother of the present Earl Fitzhardinge ; 
and nephew of Admiral Hon. Sir George Cranfield 
Berkeley, G.C.B., who died in 1818, also of the late 
Countess of Granard, and of the celebrated Margra^ 
vine of Anspaoh. 

This officer entered the Navy, in June, 1802, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Constance 24, Capt. 
Zaohary Mudge ; on accompanying whom to the 
West Indies, as Midshipman of the Blanche 36, he 
" behaved nobly, and was much to be envied for 
his conduct," at the capture, 4 Nov. 1803, by a 
boat belonging to that ship, of an armed schooner, 
carrying 30. men, whose obstinate resistance occa- 
sioned a loss to themselves, in 10 minutes, of 1 man 
killed and 5 wounded, and to the British, who num- 
bered 28, of 1 killed and 2 wounded.* During his 
continuance in the Blanche, Mr. Berkeley wit- 
nessed the surrender, to a force under Commodore 
John Loring, of a French squadron with the remains 
of General Rochambeau's army from Cape Francois 
— served on shore, as Aide-de-Camp to Capt. Chas. 
Bayne Hodgson Boss, in the unfortunate attack on 
Curafoa — and, in command of a tender, took a 
French privateer. Between the summer of 1805, at 
which period he returned home an invalid in the 
Theseus 74, Capt. Fras. Temple, and the date of his 
promotion to the rank of Lieutenant, 9 July, 1808, 
we find him continuously employed in the Cygnet 
sloop, Capt. Dan. M'Leod, the Ph(enix frigate, 
Capt. Z. Mudge, the Milan, Leander, and Leo- 
pard, flag-ships on the Newfoundland station of his 
uncle, the Hon. G. C. Berkeley, the Driver, Capt. 
"Wm. Love — which sloop was totally dismasted 
during a violent hurricane, and compelled to have 
her guns thrown overboard— and, as Master's Mate, 
in the Triumph 74, Capt. Sir Thos. Masterman 
Hardy. Being then appointed to the Hydra 38, 
Capt. Geo. Mundy, he was constantly employed 
during a period of 18 months on detached service off 
' Barcelona and other parts of the coast of Spain, and 
on one occasion, in command of the boats, he cap- 
tured an armed felucca. In Feb. 1810, Mr. Berkeley 
became Flag-Lieutenant to his uncle, who had been 
appointed to the chief command at Lisbon, on board 
the Babflehk 98 ; and in the following autumn was 
sent up the Tagus in charge of a division of gun- 
boats, for the purpose of co-operating with the 
troops occupying the lines of Torres Vedras. The 
ability he displayed in the performance of the 
various duties which there devolved upon him, and 
the gallant and successful manner in which he made 
a descent, on 13 Oct., upon the town of Villa Franca, 
obtained for him the thanks of Lord "Wellington in 
public orders. He was promoted from the Bar- 
PLEUR to the command, 19 Dec. 1810, of the Vestal 
troop-ship, but left that vessel, after serving for 
some months at the defence of Cadiz, in Nov. 1811. 
As a Post-Captain, which rank he attained 7 June, 
1814, Capt. Berkeley commanded, from 27 May, 
1828, until 1831, the Semiramis 24, bearing the flag 
at Cork of Sir Chas. Paget, and, from 31 Jan. 1840, 
until superseded, 28 July, 1841, the Thunderer 84. 
In the latter ship he took part in all the operations 
of the Syrian campaign, and was most efficiently 
present at the camp at D'Joumi, the bombardment 
of Beyrout, the storming of Sidon,t and the capture 
of St. Jean d'Acre. He was in consequence nomi- 
nated a C.B., and presented, in common with the 
other commanding officers, with the Turkish gold 
medal. He is at present on half-pay. 

Capt. Berkeley, who was first returned to Parlia- 
ment for the city of Gloucester in 1832, and again 
elected in 1835 and 1841, filled a seat at the Board 
of Admiralty from 3 April, 1833, until 23 Dec. 1834. 
He was re-appointed 22 July, 1837, but resigned in 
March, 1839, owing to a difference of opinion with 
his colleagues as to the propriety of sending ships to 



foreign stations with reduced complements of men.* 
On the accession of the Whigs to power in the sum- 
mer of 1846, Capt. Berkeley was again appointed a 
Lord of the Admiralty. He still officiates in that 
capacity. He married, first, 4 Dec. 1823, Charlotte, 
sixth daughter of Charles fourth Duke of Richmond, 
by whom, who died in 1833, he had several chil- 
dren ; and, secondly, 30 Sept. 1834, Charlotte, third 
daughter of Thomas Earl of Ducie. His eldest 
daughter, Frederica Charlotte, married, in 1845, 
Lord Gifford. Capt. Berkeley is a Deputy-Lieu- 
tenant for the CO. of Sussex. Agents — Messrs. Hal- 
ford and Co. 



BERNARD. (Lieutenant, 1841.) 

Henky Bernard entered the Navy 7 Oct. 1820 ; 
passed his examination 6 Dec. 1826 ; served for 
some time as Mate in the Hercules 72, Capt. Edw. 
Barnard, and Britannia 120, flag-ship of Sir John 
Aoworth Ommanney, on the Lisbon and Mediterra^ 
nean stations ; and obtained his commission 28 
Aug. 1841. His appointments have since been^ — 28 
Oct. 1841, to the Siren 16, Capt. Wm. Smith, in the 
East Indies— 5 March, 1845,.to the Vindictive 50, 
flag-ship in North America and the West Indies of 
Sir Fras. Wm. Austen— and, 27 Feb. 1846, to the 
command of the Pickle schooner, on the same sta- 
tion, where he still serves. Agent — Joseph Wood- 
head. 



• Fide Gil. 1804, p. 163. 



+ F. Gai. 1840, p. 2603. 



BERNERS. (Commander, 1842.) 

Hugh Bernebs, horn in July, 1801, is second son 
of the Rev. Hen. Denny Berners, of Wolverstone 
Park, Suffolk, Archdeacon of that county, by Sarah, 
daughter of John Garrett, Esq., of Freemantle, 
Hants. 

This officer entered the Navy 4 Aug. 1814 ; and 
was promoted to a Lieutenancy, 17 July, 1824, in 
the Sparrowhawk 18, Capt. Rob. Stuart, employed 
in the Mediterranean. His next appointments were, 
25 June, 1827, and 31 Oct. 1828, to the Isis 50, and 
Camelion 10, commanded on the same station by 
Capts." Sir Thos. Staines and Sir Thos. Pasley. He 
has since been on half-pay. His advancement to 
the rank he now holds took place 28 Jan. 1842. 

Commander Berners married, in 1832, Julia, 
daughter of John Ashton, Esq., of the Grange, Che- 
shire, by whom he has issue a son and three daugh- 
ters. Agents — Messrs. Stilwell. 



BERTRAM, (ffajtaill, 1814. F-p., 17 ; h-p., 36.) 
Charles Bertram was bom, 20 April, 1777, at 
Jersey. 

This officer entered the Navy, 18 Aug. 1794, as 
A.B., on board the Nonsuch floating battery, Capt. 
Phil. D'Auvergne, Prince de Bouillon, but was soon 
draughted into the Anson 44, Capt. Phil. Chas. 
Durham. During a continuance in the latter ship 
of more than two years, part of which period he 
held the rating of Midshipman, Mr. Bertram assisted 
at the capture of a large number of heavy privateers 
and other armed vessels — was present in Lord, Brid- 
port's action with the French fleet off He de Groix, 
23 Jime, 1795— attended immediately afterwards 
the disastrous expedition sent to co-operate with 
the Royalists in Quiberon Bay, where, in ultimately 
bringing off in the boats of the squadron such as 
could be rescued from the fury of the republican 
troops, he received a slight bayonet wound in the 
calf of the right leg— and on 20 March, 1796, the 
Anson forming part of a squadron under Sir John 
Borlase Warren, aided in capturing L' Btoile of 30 
guns, one of five French frigates in escort of a pro- 
vision fleet of 70 sail. On 23 Nov. 1797, soon after 
his appointment to the Porcupine 28, Capts. Chas. 
Dudley Pater and And. Fitzherbert Evans, and 
when on his passage to HaKfax in a captured brig, 
Mr. Bertram was taken by the French frigate Re- 
publicain, conveyed a prisoner to France, and there 
detained, subject to all the horrors of dimgeon cap- 
tivity, until exchanged, in March, 1799. He then 

* Capt. Berkeley has detailed his views on this subject in 
* A Letter addressed to Sir John Barrow, Bart.,' &c , pub- 
lished in 1839. 

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BEST. 



rejoined Capt. Durham on hoard the Anson, and, 
after an attendance on the Koyal Family at Wey- 
mouth, and some months of active employment in 
the Channel, accompanied the same officer into the 
Endtmion 40, and contimled to serve "with him, 
affording protection in the interim to a valuable 
fleet of Indiamen from St. Helena to England, until 
promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, 29 April, 1802. 
He became attached shortly after that event to the 
Dkyad 36, Captains Robt. Williams and Wm. Do- 
mett ; was subsequently detached for several months 
in the Diligence revenue cutter, for the purpose 
of impressing seamen, many hundreds of whom he 
brought into the service ; and, on 4 July, 1803, 
joined the Loire 46, Capt. Fred. Lewis Maitland. 
In that frigate Mr. Bertram assisted at the capture, 
in 1804-5, of the Braave French privateer, of 16 
guns and 110 men, also of the Blonde privateer fri- 
gate, of 30 guns and 240 men, and of the Vaillant, 
of similar force. He appears to have been likewise 
under fire of the batteries in Muros Bay, when they 
were stormed and carried by the boats under the 
late Sir Jas. Lucas Teo, 4 June, 1805 ;* and to have 
contributed, in company with L'Egvptienne fri- 
gate, to the capture, 24 Dec. 1805, after an obsti- 
nate combat, of La Ijibre, of 40 guns and 280 men. 
In the month of July, 1806, the Loire had the fur- 
ther good fortune of communicating to Sir Rich. 
Keats, off L'Orient, the intelligence which led to 
the capture of Le Bhin, of 44 guns and 318 men. 
In the following Sept., while preparing to be paid 
off at Deptford, Mr. Bertram was ordered to com- 
mission the YoLONTAiRE 38, for Capt. Maitland ; 
but that frigate being found too defective for ser- 
vice, his instructions were in a few weeks counter- 
manded, and he remained on half-pay until March, 
1807, when, Capt. Maitland having been appointed 
to the Emerald 36, he joined him as his First-Lieu- 
tenant. In the ensuing April we find him assisting 
at the capture of another privateer, the Avsterlitz, 
of 14 guns and 96 men ; and, after an employment 
of several months, at the blockade of Rochefort, 
conducting, on 13 March, 1808, an enterprize of 
much gallantry. The Emerald, on the evening of 
that day, having entered Vivero harbour, for the 
purpose of bringing out or destroying L' Apropos, a 
large French schooner, of 8 guns and 70 men, was 
immediately attacked by a fort from either side, 
but, not being able simultaneously to oppose their 
united fire, a party of officers, seamen, and marines 
was detached, under the orders of the First-Lieute- 
nant, to storm the larger, mounting eight 24-pouud- 
ers. Having speedily driven out the Spaniards and 
spiked the guns, Mr. Bertram proceeded overland 
to the spot where L^ Apropos had been run on shore. 
Being joined on the road by Mr. Dan. Baird, a 
Midshipman, who had been sent to take possession 
of her, he shortly afterwards fell in with 60 of the 
schooner's crew, whom, however, after an inter- 
change of musketry, the pike and bayonet of the 
British quickly put to flight. On at length reaching 
the vessel, she was found to be so immoveably fixed 
on the rocks that, after several hours of fruitless 
exertion, under the annihilating fire of a body of 
troops not thirty yards distant, all hopes of getting 
her off were abandoned, and she was accordingly 
set on tire, and blown up. The loss in this spirited 
affair amounted to 9 killed and 16 wounded, in- 
cluding among the latter Mr. Bertram himself^ who 
received a sabre-cut across the left knee, and a 
musket-ball in the thigh, in consequence of which 
he was presented with a gratuity from the Patriotic 
Fnnd.t On 24 of the same month his bravery and 
merit were rewarded with a Commander's commis- 
sion, hut he was suffered to remain on half-pay until 
22 Oct. 1810, when he at length obtained an ap- 
pointment to the Persian 18. In that sloop he 
cruized for some time in the Channel, where he 
captured, 6 April, 1811, and 27 March, 1812, the 
privateers Embuscade, of 14 guns and 63 men, and 
Petit Jean, of 16 guns, only 8 mounted, and 65 men. 

• Capt. Maitland on this occasion expressed himself much 
indebted'to Mr. Bertram. Vide Gaz. 1805, p. 799, 
t Vide Gaz. 1808, p. 416. 



He was then successively employed in escorting 
the trade to the Baltic and West Indies; and wlule 
on the latter station, owing to some unaccountable 
current and deficiency in the charts, had the mis- 
fortune totally to lose his ship, 16 June, 1813. The 
crew were saved in the boats, and succeeded, alter 
a perilous passage of four days, in reaching St. 
Domingo, having been the whole time scarcely 
above the water's edge, and even obliged to de- 
crease their weight by throwing away part of the 
clothing they had on. After surmountmg many 
other hardships, Capt. Bertram, whose health had 
become much impaired, together with the whole of 
his officers and ship's company, had the satisfaction 
of being acquitted by court-martial of all blame in 
the disaster, and the latter of being highly eulogized 
for their steady and orderly conduct under the try- 
ing circumstances in which they had been placed. 
Capt. Bertram was advanced to Post-rank, 7 June, 
1814, but from that period remained unemployed. 
On 9 March, 1840, in consideration of his wounds, 
from which he still suffers much, and of the priva- 
tions he endured when wrecked, he was admitted 
to the Out-pension of Greenwich Hospital. He was 
placed upon retired half-pay, Oct., 1846. 

He married, 2 March, 1815, Susan, eldest daugh- 
ter of James Remer, Esq., merchant, of St. Aubin's, 
in the island of Jersey. 

BEST. (Captain, 1830. r-p., 15; h-p., 19.) 

The Honourable Thomas Best, bom 12 Aug. 
1799, is second son of the late Lord Wynford, for- 
merly Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, 
by Mary Anne, second daughter of Jerome Knapp, 
Esq. ; next brother of the present nobleman ; and 
brother-in-law of Capt. Wm. Fanshawe Martin, 
R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 3 Nov. 1812, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on hoard the Ramillies 74, Capts. 
Sir Thos. Masterman Hardy and Chas. Ogle, under 
the former of whom he assisted in capturing the 
islands in Passamaquoddy Bay, and bombarding the 
town of Stonington. He attained the rating of Mid- 
shipman 15 April, 1814 ; removed, in July, 1815, to 
the ToNNANT 80, flag-ship at Cork of Sir Benj. 
Hallowell ; and, in Aug. 1819, rejoined Sir J. M. 
Hardy in the Sdpeke 78, on the South America sta^ 
tion, in which ship, after a further attachment of a 
few months to the Creole 42, he was promoted to 
the rank of Lieutenant, 6 March, 1822. In the latter 
capacity Mr. Best was subsequently appointed — 18 
Dec. in the same year, to the Ranger 28, Capt. 
Peter Fisher, employed off Newfoundland and in 
the Channel — 25 Feb. 1825, to the Aurora 46, Capt. 
John Maxwell, in the Mediterranean — 30 May, 1825, 
to the Diamond 46, Capt. Lord Napier, in South 
America — and, 6 Jan. 1827, to the Alligator 28, 
Capt. Wm. Pitt Canning. He obtained his second 
commission 30 April following ; assumed com- 
mand, 1 March, 1828, of the Icarcs 10, fitting for 
the Jamaica station, where he was superseded 8 
Dec. 1829 ; and, on 14 Jan. 1830, joined, as Second- 
Captain, the William and Mary yacht, Capt. 
John Chambers White, lying at Woolwich. Since 
22 July ensuing, the date of his advancement to 
Post-rank, Capt. Best has been on half-pay. 

He married, 25 Aug. 1835, Marianne, only sur- 
viving daughter of Geo. Lord Kenyon, and first 
cousin of Commander Geo. Kenyon, B.N. Agests 
— Messrs. Ommanney. 



BEST. (LiEtTTENANT, 1827. F-P., 34; H-p., 5.) 

Thomas Fletcher Best entered the Navy, 14 
Oct. 1808, as Third-cl. Boy, on board the Caledo- 
nia 120, Capt. Wm. Bedford, flag-ship of Lord 
Gambler, and, if we mistake not, was present at the 
destruction of the French shipping in Basque Roads, 
in April, 1809. In Oct. 1810, he became Midship- 
man of the Kite 16, Capt. Benj. Crispin, with 
whom, after intermediately serving in the North 
Sea and West Indies, he removed, in July, 1812, to 
the Swallow 18, and, in Dec. following, to the 
Scout 18, commanded afterwards by Cajit. Mvirray, 



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both on the Mediterranean station. He passed his 
examination 6 Sept. 1815 ; joined next, as Admiral- 
ty Midshipman, the Challenger 18, Capts. Hen. 
Forbes and Phil. Hen. Bridges, in the East Indies, 
and, as Master's Mate, the Spencek 74, Capt. 
Wm. Robt. Broughton, guard-ship at Plymouth ; 
was appointed, in April, 1817, to the Pigmt, Lieut.- 
Commanders John Little and Wentworth Parsons 
Croke, from which vessel he jumped overboard 1 
Nov. following, and happily saved the life of a boy 
who had fallen into the sea ; and, from May, 1818, 
imtil Sept. 1821, served, as Chief Mate, in the 
Drake revenue cruizer, Lieut.-Commanders Alf. 
Matthews and Gould. Mr. Best's next appoint- 
ment was, in March, 1824, again as Senior Mate, to 
the Hardy, another revenue vessel, Lieut.-Com- 
manders Macdonald and Roach, with whom he suc- 
cessively served until advanced to the rank of Lieu- 
tenant, 28 April, 1827. Since 24 March, 1829, with 
one interval, from 20 June, 1836, to 13 June, 1839, 
when he held command of the Fox cutter, em- 
ployed likewise in the service of the revenue, Mr. 
Best has had charge of a station in the Coast Guard. 
On one occasion, while belonging to the Drake, he 
left Plymouth in an open boat, and, after lying 
four days off Isle Bas, succeeded in capturing a no- 
torious smuggler. 

He married, 15 Aug. 1822, Jane, daughter of Jo- 
seph Hicks, Esq., of Newquay, Lantegloss,Cornwall, 
and has issue three children. 



BETHUNE, formerly Dkinkwater, C.B. (Cap- 
tain, 1830. F-P., 18; H-P, 14.) 

Charles Ramsay Drinkwater Bethuwe,* bom 
27 Dec. 1802, is second son of the late John Drink- 
water, Esq., F.S.A., a Lieutenant-Colonel in the 
Army, of Salford, co. Lancaster, by Eleanor, daugh- 
ter of Charles Congalton, Esq., of Congleton, co. 
Mid-Lothian ; grandson of the late John Drink- 
water, Esq., Surgeon, R.N., who served during the 
war of 1758-9 in the West Indies, where, in the 
RipoN 60, he was present at the capture of Guade- 
loupe ; and nephew of the late Thos. Drinkwater, 
Esq., Major of the 62nd Foot, who attained distinc- 
tion in the first campaigns in St. Domingo in 1793-4, 
and was afterwards drowned at sea. 

This oJScer entered the Navy, 2 Aug. 1815, as 
Fst.-ol. Vol., on board the Northumberland 74, 
Capt. Chas. Bayne Hodgson Boss, bearing the flag 
of Sir Geo. Cockburn, under whom he accompanied 
Napoleon Buonaparte to St. Helena. He next joined 
the Leander 60, flag-ship at Halifax of Sir David 
Milne ; served as Midshipman with Sir Thos. Mas- 
terman Hardy in the Superb 74, and Creole 42, 
on the South America station ; passed his examina- 
tion 24 March, 1822 ; received, 5 Aug. following, an 
order to act as Lieutenant of the Doris 42, Capts. 
Thos. Bourchier and Wm. Jas. Hope Johnstone ; 
and was confirmed by the Admiralty 29 Oct. in the 
same year. The frigate last named was for some 
time employed in watching the blockading squadron 
at Pernambuoo ; and was paid off 12 Jan. 1825. On 
21 Aug. 1826, Lieut. Bethune was appointed to the 
Barham 50, fitting for the flag of Hon. Chas. 
Elphinstone Fleeming, Commander-in-Chief in the 
West Indies, where he obtained his second pro- 
motal commission, 14 April, 1828, and joined, in 
succession, the Ferret 10, EspiAgle 18, and, in 
Sept. 1829, as Acting-Captain, the Magnificent re- 
ceiving-ship at Jamaica. He invalided soon after- 
wards, and, on 22 July, 1830, was officially posted. 
Capt. Bethune's next and last appointment afloat 
was, 9 Sept. 1836, to the Conway 28, in which 
frigate we find him for 18 months the Senior Officer 
in New South Wales— acting afterwards, in the 
same capacity, in the Bay of Bengal— and, in Dec. 
1839, on the death of the Commander-in-Chief, as- 
suming, until the arrival of Sir Gordon Bremer, the 
direction of all H.M. ships in India. In discharge 

• Capt. Bethune, on his mother's inheriting, in 18.37, the 
estates of her brother, Gilbert (Congalton) Bethune, Esq., 
assumed that surname in addition to his patronymic " Drink- 
water," 



of the responsible duties which there for a while 
devolved upon him, he assisted the Governor-Gene- 
ral in organizing the Chinese expedition, and exer- 
cised his authority, to the full approbation of the 
Admiralty, in preserving tranquillity at Rangoon. 
In June, 1840, Capt. Bethune, in charge of a divi- 
sion of transports, himself accompanied the arma- 
ment to China, and bore a zealous part in the ope- 
rations that followed. At the taking, on 5 July, 
of Ting-hai, the capital of Chusan (the harbour of 
which island he had been previously employed in 
reoonnoitering), he formed one of the scaling party, 
and had the honour of presenting the Commander- 
in-Chief, in absence of the keys, with the hell of the 
place.* In the course of the same month he was 
also attached to the blockading force off Ningpo ; 
and he was then deputed, with the Algerine brig, 
and Young Hebe tender, under his orders, to exa^ 
mine and report on the entrance of the Yang-tse- 
Kiang, the practicability of which as a channel for 
large ships he fully established. On returning to Chu- 
san, Capt. Bethune was constantly employed, up to 
the time of its surrender in 1841, in the survey of that 
Archipelago. At the capture, on 13 March, of the 
last fort protecting the approaches to Canton, he 
commanded the boats under Capt. Herbert, whose 
thanks he received for the steady manner in which 
they were brought to the attack.f He also assisted 
Capt. Bourchier in directing the movements of the 
flotilla at the ensuing capture of the city itself; and 
on that occasion, as well as during the operations 
which led to its second reduction, Capt. Herbert 
officially declared his thanks as due to " that excel- 
lent officer Capt. Bethune." J After the latter 
event, the Conway was sent home with invalids 
from the fleet, and 2,000,000 dollars of the Chinese 
ransom. On his arrival in England, in Jan. 1842, 
Capt. Bethune found that for his services he had 
been rewarded, 29 July, 1841, with the decoration 
of a C.B. He has since been on half-pay. 

In 1835 Capt. Bethune was attached to the em- 
bassy of the late Earl of Durham for the purpose 
of reporting on the naval establishments of Russia. 
He was appointed, in Jan. 1846, an Assistant to the 
Hydrographer at the Admiralty. He married, 26 
Feb. 1846, Frances Cecilia, only child of Henry 
Stables, Esq., of Park HiU, Clapham. Agents-^ 
Collier and Snee. 



BETTY. (Retired CoMMANDEK, 1832. f-p., 16; 
H-p., 38.) 
Christopher William Betty entered the Navy, 
1 Aug, 1793, as A. B., on board the Invincible 74, 
Capt. Hon. 'Thos. Pakenham, stationed in the Chan- 
nel ; removed, as Midshipman, in Oct. following, to 
the Majestic 74, commanded by the late Sir Chas. 
Cotton, under whom he fought in Lord Howe's 
action, 1 June, 1794; and afterwards proceeded to 
the West Indies, where he served for two years 
under the flag of Vice- Admiral Benj. Caldwell. He 
then rejoined Sir C. Cotton on board the Mars of 
82 guns and 634 men ; and, on Capt. Alex. Hood 
succeeding to the command, was present, 21 April, 
1798, at the capture, off Brest, of the French ship 
Heecole of 78 guns and 680 men, after a deadly 
yard-arm and yard-arm conflict of: more than an 
hour's continuance, during which the British sus- 
tained a loss of 30 killed and 60 wounded, and the 
enemy of nearly 300 killed and wounded. Mr. 
Betty, who subsequently became attached to the 
Prince and Prince George 98's, bearing each 
the flag of Sir C. Cotton, was promoted, as a re- 
ward for his meritorious conduct on the above 
occasion, to a Lieutenancy, 17 Sept. 1801, in the 
Atlas 98, Capt. Theophilus Jones. From May, 1802, 
until July, 1804, he served in the Channel on board 
the Seagull 18, Capt. Henry Burke ; and on next 
joining, in Feb. 1805, the Dreadnought 98, flag- 
ship of Vice-Admiral Collingwood, commanded lat- 
terly by Capt. John Conn, bore a part, and was 
slightly wounded, in the ensuing battle of Trafalgar. 

• Tiifc Gaz. 1840, pp. 2990-1, f V'. Gaz. 1841, p. 1603. 

X V. Gaz. 1841, pp. Ii04, 2505. 



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BEVAN-BEVIANS-BEVIS-BICKERSTAFF. 



He left the Dreadnought in April, 1806, but was 
afterwards appointed — 24 March, 1808, to the 
Myrtle sloop, Capt. Thos. Innes, employed in the 
Channel — 24 May following, to the Temeraiee 98, 
Capt. Sir Chas. Hamilton, flag-ship subsequently of 
Rear-Admiral Manley Dixon, on the Baltic station 
—17 Nov. 1809, to the Tonnant 80, Capt. Sir C. 
Hamilton, attached for some time to the force off 
Cadiz — and, 24 Feb. 1812, after an interval of 15 
months, to the Zephyr sloop, Capt. Thos. Cuthbert 
Hitchens, stationed on the north coast of Spain. 
Not having been employed since Aug. 1813, he at 
length accepted the rank he now holds, 4 April, 1832. 
Commander Betty married, 11 March, 1799, and 
has issue two children. 



BEVAN. (Lieutenant, 1828.) 

Edwabd Bevan entered the Koyal Naval Col- 
lege 10 Aug. 1820, and first embarked on board 
the Active 46, Capt. Andrew King. Having served 
his time in that frigate, and in the Briton 46, Capt. 
Sir Murray Maxwell, and Babham 50, flag-ship of 
Hon. Chas. Elphinstone Fleeming, on the South 
American and West India stations, he passed his 
examination in 1827; and, on 23 May, 1828, was 
made Lieutenant into the Valorous 28, Capt. 
Henry Gosset. His subsequent appointments were 
. — to the Herald yacht, Capt. Geo. Berkeley Max- 
well— 1 Feb. 1831, to the Revenge 76, Capts. Jas. 
Hillyar and Donald Hugh Mackay, on the Channel 
and Lisbon stations— 27 Nov. 1833, to the Stag 46, 
Capt. Nicholas Lockyer, employed on Particular 
Service — 9 June, 1836, as First-Lieutenant, to the 
Madagascar 46, Capt. Sir John Strutt Peyton, in 
the West Indies— 6 Sept. 1837, to the Pembroke 74, 
Capt. Fairfax Moresby, in the Mediterranean — and, 
9 July, 1838, to the Royal George yacht, Capt. 
Lord Adolphus FitzClarence, from which vessel ill 
health obliged him to invalid early in 1840. During 
the term of his employment under the last-men- 
tioned ofiBcer, Lieut. Bevan commanded the Panta- 
loon tender, of 10 guns. He has since been on 
half-pay. Agents — Messrs. Stilwell. 

BEVIANS. (LlEOTENANT, 1846.) 

Robert John Bevians passed his examination 2 
March, 1831 ; and served in the Coast Guard from 
12 Dec. 1839, until promoted to the rank of Lieute- 
nant, 1 July, 1846. He is now unemployed. 



BEVIS. (Commander, 1829.) 

Thomas Bevis entered the Navy, 5 Nov. 1797, at 
a very early age, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the 
Teeeob bomb, Lieut.-Commander Rich. Horsley, 
from which he removed, in Dec. 1800, to the OrrER 
fire-ship, Capt. Geo. M'Kinley. In that vessel he 
attended the expedition to Copenhagen in 1801, and 
in the battle of 2 April, having been temporarily 
transferred to the Dart sloop, Capt. John Ferris 
Devonshire, attached to the division of the fleet 
under Lord Nelson, was very hotly engaged. He 
subsequently served with Capt. Geo. M'Kinley in 
the Ardent 64 — then for a short time in the Tartar 
frigate, Capt. Jas. Walker, at Spithead — and again 
under Capt. M'Kinley, chiefly as Master's Mate, in 
the Pelican sloop, Abergavenny 54, Ganges 74, 
and Roebuck 44, all on the Jamaica station, until 
appointed Acting-Lieutenant, 10 Nov. 1804, of the 
Diligence IS, Capt. Alex. Roht. Kerr, stationed 
ofi' Boulogne, where, during a period of 12 months, 
he appears to have been almost daily employed, 
either on boat service or in actual collision with the 
enemy. He rejoined Capt. M'Kinley, in Nov. 1805, 
as Master's Mate, on board the Roebuck, at North 
Yarmouth ; next accompanied him into the Quebec 
32 ; and was only officially promoted to the rank of 
Lieutenant, after a further servitude, as Midship- 
man, in the Royal George 100, bearing the flag oflT 
Cadiz of Sir John Thos. Duckworth, 24 Sept. 1806. 
We then find him joining in succession — 24 Nov. 
1806, the Antelope 50, Capts. Henry Bazely and 
Edw. Galway, in which ship he made a voyage to 
the Cape of Good Hope— 24 April, 1809, the Isis 50, 



Capt. Woodley Losaok, under whom he attended 
the expedition to Flushing— 29 Jan. 1810, as Senior 
Lieutenant, the Beagle 18, Capt. Wm. Brooking 
Dolling, employed on the Home station— and, 7 
Sept. 1810, the Galatea 36, Capt. W. Losack, on 
the Cape of Good Hope and West India stations, 
where he served, nearly the whole time in a similar 
capacity, until July, 1814. On 20 May, 1811, while 
cruizing off Madagascar in company with the 36-gun 
frigates Astrea and Ph(Ebe, and 18-gun brig Race- 
horse, the whole under the orders of Commodore 
Chas. Marsh Schomberg, the Galatea fell in with 
the three French 40-gun frigates Retuymime, Ch- 
rinde, and Nere'ide, having each 200 troops on board. 
In the long and desperate conflict which ensued, the 
Galatea, owing to the situation of the combatants 
from light and variable airs, became peculiarly the 
recipient of a most destructive fire from the Me- 
imrnme'e and Clorinde, which, besides filling the hold 
with four feet of water, completely riddled her hull, 
badly wounded her masts, yards, and bowsprit, cut 
to pieces her rigging of every sort, killed 16 of her 
crew, and wounded 46 — a loss exceeding that of the 
Astrea and Phcebe united. The Renammee and 
Nere'ide were ultimately captured, but the Clorinde 
effected her escape. Among the wounded on board 
the Galatea was Mr. Bevis himself, in the right 
thigh, but who, nevertheless, could not be prevailed 
upon to leave the deck for more than a few minutes.* 
Yet — notwithstanding the facts we have stated, al- 
though the First-Lieutenants of the two other fri- 
gates were promoted, and the Admiralty expressed 
their satisfaction at the conduct of the Galatea — 
yet was Mr. Bevis, without any one drawback on his 
gallant and meritorious conduct, passed over, and 
suffered to continue for a further period of 18 years 
on the Lieutenants' list. His succeeding appoint- 
ments were — 1 Nov. 1814, as First, to the Bombay 
74, flag-ship of Sir Chas. Vinioombe Penrose in the 
Mediterranean, whence he returned in July, 1816 — ■ 
25 Aug. 1818, to the Eurtalus 42, Capt. Thos. 
Huskisson, from which frigate he Invalided in April, 
1819—18 Feb. 1821, to a command in the Coast 
Guard — and 2 Dec. 1828, again as First-Lieutenant, 
to the Prince Regent 120, bearing the flag at the 
Nore of Hon. Sir Henry Blackwood. He was at 
length advanced to his present rank 3 Aug. 1829 ; 
and since 5 Feb. 1839, previously to which period 
he had held the same office at Milford and Holy- 
head, has been employed as Superintendent of the 
Packet service at Liverpool. He is also Resident 
Agent for Transports at the latter port, having re- 
ceived the appointment in April, 1843. 



BICKERSTAFF. (Lieutenant, 1814. f-p.,16; 
H-p., 26.) 
Francis Bickerstafp entered the Navy, 17 
March, 1805, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Mala- 
bar 50, Capts. Robt. Hall and John Ayscough; 
and, on 2 Jan. 1806, served in the boats of that ship 
at the destruction, off the island of Cuba (the 
Wolfe 18, in company), of the two French pri- 
vateers, Le Begulateur and Napoleon, of 5 guns each, 
and a crew united of 146 men, after a weU-contested 
action of an hour and three quarters. On next 
J9ining, with Capt. Ayscough, the Success 32, we 
agaan find him contributing, in the boats, to the cap- 
ture, 20 Nov. following, under a destructive shower 
of grape and musketry from the crew, 50 in number, 
who had landed on the same island and posted 
themselves on an eminence, of Le Venpeur, another 
privateer, lashed to the shore. Being transferred, 
m May, 1807, to the Superb '74, commanded by the 
late Sir Rich. Goodwin Keats, Mr. Bickerstaff atr 
tended the ensuing expedition to Copenhagen— then 
went to the Mediterranean in pursuit of a French 
squadron which had effected its escape from Roche- 
tort— witnessed the embarkation from Nyeborg, in 
Aug. 1808, of the Spanish army under the Marquess 
de la Komana^was in the Superb when, frozen up 
at Gottenborg in Jan. 1809, she was only extricated 
by a canal being cut through four miles of ice— and , 
• Vide Gai. 1811, p. 2191. 



BICKFORD— BIDDULPH-BIGLAND-BIGNELL. 



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la the following August, accompanied the force sent 
to the Waloheren, during the operations against 
which island he appears to have been employed in a 
flat-bottomed boat with the van frigates off Bathz. 
After oiiiciating for a few months as Supernume- 
rary-Midshipman of the Puissant 74, sheer-hulk at 
Spithead, Capt. Robt. Hall, he became attached, in 
Feb. 1810, to the Blake 74, Capt. Edw. Codring- 
ton ; and, during his continuance in that ship, was 
much engaged on harassing night-duty at the de- 
fence of Cadiz, and was present at the siege of 
Tarragona in May and June, 1811. From the 
Blake Mr. Biekerstaff removed, 3 Sept. 1812, to 
the Caledonla 120, bearing the flag of Sir Edw. 
Pellew on the Mediterranean station, where he 
came frequently into collision with the French fleet, 
and with the enemy's batteries on the lies d'Hieres. 
Having passed his examination 12 Aug. 1811, he 
became Acting-Lieutenant, 4 Jan. 1814, of the 
AiGLE 36, Capt. Sir John Louis, and, being con- 
firmed in the appointment by commission dated. 16 
March in the same year, co-operated in the reduc- 
tion of Genoa, and was otherwise actively employed 
in the Mediterranean, and subsequently on the 
coast of North America, until paid off, 17 Aug. 1815. 
Since that period, with the exception of a command 
in the Coast Guard, which he held from 27 March, 
1829, until 10 Oct. 1834, Mr. Bickerstaff has been 
unemployed. 

BICKFOED. (Lieutenant, 1841.) 

Joseph Grant Bickfohd entered the Navy 19 
Oct. 1828 ; passed his examination 4 Dec. 1834 ; 
and was promoted while serving as Mate on the 
Lisbon station of the Ganges 84, Capt. Barrington 
Reynolds, 23 Nov. 1841. His appointments have 
since been — 30 Nov. 1841, to the Kodney 92, Capt. 
Robt. Maunsell, attached to the force in the Medi- 
terranean — 19 Oct. 1843, to the Iris 26, Capt. Geo. 
Rodney Mundy, on the East India station — and, 11 
Oct. 1845, and 15 Oct. 1846, to the Retribution 
steam-frigate, and Vengeance 84, both commanded 
by Capt. Stephen Lushington, under whom he is 
now employed. Agents — Messrs. Stilwell. 

BIDDULPH. (Lieut., 1809. f-p., 16; h-p., 28.) 
Edward Biddulph entered the Navy, 12 Sept. 
1803, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Indefatigable 
46, Capts. Graham Moore and John Tremayne 
Rodd, under the former of whom he was present as 
Midshipman, 5 Oct. 1804, in an action off' Cape St. 
Mary, which terminated in the capture of three 
Spanish frigates laden with treasure, and the destruc- 
tion of a fourth. He removed, in Dec. 1807, to the 
Foxhound 18, Capt. Pitt Burnaby Greene ; and, 
being next appointed Master's Mate of the Ville 
»E Paris 110, and Caledonia 120, bearing the flags 
of Lords Gardner and Gambler, was present in the 
last-mentioned ship at the destruction, in April, 1809, 
of the French squadron in Basque Roads. During 
the ensuing expedition to the Scheldt, Mr. Biddulph, 
who had been lent to the Sceptre 74, served on 
shore with a party of seamen at the investment of 
Flushing. He obtained a commission on 5 Oct. in the 
same year, and was subsequently appointed — 2 Jan. 
1810, to the Onyx 10, Capts. John Parish, Gawen Wm. 
Hamilton, Chas. Phillips, and Chas. Squire, in which 
vessel, and in the gun-boat service, he took part in 
the defence of Cadiz; besides destroying, on the 
beach of Conil, with the boats of the Onyx and 
Desperate under his orders, an enemy's brig, pro- 
tected at the time by a battery and musketry* — 
30 Nov. 1813, to the Elephant 74, Capt. Fras. Wm. 
Austen, at Portsmouth — 14 May, 1814, to the Hb- 
BBUS 36, Capt. Edmund Palmer, on the coast of 
North America — 22 July following, to the Florida 
20, Capt. Nat. Mitchell, on the same and West 
India stations, whence he returned home, and was 
paid off, 5 April, 1815— and, 6 May, 1819, to the 
Menai 26, Capt. Fairfax Moresby. In the latter 
ship Lieut. Biddulph continued until she was placed 
out of commission in Sept. 1823, and during that 

" FideGtiZ. 1812, p. 1397. 



period visited St. Helena, assisted, in 1820, in land- 
ing a troop of emigrants in Algoa Bay, and was very 
actively employed in suppressing the slave-traffic on 
the eastern coast of Africa. He has since been on 
half-pay. 

BIGLAND, K.H. (Ctaptain, 1821. f-p., 16; 
H-p., 31.) 
Wilson Braddyll Bigland, bom 20 July, 1788, 
at Bigland Hall, the seat of his ancestors since the 
Norman Conquest, is son of the late Geo. Bigland, 
Esq., of Bigland, by his second wife, Sarah, daughter 
of John Gale, Esq., of Whitehaven, High Sheriff for 
Cumberland, and sister of the late Wilson Brad- 
dyll, Esq., of Conishead Priory. 

This officer entered the Navy, 21 Oct. 1801, as 
Third-cl. Vol., on board the Theseus 74, Capt. John 
Bligh, with whom, on proceeding to the West In- 
dies, he served, as Midshipman, in 1803-4, at the 
blockade of Cape Fran9ois — the reduction of Port 
Dauphin, where two forts and a 28-gun ship. La 
SagessCj were taken from the enemy — the capture of 
the French squadron with the remains of General 
Bochambeau's army from Cape Fran9ois— and the 
unsuccessful attempt on Cura^oa. In March, 1805, 
some months after his transference with Capt. 
Bligh to the Surveillante 38, he had the misfor- 
tune to be taken prisoner, while in charge of a prize- 
schooner, on the coast of Vera Cruz ; and, on being 
released by a royal order from the Court of Ma- 
drid, in Aug. 1807, he was sent to Jamaica, whence, 
after a brief attachment to the Shark, receiving- 
ship, Capt. Christopher Bell, he returned home, 
early in 1808, in the Chichester, store-ship, Capt. 
Jas. Tait. On 5 March in the same year Mr. Big- 
land, who had passed his examination but a few 
days previously, was promoted to the rank of Lieu- 
tenant, and from that date until 31 Dec. 1813, he 
continued to serve with the present Sir Geo. Cock- 
burn, almost uninterruptedly, in the Pompee 80, 
Belleisle, Implacable, and Alfred 74"s, Gram- 
pus 50, and Marlborough and Sceptre 74's. Dur- 
ing that period he served on shore, with a party of 
seamen from the Pompee, at the reduction of Mar- 
tinique, in Feb. 1809, on which occasion he was in 
temporary command of the seamen's battery at the 
moment the enemy first hoisted the white flag of 
capitulation — obtained, in August following, while 
in the Belleisle, the public acknowledgments of 
Commodore Cockbum for his courage and zeal as 
his aide-de-camp at the siege of Flushing* — was ac- 
tively employed, from 1810 to 1812, in the Impla- 
cable and Alfred, at the defence of Cadiz — and, 
in the Marlborough and Sceptre, was a partici- 
pator, as Flag-Lieutenant to his patron, in most of 
those gallant achievements on the shores and up 
the rivers of North America with which the name 
of Cockbum is identified. He returned to England 
with Sir John Borlase Warren, in the St. Domingo 
74, at the commencement of 1814, and, on 15 June 
in that year, while acting in command of the Jas- 
per 10, was presented with a second promotal com- 
mission. Capt. Bigland' s subsequent appointments 
were, between 3 Aug. 1818, and his advancement 
to Post-rank, 6 March, 1821, to the Parthian 10, 
Ontario 18, and Bann 20, in all of which he was 
most efficaciously employed in the protection of 
British trade in the West Indies. He then, until 
Aug. of the latter year, commanded the Euryalus 
42. His acceptance of the retirement took place 
1 Oct. 1846. 

Capt. Bigland was nominated a K.H. 25 Jan. 
1836. He married, 18 Jan. 1822, Emily, second 
sister of the present Capt. Sir Hen. John Leeke, 
R.N., Kt., K.H., and has had issue two sons and a 
daughter. His eldest son, George Selsey, an En- 
sign in the 46th regiment, was killed by faUing down 
the hatchway of the Java transport, when embarked 
with his regiment at Gibraltar, for passage to Bar- 
badoes, 23 Jan. 1842. Agents— Messrs. Chard. 



BIGNELL. (Commander, 1815. f-p.,19; h-p., 33.) 
George Bignell, bom 1 Dec. 1786, is son of the 
* Fide Gaz. 1809, p. 1326. 



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BILLINGSLEY— BINDON-BINGHAM, 



late John Bignell, Esq., upwards of 43 years a 
Purser, R.N. ; and a relative of Commander E. H. 
Kenney, R.N., and of Dr. Jas. Anderson (b), K.N., 
Deputy Medical Inspector of Haslar Hospital. 

This officer entered the Navy, 1 June, 1795, as 
Midshipman, on board the Andromeda 32, Capt. 
Wm. Taylor, on the Halifax station, where, and in 
the Channel, he served with the same officer, lat- 
terly in the Magnamme 44, until 1800. In March, 
1801, after an intermediate attachment to the As- 
sistance 50, Capt. Eobt. Hall, he became Acting- 
Lieutenant of the London 98, Capt. Kobt. Waller 
Otway, and on the occasion of the battle of Copen- 
hagen, 2 April following, commanded a flat-bot- 
tomed boat alongside the Elephant, Lord Nelson's 
flag-ship, and was instrumental to the after-destruc- 
tion of the Danish shipping. He continued to serve 
in the London, to which ship he was con&med on 
10 Sept. in the same year, until the peace ; and was 
subsequently appointed — 11 April, 1803, to the 
Spartiate 74, Capt. Sir Eras. Laforey, under whom 
he fought at Trafalgar, was employed in guarding 
the coast of Sicily and in landing troops in the Bay 
of Naples, and co-operated in the reduction of the 
islands of Ischia and Procida — 26 Dec. 1809, to the 
EoRMiDABLE 98, Capt. Jas. Nicoll Morris, stationed 
in the Baltic and off Lisbon— and, 23 June, 1812, to 
the Dover troop-ship, Capt. Aug. Vere Drury, in 
the boats of which he retook a schooner on the 
banks of Newfoundland, and then proceeded to 
Quebec. He afterwards volunteered his services 
on the Canadian Lakes, and on 10 Sept. 1813, while 
in command of the Hunter brig, of 10 guns, parti- 
cipated, with a flotilla under the orders of Commo- 
dore Roht. Heriot Barclay, and exhibited the 
greatest intrepidity, in a hard-fought and disas- 
trous engagement with a superior American force 
on Lake Erie, under Commodore Perry.* He had 
the misfortune on that occasion to be very severely 
wounded ; and, being taken prisoner in common 
with the rest of the British, was detained, as a 
hostage for some deserters who had been sent to 
England to be tried for their lives, until July, 1814. 
He attained his present rank 19 Sept. 1815, but has 
not since been employed. 

Commander Bignell enjoys a pension of 150/., 
awarded him for his wounds, 16 Feb. 1816. He 
married, 25 May, 1816, Miss Charlotte Patch, and 
by that lady has issue six children. 



BILLINGSLEY. (Liebt., 1820. f-p., 29 ;h-p., 6.) 
John Bii.lingsley was bom 18 March, 1796. 
This officer entered the Navy, 22 May, 1812, as 
Sec.-cl. Vol., on board the Junon 38, Capt. Jas. 
Sanders, under whom we find him for some time 
very actively employed on the coast of North Ame- 
rica, particularly at the blockade of Chesapeake 
and Delaware rivers. On 8 Dec. 1813, he served 
v.'ith a division of boats, under Lieut. Kelly Nazer, 
at the capture, in gallant style, of the Lottery letter- 
of-marque, carrying 6 12-pounder carronades and 
28 men, an exploit for which, in common with the 
other officers and men employed, he received the 
thanks of the Commander-in-Chief. "While after- 
wards attached with Capt. Thos. Forrest to the 
Stbille 44, Mr. Billingsley cruised, as Midship- 
man, for the protection of the trade off Madeira, 
and then proceeded to the latitude of Greenland in 
quest of the American Commodore Rodgers. After 
serving for nearly three years and a half in the 
Vengeur 74, guard-ship at Portsmouth, Capts. Tris- 
tram Robt. Ricketts and Thos. Alexander, he joined, 
in Nov. 1818, the Parthian 10, Capts. "Wilson Brad- 
dyll Bigland and "Whitworth Lloyd, of which vessel, 
stationed in the "West Indies, he was confirmed a 
Lieutenant 12 June, 1820. The Parthian being 
paid off in April, 1822, Mr. Billingsley was next in 
succession appointed, 27 Feb. 1823, 25 Jan. 1825, 
and 2 April, 1828, to the Eclair 18, Cambridge 
82, and Pearl 20, Capts. "Wm. Jas. Hope John- 
stone, Thos. Jas. Maling, and Geo. Chas. Blake, on 
the South American and Irish stations. The latter 

• Fide Gaz. 1814, pp. 331-2. 



ship was put out of commission If April, 1831. 
Lieut. BilLgsley, since 21 July, 1835, has been 
employed in the Coast Guard. 

He married, 24 June, 1839, Charlotte, eldest 
daughter of the late Robt. Hicks, Esq., banker, of 
Riniwood, by whom he has issue one daughter. 

BINDON. (Retired Commander, 1843. f-p., 
21 ; H-P., 33.) 

John Read Bindon entered the Navy, from the 
R N. Academy, 21 June, 1793, as Fst.-cl. "Vol., on 
board the Captain 74, Capt. Sam. Reeve. He 
served on shore in August following at the occupar 
tion of Toulon, and in December witnessed the de- 
struction of the French shipping in that port ; was 
further employed, as Midshipman, with the land- 
force at the reduction of St. Fiorenza and Bastia, in 
the island of Corsica, in Feb. and May, 1794; and, 
on 14 March and 13 July, 1795, participated in 
Hotham's partial actions with the French fleet. In 
1796 Mr. Bindon joined the Andromache 32, Capt. 
Chas. John Moore Mansfield, one of the in-shore 
squadron off Cadiz, and, on 31 Jan. 1797, during a 
close and destructive engagement of 40 nunutes 
with an Algerine ship of similar force, when an 
attempt was made by the latter to board the Bri- 
tish frigate, he received several sabre and gun-shot 
wounds. "We are Informed that, on 14 of the fol- 
lowing month, he was also present in the action off 
Cape St. Vincent. Proceeding to the "West Indies 
in the early part of 1799, Mr. Bindon was there 
promoted, from the Prince op "Wales 98, bearing 
the flag of Lord Hugh Seymour, to a Lieutenancy, 
on 31 July in the same year, in the Invincible 74, 
Capt. "Wm. Cayley, while under whose command he 
served on shore with the army during the opera- 
tions which led to the conquest of the Dutch colony 
of Surinam. His subsequent appointments appear 
to have been — 26 June, 1800, to the Ctane 18, Capt. 
Hen. Matson, also stationed in the "West Indies — 26 
March, 1801, to the Daphne 20, Capt. Rich. Mat- 
son, in which vessel he returned to England — 1 
Feb. 1803, to the Russell 74, Capt. Robt. 'Williame, 
whom he accompanied to the East Indies — 13 April, 
1805, to the Stately 64, Capt. Geo. Parker, em- 
ployed in the North Sea — and, in Sept. 1806, to the 
command of a signal-station on the west coast of 
Ireland, which he retained until 20 June, 1814. 
Since the latter date — with the exception of some 
time towards the close of 1821, when, owing to the 
disturbed state of the co. of Limerick, he was se- 
lected to command five armed boats on the river 
Shannon, and proved of great public utility — he has 
not been employed. He was placed on the Junior 
List of Retired Commanders 26 Nov. 1830, and on 
the Senior 23 Dec. 1843. 

Commander Bindon holds an appointment in the 
Irish Constabulary. He married, 31 Jan. 1806, 
Sarah Eliza Vereker, cousin of the late Lord Gort^ 
and niece of the late Col. "Wm. Odell, M.P. for the 
CO. of Limerick, and a Lord of the Treasury, by 
whom he has issue an only daughter. 

BINGHAM. (Commander, 1840. f-p., 27; h-p., 7.) 
Henry Hope Bingham, whose family is a branch 
of that of Bingham of Melcombe Bingham, co. 
Dorset, is second son of the Rev. Rich. Bingham, 
Canon of Chichester, Vicar of Hale Magna, in the 
diocese of Lincoln, and Incumbent of Gosport 
Church, by Lydia Mary Ann, eldest daughter of 
the late Rear-Admiral Sir Chas. Douglas, R.N., and 
sister of the late Vice-Admiral Sir "Wm. Hen. Dou- 
glas, Bart., as also of the present Lieut.-General Sir 
Howard Douglas, Bart., G.C.M.G.* He'is elder bro- 
ther of Commander J. E. Bingham, R.N. ; nephew 

* Sir Chas. Douglas was created a Baronet in 1777, for the 
extraoidinaiy servire he had rendered, the year before, in 
forcing a passage for his squadron through the ice in the 
River St. Lawrence to the relief of Quebec, then closely be- 
sieged by the Americans. He served as Captain of the Fleet 
in Rodney's action of 12 April. 17S2, and to him is attri- 
buted the advice which induced that nobleman to establish 
the precedent of breaking the enemy's line— a main cause of 
the signal victory which that day attended the British arms. 



BINGHAM. 



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of the late Rear-Admiral Joseph Bingham, and of 
Rear- Admiral Donald Campbell, R.N. ; and cousin 
of Commander P. D. Bingham, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 30 Dec. 1813, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on hoard the Rosamond 28, com- 
manded by his uncle, Capt. Donald Campbell, 
whom he accompanied with convoy to Hudson's 
Bay. He afterwards joined in succession — the Le- 
VEN 22, Capt. Buokland Stirling Bluett, employed 
in 1815 in co-operating with the Royalists in La 
Vendee— the Rivoli 74, Capts. Sir Chas. Ogle and 
Aiskew Paffard Hollis, guard-ship at Portsmouth, 
in which he attained the rating of Midshipman — 
the Cakron 20, Capt. John Furneaux, under whom, 
as Master's Mate, he was wrecked, in the Bay of 
Bengal, on the night of 5 July, 1820, and, with 
others, cast senseless on the beach — the Qoeen 
Chaelotte 104, flag-ship of Sir Jas. Hawkins Whit- 
shed at Portsmouth, where he passed his examina^ 
tion 1 Aug. 1821— the Sekingapatam 44, Capt. 
Chas. Sotheby, in the boats of which frigate we 
find him, as Mate, repeatedly employed in the sup- 
pression of piracy in the Grecian Archipelago— 
and the 'Wakspite 76, fitting at Portsmouth, to- 
wards the close of 1825, for the flag of his uncle, 
Rear-Admiral Bingham, whose premature death, 
when on the point of sailing, proved in a great 
measure detrimental to his prospects. On 3 Jan. 
1826, however, Mr. Bingham was promoted to the 
rank of Lieutenant, and on 18 Nov. 1828, was ap- 
pointed to the HrpEKioN 42, .Capt. Wm. Jas. Min- 
gaye, lying in Newhaven harbour for the purposes 
of the extended Coast Blockade. In that ship he 
continued until 24 March, 1831, and experienced 
during the period much arduous boat-service. 
From 8 Maj-, 1833, until 17 June, 1836, he next 
served as Senior of the Labne 18, Capt. Wm. Sid- 
ney Smith, on the West India station, where he 
appears to have been very actively employed, the 
latter part of the time, in protecting the British 
mercantile interests on the coasts of New Granada 
and Venezuela, then in a state of insurrection. The 
Lakne was also present throughout the siege of 
Puerto Caballo by;Gen. Paez. On 16 Feb. 1837, 
Mr. Bingham joined the Princess Chablotte 104, 
bearing the flag in the Mediterranean of Sir Robt. 
Stopford, and for his services, as First Lieutenant 
of that ship, during the operations on the coast of 
Syria, particularly at the capture of St. Jean d'Acre, 
was advanced to the rank of Commander 4 Nov. 
1840; and appointed, 15 Dec. follo\i-ing, her Second 
Captain. He was paid off 30 July, 1841, but was 
soon afterwards, on 28 of the next month, selected 
to act in the latter capacity on board the Formid- 
able 84, Capts. Sir Edw. Thos. Troubridge and 
Sir Chas. Sullivan, likewise in the Mediterranean. 
Under the latter officer, in March, 1814, Commander 
Bingham witnessed the settlement of the Greek 
Constitution at Athens. He was turned over, on 
23 April ensiling, with the rest of the officers of the 
Formidable, to the Queen 1 10, and in July of the 
same year was paid off. He has been employed, 
since 23 Dec. 1845, as an Inspecting Commander in 
the Coast Guard. 

Commander Bingham was presented with the 
Gold Cross of the order of the Saviour of Greece, 
but existing regulations prevented his acceptance 
of it. Agent— Frederick Dufaur. 



BINGHAM. (Retired Commander, 1839. F-r., 
16 ; H-p., 33.) 

John Bingham, born 18 March, 1785, is second 
son of the late Rich. Bingham, Esq., of Alelcombe 
Bingham, co. Dorset, Colonel of Militia, by Eliza- 
beth, only daughter and heiress of John Rideout, 
Esq., of Dean's Lease, in the same shire ; younger 
brother of the late Major-Gen. Sir Geo. Rideout 
Bingham, K.C.B., K.T.S., Colonel of the Rifle Corps; 
and first cousin of Capt. Arth. Batt Bingham, R.N., 
who was drowned in 1830. 

This officer entered the Navy, 22 Sept. 1798, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on boord La Minerve 42, commanded 
by the present Sir Geo. Cockbum, in which frigate 



he proceeded with convoy to the Mediterranean ; 
where, on joining, as Midshipman, the Minotaur 
74, Capt. Thos. Louis, he witnessed, in the Bay of 
Naples, the proceedings which led to the unfortu- 
nate execution of Prince Caraccioli. While in the 
same ship, under the flag of Lord Keith, he assisted 
at the siege of Genoa in 1800, and was employed, 
during the expedition of 1801 to Egypt, in landing 
part of the 42nd Highlanders in Aboukir Bay. In 
1803, after conveying Lord Nelson from off Brest 
to the Mediterranean, in the Amphion 32, Capt. 
Thos. Masterman Hardy, he became attached with 
his Lordship to the Victory 100. He appears to 
have been next employed in the Agincourt 64, 
Capt. Thos. Briggs, and in the Ambuscade 32, and 
Canopus 80, fiag-ships of Rear-Admiral Thos. Louis, 
under whom he accompanied Lord Nelson to the 
West Indies and back, in pursuit of the combined 
squadrons of France and Spain, in the summer of 
1805, and then aided in the blockade of Cadiz. 
After acting for three months as Lieutenant of the 
Prince 98, Capt. Rich. Grindall, Mr. Bingham ob- 
tained a commission, dated 5 Feb. 1806, and about 
the same period was appointed to the Endvmion 40, 
Capts. Edw. Dumford King and Hon. Thos. Bladen 
Capel. In Feb. 1807, he assisted at the passage of 
the Dardanells, and, during the period the squadron 
lay off Constantinople, was employed in carrying 
nearly all the flags of truce. While reconnoitring 
in a boat off the island of Cephalonia, in the fol- 
lowing September, he had the misfortune to be 
taken by some French privateers, and sent to 
France, where he was detained, the greater part of 
the time at Verdun, until the abdication of Buona- 
parte. Unable to procure further employment, he 
at length accepted the rank he now holds, 9 April, 
1839. 

He married, 22 Deo. 1824, Frances Eleanora, 
daughter of the Rev. Wm. Woollcombe, M.A., Pre- 
bendary of Exeter Cathedral, by Anne, sister of 
his old commander, Rear-Admiral Sir Thos. Louis, 
Bart., and aunt of the present Rear-Admiral Sir 
John Louis, Bart. He has issue two sons and a 
daughter. 



BINGHAM. (Commander, 1841. f-p., 24; 
H-p., 3.) 

John Elliot Bingham is fourth son of the Rev. 
Rich. Bingham; and younger brother of Commander 
H. H. Bingham, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 23 Sept. 1820, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the EsK 20, Capts. Edw. 
Lloyd and Arth. Lee Warner, on the West India 
station ; became Midshipman, in 1823-4, of the 
Qdeen Charlotte 104, and Victory 104, flag- 
ships at Portsmouth of Admirals Sir Jas. Hawkins 
Whitshed and Sir Geo. Martin — next, of the He- 
bald yacht, Capt. Sir Hen. John Leeke, engaged 
on Particular Service — and ultimately of the War- 
spite 78, and Boadicea 46, bearing the flag in 
the East Indies of Rear-Admiral Wm. Hall Gage ; 
and on 23 Sept. 1826, passed his examination. He 
subsequently, for three years, commanded the 
Cochin flag-tender ; and during that period was 
much employed in suppressing piracy in the Straits 
of Malacca. He returned home in 1831, as Acting- 
Lieutenant of the Success 28, Capt. Wm. Clarke 
Jervoise ; and, after a further servitude, as Mate, 
in the Victory, Capt. Hyde Parker, and Excel- 
lent gunnery-ship, Capt. Thos. Hastings, was pre- 
sented with a commission, dated 28 July, 1832, and 
appointed, 20 Oct. following, to the Southampton 
50, Capt. John Milligan Laws, on the North Sea sta- 
tion. On 11 May, 1833, he joined the Donegal 72, 
in which ship (after bringing Don Carlos to Eng- 
land) and in the Hastings 74, bearing each the 
flag of Sir W. H. Gage, he continued to serve off 
Lisbon, including the latter part of Don Miguel's 
ascendancy, for nearly five years. On the occasion 
of the \iTeck of the Portuguese corvette Portuense 
near the mouth of the Tagus, he had charge of the 
boats which saved the crew. The Hastings re- 
turned home, and was paid off in Jan. 1838. On 25 

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July following Lieut. Bingham was appointed Se- 
nior of the MoDESTE 18, Capt. Harry Eyres, and, 
during the three years he remained in that sloop, 
was at Mexico pending the dispute between that 
republic and the French government — went to New 
York with despatches for the British Minister at 
Washington relative to the Maine boundary ques- 
tion — rendered much effective assistance in destroy- 
ing the slave traffic in the Mozambique Channel — 
led, during the expedition to China, the storming 
party at the taking of the fort of Tycocktow, 7 Jan. 
1841 — was struck, three days afterwards, in conse- 
quence of the springing of a mine, by a large stone, 
which caused a violent contusion of the hip and 
fracture of both bones of the right leg* — and in 
May witnessed the capture and ransom of Canton. 
For the latter service he was advanced to his pre- 
sent rank, by commission dated 6 July, 1841. He 
has been in command, since 14 Dec. 1844, of the 
Acorn 16, on the S.E. coast of America. 

Commander Bingham, who, previously to joining 
the Acorn, had been for some time a student at the 
R.N. College, is author of a * Narrative of the Ex- 
pedition to China.' Although crippled from his 
wounds, he receives no pension. Agents — Messrs. 
Ommanney. 



BINGHAM. (Commander, 1827. f-p., 19 ; 
H-P., 17.) 

Parker Dockworth IBingham, born 11 April, 
1799, is son of the late Rear-Admiral Joseph Bing- 
ham ; grandson, maternally, of the late Admiral "Sir 
"Wm. Parker, Bart., an officer who obtained great 
celebrity on 1 June, 1794, as Captain of the Aoda- 
ciocs 74 ; nephew of the present Capt. Sir Wm. Geo. 
Parker, Bart. R.N. ; godson of the late Admiral Sir 
John Thos. Duckworth, K.B. ; and first cousin of 
Commanders H. H. and J. E. Bingham. 

This officer entered the Navy, 21 May, 1811, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Egmost 74, commanded 
by his father, Capt. Joseph Bingham, with whom he 
participated, as Midshipman, in the operations up 
the Gironde in 1814, where he witnessed the de- 
struction of a French line-of-battle ship, 3 brigs of 
war, several smaller vessels, and of all the forts and 
batteries on the north side of the river. He was 
next attached for a short period to the Tiber 38, 
Capt. Jas. Rich. Dacres, lying in Portsmouth Har- 
bour ; then joined the Queen 74, bearing the flag 
in the Mediterranean of Rear- Admiral Chas. Vini- 
combe Penrose ; and, on removing to the Albion 
74, Capt. John Coode, was present at the battle of 
Algiers, 27 Aug. 1816, on which occasion he com- 
manded at intervals the mortar and rocket boats, 
and was slightly wounded in the foot. During his 
continuance in the Albion, he had the good for- 
tune, twice at sea, and once in port, to save the 
lives of 3 men, by intrepidly jumping overboard 
after them. In Oct. 1818, he passed his examina- 
tion ; and, after serving successively in the Myr- 
midon 22, Capt. Robt. Gambler, Qdeen Charlotte 
104, bearing the flag of Sir Geo. Campbell, Com- 
mander-in-Chief at Portsmouth, Vengedr 74, Capt. 
Fred. Lewis Maitland, and Tartar 42, Capt. Sir 
Geo. Ralph Collier, was made Lieutenant, 28 April, 
1821, into his former ship the Mvrmldon, Capt. 
Hen. John Leeke, on the coast of Africa. While em- 
ployed in the boats, as First-Lieutenant, at the 
subsequent capture of two privateer slavers — 
armed, the one with 4, the other with 16 guns — 
Mr. Bingham was very severely wounded by a 
grape-shot, which, entering his left breast, passed 
along his arm as far as the elbow, and was not ex- 
tracted until after a lapse of ten days. In conse- 
quence of over exertion in afterwards fitting out 
the two prizes, he brought on a severe attack of 
fever, and in Dec. of the same year, 1821, was 
obliged to invalid. On 20 March, 1823, he was ap- 
pointed to the Revenge 76, flag-ship in the Medi- 
terranean of Sir Harry Neale, and, at a later date, 
of Sir Edw. Codrington, to whom he became Flag- 
Lieutenant 17 Sept. 1825. He was promoted out 
• FideGd.z. 1841, p. 1221. 



of that ship 26 April, 1827 ; and since 18 Jan. 1842, 
has been employed as an Inspecting Commander in 
the Coast Guard. 

Commander Bingham married first, m 1833, 
Emily, eldest daughter of Major Geo. Payne, of 
Walton, CO. Surrey; and secondly, in Nov. 1838, 
Jane, daughter of the late Col. Delamane, and 
widow of Capt. W. H. C. Howard, of the Hon. 
E. I. C.'s European Regiment. He has issue one 
daughter. Agent — J. Hinxman. 

BINSTEAD. (Commander, 1841. f-p., 26; 
H-p., 11.) 

Cheesman Henrt Binstead entered the Navy, 
10 June, 1810, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Pallas 
36, Capt. Edwards Lloyd Graham, on the North Sea 
station, where he assisted at the capture and destruc- 
tion of several Danish privateers. He subsequently 
became Midshipman, under the same Captain, of the 
Alcmene 38, and, after participating in the seizure 
of many vessels, and the blockade, during a whole 
winter, of the French fleet in Toulon, joined, in Feb. 
1814, the Caledonia 120, bearing the flag of Sir 
Edw. Pellew. In that ship Mr. Binstead com- 
manded the maintop in a skirmish, on 13 of the 
latter month, with the French 74 Romulus, and 
took part in various other slight encounters with 
the enemy, besides sharing in the siege of Genoa. 
He next served in the Cossack 22, Capt. Hon. Al- 
gernon Percy, on the North American station, Ehi- 
DANUS 36, Capt. Wm. King, in the Channel, and 
Liverpool 50, Capt. Arthur Farquhar, at the Cape 
of Good Hope ; passed his examination 3 July, 1816 ; 
and, having rejoined Lord Exmouth in the Queen 
Charlotte 100, was present, 27 Aug. following, at 
the battle of Algiers. From 1817 until the death of 
Buonaparte in May, 1821, we find him, in the Blos- 
som 24, Capts. Fred. Hickey and Fred. Edw. Vena- 
bles Vernon, arduously employed on the Brazilian 
coast, in the South Seas, and off St. Helena ; after 
which he again joined the Queen Charlotte, flag- 
ship at Portsmouth of Sir Jas. Hawkins Whitshed, 
and, in 1823, was received on board the Owen 
Glendower 42, bearing the broad pendant of Com- 
modore Sir Robt. Mends on the western coast of 
Africa. While on the latter station, Mr. Binstead, 
who was frequently sent up the rivers for weeks at 
a time in an open boat in pursuit of different slavers, 
served on shore at Cape Coast Castle during the 
Ashantee war, was present in several attacks made 
by the enemy, and witnessed the death of General 
Sir Chas. M'Carthy. He returned home in March, 
1824, with a constitution severely impaired from the 
fevers of the climate, as Acting-Lieutenant of the 
Owen Glendower ; obtained his commission on 10 
April ; and, in July following, was appointed to the 
Ganges 84, Capt. Patrick Campbell, lying in Ports- 
mouth Harbour. On 23 Nov. 1826, Lieut. Binstead, 
with Capt. John Hayes, the constructor, joined the 
Challenger 28, an experimental frigate, afterwards 
commanded by Lord Adolphus FitzClarence, in 
which he continued until July, 1828, when he was 
nominated Agent for Transports afloat. During 
the six years of his being so employed he conveyed 
upwards of 40,000 troops to the colonies— assisted 
in shifting the naval establishment from Gibraltar 
to Malta — succeeded on numerous occasions in sav- 
ing the lives of soldiers who had accidentally fallen 
overboard — and was twice the means of preserving 
a transport-ship from destruction. In the discharge 
of all the trying duties that devolved on him he ob- 
tained the flattering encomiums of his several Com- 
manders-in-Chief, and was further honoured -with 
the approbation of the Admiralty. He subsequently 
served at Portsmouth, as Senior Lieutenant to Sir 
Edw. Codrington, in the Britannia, Queen, and 
St. Vincent, flrst-rates, from 19 April, 1839, until 
advanced to his present rank, 23 Nov. 1841. He 
has since been on half-pay. 

Commander Binstead married, 7 July, 1833, Emily, 
third daughter of John FuUeck, Esq., of Liphook, 
00. Hants, and has issue three children. Agents— 
Messrs. Stilwell. 



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BIRCH. (COMMANDEK, 1842.) 

Thomas Francis Bikch entered the Navy 2 Deo. 
1830 ; passed his examination in 1837 ; and, after 
serving for some time as Mate of the Beagle 10, 
Capt. John Clements Wiokham, in Australia, was 
promoted to the rank of Lieutenant 16 July, 1840. 
On 23 of the same month he joined the Melville 
72, flag-ship in the East Indies of Kear-Admiral 
Hon. George Elliot, on leaving which he was in 
succession appointed, 10 June and 17 Aug. 1841, to 
the Britomart 10, Capt. Owen Stanley, and Mo- 
DESTE 18, Capt. Rundle Burges Watson. As First- 
Lieutenant of the latter vessel during the campaign 
in China, he landed with the troops at the reduction 
of Chinghae, 10 Oct. 1841— ably commanded the 
boats of the Modeste and E. I. C.'s ship Sesostris at 
the defence of Ningpo, 10 March, 1842 — and was em- 
ployed on shore at the capture of Chapoo and of the 
batteries of Woosung, 28 May and 16 June, 1842.* 
For these services Mr. Birch was advanced to his 

E resent rank 30 Dec. 1842.t Since 7 Sept. 1844, 
e has been in command of the Waterwitch sloop 
of 10 guns. Agent — John P. Muspratt. 

BIRCH. (Commander, 1840. f-p., 20 ; h-p., 8.) 
Thomas Frederick Bikch, bom 16 Jan. 1805, is 
eldest son of the late Dr. Thomas Birch, Dean of 
Battel and Archdeacon of Lewes ; and nephew of 
Kear-Admiral Sir James Alexander Gordon, K.C.B. 
This officer entered the Navy, 1 Jan. 1819, as 
Fst.-ol. Vol., on board the Vengeur 74, Capt. Fred. 
Lewis Maitland, stationed in the North Sea; re- 
moved, in Feb. following, to the Active 46, com- 
manded by his uncle, Sir J. A. Gordon, on Particular 
Service ; became Midshipman, in July, 1821, of the 
Aurora 46, in South America ; passed his examina- 
tion 2 March, 1825 ; and was afterwards, until the 
receipt of his first commission, 17 Aug. 1841, em- 
ployed as Mate on board the Albion 74, Capt. Sir 
Wm. Hoste, lying at Portsmouth, Banger 28, 
Capt. Lord Henry Fred. Thynne, in South America, 
and Royal George yacht, engaged on Particular 
Service. His subsequent appointments were — 20 
July, 1832, to the Rover 18, Capt. Sir Geo. Young, 
also employed on a Particular Service — 17 Nov. 
1834, to the Pique 36, Capt. Hon. Henry John Rous, 
stationed off the coasts of Spain and America — 14 
Deo. 1835, as Senior, to the Scout 18, Capt. Robt. 
Craigie, on the coast of Africa — and, 14 April, 1837, 
and 24 April, 1838, to the successive command of 
the Lynx 3, and Wizard 10, on the same station. 
He was advanced to the rank he now holds 3 July, 

1840, but continued in the Wizard until 5 April, 

1841. While in that vessel he succeeded in captur- 
ing four slavers. Commander Birch is at present on 
half-pay. 

He married, 20 March, 1842, Ann, only daughter 
of Wm. Stephens, Esq., of Ives Place, Maidenhead, 
Berks. 



BIRD. (Captain, 1843. f-p., 22 ; h-p., 13.) 

Edward Joseph Bird entered the Navy, 9 Sept. 
1812, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Boyne 98, Capt. 
Chas. Jones, bearing the flag off Brest of Rear- 
Admiral Sir Harry Neale, with whom he afterwards 
served as Midshipman in the Ville-de-Paris 110. 
He next, Jn Aug. 1814, Joined the Queen 74, flag- 
ship of Rear-Admiral Charles Vinicombe Penrose, 
in the Mediterranean, where, during a subsequent 
attachment, from Dec. 1815 until May, 1819, to the 
Albion 74, Capt. John Coode, he assisted, 27 Aug. 
1816, at the bombardment of Algiers, and, on 5 Oct. 
1818, passed his examination. On 28 Feb. 1821, Mr. 
Bird was transferred from the Ramillies 74, Capt. 
Aiskew Paffard Hollis, lying at Portsmouth, to a 
Mateship in the Hecla bomb, Capt. Geo. Fras. 
Lyon, under whom he continued to be employed 
nntil Nov. 1823; after which he served, from Jan. 
1824, until Nov. 1825, in the Fury bomb, Capt. 
Henry Parkyns Hoppner, and, from 1826 until Nov. 
1827, again in the Hecla, Capt. Wm. Edw. Parry. 

• Vide Gaz. 1842, pp. 396, 23Be, 369'l, 3400. 
•f v. Gai. 1842, p. 3900. 



During the three epochs just alluded to, Mr. Bird 
(who appears to have been attached throughout the 
summer of 1826 to the Ganges 84, Capt. Sam. Hood 
Inglefield, lying in Portsmouth Harbour) accompa- 
nied Capt. Parry in his expeditions to the Arctic 
Seas, and, on the last occasion, was with him in the 
boats in his attempt to reach the Pole. He was in 
consequence, on his return to England, advanced to 
the rank of Lieutenant, by commission dated 7 Nov. 
1827 ; and was afterwards appointed, 14 May, 1831, 
to the Galatea 36, Capt. Sir Chas. Napier, em- 
ployed on the Home station and off the Western 
Islands — 16 Oct. 1833, to the Thunderer 84, Capt. 
Wm. Furlong Wise, lying at Sheerness — 13 Feb. 
1834, as First, to the Medea steam-vessel, Capt. 
Horatio Thos. Austin, stationed in the Mediter- 
ranean, where he remained for nearly two years and 
a half— and, 9 April, 1839, in a similar capacity, to 
the Erebus bomb, Capt. Jas. Clark Ross, whom he 
attended in all the dangers and hardships of the 
Antarctic expedition, until its return home in Sept. 
1843. During his absence he had been awarded a 
Commander's commission, dated 16 Aug. 1841 ; and 
on his arrival home he was immediately, 4 Oct. 1843, 
advanced to Post-rank. He is at present on half- 
pay. Agents — Messrs. StilweU. 



BIRD. (Lieutenant, 1809. f-p., 11 ; h-p., 3.3.) 

Henry Bird entered the Navy, in April, 1803, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board La Seine 38, Capt. David 
Milne, and in June following was wrecked on a 
sandbank near the Texel. He shortly afterwards 
joined the Unicorn 32, Capt. Lucius Hardyman, in 
which frigate he attained the rating of Midshipman 
in July, 1805, and, in Feb. 1807, witnessed the re- 
duction of Monte Video. Being promoted (after 
further serving for 15 months in the North Sea on 
board the Warspite 74, Capt. Hon. Henry Black- 
wood) to the rank of Lieutenant, by commission 
dated 4 Aug. 1809, he subsequently joined in that 
capacity — on 21 of the same month. La Desikeb fri- 
gate, Capt. Arthur Farquhar, lying at Portsmouth — 
24 Oct. following, the Horatio 38, Capt. Geo. Scott, 
under whom, on 21 Feb. 1810, he assisted at the 
capture, after a long chase, and a running fight of 
an hour, of Xa Necessite^ mounting 26 guns, with a 
complement of 186 men, and laden with naval stores 
and provisions — 3 Nov. 1810, the Roebuck 44, bear- 
ing the flag of Lord Gardner at North Yarmouth — 
21 June, 1811, the Musquito, Capt. Wm. Bell, em- 
ployed in the North Sea— 6 March, 1812, the Rover 
18, Capt. Justice Finley, from which vessel, after 
intermediately cruizing in the Channel and Baj of 
Biscay; he invalided, in April, 1813 — and, on 24 Dec. 
in the latter year, the Elephant 74, Capt. Fras. 
Wm. Austen, lying at Portsmouth. He was paid off 
10 May, 1814, and since 29 Sept. 1846, has been em- 
ployed in the Coast Guard. Agents — Coplands and 
Burnett. 



BIRTWHISTLE. (Liectenant, 1846.) 

Alexander Charles Birtwhistle served as 
Midshipman of the Wellesley throughout the war 
in China, where, among other operations, he was em- 
ployed in the boats at the taking of Chinghae.* He 
passed his examination 30 March, 1843 ; and, after 
intermediately serving, as Mate, on board the Ex- 
cellent gunnery-ship at Portsmouth, Capt. Sir 
Thos. Hastings, w^as promoted to the rank of Lieu- 
tenant 5 Aug. 1846. 



BISHOP. (Lieut., 1812. f-p., 13 ; h-p., 29.) 

George Bishop entered the Navy, 10 Feb. 1805, 
as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Narcissus 32, Capt. 
Ross Donnelly. In Jan. 1806, he assisted at the re- 
duction of the Cape of Good Hope, and about the 
same period was present at the destruction of the 
Napoleon privateer, of 32 guns and 250 men, and 
capture of the 46-gun frigate Volontaire. Mr. 
Bishop, who had attained the rating of Midshipman, 
next accompanied the expedition to the Rio de la 
Plata, where he witnessed the taking of Buenos 



' Vide Gaz. 1842, p. 396. 



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BISHOP— BISSET— BLACK. 



Ayrea, and where he continued to serve, in the 
Neptune lugger, Capt. John Thompson, Diadem 
64, bearing the broad pendant of Sir Home Popham, 
Snd Leda 38, Capt. Kobt. Honyman, until the final 
evacuation of Spanish America in 1807. We are 
informed that towards the close of the latter year 
he was also present at the bombardment of Copen- 
hagen and seizure of the Danish fleet. He became 
attached, in March, 1808, to the SwiprsuKE 74, flag- 
ship on the North American station of Sir John Bor- 
lase Warren ; rejoined Capt. Thompson, in June, 

1809, as Master's Mate, on board the Halifax ; and 
in the following October was transferred, with the 
same officer, to the Colibki 18, of which sloop he 
acted for some time as Master. At the commence- 
ment of the war with the United States in 1812, the 
CoLiBRi was the vessel that, on 12 July, brought 
away from New York the formal declaration of hos- 
tilities, and, with it, the British Ambassador, Mr. 
Foster, and Consul, Col. Barclay. In the course of 
that and the following months she captured six pri- 
vateers, carrying in the whole 31 guns and 283 men. 
On 18 Sept. in the same year Mr. Bishop was pro- 
moted to the rank of Lieutenant ; and, on 16 of the 
ensuing Nov., he was appointed to the Statira 38, 
Capt. Hassard Stackpoole. During the pursuit, in 
Feb. 1813, of four large armed schooners, in the 
Chesapeake, by the boats of a squadron under Lieut. 
Jas. Polkinghorne, he commanded that frigate's 
cutter, and, supported by Lieut. Matthew Liddon in 
the launch of the Maidstone, boarded and carried, 
in most gallant style, the largest of the enemy's ves- 
sels, the Dolphin, of 12 guns and 98 men.* On leav- 
ing the Statika, in Aug. 1814, he joined the Tiber 
38, Capt. Jas. Kich. Dacres, with whom he served 
on the Cork, Channel, and Newfoundland sta- 
tions, until 14 Sept. 1817. He has since been on 
half-pay. 

BISHOP. (Lieut., 1810. f-p., 11 ; h-p., 320 

William Bishop entered the Navy, in Mfay, 
1804, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Queen 98, Capt. 
Manley Dixon, attached to the fleet in the Channel, 
and afterwards flag-ship in the Mediterranean and 
offl' Cadiz of Rear-Admirals John Knight and Sir 
Rich. Hussey Bickerton, as also, immediately subse- 
quent to the battle of Trafalgar, of Lord Colling- 
wood — previously to joining whom she appears to 
have had a slight brush with the batteries, and the 
Argonaute 74, at the entrance of the Bay of Cadiz. 
In Nov. 1805, Mr. Bishop removed, as Midshipman, 
to the KoTAL Sovereign 100, Capt. Fras. Pender ; 
and, in 1806, he proceeded, in the Canada 74, 
Capt. John Harvey, to the West Indies, where for 
three years he served with Capt. Wm. Chas. Fahie, 
in the Ethation 36, and Belleisle, Pompee, and 
Abercromby 74's. He witnessed, while in the 
Ethation, the surrender, 21 and 25 Dec. 1807, of 
the Danish islands of St. Thomas and Santa Croix — 
was present in the Belleisle, at the reduction of 
Martinique, in Feb. 1809 — and, on 17 April ensuing, 
in the Pompee, assisted at the capture, after an ar- 
duous chase of two days, and a close action of an 
hour and a quarter, in wliich the latter ship, who 
was supported by the Castor 32, lost 9 men killed 
and 30 wounded, of the D'ffaupoult, of 74 guns and 
680 men, of whom between 80 and 90 were killed 
and wounded. Mr. Bishop was next transferred in 
succession, as Master's Mate, to the Heureux 74, 
Capt. F. Halliday, with whom he returned home, 
and Salvador del Mdndo, bearing the flag at 
Plymouth of Admiral Wm. Young ; and, on 1 Oct. 

1810, was made Lieutenant into the Peblen 38, 
Capt. Norborne Thompson, employed in the West 
Indies. His subsequent appointments were — 23 
Sept. 1811, to the Fortdnee 36, Capts. Henry Van- 
sittart and Geo. Fras. Seymour, under the former 
of whom, while cruizing on the Home station, he 
contributed to the capture, 11 Oct. in the same 
year, of a notorious privateer, Le Viee-Amiral 
Martin, of 18 guns and 140 men — and 16 Sept. 1813, 
to the Pactolds 38, Capt. Hon. Fred. Wm. Aylmer, 

* Vide Gm. 1813, p. 995. 



in which frigate he served m the Bay of Biscay 
and on the coast of North America. He has been 
on half-pay since 1815. Agents— Hallett and Ro- 
binson. 

BISSET. (Lieutenant, 1808. r-p., 15; h-p., 33.) 
Alexander Bisset entered the Navy, 16 July, 
1799 as Third-cl. Boy, on board the Weazle 16, 
Capt. Wm. D'Urban, employed on Particular Ser- 
vices off Jersey and in the Mediterranean ; attained 
the rating of Midshipman 28 Aug. 1801 ; and, in 
Oct. 1803, removed, with the same Captain, as 
Master's Mate, to the Amboscade 32, in which we 
find him assisting, towards the close of 1804, at the 
capture of a Spanish convoy, with troops, stores, &c., 
on board, intended for the defence of Minorca. In 
May, 1807, he became attached to the Ocean 98, 
bearing the flag of Lord Collingwood, and on 9 Jan. 
1808, was appointed Acting-Lieutenant of the De- 
light 16, Capt. Philip Cosby Handfleld. While 
endeavouring, on 30 of the same month, to re- 
capture four Sicilian gim-boats, the latter sloop 
grounded under the batteries of .Keggio, and, after 
losing her Captain, was burnt by the surviving 
crew to prevent her falling into the hands of the 
enemy ; whereupon Mr. Bisset was appointed, also 
as Acting-Lieutenant, to the Wizard 16, Capt. 
Abel Ferris. On 1 Aug. following, it having been 
determined to bring out a convoy of ten deeply- 
laden coasters lying at anchor, under protection of 
a gun-boat, close to the beach abreast of the town 
of Noli, on the coast of Italy, he was detached in 
command of the Wizard's boats to co-operate with 
those of the Kent 74, in efiecting their capture. 
Although the vessels were fastened to the shore by 
ropes from their keels and mastheads, and were 
further defended by the fire of two adjacent field- 
pieces, of a heavy gun in front of the town, and of 
a continued volley of musketry, yet were they all, 
together with the gun-boat, boarded and carried 
by the resistless intrepidity of the British, headed 
by Lieut. Bisset, and Lieuts. Jas. Lindsay and Fair- 
fax Moresby, of the Kent, while another party, 
having landed, dislodged a considerable body of 
regular troops, and took and destroyed the guns.* 
For his gallant conduct on this occasion, Mr. 
Bisset, on 27 Dec. in the same year, obtained his 
official promotion. He was subsequently appointed 
— 19 May, 1809, to the Sabine sloop, Capt. Jas. Don- 
ner, also employed in the Mediterranean — 25 Jan. 
1810, to the Ulysses 44, Capt. Henry Edw. Regi- 
nald Baker, on the Lisbon station, bearing the flag, 
afterwards, of Vice-Admiral Philip D'Auvergne, 
Prince de Bouillon, off Jersey— and, 15 Sept. 1812, 
to be Agent for Transports afloat. He has not been 
employed since 11 Feb. 1814. 

BLACK. (Ketieed Commander, 1843. f-p., 16 ; 
H-p., 37.) 

Archibald Black was bom 16 Dec. 1770. 

This officer entered the Navy, 30 Dec. 1794, as 
Midshipman, on board the Canada 74, Capt. Chas. 
Powell Hamilton, whom he shortly afterwards ac- 
companied into the Prince 98, both ships attached 
to the fleet in the Channel. He next joined the 
Qdeen 98, bearing the flag of Sir Hyde Parker on 
the Jamaica station, where, from 1797 to 1800, he 
served as Acting-Master in the Drake 16, Capt. 
John Parkins, Renohhee 44, Capt. Robt. Rolles 
and Maidstone 32, Capt. Ross Donnelly. On his 
return to the West Indies in 1801, after having 
been employed for a few months on board the 
Cambridge guardship at Plymouth, during which 
period he passed his examination, Mr. Black became 
Master's Mate of the Sans Pareil 80, bearing the 
flag of Lord Hugh Seymour. He subsequently 
obtained command, as Acting-Lieutenant, of tiie 
prison-ship at Portr-RoyaJ, and at the peace returned 
home in a similar capacity on board the Brdkswick 
74, Capt. Stevenson, but could not procure his com- 
mission, in consequence of recent regulations which 
neutralized his servitude as Acting-Master. In 
• Vidt Gm. 1809, p. 15. 



BLACK— BLACKER— BLACKMORE. 



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1805 Mr. Black resumed his professional duties, as 
Master's Mate, in the HERcniE 74, flag-ship at Ja^ 
maica of Vice-Admiral Jas. Rich. Dacres, from 
which he was promoted, 26 Feb. 1806, to a Sub- 
Lieutenancy in the Reindeer 18, Capt. John Fife. 
Being at length made full Lieutenant, 27 May, 
1807, in the Pelican 18, Capts. Wm. Ward, Isaac 
Hawkins Morrison, and Edw. Henry A'Court, he 
co-operated in the ensuing bombardment of Copen- 
hagen ; and, in 1810, commanded the boats of that 
sloop in a night-attack on an armed felucca, carry- 
ing 50 men, in Campeachy Bay, which vessel, toge- 
ther with all the other craft in the harbour, he 
succeeded in bringing out, although opposed by 
the heavy fire of several forts and the small arms 
of the various crews. He had previously taken 
part in many expeditions of a similar nature, and 
on one occasion had been very severely wounded. 
He was placed on half-pay in 1812 ; and, unable to 
procure further employment, accepted the rank he 
now holds 10 Feb. 1843. '_ 

Commander Black married, 13 Aug. 1813, Miss 
Jane Currie, and has issue a son and three 
daughters. 



BLACK. (Lieutenant, 1814. f-p., 1 fi ; h-p., 34.) 
John Keddie Black, born, 25 Jan. 1787, at Dy- 
sart, CO. Fife, is son of the late Jas. Black, Esq., 
K.N.; brother of Lieut. Jas. Black, R.N., who died 
while serving in the West Indies ; and nephew of 
Lieut. John Black, R.N., who died in 1814, having 
held a commission for 44 years. 

This officer entered the Navy, in 1797, as A. B., 
on board the Pinchek gun-brig, commanded by his 
father, in which vessel he served on the North Sea 
station, latterly as Midshipman, until discharged, 
on the death of that gentleman, in 1802. He re- 
embarked in 1808, in the last-mentioned capacity, 
on board the Trident 64, Capts. R. B. Campbell 
and Rich. Budd Vincent, on the Mediterranean 
station; and afterwards became attached to the 
Herald sloop, Capt. Geo. Jackson, Dauntless 
sloop, Capt. Barker, Edinburgh 74, Capt. Robt. 
RoUes, and Furieose 36, Capt. Wm. Mounsey. In 
th^ latter ship Mr. Black was at the capture of the 
island of Ponza, 26 Feb. 1813, and for his very me- 
ritorious conduct on that occasion, particularly in 
superintending the debarkation of the 10th Regt., 
was honourably noticed in the despatches of Capt. 
Chas. Napier, the Senior Officer.* ifle subsequently 
served, as Master's Mate (he had passed his exami- 
nation in 1811), in the Nereus 42, Capt. Manley 
Hall Dixon; was in the Tagus 36, Capt. Philip 
Pipon, at the capture of the 40-gun frigate Ceres, 
6 Jan. 1814; became Acting-Lieutenant, 20 June 
following, of the Isis 50, flag-ship at the Brazils of 
Rear-Admii:al Manley Dixon; and, on 29 Nov., was 
confirmed into the Albacore 16, Capt. Theobald 
Jones, in which sloop he served until paid off in 
1815. Mr. Black, who till then had taken an active 
part in many cutting-out afifairs, was next appointed 
— 25 April, 1826, to the Ramillies 74, Capt. Hugh 
Pigot, lying in the Downs for the purposes of the 
Coast Blockade, in which service he appears to have 
been employed for the period of two years. He 
subsequently officiated from 3 Oct. 1840, until early 
in 1843, as Agent for Transports afloat, on the Me- 
diterranean, West India, and Cape stations. He 
has since been on half-pay. 

He married, 22 July, 1818, Sophia, daughter of 
Jas. Hurdis, Esq., of Seaford, co. Sussex, and sister 
of Capt. G. C. Hurdis, R.N., by whom he has issue 
two sons. Agent — J. Hinxman. 



BLACK. (Lieutenant, 1814. r-p., 8 ; h-p., 32.) 
Matthew Black entered the Navy, 2 Sept. 1807, 
as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Monmouth 64, Capt. 
Edw. Durnford King, and sailed shortly afterwards 
for the East Indies with the flag of Rear-Admiral 
Wm. O'Brien Drury. While subsequently em- 
ployed in the North Sea, as Midshipman and Mas- 
ter's Mate, from Sept. 1808, to March, 1812, of the 
• rirfe Gai. 1813, p. 1146. 



Stately 64, and Saturn and Armada 74's, Capts. 
Wm. Cumberland, Adam Mackenzie, and John 
Ferris Devonshire, he assisted at the cutting-out 
of some Danish gun-boats and the re-capture of a 
Russian ship. He was next employed for some 
months with Capt. Devonshire, at the defence of 
Cadiz, in the St. Albans 64 ; after which he re- 
moved to the Ramillies 74, commanded at Chatham 
by Sir Thos. Masterman Hardy, and then, in Dec. 
of the same year, joined the Plover 18, Capts. 
Colin Campbell and John Skekel. He was pro- 
moted to a Lieutenancy in the latter vessel 10 June, 
1814, and, previously to being paid off in Jan. 1815, 
visited Quebec, and served on the African and 
Newfoundland stations. He has not since been em- 
ployed. 



BLACK. (Captaiir, 1814. f-p., 22; h-p., 32.) 

William Black entered the Navy, 13 April, 
1793, as A.B., on board the Leviathan 74, Capt. 
Lord Hugh Seymour, in which ship we find him 
present at the ensuing investment of Toulon, and in 
Lord Howe's action of 1 June, 1794. He next 
served for three years under the flag of the same 
officer in the Sans Pareil 80, as Midshipman, 
Master's Mate, and Second Master, and was with 
him in Lord Bridport's action with the French fleet 
off He de Groix, 23 June, 1795. He was subse- 
quently, for a short period in 1798-9, lent, as Acting- 
Lieutenant, to the Penelope 36, Capt. Hon. Chas. 
Paget, but eventually rejoined Lord Seymour, who 
had been nominated Commander-in-Chief in the 
Leeward Islands, and, on 16 Aug. in the latter 
year, was appointed in the ' same capacity to the 
Unite 38, Capt. John Poo Beresford, under whom 
he witnessed the surrender of the Dutch colony of 
Surinam. In March, 1800, he again became attached 
to Lord Seymour's flag-ship, the Prince of Wales 
98, and, on 13 July, 1801, was confirmed into the 
Sans Pareil, into which that nobleman had shifted 
his flag. Mr. Black's subsequent appointments 
were — 5 April, 1803, after a short interval of half- 
pay, to the Prince 98, Capt. Rich. Grindall, in the 
Channel— 3 July, 1804, to the JEolus 32, Capt. 
Lord Wm. FitzRoy, under whom he fought in Sir 
Rich. Strachan's action, 4 Nov. 1805 — 6 May, 1806, 
as First Lieutenant, to the Egtptienne 40, Capt. 
Hon. Chas. Paget, with the boats of which ship 
under his orders he took, we are told, a letter-ot- 
marque of greatly superior force — 28 April, 1807, 
in a similar capacity, to the Cambrian 40, com- 
manded by the same Captain, in which frigate he 
attended the expedition to Copenhagen in Aug. 
and Sept. following — and, 27 May, 1808, to the 
Polyphemus 64, as Flag -Lieutenant to the Rear- 
Admiral Bartholomew Sam. Rowley, Commander- 
in-Chief on the Jamaica station. He was promoted 
to the command, 5 Nov. 1809, of the Racoon sloop, 
and was employed, for upwards of four years, in 
cruizing, chiefly on the eastern and western coasts 
of South America. In Jan. 1815, Capt. Black re- 
turned home, and was placed on half-pay, having 
been previously advanced to Post-rank, 7 June, 
1814. He accepted the retirement 1 Oct. 1846. 



BLACKER. (Lieutenant, 1830.) 

Frederick Blacker entered the Navy 2 July, 
1807 ; passed his examination in 1814; and obtained 
his commission 22 July, 1830. He has not since 
been employed. 



BLACKMORE. (Lieut., 1823. f-p., 12 ; h-p., 24.) 
Charles Blackhore entered the Navy, 31 May, 
1811, as a Supernumerary, on board the Caledonia 
120, flag-ship in the Mediterranean of Sir Edw. 
Pellew ; removed shortly afterwards to the Fame 
74, Capt. Walter Bathurst; and subsequently 
served, as Fst.-cl. Vol. and Midshipman, on the 
Mediterranean, Home, West India, and North 
American stations, in the Cerberus 32, Capt. 
Henry Whitby, Cambrian 40, Capt. Chas. Bullen, 
Brpton 46, Capt. Sir Thos. Staines, Ister 42, Capt. 



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BLACK MORE-BLACK WOOD— BLAINE Y. 



Thos. Forrest, Newcastle 60, Capt. Arthur Fan- 
shawe, and Atholl 28, Capt. Henry Bourchier. He 
was promoted to a Lieutenancy, 11 March, 1823, in 
the DoTEREL 18, Capt. Kich. Hoare, but was super- 
seded early in 1824, and has not since been afloat. 
Agents — HaUett and Bobinson. 



BLACKMORE. (Lieut., 1840. f-p., lt;H-p.,4.) 
John Blackmobe is cousin of Capt. W. W. Hen- 
derson, E.N., C.B. 

This officer entered the Navy, 30 June, 1829, as 
Fst.-cI.Vol., on board the Kamillies 74, Capt. Hugh 
Pigot, lying in the Downs ; and was afterwards, 
until Dec. 1835, in the course of which month he 
passed his examination, employed as Midshipman in 
the Talavera 74, commanded by the same officer, 
and in the Undaunted 46, and Salamander and 
Firefly steam-vessels, Capts. Edw. Harvey, Wm. 
Langford Castle, and Thos. Baldock, on the Home, 
African, East India, and Mediterranean stations. 
As Mate, Mr. Blackmore successively joined, in 
March, 1836, and Oct. 1837, the Minden and Edin- 
burgh 74's, Capts. Alex. Ronton Sharpe and "Wm. 
Willmott Henderson. After serving on the Lisbon 
and North America and West India stations, he 
again visited the Mediterranean, where his exertions 
throughout the operations on the coast of Syria, 
including the bombardment of St. Jean d'Acre, 
procured him a commission, dated 4 Nov. 1840. 
His next appointments were — 14 Feb. and 17 Sept. 
1841, to the Vesuvius steamer, and Eodnet 92, 
Capts. Granville Gower Lock and Robt. Maunsell, 
both in the Mediterranean — and, 19 Oct. 1842, to 
the Campebdown 104, bearing the flag of Sir Edw. 
Brace at Sheemess. On 12 July, 1843, Mr. Black- 
more had the misfortune to be desperately woionded 
by an awful explosion which took place on board 
that ship during the firing of a royal salute in 
honour of the King and Queen of the Belgians, who 
were then passing the Nore. On examination, it 
was found that he had received an extensive lace- 
ration over the right angle of the lower jaw, whence 
protruded a splinter of wood which had penetrated 
the superior maxillary bone ; that he had been fur- 
ther badly hurt with splinters in the scalp, the effect 
of which was the almost total destruction of the 
power of hearing on the right side ; that he had also 
been severely burnt in both hands and legs ; and 
that the calf of one leg had been pierced quite 
through by splinters 12 inches long. In conse- 
quence of such dreadful injuries, he was confined 
for many months to Melville Hospital at Chatham, 
and, on 6 March, 1844, was awarded a pension of 
91/. 5s. He has not been since employed. 



BLACKWOOD. (Capt., 1838. r-p., 18; h-p., 8.) 
Francis Price Blackwood, bom 25 May, 1809, 
is second son of the late Vice-Admiral Hon. Sir 
Henry Blackwood, Bart., K.C.B., by his third wife, 
Harriet, daughter of Fras. Gore, Esq. ; and half- 
brother of the present Sir H. M. Blackwood, Bart., 
Capt. R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy 6 Dec. 1821 ; ob- 
tained his first commission 8 Aug. 1828 ; joined 
the Arachne 28, Capt. Fred. Marryat, 8 Nov. fol- 
lowing ; and while serving on board the Alligator 
28, Capt. Chas. Philip Yorke, was promoted to the 
rank of Commander, 22 Nov. 1830. He was ap- 
pointed to the command, 7 Feb. 1833, of the Hya- 
cinth 18, on the East India station, which sloop he 
paid off towards the close of 1836 : obtained Post- 
rank, 28 June, 1838 ; and, from 17 Nov. 1841, until 
1846, was in command, part of the time with the 
broad pendant of Commodore, of the Fly survey- 
ing-vessel, on the same station. He is now on half- 
pay. Agent — Joseph "Woodhead. 



Henry Blackwood, Bart., K.C.B., G.C.H., K.F M.,* 
by his second wife, EUza, fourth daughter ot Capt. 
Martin Waghom, R.N. ; half -brother of Capt. F. 
P. Blackwood, R.N. ; and cousin of Lord Dufferin 
and Claneboy. 

This officer entered the Navy, 22 July, 1814, as 
Third-cl. Boy, on board the Lifpey 50, Capt. John 
Hancock, stationed in the Channel, where he served 
until April, 1815. He next, in May, 1817, joined 
the Bulwark 74, Capt. Geo. M'Kinley ; and after- 
wards officiated as Midshipman, on the Cape of 
Good Hope, Brazilian, East India, and Home sta- 
tions, of the Favorite 26, Capt. Hercules Robinson, 
Leander 50, bearing his father's flag, Eden 26, 
Capt. Fras. Erskine Loch, Tees 26, Capt. Thos. Coe, 
and Dover, Capt. Arthur Batt Bingham. The 
Eden was actively employed, in 1820, against the 
pirates of the Persian Gulf. From 6 July, 1822, 
until his promotion to the rank of Commander, 
1 Dec. 1823, we find Mr. Blackwood, whose first 
commission bears date 30 Nov. 1821, serving on 
board the Nimrod 18, Capt. Wm. Rochfort, and 
Active 46, Capt. Andrew King. He obtained com- 
mand, 26 July, 1826, of the Jasper sloop, on the 
Mediterranean station, and there served until his 
advancement to Post-rank, 28 April, 1827. His 
next appointment was, on 14 Oct. 1843, to the Fox 
42, in which frigate, after being for some time em- 
ployed on Particular Service, he sailed for the East 
Indies, where, since 29 June, 1844, he has been dis- 
charging the duties of Commodore. 

Sir H. M. Blackwood married, 12 Aug. 1826, 
Harriet Louisa, youngest daughter of J. M. Bulke- 
ley, Esq., by whom he has issue. Agents — ^Messrs. 
Halford and Co. 



BLACKWOOD, Babt. (Captain, 1827. f-p., 20; 
H-P., 13.) 
Sib Henry Martin Blackwood, born 11 June, 
1801, is only son of the late Vice-Admiral Hon. Sir 



BLAINEY. (Ketlbed Commander, 1837. p-p., 
14 ; H-p., 38.) 
Thomas Morley Blainey entered the Navy, 10 
March, 1795, as Captain's Servant, on board the 
Arrogant 74, Capts. Rich. Lucas and Edw. Oliver 
Osbom, under the former of whom, in Sept. follow- 
ing, he assisted at the reduction of the Cape of 
Good Hope. From Aug. to Dec. 1796, he served, 
as Acting-Lieutenant, in the Hon art sloop, Capt. 
Benj. Wm. Page, on the East India station, whence, 
after having, in that capacity, rejoined the Arro- 
gant, he invalided, 28 April, 1801. In Nov. 1803, 
Mr. Blainey became attached to the Foudroyant 
80, bearing the flag of Sir Thos. Graves in the 
Channel ; and, on 7 Sept. 1804, he was made Lieu- 
tenant into the Espoir brig, Capts. Joseph Ed- 
monds and Wm. King. With the latter officer he 
was again employed very actively at the taking of 
the Cape in Jan. 1806. Having intermediately 
served on board the Diadem 64, bearing the broad 
pendant of Sir Home Popham, he assumed com- 
mand, 9 March ensuing, of the Protector gun-brig, 
in which he proceeded to the East Indies, and after- 
wards, we believe, participated in most of the ope- 
rations preceding the evacuation of Spanish Ame- 
rica by the British, about Sept. 1807. On 25 Deo. 
in the same year we find him appointed to the 
Brunswick 74, Capt. Thos. Graves, and on the oc- 
casion of the embarkation of the Marquis de la Ro- 
mana's army from Nyeborg, in Aug. 1808, contri- 
buting, in command of a boat, to the capture of a 
Danish brig of 18, and cutter of 10 guns. From 
July to Oct. 1809, he appears to have had charge of 
gun-boat No. 80, and during the whole of that pe- 
riod to have been employed in attendance on the 
Walcheren expedition. His subsequent appoint- 

* The Hon. Sir Hen. Blackwood was born 28 Dec. 17T0. 
He was Senior Lieutenant of the Invincible on the memorable 
1 June, l'i94; particularly distinguished himsplf by his heroic 
conduc^ as Captain of the Penelope 36, at the capture of 
J^ OBiifaame Tell, of 84 guns and 1000 men, 31 March, 1600 : 
was an eminent participator in the operations of 1801 in 
hgvpt ; acquired fame at Trafalgar, where he commanded the 
EoBVAi.ns .36; and was with Sir John Duckwortli at the pas- 
sage of the Dardanells in 1807, on which occasion the aSTx 
80, of which ship he had command, took fire and blew up. 
He afterwards, iroin 1819 until 1822, and from 1828 until 
^30, commanded in chief in the East Indies, and at the 
Nore. He died. Vice- Admiral of the White, 14 Dec. 1832 



BLAIR— BLAKE. 



87 



menta were, as First-Lieutenant— 24 July, 1811, to 
the CoLossns 74, Capt. Thos. Alexander — 11 Aug. 
1812, to the CiKCE 28, Capt. Edw. Woolcombe — 
and, after an interval of more than two years, 13 
Oct. 1815, to the Vengeuk 74, Capt. T. Alexander 
— all on the Home station. Having been on halt- 
pay since 24 March, 1816, he ultimately, on 19 May, 
1837, accepted the rank of Retired Commander. 
Agents — Messrs. Ommanney. 



BLAIE. (Commander, 1842. f-p., 17 j h-p., 7.) 
Fredekic Blair was born 28 Feb. 1809. 
This officer entered the Navy, 5 May, 1823, as Mid- 
shipman, on board the Egeria 24, Capt. Sam. Ro- 
berts, on the Newfoundland station. He subse- 
quently served in the Owen Glendower 42, Capt. 
Hood Hanway Christian, at the Cape of Good Hope, 
and ViCTORV 104, Capt. Hon. Geo. Elliot, guardship 
at Portsmouth ; passed his examination, 6 N ov. 1829 ; 
and was made Lieutenant into the "VVarspite 76, 
Capts. Wm. Henry Shirreff and Jas. Wigston, on the 
South American station, 10 Feb. 1830. He after- 
wards joined — 6 Oct. in the same year, the Volage 
28, Capt. Lord Colchester, employed in the Pacific 
and North Sea — 25 Oct. 1833, the Edinburgh 74, 
Capt. Jas. Rich. Dacres, in the Mediterranean — for a 
short period in 1835, the Taiaveba 74, Capt. Edw. 
Chetham, in which ship he returned to England — 
10 April, 1837, the Coast Guard — and, 6 Dec. 1841, 
as First-Lieutenant, the St. Vincent 120, bearing 
the flag, at Portsmouth, of Sir Edw. Codrington. 
He was promoted to his present rank 7 March, 
1842 ; and, since 23 Dec. 1845, has been employed 
as an Inspecting Commander in the Coast Guard. 

Commander Blair married, 24 April, 1837, Mary, 
eldest daughter of the Rev. C. Massingberd, Rector 
of Kettlethorpe, co. Lincoln, by whom he has issue 
three children. 



BLAIR. (Commander, 1841. f-p., 20 ; h-p., 8.) 
HoKATio Blair entered the Royal Naval College 
3 June, 1819 ; and embarked, in April, 1822, as Mid- 
shipman, on board the Ariadne 28, Capt. Constan- 
tine Rich. Moorsom, stationed at the Cape of Good 
Hope, whence, after removing to the Andromache 
42, Commodore Joseph Nourse, he returned home 
in 1825, as Mate, in the Galatea 42, Capt. Sir 
Chas. Sullivan. Having passed his examination in 

1826, he was promoted to a Lieutenancy, 28 April, 

1827, in the Asia 84, bearing the flag in the Sledi- 
terranean of Sir Edw. Codrington, under whom, 
including the battle of Navarin, he continued to 
serve until obliged to invalid, in 1830. His next 
appointments were— 17 May, 1831, to the Pallas 
42, Capt. yfta. Walpolc, in the West Indies— and, 
in 1832, to the Gannet 18, Capt. Mark Halpen 
Sweny, which vessel he left in March, 1833. He 
was afterwards employed in the Coast Guard, from 
16 Aug. 1838, until advanced to the rank he now 
holds, 23 Nov. 1841 ; and, since 7 July, 1843, has 
been officiating as an Inspecting Commander in the 
same service. 

He became a widower 8 Jan. 1846. Agents — 
Hallett and Robinson. 



BLAIR. (Commander, 1841. f-p., 18; h-p., 11.) 
William Fordyce Blair, born in 1807, is eldest 
surviving son of the late Col. Wm. Blair, of Blair, 
CO. Ayr, M.P. for that shire, by Magdalene, daughter 
of the late John Fordyce, Esq., of Ayton, co. Ber- 
wick, for many years Commissioner of the Woods 
and Forests ; and younger brother of the late Capts. 
Hamilton Blair and John Chas. Blair, R.N. He is 
the representative of a family which has been of high 
standing in the co. Ayr for the last six centuries. 

This oflScer entered the Royal Naval College 5 
March, 1818 ; and embarked, in July, 1820, as Mid- 
shipman, on board the Rochfobt 80, Capt. Chas. 
Marsh Schomberg, bearing the flag of Sir Graham 
Moore on the Mediterranean station, where he 
shortly afterwards witnessed the taking of Naples 
by the Austrians, and was present in the Cambrian 
46, at Scio and Smyrna, during the Turkish mas- 



sacre of the Greeks, many of whom were saved in 
the boats of that frigate. After an attachment of a 
few months to the Diamond 46, Capt. Lord Napier, 
he served during part of the Burmese war on board 
the LiFFEY 50, Capt. Thos. Coe ; and, on his sub- 
sequent transference to the Java 52, bearing the 
flag of Rear- Admiral Hall Gage, he appears to have 
been much employed in boat operations against the 
Malay pirates. Having passed his examination in 
Sept. 1826, he became successively Mate, in Oct. 
1827, and March, 1828, of the Tamah 26, Capt. Jas. 
John Gordon Bremer, and Blonde 46, Capt. Ed- 
mund Lyons. He took part, about the latter pe- 
riod, in the blockade of Navarin, and in the 
following Oct. was employed on shore in con- 
structing batteries, and otherwise co-operating with 
the French army during the siege of Morea Castle. 
Being promoted to a Lieutenancy, 4 March, 1829, in 
the Wasp 18, Capt. Thos. Edw. Hoste, Mr. Blair 
was next for some time occupied in watching the 
Russian fleet at the mouth of the Dardanells ; after 
which, he united vrith the French in their opera- 
tions against Algiers, and was further active in the 
extirpation of piracy from the Archipelago. While 
subsequently attached, from 1 Dec. 1830, until May, 
1835, to the Britannia 120, bearing the flag of Sir 
Pulteney Malcolm, we find him variously employed 
in the Mediterranean in reference to the affairs of 
Greece and Turkey, and off Lisbon during the Pedro 
and Miguel disputes — independently of a short time 
spent in blockading the Dutch coast. He was re- 
appointed, on 5 April, 1836, to the Britannia, as 
Flag-Lieutenant, pro tern., to Sir Philip Durham at 
Portsmouth, but was superseded in March, 1837, and 
has since been on half-pay. His last commission 
bears date 23 Nov. 1841. 

Commander Blair is a Magistrate and Deputy- 
Lieutenant for CO. Ayr. He married, 22 July, 1840, 
Caroline Isabella, youngest daughter of the late 
John Sprot, Esq., of London, by whom he has issue 
two daughters. Agents — Goode and Lawrence. 



BLAKE. (Lieutenant, 1845.) 

Edgar Henry Blake is eldest son of Henry 
Blake, Esq., of Renvyle, co. Galway, by Martha 
Louisa, daughter of Joseph AttersoU, Esq., of Port- 
land Place, London ; and grandson of Valentine 
Blake, Esq., of Lehinch and Renvyle, High-Sheriff 
of Mayo, who married a grand-daughter of the 8th 
Lord Teynham. 

This officer passed his examination 1 April, 1835 ; 
and was for some time employed, as Mate, on board 
the Excellent gunnery-ship at Portsmouth, Capt. 
Thos. Hastings, the Rapid 10, commanded on the 
coast of Africa by Lieut. Edw. Chas. Earle, and 
the Campbrdown and Queen, flag-ships at the 
Nore of Sir John Chambers White. He obtained 
his commission 24 March, 1845 ; and has been since 
serving in the Melampus 42, Capt. John Norman 
Campbell, on the S.E. coast of America. 

BLAKE. (Captain, 1838. f-p., 25 ; h-p., 23.) 

George Charles Blake entered the Navy, 2 
July, 1799, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Romulus 
36, Capt. John Culverhouse, in which frigate, after 
attending the ensuing expedition to the fielder, he 
attained the rating of Midshipman, and in that 
capacity accompanied the force sent against Egypt 
in 1801, where he served with the army before 
Alexandria, and up the river Nile. In Nov. 1802, 
he joined the Cdlloden 74, flag -ship in the Chan- 
nel of Rear-Admirals Geo. Campbell and Cuthbert 
Collingwood, and afterwards commanded by Capt. 
Barrington Dacres, under whom he assisted in 
chasing into the port of Corunna, after a long run- 
ning fight, the French 74-gun ship Duguay Trouin, 
and 40-gun frigate Guerriere, 2 Sept. 1803. Be- 
tween March, 1804, and April, 1805, Mr. Blake was 
further employed for short periods on board the 
Venerable 74, bearing the flag of Sir Thos. Graves, 
and Culloden again, Capt. B. Dacres, both in the 
Channel, the Salvador del Mundo, first-rate, 
Capt. John Dilkes, lying at Plymouth, the Seine 



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BLAKE. 



36, Capt. David Atkins, for passage to the West 
Indies, and the Theseos and Hercule 74's, flag- 
ships of Vice-Admiral Jas. Kich. Dacres, on the 
Jamaica station. He then became Master's Mate 
of the Stork 18, Capt. Geo. Le Geyt, and, among 
other valuable services performed in hor tender, 
cut out a convoy near the Havana. He was pro- 
moted, immediately on passing his examination, to 
a Sub-Lieutenancy, 26 Feb. 1806, in the Peterel 
18, Capt. John Lamborn, and was made Full Lieu- 
tenant into the Franchise 36, Capt. Chas. Dash- 
wood, 7 April following. After enduring a brief 
attachment to the Veteran 64, Capt. Andrew Fitz- 
herbert Evans, and Hercule 74, Capt. Barrington 
Dacres, Mr. Blake, on 17 Jan. 1807, was appointed 
to the Scorpion 18, Capts. Philip Carteret, Fras. 
Stanfell, Richard Harward, and Hon. John Gore. 
In the course of the same year he assisted at the 
capture, in the Channel, of three heavy French 
privateers, Le Bourgainville, La Glaneuse, and Le 
Glajteur, carrying together 42 guns and 233 men ; 
and, in Jan. and Feb. 1810, he was the Scorfion's 
Senior Lieutenant when, under Capt. Stanfell, she 
took the French 14-gun brig L' Oreste, beneath the 
batteries of Guadeloupe, and contributed to the 
reduction of that island. As Lieutenant, his sub- 
sequent appointments appear to have been — 7 Dec. 
1810, to the Standard 64, Capt. Askew Pafiard 
Holljs, lying at Plymouth — 13 March, 1811, to the 
Peacock 18, Capt. Wm. Peake, in the Channel — 
14 May, 1813, as Senior, to the Rivoli 74, com- 
manded by Capt.Graham Eden Hamond, for a short 
time by himself as Acting-Captain, and by Capt. 
Edw. Stirling Dickson, in the Mediterranean — 22 
March, 1816, to the Vengecr 74, Capt. Thos. Alex- 
ander, guard-ship at Portsmouth — 18 Aug. 1818, 
as Senior again, to the Queen Charlotte 100, 
bearing the flag at the same port of his old Admiral, 
Sir Geo. Campbell, at whose request he obtained 
the appointment — and, 1 July, 1819, to the Royal 
George yacht, Capt. Hon. Chas. Paget. While in 
the RivoLi Lieut. Blake aided at the capture, 30 
April, 1815, of the French 44-gun frigate Le Mel- 
pomene^ after a brave defence of 15 minutes ; and 
for his services as Senior Lieutenant of the Royal 
George, in which vessel he had the honour of attend- 
ing for several weeks on the Prince Regent, he was 
advanced to the rank of Commander 11 Oct. 1819. 
He was afterwards, in April, 1828, appointed to the 
Pearl 20, under Rear-Admiral Hon. C. Paget, his 
former Captain, whose flag he always hoisted on 
that officer's proceeding to sea, and on one of those 
occasions he received the Marquis of Anglesey, 
then Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, on board. Capt. 
Blake continued in tlie Pearl three years, and was 
lastly, from 28 Sept. 1832, until the autumn of 1835, 
employed as an Inspecting Commander in the Coast 
Guard. He obtained Post-rank 28 June, 1838. 

Capt. Blake was nominated, in March, 1841, Gen- 
tleman Usher to H.R.H. Prince Albert. He is 
married, and has issue four children, of whom the 
eldest son, Chas. Paget Blake, M.D., a surgeon, 
R.N. (1845), is now serving on board the Phcenix 
steam-sloop, commanded in the Mediterranean by 
Capt. J. S. A. Dennis. 



BLAKE. (Lieutenant, 1815. f-p., 15; h-p., 28.) 
George Hans Blake, born in Aug. 1791, is 
son of the late Capt. Geo. Blake, R.N. (1802), who 
died in April, 1822. 

This otticer entered the Navy, in Aug. 1804, 
as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Lively 38, Capts. 
Graham Eden Hamond and Geo. M'Kinley. On 
5 Oct. following we find him present, under Capt. 
Hamond, at the capture of three Spanish frigates 
laden with treasure, and the destruction of a fourth, 
off Cape St. Mary ; and on 29 May, 1805, participat- 
ing in the Lively's single-handed and self-sought 
skirmish with the Spanish 74-gun ship Glorioso. 
While in charge, as Midshipman, of a prize, Mr. 
Blake was unfortunately, on 14 Oct. 1807, captured 
and taken to France, where he was detained a 
prisoner until the conclusion of the war in 1814. 



He then successively joined the Prince 98, flag- 
ship at Portsmouth of Sir Richard Bickerston, and 
Leviathan 74, Capts. Adam Drummond and Thos. 
Briggs, attached to the fleet in the Mediterranean, 
whence, having been promoted to the rank of Lieu- 
tenant on 22 of the preceding Feb., he returned 
to England in Dec. 1815. His next appointments 
.vpere— 18 Mai-ch, 1817, to the Martin 16, Capt. 
Andw. Mitchell, in which vessel he was wrecked off 
the coast of Ireland on 8 Dec. in the same year — 
and, 5 Aug. 1819, to the Severn 50, Capt. Wm. 
M'CuUoch, lying in the Downs for the purposes of 
the Coast Blockade. He left that service in April, 
1822, and has since been on half-pay. 

Lieut. Blake married, 17 March, 1827, Harriette, 
second daughter of the late Wm. Leeke, Esq., and 
grand-daughter of the late Rear-Admiral Isaac 
Vaillant. 



BLAKE. (Captain, 1841. r.p., 23; h-p., 11.) 

Patrick John Blake is second son of the late 
Sir Jas. Henry Blake, Bart., by Louisa Elizabeth, 
daughter of General Sir Thomas Gage, the cele- 
brated commander of the British forces during the 
first American war; brother of the present Sir 
Henry Chas. Blake, Bart., of Langham, co. Suflblk ; 
nephew of Admiral Sir Wm. Hall Gage, G.C.H., one 
of the late Lords of the Admiralty ; and first cousin 
of Viscount Gage. 

This officer entered the Navy, in April, 1813, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Indds 74, commanded 
by his uncle, Capt. W. H. Gage, on the North Sea 
and Mediterranean stations ; attained the rating of 
Midshipman in May following, and from Sept. 1814, 
until promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, 19 July, 
1823, served as Midshipman on the Home, West 
India, and South American stations, in the Eurotas 
38, Capts. Robt. Bloye and Jas. Lillicrap, Ramil- 
LiES, Malta, and Rivoli, all commanded by Capt. 
Chas. Ogle, Tigris 36, Capt. Robt. Henderson, 
Andromache 38, Capt. Wm. Henry Shirrefi', Con- 
way 26, Capt. Basil Hall, and Creole 42, bearing 
the broad pendant of Sir Thos. Masterman Hardy. 
His next appointments were — 2 Feb. 1824, to the 
Tweed 28, Capt. Fred. Hunn, with whom he again 
sailed for South America — and, 13 Dec. 1825, to 
the Warspite 74, in which ship, and the Java 52, 
he served, a great part of the time as Flag-Lieu- 
tenant to Rear-Admiral Gage, on the East India 
station, until advanced to the rank of Commander, 
15 Jan. 1830. On 9 March, 1837, we find Capt. 
Blake commissioning the Larne 18, and shortly 
afterwards returning to the East, where he con- 
tinued for five years, and was actively employed 
during the campaign in China, particularly in the 
attack, 7 Jan. 1841, on the forts and batteries at 
Chuenpee, for his able support of Capts. Herbert 
and Scott on which occasion he was officially men- 
tioned by Sir Gordon Bremer.'" He attained Post- 
rank 6 May, 1841, and has been in command, since 
3 Sept. 1845, of the Juno 26, in the Pacific. Agents 
— Messrs. Halford and Co. 



BLAKE. (Lieutenant, 1808. r-p., 11 ; h-p., 34.) 
Thomas Blake entered the Navy, 27 Feb. 1802, 
as Midshipman, on board the Fox 32, Capt. Jas. 
Giles Vashon, on the East India station, where he 
removed, as Master's Mate, in Jan. 1805, to the 
Pitt (afterwards Salsette) 36, Capt. Walter Bath- 
urst The latter ship, while blockading Port Louis 
in Jan. 1806, took several prizes; and on 20 of 
that month was much injured by a fire from Fort 
Canonnier, to which she lay exposed for 20 minutes 
without being able to return a shot. Mr. Blake 
who subsequently proceeded to the Baltic, and was 
attached for a brief period to the Thisbe, bearing 
the flag in the Thames of Hon. Henry Edwin Stan- 
liope, obtained a Lieutenancy, 23 Sept. 1808, in the 
Calliope 20, Capt. John M'Keslie, under whom 
^'J^T"'"!^ !?^ *^ reduction of Flushing in Aug. 
1809, and the capture, besides numerous other ves- 
sels, of the Comtesse d'Hamhourg, French privateer, 
■• Vide Gai. 1641, pp. 1162, 122s. 



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of 14 guns and 51 men, after an obstinate conflict, 
25 Oct. 1810. He invalided from the Calliope, 
27 Feb. 1811, and was subsequently appointed — 25 
June following, to the Pylades sloop, Capt. Geo. 
Ferguson, employed in the Baltic, and also in the 
North Sea, whence his health obliged him to return 
in Feb. 1812 — 14 Nov. in the same year, to the 
Cadmos 10, Capt. Thos. Fife, in the Channel — and 
29 July, 1814, to the Portia 14, Capt. Thompson. 
The last was but a nominal appointment, as in a 
few days afterwards he again invalided. He has 
since been on half-pay. 
Lieut. Blake is married, and has issue. 



BLAKISTON. (Commanbeb, 1821. f-p., 15; 
H-P., 29.) 

Thomas Blakiston, born in Dec. 1790, is fourth 
son of the late Sir Matthew Blakiston, Bart., by 
Ann, daughter of John Roohford, Esq., of Clog- 
ranne, co. Carlow ; and brother both of the present 
Baronet, and of Capt. John Blakiston, of the 27th 
regiment. His paternal grandfather was Lord Mayor 
of London in 1760. 

This officer entered the Navy, 4 June, 1803, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Magnificent 74, Capt. 
Wm. Henry Jervis, in which ship he was wrecked 
on a sunken rock near Brest, 25 March, 1804. He 
then became Midshipman of the Tonnant 80, com- 
manded by the same officer, and next served with 
Sir John Gore in the Medusa 32, and Kevenge 74, 
on the East India and Home stations. Being un- 
fortunately taken prisoner on the night of 15 July, 
1806, while employed with the boats of a squadron 
in an attempt to bring out a convoy of 50 sail, lying 
under the protection of two brig-corvettes in the 
river Gironde, he remained in captivity until the 
close of 1809, when he contrived to escape from 
the prison of Givet, and reached Flushing, then in 
the possession of the British. He passed his ex- 
amination early in Jan. 1810, and on 11 of the 
same month was made Lieutenant into the Harpy 
18, Capt. Geo. Wm. Blamey. On 4 Sept. following 
he rejoined Sir John Gore in the Tonnant, sta^ 
tioned in the Channel, and, on again accompanying 
him into the Revenge, assisted in the boats of 
that ship at the cutting out of a French felucca 
privateer from the harbour of Falamos, on the 
coast of Spain, 8 Nov. 1813.* The Revenge being 
paid oflT in Sept. 1814, Mr. Blakiston, from 25 March, 
1818, until his advancement to his present rank, 
2 July, 1821, was next employed in the Bdlwark 74, 
as Flag-Lieutenant to his friend Sir J. Gore, who, 
during that period, was Commander-in-Chief at 
the Nore. He has not since been employed. 

He married, 9 Aug. 1827, Harriet, fourth daughter 
of John Harvey, Esq., of Thorpe Lodge, co. Norfolk, 
and by that lady has issue three daughters. 

BLANCKLEY. (Capt., 1841. f-p., 17; h-p., 24.) 
Edward Blancklet died 4 May, 1845. He was 
son of H. S. Blanckley, Esq., many years Consul- 
General at Algiers. 

This officer entered the Navy, 17 Jan. 1805, as 
Midshipman, on board the Madras 54, Capt. Chas. 
Marsh Schomberg, stationed in the Mediterranean, 
where, during a continuance of more than nine 
years, he successively joined — in July, 1807, and 
Dec. 1808, the Pylades sloop and Glatton 56, 
both commanded by Capt. Geo. Miller Bligh— in 
May, 1809, the Wizard 16, Capt. Abel Ferris— and 
in Oct. 1809, and March, 1810, the MERonKY 28, 
and Impbbiedse 38, Capt. Hon. Henry Duncan. 
He assisted, on 2 Nov. 1811, in conjunction with 
the Thames 32, at the gallant capture and destruc- 
tion, in the harbour of Palinuro, on the coast of 
Calabria, of 10 gun-boats and 22 richly-laden fe- 
luccas, although defended by a strong tower, two 
batteries, and a land force of 700 men; contri- 
buted next, 27 June, 1812, to the destruction of a 
French convoy and of the batteries of Languelia 
and Alassio, in the Gulf of Genoa ; was present, on 
17 Aug. in the same year, in a spirited skirmish 
• yide Gaz. 1814, p. 1S4. 



with a powerful Neapolitan squadron in the Bay of 
Naples ; participated, with the squadron under 
Capt. Hon. Geo. Heneage Lawrence Dundas, in 
the capture, 5 Oct. 1813, of 29 French vessels, an- 
chored under the guns of two batteries and a 
tower, at Port d'Anzo ; and subsequently wit- 
nessed, independently of many other services, the 
operations at Via Reggio and Leghorn, under Sir 
Josias Rowley. From theliiPERiEUSE Mr. Blanck- 
ley accompanied Capt. Duncan, in Aug. 1814, into 
the Glasgow 50, which ship, after crvdzing for 
some months off the Western Islands, he left in 
April, 1815, having been a short time before, on 
6 Feb., advanced to the rank of Lieutenant. His 
next appointment was, 16 May, 1822, to the Alli- 
gator 28, Capt. Thos. Alexander, fitting for the 
East India station, where his exertions during the 
Burmese war were rewarded by his promotion to 
the acting-command of the Sophie sloop, about 
April, 1825. The Admiralty accorded their sanc- 
tion to the appointment 10 Dec. in the same year ; 
but, the Sophie having been previously sold, Capt. 
Blanckley returned to England a passenger in the 
LiFFEY 50, Capt. Thos. Coe, 21 Jan. 1826. He 
lastly, on 22 May, 1831, obtained command of the 
Pylades 18, for service in South America. On his 
passage thither he received the open acknowledg- 
ments of the British residents at Madeira for " his 
manly protection of their interests at an eventful 
period." After serving most creditably for three 
years, during which period he also elicited the 
public thanks of the British merchants at Pemam- 
buco for his active protection of themselves and 
their property at a time of revolt and massacre, he 
returned home with a freight of 400,000 dollars, 
and was paid off in June, 1834. His elevation to 
Post-rank took place 23 Jan. 1841. 

Capt. Blanckley married, first, in 1820, Harriet, 
third daughter of Geo. Matcham, Esq., of Ashford 
Lodge, Sussex, niece, maternally, of the hero of 
Trafalgar, and sister-in-law of Lieuts. John Ben- 
dyshe, R.N., Arthur Davies, R.N., and Henry Wm. 
Mason, R.N., by whom he had, with other issue, a 
son, the present Lieut. Henry Duncan Blanckley, 
R.N. He married, secondly, 14 July, 1841, Sarah 
Elizabeth, of Redland Hall, co. Gloucester, eldest 
daughter of the late Sir Geo. Nayler, Garter King- 
at-Arms. Agents — Hallett and Robinson. 



BLANCKLEY. (Lieutenant, 1844.) 

Henry Duncan Blanckley is son of the late 
Capt. Edw. Blanckley, R.N., and grand-nephew of 
the first Lord Nelson. 

This officer entered the Navy in 1832 ; passed his 
examination 1 May, 1839 ; and served as Mate, on 
the Home, Cape of Good Hope, and Mediterranean 
stations, of the Salamander and Devastation 
steam-vessels, both commanded by Capt. Hastings 
Reginald Henry, Heroine brig, Lieut.-Commander 
Thos. Dihiot Stewart, Isis 44, Capt. Sir John Mar- 
shall, Caledonia 120, flag-ship of Sir David Milne, 
and Flamer steamer, Lieut.-Commander Chas. Jas. 
Postle. He was appointed soon after his promo- 
tion, which took place 2 Deo. 1844, to the Rattler 
steam-sloop, Capt. Henry Smith ; and since 12 June, 
1846, has been serving in the Inflexible, a similar 
vessel, Capt. John Cochrane Hoseason, on the East 
India station. 



BLAND. (Lieutenant, 1845.) 

Alleyne Bland entered the Navy in 1832, and 
passed his examination 3 July, 1839. After serving 
for a considerable time as Mate, on the East India 
and Home stations, of the Druid 44, Capt. Henry 
Smith, and Excellent gunnery-ship, Capt. Sir 
Thos. Hastings, he was promoted to a Lieutenancy, 
24 March, 1845, in the Racehorse 18, Capts. Geo. 
Jas. Hay and Edw. Southwell Sotheby, with the 
latter of whom he is again doing duty in the 
East Indies. He appears, on 10 and 11 Jan. 1846, 
to have been employed on shore in directing the 
fire of a breaching battery, in a successful attack 
made by the British on a stronghold belonging to a 

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BLANDFORD-BLANE-BLATCIILEY-BLENKARNE-BLENNERHASSETT. 



rebel chief named Kav/iti, at Kuapikapika, in New 
Zealand.* 



BLAND, K.W. (Lieut., 1815. f-p., 9 ; h-p., 32.) 
Geokge Bland entered the Navy, 15 Jan. 1806, 
as Third-cl. Boy, on hoard the Lion 64, Capt. Kobt. 
Eolles, on the East India station ; became Midship- 
man, 3 March, 1808, of the Pallas 32, Capt. Geo. 
Fras. Seymour, with whom he served at the de- 
struction of the French shipping in Aix Koads in 
April, 1809, and at the reduction of Flushing ; ac- 
companied the same officer, in 1810, into the Ma- 
nilla 36, in which frigate, under Capt. John Joyce, 
he was wrecked on the Haak Sands, near the Texel, 
28 Jan. 1812 ; remained a prisoner in France from 
that period untU 1814 ; then joined the Hastt hng, 
Capt. John Brenton, on the Cork station ; and on 
11 Feb. 1815, was promoted to the rank of Lieu- 
tenant. He has not since been employed. 

Lieut. Bland was appointed, in 1834, a Naval 
Knight of Windsor. 

BLANDFOED. (Lieut., 1811. r-P., 9 ; h-p., 33.) 
James Blandfokd (h) entered the Navy, 18 May, 
1805, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Revenge 74, in 
which ship he continued to serve until Nov. 1811, 
under Capts. Kobt. Moorsom, Hon. Chas. Elphin- 
stone Fleeming, Sir John Gore, Hon. Chas. Paget, 
and the flag of Hon. Arthur Kaye Legge. During 
that period he took part, and officiated as aide-de- 
camp to Capt. Moorsom, in the battle of Trafalgar, 
21 Oct. 1805 ; witnessed, with Sir John Gore, the 
capture, by a squadron under Sir Samuel Hood, of 
four French frigates off Rochefort, 25 Sept. 1806 ; 
assisted, in the summer of 1809, in fitting out at 
Sheemess the gun-boats intended to accompany the 
expedition to the Scheldt, where he was throughout 
employed on detached service ; and, in 1810-11, co- 
operated, under Rear-Admlral Legge, in the de- 
fence of Cadiz. Mr. Blandfordj who attained the 
rank of Lieutenant on 16 Deo. m the latter year, 
was subsequently appointed — in Feb. 1812, to the 
Statelt 64, Capt. Edw. Stirling Dickson, also at 
Cadiz— 12 April, 1813, to the Impbtoedx 74, Capt. 
Chas. Philip Butler Bateman, off Lisbon— and, 31 
March, 1814, to the Akcher 12, on the coast of 
France, whence he invalided in Aug. following. 
He has since been on half-pay. 

He married 29 Aug. 1819, and has issue two chil- 
dren. Agents— Messrs. Ommanney. 



BLANE. (Commander, 1846.) 

George Blane was born, 7 Nov. 1813, at Wink- 
field Park, near Windsor. 

This officer entered the Royal Naval College 6 
April, 1827, and embarked, in April, 1829, on board 
the Sekingapatam 46, Capt. Hon. Wm. Walde- 
grave, fitting for the South American station. He 
passed his examination in May, 1833 ; was pro- 
moted (while serving off Lisbon in the Donegal 
78, Capt. John Drake) to the rank of Lieutenant, 
28 June, 1838; and afterwards joined — 9 April, 
1839, the Beneow 72, Capt. Houston Stewart, under 
whom he participated in all the operations of 1840 
on the coast of Syria, including the bombardment 
of St. Jean d'Acre — 22 May, 1843, the Inconstant 
36, Capt. Chas. Howe Fremantle, employed on the 
North America and West India station — and, 20 
July, 1846, as First, the Spartan 22, commanded in 
the Mediterranean by Capt. Thos. Matthew Chas. 
Symonds. He acquired his present rank on 27 Nov. 
in the latter year. 

BLATCHLEY. (LiEnT., 1 823. r-p.,21; h-p.,17.) 
Charles Blatchlet was bom 3 Feb. 1796. 
This officer entered the Navy, 12 July, 1809, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Royal William, Capts. 
John Irwin and Robt. Hall, guard-ship at Spit- 
head. From July, 1811, until Sept. 1818, we find 
him serving on the Mediterranean, Channel, and 
North American stations, in the Htacinth 26, 
Capts. Thos. Ussher and Alex. Eenton Sharpe; 
• Vide GiZ. 1846, p. 2346. 



under the former of whom he assisted, on the night 
of 29 April, 1812, in a vaUant boat attack upon the 
enemy's privateers and batteries m the Mole of 
Malaga, L enterprise which, although partia^^^y 
succes?ful, terminated in a loss to the British out 
of 149 officers and men, of 15 killed and 53 wounded. 
Having passed his examination 2 Aug. 1810, Mr. 
Blatchley, after a further attachment, as Midship- 
man, Master's Mate, and Acting-Lieutenant, to the 
Hyperion and DoKis frigates, Capts. Thos, Searle, 
Thos. Graham, Edw. Venables Vernon, and Thos. 
Bourchier, both on the South American station, 
was confirmed to a Lieutenancy, 23 Oct. 1823, in 
the Briton 46, Capt. Sir Murray Maxwell. He re- 
turned home from the Pacific in Sept. 1826 ; and 
was next, on 4 Dec. 1830, appointed First of the 
AcTJBON 26, Capt. Hon. Fred. Wm. Grey, on the 
Mediterranean station. He has been on half-pay 
since 4 Sept. 1834. 
He is married, and has issue three children. 

BLENKAENE. (Liect., 1815. f-p., 12; h-p., 31.) 
William Blenkakne entered the Navy, in Nov. 
1804, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Harpy 18, Capt. 
Edmund Heywood, employed in watching the Bou- 
logne flotiUa; and after a short attachment, towards 
the close of 1805, to the Royal William, bearing 
the flag at Portsmouth of Sir Isaac Coffin, became 
Midshipman of the Audacious 74, in which ship he 
proceeded to the West Indies. He subsequently 
joined the Dictator 64, Capt. Jas. Macnamara, in 
the North Sea, and under the same officer, in the 
Edgar 74, witnessed the embarkation of the Mar- 
quis de la Romana's army from Nyeborg, 11 Aug. 
1808. In March, 1810, Mr. Blenkame removed to 
the Berwick 74, also commanded by Capt. Macna- 
mara, and in that ship, on 24 March, 1811, he assisted 
in chasing a large French frigate, L'Amazone, among 
the rocks near Barfleur, where she was in conse- 
quence burnt by her own crew. On Capt. Edw. 
Brace succeeding to the command of the Berwick, 
we find him participating, in April, 1814, in the 
operations which led to the reduction of Genoa, 
and further present at the surrender of Gaeta, 8 Aug, 
1815. A few weeks after the battle of Algiers, on 
which occasion, 27 Aug. 1816, he fought as Master's 
Mate of the Impregnable 104, flag-ship of Rear- , 
Admiral David Milne, Mr. Blenkame was presented 
with a commission dated back to 20 March, 1815. 
He has not since been employed. 

BLENNEEHASSETT. (Eetiked Commanbek, 
1844. F-p., 13 ; H-P., 34.) 
James Primrose Blennerhassett entered the 
Navy, in May, 1800, as a Vol., on board the Pomone 
40, Capts. Robt. Carthew Reynolds and Edw. Leve- 
son Gower. While under the latter officer in the 
Mediterranean, we find him assisting at the capture, 
3 Aug. 1801, after a stiff action of 10 minutes, in 
which the above ship endured a loss of 2 men killed 
and 4 wounded, of the Carriere, of 40 guns ; and on 
2 Sept. following, of the frigates Succes aniBravoure. 
From Majch, 1803, until March, 1807, he served on 
board the Tonnant 80, Capts. Sir Edw. Pellew, 
Wm. Henry Jervis, and Chas. Tyler, flag-ship sub- 
sequently of Rear- Admirals Eliab Harvey and Hon. 
Michael De Courcy, und during that period bore « 
part, under Capt. Tyler, in the battle of Trafalgar. 
He then acted as Lieutenant of the Confiance 20, 
commanded off the coast of Portugal by Capt. Jas. 
Lucas Yeo, until the period of his official promotion, 
which took place 29 July, 1807. He was next, on 
20 Oct. following, appointed to the Bedford 74, 
Capt. Jas. Walker, in which ship, after escorting 
the Royal Family of Portugal to the Brazils, he was 
employed, as First-Lieutenant, at the blockade of 
Flushing, and on the Jamaica station. Having 
been on half-pay since Oct. 1813, Mr. Blennerhassett 
on 3 Sept. 1844, accepted the rank he now holds. 



BLIGHT. (Lieut., 1815. f-p., 19; h-p.,31.) 

Emanuel Blight, born 8 Feb. 1790, is brother 
of Capt. Wm. Blight, E.N. 



BLIGHT— BLISSETT—BLOIS-BLOOD— BLOW. 



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This officer entered the Navy, 24 June, 1803, as 
A.'B.j on hoard the Bbitannia 100, Capt. the Earl 
of Northesk, under whom, when Kear- Admiral, he 
fought, in the same ship, at Trafalgar, 21 Oct, 1805. 
He accompanied his lordship, in Feb. 1806, into the 
Deeadnooght 98 ; served next for three years in 
the London 98, Capta. Edw. Oliver Osborn and 
Thos. Western, latterly on the Brazilian station, 
whither he escorted the Koyal Family of Portugal ; 
passed his examination 5 July, 1809 ; and then join- 
ed, as Master's Mate, the ConEAOEDX 74, Capt. 
Robt. Flampin. From the latter ship ho was shortly 
afterwards detached, in command of No. 63 gun- 
boat, to assist in the expedition to the Scheldt, 
where he aided in covering the first landing of the 
troops, co-operated in the bombardment of Flushing, 
and sustained a loss of 2 men killed and another 
wounded. From Deo. 1810, until Sept. 1815, Mr. 
Blight further served, on the West India, Home, 
and Mediterranean stations, in the Dragon 74, flag- 
ship of Sir Fras. Laforey, and Qoeen and Montagb 
74's, Capts. Lord John Colville, John Coode, and 
Peter Hey wood. He was then, having been awarded 
a commission dated on 20 of the previous Feb., 
placed on half-pay, and has not since been em- 
ployed. 

BLIGHT. (Captain, 1830. f-p., 26 ; h-p., 28.) 
William Blight, the son of an officer in the 
Navy, is brother of Lieut. E. Blight, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 9 May, 1793, as a 
Vol., on board the Intrepid 64, Capt. Hon. Chas. 
Carpenter, and continued to serve in that ship (with 
but a short interval in Dec. 1796, when he appears 
to have been employed in the Prince George 98, 
Capt. John Irwin, lying at Portsmouth), as Midship- 
man, Master's Mate, and Acting-Lieutenant, under 
Capts. Robt. Parker, Edw. Bass, and Wm. Hargood 
— nearly the whole time in the East and West 
Indies, where he came into frequent encounter 
with the enemy — until confirmed, 15 April, 1803, 
into the Britannia 100, Capt., afterwards Kear- 
Admiral, the Earl of Northesk. In the latter ship 
Lieut. Blight participated in the battle of Trafalgar, 
and during that huge conflict was sent with a party 
to take possession of the surrendered French 74 
L'Aiffle, in which he remained, exposed to severe 
sufferings, until fortunately rescued previous to her 
total loss in the gale that ensued. He was next em- 
ployed in navigating to Gibraltar another of the 
captured ships, the Spanish third-rate Santa Ana. 
His subsequent appointments, as Lieutenant, were 
— 14 Feb. 1806, to the Dheadnohght 98, as Flag 
to the Earl of Northesk— 14 Aug. 1806, to the 
• Nekeide 36, Capt. Robt. Corbett, of which frigate 
he ultimately became Senior — 9 Feb. 1809, to the 
Powerful 74, Capt. Chas. Jas. Johnston— 24 July, 
1809, to be Agent for Transports, in which capa^ 
city he ofBciated until 16 Nov. 1815 — and, in Oct. 
1819, as First, to the Qdeen Charlotte, bear- 
ing the flag at Portsmouth of Sir Geo. Campbell. 
While in the Nerbide at the attack on Buenos 
Ayres, in July, 1807, Lieut. Blight was intrusted 
by Rear-Admiral Murray with the peculiarly dan- 
gerous and hazardous service of keeping up a con- 
stant communication between the Army and Navy, 
and for his able discharge of that duty he acquired 
considerable credit and much ofHoial notice.* He 
was subsequently employed in protecting the British 
trade in the Kio de la Plata, and in cruizing off and 
blockading the isles of France and Bourbon. On 
21 Oct. 1808, we find him assisting at the destruction 
of two powerful pirate-vessels, in the Persian Gulf, 
having 700 men on board, and the simultaneous re- 
capture of the Hon. E. I. Co.'s war-cruizer Sylph, 
after an action of four hours. During the eventful 
years of 1812-13-14, at the especial request of Lieut.- 
General Lord William Bentinck, he was stationed at 
Palermo, the head quarters, to conduct the duties 
of the Transport Department. On 31 May, 1828, 
the subject of this memoir, who had been promoted 
to the rank of Commander 12 Feb, 1821, was ap- 

» Fi<ieGaz.ie07,p. 1211. 



pointed to the Britannia 120, flag-ship at Plymouth 
of his old friend the Earl of Northesk, with whom 
he continued — latterly in the St. Vincent 120 — 
until the expiration of his lordship's command in 
May, 1830. Capt. Blight was advanced to Post rank 
22 July foUovring, but he has not since been em- 
ployed. It is very worthy of remark, that, from 
the period of his entering the service in 1793 until 
1815, this officer was not, altogether, more than two 
months unemployed. 

He married Louisa, sister of Commander J. B. 
Howell, R.N. 



BLISSETT. (LrEOTENANT, 1824.) 

Charles Edward Blissett obtained his com- 
mission 21 Jan. 1824 ; was appointed, 19 Feb. 1830, 
to the CoastBlockade, as Supernumerary-Lieutenant 
of the Talavera 74, Capt. Hugh Pigot ; and 
since 31 March, 1831 (with the exception of a com- 
mand, from 11 June, 1838, until 12 Sept. 1840, of 
the Dolphin revenue-cruizer), has been in charge 
of a station in the Coast Guard. 



BLOIS. (Commander, 1821. f-p., 23; h-p., 17.) 
John Ralph Blois is second son of Sir Chas. 
Blois, Bart., of Grundisburgh and Coxfield Halls, 
CO. Suffolk, by Clara, daughter of Jocelyn Price, 
Esq., of Camblesworth Hall, co. Tork ; and brother- 
in-law of Lord Huntingfield. 

This officer entered the Navy, 1 July, 1807, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the CoLossns 74, Capt. Jas. 
Nicoll Morris, attached to the force in the Medi- 
terranean, where, and on the Home station, he 
afterwards served, as Midshipman, in the Royal 
Sovereign and San Josef, flag-ships of Sir Edw. 
'rhombrough and Sir Chas. Cotton, Furieuse 36, 
Capt. Wm. Mounsey, Repulse 74, Capt. Richard 
Hussey Moubray, Bacchus, Capt. Wm. Hill, Ber- 
wick 74, Capt. Edw. Brace, and Impregnable 104, 
flag-ship of Sir Josias Rowley. He assisted, while 
in the Furieuse, at the capture of the island of 
Ponza and of the town of Via Reggio, as also in the 
unsuccessful attack upon Leghorn, in 1813 ; and, in 
the Berwick, he witnessed the surrender of Gaeta, 
in Aug. 1815. Having been promoted to the rank of 
Lieutenant on 6 March in the latter year, Mr. Blois 
was next in that capacity appointed — 6 Feb. 1816, 
to the Meander 38, Capts. John Bastard and Sir 
Jas. Alex. Gordon, under the latter of whom he 
narrowly escaped shipwreck, near Orfordness, in 
Dec. of the same year — and, 3 July, 1818, to the 
EuRTALus 42, Capt. Thos. Huskisson, stationed in 
the West] Indies. He there assumed the acting- 
command," 30 Dec. 1820, of the Nautilus 18, in 
which sloop he continued until confirmed into the 
Bann, 6 March, 1821. He subsequently officiated, 
from 18 Jan. 1823, until the spring of 1832, as an 
Inspecting-Commander in the Coast Guard, but 
since the latter date has been on half-pay. Agents 
— Hallett and Robinson. 



BLOOD. (Lieutenant, 1827.) 

Frederick Blood entered the Navy, in Aug, 
1812, as Midshipman, on board the Ulysses 44, 
Capts. Henry Edw. Reginald Baker and Wm. Fo- 
thergill, employed oflT Jersey ; and subsequently 
served, on the Home, East India, Newfoundland, 
West India, Irish, and Lisbon stations, in the 
Dannemark 74, Capt. H. E. R. Baker, Royal 
Sovereign and Tonnant, both commanded by 
Capt. Edw. Pelhara Brenton, Towey 24, Capt. Hew 
Steuart, Valorous 24, Capt. Jas. Murray, Sappho 
18, Capt. Jas. Hauway Plumridge, and Ocean and 
Spartiate, bearing each the flag of Lord Amellus 
Beauclerk. Having passed his examination In 1818, 
he was promoted (while serving in the last-men- 
tioned ship) to the rank of Lieutenant, by commis- 
sion dated 15 Deo. 1827. He has not been employed 
since 1829. 



BLOW. (Captain, 1842. f-p., 29; h-p., 34.) 

John Aitkin Blow is son of the late Lieut. Sam. 
Blow, B.N., who was present in Rodney's actions in 

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BLOYE. 



1782 ; uncle of Lieut. Peter Stark, R.N. ; and bro- 
ther-in-law of Col. Ale.x. Munro, R.A. 

This officer entered the Navy, 29 May, 1784, as 
Lieutenant's Servant, on board the SAMPSoif 64, 
guard-ship at Plymouth, Capt. Geo. Hope; and next 
joined the Powekfdl 74, similarly employed under 
the orders of Capt. Fitzherbert. On 24 Jan. 1791, 
after an interval of nearly five years, he re-embarked 
on board the Bombay Castle 74, Capt. John Thos. 
Duckworth, likewise stationed as a guard-ship at 
Plymouth ; and he appears to have subsequently 
served in the Scorpion 18, Capt. John Holloway, 
Niger 32, and London 98, both commanded by 
Capt. Richard Goodwin Keats, Blonde 32, Capt. 
John Markham, in which frigate he co-operated in 
the reduction of the French West India Islands in 
1794, and Hannibal 74, commanded by the same 
Captain, under whom he further witnessed the 
capture, 11 April, 1795, of La Gentille French frigate, 
of 42 guns. After an employment of two years as 
Midshipman, on the Home station, of the Pegase 
receiving-ship, Lieut. -Commander Sam. Blow, 
Orestes 18, Capt. Christopher Parker, and Sultan 
74, Lieut.-Commander Woodger, he became Acting- 
Lieutenant, in July, 1797, of the Success 32, Capt. 
Philip "Wilkinson, an appointment which, on 19 of 
the following Oct., received the sanction of the 
Admiralty. In July, 1798, Mr. Blow was appointed 
Senior of the Alliance 36, part of the squadron 
employed in 1799 at the memorable defence of St. 
Jean d'Acre, where (in consequence of the Captain, 
David Wilmot, being killed during an early part of 
the operations) he succeeded to the acting-com- 
mand, and fought his ship with consummate gal- 
lantry until the close of the siege. He continued 
to command the Alliance for six months, but was 
then, in spite of the earnest recommendations of 
Sir Sidney Smith for his promotion, superseded by 
Earl St. Vincent, the Commander-in-Chief, and 
suffered to continue on the Lieutenants' List for a 
period of 30 years ! Indignant at the conduct so 
deserving an oillcer had experienced. Lord Nelson 
immediately appointed him to his flag-ship, the 
FoDDROYANT 80, Capt. Sir Edw. Berry, under 
whom, while at the blockade of Malta, we find him 
assisting at the capture, on 18 Feb. 1800, of Le 
Genereux 74, and Ville de Marseilles armed store- 
ship, and on 31 March, after a desperate conflict 
in which the Foudroyant (then in company with 
the Lion 64, and Penelope 36) sustained a loss of 
8 men killed and 64 wounded, of Le Guillaume Tell, 
of 84 guns and 1000 men, flag-ship of Rear-Admiral 
Decres. Among the wounded on the latter occa^ 
sion was Mr. Blow himself, who, although his sight 
was severely injured, never obtained the least com- 
pensation.* He returned to England in the Guil- 
laume Tell, and on that ship being added to the 
British Navy under the name of Malta, and com- 
missioned by Capt. Thos. Elphinstone, continued 
to be employed in her for some months. His en- 
suing appointments afloat were— 20 Jan. 1801, to 
the Ambuscade 36, Capts. Lord John Colville and 
David Atkins, stationed in the West Indies and 
Channel— and, 10 May, 1803, and 24 April, 1810, 
to the command of the Charger, of 12, and Alge- 
EiNE, of 10 guns. During the nearly seven years 
of his continuance in the Charger, Mr. Blow, be- 
sides capturing various smuggling vessels, succeeded 
in making prize, 28 May, 1805, of the De Zenno, a 
Danish privateer carrying 13 men, participated also 
in the operations of 1807 against Copenhagen, and 
was then employed in surveying the Malmo Road, 
on the Swedish coast, for the purpose of enabling 
H.M. ships and convoys to pass, a service he very 
ably accomplished. On 9 June, 1808, the Charger 
formed part of a small convoying squadron, one of 
which, the Turbulent gun-brig, was captured by a 
Danish flotilla near the south end of Saltholm ; and 
in the following December, while escorting the 
trade through Malmo Road, she was attacked by a 
detachment of gun-boats of very superior force — 
for his conduct in defeating which, and at the same 
time re-capturing two of his own convoy, her Com- 
• Vide Gaz. 1800, p. 576. 



mander was honoured vpith the thanks of the Ad- 
miralty. In Aug. 1809, Mr. Blow further accompa- 
nied the expedition to the Walcheren, and after the 
bombardment of Flushing he was deputed by Sir 
Home Popham to survey and place buoys along the 
Scheldt, from Bathz, on the island of South Beve- 
land, to Fort LiUo. On assuming command, as 
above, of the Algerine, he took three privateers 
and several merchantmen ; and while subsequently 
cruizing in company with the 12-gun brig Brev- 
drageren, liieut.-Commander Thos. Barker Devon, 
he fell in with and was pursued, 31 July, 181 1, by a 
Danish force, consisting of three brigs, carrying in 
the whole 54 guns and 480 men, against whom the 
British could only oppose a force of 22 guns and 107 
men. Although Mr. Blow does not appear to have 
been enabled directly to render much efifective aid 
to the Brevdrageren in her close action on 1 Aug. 
with the largest of the enemy's vessels, the Lang- 
land, of 20 guns and 170 men (except at the com- 
mencement, when the Algerine had 1 man killed 
and 2 wounded), beyond sending her a boat and 
sweeps, yet, for his skilful manoeuvres in detaching 
the remainder of the enemy's force, and his exer- 
tions in facilitating the subsequent escape of him- 
self and consort, he received through Sir Jas. Sau- 
marez, a second time, the acknowledgments of the 
Board of Admiralty. On 30 of the following Oct., 
in consequence of a dispute with a Capt. Campbell, 
B.M., to whom we believe he had sent a challenge, 
he was unfortunately dismissed from the command 
of the Algerine by sentence of court-martial ; but 
not long afterwards, on 19 Feb. 1812, was appointed 
to the Impress service at Folkestone, where he re- 
mained until Aug. 1813. On 1 Jan. 1826, he ob- 
tained command of the Contest gun-brig, fitting at 
Portsmouth, but was superseded on being advanced 
to the rank of Commander, 27 March following. 
From 23 April, 1834, until May, 1837, we next find 
him attached, the last nine months as Second Cap- 
tain of the T'emekaiee 104, to the Ordinary at 
Sheerness. He was afterwards, in the early part of 
1842, selected by Her Majesty to command the 
Black Eagle, on the occasion of her visiting in 
that vessel the Queen 110, lying at Spithead, and 
about to proceed to the Mediterranean with the flag 
of Sir Edw. W. C. R. Owen. He was promoted, in 
consequence of that service, to Post-rank, by com- 
mission dated 7 March in the same year; since 
which period he has been on half-pay. 

Capt. Blow is married, and has issue. Agents — 
Coplands and Burnett. 



BLOYE. (Eeak- Admiral, 1846. f-p., 19; 
H-p., 35.) 

EoBEHT Bloye entered the Navy, 5 Aug. 1793, 
as A. B., on board the Marlborough 74, Capt. 
Hon. Geo. Cranfield Berkeley, under whom he par- 
ticipated, as Midshipman, in Lord Howe's action of 
1 June, 1794. He accompanied the same officer, as 
Master's Mate, in July, 1795, into the Formidable 
98, commanded afterwards by Capts. Jas. Hawkins 
Whitshed and Edw. Thornbrough ; removed, in 
May, 1799, to the Tbmeraire 98, bearing the flags 
in succession of Kear-Admirals Sir John Borlase 
Warren and J. H. Whitshed ; and, on 2 Oct. 1800, 
was made Lieutenant into the Spitfire sloop, Capt. 
Robt. Keen. His next appointments were — on 12 
Sept. 1804, to the Princess of Orange 74, Capt. 
Thos. Rogers— and, on 11 March, 1806, to the Hi- 
bernia 110, flag-ship of Earl St. Vincent, under 
whom he served until promoted to the rank of 
Commander 4 Aug. following. Assuming com- 
mand, 13 Dec. 1809, of the Lyra 10, Capt. Bloye 
continued to be employed in that vessel (with the 
exception of two months, from 30 July to 30 Sept. 
1812, when he appears to have officiated as Acting- 
Captain of the SuRVEiLLANTE 38) for nearly four 
years, and during poj^t of that period was highly 
distinguished by his zealous and gallant co-opera- 
tion mth the patriots on the north coast of Spain. 
He commanded a party at the destruction, on 24 
June, 1812, of the Castle of Galea, and of the bat. 



ULUETT. 



93 



teries of Bermeo, Plencia, Algorta, Begona, El 
Campillo las Queras, and Xebiles, mountiag in the 
whole twenty-eight 18 and 24-pounders ;* witnessed 
the taking of Castro, 8 July following ; and, on the 
morning of 10 of the same month, landed with a 
body of marines at Puerta Galletta, knocked the 
trunnions off the guns in the Begona battery, and 
destroyed one mounted on a height.f Early in 
May, 1813, he assisted, as Senior Naval officer, with 
the Royalist and Sparkow brigs under his orders, 
at the spirited defence of Castro ; and on its evacu- 
ation by the Spanish garrison, 1150 in' number, he 
eflFectually rescued the latter by embarking them on 
board his squadron. J On 31 Aug., during the siege of 
St. Sebastian, Capt. Bloye acted a very conspicuous 
part by commanding one of the two divisions of 
boats, which, being sent to make a diversion on the 
back of the rook, so drew off the attention of the 
garrison from the defence of the breach which had 
been made in the walls, that the assailants were en- 
abled to enter and obtain possession of the town.§ 
As a reward for his able and indefatigable exertions 
in the accomplishment of these services, he was ad- 
vanced to Post-rank on 23 Dec. in the same year. 
He afterwards acquired the command, 18 June, 
1814, of the EnnoTAS 38, and, in April, 1815, of the 
Tay 24. Capt. Bloye, the whole of whose career 
afloat was passed upon what is termed the Home 
station, and who had been on half-pay since Feb. 
1816, accepted his present rank 1 Oct. 1846. 
He was nominated a C.B. 4 June, 1815. 



BLUETT, K.H. (Captain, 1812. f-p., 14; 

H-P., 42.) 
BnOKLAND STiEiiiNG Bldett died in Nov. 1845. 
He was of the family of Bluett, of Halcombe Court, 
CO. Devon, and was son of the late Lieut. John 
Bluett, K.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 23 Deo. 1789, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Salisboby 50, Capt. 
"Wm. Domett ; served next, with Sir Andrew Snape 
Hamond, in theVASODABD and Bedford 74's; and, 
after an unemployed interval of three years and a 
half, became Midshipman, in Sept. 1797, of the 
MabIiBOBodgh 74, Capts. Joseph Ellison and Thos. 
Sotheby, in which ship he continued to be employed, 
on the Mediterranean station, until Aug. 1800. He 
then joined, for very brief periods, the Koyal 
Geobge and VittE de Paris, flag-ships, off Brest, 
of Earl St. Vincent, by whom, for his previous 
conduct in a night-encounter in the boats with 
some Spanish gun-vessels off Cadiz, he was pro- 
moted, 14 Nov. following, to a Lieutenancy in 
the St. George 98, Capt. Sampson Edwards. He 
was confirmed, on 24 of the same month, into the 
Seaghli, sloop, Capts. Thos. Lane and John Wain- 
wright, and while in that vessel was frequently en- 
gaged in landing emissaries on the coast of France, 
where on one occasion he was wounded. He subse- 
quently joined, on 3 Sept. 1802, the Resistance 
frigate, commanded in the Mediterranean by Capt. 
Hon. Philip "Wodehouse, and, on 22 Nov. 1803, the 
SooBPioN 18, Capt. Geo. Nicholas Hardinge. Iii the 
boats of the latter vessel, and of the Beaver 14, led 
in person by Capt. Hardinge, Lieut. Bluett assisted, 
on 31 March, 1804, in capturing, in the Vlie Passage, 
after a most spirited and determined conflict, the 
Dutch brig Atalante of 16 long 12-pounders and 
76 men, which, however, owing to the tempestuous 
state of the weather and the intricacy of the navi- 
gation, it took three days of intense labour to bring 
out. The enemy in the affair lost their captain and 
3 seamen killed, and 11 others severely wounded ; 
the British only 5 wounded, including Lieut. Bluett, 
whom the Patriotic Society in consequence pre- 
sented with a sword valued at iOl., and the Admi- 
ralty rewarded with a Commander's commission, 
dated 10 April, the day the intelligence reached 
England. His subsequent appointments were — 28 
Sept. 1805, to the Wasp 18, on the Leeward Islands 

• fi* Gai. 1812, p. 1343. f F. Gaz. I812,p. H40. 

J V. Gaz. 1813, p. lOH. 

} V. Gaz. 1813, pp. 1626-7, 1853. 



station, whither he proceeded in charge of convoy, 
from Cork, and where he captured, 24 May, 1806, 
Le Napoleon French privateer of 14 guns, which, 
together with her consort, L'Imperiale, had been 
sent from Guadeloupe the night before to cut out 
some merchantmen lying in Rosseau Bay, Dominica 
— 25 Oct. 1806, to the command pro tern, of the 
Martin sloop— 13 March, 1809, to the S abacen brig, 
in which he took, 12 Oct. 1810, on the Jamaica sta^ 
tion. La Caroline, another French privateer, of 1 
gun and 42 men— 14 July, 1812, to the Childers 
sloop, lying at Portsmouth, where he was super- 
seded on advancement to Post-rank, 12 Aug. fol- 
lowing—and, 4 Jan. 1815, to the Leven of 24 guns, 
in which ship we find him for some time very ac- 
tively engaged in assisting the Royalists of La 
Vendee, and supplying them with arms and ammu- 
nition. He went on half-pay in Nov. 1815, and 
was not afterwards employed.- 

Capt. Bluett was nominated a K.H. 25 Jan. 1836. 
He married, 11 March, 1813, Emily, daughter of 
T. Powell, Esq., of Hammersmith, co. Middlesex, 
and by that lady has left issue. 



BLUETT. (Lieut., 1815. f-p., 9; h-p., 31.) 
John Courtney Bluett was bom 10 Aug. 1792. 
This officer entered the Navy, 2 April, 1807, as 
Sec.-cl. Boy, on board the Agamemnon 64, Capt. 
Jonas Rose, and, after assisting as Midshipman at 
the siege of Copenhagen, was wrecked in the Bio 
de la Plata, 20 June, 1809. He subsequently served 
in the Foudroyant 80, bearing the flag in South 
America of Hon. Michael De Couroy; Mhtine 18, 
Capt. Nevinson De Courcy, with whom he returned 
to England in April, 1812 ; Bellerophon and Scab- 
BORODGH 74's, flag-ships off the Texel of Rear-Ad- 
miral John Ferrier ; and Tonnant 80, flag-ship of 
Hon. Sir Alex. Cochrane, under whom he served in 
the Chesapeake, and attended the expedition to 
New Orleans in 1814-15. On 3 Feb. in the latter 
year Mr. Bluett, who had passed his examination 
on 7 April, 1813, was appointed Acting-Lieutenant 
of the Calliope 10, Capt. Alex. M'Konochie, to 
which vessel he was confirmed by the Admiralty on 
28 of the same month. He returned to England 
and was paid off in the following September, and 
has since been on half-pay. Agents — Hallett and 
Robinson. 



BLUETT. (Commander, 1816. f-p., 17 ; h-p., 37.) 
Richard Bluett entered the Navy, in April, 
1793, as A.B., on board the Druid 32, Capt. Joseph 
Ellison ; on accompanying whom, as Midshipman, 
into the Standard 64, he attended the ill-fated 
expedition sent in 1795 to co-operate with the 
French Royalists in Quiberon Bay. "We afterwards 
find him successively joining the Artois 38, Capt. 
Sir Edmund Nagle, in which he was wrecked, 31 
July, 1797, on the coast of France; the Unicorn 
32, and Ethalion 38, both commanded by Capt. 
Jas. Young, under whom, on 17 Oct. 1799, he as- 
sisted at the capture of the Spanish 36-gun frigate 
El Thetis, laden with specie to an enormous amount, 
his own share of which alone amounted to nearly 
800/. ; and the Royal George 100, bearing the 
flag in the Channel of Rear-Admiral Chas. Morice 
Pole. In April, 1800, Mr. Bluett was promoted to 
an Acting-Lieutenancy in the Magnificent 74, 
Capt. Edw. Bowater, from which ship he was con- 
firmed into the Babet 20, Capt. Jas. Mainwaring, 
7 May following. On 24 Dec. in the same year he 
joined the Atlas 98, Capt. Theophilus Jones, but 
invalided in Sept. 1802 ; and, after an interval of 
half-pay, was appointed, in April, 1804, to the Kin- 
sale district of Sea Fencibles. From that service 
he was removed, 9 Jan. 1805, to the Baisonnaele 
64, Capt. Josias Rowley, with whom he continued 
to serve, a great portion of the time as First-Lieu- 
tenant, until the summer of 1810. He was present 
during that period in Sir Robt. Calder's action with 
the combined squadrons of France and Spain 22 
July, 1805 ; assisted at the reduction of the Cape of 
Good Hope in Jan. 1806, and the ensuing capture - 



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of the Frenoli frigate Volantaire of 46 guns ; then 
accompanied the expedition to the Kio de la Plata, 
where he took an active part in all the operations 
terminating with the evacuation of Spanish America 
hy the British about Sept. 1807 ; and, in Sept. 1809, 
gained particular notice for his steadiness and good 
conduct at the taking of the town and slijpping of 
St. Paul's, in He Bourbon, on which occasion he re- 
ceived charge of La Caroline frigate, one of the 
captured ships. Lieut. Bluett subsequently served, 
from 8 July to 3 Sept. 1811, in the Impkegnable 98, 
lying at Sheerness— from 10 March to 22 Sept. 1814, 
as Senior, in the Princess Caroline 74, Capt. Hugh 
Downman, employed in the North Sea and off 
Greenland — and from 27 March to 15 Dec. 1815, 
again in the Impregnable, bearing the flag of 
Sir Josias Kowley in the Mediterranean. He was 
advanced to his present rank 6 Dec. 1816 ; but has 
not since been employed. 

BLUBTON. (Lieutenant, 1812.) 

George Blorton entered the Navy, 10 Dec. 
1803, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Thisbe arviee en 
JIute, Capt. Lewis Shepheard. In 1807, after serv- 
ing on the Mediterranean and Home stations, he 
attended Lieut. -Gen. Wbitelocke to Buenos Ayres ; 
and, on his return, we find him employed for 17 
months as Midshipman in the Zebra and Alaart 
sloops, both commanded by Capt. Jas. Tillard. He 
then rejoined Capt. Shepheard in the Brazen 18, 
commanded afterwards by Capt. Rich. Plummer 
Davies, on the "West India station, where he was 
confirmed to a Lieutenancy, 7 Feb. 1812, in the 
Polyphemus 64, flag-ship of Vice- Admiral Bartho- 
lomew Sam. Kowley. His subsequent appointments 
afloat were— 23 April, 1813, to the Clio sloop, Capt. 
"Wm. Farington, employed on the Home station — 
and, 22 Nov. 1815, as Senior, to the Mdtine 18, 
Capts. Jas. Mould and Wm. Sargent, under the 
former of whom he fought at Algiers, 27 Aug. 1816. 
He went on half-pay in April, 1817 ; obtained, in 
1820, an appointment in the Coast Guard ; and, 
since 28 July, 1838, has been in command of the 
Semaphore station at Godahning. Agent — Joseph 
Woodhead. 



BLYTH. (Lieut, 182.5. f-p., 22; h-p., 18.) 

Charles Blyth, born 17 Sept. 1795, is ninth son 
of the late Wm. Blyth, Esq., of Sneeting Hall, 
Kirby, near Colchester. 

This oflicer entered the Navy, in July, 1807, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the King George, hired 
cutter, for the purpose of joining the Defence 74, 
Capt. Chas. Ekins, previously to which, however, he 
served with the in-shore squadron at the bombard- 
ment of Copenhagen, and was for a short time at- 
tached to the Prince of Wales 98, bearing the flag 
of Lord Gambler, and Spencer 74, Capt. Hon. 
Kobt. Stopford. In Deo. following he at length 
joined his appointed ship, but soon returned to the 
Spencer, and, on the latter being paid off, in Dec. 
1808, was transferred to the Indefatigable 40, 
Capt. John Tremayne Kodd, one of the ships em- 
ployed at the destruction of the French squadron 
in Aix Roads, in April, 1809. In 1810 Mr. Blyth 
became Midshipman of the Scipion 74, bearing the 
flag of Hon. K. Stopford, from which ship, after 
assisting at the reduction of Java in Aug. 1811, he 
accompanied the same officer into the Lion 64. He 
next joined the President 38, Capts. Fras. Mason 
and Archibald Duff, under the former of whom he 
appears to have been very actively engaged at the 
siege of St. Sebastian, in Aug. and Sept. 1813, where 
he commanded the President's 10-oared cutter, 
one of the few boats that effected a landing at the 
storming of Santa Clara. Mr. Blyth, who passed 
his examination in Oct. 1814, subsequently served 
in the York 74, Capt. Alex. Wilmot Schomberg, on 
the Irish station ; Niger 38, Capt. Sam. Jackson, on 
the coast of North America; from 1821 to 1824, as 
Acting-Lieutenant, and Mate in charge of chrono- 
meters, in the Bustard 10, and Ringdove 18, 
Capts. Martin Jas. Wigston, and Edwin Ludlow 



Rich, in the West Indies; and, lastly, mthe Bei-to- 
MART 10, Capts. Octavius Vernon and Thos. Ste- 
phenson, of which vessel he was created a Lieute- 
nant 9 Feb. 1825. He invalided m 1826; and, 
since 2 Deo. 1843, has been employed in the Coast 

CTrllfl-ro. 

Lieut. Blyth married, in Dec. 1829, Miss Jane 
M'Dowell, of Ballymena, co. Antrim, by whom he 
has issue six children. 

BOARDMAN. (Lieut., 1809. f-p., 17 ; h-p., 29.) 
Robert Ball Boardman entered the Navy, 1 
July, 1801, as Fst.-cl. Boy, on board the Actjeon 
sloop, Capt. Philip Hue, and in March, 1802, joined 
the Cruizee 18, Capt. John Hancock. Under the 
latter officer, during a continuance of three years on 
the North Sea station, we find him bearing part, as 
Midshipman, in many encounters with the enemy, 
especially, on 16 May, 1804, in the Croizer's gallant 
engagement of six hours and a half with a division 
of the French flotilla, consisting of 59 sail, passing 
along-shore from Flushing to Ostend, whose fire oc- 
casioned her a loss of 1 man killed and 4 wounded ; 
and in her close action, 23 Oct. following, with a 
praam, which was completely silenced in less than 
an hour and a half. Mr. Boardman also contributed 
to the capture of several privateers, and, among 
others, on 17 Nov. 1804, of the notorious Contre 
Amiral de Magcm, of 17 guns and 84 men. He next 
joined the Ville de Paris first-rate, bearing the 
flag in the Channel of Hon. Wm. Comwallis, and, 
in May, 1806, the Montagu 74, Capts. Robt. Waller 
Otway and Rich. Hussey Moubray, on the Mediter- 
ranean station, where, under the former oflicer, he 
assisted at the evacuation of Sc^Ua, 17 Feb. 1808, 
and in the subsequent co-operations with the pa- 
triots on the coast of Catalonia. Being confirmed a 
Lieutenant, 19 May, 1809, in the Fame 74, Capts. 
Rich. Hen. Alex. Bennett and Phipps Hornby, he 
was afterwards appointed, in that capacity — 13 Nov. 
1810, to La Belle Poule 38, Capts. Jas. Brisbane, 
Geo. Harris, andFras. Baker,under the firstof whom 
he witnessed the destruction, 5 May, 1811, despite 
many severe obstacles, of a French 18-gun brig in 
the small harbour of Parenza* — and, 16 Sept. 1815, to 
the Bacchus brig, Capts. Wm. Hill and John 
PengeUy Parkin, employed on the East India sta- 
tion. He was paid off, 3 June, 1818, and has not 
since been employed. 

Lieut. Boardman, having lost his first wife in 
1838, married, secondly, 24 July, 1839, the widow 
of the late Commander Robt. Andoe, R.N. 



BOARDMAN. (Lieut., 1811. f-p., 11 ; h-p., 33.) 
Thomas Boardman entered the Navy, 31 Dec. 
1803, as a Supernumerary, on board the Princess 
floating battery, Capt. Sam. Colquitt, stationed at 
Liverpool ; was next employed, as Fst.-cl. Vol. and 
Midshipman, in the Bonetta sloop, Capts. Savage 
and Probyn, off Boulogne and in the North Sea ; 
joined, in May, 1805, the Bdrydice 24, Capt. Wm. 
Hoste ; and from Oct. following until 4 Jan. 1811, 
with the interval of a few months iu 1810, when we 
find him in the Centaur 74, flag-ship off Toulon of 
Sir Sam. Hood, served with the same Captain, part 
of the time as Master's Mate, in the Amphion 32. 
While in that ship he witnessed the invasion of 
Calabria in July, 1806, and, on 30 of the same 
month, a successful attack upon the important 
fortress of Cotrone ; was present, 12 May, 1808, in a 
spirited engagement of some hours with the bat- 
teries in the Bay of Rosas in an attempt to capture 
from under their protection the French frigate-built 
800-ton store-ship Balleine, mounting from 26 to 30 
guns, with a crew of about 150 men ; and, on 27 
Aug. 1809, served in the boats under Lieut. Chas. 
Geo. Rodney PhiUott, at the gallant destruction of 
the fort of Cortelazzo, near Trieste, and capture of 
a number of gun-boats and merchantmen anchored 
for safety beneath its walls.f On leaving the Am- 
phion, Mr. Boardman became Acting-Lieutenant 
of the Acorn 18, Capts. Robt. Clephane, Fairfax 
Moresby, and Geo. Miller Bligh, but soon after- 
* Vide Gaj. 1811, p. 1S47. f V. Gas. 1809, p. 1907. 



BOGLE— BOILEAU— BOLD— BOLTON. 



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wards, from hia intimate knowledge of the Adriatic 
navigation, volunteered his services in the Belle 
PoHLE 38, Capt. Jas. Brisbane, for a cruize in that 
sea, where, on 5 May following, he assisted at the 
destruction, in face of considerable opposition from 
the enemy, of a French 18-gun brig, in the harbour 
of Parenza.* Being confirmed in the rank of Lieu- 
tenant on 8 Aug. in the same year, he successively 
joined, in that capacity — 12 Dec. ensuing, the Bul- 
wark 74, bearing the broad pendant in the Channel 
of Commodore Rich. Goodwin Keats, and after- 
wards the flag of Kear- Admiral Philip Chas. Durham 
—11 May, 1813, the Kovek 18, Capt. Justice Finley, 
stationed in Basque Boads — and, 20 Dec. 1813, the 
SuPEKB 74, Capt. Hon. Chas. Paget, employed off 
New York and New London. Since Aug. 1814, in 
the course of which month he invalided home, Mr. 
Boardman has been on half-pay. 

BOGLE. (Retired Commander, 1844. f-p., 13; 
H-p., 33.) 

Vere Waeker HnssEY Bogle, born 19 July, 
1787, is first cousin of the late Admiral Sir Rich. 
Hussey Bickerton, Bart., K.C.B., and of the late 
Vice-Admiral Sir Rich. Hussey Hussey, K.C.B., 
their mothers being sisters. 

This officer entered the Navy, 30 Aug. 1801, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., oil board the Tartar 32, Capt. Jas. 
Walker, with whom, on proceeding to the West In- 
dies, he joined, as Midshipman, in April, 1802, the 
Vanguard 74 ; and, in that ship, during the year 
1803, he assisted at the capture, besides a variety of 
smaller vessels, of Le Duquesne 74, and La Creole of 
44 guns, with the French General, Morgan, and 530 
troops on board; and he also witnessed the sur- 
render of the town of St. Marc, St. Domingo ; the 
garrison of which place, amounting to about 1100 
men, were brought off by the Vanguard and her 
prizes to rescue them from the vengeance of the 
black General, Dessalines. Returning home with 
Capt. Walker in Sept. 1804, on board the Duquesjie, 
Mr. Bogle, in the following month, became attached 
to the Active 38, commanded by his relative Capt. 
R. H. Moubray, under whom we find him employed 
for some time in blockading the French force in 
Toulon ; and, after his return to England with the 
despatches announcing its escape, accompanying the 
expedition of 1807 to the Dardanells, where the 
Active bore a very distinguished part in the de- 
struction of the Turkish squadron. Mr. Bogle, who 
soon afterwards came home in the Bergj:re sloop, 
Capt. G. B. Whinyates, was promoted, immediately 
on passing his examination, to a Lieutenancy, on 2 
Sept. in the same year, in the Prince George 98. 
That ship being, however, paid off before he could 
join, he was next appointed, on 23 of the ensuing 
October, to the Pkosebpine 32, Capt. Chas. Otter, 
stationed off the port of Toulon. While thus em- 
ployed, the Proserpine, on the morning of 28 Feb. 
1809, was attacked, and, in spite of a noble resist- 
ance, in which she lost 1 man killed and 10 wounded, 
captured, by the two French 40-gun frigates Pme'- 
Iqpe and Pauline. In consequence of this disaster, 
Lieut. Bogle, in common with the other officers and 
men, was ultimately taken to Verdun, where he was 
detained, a prisoner en parole, until May, 1814. Not 
having been since employed, he accepted, on 11 Jan. 
1844, the rank he now holds. 

Commander Bogle married, 14 Oct. 1822, Alice, 
only daughter of Thoa. Brown, Esq. 

BOILEAU. (LiEDT., 1806. F-p., 40 ; h-p., 9.) 
Lestock Francis Boileau, born, 6 Nov. 1785, 
in the city of Dublin, is descended of an ancient 
and noble Huguenot family that emigrated from 
France at the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, 
and lineally derives from Etienne Boileau, who was 
appointed governor and first grand provost of Paris 
in 1255. 

This officer entered the Navy, about Aug. 1798, 
as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Van Tbomp, Capts. 
Rich. Hill and Peter Puget, on the Irish station ; 
* Videdta. 1811, p. 1547. 



served next, as Midshipman, in the Temeraike 98, 
bearing the flags in the Channel and West Indies of 
Rear-Admirals Sir John Borlase Warren and Geo. 
Campbell; and, in March, 1803, became Master's 
Mate of the Constance 24, Capt. Anselm John 
Griffiths, with whom he was employed for upwards 
of two years in the North Sea. He obtained an 
Acting-Lieutenancy, 20 Aug. 1805, in the Powerful 
74, Capt. Robt. Plampin, lying at Gravesend ; was 
appointed, 13 Sept. following, Sub-Lieutenant of 
the Imogene sloop, Capt. Thos. Garth; and was 
promoted to his present rank in that vessel 22 Jan. 
1806. He subsequently served for short periods in 
the CoMUS, Capt. Conway Shipley, Grasshopper, 
Capt. Thos. Searle, and Lord Eldon and Duchess 
of Bedford, both commanded by Capt. John Brad- 
ley ; from 26 Oct. 1808, to 6 Jan. 1812, in the Con- 
QOEROK 74, Capt. Edw. Fellowes, off Lisbon and in 
the Mediterranean ; and next in the Tenedos 38, 
Capt. Hyde Parker, on the coast of North America, 
Grampus 50, Capt. Fras. Augustus Collier, in which 
ship he proceeded to China, and Doris 36, Capt. Robt. 
O'Brien, on the East India station, whence he inva- 
lided 3 June, 1815. Lieut. Boileau, since 10 Aug. 
1824, has been employed as an Inspecting-Com- 
mander in the Coast Guard. 

He married, in March, 1826, Charlotte, daughter 
of the late Joseph Packer, Esq., Lieut. B.N. (1800), 
and has issue four sons, of whom one is an officer in 
the Indian army. Agents — Messrs. Ommanney. 



BOLD, K.T.S. (LiE0T., 1815. f-p., 11 ; h-p., 32.) 
Edward Bold entered the Navy, 1 Feb. 1804, as 
Second-cl. Vol., on board the Princess floating bat- 
tery, Capt. Sam. Colquitt, stationed at Liverpool ; 
attained the rating of Midshipman in May follow- 
ing; and subsequently served, under Capt. Edw. 
Brace, in the 32-gun frigates Castor and Iris, and 
for four years and a half, as Master's Mate, in La 
Virginie of 46 guns and 281 men, employed off the 
coast of Spain and on the North Sea and Cork 
stations. In the latter ship, besides making prize 
of two Spanish privateers of 14 guns each, he as- 
sisted at the capture, 19 May, 1808, of the Guelder- 
land, a Dutch frigate of 36 guns and 253 men, which 
did not surrender until after a most determined 
night action of an hour and a half, terminating 
with a loss to herself of 25 killed and 40 severely 
wounded, and to the British of only 1 man killed 
and 2 wounded. In the early part of 1810 Mr. Bold 
was taken prisoner by the French, who detained 
him in captivity from that period until 1814. He 
was promoted to his present rank 6 Feb. 1815, but 
has not been since officially employed. In Jan. 
1845, he was granted the Royal licence to accept 
and wear the insignia of a K.T.S., conferred on 
hini by the Queen of Portugal in testimony of Her 
Majesty's approbation of his services while recently 
commanding a frigate in Her Most Faithful Ma- 
jesty's navy. Agent— J. Chippendale. 

BOLTON. (Lieutenant, 1825.) 

Augustus Bolton is second cousin of Lieut. Chas. 
Bolton, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy 29 March, 1810; 
passed his examination in 1816 ; obtained his com- 
mission 4 Oct. 1825; served, from 14 April, 1832, 
until 1834, in the Trinoulo 16, Capt. Jas. Rich. 
Booth, in active suppression of the slave traffic on 
the coast of Africa ; and, since 15 June, 1841, has 
been employed in the Coast Guard. 



BOLTON. (Lieut., 1825. f-p., 16 ; h-p., 18.) 

Charles Boltom, born, 11 Sept. 1798, at Aken- 
ham Hall, near Ipsvrich, is nephew of the late Thos. 
Bolton, Esq., of Wells, co. Norfolk, who married 
Susannah, eldest sister of Lord Nelson ; first cousin 
of the present Earl, and of the late Capt. Sir Wm. 
Bolton, R.N. ; and second cousin of Lieut. Augustus 
Bolton, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 15 July, 1813, as 
Midshipman, on board the Forth 40, commanded 
by his relative Sir Wm. Bolton, vi'ith whom he 



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served for upwards of two years in the North Sea 
and off the coast of North America. During the 
first three years of the peace he appears to have 
bpen employed with Capt. Jas. Walker in the Al- 
bion, Queen, and Northumberland 7i's, on the 
Home station, where, and in the "West Indies, he 
afterwards joined the Tribdne 36, Capt. Nesbit 
Josiah Willoughby, Sapphire 26, Capt. Alex. 
Montgomerie, JHussab 38, Capt. Geo. Harris, and, 
as Mate, the Isis 50, Capt. Thos. Forrest. Having 
passed his examination in Sept. 1819, he obtained 
command, 29 Oct. 1824, of the Speedwell schooner, 
also stationed in the West Indies, whence, shortly 
after his confirmation to a Lieutenancy in the 
Pylades 18, Capt. John Leith, which took place 
27 Aug. 1825, he returned home. His subsequent 
appointments were, again on the same station — 
10 Dec. 1829, to the North Stab 26, Capts. Lord 
Wm. Paget and Hon. Geo. RoUe Walpole Trefusis 
— 15 Jan. 1832, to the Winchester 52, commanded 
by the same officers and Hon. Wm. Wellesley — 
and, 24 Feb. 1833, to the command of the Nimble 
schooner of 5 guns. During the short period of 
20 months that he was in the latter vessel, Lieut. 
Bolton signalised himself by the Ardour and 'suc- 
cess of his efforts against the supporters of the 
slave-trade, from whom he captured no less than 
six heavy vessels, having on board, in the aggre- 
gate, as many as 1902 negroes. For his conduct on 
one occasion in particular, 10 Nov. 1833, in taking 
the Joaquina, after a spirited action of 10 minutes, 
in which the latter lost her Captain and 2 men 
killed, and was reduced to a sinking state, with four 
feet water in her hold, he received a letter of 
thanks from the Admiralty. In Nov. 1834, the 
Nimble, in charge at the time of a pilot, was un- 
fortunately wrecked on her way to the Havana in 
running through the Old Bahama Channel. At the 
subsequent court-martial held at Port Royal her 
Commander was not only fully acquitted of all 
blame in the unfortunate occurrence, but was com- 
plimented with the high encomiums of the Presi- 
dent, Sir Watkin Owen Pell. He has since been on 
half-pay. 

Lieut. Bolton married, 27 Oct. 1835, Anne Eliza- 
beth, fourth daughter of the late T. Howard, Esq., 
of London, 



BOLTON. (Commander, 1829. f-p., 21 ; h-p., 17.) 
Henry Bolton, born in July, 1796, is first cousin 
of Lieut. Jas. Bolton, R.N. 

This ofiicer entered the Navy, 19 March, 1809, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Victorious 74, Capts. 
Graham Eden Hamond and John Talbot. Under 
the former ofScer he assisted at the reduction of 
Flushing, in Aug. 1809, where he was frequently 
exposed to the fire of the batteries; and, under 
Capt. Talbot, he was constantly employed on gun- 
boat service in the Faro of Messina during the ex- 
pected invasion of Sicily by Murat in the summer 
of 1810. He was also present, as Midshipman, at 
the memorable capture, 22 Feb. 1812, of the French 
74-gun ship Mivoli, after a desperate conflict of four 
hours and a half, in which the enemy had 400 men 
with most of their officers killed and wounded, and 
the Victorious 27 killed and, including Mr. Bolton, 
99 wounded. In 1813 we find the subject of this 
memoir engaged on many boat expeditions up the 
Chesapeake, and in 1814-15 cruizing off the Western 
Islands, in the Tiber 38, Capt. Jas. Rich. Dacres. 
He passed his examination in April of the latter 
year ; then joined the Opossum 10, Capt. Lord John 
Hay, employed on the coast of France during the 
Hundred Days; was made Lieutenant, 14 July, 
1818, into the Blossom 24, Capts. Fred. Hickey and 
Fred. Edw. Venables Vernon, on the South Ame- 
rican station, whence he returned in July, 1820; 
afterwards joined, in Feb. 1827, the Thetis 46, 
Capt. Arth. Batt Bingham, one of the ships em- 
ployed on the Brazilian coast during the Spanish 
Revolution ; obtained his present rank 26 Aug. 
1829 ; quitted the Thetis in Aug. 1830 ; and after- 
wards, from 20 March, 1832, to April, 1835, and 



from 11 July, 1837, to July, 1840, filled the situation 
of Inspecting Commander of the Coast Guard at 
Donaghadee and Waterford. He has since been 
unemployed. 

Commander Bolton married, in 1839, Ann, only 
daughter of the late Wm. Kearney, Esq., of Wa- 
terford. 



BOLTON. (Lieut., 1826. f-p., 17; h-p., 21.) 
James Boeton, born 13 Oct. 1794, is first cousin 
of Commander Hen. Bolton. 

This officer entered the Navy, 6 April, 1809, as 
Midshipman, on board the Reynard 10, Capt. Hew 
Steuart, which vessel, in Aug. following, attended 
the expedition to the Walcheren, where, in the a(> 
tack upon Campvere, she grounded under the bat- 
teries, and was much damaged. On 23 July, 1810, 
having joined the Belvidera 36, Capt. Rich. By- 
ron, Mr. Bolton served in the boats of that ship at 
the cutting out and destruction, after a smart 
action, of three Danish armed vessels, on the coast of 
Norway ; and, on 23 June, 1812, he was present in 
her celebrated escape from a powerful squadron 
under the American Commodore Rodgers, who, in 
a long running fight, had occasioned her a loss of 2 
men killed and 22 wounded. He was subsequently 
employed, as Mate and Admiralty Alidshipman, in 
the Stag 36, and Spartan 38, both commanded by 
Capt. Phipps Hornby, at the Cape of Good Hope 
and in the Mediterranean ; Severn 50, Capt. Hon. 
Fred. Wm. Aylmer, under whom he was hotly en- 
gaged in the battle of Algiers, 27 Aug. 1816; Ra- 
MILLIE3 74, Capt. Thos. Boys; again, from Sept. 
1818, until April, 1821, in the Severn, Capt. Wm. 
M'Culloch, lying in the Downs ; Sappho 18, Capts. 
Wm. Hen. Bruce and Hon. Hen. John Rous, on the 
Irish station ; from March, 1822, till July, 1824, in 
the Hind 20, Capts. Rous and Lord John Churchill, 
in the Mediterranean ; Albion 74, Capt. Sir Wm. 
Hoste, guard-ship at Portsmouth ; and Britannia 
120, bearing the flag at Plymouth of Sir Jas. Sau- 
marez. Having passed his examination in March, 
1815, Mr. Bolton was at length presented with a 
commission, 27 March, 1826. He has since been on 
half-pay. 

BOND. (Retired Commander, 1834. p.p., 14; 
H-p., 38.) 
Dyer Bond entered the Navy, in 1795, as Mid- 
shipman, on board the Barfleur 98, Capt. Jas. 
Rich. Dacres, flag-ship of Vice- Admiral Hon. Wm. 
Waldegrave, under whom he served for four years 
in the Mediterranean and Channel, and fought in 
the action off Cape St. Vincent, 14 Feb. 1797. He 
next became attached in succession to the Foudroy- 
ant. Vanguard, and Robust, line-of-battle ships, 
commanded by Capt. Wm. Brown, on the former 
stations ; removed, for a short time, in 1801, to the 
Castok 32, Capt. Edw. Leveson Gower, employed 
offGuemsey andLisbon; then rejoined Capt. Brown 
in the Hussar 38, on the Irish station; was pro- 
moted to the rank of Lieutenant 29 April, 1802 ; 
and in the following year, while serving with Capt. 
Brown in the Romney 50, visited the coast of Af- 
rica and the West Indies. He afterwards, from 
1805 to 1808, held an appointment in the Sea-Fen- 
cibles at Chatham, and in 1815-16 had charge of a 
Telegraph station. Commander Bond, who does 
not appear to have been further employed, accepted 
his present rank 25 March, 1834. Agent — J. Hinx- 



BOND. (Lieutenant, 1815. f-p., 8; h-p., 32.) 
Philip Bond entered the Navy, 16 Oct. 1807, as 
Midshipman, on board the Barracoota, Capt. Geo. 
Harris, in which vessel he proceeded to the East 
Indies, where, on removing, with the same officer, 
into the Sir Francis Drake frigate, he was for 
more than three years very actively employed, par- 
ticularly off the island of J ava. He returned home 
in Jan. 1812, on board the Phcebe 36, Capt. Jas. 
Hillyer ; afterwards served with Capt. Harris for 
seventeen months in the Belle Poule 38, in the 



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Channel and off the coast of Spain; and, on the 
latter vessel being converted into a troop-ship, at- 
tended, under Capt. Eras. Baker, the expedition to 
New Orleans in 1814-15. He was promoted, from 
the Isis 50, bearing the flag in the Thames of Sir 
Home Fopham, to the rank of Lieutenant on 19 Oct. 
in the latter year, but has not since been afloat. 

Lieut. Bond married, we believe, a Miss La- 
fargue. Agemts — Messrs. Stilwell. 



BOND. (Commander, 1825. r-p., 12 ; h-p., 23.) 
Thomas Baring Bohd entered the Navy, 18 May, 
1812, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Jonon of 46 
guns, Capt. Jas. Sanders, stationed on the coast of 
North America, where, at the commencement of 
the war with the United States, he saw a good deal 
of active service. He was afterwards employed in 
the Syeille 44, Capts. Sanders and Thos. Porrest, 
with the latter of whom he proceeded to the lati- 
tude of Greenland in an unsuccessful search of the 
American Commodore Kodgers, and then cruized 
off the 'Western Islands ; Tengeub 74, Capt. Tris- 
tram Robt. Ricketts, in the Channel ; from Sept. 
1815, till Feb. 1820, in the Pkjde 36, and Glasgow 
40, both commanded by Capt. Hon. Anth. Mait^ 
land, on the latter and Mediterranean stations ; 
and, for short periods, in the Roohfort 74, Capt. 
Green, also in the Mediterranean, and Eurtalus 
42, bearing the broad pendant at Jamaica of Com- 
modore Thos. Huskisson. He was made Lieutenant 
into the Raleigh sloop, Capt. Geo. Blackman, 3 
Oct. 1820, and subsequently appointed, 19 June, 
1822, to the Thracian, Capts. John Walt. Roberts 
and And. Forbes— 17 March, 1825, to the Beaver, 
Capt. John Jas. Onslow — and, 24 July following, to 
the Lively 46, Capt. Wm. Elliot — all on the West 
India station. Since his attainment of his present 
rank, 11 Jan. 1825, Commander Bond has been on 
half-pay. Agent— E. Dufour. 



BOND. (Lieutenant, 1814. f-p., 13; h-p., 30.) 
William Francis Bond entered the Navy, 1 
July, 1804, as Midshipman, on board the CodrAj, 
GEux 74, Capt. Chas. Boyles, and, from July, 1805, 
to Nov. 1803, served with the same officer in the 
Windsor Castle 98, on the Mediterranean station. 
While in the latter ship, he took part in Sir Robt. 
Calder's action, 22 July, 1805, and, in Feb. 1807, 
attended Sir John Thos. Duckworth in the passage 
of the Dardanells. He next joined the Loire 33, 
Capt. Alex. Wilmot Schomberg, in which frigate 
he assisted at the capture of the French 20-gun ship 
Hebe, 5 Jan. 1809; removed, in April, 1811, to the 
Canopus 80, bearing the flag in the Mediterranean 
of Rear-Admiral Boyles, his former Captain ; be- 
came Acting-Lieutenant, 15 Sept. following, of the 
Nautilus sloop, Capt. Thos. Dench ; rejoined Rear- 
Admiral Boyles in Jan. 1812, in a similar capacity, 
on board the Trident 64 ; was transferred, as Mas- 
ter's Jlate, towards the close of the same year, to 
the Unite 36, Capt. Edwin Hen. Chamberlayne ; 
and, on 8 Nov. 1814, was made Lieutenant into the 
Alcmene 38, Capt. Jeremiah Coghlan, under whom, 
in 1815, he seems to have been very actively em- 
ployed in the Bay of Naples-during the hostilities 
with Murat. He was paid off from the Alcmene 
in Oct. of the latter year; and was next, on 8 
March, 1826, appointed, with Capt. Coghlan, to the 
Forte 44. He has not held any official occupation 
since 1828. Agent — J. Hinxman. 



BONHAM. (Lieutenant, 1843.) 

Charles Wright Boniiam entered the Navy, 
from the R.N. College, 21 June, 1832; passed his 
examination 6 Sept. 1837 ; served for some time in 
South America as Mate of the Action 26, Capt. 
Robt. Russell, and at Portsmouth, on board the St. 
Vincent 120, bearing the flag of Sir Chas. Rowley ; 
and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant 2 
June, 1843. His next appointments were— on 1 
Aug. following, to the Volage 26, Capt. Sir Wm. 
Dickson, employed on Particular Service' — on 17 
Oct. in the same year, as Additional, to the Coen- 



WALLis 72, flag-ship in the East Indies of Sir Wm. 
Parker— and, 30 July, 1844, to the Dido 18, Capt. 
Hon. Hen. Keppel, with whom he returned home 
and was paid off in 1845. Mr. Bonham, since 2 
Nov. 1846, has been borne on the books of the 
HiBERNiA 104, flag-ship of Sir Wm. Parker in the 
Mediterranean. 



BOOTH. (Lieutenant, 1836.) 

Augustus Sinclair Booth passed his examina- 
tion in 1831; obtained his commission 12 April, 
1836 ; was appointed Additional-Lieutenant, 1 June 
following, of the Thalia 46, Capt. Robt. Wauohope, 
flag-ship at the Cape of Rear-Admiral Don. Camp- 
bell ; joined, on 29 of the same month, the Colum- 
bine 16, Capt. Thos. Henderson, attached to the 
squadron on the African station, whence he returned 
in April, 1838 ; and from Feb. 1840, until paid off 
at the close of 1843, served on board the Thun- 
derer 84, Capt. Dan. Pring, employed in the Me- 
diterranean, and in attendance on the Queen off 
Walmer Castle. He has been employed, since 2.Dec. 
1846, as First of the Penelope steam-frigate, Capt. 
Henry Wells Giffard. Agents— Collier and Snee. 

BOOTH. (Captain, 1846. r-p., 25 ; h-p., 1 7.) 

James Richard Booth is son of an old Purser 
in the Royal Navy. 

This officer entered the Navy, 25 Aug. 1805, as 
Fst.-ol. Vol., on board the London 98, Capts. Robt. 
Barlow, Robt. Rolles, Sir Harry Burrard Neale, 
Edw. Oliver Osbom, and Thos. Western, under 
whom he successively served until Jan. 1809. Dur- 
ing that period he contributed, as Midshipman, in 
company with the Amazon 38, to the capture, 13 
March, 1806, of the French 80-gun ship Marengo, 
with Admiral Linois on board, and 40-gun frigate 
Belle Poule, after a long running fight, in which the 
London sustained a loss of 10 killed and 22 wound- 
ed ; and in 1807-8 he assisted, under Capt. Western, 
in escorting the Royal Family of Portugal to the 
Brazils. He next removed to the Hyacinth sloop, 
Capt. John Carter, on the South American station ; 
served, from May, 1811, till 2 Feb. 1813, as Mas- 
ter's-Mate, in the Laueestinus and Orlando fri- 
gates, Capt. John Clavell, off the Western Islands 
and in the Mediterranean ; then became (having 
passed his examination in Nov. 1811) Acting-Lieu- 
tenant of the Kite 16, Capts. Geo. Canning, Hon. 
Robt. Cavendish Spencer, and Rowland Mainwa- 
ring ; invalided home from the [Mediterranean, in 
consequence of wounds received in action with pi- 
rates, 20 Oct. 1813 ; and, on 30 Dec. following, ob- 
tained as a reward his first Admiralty commission. 
As Lieutenant, Mr. Booth's appointments were — 5 
Aug. 1814, to the Foxhound 14, Capts. John Parish 
and Thos. Warrand, on the Home station, which 
vessel was paid off in Sept. 1815 — 17 Jan. 1818, to 
the Favourite 26, Capt. Hercules Robinson, with 
whom he cruized off St. Helena and the coast of 
South America^3 Jan. 1821, to the Drake 10, 
Capt. Chas. Adolphus Baker, employed off New- 
foundland — 20 Jan. 1823, to the Trinculo 18, Capts. 
Rodney Shannon and Robt. Patten, on the Cork 
station — and, 10 Jan. 1827, to the Menai 26, Capts. 
Michael Seymour and Thos. Bourchier, employed 
in South America. He was promoted to the rank 
he now holds, on the latter ship being paid off, 8 
Dec. 1829 ; obtained command of the "Trinculo 18, 
on the coast of Africa, 14 April, 1832 ; and, after 
the usual period of three years, during which he 
captured several slavers, andperformed many valu- 
able services against the Cafires, was superseded in 
Aug. 1835. His next appointment was, 25 June, 
1846, to the Columbine 16, during the passage of 
which vessel to the East Indies he was elevated to 
Post-rank by commission dated 9 Nov. in the same 
year. Capt. Booth is now on half-pay. Agents — 
Collier and Snee. 



BORLAND. (Lieut., 1845. F-p., 13; h-p., 1.) 

Oswald Borland entered the Navy in 1833 ; 
passed his examination 8 May, 1840 ; and served, as 

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98 BORLASE-BOROUGH— BORROWMAN— BORTHWICK— BOSANQUET. 



Mate, on board the Excellent gunnery-ship, at 
Portsmouth, Capt. Sir ThoB. Hastings — Illbstkious 
72, flag-ship of Sir Chas. Adam on the North Ame- 
I'ica and West India station — and Qdeen 110, com- 
manded at Devonport by Sir Baldwin Wake Walker. 
He was promoted to a Lieutenancy, 1 Dec. 1845, in 
the NiMROD 20, Capt. Jas. Rich. Dacres, fitting for 
the African station, but was superseded in Jan. 
1846, and is at present on half-pay. 

BOELASE. (Lieutenant, 1841.) 

John Boblase entered the Navy 7 Nor. 1826 ; 
passed his examination 26 Nov. 1832 ; served for 
some time in South America as Mate of the Imo- 
GENE 26, Capt. Hen. Wm. Bruce ; and was promoted 
from the Excellent gunnery-ship at Portsmouth, 
Capt. Sir Thos. Hastings, 11 June, 1841. His ap- 
pointments have since been — 8 Dec. following, as 
Additional-Lieutenant, to the Cornwallis 72, flag- 
ship in the East Indies of Sir Wm. Parker — 25 
Aug. 1842, to the Thalia 42, Capt. Chas. Hope, on 
the same station — 17 March, 1843, again to the 
CoRNWALLTS — and, 1 March, 1845, to the Hibernia 
104, flag-ship of Sir Wm. Parker in the Mediterra- 
nean, where he now serves. 



BOROUGH. (Eetibed Commander, 1846. f-p., 
14 ; E-P., 39.) 

William Bobough was born in 1781. 

This oflicer entered the Navy, 15 July, 1794, as 
Midshipman, on board the Invincible 74, Capt. 
Hon. Thos. Pakenham. He accompanied- the same 
officer shortly afterwards into the Juste 84, at- 
tached to the fleet in the Channel ; served, from 
July, 1797, to Aug. 1799, in the Princess Rotal 98, 
bearing the flags in tlie Mediterranean of Rear- 
Admirals Sir John Orde and Thos. Lennox Fre- 
derick ; and, on joining the Penelope 36, Capt. 
Hon. Hen. Blackwood, took part in the blockade of 
Malta, and was present, 31 March, 1800, at the 
capture, after a furious action, of the French 80- 
gun ship Guillaume Tell, bearing the flag of Rear- 
Admiral Decres. Mr. Borough, who passed his 
examination in the following Sept., subsequently 
removed for a brief period to the Foddroyant 80, 
fiag-ship of Lord Keith, by whom he was promoted, 
10 Feb. 1801, to a Lieutenancy in the Modeste, 
armee en flute, Capt. Hinton. For his services 
during the ensuing campaign in Egypt, where he 
landed part of the 42nd Highlanders, and was ac- 
tively employed until the close of the hostilities, Mr. 
Borough received, in common with other officers, a 
gold med-al from the Grand Seignor. The Modeste, 
to which he had been confirmed on 30 July in the 
same year, being paid ofi" at the peace, he next 
joined, 27 Aug. 1803, the Curlew 16, Capt. Jas. 
Murray Northey — 12 Nov. 1804, L'Espiegle 16, 
Oapt. Morris— and, 7 Dec. 1805, the Princess Royal 
98, Capt. Re3moldB — severally employed on the 
North Sea, Cork, and Channel stations. He left 
the last-named ship in Feb. 1807 ; and afterwards 
commanded the Nepban cutter, of 8 guns, on tlie 
coast of Irelajid. He became a Retired Commander 
on the Junior List, 12 June, 1843 ; and on the 
Senior, 21 Aug. 1846. 

Commander Borough married a first cousin of 
Lord Fitzgerald and Vcsci, bj whom he lias had 
issue. One of his sons, Richard, F«t.-el. Vol. of 
the Redwing, Capt. Clavering, was blown up in 
that vessel on the coast of Africa, at the age of 14; 
another, Thomas, died in the Upper Seluwl at 
Greenmch. 



PORROWMAN. (Lieutenant, 1815. f-p., 10; 
H-p., 32.) 
William Bokbqwman entered the Navy, 4 Nov. 
1805, as A. B„ on board the Nassau 64, Capt. Robt. 
Campbell; attained the rating of Midshipman 2 
March, 1806 ; and was employed in blockading the 
Texel until 1807, when he attended the expedition 
to Copenhagen. We subsequently (on the Nas- 
sau's hard-wrought extrication from a mass of ice 
in which she had been blocked up during the 



whole winter) find him present, in company with 
the Stately 64, at the capture and destruction, 22 
March, 1808, ofi' the coast of Zealand, of the Danish 
74-gun ship Prmdts Christian Frederic, after a run- 
ning fight of great length and obstinacy, in which 
the Nassau sustained a loss of 2 men killed and 16 
wounded. From Nov. 1809, until April, 1814, Mr. 
Borrowman served, as Master's Mate, on board the 
Eagle 74, Capt. Chas. Rowley, and during that 
period, in the participation of much active service 
on the Mediterranean station, assisted in taking, 27 
Nov. 1811, the French frigate La Carceyre, mounf>- 
ing 28 guns ; and witnessed the reduction, in July 
and Oct. 1813, of Fiume and Trieste. He after- 
wards accompanied Capt. Rowley, on his advance- 
ment to the rank of Rear-Admiral, and nomination 
to the Chief Command at the Nore, into the Na- 
MUR 74 ; while serving in which ship he was pro- 
moted to the rank of Lieutenant, 1 Feb. 1815.. 
Being next appointed, on 3 April following, to the 
Daphne 22, Capt. Jas. Green, he cruized on the 
Leith station and in the Bay of Biscay until Sept. 
in the same year, when he returned to port, and 
was paid ofi; He has not since been afloat. 



BORTHWICK. (Commander, 1818. f-p., 21 ; 
H-p., 31.) 
Alexander Boethwick entered the Navy, 13 
Feb. 1795, as Midshipman, on board La Seine fri- 
gate, Capt. Robt. M'Douall, and, from April, 1796, 
to Nov. 1799, served with the same oflicer in the 
Ganges 74, in which ship he was nresent at the re- 
duction of Ste. Lucie, in May, 17^. He next joined 
the Triton 32, Capts. John Gore and Robt. Lewis 
Fitzgerald, employed in the Channel and oflT the 
coast of Spain, and was made Lieutenant, 12 Feb. 
1802, into the Cambridge 80, bearing the flag of Sir 
Thos. Pasley at Plymouth. He left that ship in 
May following ; and was subsequently appointed, 24 
Aug. 1803, to the Zealand, bearing the flag, at the 
Nore, of Rear-Admiral Bartholomew Sam. Rowley 
—3 July, 1805, to the Zealous 74, Capts. John 
Okes Hardy, John Gifiard, Wm. Pierrepont, and 
Thos. Boys, to which ship he continued attached, in 
the Baltic and Mediterranean, ofi' the coasts of 
France, Portugal, and Spain, and at the defence of 
Cadiz, until he invalided in Aug. 1814 — and, 20 
Nov. 1815, as First-Lieutenant, to the Ramillies 
74, flag-ship, on the Leith station, of Sir Wm. John- 
stone Hope. He was paid ofi' in Sept. 1818, and ad- 
vanced to his present rank 7 Dec. following. Since 
that period he has been unemployed. 



BOSANQUET. (Captain, 1846.) 

Charles John Bosanquet, bom 5 May, 1807, is 
fifth son of the late Sam. Bosanquet, Esq., F.R.S., 
of Forest House, co. Essex, and Dingestow Court, 
CO. Monmouth, a Magistrate and Deputy-Lieutenant 
for those shires, by Lsetitia Philippa, youngest 
daughter of Jas. Whatman, Esq., of Vinters, co. 
Kent; brother of Mr. Bosanquet, the banker of 
Lombard-street ; and nephew of the late Sir John 
Bernard Bosanquet, P.C., one of the Judges of the 
Couit of Common Pleas. 

This officer, who entered the Navy 5 May, 1821, 
we first find serving on the coast of Africa, as Senior 
Mate of the Black Joke tender, of 2 guns, 18- 
pounders, and 48 men, in which he particufarly sig- 
nahsed himself, 25 April, 1831, at the capture, after 
an action of about foux hours and a half, of the 
slave-brig Marinereto, mounting five 24-pounders, 
mth a crew of 75 men, of whom 13 were killed and 
15 wounded. The Black Joke had only 1 killed 
and 5 wounded, includuig, however, Mr. Bosanquet, 
who received a cutlass-wound in the neck while in 
the act of boarding, and was for his conduct made 
Lieutenant, 15 Aug. following, into the Drtad 42, 
Capt. John Hayes. His next appointments were, 

/"•?;, ^®^,^' '° *''<= Pallas 42, Capt. Wm. Wal- 
pole— 16 July, 1834, as Supernumerary-Lieutenant, 
to the President 52, flag-ship of Sir Geo. Cockbum 
on the North America and West India station -and, 
11 bept. 1835, to the command of the Leveret brig, 



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of 10 guns. Finding on his arrival, in the latter 
vessel, at Mozambique, in Sept. 1836, that that jjlaoe 
was in a state of insurrection and all the authorities 
under arrest, Mr. Bosanquet, by a hold coup de 
mnin, restored public tranquillity and re-established 
the ascendancy of the Queen of Portugal. Landing 
at night with his ship's company, supported by a 
party of the well-affected, he took the insurgents by 
surprise, seized an 84-gun battery, obtained posses- 
sion of the Custom and Government Houses, re- 
leased the authorities, and in three days re-em- 
barlied, his energetic promptness having been at- 
tended with the most complete success. For this 
important service he was made a Commander of the 
Portuguese order of Christo, and presented with a 
handsome letter of thanks from the Mozambique 
government. Three months after the latter event, 
Mr. Bosanquet fell in with, chased for 800 miles, 
and ultimately captured by hoarding, a slave-vessel, 
the Diogenes, of five 24-pounders and 70 men, within 
musket-shot distance of a Portuguese frigate and 
of the battery above alluded to. He continued in 
the Leveret until the summer of 1839, on 10 May 
in which year he was promoted for his services to 
the rank of Commander. He next, from 28 July, 
1843, until June, 1846, commanded the Alert sloop 
on the coast of Africa ; and, on 9 Nov. following, 
was advanced to his present rank. He is now on 
half-pay. 

Commander Bosanquet married, 5 June, 1832, his 
cousin, Charlotte Eliza, youngest daughter of the 
late Jacob Bosanquet, Esq., of Broxbournbury 
House, Herts, 45 years an East India Director, 
and has issue two daughters. Agents — Messrs. 
Ommanney. 



BOSWALL, formerly Donaldson. (Captain, 
1822. F-P., 18; H-P., 30.) 

John Donaldson Boswall, bom in 1790, in co. 
Fife, N.B., assumed his present surname in ad- 
dition to his patronymic, Donaldson, 27 Nov. 1812. 

This officer entered the Navy, early in Aug. 1799, 
as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Pouncek gun-brig, 
Lieut.-Commander Smith, and immediately after- 
wai'ds attended the expedition to the Holder, under 
Sir Andrew Mitchell. He next joined the Poly- 
phemus 64, Capts. Geo. Lumsdaine and John Law- 
ford, under the latter of whom he fought, as Mid- 
shipman, at the battle of Copenhagen, 2 April, 1801 ; 
and, in May, 1802, he removed to the Centaur 74, 
bearing the broad pendant of Commodore Sam. 
Hood. In that ship Mr. Boswall assisted at the 
capture, in June and Sept. 1803, of the French 
"West India island of Ste. Lucie, and of the Dutch 
colonies of Demerara, Berbice, andEssequibo ; and, 
on the morning of 4 Feb. 1804, he served in the 
boats, under Lieut. Robt. Carthew Reynolds, who 
subsequently died of the wounds he received, at the 
cutting out from under Fort Edward, Martinique, 
of the French brig-corvette Le Curieux, of 16 
guns and 70 men, which was in every way prepared 
to resist the attack, and only surrendered at the 
termination of a desperate and sanguinary conflict, 
in which the enemy lost 10 killed and 30 wounded, 
and the British 9 wounded. On the prize being 
added to the British Navy, under the same name 
and the command of Capt. Edmund Geo. Byron 
Bettesworth, Mr. Boswall, on 7 Oct. following, was 
appointed to her as Acting-Lieutenant; and, on 
8 Feb. 1805, we find him signalising himself by 
his coolness and bravery at the capture, after a 
close and gallant action of 40 minutes, of La Dame 
£raoM/ privateer, of 16 guns and 120 men, of whom 
30 were killed and 41 wounded, while the loss of the 
Cdkieux did not exceed 5 killed and 3 wounded. 
He was confirmed a Lieutenant on 14 Sept. in the 
same year, and afterwards appointed, in that capa- 
city, 17 Oct. ensuing, to the London 98, Capts. 
Robt. RoUes, Sir Harry Neale, and Edw. Oliver 
Osborn, in which, under Sir H. Neale, he assisted, 
in company with the Amazon 38, at the taking, 13 
March, 1806, of the French 80-gun ship Marengo, 
with Rear-Admiral Linois on board, and 40-gun 



frigate Belle Poule, after a long running fight in 
which the London lost 10 killed and 22 wounded 
—8 Nov. 1806, to the Crocodile, Capt. E. G. B. 
Bettesworth, oif Guernsey — 30 April, 1807, to the 
Inflexible 64, Capt. Joshua Rowley Watson, with 
whom he was present, on shore, at the bombard- 
ment of Copenhagen in the ensuing Sept. — 21 
Feb. 1808, to the Spitfire sloop, Capt. John Elhs, 
on the Leith station — 7 July, 1808, as First, to the 
Gannet brig, Capt. Jas. Stevenson, employed off 
the coast of France — 4 Nov. 1810, to the Alfred 
74, Capt. J. B. Watson, engaged in the defence of 
Cadiz— 23 April, 1811, to the Implacable 74, com- 
manded by the latter officer on the Mediterranean 
station, where, with the tender under his orders, he 
contributed to the capture of a convoy near Genoa 
in 1811— and, 2 April, 1814, to the Latona 38, bear- 
ing the flag, at Leith, of Rear-Admiral Sir Wm. 
Johnstone Hope, from which ship he was super- 
seded on the receipt of his second promotal com- 
mission, 15 June following. He was afterwards, on 
12 Aug. 1819, selected to command the Spet 20, 
in the Mediterranean. He attained Post-rank 26 
Dec. 1822, and was placed on the half-pay of retire- 
ment 1 Oct. 1846. 

Capt. Boswall is a Deputy-Lieutenant and Magis- 
trate for CO. Mid-Lothian, and one of the Royal 
Company of Archers, the Queen's body-guard for 
Scotland. He married, in 1822, Charlottj, Angell, 
daughter of the late Sir Sam. Chambers, Kt., of 
Bredgar House, co. Kent, by Barbara, eldest daugh- 
ter of the Hon. Philip Roper, uncle of the present 
Lord Teynhara, and by this lady has issue a son and 
daughter, the former in the 51st Regt. of Madras 
Native Infantry. 



BOSWELL. (Commander, 1814. f-p., 30; 
H-p., 35.) 
Walter Boswell entered the Navy, 1 Sept. 1782, 
as Lieutenant's Servant, on board the Blenheim 74, 
Capt. Adam Duncan, with whom we find him pre- 
sent, 20 Oct. following, in Lord Howe's partial action 
with the combined French and Spanish fleets, 
near Gibraltar. He afterwards servedj chiefly as 
Midshipman and Master's Mate, on the Halifax, 
Home, and Mediterranean stations, on board the 
Ariadne, Capts. Joseph Ellison and Sam. Osborn, 
Vixen, Lieut.- Commander Mark Wentworth, 
St. George, Lieut.-Commander Barker, Gorgon, 
Lieut.-Commander Chas. Craven, Impregnable 98, 
Vice - Admiral Graves, Inspector, Capt. Alex. 
Mackey, Scout, Capt. R. R. Bowyer, Trimmer, 
Capt. Fras. Fayerman, Codrageox 74, Capt. Hon. 
Wm. Waldegrave (in which ship he participated in 
the reduction of Toulon in Aug. 1793), and Queen 
Charlotte 100, Admiral Lord Howe. He was 
promoted to a Lieutenancy, 20 March, 1795, in the 
Barfleub 98, flag-ship in the Mediterranean of 
Vice-Admiral Waldegrave, his former Captain, and 
afterwards joined, 14 Jan. 1797, the Gibraltar 80, 
Capt. John Pakenham, off Lisbon — 3 April follow- 
ing, the RoMNET 50, bearing the flag of Vice-Ad- 
miral Waldegrave off Newfoundland — 16 May, 1801, 
the Theseus 74, Capt. John Bligh, under whom he 
assisted, in Sept. 1803, at the capture of Port Dau- 
phin, St. Domingo — 29 Oct. following, the Cumber- 
land 74, in which ship he returned home— and 29 
Oct. 1804, the Conquest gun-brig, which he com- 
manded in the Channel until 30 Aug. 1814. Since 
that period, shortly previous to which, 15 June, he 
had been advanced to his present rank. Commander 
Boswell has been on half-pay. Agents — Goode and 
Lawrence. 



BOTELEK. (Commander, 1819. f-p., 25; 
H-p., 18.) 
Henry Boteler, bom 15 Feb. 1793, is member 
of a family of very ancient standing in co. 
Kent, and eldest surviving son of the late Wm. 
Boteler, Esq., F.S.A., of Eastry, by his second wife, 
Mary, daughter of Capt. John Harvey, R.N., who 
was mortally wounded in command of the Bruns- 
wick 74, on the memorable 1st of June, 1794. He is 

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BOTELER-BOTT— BOULDERSON. 



brother of Commander J. H. Boteler, K.N.— of the 
late Commander Thos. Boteler, R.N., who died, 
28 Not. 1829, while commanding the Heci-a sur- 
veying-Tessel 'on the coast of Africa— of the late 
Lieut.-Col. Rich. Boteler, K.E., an officer who 
served throughout the whole of the Peninsular war 
— and of Capt. Kobt. Boteler, R.E. ; nephew of the 
late Admiral Sir John Harvey, K.C.B., the late 
Vice-Admiral Sir Thos. Harvey, K.C.B., and the 
present Capt. Edw. Harvey, R.N. ; and cousin of 
Commanders Henry, John, and Thomas Harvey, 
R.N. His half-brother, Wm. FuUer Boteler, Esq., 
Q.C., is a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn, Recorder of the 
City of Canterburj^ the towns and ports of Sand- 
wich, Hythe, and New Komney, and the borough of 
Deal, and Steward of the town of Fordwich. 

This officer entered the Navy, 4 Oct. 1804, as 
Est.-cl. Vol., on board the Agamemnon 64, com- 
manded by his uncle, Capt. John Harvey, with 
whom he was present, as Midshipman, in Sir Bobt. 
Calder's action, 22 July, 1805. He continued to be 
employed under the same officer (with the exception 
of a period of 17 months, from Jan. 1808, to June, 
1809, when he appears to have been doing duty on 
board the Orion 74, Capt. Archibald Collingwood 
Dickson, on the Baltic station) in the Canada and 
Leviathan 74's, and^ as Master's Mate, in the 
Royal Soveheign 100, m the "West Indies and Medi- 
terranean On the latter station, in the Levia- 
than, one of a squadron under Sir Geo. Martin, he 
witnessed the destruction, 26 Oct. 1809, of the 
French line-of-battle ships Bobuste and Lion ; and, 
in the Royal Sovereign, he assisted at the block- 
ade of Toulon in 1811. Mr. Boteler, who next 
joined the Caledonia 120, bearing the flag of Sir 
Edw. Pellew, received a commission appointing him 
to that ship, 18 Sept. 1812. He subsequently became 
attached, 22 Oct. following, to the Scoot 18, Capts. 
Alex. Renton Sharpe and Benj. Crispin, on the 
Mediterranean station — 6 Sept. 1813, as First-Lieu- 
tenant, to the Nautilus 18, Capt. Thos. Denoh, simi- 
larly employed — in Dec. of the same year, to the 
Eclair'18, Capt. John Bellamy, on the Irish station 
— and, 22 Aug. 1815, as Senior, to the Antelope 50, 
from which ship, after serving for three years in the 
Leeward Islands under the flag of his relative, Rear- 
Admiral J. Harvey, he was paid off in April, 1819. 
Commander Boteler, who was promoted to the rank 
he now holds 12 Aug. ensuing, was afterwards em- 
ployed for three years, from 20 June, 1833, until 

1836, in the Coast-Guard. He also held, as Addi- 
tional-Commander of the Temeraire and Ocean 
guard-ships at Sheemess, the Superintendence of 
the Packet Establishment at Dover, from 16 Sept. 

1837, until the summer of 1841 ; and from 17 Aug. 
in that year until the close of 1846, he was again 
occupied as an Inspecting Commander in the Coast 
Guard. 

He married, 1 Deo. 1829, Henrietta, daughter of 
the late Allan Bellingham, Esq., and niece of the 
late Sir Wm. Bellingham, Bart., of Castle Belling- 
ham, by whom he has issue a daughter. 



BOTELER. (COMMANDEK, 1830. r-p., 19; 
H-p., 20.) 

Jons Hakvey Boteler, born at Eastry, co. Kent, 
11 Feb. 1796, is next brother of Commander H. 
Boteler, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 6 May, 1808, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Rochester prison-ship, 
Lieut.-Commander Matthew Bowles Alt, lying in 
the river Medway, where he successively joined the 
Irkesistiele 74, Commodore Geo. Fowke, and the 
Majestic 74, commanded by his relaUve, Capt. 
Thos. Harvey. In Feb. 1810, he became Midship- 
man of the Ruby 64, bearing the flag in the Baltic 
of Eear-Admiral Manley Dixon ; and, while after- 
wards serving on the same station, in the Dictator 
64, Capt.. Bobt. "Williams, we fiud him engaged in 
several boat afiairs with the enemy. During the 
three years and a half immediately preceding his 
promotion, to the rank of Lieutenant, which took 
place 19 Sept. 1815, Jlr. Boteler appears to have 



been further employed, principally in the North 
Sea and West Indies, on board the Sceptre and 
Zealous 74'8, Capts. Thos. Harvey and Thos. Boys, 
and Okontes 36, Capt. Nath. Day Cochrane. 
His succeeding appointments were— 3 Oct. 1815, to 
the Antelope 60, flag-ship in the Leeward Islands 
of his imole, Rear-Admiral John Harvey— 7 Feb. 
1820, to the Northumberland 74, Capts. T. Harvey 
and Thos. Jas. Maling, guard-ship at Sheemess, 
whence he was detached for nine months in 1821-2, 
in command of the Seagull tender, to cruize in 
the North Sea, and was afterwards lent to the 
Royal Sovekeign yacht — 3 Dec. 1822, as First- 
Lieutenant, to the Ringdove 18, Capt. Geo. Fred. 
Rich, whom he accompanied to the West Indies — 
1 Blay, 1823, to the Gloucester 74, Capts. G. F. 
Rich and Jas. LilUorap, on the latter station, 
whence, after commanding for three months the 
Ringdove schooner, ill health obliged him to in- 
valid in the following September — 30 Aug. 1825, to 
the Albion 74, Capt. John Acworth Ommanney, 
by whom, subsequently to the battle of Navarin, 
he was employed, in charge of the Lyra 10, off 
Lisbon — and, in Sept. 1828, to the Royal George 
yacht, Capts. Sir Michael Seymour, Sir Wm. Hoste, 
and Geo. Mundy, lying at Portsmouth, whence he 
was sent, again in command of a tender, the Onyx 
10, to Gibraltar, the Brazils, and West Indies. 
Since 14 Jan. 1830, the date of his last promotion, 
Commander Boteler has been on half-pay. 

He married, 15 Aug. 1832, Helen Agnes, fifth 
daughter of the late Jas. West, Esq., of Bryanstone 
Square, London, and by that lady has issue a son 
and four daughters. Agents — Messrs. Ommanney. 



BOTT. (Lieutenant, 1832.) 

George Bott entered the Navy 2 Dec. 1823; 
passed his examination in 1830 ; and obtained his 
commission 15 Oct. 1832. He afterwards joined — 
7 Nov. 1832, the Excellent 76, gunnery-ship at 
Portsmouth, Capt. Thos. Hastings — 1 March, 1834, 
the Canopos 84, Capt. Hon. Josceline Percy, in the 
Mediterranean— 5 July, 1837, and 18 Oct. 1840, the 
Donegal 78, and Britannia 120, flag-ships, on the 
Lisbon and Mediterranean stations, of Sir John 
Acworth Ommanney. He went on half-pay towards 
the close of 1841. 

Lieut. Bott is at present employed as Superin- 
tendent of Convicts at Norfolk Island, New Soufi 
Wales. Agents — Messrs. Chard. 



BOULDERSON. (Retiked Commander, 1836. 
F-p., 15; HP., 36.) 
Leslie Boulderson entered the Navy, 10 Sept. 
1796, as A. B., on board the Bellerophon 74, Capt 
Henry D'Esterre Darby ; under whom, in the fol- 
lowing month, he attained the rating of Midship- 
man, and was present, 1 Aug. 1798, at the battle of 
the Nile. He next served with the same officer, 
from May, 1800, to Sept. 1802 (in the course of which 
year he passed his examination), on board the Spen- 
cer 74; and on 3 Sept. 1803, was made Lieutenant 
from the Leviathan 74, flag-ship in the West Indies 
of Sir John Thos. Duckworth, into the Delft 64, 
Capt. Volant Vashon Ballard. His ensuing appoint- 
ipents were— in 1803 and 4, to the Shark sloop, 
Capt. Herring, again to the Leviathan, and to the 
Goliath 74, Capt. Chas. Brisbane— 15 Feb. 1805, 
to the Charwell 16, Capts. PhiUp Dumaresq, 
Edwin Henry Chamberlayne, and Robt. Lisle 
Coulson, from which ship, after attending, we be- 
lieve, the expedition to the Rio de la Plata, he in- 
valided 10 March, 1808—1 Dec. following, to the 
Vulture sloop, Capt. Martin White, on the Jersey 
station— 22 Nov. 1811 (after two years of half-pay), 
to the Volcano bomb, Capts. John Griffith and 
"Wm. Fairbrother Carroll, employed at the defence 
of Cadiz— 25 March, 1813, to the command of the 
Mary Ann hired transport, on the Mediterranean 
station, which he retained until 25 Sept. 1814— and 
lastly 29 May, 1815, to the Erebus 16, Capts! 
David Ewen Bartholomew and Fras. Le llunte 
lying in the Downs. He Mas paid off from the 



BOULTBEE— BOULTON— BOURCHIER. 



101 



Erebus on 4 Sept. in the same year, and placed 
on the list of Retired Commanders 4 May, 1836. 
Agents — Messrs. Chard. 



BOULTBEE. (Capt., 1841. f-p., 20; h-p., 16.) 
Fredeeick Mooke Bouutbee is cousin of Lieut. 
J. B. Boultbee, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 17 March, 1811, 
as Fst.-cl. Vol., on hoard the Conquestador 74, 
Capt. Lord Wm. Stuart, attached to the Flushing 
and Channel fleets. From Nov. 1814, to Oct. 1820, 
he served as Midshipman and Mastei^sMate in the 
Favourite 26, Capts. Hon. Jas. Ashley Maude and 
Hercules Robinson, on the East India, St. Helena, 
South American, and Newfoundland stations. While 
next employed in the Egeria 26, Capt. John Toup 
Nicolas, he was promoted, 1.3 Dec. 1821, to a Lieu- 
tenancy in the GEASsiiorPER 18, Capt. David 
Buchan. Joining, 24 Dec. 1825, the North Star 
26, Capt. Septimus Arabin, he co-operated, until 
advanced to the rank of Commander, 11 Feb. 1829, 
in the suppression of the slave-trade on the coast 
of Africa, where, in the course of 1827, we find him 
distinguishing himself, while in charge of the ship's 
pinnace, at the capture of a Spanish brig pierced 
for 18 guns. Capt. Boultbee, whose next appoint- 
ment was to the command, 24 May, 1838, of the 
Jaseur sloop, on the Mediterranean station, there 
served until elevated to the rank he now holds, 23 
Nov. 1841. He has since been on half-pay. 
Capt. Boultbee is Chief Constable for co. Bedford. 



BOULTBEE. (Lieut., 1813. f-p., 14 ; h-p., 28.) 
Joseph Bage Bodlteee, born 6 Jan. 1791, is 
cousin of Capt. F. M. Boultbee, B.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 5 Aug. 1805, as 
Midshipman, on board the Hind 28, Capt. Fras. 
Wm. Fane, stationed in the Mediterranean, where, 
in 1806, while escorting a convoy of victuallers from 
off Cadiz to Gibraltar, that frigate was attacked by 
a flotilla of gun-boats, whom, however, she suc- 
ceeded in defeating. After an attachment of more 
than twelve months with Capt. Fane to the Cam- 
brian 40, during which period he appears to have 
been actively employed in co-operation with the 
patriots on the north coast of Spain, Mr. Boultbee 
removed, in Aug. 1809, to the Kent 74, Capt. Thos. 
Rogers ; and on 13 Dec. 1810, took part in a gallant 
but unfortunate attack made by the boats of a 
squadron under Capt. Fane upon the enemy's 
shipping in the Mole of Palamos, where, out of 600 
seamen and marines who were landed, a full third 
were killed, wounded, or taken prisoners. Having 
passed his examination in Nov. 1811, and been oc- 
cupied for a short time on board the Hibeknia 120, 
flag-ship of Sir Wm. Sidney Smith, he was confirmed 
to a Lieutenancy, 25 Jan. 1813, in the Shearwater 
10, Capts. W. Smith and John Townsend Coffin, in 
the boats of which vessel, in conjunction with those 
of the VoLONTAiRE and Undaunted, we find him 
employed in an attempt to capture a convoy in the 
Bay of Marseilles. The Shearwater being paid 
off in Oct. 1814, Mr. Boultbee next, on 13 Dec, 1821, 
joined the Grasshopper 18, Capt. David Buchan, 
whom he accompanied to Newfoundland. His last 
appointments were, 1 Sept. 1837, and 1 July, 1838, 
to the Temiieaire 104, and Ocean 80, successive 
guard-ships at Sheerness. He has been on half-pay 
since 1841. 

Lieut. Boultbee married, 7 May, 1822, and has 
issue a daughter. Agents— HaUett and Robinson. 



BOULTON. (Lieut., 1817 ; f-p., 10 ; h-p., 33.) 
William Boulton entered the Navy, 24 Nov. 
1804, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Unicorn 32, 
Capt. Lucius Ferdinand Hardyman; and, after 
serving on the West India station, witnessed the 
reduction of Monte Video in Feb. 1807, and the 
destruction of the French shipping in Aix Roads 
in April, 1809. In May, 1813, having been unem- 
ployed for nearly four years, he re-embarked, as 
Master's Mate, on board the Bahaiha, Lieut.-Com- 
mander Henry Smith Wilson, lying in the river 



Medway. He afterwards served — in 1814^15, in 
the Hastst gun-brig, Capt. John Brenton, on the 
Channel station— in 1815-16, in the Phaeton 38, 
Capt. Fras. Stanfell, with whom he visited the Cape 
of Good Hope, and subsequently conveyed Sir 
Hudson Lowe to St. Helena — and, in 1816-17, as 
Admiralty Midshipman, in the Eridanus 36, and 
Severn 50, Capts. Wm. King and Wm. M'CuUoch, 
on the Home station. He attained his present rank 
on 24 Nov. in the latter year, but has not since been 
afloat. 



BOUECHIER. (Keab-Admibai,, 1846.) 

Henry Boorchier is eldest son of Capt. John 
Bourohier, R.N., who died Lieut.-Governor of 
Greenwich Hospital, 30 Dec. 1809 ; and brother of 
Commander Wm. Bourchier, R.N. (1815), who died 
22 Jan. 1844. 

This officer entered the Navy, 28 Aug. 1797, as a 
Boy, on board the Ariadne 20, Capt. Jas. Bradley, 
stationed in the Downs. He was next employed 
on the Home and Newfoundland stations in the 
BovAii WiniAM, Capt. Fras. Pickmore, Anson 44, 
Capt. Philip Chas. Durham, Veteran 64, Capt. 
Aroiiibald CoUingwood Dickson (part of Sir Hyde 
Parker's fleet during the action off Copenhagen, 2 
April, 1801), Endymion 40, Capts. Henry Garrett 
and Joseph Larcom, and Ikis 32, Capts. Edw. Brace 
and Wm. Grenville Lobb. Shortly aft^ the re- 
ceipt of his first commission, which bears date 1 
May, 1804, Mr. Bourchier joined the Elephant 74, 
Capt. Geo. Dundas ; on removing from which ship 
to the Unicorn 32, Capt. Lucius Ferdinand Hardy- 
man, we find him, on 6 May, 1805, commanding one 
of four boats at the capture, off St. Domingo, in 
face of a heavy fire of great guns and musketry, of 
the French privateer Tape-a-hord of 4 long six- 
pounders and 46 men.* He subsequently served 
for two years with Sir Alex. Cochrane in the 
Northumberland and Belleisle 74's; and, at- 
taining the rank of Commander 20 April, 1808, was 
next appointed, on 9 Nov. in that year, to the 
Hawke 16. In that vessel, after taking, 7 Feb. 
1811, Le Furet privateer, of 14 guns and 86 men,f 
and witnessing the destruction, 25 March ensuing, 
of the French 40-gun frigate Amazone, Capt. 
Bourchier, on 19 Aug., rendered himself conspi- 
cuous by his gallantry in attacking a convoy steer- 
ing for Barfleur, under the protection of three gun- 
brigs carrying each from 10 to 16 guns, and of 
two large luggers of from 8 to 10 guns. With 
these an action of great spirit on both sides took 
place, and was maintained until two of the brigs 
and the luggers, together with 15 of the merchant- 
men, were driven on shore. The rest escaped in 
consequence of the Hawke unfortunately taking 
the ground, in which state she lay exposed for an 
hour and a half to an incessant discharge of artil- 
lery and musketry from the beach. Of the stranded 
vessels, the only remaining gun-brig, the Heron of 
10 guns, and three large transports, were after- 
wards brought out by Lieut, (now Capt.) David 
Price.| The loss of the British in this highly cre- 
ditable affair did not exceed 1 man killed and 4 
wounded. Capt. Bourchier — whose conduct de- 
servedly procured him a Post-commission on the 
very day the intelligence of this exploit reached 
the Admiralty, Aug. 22 — was subsequently ap- 
pointed— 5 Jan. 1813, to the San Josef 110, fitting 
at Plymouth for the flag of Rear- Admiral Edw. 
Jas. Foote — 12 May following to the Myrtle 20 
in which vessel he served for some time on the 
Lisbon station — 18 Nov. in the same year, to the 
Medina 20, employed, until Jan. 1816, off New- 
foundland—and, 28 Nov. 1820, to the Atholl 28. 
He was nominated Superintendent, in Jan. 1827, of 
the Quarantine Establishment at Milford ; and ac- 
cepted his present rank 1 Oct. 1846. 

Capt. Bourchier is married, and has, with other 
issue, a son, the present Lieut. Macdonald Bourchier, 
K.N. Agents— Messrs. Stilwell. 



• Vide Gaz. IS0.5, p. 801. + V. Gaz 1811, p. 289. 

t V. Gai. 1811, p. 1635. 



102 



BOURCIIIER— BOURNE. 



BOUECHIER. (LiBDTENANT, 1841.) 

Macdonald Bouhchier, bom 6 Aug. 1814, is 
eldest son of Capt. Henry Bourchier, R.N. 

This ofacer entered the Koyal Naval College 
6 Sept. 1827 ; and embarked, 27 June, 1829, on 
board the Madagascar 46, Capt. Hon. Sir Kobt. 
Cavendish Spencer, with whom he proceeded to the 
Mediterranean. He passed his examination 14 Aug. 
1833 ; and while afterwards attached as Mate to the 
Ganges 84, Capt. Barrington Reynolds, served 
during part of the operations of 1840 on the coast 
of Syria, and was present at the blockade of Alex- 
andria. His appointments, since his promotion to 
the rank of Lieutenant, which took place 23 Nov. 
1841, have been, on the Home station— 14 Feb. 1843, 
to the ExcELLEMT gunnery-ship, Capt. Sir Thos. 
Hastings— 18 Dec. 1844, as First, to the AcTJiON 26, 
Capt. Geo. Mansel— 7 Feb. 1845, to the Vasgdard 
80, Capt. Geo. "Wickens "Willes— and, 8 July, 1845, 
to the Queen 110, bearing the flag at Devonport of 
Sir John West, under whom he is now serving. 

He married, 5 Dec. 1843, Mary Eliza, eldest 
daughter of the late Rear-Admiral John Hancock, 
C.B. Agent— Joseph Woodhead. 



BOUECHIER, K.C.B. (Captain, 1827. f-p., 
29; H-P., 18.) 
Sir Thomas Bourchier, bom in March, 1791, at 
Chapelizod, near Dublin, is son of the late Major- 
General Bourchier, of Ardcloncy, co. Clare. 

This officer entered the Navy, in July, 1800, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Princess Rotal 98, 
Capt. Thos. Macnamara Russell, on the Home sta- 
tion, where, and in the "West Indies, he afterwards, 
until 1 March, 1808, served, as Midshipman, in the 
FoRTDNBE 36, Capta. Lord Amelius Beauclerk, Ste- 
vens, and Ferrier, Amelia 38, Capt. Lord Proby, 
Centaur and Amsterdam, both bearing the broad 
pendant of Commodore Sir Sam. Hood, and Ma- 
.testic 74, flag-ship of Vice- Admiral T. M. Russell, 
under whom he assisted at the reduction of Heligo- 
land in Sept. 1807. On leaving the Majestic, Mr. 
Bourchier, who had just passed his examination, 
assumed, as Acting-Lieutenant, the command of the 
Lord Nelson hired cutter, but-soon after removed 
to the Forester 18, Capt. John Richards, to which 
sloop he was confirmed by the Admiralty 26 Aug. 
1808. While attached to the latter vessel he con- 
tributed to the destruction of the wreck of H.M.S. 
Flora on the coast of Holland, was also present 
at the reduction of Martinique in Feb. 1809, and, 
on 31 of the following May, commanded a division 
of boats under Lieut. Lewes at the capture of a 
French letter-of-marque brig of 16, and schooner of 
14 guns, protected by 4 long 8-pounders and 300 
soldiers, in Port du Molas, Guadeloupe, where the 
guns were eventually spiked and the magazines 
blown up. His subsequent appointments, until paid 
off at the peace, were— 17 June, 1809, to the Hed- 
KEUX 18, Capt. Fras. Alex. Halliday, also in the 
West Indies— 11 Sept. 1810, to the Vengeur 74, 
flag-ship in the Channel of Sir Joseph Sydney 
Torke— 16Dec. 1811, to the Ferret 16, Capt. F. A. 
Halliday, on the Leith station — and, 26 Feb. 1813, 
and 20 June, 1814, to the Victoriods 74, Capt. John 
Talbot, and Tenedos 38, Capt. Hyde Parker, both 
employed off the coast of North America, tinder 
the latter officer he witnessed the surrender of the 
United States frigate President, and, as on various 
other occasions, commanded the seamen and ma^ 
rines at the capture of Machias and of two field- 
pieces from the American militia. After an un- 
employed interval of exactly four years, Lieut. 
Bourchier joined, 12 Aug. 1819, the Superb 78, 
hearing the broad pendant of Commodore Sir Thos. 
Masterniau Hardy in South America, where he ac- 
quired, for short periods, the temporary command 
of the Creole 36, and Blossom 24, and was officially 
promoted to the Beaveii sloop, 9 Sept. 1822. He 
was next in succession appointed, on the same sta^ 
tion, to the Doris 36, Eclair 18, and Volage 28 : 
and, on 12 Sept. 1827, obtained Post-rank in the 
Menai 26, in which frigate he returned to England 



in 1829. From that year Capt f^rchierdid^ not 
again procure e^PW"^?* Tblonde^2 As here 
?: t^^t TaX detS"'?Ms^okcer's very bril- 
hantser^rces during the ensuing campaign m Chma 
nant service» Cevond our Umits, we must con- 

tenf ours^ve fSgenlrally stating-that his career 
on that wide-sprlad field of action opened with a 
spirited attack on the batteries at Amoy, 3 July, 
1840*— that he afterwards, being left in command 
at Chusan with a squadron of seven ships-of-war 
and transports, embarked the troops, and, in pur- 
suance of the orders of Sir J. J. G. Bremer, deli- 
vered the island over to the Chinese authorities, m 

Feb 1841 1 tliat he also commanded the flotilla of 

boats employed at the first taking of Canton, a bri- 
gade of seamen at the storming of the heights m 
the vicinity of that city during the operations 
which led to its re-capture, and a division of ships 
at the taking of Amoy, besides eminently partici- 
pating in the capture (the second) of Chusan, 
Chinghae, Ningpo, the attack on the heights of 
Segoan, the further taking of Tsekee and Chapoo, 
and the battle of Woosung, on which latter occasion 
the Blonde was the leading shipl — that he had 
charge of the naval force in the Ningpo River 
during a part of the winter of 1842, accompanied 
Rear-Admiral Sir Wm. Parker up the Tang-tse- 
Kiang, and was second in command at the pacifi- 
cation of Nanking— and that he ultimately return- 
ed, with 3,000,000 dollars of the Chinese ransom, to 
Portsmouth, where he was paid off in March, 1843. 
The importance of Capt. Bourchier's services had 
in the interim been duly acknowledged by his 
nomination to the C.B. 29 June, 1841, and his sub- 
sequent elevation to the dignity of a K.C.B. 24 
Dec. 1842. He has been employed, since 20 Sept. 
1846, as Captain-Superintendent of Chatham Dock- 
yard. 

Sir Thos. Bourchier married, 1 Sept. 1843, Jane 
Barbara, eldest daughter of Admiral Sir Edw. Cod- 
rington, G.C.B. Agents — Hallett and Robinson. 



BOURNE. (LiECT., 1812. F-p., 19;h-p., 30.) 

George Stanwat Bourne entered the Navy, 23 
April, 1798, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Inspector 
sloop, Capts. Chas. Lock and Geo. Sayer, stationed 
off the coast of Norway ; attained the raUng of 
Midshipman in Dec. 1799 ; and was for five years 
employed in that capacity in La Vbsuve and Bold 
gun-brigs, Lieut.-Commanders Benj. Crispin and 
Wm. Chivers, on the Home station. After having 
acted, for a brief period, as Lieutenant of the 
Cruizer 16, Capt. John Hancock, he was promoted, 
8 April, 1805, to a Sub-Lieutenancy in the Teazer 
gun-brig, Lieut.-Commander Geo. Lewis Kerr. On 
16 July following the latter vessel was unfortu- 
nately taken by a division of French gun -boats 
while becalmed off Granville, after a severe action ; 
and from that date until Slay, 1814, Mr. Bourne, 
whose commission bears date 20 Nov. 1812, remain- 
ed in captivity. He was afterwards employed, as 
First-Lieutenant, from 22 May, 1843, until 1846, of 
the San Josef 110, and Caledonia 120, commanded 
at Devonport by Capts. Fred. Wm. Burgoyne and 
Mauley Hall Dixon, but is at present on half-pay. 

BOURNE. (Commander, 181.3. f-p., 13;h-p.,33.) 
HENHr Bourne entered the Navy, 12 May, 1801, 
as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Neptune 98, Capt. 
Edw. Brace, bearing the flag in the Channel of 
Vice- Admiral Gambler ; served as Midshipman, for 
a few months in 1802, in the Camilla 20, com- 
manded by the same officer and by Capt. Henry 

? L rAr''^''?'°^'^7'S^-^'^"^l Gambier in the 
1 «n/ i at Newfoundland ; became attached, in Jan. 
1804, to the Melpomene 38, Capts. Robt. Dudley 
^^IZ^h ^^'^'' ^^''^^''^ employed in the Channel 
?RnS^n?o rtTFrj ^V^-^de 'Lieutenant, 4 Jan. 
1808, into the Fame 74, Capt. Rich. Henrv Alex 

* Fi* Gaz. 1840, p. 2992. + j- r-, ,„,, . 

t y. Ga^. 1841, pp. 1S04, 2496 ^B.nf-.,?^'"' P- '^^^• 

«1 IB-i qso 101 ^OB o«c „„„ ' ' ^"'' "»'• 1S42, pp. 
lib' 3593! ' ' ^' ''^'' '"'"'■ 8398, 3401, 340S, 



BOURNE— BOUVERIE. 



103 



Bennett, off Cadiz ; and on 11 June, 1809, removed 
to the Spartan frigate, Capt. Jahleel Brenton. In 
Oct. of the latter year he assisted at the reduction 
of Zante, Cephalonia, and Cerigo ; and on 3 May, 
1810, he signalized himself by his exemplary con- 
duct and gallantry, as' Junior Lieutenant of the 
Spartan, whose force amounted to 46 guns and 
258 men, in a brilliant and single-handed victory 
gained by that ship, in the Bay of Naples (after a 
contest of more than two hours, in which the Bri- 
tish sustained a loss of 10 men killed and 22 wound- 
ed), over a Franco-Neapolitan squadron, carrying 
altogether 95 guns and about 1400 men.* Mr. 
Bourne was subsequently employed with Capt. 
Edw. Pelham Brenton, who succeeded to the com- 
mand of the Spartan, on the coast of North Ame- 
rica, where he aided in the capture of numerous 
privateers and other vessels, until promoted to the 
command of the Rattler sloop, of 16 guns. He 
was superseded from that vessel 24 Jan. 1814, and, 
with the exception of a few months in 1829-30, 
when he served at Sheerness as Second-Captain of 
the Donegal 78, Capt. Sir Jahleel Brenton, has 
held no further appointment. 

BOURNE. (Retired Commander, 1840. f-p., 
13 ; H-p., 47.) 

Richard Bourne entered the Navy, 30 Sept. 
1787, as Captain's Servant, on board the Druid 32, 
Capt. Joseph Ellison, on the Channel station ; be- 
came Midshipman, in 1789, of the Carnatic 74, 
commanded by Hon. Capt. Bertie ; and, having 
joined the Crescent, of 42 guns and 257 men, Capt. 
Jas. Saumarez, was, we believe, present at the cap- 
ture, 20 Oct. 1793, after a close action of two hours, 
of the French frigate La Reunion, of 36 guns and 
320 men, 120 of whom were either killed or wound- 
ed, without any casualty whatever to the British. f 
He next served in the Musquito and Sandflv gun- 
vessels, Lieut.-Commanders W. M'Carthy and John 
Chiloott, and Diamond frigate, Capt. Sir Wm. 
Sidney Smith ; was then appointed Acting-Lieute- 
nant of the Syren 32, Capt. Graham Moore ; and, 
on rejoining the Diamond, was placed in command, 
12 Feb. 1796, of the Sandfly, while in which 
vessel he was confirmed a Lieutenant, 4 Aug. 1797. 
On 26 Feb. 1798, we find Mr. Bourne capturing, in 
company with the Badger gun-vessel, La Sowris 
chasse-maree, of 16 guns ; and, at the successful de- 
fence, 7 May following, of the small island of St. 
Marcouf, in the Channel, against the attack of a 
considerable division of the French flotilla, com- 
manding most effectively the fort on the eastern 
island.! 0° 24 March, 1804, after five years of 
half-pay, he obtained command of the Felix 
schooner, of 12 guns. In that vessel Mr. Bourne, 
in Jan. 1805, conveyed to Sir Thos. Graves the in- 
telligence, which he was the first to acquire, of the 
escape of the squadron under M. Missiessy from 
Aix Road. He subsequently fought an action of 
great gallantry with a privateer of far superior 
force ; and, in 1806, was severely wounded in an 
attack on the town of Hea, on the coast of Spain. 
For the latter service the Patriotic Society appears 
to have voted him rewards both honorary and pe- 
cuniary. He wag, however, placed on half-pay on 
14 Oct. in the same year ; and, unable afterwards 
to procure employment, accepted, 10 Dec. 1840, the 
rank of Retired Commander under order in Council 
of 1816. 

Commander Bourne hafl a daughter, Louisa Blake, 
who married, 7 Dec. 1841, M. H. Mahon, Esq., of 
the 86th Regt. 

BOUVERIE. (Commander, 1842.) 

Frederick William Pleydell Bouverie, born 
18 April, 1816, is eldest son of the Hon. and Rev. 
Frederick Pleydell Bouverie, Canon of Salisbury, 
by Elizabeth, third daughter of the late Sir Rich. 
Joseph Sullivan, Bart. ; nephew of Rear-Admiral 

• Vide Giu.. 1810, p. 1134. 

f Tliis was the exploit which procured Sir James Saumarez 
his knighthood. t V. Gaz. 1T98, p. 390. 



Bouverie, and of the present Sir Chas. Sullivan, 
Bart., Capt. R.N. ; and first-cousin of the Earl of 
Radnor. 

This oflicer entered the Navy (from the Royal 
Naval College) 12 Oct. 1831 ; passed his examina- 
tion in 1836; and obtained his first commission 
10 May, 1839. He was afterwards appointed — 15 
July following, to the Asia 84, Capt. Wm. Fisher, 
one of the ships employed during the operations 
of 1840 on the coast of Syria — 1 Dec. in the latter 
year, to the Vanguard 80, Capt. Sir David Dunn, 
also on the Mediterranean station — and, 8 Sept. 
1841, to the Victory 104, as Flag-Lieutenant, at 
Portsmouth, to his uncle Rear-Admiral Bouverie. 
He was advanced to his present rank 7 March, 1842 ; 
but has since been on half-pay. Agent — J. Chip- 
pendale. 

He married, in 1845, a daughter of the late J. 
Alexander, Esq. 



BOUVERIE. (Vice-Admikal of the Blue, 
1846. F-P., 28 ; H-P., 26.) 

The Honourable Buncombe Pleydell Bou- 
verie, born 28 June, 1780, is second son of the late 
Earl of Radnor, by Hon. Anne Duncombe, daughter 
and co-heir of Anthony Lord Feversham ; brother 
of the present Earl of Radnor ; brother-in-law of 
the Hon. Mrs. P. P. Bouverie, sister of Capt. Edw. 
Henry A'Court, R.N., M.P. ; and uncle of Com- 
mander Fred. Wm. P. Bouverie, R.N. 

This officer entered the Royal Naval Academy at 
Portsmouth 9 Jan. 1793 ; embarked, 24 April, 1795, 
as a Volunteer, on board the Nassau 64, Capt. 
Herbert Sawyer ; and served, as Midshipman, from 
18 of the following month until within a few days 
of the receipt of his first commission, 16 Feb. 1799, 
in the Latona and Cambrian frigates, both com- 
manded by Capt. Hon. Arthur Kaye Legge, on the 
Home station. He then joined Vice-Admiral Sir 
Roger Curtis in the Prince 98, and, accompanying 
him soon afterwards, in the Lancaster 64, to the 
Cape of Good Hope, continued there to serve, in 
the same ship and the Adamant 50, latterly as 
Flag-Lieutenant, until 26 Aug. 1801, when he as- 
sumed command of the Penguin sloop, by virtue of 
a commission dated back to 14 of the preceding 
Feb. On 2 April, 1802, Capt. Bouverie was made 
Post into the Braave, of 40 guns; but, leaving 
that ship in the ensuing Aug., he was subsequently 
appointed — 1 April, 1803, to the Mercury 28, em- 
ployed, first, as a floating battery off Guernsey, next 
in convoying the outward-bound trade to the Me- 
diterranean, and (after capturing, 4 Feb. 1805, a 
Spanish national vessel, El Fuerte de Gibraltar, of 4 
guns and 59 men) in cruizing in the West Indies — 
10 Aug. 1805, to L'AiMABLE 32, in which ship he 
was chased by a French sc[uadron under M. Ri- 
chery, when proceeding to join Lord Nelson's fleet 
off Cadiz— and, 20 Feb. 1806, to the Medusa 32. 
During the more than seven years of his continu- 
ance in the latter frigate, Capt. Bouverie partici- 
pated in all the operations in the Rio de la Plata, 
from Oct. 1806, until his return to England with 
Lieut.-General Whitelocke, in Sept. 1807, including 
the capture of Maldonado and the island of Gorriti.* 
He also took, 4 April, 1808, L'Actif, French priva^ 
teer, of 14 guns ; united with Capt. Thos. Manby, 
of the Thalia 36, in a supposed pursuit of two 
French frigates to the coast of Labrador, whence he 
returned after experiencing for three months the 
greatest privations ; captured, 6 and l4 Jan. 1810, 
while cruizing in the British Channel and Bay of 
Biscay, the privateers L'Avmture, of 14 guns and 
82 men, and L' Hirondelle, of 14 guns and 75 men ; 
and, in the summer of 1812, was repeatedly noticed 
in the despatches of Sir Geo. Ralph Collier for his 
eificacious support of the patriot cause on the north 
coast of Spain, where he particularly contributed 
to the reduction of Lequeytio and Guetaria.t 
He afterwards commanded, from 15 May, 1828, 
until 1831, the Windsor Castle 7fi, on the Medi- 

• Vide Gaz. 1807, pp. 114, 1210. 
+.r. Gai. 1812, p, 1441. 



104 



BOWDEN— BOWEN. 



terranean station ; was appointed Colonel of Ma^ 
rines 22 July, 1830; attained the rank of Bear- 
Admiral 10 Jan. 1837 ; was lastly employed, from 
26 July, 1837, until the same month in 1842, as 
Admiral-Superintendent at Portsmouth, with his 
flag on hoard the Victory 104 ; and became a Vice- 
Admiral 9 Not. 1846. 

Vice-Admiral Bouverie, who is a Deputy-Lieu- 
tenant for Wiltshire, and has been several times 
returned to Parliament as the representative of 
different places in that CO., married, 27 Dec. 1809, 
Louisa, second daughter of the late Joseph Hay, 
Esq. ; and has an only daughter, Louisa, married, 
2 April, 1832, to Capt. Hon. Sam. Hay, 7th Foot, 
brother of the Earl of ErroU. 



BOWDEN. (Lieut., 1814. p-p., 18; h-p., 26.) 
John Bowden entered the Navy, 26 May, 1803, 
as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board La Cbeffonne 36, Capt. 
Chas. Adam, under whom, after contributing to the 
defeat, in June, 1805, of a division of the French 
flotilla, which was driven under the batteries at 
Fecamp, he successively removed, as Midshipman, 
to the Kesistance 38, and Invincible 74, employed 
off the coasts of France, Spain, and Portugal, and 
in the Mediterranean. Between Oct. 1810, and 
Oct. 1813, we find him serving, at the siege of Cadiz 
and on the Home and West India stations, in the 
CoEOSSus 74, Capt. Thos. Alexander, Kotal Wil- 
liam, Capt. Robt. Hall, Norge 74, Capt. John 
Spratt Rainier, Vestal 28, Capt. Sam. Deckar, and, 
as Master's Mate, in the Garland 22, and Shark 
sloop, Capts. Thos. Huskisson, Rich. Plummer 
Davies, and John Gore. He was confirmed to a 
Lieutenancy in the latter vessel, bearing the flag at 
the time of Rear-Admiral Wm. Brown, 16 March, 
1814; and, invaliding home in April, 1815, was 
afterwards appointed — 5 April, 1831, to a three 
years' command in the Coast Guard — and, 26 June, 
1837, to the Victory 104, flag-ship at Portsmouth 
of Hon. Buncombe Pleydell Bouverie. He has 
been on half-pay since Feb. 1840. 



employed in Chesapeake Bay. He was made Lieu- 
tenant, 9 Feb. 1815, into the Dauntless 18, Capt. 
Dan. Barker; returned home from Rio Janeiro, 
in July of the same year, on board the Achille 74, 
Capt. Aiskew Paffard HoUis ; and since 25 Apnl, 
1842, has been employed in the Coast Guard. 

He married, 19 Dec. 1825, Jane, daughter of the 
late Rev. Jas. Stanley, Vicar of Ormskirk, Lanco^ 
shire, and sister of Capts. Edw. and Owen Stanley, 
R.N. Agents— Messrs. Chard. 



BOWDEN. (Lieut., 1815. f-p., 11 ; h-p., 31.) 
Philip Bowden entered the Navy, 12 June, 1805, 
as A.B., on board the Fisgard 38, Capts. Lord 
Mark Robt. Kerr and Sir Wm. Bolton, under the 
latter of whom he was present, as Midshipman, at 
the taking of Cura9oa, 1 Jan. 1807. He afterwards 
served, in 1808-9, in the Inconstant 36, Capt. E. 
Dickson, and Bakfleur 98, Capt. D. M'Leod ; from 
1809 to 1812, as Second Master and Master's Mate, 
in the Tridmph 74, Capt. Sam. Hood Linzee, em- 
ployed at the defence of Cadiz; in 1813-14, part of 
the time as Acting-Lieutenant, in the San Juan 74, 
bearing the flag of the latter oflicer at Gibraltar ; 
and in 1814-15, as Master's Mate, in the Salvador, 
Capt. Hall, and Impregnable 104, flag-ship in the 
Mediterranean of Rear-Admiral Josias Rowley. He 
was placed on half-pay in Aug. 1815, having been 
advanced to the rank of Lieutenant on 22 of the 
previous February, and has not since been afloat. 

BOWDEN. (Lieut., 181!). f-p., 17; h-p., 27.) 

Richard Bayly Bowdes entered the Navy, 17 
Aug. 1803, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Britannia 
100, Capt. the Earl of Northesk, with whom, when 
Rear-Admiral, he was present, as Midshipman, in 
the same ship, at the battle of Trafalgar, 21 Oct. 
1805. He was next employed for some time in the 
Illustrious 74, Capt. Wm. Shields, and also in the 
Minotaur 74, flag-ship, during the hostilities of 
1807 against Copenhagen, of Rear-Admiral Wm. 
Essington. After an attachment of a few months, 
in the early part of 1808, to the Hibernia 110, 
bearing the flag, off Lisbon, of Sir Chas. Cotton, 
Mr. Bowden joined the Nautilus sloop, Capt. 
Thos. Dench, under whom, during a continuance of 
more than four years on the Portuguese and Medi- 
terranean stations, he contributed to the capture of 
several privatetrs, and of one of them while serving 
in the boats. From the Nautilus he removed, in 
July, 1814, to the Orlando 36, Capt. John Olavell, 



BOWDEN. (CoMMANDEK, 1813. F-P., 20 ; 

H-p., 32.) 
Richard Booth Bowden entered the Navy, 
1 June, 1795, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board La Concorde 
36, Capt. Anthony Hunt, on the Channel station ; 
attained the rating of Midshipman in Sept. fol- 
lowing ; and, after serving for more than six years 
in the Caroline 36, Capts. Wm. Luke and Wm. 
Bowen, employed off Lisbon and in the Mediter- 
ranean, where he assisted at the capture of many 
privateers and other armed vessels, was promoted 
to the rank of Lieutenant 29 April, 1802. His ap- 
pointments, in the latter capacity, were — in July, 
1803, to the Weymouth District of Sea Fencibles — 
5 May, 1804, to the Queen 98, Capts. Manley Dixon 
and Fras. Pender, in the Channel — 4 July, 1805, to 
the Royal Sovereign 100, Capt. Mark Robinson, 
lying at Portsmouth — 14 Aug. 1805, to the Quebec 
32, Capts. Hon. Geo. Heneage Lawrence Dundas, 
Geo. M'Kinley, Lord Viscount Falkland, and Hon. 
Geo. Paulet, under the third of whom he witnessed 
the surrender of the Danish island of Heligoland, 
5 Sept. 1807 — 16 May, 1810, after an unemployed 
interval of 13 months, to the Codrageux 74, 
Capt. Wm. Butterfield, attached to the fleet in the 
Channel— and, 22 Nov. 1810, and 8 May, 1811, to 
the Christian VH. 80, and Caledonia 120, bear- 
ing each the flag in the Downs and Mediterranean 
of Sir Edw. Pellew. Being superseded from the 
latter ship on advancement to his present rank, 
5 Aug. 1813, Commander Bowden, on 15 Oct. fol- ' 
lowing, assumed command of the Gorgon hospital- 
ship, which for some time bore the flag, at Port 
Mahon, Minorca, of Vice-Admiral Fras. Pickmore, 
and subsequently, in 1814-15, after serving on the 
coast of North America, formed part of the expedi- 
tion sent against New Orleans. His last appoint- 
ment was, 16 May, 1815, to the Antelope 50, in 
which he served at Portsmouth for a period of 
three months. 

Commander Bowden, who has been twice married, 
wedded first the youngest daughter of the Rev. R. 
Hawker, D.D., Vicar of Charles, Devon. By his 
second marriage he has issue. 



BOWEN. (Lieutenant, 1836.) 

Augustus Frederick James Bowen, bom in 
1812, is son of the late Capt. Wm. Hawkwell 
Bowen, R.N., by Susannah, sister of the present 
Capt. Sir Wm. Geo. Parker, Bart., R.N.; and god- 
son and protege of H.R.H. the late Duke of Sussex. 
He had two uncles of his own name, both Post- 
Captains, one of whom, the gallant Rich. Bowen, 
commanded the Terpsichoue 32, under Lord Nel- 
son, at Teneriffe, and met a glorious death while 
spiking the guns at the Mole. 

This officer entered the Navy in 1821, and while 
attached, with Capt. Wm. Fitzwilliam Owen, to 
the Leven, Barracouta, and Albatross, assisted 
in surveying the continent of Africa, the islands of 
Madagascar and France, the Seychelles, and parts 
of India and Arabia. He also visited South Ame- 
rica, and endured many hardships consequent on 
the Ashantee war and other causes. He next, in 
1825, joined the Prince Regent 120, flag-ship at 
the Nore of Sir Robt. Moorsom, and, after holding 
command for some time of her tender, became 
attached to the Briton 46, Capts. Gordon and 
Seymour, in which frigate he made a voyage to 
Russia. He was selected in 1827 to assist Capt. 
Henry Wolsey Bayfield in the survey of the river 
St. Lawrence and coast of Labrador ; passed his 



BOWEN. 



105 



examination for eeamansliip in 1830 ; was in Canada 
througliout the whole period of the rebellion ; came 
home, after repeated applications, and passed his 
examination at the Royal Naval College early in 
1836 ; was promoted, in consequence of the long 
and arduous nature of his services, on 30 April in 
the same year ; and resumed immediately after- 
wards the survey of the coast of Labrador and the 
southern part of the St. Lawrence. He obtained 
leave in 1840 to return to England, and is at pre- 
sent unemployed. Agents — Hallett and Robinson. 



BOWEN. (Ctaptam, 1825. f-p., 17; h-p., 31.) 
Charles Bowen entered the Navy, 18 Jan. 1799, 
as a Boy, on board the Achille 74, Capts. Hon. 
Edwin Henry Stanhope and Geo. Murray, on the 
Channel station; attained the rating of Midship- 
man 21 Oct. 1800 ; and, on removing with the last- 
mentioned officer to the Edgar 74, was present, 
under Lord Nelson, in the battle of Copenhagen, 
2 April, 1801. He next accompanied Capt. Murray 
into the London 98, and afterwards, from Nov. 
1802, until Feb. 1806, served in the Juno 32, Capt. 
Henry Richardson, attached to the fleet in the 
Mediterranean. In Nov. 1806, Mr. Bowen rejoined 
his former Captain, then Kear-Admiral Murray, as 
Master's Mate, in the Poltphemds 64^ in which 
ship we iind him, from May to Aug. 1807, employed, 
latterly as Acting-Lieutenant, during the hostile 
operations in the Rio de la Plata. He was con- 
firmed, on 30 of the latter month, into the Hermes 
sloop-of-war, Capt. Edw. Reynolds Sibly, and sub- 
sequently appointed— 20 Aug. 1808, to the Thisbe 28, 
bearing the flag in the Thames of Hon. Sir Henry 
Edwin Stanhope— 11 Sept. 1809, to the Nereus 36, 
Capt. Peter Heywood, in which vessel he returned 
home from the Mediterranean, with the remains of 
Lord Collingwood, in April, 1810—8 Nov. following 
to the Northumberland 74, Capt. Henry Hotham, 
under whom (the Growler gun-brig in company) 
he assisted at the destruction, with a loss to the 
Northumberland of 5 killed and 28 wounded, of 
the two French 40-gun frigates VAriemie and 
L' Andromaque, of 450 men each, and MameUmck 
brig, of 18 guns and 150 men, defended by nume- 
rous galling batteries at the entrance of L'Orient, 
22 May, 1812— and, 5 Feb. 1813, to the Indus 74, 
Capt. Wm. Hall Gage, employed ofF the Texel, and 
also in the Mediterranean, whence he returned in 
Sept. 1814. Being promoted to the command, 19 
July, 1822, of the Driver sloop, he served for 
about two years in that vessel on the coast of 
Africa, where he acquired great credit, as evinced 
by the acknowledgments of Commodore Sir Robt. 
Mends, for his disinterested zeal and active ex- 
ertions during the Ashantee war, particularly in 
mounting and equipping the guns of Cape Coast 
Castle in 1823; and likewise for his co-operation, 
in May, 1824, with the troops under Lieut.-Col. 
Sutherland.*' He was advanced to Post-rank 27 
June, 1825, and placed upon retired half-pay 1 
Oct. 1846. 

Capt. Bowen married Mary Hannah, youngest 
daughter of the late Geo, Fisher, Esq., of Hillside, 
CO. Gloucester, by whom he has issue. 

BOWEN. (COMMANDEK,1814. F-P., 14 ; H-P., 34.) 
George Bowen entered the Navy, 17 March, 
1799, as a Supernumerary, on board the Bulldog 
bomb, Capts. Adam Drummond and Barrington 
Dacres, stationed in the Mediterranean, where, on 
14 Jan. 1800, he became Midshipman of the The- 
seus 74, Capt. John Styles. He further served in 
the Levden 68, Capt. Wm. Bedford, attached to 
the fleet in the North Sea; for some time, as 
Master's Mate, in the Centurion 50, bearing the 
flag in the East Indies of Vice-Admiral Peter Rai- 
nier ; and, in the same capacity also, in the Namcr 
74, Capt. Lawrence Wm. Halsted, under whom he 
was present, 4 Nov. 1805, at the capture, by Sir 
Rich. Straohan's squadron, of the four French 
ships of the line escaped from the battle of Tra^ 
* Vide Gaz. 1824, pp. 1011, 1273. 



falgar. On 7 Feb. 1806, Mr. Bowen was made 
Lieutenant into the Conqueror 74, commanded in 
the Mediterranean by Capt. Israel Pellew. He 
afterwards joined, 10 Nov. 1807, the Kangaroo 
sloop, Capt. John Baker, lying in the Downs — 2 
Nov. 1808, the Thames 32, Capt. Hon. Granville 
Geo. Waldegrave — 5 May, 1809, the Dreadnought 
98, bearing the flag in Basque Roads of Rear-Ad- 
miral Thos. Sotheby— 20 Jan. 1810, the Dictator 
64, Capt. Rich. Harrison Pearson, employed in the 
North Sea and Baltic— and 2 May following, as 
First Lieutenant, the Apollo 38, Capts. Bridges 
Watkinson Taylor and Thos. Graham. In that 
frigate, during a continuance of four years in the 
Mediterranean, he saw a vast deal of active service. 
He assisted in capturing, 13 April, 1812, the French 
frigate-built store-ship Merinos, of 20 guns and 126 
men, under the batteries of Corsica, and, on 20 
Sept. in the same year, the national xebec UlyBse, 
of 6 guns — took, 21 Deo. ensuing, in command of 
the Apoixo's boats, supported by those of the 
Weasel sloop, under Lieut. Michael Quin, the 
tower of St. Cataldo, the strongest between the 
Brindisi and Otranto* — obtained mention for his 
distinguished share in the reduction of the islands 
of Augusta and Curzola, in the Adriatic, 29 Jan. 
and 3 Feb. 1813 f — and witnessed the taking of 
those of Malero and Paxo, 14 April, 1813, and 13 
Feb. 1814. Since his advancement to his present 
rank, which took place on 15 June in the latter 
year. Commander Bowen has not been employed. 

BOWEN. (LiEDT., 1808. F-p., 20 ; h-p., 260 

Peregrine Bowen entered the Navy, 28 Jan. 
1801, as Midshipman, on board the Chapman, hired 
armed ship, Capts. Robt. Keen and Thos. Brown ; 
removed very shortly afterwards into the San 
JosEF 110, Capts. Wm. Wolseley and Carpenter; 
and from July, 1803, until the year 1807, served in 
the Prince 98, Capts. Rich. Grindall, Daniel Oliver 
Guion, Wm. Lechmere, and Alex- Fraser, under 
the first of whom he was present, 21 Oct. 1805, in 
the battle of Trafalgar. He next accompanied 
Capt. Fraser into the Vanguard 74, one of the 
ships employed with the fleet under Lord Gambler 
at the bombardment of Copenhagen in Sept. 1807 ; 
and, on 21 Oct. in that year, was appointed Acting- 
Lieutenant of the Bellette 18, Capt. John Philli- 
more. He was confirmed, 23 Feb. 1808, into the 
Babfledr 98, bearing the flags in the Tagus and 
oflf Lisbon of Rear-Admirals Wm. Albany Otway 
and Chas. Tyler, to the latter of whom he appears 
to have officiated for some time as Flag-Lieutenant. 
From the Barfleur Mr. Bowen was appointed, 
7 Dec. 1808, to the Venus 32, in which frigate he 
continued to serve, under Capts. Anderson, Jas. 
Coutts Crawford (with whom he assisted at the 
reduction of Vigo in March, 1809), and Kenneth 
Mackenzie, off the coasts of Spain, Portugal, Nor- 
way, and Greenland, and in the West Indies, until 
paid off, 14 Feb. 1814. Since 10 June, 1839, he 
has been employed as Admiralty Agent in a con- 
tract steam-vessel on the Liverpool station. 



BOWEN. (LiEHT., 1815. F-P., 10; h-p., 31.) 

Richard Bowen entered the Navy, in Jime, 
1806, as A.B., on board the Glatton 50, Capts. 
Thos. Seccombe, Henry Hope, and Geo. Miller 
Bligh, employed in the Mediterranean, on which 
station he removed, as Midshipman, in Sept. 1809, 
to the Active, of 46 guns, Capt. Jas. Alex. Gordon. 
While belonging to that frigate he took part, 13 
March, 1811, in the brilliant action off Lissa, where 
a British squadron, carrying in the whole 156 guns 
and 879 men, completely routed, after a conflict of 
six hours, and a loss to the Active of 4 killed and 
24 wounded, a Franco-Venetian armament, whose 
force amounted to 284 guns and 2655 men ; and on 
29 Nov. in the same year he further shared in a 
hard-fought action of an hour and 40 minutes 
which, in rendering the Active captor of La Po^ 

• Vide Gai. 1813, p. 1122. 
t V. Gaz. 1813, pp. 1093, 1307. 



106 



BOWER— BOWERBANK-BOWERS. 



mone, of 44 guns and 332 menj occasioned her a loss 
of 8 killed and 27 wounded. From June to Nov. 
1812, Mr. Bowen next serred in the Namue 74, 
Capt. Cbas. John Austen, and Seahorse 38, com- 
tnanded by Capt. Gordon. He then joined the 
ScEPTBE and Albion 74's, bearing each the flag of 
Kear-Admiral Geo. Cockburn, and was for 20 
months very actively employed on the coast of 
North America. After acting for nearly five 
months as Lieutenant of the Kosy 64, Capt. 
Andrew Fitzherbert Evans, Mr. Bowen was con- 
flrined to that ship by commission dated 13 April, 
1815. He returned home from Bermuda on board 
the Bdffalo in March, 1816, and has not since 
been afloat. 



BOWER. (Captain, 184.5.) 

James IPatekson BOwer entered the Navy 6 
May, 1820 : passed his examination iJi 1826 ; Ob» 
tained his first commission 10 Jan. 1837 ; and after 
serving for some time as Additional-Lieutfenant in 
the Ddblin 50, and President 52, flag-ships on 
the South American station of Rear- Admirals Sir 
Graham Eden Hamond and Chas. Bayne Hodgson 
Koss, was appointed, 10 July, 1838, to the Sama- 
KANG 26, Capts. Wm. Broughton and Jas. Scott. 
With the latter officer he served, as his First Lieu' 
tenant, throughout the Chinese Campaign ; and on 
every occasion of hazard or dif&culty on which he 
was employed his zeal and gallantry drew forth the 
highest official notice. At the taking of Tycocktow, 
7 Jan. 1841, he received a severe sabre-cut across 
the knee while heading the party which stormed 
and carried the fort;* and not long afterwards 
(Feb. 22), in following up the success which led to 
the capture of a masked battery of 20 guns at ttie 
hack of Anunghoy, he came upon the rear-guard 
of the Chinese, and bore away their colours. f In 
March he again signalized himself by the dashing 
manner in which he took possession of the fort of 
Feeshukok, mounting 7 guns, whence the enemy 
had opened a heavy fire of grape.J The latter 
service was performed during the celebrated forced 
passage, effected between 3 a.m. on the 13th and 
4 P.M. on the 15th, by the Nemesis and the Sama- 
KANo's boats up the inner Channel from Macao to 
Whampoa, a navigation never before traversed by 
European boat or vessel, in the course of which 
were destroyed five forts, one battery, two military 
stations, and nine man-of-War junk^, in which col- 
lectively were 115 guns and 8 ginjalls. Being re- 
warded for his continued gallantry with a Com- 
mander's commission, dated on 6 May in the same 
year, Capt. Bower, on 23 Deo. 1843, assumed com- 
mand of the Hecate steam-sloop, and was for 18 
months employed in the discharge of various par- 
ticular duties. He was advanced (on his return 
home from Malta with the body of the late Admiral 
Sir Philip C. C. H. Durham, G.C.B.) to the rank 
he now holds 23 July, 1845, and has since been on 
half-pay. Agents— Messrs. Stilwell. 



BOWERBANK. (Lieut.,1812. f-p.,11 ; h-p., 32.) 
John Bowebbank entered the Navy, 21 March, 
1804, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Latona 38, 
Capt. Thos. Le Marchant Gosselin, employed off 
Brest. On removing, as Midshipm&n, With the 
same oflicer, to the Audacious 74, he accompanied 
Lieut.-General Sir John Moore to Portugal, and 
appears to have been very activelj' engaged in re- 
embarking the troops after the battle of Corunna. 
He next, in April, 1809, joined the Melpomene 38, 
Capts. Fred. Warren and Peter Parker, under th« 
former of whom we find him, during a dark night 
of the ensuing May, contributing to the repulse, 
after a destructive conflict of many hours, of 20 
Danish gun-boats, whose fire occasioned the British 
ship a loss of 5 men killed and 29 wounded. From 
Oct. in the same year until his promotion to the 

• Vide Gai. 1841, fj. 1162, 1164. 
+ V. Gaz. 1841, pp. 1424, 1497. 
X V. Gaz. 1841, pp. 1427, 1507-9. 



rank of Lieutenant, 30 June, 1812, Mr. Bowerbank ' 
next served, off Flushing, in the river Tfiaifles, and 
on the Baltic station, in the Isis arme'e en flute, 
Capt. Woodley Losaok, Bblvideba 38, Capt. Rich. 
Byron, and Victoby 100, flag-ship of Sir Jas. Sau- 
marez. He then joined the Plahtagenbt 7^ 
Capt Eobt. Lloyd, from which ship, after servij^g^ 
on the North American and West India stations, ' 
he removed to the Belleeophon 74, Capt. Fred. 
Lewis Maitland, in time to witness the surrender 
of Napoleon Buonaparte. He went on half-pay 
13 Sept. 1815, and has not since been employed. 

BOWERS. (Lieut., 1810. f-p., 15; H-p.,34.) 

WiiMAM BowEBS Was bom, 5 Nov. 1784, ttt 
Liverpool, and died 11 Aug. 1845. He was son of 
an officer in the Royal Navy, who, after serving 
in the American war, was washed overboard by a 
heavy sea on his passage home. At the age of ten 
he was left an orphan, without friend or relative. 

This officer (who had previously been In the 
merchant-service, and had been twice captured by 
the French) was impressed into the Navy, out of a 
cartel at Guadeloupe, in March, 1797, as a Boy, on 
board the VangUakd 74, Capt. Ralph WiUett Miller. 
Being immediately draughted into the Bedlona 74, 
Capt. Geo. Wilson, he had an opportunity of wit- 
nessing the unsuccessful attack made in the follow.- 
ing month upon the island of Porto Rico ; after 
which he successively joined — in Jan. 1799, the 
Expedition 44, Capt. Sir Thos. Livingstone, em- 
ployed in conveying part of the Russian troops 
from Revel to England — in Nov. 1799, the Gorgon 
Store-ship, Capt. Ross, with whom he returned, as 
Midshipman, to the West Indies in 1800 — in March, 
1801, the Juno 32, Capts. Geo. Dundas and Thos. 
Manby, While in Whose tender he was captured, 
after a running fight of five hours, in which his 
bravery and skill were very conspicuous, by a 
Spanish privateel-, and taken to Trinidad, where 
he Was detained for Six months — in July, 1807 
(After an interval of five yea*s, two of which were 
passed in the endurance of considerable hardships 
as a priBoner-of-War in Peru*), the Achille 74, 
Capt. Sir Rich. King) under whom he was fe* eight 
months employed in blockading a Spanish sq^ua^ron 
in Ferrol, and had twice the good fortune, With 
nearly fatal effect to himself, of snatching a fellow- 
creature from destruction — next, the PompeE and 
Neptune, beating each the flag Sii the West Indies 
of Sir Alex. Cochrane, in the latter of which ships, 
after Witnessing the surrender of Guadeloupe, he 
was confirmed a Lieutenant, 5 Oct. 1810 — and, on 
5 Deo. in the same year, the Helicon 10, Capts. 
Harry Hopkins and Andrew Mitchell. During a 
constant employment of more than four years in 
the Channel On board that vessel, he assisted at 
the capture and destruction, independently of a 
large number of merchantmen, of six privateers, 
one of Which, Le jftevenant, mounted 14 guns and 
carried a crew of 120 men. On one occasion, ere, 
in his anxiety to hurry his men from a rapidly 
sinking wreck of which he had been sent to take 
possession, he had time to abandon her, Mr. Bowers 
was himself engulfed in the vortex of her descent. 
Although he was miraculously saved, yet he re- 
ceived so Severe a shock that MS constitution, 
already sufficiently injured by long exposures, sud- 
den changes of climate, and other causes, became 
seriously impaired. On the return of Buonaparte 
from Elba the Helicon was sent to Nantes with a 
proclamation from the Prince Regent, containing 
an assurance of protection to all vessels navigating 
under the white, or Bourbon, flag ; and after the 
Battle of Waterloo she was again deputed to the 
same (dace with intelligence of the result. On 
being next appointed, as he had latterly been Uf 
the Helicon, Senior of the Alert 18, Capt. John 

* The statements laid before tlie Transport Board by 
Lieut. Bowers, on his return home, of the cruellies he 
had experienced in a dungeon at Callao, was the occasion oT 
a strong remonstrance to the Court of Madrid, and of tli6 
flnal enlargoaient of the remaining prtsonera. 



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»«fBiBr*1K Bowers, in Sept. 1815, was sent to 
London to enter men for that sloop, in ejecting 
which object he expended from his private re- 
acurces, in'the payment of advances necessary to 
ind^i}ce them to join, the sum, we believe, of 60Z., 
aa ja*t of which was ever returned to Mm, He 
was BubsecLuently employed for four monthg at 
Shields, also in BuecessfuUy cruizing against the 
smugglers, and for a short time in command of a 
sailing galley off Flushing. H« was superseded 
from the Alert at his own request in July, 1816, 
and in Jan. 1832 was appointed tg the command 
of the SsEADsoDGBT, seamen's hospital ship, off 
Qreenwicfa. On bis resignation of the latter situa- 
tion in 1837, in consequence of severe family afflic- 
tions and infirmities engendered by his former 
services, Lieut. Bowers received as a reward for 
his " uniform zeal and diligence in forwarding the 
interests of the charity," a unanimous vote of 
thanks from the committee, accompanied by a 
gratuity of 501. For an account of the adventurous 
portion of this officer's career between the years 
1816 and 1832, as well as for a more minute detail 
of the occurrences of his professional life, we refer 
our readers to his ' Naval Adventures,' an auto- 
biographical work of considerable interest. 

Lieut. Bowers was an officer of acknowledged 
zeal aiid ability. He m^'rried, in May, 1832, Caro- 
line, daughter of Thos. Barford, Esq., of Stratford, 
CO. Essex, and by that lady, who died 25 April, 
1843, has left issue a son and daughter. 

BOWIE. (COMMANBEH, 1846. F-P., 44 ; H-P., 0.) 
John Bowie entered the Navy, 13 March, 1803, 
as A.B., on board the Fekhetbr gun-brig, Lieut.- 
Commandep Henry "Weir, in which vessel he served, 
the last two years as Second Master, until Feb. 
1807, on the North Sea station, where he assisted 
in beating off two French man-of-war brigs of very 
superior force. He was next employed, until Dec. 
1809, as Master and Acting Sub-Lieutenant in the 
Linnet brig, Lieut.-Commander John Treacey, 
under whom he contributed to the capture, 16 Jan. 
and 30 Aug- 1808, in spite of considerable resist. 
anQe, of the privateers Le Courier, of 18 guns and 
60 men, and Fmidroyantj of 10 guns and 25 men j 
and further attended the expedition to the Wal- 
cheren, He subsequently officiated as Master and 
Acting-Lieutenant, for two years, of the Recruit 
18, Cagts. Murray, John Cookeslejr, and Hum- 
phrey Fleming Senhouse, employed in the Channel 
and off Newfoundland; and from Nov. 1811, until 
Dec. 1813, during which period ^on 20 July, 1812) 
he was confirmed in the rank of Lieutenant, appears 
to have been very actively engaged in gun-boat 
co-operations with the patriots on the coast of 
Spain, particularly at the defence of Cadiz and 
Taxii^ — on the shores also of Catalonia, where he 
commanded a division of the flotilla, and was pre- 
sent at the siege of Tarragona — and in various 
affairs up the river Ebro, which terminated in his 
being severely wounded and his gun-boat blown 
up. Mr. Bowie was next, in 1813-15, appointed, in 
succession, to the Malta 84, Koyal Sovereign 
100, and 'ToNNANT 80, flag-ships on the Mediter- 
ranean, Channel, and Cork stations of Sir Benj. 
Hallowell. He removed to the command, 13 May, 
1817, of the Minerva, and subsequently to that of 
the Kite, Revenue cruizers ; and from 31 Oct- 1820, 
until the attainment of his present ran]c, 9 Nov. 
1846, flUed the appointment of Inspecting Com- 
mander in the Coast Guard. Agent— J. iHinxman. 

BOWKEK. (Captajn, 1811. f-p., 31 ; h-p., 31.) 
John Bqwker, born 1 Dec. 1770, and descended 
from an old Norman family distinguished during 
the Crusades, is second son of the late Robt. Bowker, 
Esq., of Queen's County, Ireland, by a daughter of 
Thos. Cosby, Esq., of Vicarstown. He is a near re- 
lative of the late Phillips Cosby, Esq., Admiral of 
the White ; and cousin of the present Thos. Phillips 
Cosby, Esq., of Stradbally Hall, Queen's County, a 
magistrate and deputy-lieutenant. 
This officer entered the Navy, 3 Aug. 1785, as 



A. B., on board the Trusty 50, bearing the broad 
pendant in the Mediterrfinean of Commodore P. 
Costly, and shortly afterwards attained the rating 
of Midshipmao, He removed, in 1788, to the Fer- 
ret Bloop-of-war, commanded on the latter station 
by Capts. Davidge Gould, Wm. Swaffield, and Hon. 
Robt. Stopford ; served subsequently in 1790-1, as 
Master's Mate, in the Gibraltar 80, Capt. Sam, 
Cranston Goodall, and London 98, bearing the flag 
of the same officer in the Channel ; then proceeded 
to the West Indies in the Pbosebpine frigate, Capt. 
James Alms ; in 1792 rejoined his relative. Rear? 
Admiral Cosby, in the St. George 98, at Plymouth ; 
and on ultimately accompanying him to the Medir 
terranean in the Windsor Castle 98, served in 
command of a party of seamen at the occupation of 
Toulon, and was promoted, 10 July, 1794, into the 
St. Fiokbnzo frigate, Capts. Sir Chas, Hamilton and 
Henry Inman. His next appointment was, 8 Dec. 
1794, to the Mabs, of 82 g)ms and 634 men, Capts, 
Sir Ghas. Cotton, Alex. Hood, and John Manley, in 
which ship we find him employed, latterly as First- 
Lieutenant, until March, 1799. He was in conse- 
quence present in Comwallis's celebrated retreat of 
16 and 17 June, 1795, when the Mabs, being the 
sternmost ship, bore the brunt of the enemy's 
attack; and he assisted, under Capt. Hood, at the 
capture, 21 April, 1798, oi L' Hercule, of 78 guns and 
680 men. At the close of the desperate and san- 
guinary conflict which led to the latter event, 
wherein, for the space of an hour, the yards of the 
two ships were locked together, and muzzle touched 
muzzle, Mr. Bowker, then Second-Lieutenant, was 
the officer who, of his own accord, the Captain being 
mortally wounded and the First-Lieutenant absent 
from the quarter-deck, gallantly headed a party of 
boardpr^, and, springing into the main-chains of 
L'Her^ule, succeeded in taking possession of that 
ship, although unexpectedly opposed by the First 
and Second French Captains and about 60 men, who 
had treacherously rallied and resumed their arms. 
In effecting this service, however, he unfortunately, 
while in the act of making a thrust at the latter 
officer, slipped and fell from the quarter to the 
orlop deck, a misadventure which occasioned him a 
loss of three teeth and a contusion in the right 
knee.* His ensuing appointments were — 28 March, 
1799, 27 Nov. 1800, and 8 June, 1803— to the Prince 
and Prince George 98's, and, as First-Lieutenant, 
to the San Josef 110, all bearing the flag in the 
Channel of his friend Sir C. Cotton, by whom, in 
the autumn of 1806, he was placed in command of 
the Atalante brig. In that vessel, after taking 
or destroying eight of a French coasting convoy of 
12 sail, and singly preventing by a riise-de-guerre 
several of the enemy's men-of-war from leaving 
Basque Roads, Lieut. Bowker, owing to the igno- 
rance of the pilots, unhappily got aground, in Feb. 
1807, and remained exposed to a heavy fire of 
great guns and musketry, until luckily rescued 
from off the wreck, with his ship's company, by 
the arrival of two British frigates. His ad- 
vancement to the rank of Commander being con- 
firmed on 23 of the following month, he was suc- 
cessively appointed — on the same date, to the 
EpERViER brig, on the West India station, whence 
his health obliged him to invalid in Jan. 1808 — 
8 Aug. 1809, to the ^tna bomb, part of the naval 
force employed in the expedition to the Scheldt 
under Sir Rich. John Straohan, whose thanks he 
received in public orders, conjointly with the other 
participating officers, for silencing the batteries of 
Doel and covering the retreat of the advanced 
squadron of frigates— 3 Sept. 1810, after assisting in 
the defence of Cadiz, to the Wizard 16, attached 
to the fleet in the Mediterranean— and, 24 Feb. 
1811, as Acting-Captain, to the San Josef, flag-ship 
of his patron Sir Chas. Cotton, in which he re- 
turned home. From the date of his Post^commis- 
sion, 16 Aug. 1811, Capt. Bowker remained on 
half-pay, until nominated, 12 Feb. 1817, Flag-Cap- 
tain, in the Sib Francis Drake of 46 guns, to 



• ViieGia. 1798, p. 842. 



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BOWKER-BOWLBY— BOWLES. 



Vice-Admiral Fras. Pickmore, Governor and 
Commander-in-Chief at Newfoundland, where, on 
the death of that officer, 24 Feb. following, he 
hoisted his broad pendant as Commodore, and 
acted as Governor, pro tern,, with great credit, until 
the arrival of Sir Chas. Hamilton, about the end of 
the ensuing July. He continued to serve in the 
Sir Frascis Drake, in his former capacity, until 
his return home in Nov. 1819 ; after which he 
commanded the Ordinary at Plymouth from 1825 
until 1828. He was appointed a Captain of Green- 
wich Hospital 13 July, 1844. 

Capt. Bowker married, in 1801, Mary Beckford, 
eldest daughter of Thos. Ligale Yates, Esq., who 
had been Purser of the Maes in her capture of 
L'SercuIe, and died, 17 Jan. 1832, Senior Parser in 
the Navy, having attained that rank in 1777. He 
has issue a son and daughter. 



BOWKER. (Commander, 1845. f-p., 20; h-p., 24.) 
John Harrison Bowker entered the Navy, in 
May, 1803, as a Volunteer, on board the Culloden 
74, Capt. Harrington Daores, flag-ship afterwards 
of Sir Edw. Pellew on the East India station ; pre- 
viously to proceeding whither he appears, on 2 
Sept. 1803, to have assisted in chasing the French 
74-gun ship Duguay Trcmin^ and 40-gun frigate 
Guerrieref into Corunna. In Sept. 1807, after a 
servitude of two years as Midshipman in the Dun- 
can, Capt. Lord Geo. Stuart, and Beldone, Capt. 
John Bastard, both in the East Indies, Mr. Bowker 
was discharged ; but he re-embarked, in Nov. 1809, 
on board the Amethyst 36, Capt. Jacob "Walton, 
and continued to serve in that ship on the Home 
station, until wrecked in Plymouth Sound, 16 Feb. 
1811. He was subsequently, until the receipt of 
his first commission, bearing date 7 Feb. 1815, em- 
ployed in the Mediterranean and West Indies, 
latterly as Acting-Lieutenant, on board the Un- 
dadnted 38, Capt. Rich. Xhomas, Eurtaltjs 36, 
Capt. Chas. Napier, Stbomboli bomb, Capt. John 
Stoddart, Eurtaids again, Capt. C. Napier, Vene- 
rable 74, flag-ship of Eear-Admiral Philip Chas. 
Durham, and Columbine 16, Capt. Rich. Henry 
Muddle. While in the Undaunted we find him 
engaged in co-operating with the patriots on the 
coast of Catalonia, and aUo in blockading the port 
of Toulon. On 28 July, 1815, being at the time 
Senior Lieutenant of the Fairy sloop, Capt. Henry 
Loraine Baker, he was detached in command of 
the boats to cut out a convoy at St. Fran9ois, Gua- 
deloupe, in the execution of which service, how- 
ever, he was desperately wounded by a musket- 
ball passing through the right lobe of the lungs. 
He invalided in consequence immediately after- 
wards ; and, on 23 Jan. 1807, was awarded a pension 
of 911. 5s. His subsequent appointments were — 21 
April, 1821, and 26 March, 1823, to the Nokthum- 
BBRLAND 74, Capt. Thos. Harvey, and Brisk sloop, 
Capts. Edw. Stewart and Adolphas FitzCIarence, 
both employed at Sheerness — 1 Jan. 1824, to the 
Tribune frigate, Capt. Gardiner Henry Guion, sta- 
tioned in the Mediterranean — 4 Feb. 1825, to the 
Windsor Castle 74, Capts. Hugh Downman and 
Edw. Durnford King, lyin^ at Plymouth, where 
he was placed on half-pay in 1826— and, 31 Aug. 
1840, to the command of the Savage 10, in which 
vessel he served in the Mediterranean until the 
dose of 1844. He attained his present rank 17 Jan. 
1845 ; and has since been on half-pay. Agents — 
Messrs. Stilwell. 



BOWLBY. (LiEDT., 1814. F-p., 1 1 ; H-P., 30.) 
George Henry Bowlby entered the Navy, 31 
May, 1806, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Ganges 74, 
Capts. Peter Halkett and Thos. Dundas ; attended, 
with the former, the expedition to Copenhagen un- 
der Lord Gambler, in Aug. 1807 ; served, after- 
wards, at the blockade of the Tagus and in the 
Scheldt ; attained the rating of Midshipman in Jan. 
1808; and, in April, 1811, removed to the Andro- 
mache 38, Capt. Geo. Tobin. In that ship he was 
present, as Master's Mate, at the siege of St. Sebas- 



tian, in Sept. 1813, and on its surrender he escorted 
the French garrison to England. He also participat- 
ed, on 23 of the following month, in the capture of La 
Trave frigate, of 44 guns and 321 men, after a brave 
and close-fought action of 15 minutes ; and, m 
March, 1814, was with the force under Rear- Admiral 
Chas. Vinicombe Penrose at the memorable passage 
of the Gironde. After a brief intermediate attach- 
ment to the Porcupine 22, flag-ship of Rear- Admiral 
Penrose, and Reynard 10, Capt. David St. Clair, 
Mr. Bowlby was advanced to his present rank 27 
May, 1814. His next appointments were— 23 Sept. 
ensuing, to the Woodlabk 10, Capt. Wm. Cntfield, 
employed in the Channel and Mediterranean— and, 
5 Jan. 1816, to the Mama 84, Capts. Chas. Ogle 
and Thos. Gordon Caulfeild, lying at Plymouth, 
from which ship, after having been detached to the 
West Indies in the Trave troop-ship, Capt. John 
Codd, he was paid oflT 28 Feb. 1817. He has not 
since been afloat. 

Lieut. Bowlby married, 29 June, 1844, Caroline, 
youngest daughter of the late Henry Salvin, Esq., 
of Durham. 



BOWLES, C.B., M.P. (Rear-Admikal of the 
Blue, 1841. f-p., 40; h-p., 11.) 

William Bowles, bom in 1780, is eldest son of 
Wm. Bowles, Esq., of Heale House, co. Wilts, by 
Dinah, daughter of the late Sir Thos. Frankland, 
R.N., Admiral of the White ; nephew of the late 
Wm. Frankland, Esq., M.P., a Lord of the Admi- 
ralty, and of the late Sir Boyle Roche, Bart. ; and 
first cousin of the present Capts. Edw. Augustus and 
Chas. Colville Frankland, and Henry Gosset, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 9 Sept. 1796, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Theseus 74, Capts. Au- 
gustus Montgomery and John Aylmer, employed 
in the Channel and off Cadiz ; removed with the 
latter officer, as Midshipman, in June, 1797, to 
the Captain 74 ; served, from May, 1798, to Nov. 
1800, in the Daphne 20, Capts. Sir Chas. Lindsay 
and Rich. Matson, on the North Sea and West 
India stations ; then returned home in the Hydra 
frigate, Capt. Sir Fras. Laforey ; and after a conse- 
cutive attachment to the Royal William, Capt. 
Fras. Pickmore, lying at Spithead, Acasta frigate, 
Capts. Edw. Fellowes and Jas. Athol Wood, in the 
Mediterranean, and Driver sloop, Capt. Fras. Wm. 
Fane, was appointed, 22 July, 1803, Acting-Lieute- 
nant of the Cambrian 40, Capts. Barclay and John 
Poo Beresford, on the Halifax station, where he 
was confirmed by commission dated on 30 of the 
following Aug. Mr. Bowles, whom we next find 
serving in the Leander 50, flag-ship of Sir Andrew 
Mitchell, and Milan 38, Capt. Sir Robt. Laurie, 
both on the coast of North America, was promoted 
to the rank of Commander 22 Jan. 1806, and, on 
25 March, 1807, appointed to the Zebra bomb, in 
which he accompanied Lord Gambler to Copen- 
hagen, and came frequently into angry collision 
with the Danish batteries and flotilla. Having 
attained Post-rank on 13 Oct. in the same year, 
Capt. Bowles obtained temporary command, in Dec. 
1808, of the Medusa frigate— as also, in June,'l809, 
of the Wabspite 74 — and again, in June, 1810, of 
the Medusa. While in the latter ship, we find him, 
in conjunction with the Spanish forces under Ge- 
neral Porlier, contributing to the destruction of all 
the batteries (with the exception of Castro) from 
St. Sebastian to Santander, and, in July ensuing, 
particularly distinguishing himself by his zeal, abi- 
lity, and indefatigable activity, as second in com- 
mand of the naval brigade under Capt. Hon. Fred. 
Wm. Aylmer, in a successful engagement with a 
strong detachment of the enemy's troops, consisting 
of between 700 and 800 men, near Santona."* He left 
the Medusa in Nov. 1810, and, on 29 March, 1811, 
joined the Aqdilon 32, in which frigate, after con- 
veying Lord Cathcart as Ambassador to St. Peters- 
burg, and serving for some time in the Baltic (where, 
with the assistance of the Sheldrake sloop, he ef- 
fected the destruction of seven large merchant-ships, 

* f^trfcGaz. 1810, pp. 109"-8. 



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in face of 1500 French soldiers, near Stralsiind), he 
proceeded, in 1813, to South America, and was for 
twelve months employed in protecting our trade in 
the Rio de la Plata — a service which appears to 
have been eratefuUy acknowledged by a compli- 
mentary address from the British merchants resid- 
ing at Buenos Ayres. Capt. Bowles returned home 
in April, 1814, on board the Ceees 32, but in May, 
1816, he again sailed for the same station, where, 
with his broad pendant successively in the Aupbion 
32, and CsEoiiE 42, he commanded in chief imtil 
1820. His constant attention to the interests of 
British commerce during that period was once more 
home testimony to by the mercantile representa- 
tives of Buenos Ayres, who voted him a piece of 
plate. Capt. Bowles's next appointments were — 23 
Jan. 1822, to the WitWAM and Mart yacht — and, 
8 July following, to the Comptroller-Generalship of 
the Coast Guard, which he retained until advanced 
to his present rank, 23 Nov. 1841. Being intrusted 
with the conduct of a Particular Service, he hoisted 
his flag, 29 May, 1843, on board the Ttne 26, but 
shifted it afterwards to the Caledonia 120, in 
which it continued until May, 1844. Rear-Admiral 
Bowles — who had been appointed an extra naval 
Aide-de-Camp to William IV., 5 Sept. 1831, and 
nominated a C.B. 18 April, 1839 — filled a seat at 
the Board of Admiralty from 13 May, 1844, until 
the summer of 1846. He is at present unem- 
ployed. 

The Kear-Admiral is M.P. for Launceston. He 
married, 9 Aug. 1820, the Hon. Frances Temple, 
Bister of Viscount Palmerston, Secretary of State for 
Foreign Afiairsl but has been a widower since 1838. 



BOWYEAR. (LiErTENANT, 1840.) 

George Le Geyt Bowyear entered the Navy 2 
Dec. 1830 ; passed his examination in 1836 ; and 
was promoted from the Andromeda 26, Capt. Robt. 
Lambert Baynes, to a Lieutenancy, 19 April, 1840, 
in the Racehorse 18, Capts. Edw. Alfred John 
Harris, John Coghlan Fitzgerald, and Edm. Feel, 
employed on the North America and "West India 
station, where he officiated for some time as First- 
Lieutenant. He has been serving in the East 
Indies, since 15 July, 1843, on board the Phot 16, 
Capts. Wm. Henry Jervis and Geo. Knyvett Wil- 



BOWYEK. (Capt., 1830. r-p., 2.'i; h-p., 19.) 

William Bohdn Bowter was born 1 Aug. 1789. 
This officer entered the Navy, 9 May, 1803, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Merodrt 28, Capt. 
Hon. Dunoombe Pleydell Bouverie, on the Jersey 
station, where he attained the rating of Midship- 
man 12 July following, and was often in action 
with the French flotilla. Removing, next, into the 
.SlOLHS 32, Capt. Lord Wm. FitzRoy, he was present 
at the capture, by the force under Sir Rich. John 
Strachan, of the four French ships of the line which 
had escaped from the battle of Trafalgar, 4 Nov. 
1805 ; and, on joining the Ramillies 74, Capts. Fras. 
Pickmore and Robt. Yarker, he witnessed, as we are 
informed. Sir John Borlase Warren's capture of the 
Marengo of 80 guns, with the French Admiral Linois 
on board, and 40-gun frigate Belle Poule, 13 March, 
1806 ; besides sharing in the reduction, in Dec. 
1807, of the Danish West India islands of St. Tho- 
mas and Santa Croix. In Oct. 1808, Mr. Bowyer 
was transferred, as Master's Mate, to the Venus 32, 
Capt. Jas. Coutts Crawford, one of the two frigates 
employed at the siege of Vigo, subsequently to the 
surrender of which place, 27 March, 1809, he was 
sent with some Spanish gun-boats to assist in de- 
stroying the bridge of St. Payo, in order to obstruct 
the advance of the French army to its relief. On 
26 June, 1809, he became an Acting, and, on 4 May, 
1810, a confirmed Lieutenant, of the Norge 74, 
Capt. John Spratt Rainier, attached to the squadron 
at the defence of Cadiz, where, in 1810-11, being 
detached on boat service, he was very efficiently 
engaged against the enemy's gun-vessels and other- 
wise. Lieut. Bowyer's succeeding appointments 



were — 9 April, 1811, to the Thais 18, Capt. Edw. 
Scobell, on the coast of Africa, whence his health 
obliged him to invalid in Feb. 1812—20 June fol- 
lowing, to the Aqoilon 32, Capt. Wm. Bowles, 
on the Baltic and Brazilian stations — 15 April, 1814, 
to the Ceres 32, commanded by the same officer — 
30 May, 1815, to the Queen Charlotte 100, Capt. 
Chas. Inglis, fitting for the Mediterranean — and, 3 
Oct. following, to the Amphion 32, Capt. W. Bowles, 
which frigate he left in April, 1816, previous to her 
departure for South America. From 14 Feb. 1817, 
until April, 1828, he was next employed as an In- 
specling-Commander in the Coast Guard, for his 
services in which capacity he obtained a second 
promotal commission, 15 Jan. 1823, and was also 
advanced to Post-rank, out of the Despatch of 18 
guns, 17 Feb. 1830. Since that period Capt. Bowyer 
has been on half-pay. 

He married, 25 May, 1819, Frances, daughter of 
the late Capt. Beck of the Hon. E. L C. Service. 



BOXER, C.B. (Capt., 1823. f-p., 32 ; h-p., 17.) 
Edward Boxer, bom at Dover in 1784, is brother 
of Capt. Jas. Boxer, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 1 July, 1798, as 
A.B., on board the Doris 36, Capt. Lord Viscoimt 
Ranelagh, in which ship he soon attained the rating 
of Midshipman, and continued to serve under Capts. 
John Halliday and Chas. Blrisbane until Jan. 1802. 
During that period, on the night of 21 July, 1801, 
he served in her boats, with those of the Beadlieu 
and Urahie, all commanded by Lieut. Keith Max- 
well, at the cutting out, under the batteries in Ca- 
maret Bay, near Brest, a position deemed almost 
impregnable, of La Chevrette corvette, of 20 long 
nine-pounders and 350 men, after an heroic conflict 
in which the enemy lost their Captain, 6 other offi- 
cers, and 85 men killed, and 1 Lieutenant, 4 Mid- 
shipmen, and 57 men wounded ; and the British, 
1 Lieutenant R.M., 1 Midshipman, and 9 men slain, 
and 2 Lieutenants, 1 Master's Mate, 3 Midshipmen, 
and 51 men wounded. Mr. Boxer next accompa- 
nied Capt. Brisbane, in the Trent 36, to the West 
Indies, and, after a three years' attachment with 
that officer to the Goliath 74, followed him, in 
July, 180.5, as Master's Mate, into the Akethusa 38. 
On 28 June, 1803, while in the Goliath, he assisted 
at the taking of the 18-gun corvette La Miffnonne, 
near the west end of St. Domingo. We subse- 
quently find him serving in L'Unite 38, Capt. Chas. 
Ogle, on the Mediterranean station — in the Ocean 
98, bearing the flag oflT Cadiz of Lord Collingwood — 
and, from 28 Sept. 1806, until confirmed, 8 Jan. 1807, 
as Acting-Lieutenant in the Sophie sloop, Capt. 
Wm. Mansell, and Tighe 80, Capt. Benj. Hallowell. 
During the expedition to Egypt, in March, 1807, 
Lieut. Boxer commanded a detachment of seamen 
landed to co-operate with the army under Major- 
General Thos. Fraser ;♦ and, at night, on 31 Oct. 
1809, he headed, with great credit to himself, a divi- 
sion of boats at the capture and destruction, in face 
of the most desperate opposition, occasioning the 
British a loss of 15 killed and 55 wounded, of the 
French store-ship Lamproie of 16 guns and 116 men, 
bombards Victoire and Grandeur, and armed xebec 
JVormande, with a convoy of seven merchant vessels, 
•defended by numerous strong batteries in the Bay 
of Rosas.t From the Tigre he removed, with Capt. 
Hallowell, on the latter hoisting his flag as Rear- 
Admiral, to the Malta of 84 guns, 28 Oct. 1811 ; 
and from that period he continued to be employed, 
under the same officer, in the capacity of First- 
Lieutenant (except for about a month in the sum- 
mer of 1813, when he assumed temporary charge of 
the Volcano bomb), until appointed, 5 Oct. 1814, 
to the acting-command of the Wizard brig, which 
he left shortly previous to the receipt of his second 
Admiralty commission, 1 March, 1815. Capt. Boxer 
— who had the direction of all the gun-boats under 
the orders of Rear-Admiral Hallowell at the siege 
of Tarragona in 1813 — was next appointed, 6 Sept. 
1822, to the Sparrowhawk 18, on the Halifax sta- 

* fide Gai. 1807, p. 817. + r. Gm. 1809, p. 1907. 



110 



BOXER-^BOYACK. 



tion, whence he was superseded on advancement to 
hjg present rank, 23 June, 1823. He became an 
Inspecting-Commander in the Coast Guard in July, 
1824 ; served, from 23 Feb. 1827, until July, 1830, 
as Flag-Captain at Halifax to Sir Chas. Ogle, in the 
Hds9Ak46 ; and, from 3 Aug. 1837, until Aug. 1841, 
commanded the Piqde 36, on the North America, 
West India, and Mediterranean stations. For his 
services on the coast of Syria in 1840— where, by 
the unceasing gallantry of his exertions, he proved 
of material assistance in the operations against 
Caiffa, Jaffa, and Tsour, and where, with Capt. 
Henry John Codrington, he so excellently superin- 
tended, prior to the bombardment of St. Jean 
d'Acre, thfi sounding and buoying-off of the chan- 
nels leading to the batteries, as to enable the ships 
to go in without risk of getting ashore — Capt. 
Boxer was nominated, 18 Dec. in the same year, a 
C.B., and presented, in common with the other ofl&- 
cers of his rank employed, with the Turkish gold 
medal.* He was appointed, 24 Aug. 1843, Resident 
Agent for Transports and Harbour-Master at Que- 
bec, where he still continues. 

Capt. Boxer, whose wife died 25 Jan. 1826, has, 
with other issue, an eldest son, James Fuller, Mas- 
ter K.N., married to Matilda Mary, eldest daughter 
of T. Sturdee, Esq., of the Naval Yard at Ports- 
mouth ; and a third son, Edward, married, in 1843, 
to Eleanor, daughter of the late Lieut.-Colonel 
Payne, Koyal Artillery. Agents— Messrs. Hal- 
ford and Co. 



in Dec. of the latter year, appointed him to the 
BERGiRE sloop of war. In a few months he re- 
turned to the PoMPEE, and after participating, 
under the immediate orders of Vice-Admiral Hon. 
Hen. Edwin Stanhope, in the bombardment of Co- 
penhagen, was promoted by the Admiralty to the 
fank of Commander 13 Oct. 1807. On 7 Nov. 1808, 
Capt, Boxer was appointed to the Skylark 16, in 
which sloop he was sent, preparatory to the WaU 
cheren expedition, to ascertain the strength of the 
enemy's defences at Flushing. On a later date, 10 
Nov. 1811, he had the good fortune, in company 
with the Locust gun-brig, to capture one, carrying 
4 guns and 60 men, and destroy another, of a flo. 
tiUa of 12 gun-vessels, under a heavy fire of four 
hours from the enemy's batteries and musketry 
near Calais,* The Skylark being unfortunately 
wrecked near Boulogne on 3 May, 1812, he next 
joined, on 15 Feb. 1814, the Albacoee sloop, at Bio 
Janeiro, where he became Acting-Captain, 22 April 
following, of the Acjdilos 32. He was officially 
posted on his return to England, by commission 
dated 19 July in the same year ; and on 1 Oct. 
1846, was placed upon the half-pay of retirement. 
Agents— Messrs. Halford and Co. 



BOXEE. (Orajtttin, 1814. F-p., 17; H-P., 36.) 

James Boxeb, a native of Dover, is brother of 
Capt. Edw. Boxer, R.N., and of the late Com- 
mander Wm. Boxer, ll.N. (1823), who died in the 
early part of 1842. 

This of&cer entered the Navy, 14 April, 1794, as 
Captain's Servant, on board the Diamond 38, Capt. 
Sir Wm. Sidney Smith, with whom he took part, as 
Midshipman, in the capture and destruction of the 
French national ships La Revolutionnaire of 44, V As- 
semblee Nationale of 22, and U Etourdie of 16 guns, 
Independently of many other dashing affairs and the 
hazardous service of reconnoitering Brest. On 18 
April, 1796, he was in the boats with the gallant Sir 
Sidney when they were driven with a captured 
privateer far up the river Seine by the strength of 
the current, and there taken by the enemy, after 
an obstinate resistance. Regaining his liberty, 
however, in the following Aug., he rejoined the 
Diamond, at that time commanded by Sir Rich. 
John Straohan, with whom we find him serving off 
Cherbourg and Havre de Grace until again placed, 
7 Aug. 1798, under the orders of Sir W. S. Smith, 
in the Tigre 80. Previously to the siege of St. 
Jean d'Acre, in 1799, Mr. Boxer, then Master's 
Mate, was detached, in charge of the prize galliot 
Marianne, to examine minutely the coast east of 
Alexandria ; and, at the investment of the former 
place by the French, he was very actively employed 
in command of a gun-boat, particularly on 1 May, 
in repelling the fourth desperate assault made by 
the enemy, and on one or two other occasions, 
when in the conveyance of despatches, he beat off 
vessels of superior force. Attaining the rank of 
Lieutenant, 14 Nov. 1800, he next, in 1801, accom- 
panied the expedition to Egypt ; and, for his ser- 
vices throughout the whole of the campaign, as 
Commander of the Tigre's launch, was presented 
with the Turkish gold medal. Lieut. Boxer, whose 
ensuing appointment was, 12 March, 1803, to the 
AsTELOPE 50, bearing the broad pendant in the 
North Sea of his friend Sir W. S. Smith, subse- 
quently, on 31 March, 1804, led a division of boats, 
and was wounded, in a gallant and successful at- 
tack on a guard-vessel, the Schrik, of 6 guns 
and 94 men ; after which he commanded, from 
Aug. in the same year until March, 1806, the Con- 
RiER hired cutter, off Boulogne, Ushant, and Roche- 
fort; and then became First of the Pompee 74, 
flag-ship in the Mediterranean of his patron, who, 

* yide Gaz. 1840, pp. 2601, 2602, 2900. 



BOXER. (Lieutenant, 1840.) 

James Michaed Boxer entered the Navy 29 
Dec. 1827 ; passed his examination 6 Jan. 1836 ; 
and, for his services on the coast of Syria, where 
he beheld the capture of St. Jean d'Acre, was pro- 
moted to the rank of Lieutenant 4 Nov. 1840. He 
was subsequently appointed, 15 Dec. 1840, to the 
Vesuvius steamer, Capt. Thos. Henderson, in the 
Mediterranean — 8 Sept. 1841, as Additional, to the 
Niagara 20, Capt. Williams Sandom, on the Lakes 
of Canada, whence he returned in the spring of 
1842 — and, 16 Dec. 1843, in the same capacity, to 
the Ir-LDSTHioDS 72, flag-ship of Sir Chas. Adam oii 
the North America and West India station. Lieut. 
Boxer has been on half-pay since the autujoijj of 
1844. ■ ■■"- 

He married, i» 1839, Misg Elizabeth Kington, of 
Deal, CO. Kpnt. Agents — Hallett and Robinson. 



BOYACK. (LiE0T., 1 804. F-p., 1 9 ; h-p., 33.) 

Alexander Boyack entered tlie Navy, 18 April, 
1795, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Ambuscade 82, 
Capt. Geo. Duff, attached to the fleet in the North 
Sea ; served, from March, 1796, to Sept. 1801, (in 
June of which year he passed his examination,) as 
Midshipman, under the same officer and Capt. John 
Talbot, in the Glenmore 36, employed on the 
former and Irish stations ; and then proceeded 
with Capt. Duff, in the Vengeance 74, to the West 
Indies, where Rear- Admiral John Thos. Duckworth 
promoted him, from the Leviathan 74, to be Act- 
ing-Lieutenant of the Theseus 74, Capt. John 
BUgh, 23 June, 1802. After participating in the 
chase of Le Dvqit^sne 74, and Oiseau schooner (both 
ultimately captured) — in the cutting out also of 
from 12 to 15 merchant vessels at Jeremie and 
Aux Cayes, St. Domingo — and in the reduction of 
Port Dauphin, where Fort Labouque was silenced, 
the guns brought off, and La Sagesse, of 28 guns, 
taken, Mr. Boyack was detached, in command of a 
prize schooner, Les Deux Amis, with orders to 
"sink, burn, and destroy" everything hostile that 
fell in his way. Before, however, he had captured 
more than one vessel, he was sent home with prir 
soners in charge of the Mars transport, where, 
soon after his arrival, he received, 3 May, 1804, an 
Admiralty commission appointing him to the War- 
rior 74, Capt. Wm. Bligh, engaged in blockading 
the Kochefort squadron. He next, on 6 March, 
1805, joined the Prospero bomb, Capt. Jones, em- 
ployed in watching the Boulogne flotilla, but was 
removed on 21 May following to the command of 
the Dove cutter, in which, on 5 Aug. in the same 
year, he had the misfortune to be captured, while 
on his passage to Malta, by La Gloire French fri- 
gate. He remained in painful captivity from that 

* Vide Gsa. 1811, p. 2193. 



BOYCE— BOYD— BOYES. 



Ill 



period until the general exchange in 1814 ; since 
which period he has not been employed. 



BOYCE. QLlEUTENANT, 1845.) 

Fredekick Agab Boyce entered the Navy in 
1833; passed his examination 11 July, 1840; and 
served for nearly four years, as Mate, on the North 
America and West India station, in the Winches- 
ter 52, and iLLUSTBions 72, flag-ships of Sir Thos. 
Harvey and Sir Chas. Adam. He obtained his 
commission 1 Sept. 1845, and has since been on 
half-pay. 

BOYCE. (LlEUTf., 1805. F-p., 14 ; h-p., 410 

WiiUAM HehktBoyce entered the Navy, in Dec. 
1792, as Lieutenant's Servant, on board the Alcide 
74, Capt. Kobt. Linzee, on the Mediterranean sta- 
tion, where, in 1794, he served with the same officer 
in the Windsor Castjce 98. In May, 1797, after 
an unemployed interval of more than two years, he 
became Midshipman of the Intrepid 64, Capts. R. 
Parker and E. Ba^s, and in that ship proceeded 
with convoy to St. Helena, He subsequently joined, 
in succession, the Gallant and viper, Lieut.- 
Commanders Wm. Hargood and Wm. Stag, lying 
at Portsmouth — Impregnable 98, Capt. Jonathan 
Faulkner, sent, in the summer of 1799, to Lisbon in 
charge of convoy — Glory 98, Capt. Thos. Wells, 
employed during the three following years in the 
Channel — AuttORA 28, Capt. Micajah Malbon, off 
Newfoundland — DbeadnougBt 98, Capts. John 
Child Purvis, John Bowen, and Kobt. Carthew 
Reynolds, one of the Channel fleet in 1803-4 — and 
ViLLE DE Paris 110, Capts. Thos. Le Marchant Gos- 
sehn and John Whitby, also on the Home station. 
On 28 May, 1805, Mr. Boyce was made Lieutenant 
into the Mars 74, Capt. Geo. Duff, which ship, after 
participating in the battle of Trafalgar, he left in 
March, 1806. He was next employed for a few 
'weeks in the Impress Service at Folkestone ; com- 
manded, from 15 Jan. 1808, to 24 Deo. 1811, the 
BiENFAiSANT, On the Plymouth station ; and, from 
Ma,y to Deo. 1813, served in the Veteran 64, 
Liieut.-Commander Stephen Donovan, prison-ship at 
Portsmouth. He has not since been afloat. 

Lieut. Boyce was presented in 1812, in conse- 
quelice of a serious injury he had received in the 
6ye, with ft gratuity of 91/. 5«., but was refused a 
pension. 



BOYCE. (Lieu*., 181.5. s-p., 20; H'P.,21.) 

William Newleton Boyce entered the Navy, 
29 Jan. 1806, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Kent 
74, bearing the flag in the Channel of Vice-Admiral 
Edw. Thombrougn, with whom, after removing to 
the ViLLE DE Paris 110, he proceeded, fai Nov. of 
the same year, to the Mediterranean, as Midship- 
man of the KoYAL Sovereign 100. He was after- 
wards sutoesslvely transferred — in Aug. 1808, to the 
NioBE 38, Capt. John WentwoTth Loring, employed 
in the West Indies and off Havre de Grace — in N ov. 
1810, into the Foktun^ie 36, Capt. Hen. Vansittart, 
on the Irish station, where he assisted in taking, 11 
Oct. 1811, Le Vice-Amiral Martin, of 18 guhs and 
140 men, a notorious privateer — in July, 1812, to 
the Stag 36, Capts. Wm. Wohige and Phipps 
Hornby, cruizing off Cherbourg — and, in Jan. 1813, 
and April, 1814, to the Lion 64, and Medway 74, 
flag-ships of Kear- Admiral Chas. Tyler at the Cape 
of Good Hope. From 24 March, 1815, until paid 
off in Feb. 1816, Mr. Boyce, who had been awarded 
a commission on 15 Feb. in the former year, next 
served on the Cape station in the Harpy 16, Capt. 
Geo. Tyler. He obtained a command in the Coast 
Guard 6 May, 1834, and retained it until shortly 
previous to his appointment, 22 May, 1840, to the 
Poictiers 72, Capts. John Clavell and Wm. Hen. 
Shirreff, guard-ship at Chatham. Since the close of 
1843 he has been on half-pay. 

Lieut. Boyce married, first, 19 Aug. 1818, Miss 
Anne Harrow, of Alton, who died 23 Jan. 1837; 



and, secondly, in 1838, Anne Helena, widow of 
Lieut. F. N. Price, R.A. 



BOYD. (Commander, 1815. f-p., 21 ; h-p., 33.) 
David Boyd entered the Navy, 13 Jan. 1793, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Boston, of 38 guns and 
204 men, Capt. Geo. Wm. Augustus Courtenay, and 
on 31 July following, when off New Jersey, partici- 
pated, as Midshipman, in a close-fought action of 
two hours with the French frigate Emhuscade, of 
38 guns and 327 men, which terminated in a loss to 
the British of 10 men, including their Captain, 
killed, and 24 wounded, and to the enemy of 50 
killed and wounded. He continued thenceforward 
to serve with Capt. Jas. Niooll Morris in the same 
ship, fljid the Lively 32, until wrecked on Rota 
Point, near Cadiz, 12 April, 1798. We then find 
him joining the Ville db Paris 110, bearing the 
flag of Earl St. Vincent, by whom, in the following 
Oct., he was promoted into the Bellerophon 74, 
Capt. Hen. D'Esterre Darby, employed in the Me- 
diterranean. Being officially promoted on 30 May, 
1800, and appointed with Capt. Darby to the 
Spencer 74, Mr. Boyd, in July, 1801, took part in 
Sir Jas. Saumarez's actions off Algesiras and Ca- 
diz. His subsequent appointments were — 9 Nov. 
1803, to the Franchise 38, Capt. Hon. John Mur- 
ray — in 1804^5-6) to the Thbseos, Herccle, and 
Veteran, flag-ships on the Jamaica station of 
Vice-Admiral Jas. Rich. Daores — next, to the com- 
mand of the Veteran's tender, the Gracieuse 
schooner, in which, when in company with another 
vessel, he captxired, after a running fight, the Spa- 
nish privater Juliana, of 5 guns and 83 men, 27 Dec. 
1807*— 12 March, 1808, and 28 July, 1813, to the 
command, on the West India and North American 
stations, of the Firefly and St. Lawrence schoo- 
ners—and, 1 Oct. 1814, to the Acting-command of 
the AleaN sloop. He was confirmed to the latter 
vessel 7 Feb. 1815, but went on half-pay in the fol- 
lowing Sept., and has not since been employed. 

Commander Boyd is Senior of 1815. Agent— 
Frederick Dufaur. 



BOYD. (Lieutenant, 1845.) 

John Augustus Hugh Boyd entered the Navy in 
1832 ; passed his examination 12 June, 1839 ; served, 
as Mate, on the Mediterranean station, in the Cas- 
tor 36, Capt. Edw. Collier, and Devastation and 
Medea steam-ers, Capts. Hon. Swynfen Thos. Car- 
negie and Fred. Warden ; and, while in the former 
ship, was employed on shore at the taking, in 1840, 
of Caiffa and Tsour, on the coast of Syria, where 
he also beheld the fall of St. Jean d'Acre. At 
Caiffa, in particular, he appears to have assisted in 
planting the Ottoman flag on the ramparts. t He 
obtained his commission 28 May, 1845 ; and, with 
the exception of a short attachment in the same year 
to the St. Vincent 120, flag-ship at Portsmouth of 
Sir Chas. Rowley, has since been on half-pay. 

BOYD. (Lieutenant, 1841.) 

John M'Neill Boyd entered the Navy 28 Sept. 
1825 ; passed his examination 14 May, 1832 ; took 
part, we believe, in an expedition to the Niger ; 
served for some time, as Senior Mate, on board the 
Queen 110, and St. Vincent 120, flag-ships at 
Portsmouth of Sir Edw. Codrington ; and obtained 
his commission 23 Nov. 1841. He rejoined the St. 
Vincent on 17 of the following month ; and from 7 
March, 1842, imtll paid off in 1846, was next em- 
ployed, latterly as First-Lieutenant, in the Win- 
chester 50, flag-ship at the Cape of Rear-Admiral 
the Hon. Josceline Percy. He is at present unem- 
ployed. Agents — Case and Loudonsack. 

BOYES. (Captain, 1842. f-p., 19; h-p., 32.) 

Henry Boyes entered the Navy, 1 May, 1796, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Lion 64, Capts. Edm. 
Crawley, Hen. Inman, Chas. Cobb, and Manley 
Dixon, and soon afterwards attained the rating of 
Midshipman. Under the last-named officer he took 



• Fide Gaz. 1808, p. 415, 



t V. Gaz. 1S40, p. 2601. 



112 



BOYLE-BOYS. 



part, 15 July, 1798, In a brilliant action, off Cartha- 
gena, between the Lion and four Spanish frigates 
of 42 guns each, which terminated in the surrender 
of one of the latter, the Santa Dorotea ; and, on 31 
March, 1800, we believe he further assisted, in 
company with the Penelope and FoDDRorANT, at 
the capture, after a tremendous conflict, in which 
the Lion had 8 men killed and 38 wounded, of Le 
Guillaume Tell, of 84 guns and 1000 men, having 
Kear-Admiral Decres on board. He was then 
transferred with Capt. Dixon to the Genekeux 74, 
and from that ship, in Nov. following, to the Swift- 
suBE 74, Capt. Benj. Hallowell, with whom, after 
serving under the flag of Sir Kich. Bickerton at 
the blockade of Alexandria, he was taken prisoner 
in a desperate engagement, of more than an hour's 
duration, which rendered the Swiftsure a prize- 
wreck to Bear-Admiral Ganteaume's squadron of 
4 line-of-battle ships, 24 June, 1801. On regaining 
his liberty, Mr. Boyes, in June, 1802, joined the 
Kent 74, bearing the flag on the Mediterranean 
station of Sir R. Bickerton, from whom he received, 
1 Oct. following, an order to act as his Flag-Lieu- 
tenant, in which rank he was confirmed 14 Jan. 
1803. After accompanying the same oflBcer, in a 
similar capacity, into the Kofal Sovereign 100, 
and QcEEN 98, he was successively appointed — 29 
Oct. 1805, to the Fame 74, Capts. Graham Moore 
and Bich. Hen. Alex. Bennett, employed in the 
"West Indies, off Newfoundland, and in the Channel, 
from which ship he invalided in Jan. 1806 — 2 May, 
1808, to the Statira 46, Capt. Kobt. Howe Brom- 
ley, on the Western station — 8 Aug. in the same 
year, to the Caledonia 120, as Flag-Lieutenant to 
Lord Gambler, under whom he was present, 11 
April, 1809, at the destruction of the French ships 
in Aix Boads— in May, 1811, and March, 1813, to 
the BoYNE 98, and Ville db Paris 110, as Flag- 
Lieutenant likewise to Sir Harry Neale, in the 
Channel — and, 3 Nov. 1813, to the Prince 98, again 
as Flag-Lieutenant to Admiral Sir Bich. Bickerton, 
then Commander-in-Chief at Portsmouth, where 
he continued until the receipt of his second pro- 
motal commission, 11 May, 1815. Capt. Boyes, 
who remained on half-pay from that period until 
appointed, 30 Aug. 1841, to the Vixen steam-ves- 
sel, on the East India station, was, for his services 
during the operations on the Yang-tse-Kiang river 
in China, advanced to Post-rank 23 Dec. 1842.* He 
is at present unemployed. Agent — J. Chippendale. 

BOYLE. (Commander, 1842.) 

Alexander Boyle, bom 9 March, 1810, is second 
sou of the Bight Hon. David Boyle, of Shewalton, 
CO. Ayr, Lord Justice-General and President of 
the Court of Session, in Scotland, by EUzabeth 
Montgomerie, niece of Hugh, 12th Earl of Eglin- 
ton ; brother of Patrick Boyle, Esq., principal Clerk 
of the High Court of Justiciary in Scotland, and of 
Lieut. Wm. Boyle, of the 15th Foot ; brother-in- 
law of Sir Chas. Dalrymple Ferguson, Bart. ; ne- 
phew of the late John Kouett Smollett, Esq., Bear- 
Admiral of the Bed ; and cousin of the present Earl 
of Glasgow, Lieut. K.N. 

This officer entered the Navy 4 Sept. 1823; 
passed his examination in 1829 ; and obtained his 
first commission 5 Oct. 1830. He joined, 24 June, 
1832, the Champion 18, Capts. Hon. Arthur Dun- 
combe and Bobt. Fair, under whom he served for 
three years in the Mediterranean, North America, 
and "West Indies ; was afterwards employed, from 
15 Sept. 1836, until the close of 1839, in the Piqde 
36, Capts. Hon. Hen. John Bous and £dw. Boxer, 
on the Lisbon and former stations ; and became, 8 
Sept. 1841, First of the North Star 26, Capt. Sir 
Jas. Everard Home, lying at Portsmouth, where he 
removed, 2 Oct. following, ia the same capaci^, to 
the Qdeen 110, fitting for the flag of Sir Edw. 
Owen. He was advanced to his present rank 7 
Feb. 1842 ; and since 27 Dec. 1845, has been in 
command of the Thundereolt steam-sloop, at the 
Cape of Good Hope. 

• Vide Gaz. 1842, pp. S404, 3881. 



Commander Boyle appears to have been for some 
time a student at tlie K.N. College. He married, 
2 July, 1844, Agnes, youngest daughter of Jas. 
Walker, Esq., of Great George Street, Westminster. 

BOYLE. (Captain, 1830. f-p., 14; h-p., 20.) 

Courtena!y Edmund William Boyle, born 3 
Aug. ISOO, is eldest son of the late Vice-Admiral 
Hon. Sir Courtenay Boyle, K.C.H., F.K.S., formerly 
a Commissioner of the Navy Board, who died 21 
May, 1844, by Carolina Amelia, daughter of the 
late Wm. Poyntz, Esq., of Mingham, co. Berks. He 
is grandson of the seventh, and nephew of the pre- 
sent Earl of Cork and Orrery. 

This officer entered the R. N. College 3 Sept. 
1813, and embarked, 7 Sept. 1816, as a Volun- 
teer, on board the Madagascar 38, Capt.,' Jas. 
Alex. Gordon, with whom, on removing to the 
Mjeander 38, he miraculously escaped shipwreck 
in Yarmouth Roads 19 Dec. following. He after- 
wards joined the Severn 50, Capt. Hon. Fred. Wm. 
Aylmer, Egeria 24, Capt. Bobt. Rowley, and Ti- 
ber 38, Capt. Jas. Kich. Dacres ; served, from Sept. 
1817 to Oct. 1820, as Midshipman, in the Glasgow 
80, Capt. Hon. Anth. Maitland, on the Mediterra- 
nean station ; and, after a further attachment, as 
Admiralty Midshipman, to the QnEEN Charlotte 
first-rater, Capt. John Baker Hay, at Portsmouth, 
and Royal George yacht, Capt. Hon. Sir Chas. 
Paget, was awarded a Lieutenant's commission 14 
Dec. 1821. He was next appointed, 25 Nov. 1822, 
to the Tkibdue 36, Capt. Gardiner Hen. Guion, 
with whom he returned to the Mediterranean ; 
and, 6 Jan. 1824, to the Jcpiteb 60, flag-ship of 
Rear-Admiral Willoughby Thos. Lake at Halifax, 
where he continued until made Commander, 23 
Dec. 1826. Capt. Boyle, whose next appointment 
was, 16 Aug. 1828, to the Cordelia sloop on the 
Mediterranean station, attained Post-rank 27 May, 
1830 ; and has not since been afloat. 

Capt. Boyle, in 1840, was nominated Groom of 
the Chamber to Prince Albert. He married, in 
Nov. 1836, Wallace, daughter of Wm. W. Ogle, 
Esq., of Causey Park, Northumberland. Agents — 
Messrs. StilweU. 



BOYLE. (LlEDTENANT, 1843.) 

The Honourable Robert Francis Boyle, bom 
6 Oct. 1818, is third son of the present Earl of 
Shannon, by Sarah, fourth daughter of John Hyde, 
Esq., of Castle Hyde. 

This officer passed his examination 29 July, 1839, 
and served, as Mate, on the East India station, in 
the Melville 72, Capt. Hon. Rich. Saunders Dun- 
das, Dido 18, Capt. Hon. Hen. Keppel, and Vixen 
steam-sloop, Capt. Geo. Giffard. He obtained his 
commission 20 Sept. 1843, and was next appointed, 
17 June, 1844, and 25 Sept. 1845, to the Spitefol 
steamer, and Serpent 16, commanded on the 
same station by Capts. Wm. Maitland and Wm. 
Nevill. Since his return to England in 1846, Mr. 
Boyle has been on half-pay. 



BOYS. (Commander, 1814. p-p., 22 ; h-p., 29.) 
Edward Boys entered the Navy, in 1796, as Fst.- 
cl. Vol., on board the Overyssel 64, Capt. Wm. 
Swaffleld, on the North Sea station ; joined, next, 
the Ethalion 38, Capt. Geo. Countess, one of Sir 
John Borlase Warren's ships at the capture, in 
Oct. 1798, of Commodore Bompart's squadron, con- 
sisting of Le Boche 74, and several frigates, of 
whom La Bellone 36 struck to the Ethalion, after 
a close engagement of an hour and 54 minutes, on 
the coast of Ireland ; became, after participating 
in the capture of L' Infatigabh privateer, of 18 
guns and 120 men. Midshipman of the Robust 74, 
Capts. Coimtess and Wm. Brown, 16 April, 1799 • 
served, from Oct. 1800 until paid off, 26 April, I8O2! 
as Master's Mate in the Royal Sovereign 100, flag- 
ship, in the Channel likewise, of Sir Hen. Harvey- 
and, in June following, joined the Phcebe 36, Capts! 
Shepheord and Hon. Thos. Bladen Capel, on the 
Mediterranean station. He subsequently, in 1803, 



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commanded one of the boats of that frigate in a 
disastrous attack on two French privateers off Cl- 
vita VeccMa, when the former were repulsed, with 
the loss of 8 killed and wounded ; and, on 4 Aug. 
in the same year, while prize-master of a settee, 
one of two at the taking of which he had a few 
days previously assisted, he was captured by a 
French squadron. On escaping from captivity, 10 
May, 1809,* Mr. Boys was immediately allowed to 
pass his examination, and, in a few days after- 
wards, the 25th, was appointed liieutenant of the 
Arachne 18, Capts. Sam. Chambers and Chas. 
Hope Watson, in which sloop, after attending the 
expedition to the Walcheren, he proceeded to the 
West Indies, where for a short period he officiated 
as Acting-Commander. His subsequent appoint- 
ments, as Lieutenant, were, in 1813-14, to the Rhin 
38, Caj>t. Chas. Malcolm, Queen 74, Capt. Lord 
John Colville, and Venerable 74, bearing the flag 
of Bear-Admiral Philip Chas. Durham, all likewise 
stationed in the West Indies. He was confirmed 
in the command of the Suniba of 18 guns, 8 July, 
1814, but in Sept. following was placed on half-pay, 
and has not since been afloat. He was latterly em- 
ployed, from 16 Sept. 1837 until the close of 1841, 
as Superintendent of the Dockyard at Deal. 

He is married, and has a second son, Henry, a 
Lieut. R.N. His third son, Richard, a young 
oflicer of the greatest promise, was killed in the 
boats of H.M.S. Fantoue, during an afii-ay with 
some pirates on the coast of Barbary, 12 May, 1846. 



BOYS. (Lieutenant, 1845.) 

George Sayer Boys passed his examination 4 
Aug. 1835 ; and served, as Mate, on the Mediter- 
ranean, Home, and Cape of Good Hope stations, in 
the Vernon 50, Capt. Wm. Walpole, Albion 90, 
Capt. Nich. Lockyer, and Mutike 12, Capt. Rich. 
Borough Crawford. He obtained his commission 
13 Aug. 1845 ; became, a few days afterwards, Ad- 
ditional-Lieutenant of the Winchester 50, flag-ship 
at the Cape of Hon. Josceline Percy ; removed, 23 
Nov. following, to the Thunderbolt steam-sloop, 
Capt. Alex. Boyle, on the same station); and since 
21 Aug. 1846, has been employed in the East Indies 
as First of the Childers 12, Capt. John Charles 
Pitman. 



BOYS. (LlEUTiaiANT, 1846.) 

Henry Boys is second son of Commander Edw. 
Boys, R.N. 

This officer, while Midshipman of the Edinburgh 
72, Capt. Wm. Wilmott Henderson, was much ap- 
plauded during the operations of 1840 on the coast 
of Syria, particularly for his conduct at the capture 
of Beyrout, where he was intrusted with the duty 
of removing the powder from the castle. He was 
afterwards wounded at the bombardment of St. 
Jean d'Acre. Having passed his examination 30 
July, 1843, and been intermediately employed, as 
Mate, in the Vanguard 80, commanded, on Parti- 
cular Service, by Capt. Geo. Wickens Willes, Mr. 
Boys, on 7 Feb. 1846, was promoted to a Lieute- 
nancy in the Snake 16, Capt. Thos. Bourmaster 
Brown, with whom he is now serving at the Cape 
of Good Hope. 



BOYS. (Commander, 1846.) 

William Boys passed his examination in 1829 ; 
and obtained bis commission 26 Jan. 1835. His 
ensuing appointments were — 7 Feb. 1835, as Su- 
pernumerary Lieutenant, to the Hastings 74, Capt. 
Hen. Shiffher, off Lisbon— 17 Aug. 1836, to the 
Harlequin 16, Capt. John Elphinstone Erskine, in 
the Mediterranean — 12 Nov. 1840 (after two years 

* For an acconnt of the manner in which Commander 
Boys effected hia emancipation from imprisonment, we refer 
our readers to his * Narrative of a Captivity and Adventures 
in France and Flanders between the years 1603 and 1809,' — 
a volume of stirring interest, published in 18^7. In 1831 ap- 
peared his ' Remarks on the Practicability and Advantages 
of a Sandwich or Downs Harbour,* 



of half-pay), to the Britannia 120, bearing the 
flag on the latter station of Sir John Aoworth Om- 
manney — 29 July, 1841, to be Agent for Transports 
afloat — 2 July, 1844, to the Coast Guard — and, 8 
Aug. 1845, again to the Transport service, in which 
he continued until the attainment of his present 
rank, 28 Oct. 1846. 

BOYTEK. (Lieut., 1815. f-p., 31 ; h-p., 10.) 

Alexander Boyter entered the Navy, 10 March, 
1806, as Midshipman, on board the Volontaike 46, 
Capt. Hon. Josceline Percy, then at the Cape of 
Good Hope ; and, from July following until Sept. 
1815 (except from Dec. 1812 to March, 1814, when 
he appears to have been employed with the same 
oficer in the Channel, on board the Hotspur 36), 
served with Capt. Hen. Hope, the greater part of 
the time as Master's Mate, in the Espoir brig, 
Glatton 54, Leonidas 38, Topaze 38, Salsette 
36, and Endyhion, of 48 guns and 319 men, on the 
Mediterranean and North American stations. Dur- 
ing that period he served, on the night of 31 Oct. 
1809, in the boats of the Topaze, and of a squadron 
under Lieut. John Tailour, at the capture and de- 
struction, after a furious struggle, and a loss to the 
British of 15 men killed and 55 wounded, of the 
store-ship Lamproie, of 16 guns and 116 men, bom- 
bards Victoire and Grandeur, and armed xebec Nor- 
mande, with a convoy of 7 merchantmen, defended 
by numerous strong batteries, in the Bay of Rosas.* 
He also, in 1810, witnessed the taking by the To- 
paze of a privateer and battery at the entrance of 
the river Barbate. While in the Endymion, Mr. 
Boyter was severely wounded, 9 Oct. 1814, in an^ill- 
fated boat attack on the American privateer Prince 
de Neufchatel, of 18 guns and 130 men, on which 
occasion the British were repulsed, with a loss of 
28 killed and 37 wounded ; and slightly, at the me- 
morable capture, after an action of two hours and 
a halfi a loss to the enemy of 35 killed and 70 
wounded, and to the British of 11 killed and 14 
wounded, of the President frigate, of 56 guns and 
465 men, 15 Jan. 1815. We are informed that the 
subject of this memoir was present on shore at the 
battle of NorthPoint. He obtained his commission 
on 18 Feb. 1815, and continued in the Endydiion, 
latterly in the Channel, until paid off as above. 
He was appointed, 17 Oct. 1825, to the Coast Guard, 
and in that service he remained until invested with 
the command, 4 Aug. 1842, of the Pike steam- 
packet, now employed on the Portpatrick station. 



BRACE. (Captain, 1827. f-p., 18 ; h-p., 24.) 

Francis Brace is nephew of the late Vice-Ad- 
miral Sir Edward Brace, K.C.B., who died Com- 
mander-in-Chief at the Nore in Dec. 1843 ; also of 
Admiral Stephen Piwntz; and cousin of Capt. Her- 
bert Brace Powell, K..N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 5 March, 1805, as 
Fst.-cl. Boy, on board the Iris 32, commanded by 
his uncle, Capt. Edw. Brace, with whom, after 
cruizing for some months off Ferrol and Corunna, 
he removed to La Virglnie, of 46 guns and 281 
men. In that ship, during a servitude of four years 
and a half on the North Sea and Cork stations, he 
contributed, as Midshipman, to the capture of two 
Spanish privateers of 14 guns each, and, 19 May, 
1808, of the Dutch frigate Guelderland, of 36 guns 
and 253 men, after an obstinate conflict of an hour 
and a half, in which the enemy's loss amounted to 
25 killed and 50 wounded, and that of the British to 
only 1 killed and 2 wounded. He next, in March, 
1810, joined the Clyde 38, bearing the broad pen- 
dant at Flushing of Commodore Sir E. W. C. B. 
Owen ; was transferred, in Sept. following, as Mas- 
ter's Mate, to the St. Albans 64, Capt. Edw. Brace, 
employed for a whole twelvemonth at the defence 
of Cadiz ; was wrecked shortly after his removal to 
the Ephera fire-ship, Capt. 'Thos. Eyerard, on the 
Porpoises, near Cadiz, 26 Dec. 1811 ; then rejoined 
his uncle in the Berwick 74, in which he passed hia 



• Vide Gas. 1809, p. 1907. 



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114 



BRADBY-BRADLEY. 



examination early in 1812; and, after an attach- 
ment of some months to the Caledonia 120, flag- 
ship in the Mediterranean of Sir Edward Pellew, 
was advanced to the rank of Lieutenant 5 Feb. 

1813. His subsequent appointments, in the latter 
capacity, were — 20 March following, again to the 
Berwick, commanded, as before, by Capt. E. 
Brace, off Toulon and the coast of Italy — 14 Oct. 

1814, to the Menai 26, Capt. Watkin Owen Pell, on 
Channel service — 15 April, 1815, to the Pique 36, 
Capt. Hon. Anth. Maitland, fitting at Portsmouth 
— 16 July, 1816, to the Pkistce Kbgent 56, as Flag- 
liieutenant to Commodore Sir Kobert Hall, on the 
lakes of Canada — 21 Sept. ensuing, to the acting- 
command of the Netley 10, on Lake Ontario — 
and, 15 Sept. 1817, to the Svbii.le 48, Capt. Chas. 
Malcolm, with whom he served in the "West Indies, 
under the flag of Sir Home Popham, until the re- 
ceipt of his second commission, 7 Deo. 1818. On 28 
Sept. 1824, Capt. Brace obtained command of the 
Gannet 18, in which we find him effecting the 
capture of a smuggling lugger on the coast of Ire- 
land 1 Feb. 1825, and subsequently, up the Medi- 
terranean, of three piratical vessels, as also the de- 
struction of a fourth. Attaining Post-rank, 14 Aug. 
1827, he commanded, from 19 June, 1837, until 
superseded, 2 Sept. following, the Donegal 78, 
fitting at Plymoujth ; and was Flag-Captain to Sir 
Edw. Brace in the Camperddwn 104, from 16 Deo. 
1841, until the death of that gallant officer in Dec. 
1843. He has since been on half-pay. 

Capt. Brace married, 15 April, 1833, Elizabeth, 
daughter of John Middleton, Esq., of Clifton, and 
has issue. 



BEADBY. (Lieut., ISOfl. p-p., 17 ; h-p., 33.) 

Thomas Bhadbv entered the Navy, 12 Dec. 1797, 
as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Abiadne 20, Capt. 
Jas. Bradby, on the North Sea station ; removed, 
as Midshipman, in Aug. 1800, to the Andbomeda 
32, commanded, in the West Indies, by the same 
oifioer and by Capt. Edw. Dumford King ; and, in 
Feb. 1802, was paid off at Plymouth from the Mag- 
NANiME 44, Capt. Wm. Taylor. He next served, 
from Oct. 1803, until Sept. 1807, in the Pbince 
Geobge 98, Capts. Joseph Sydney Torke and Geo. 
Losack, employed in the Channel and West Indies ; 
and, after a further attachment to the Bdlwaek 
74, Capt. Hon. Chas. Elphinstone Fleeming, off 
Cadiz, Royal William 100, Capt. Hon. Courtenay 
Bo-yle, «,t Spithesd, Christian VH. 80, Capt. J, S. 
Yorke, In the Downs, and Ganges 74, and Bar- 
FLEDB 98, both flag-ships in the Tagus of Vice-Ad- 
miral Hon. Geo. Cranfield Berkeley, was mside 
Lieutenant into the Tbiomph 74, Capt. Sam. Hood 
Linzee, 7 July, 1809. Mr. Bradby continued cruiz- 
ing in the latter ship off the Western Islands, before 
the port of Cadiz, and in the Mediterranean, until 
14 Aug. 1810 ; subsequently to which period we find 
him appointed — 26 Jan. 1811, to the Rol^iA 10, 
Oapts. Sam. Clarke and Wm. Hill, under the former 
of whom he assisted in capturing, off Fecamp, the 
French privateer L'Espoir, of 16 guns and 50 men, 
6 Oct. in the same year — and, 18 May, 1814, to the 
Alpheds 36, Capt. Geo. Langford, from which ship, 
after serving in the East Indies, he was paid off, 31 
Dec. i8J6. He has not since been afloat. 



BRADLEY. (Lieut., 1825. f-p., 22; h-p., 16.) 
John Bradley was born, 26 Oct. 1795, at Cow- 
bridge, in Glamorganshire. 

This officer entered the Navy, 18 Sept. 1809, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Jason 32, Capt. Hon. 
Jas. Wm. King, under whom he soon attained the 
rating of Midshipman, and continued actively to 
serve, in the West Indies and off the coasts of New- 
foundland and Holland, until Nov. 1814. During 
the unfortunate attack on Bergen-op-Zoom, in the 
latter year, he was occasionally employed on shore 
with the army, and carried the despatches from 
that place to Helvoetsluys. He next joined the 
Centaur 74, Capt. Thos. Gordon C»ulfeild, stationed 
^t the Cape of Good Hope ; jlassed his examination 



6 Dec. 1815; and subsequently served, as Admiralty- 
Midshipman— from the latter date until Jan. 1819, 
in the Pwue 36, Capts. Jas. Haldane Tait and John 
M'Kellar, on the West India station, where he was 
frequently detached in the boats for the suppression 
of piracy — for the four succeeding years, in the 
Severn and Ramillies, Capt. Wm. M'Culloch, 
lying in the Downs for the purposes of the Coast 
Blockade— and, from Deo. 1823, to July, 1824, in 
the Parthian 10, Capt. Hon. Geo. Barrington. In 
the boats of that vessel, then in the Gulf of Mexico, 
he captured the San Jose piratical schooner, the 
command of which he retained, with the rank of 
Acting-Lieutenant, until within a few days of the 
receipt of his commission, 18 Jan. 1825, when he 
returned home in the Surinam 18, Capt. Chas. 
Crole. Lieut. Bradley— who, from 11 Dee. 1826, to 
19 March, 1830, in the Ramillies and Talavera 
74's, Capt. Hugh Pigpt, was again employed on the 
Coast Blockade service — obtained command of the 
Camelion brig, of 10 guns, 15 Dee. 1834. On 
leaving the Tagus, previously to being put out of 
commission in April, 1838, he received from Sir J. 
A. Ommanney, the Commander-in-Chief, one of the 
strongest possible recommendations for preferment, 
in consequence of the exemplary zeal and ability 
of his services during the disturbances in Spain and 
Portugal ; yet, singular as it may appear, Lieut. 
Bradley is the tmly unpromoted officer who held a 
command at that period. On one occasion, when 
the Philippa merchanfc-brig was wrecked near 
Beachy Head, Lieut. Bradley courageously put off 
in a galley and had the happiness of saving the 
crew from a watery grave, a service which was 
duly acknowledged by a vote of thanks from 
Lloyd's. He is at present unemployed. 

He married, 22 Sept. 1831, and has issue two 
children. 



BRADLEY. (Lieut., 1824. f-p., 15 ; h-p., 22.) 
Wareb Squire Bradley, bom, 21 Dec. 1797, in 
the parish of St. Decuman, co. Somerset, is eldest 
son of the late Rev. W. S. Bradley, Vicar of Chard 
and Timberscombe, in the same shire. 

This officer entered the Navy, 18 June, 1810, as 
a Volunteer, on board the Menelaus 38, Capt. 
Peter Parker, in which ship, after witnessing the 
reduction of the Isle of France in Dec. following, 
and serving off St. Helena, he proceeded to the 
Mediterranean, where he became Midshipman, in 
Feb. 1813, of the Hibernia 120, bearing the flag of 
Sir Wm. Sidney Smith, one of Sir Edw. Pellew's 
ships in a skirmish, which took place on 5 Nov. 
followdng, with the Toulon squadron. He next 
joined, early in 1814, the Royal Sovereign 100, 
and Duncan 74, and, from May in that year until 
Nov. 1815, served on board the Undaunted 38, all 
commanded by Capt. Chas. Thurlow Smith, on the 
same station. In the latter frigate he was present, 
in 1815, at the capture of the Tremiti islands, and 
of a flotilla of gun-boats out of Brindisi. We 
afterwards find Mm employed for seven years, off 
St. Helena and the coast of Ireland, and afto in the 
West Indies, as Mate of the Falmouth 20, Capts. 
Robt. Worgan Geo. Jesting, Geo. Fred. Rich, and 
Edw. Purcell. In 1822 he joined the Surinam 18, 
Capt. Chas. Crole, and while in that vessel (having 
in Dec. 1816, passed his examination) was promoted 
to the rank of Lieutenant, 20 Sept. 1824. He was 
paid off, on his return home from the West Indies, 
in Feb. 1825, and has not since been afloat. 

Lieut. Bradley holds the appointment of Har- 
bour Master at Forth Cawe. He married, 11 Dec. 
1835, Sophia, only daughter of Commander Benj. 
Smith, R.N., of Bristol; and by that lady has issue 
four sons. Agent— J. Hinxman. 



BRADLEY. (Lieut., 1810. f-p., 12 ; h-p., 37.) 
William Bradley entered the Navy, 2 March, 
1798, on board the Mars, of 82 guns and 634 men, 
Capt. Alex. Hood, and, on 21 April following, was 
present at the capture of the French ship L'HermU, 
of 78 guns and 680 men, after a tremendous yard- 



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115 



arm-and-yard-arm conflict of more than an hour's 
continuance, during which the British sustained a 
loss of 30 killed and 60 wounded, and the enemy 
of nearly 300 killed and wounded. He remained 
in the Maks, under Kear-Admirals Hon. Geo. Cran- 
field Berkeley and Edw. Thomhrough, until April, 
1802 ; hecamc next, in June, 1803, Midshipman of 
the Gbampds 50, Capt. R. Caulfield, in which ship 
he proceeded with convoy to the East Indies ; 
served on that station, under Lord Geo. Stuart and 
various other Captains, in the Arrogant and 
Dover, until March, 1808; and, after an attach- 
ment of a few months in the early part of 1809 to 
the KoYAt William and Villb de Paris, bearing 
the flags at Spithead and in the Mediterranean of 
Vice-Admirals Courtenay and Lord Collingwood, 
was appointed, on 14 June in that year, Acting- 
Lieutenant of the Cumberland 74, Capt. Hon. 
Philip Wodehouse. On the night of 31 Oct. fol- 
lowing we find him employed in the boats of the 
latter ship with those of a squadron at the capture 
and destruction, in the Bay of Rosas— despite a 
fierce opposition from the crews and a galling fire 
from the batteries, inflictive on the British of a loss 
of 15 men killed and 55 wounded — of the armed 
store-ship Laniproie, of 16 guns and 116 men, with 
three other armed and seven merchant vessels.* 
He soon afterwards removed to the Hibernia 120, 
Capt. Neve ; was confirmed a Lieutenant 12 July, 
1810; and, after nearly a year of half-pay, joined, 
1 Aug. 1811, the Eagle 74, in which he assisted at 
the capture, on 27 Nov., of La Corceyre French 
frigate, of 38 guns and 170 men. He invalided 13 
May, 1812, and has not since been employed. 



BRADLY. (Commander, 1841.> 

Stephen Bbadlt entered the Navy 2 Jan. 1828 ; 
passed his examination in 1834 ; obtained his first 
commission 2S June, 1838; and was appointed to 
the PowEBFUL 84, Commodore Chas. Napier, on 
the Mediterranean station, 1 Jan. 1839. He was 
the companion and aide-de-camp of that gallant 
ofBcer throughout aU the operations on the coast of 
Syria in 1840, where, besides assisting at the bom- 
bardment of Beyrout, the storming of Sidon, and 
capture of St. Jean d'Acre, he " showed a noble 
example " in the attack on the Egyptian troops at 
Kelbaon, and was " forward on all occasions." t 
He was promoted, in consequence, to his present 
rank 1 Jan. 1841 ; and, from 8 April, 1843, until 1846, 
was next employed as an Inspecting-Commander in 
the Coast Guard. He has since been on half-pay. 

Commander Bradly is Senior of 1841. He 
married, 25 July, 1843, Elizabeth, third daughter of 
Kich. Tomson, Esq., of the Elms, Hamsgate, and 
has issue. Agents — Goode and Lawrence. 



BKADSHAW. (Commander, 1841. f-p., 23; 
H-p., 13.) 

Robert Augustus Beadshaw, bom in 1800 at 
Kinsale, is only son of General Bradshaw, K.C., 
late of the 1st Life Guards. 

This officer entered the Navy, 25 Dec. 1811, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Bellona 74, Capt. John 
Erskine Douglas, stationed off the Texel; was 
transferred with the same officer, in May, 1812, to 
the Prince 98 ; and, on subsequently proceeding to 
the Mediterranean, witnessed, as Midshipman, the 
reduction of Genoa in April, 1814. He next cruized 
for 12 months, in the Tiber 38, Capt. Jas. Rich. 
Dacres, off the coast of Ireland ; served, from Sept. 
1815, to Deo. 1818, in the Komnet 50, Salisbury 50, 
and Pique 36, flag-ships on the Jamaica station of 
Rear-Admiral J. E. Douglas ; passed his examina- 
tion in January of the latter year ; and, after an 
attachment of more than three years, as Mate, to 
the Pandora 18, Capt. Chas. Grenville Randolph, 
off Dublin and Belfast, was made Lieutenant, 19 
July, 1822, into the Niemen 28, Capt. Edw. Rey- 
nolds Sibly, with whom he served, as Senior, on the 

• Vide Gaz. 1S09, p. ISOT. 
t V. Gaz. 1840, pp, 2fiOS, 2611. 



Halifax station, until May, 1824. His subsequent 
appointments were — 13 Feb. 1825, to the Doris 36, 
Capt. Sir John Gordon Sinclair, in which frigate 
we find him employed on the coast of South Ame- 
rica until April, 1829—1 May, 1833, and 5 Sept. 1835, 
to the San Josef and Royal Adelaide first-rates, 
bearing the flags of Sir Wm. Hargood and Lord 
Amelius Beauel^k at Plymouth, where he conti- 
nued, serving as First-Lieutenant in succession to 
both those Admirals, until Aug. 1836— and, 7 July, 
1838, also as First-Lieutenant, to the Asia 84, Capt. 
Wm. Fisher, from which ship, after participating 
in the operations on the coast of Syria in 1840, and 
assisting at the blockade of Alexandria, he was paid 
off in May, 1841. He was promoted to his present 
rank 23 Nov. 1841, and has not since been em- 
ployed. 

Commander Bradshaw married, first, in Feb. 1830, 
Decima, youngest daughter of the late Rev. Dr. 
Tomkyns, of Bucknell Park, co. Hereford ; and 
secondly, in 1834, Augusta Julia, only daughter of 
the late Obadiah Newell, Esq., Lieut. R.N. (1781), 
of the Royal Hospital at Plymouth, who died 1 Feb. 
1837, aged 73. 

BRADY. (Lieutenant; 1815. r-p, 1 7 ; h-p., 23.} 
William Hollinshed Brady entered the Navy, 
6 Dec. 1807, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Leonidas 
38, Capt. Sir Jas. Dunbar, on the Mediterranean 
station, where he joined, in Nov. 1808, the Cum- 
berland 74, Capt. Hon. PhiUp Wodehouse. On 
26 Oct. 1809, he witnessed, as Midshipman, the 
self-destruction of' the French line-of-battle ships 
Robuste and Jjitm, near Frontignan;. and, on the 
night of 31 of the same month, he was slightly 
wounded while serving in the boats at the capture 
and destruction^ — under a hot fire from the batteries 
in the Bay of Rosas, and in face of a resistance 
from the various crews productive of a loss to the 
British of 15 men killed and 55 wounded — of the 
store-ship Lamproie, of 16 guns and 116 men, with 
three other armed vessels, and seven sail of mer- 
chantmen.* He continued to be very actively em- 
ployed in the Cumberland, under the command of 
Capt. Thos. Baker, in the North Sea and in escort- 
ing valuable convoys to the West Indies and the 
Cape of Good Hope, until paid off in Aug. 1815— a 
few months previous to which period, on 20 March, 
he had been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, 
He afterwards, from 10 June, 1824, until 1827, 
served on the Coast Blockade as Supernumerary* 
Lieutenant of the Kamiluks 74, Capts. Wm» 
M'Culloch and Hugh Pigot; and, since 10 June, 
1842, has been employed as Admiralty Agent in a 
contract mail steam-vessel on the West India sta- 
tion. Agbnts— Messrs. StUwell. 



BRAKE. (Lieutenant, 1810. f-p., 18 ; h-p., 33.) 
William Lenthall Brake was born, 24 July, 
1787, at Plymouth. 

This ofiioer entered the Navy, in the summer of 
1796, as a Volunteer, on board the Royal William, 
Capt. Fras. Pickmore, flag-ship of Sir Peter Parker, 
Commander-in-Chief at Portsmouth, in which ship 
he had the misfortune to be very severely injured 
by a block falling from the mast-head and frac- 
turing his skull. He was in the same ship at the 
period of the Spithead mutiny, in April, 1797, and 
was afterwards, until the peace, employed in her 
tender, the Ant schooner, Lieut.-Conunander Matt. 
Bowles Alt. At the re-commencement of hostilities, 
in 1803, Mr. Brake joined the Pandour 44, Capt. 
John Nash, under whom he assisted as Midshipman 
at the reduction of the Dutch colony of Surinam 
in May, 1804. Removing then to the Ramillies 74* 
Capts. Fras. Pickmore and Kobt. Tarker, he served 
as Signal-Mate at the capture of Linois' squadron 
in 1806, and of the Danish islands of St. Thomas 
and Santa Croix in Dec. 1807. From Nov. 1808 
about which period he passed his examination, until 
officially promoted, 2 Nov. 1810, he appears to have 



• Vide Gaz. 1809, p. 1967. 



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116 



BRANCH. 



been next employed, as Master's Mate and Acting- 
Lieutenant, in the Thetis 38, Capt. Geo. Miller, 
Nbptdke 98, bearing the flag of Sir Alex. Cochrane, 
Intrepid 64, Capt. Christopher John Williams 
Nesham, Jdlia 16, Capts. Wm. Dowers and Sam. 
Geo. Pechell, (all on the West India station,) Fdri- 
EOSE 38, Capt. John Simpson, off Halifax, and Vio 
TOHT 100, and Ardent 64, flag-ships on the Baltic 
station, the former of Sir Jas. Saumarez, the latter 
of Sir Geo. Hope and Sir Philip Durham. From 
the Ardent Mr. Brake was appointed, 12 Feb. 1812, 
to the TRiNcnLO 18, Capt. Geo. Rennie, in the West 
Indies, where he became, 13 June following. Senior 
of the Garland 22, Capt. Rich. Flummer Davies. 
In the boats of the latter ship, we find him cap- 
turing, after a chase of four hours, and only 14 days 
subsequent to the declaration of war, the American 
privateer schooner Poor Sailor.* For his conduct 
in next silencing, when in the Tagus, the fire of a 
castle, Mr. Brake was publicly thanked, in common 
with the other officers and crew of the GakIjAnd. 
He has been unemployed since 2 Feb. 1816. 

Lieut. Brake married, 30 June, 1817, Miss Louisa 
Newman, and by that lady has issue six children. 



BRANCH, K.H. (Captain, 1822. f-p., 21; 
H-p., 30.) 

Alexander Barclay Branch, bom, towards 
the close of 1784, in the island of Barbadoes, is de- 
scended of an ancient Scottish family. 

This officer entered the Navy, in March, 1796, as 
Midshipman, on board La Pique 36, Capt. David 
Milne, in which ship, after assisting at the reduction 
of Demerara, Essequibo, and Berbice, he was se- 
verely wounded by a splinter in the head, and 
wrecked on the coast of France at the capture, by 
that frigate and the Jason 38, of La Seine, of 42 
guns and 610 men, of whom 170 were killed and 100 
wounded, with the comparatively trivial loss to the 
British of 9 killed and 18 wounded in the two ships, 
29 June, 1798. Mr. Branch, who on that occasion 
lost everything he possessed, was next attached for 
four years to the Diamond 38, Capts. Sir Rich. 
John Strachan and Edw. Griffith, under whom he 
saw a vast deal of active service. At the attack 
and capture, particularly, of some Spanish vessels 
in the port of Corunna by the boats of a squadron 
under Capt. Thos. Byam Martin, 20 Aug. 1801, he 
had charge of the Diamond's barge, and, although 
knocked overboard by a desperate pike-wound in 
the groin while in the act of boarding a fully- 
manned ship of 16 guns, secured by several cables 
to the shore, continued, on being rescued from the 
perilous position in which he had thus been placed, 
in effective command of his boat until the prize 
was eventually towed out after an exposure of some 
hours to a very heavy fire from the batteries. 
Having passed his examination a short time previ- 
ously, Mr. Branch removed, as Master's Mate, in 
June, 1802, to the Resistance 36, Capt. Hon. Philip 
Wodehouse, and, on 31 May, 1803, had the misfor- 
tune to be again wrecked near Cape St. Vincent. 
For his uncommon exertions on the occurrence of 
that disaster he was received by Lord Nelson on 
board his fiag-ship the Victory 100, and within 
three months was appointed Acting-Lieutenant of 
the Weasel 14, Capt. Wm. Layman, under whom 
we find him continually in collision with the enemy 
for the protection of trade in the Gut of Gibraltar, 
until a third time wrecked on the coast of Anda- 
lusia, 1 March, 1804. Being confirmed on his return 
home by commission dated 8 Nov. 1804, he served, 
from July following until Nov. 1806, with Capt. 
Benj. Hallowell, in the Tigre 80, during which 
period he accompanied Lord Nelson to the West 
Indies in pursuit of the Franco-Spanish fleet, and, 
although only Fifth, discharged for a considerable 
time the duties of First-Lieutenant. From the 
Tigre Mr. Branch removed, in the latter capacity, 
to the PiLADES sloop, Capts. Geo. Miller Bligh, 
Wm. Hen. Whorwood, and Geo. Ferguson, with 
whom, successively, he continued to serve for five 
• Fide Graz. 181S, p. 2571. 



years on the Mediterranean station. In the boats 
of that ship he gallantly attacked, boarded, carried, 
and brought off four strongly-armed French settees, 
ashore on the island of Sardinia, in face of a very 
severe fire from the respective crews ; and not long 
afterwards, while conducting another similarly suc- 
cessful expedition, he had his right hand so dread- 
fully shattered as barely to escape amputation. 
Early in 1811, in consequence of the French having 
almost wholly monopolized the Levant trade in 
neutral bottoms under the Greek flag, Lieut. Branch 
was detached by Capt. Ferguson in temporary 
command of the Gleaner ketch, of 10 12-pounder 
carronades and 30 men, with orders to impose a 
searching examination on all Greek vessels he 
might come across. Cruizing off the island of 
Samos, in pursuance of his instructions, he soon fell 
in with and ultimately captured, after a close and 
furious action of more than two hours, a large 
polaore-ship of 12 long guns and 70 men. Towards 
the close of the engagement, however, he had the 
misfortune to be struck by a cannon-ball, which, 
besides slightly wounding the left, in a most shock- 
ing manner mutilated his right leg; and in that 
deplorable condition he lay for five days, without 
any surgical assistance, and literally incrusted in 
his own blood, until at length he reached Smyrna, 
where the tardy amputation of the entire limb was 
followed by three months of indescribable suffering. 
Yet, notwithstanding his past services, his meri- 
torious gallantry in the present instance in cap- 
turing an enemy so far his superior in force, and 
the heavy affiiction entailed on him in his devo- 
tion to his country, Lieut. Branch was not pro- 
moted, nor did he, until nearly two years afterwards, 
even receive a pension. On 2 Dec. 1813, having been 
on half-pay since Nov. 1811, he re-obtained com- 
mand of the Gleaner on the north coast of Spain, 
and during the ensuing advance on Bayonne of the 
Marquis of Wellington, whose expressed approba- 
tion he had the good fortune to elicit, was employed 
in blockading the Adour, and at the fearful passage 
of the flotilla across the bar of that river, prepara^ 
tory to the formation of the floating bridge, he had 
the honour of receiving the flag of Rear- Admiral 
Penrose. Lieut. Branch was shortly afterwards 
selected by the last-named officer, as a reward for 
his praiseworthy conduct on that occasion, to carry 
home the despatches. While, however, awaiting, 
in the Bay of St. Jean de Luz, the arrival of the 
officer charged with those of Lord Wellington, the 
Gleaner unfortunately went do\^'n in a terrific 
hurricane, and the next day a large transport, on 
board which Lieut. Branch and his crew had es- 
caped, cutting her only remaining cable, to avoid 
the fate of every other vessel in the anchorage, 
drove for the beach, and was happily stranded in 
safety. His full acquittal at the consequent court- 
martial was followed by his immediate and long-due 
promotion, 6 June, 1814, to the command of the 
Swinger brig, of 12 IS-pounder carronades and 65 
men, rated as a sloop-of-wsu', in which he was for 
some time employed in protecting the commerce of 
Surinam, where his bravery in effecting the annihi- 
lation, after a destructive running-fight, of a large 
American privateer, of twice his own force, and the 
terror of the coast, procured him the thanks of the 
merchants, and the public acknowledgments, through 
the Commander-in-Chief, of the Board of Admi- 
ralty. During the occupation of Martinique in 
1815, he brought home the three despatches of Sir 
Philip Chas. Durham, Lieut.-General Sir Jas. Leith, 
and the French Governor of Martinique, the Count 
de Vaugiraud, but was nevertheless denied both 
his Post^commission and the pecuniary grant cus- 
tomary on similar occasions. Capt. Branch, having 
paid the Swinger off in Aug. of the latter year, 
subsequently commanded, from 4 Oct. 1816, until 
17 JulVj 1819, the Helicon and Harlequin sloops, 
to the full suppression of smuggling on his allotted 
portion of the coast of Ireland. He ultimately ob- 
tained his present rank 26 Dec. 1822 ; and, on 26 
Dec. 1827, was appointed, by the Lord High Ad- 
miral, to the Mekset 26, on the West India station, 



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whence repeated attacks of fever and the opening 
of Ms wound obliged him prematurely to return at 
the expiration of a year. He was installed a Cap- 
tain of Greenwich Hospital 17 Aug. 1846. 

Capt. Branch was nominated a K.H. 25 Jan. 1836. 
He married in 1812, and was left a widower with 
three sons and four daughter 23 Nov. 1842. His 
eldest and third sons, Geo. Ferguson (1832), and 
Wm. Hen. Whorwood (1843), are Second-Lieu- 
tenants, R.M. The latter officer is now serving, on 
the North America and West India station, in the 
Endymion 44, Capt. Geo. Robt. Lambert. Capt. 
Branch's second son, John Powell, is a Lieutenant 
R.N. Agents — Messrs. Stilwell. 



BKANCH. (LiEnTEN ANT, 1841. f-p., 18; h-p.,3.) 
John Poweli. Bsanoh, born about the year 1814, 
is second son of Capt. A. B. Branch, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy 7 Feb. 1826 ; served 
for seven years in the East Indies ; returned home 
and passed his examination with great credit in 
1833 ; afterwards joined the Excellent gunnery- 
ship at Portsmouth, where, in the shortest possible 
space of time, he obtained a Fst.-cl. Certificate ; 
and was ultimately, after more than eight years' 
servitude as Mate, advanced to his present rank 
8 Nov. 1841. He has been employed, since 21 Deo. 
1844, in the Lily 16, Capt. Chas. Jas. Franklin 
Newton, on the African station. Agents — Hallett 
and Robinson. 



BRAND. (Lieutenant, 1822. f-p., 14 ; h-p., 23.) 
Chables Bband is brother of Lieut. W. H. 
Brand, R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy, 29 July, 1810, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Apelles 14, Capts. 
Thos. Oliver and Fred. Hoffman, stationed in the 
Channel, where he was run on shore near Boulogne 
3 May, 1812, but, with several others, escaped cap- 
ture by a timely flight in the boats. He then pro- 
ceeded to Bermuda, as Midshipman, in the Ardent 
troop-ship, Capt. Geo. Bell, and during a subse- 
quent attachment of more than two years to the 
Majestic, a cut-down 74, Capt. John Hayes, assist- 
ed at the capture, after a running fight of two hours 
and a half, of the French frigate Terpsichwey of 44 
guns, besides making a large number of American 
prizes, participating in the capture of Washington 
by Rear-Admiral Geo. Cockburn, and witnessing 
the surrender of the President to the Endymion. 
He next served, from June, 1815, to Oct. 1818, with 
Capt. Sir Archibald Collingwood Dickson, on board 
the Caledonia 120, and ;Rochfobt 80, and with 
Capt. Thos. Briggs, as Admiralty-Midshipman, on 
board the Qdeen Charlotte 100, the first at Ply- 
mouth, the two last at Portsmouth. He was after- 
wards, under Capt. Wm. M'Culloch, of the Severn, 
employed, until July, 1820, on the Coast Blockade, 
in which his services were so conspicuous as to be 
rewarded by the Treasury with the sum of 1001. ; 
and from the latter date until the death of Buona- 
parte he was stationed off St. Helena in the Shear- 
water 10, Capt. John Walter Roberts. He then 
sailed for the Cape of Good Hope in the Hebon 18, 
Capt. Job Hanmer ; and, for his exertions in tra- 
velling through part of NamaquaLand, an unknown 
district of South Africa, was, on 28 Dec. 1822, con- 
firmed a Lieutenant in the Cygnet 10, Capt. Thos. 
Bennett ; on the paying off of which, 22 April, 1823, 
he was presented by the ship's company with an 
elegant sword, " in testimony of their regard and 
esteem of his gentlemanly and officer-like conduct" 
while on board. He again received an appointment 
in the Coast Blockade in April, 1824 ; but has been 
on half-pay since Aug. 1825. 

Lieut. Brand has published an account of his 
African travels, as also of a voyage made in a civil 
capacity to Peru in 1827, during the winter of 
which year he traversed the Andes on foot. He 
married, 20 Dec. 1834, Caroline Julia, daughter of 
the late Joseph Sanders, Esq., of Great Portland 



Street, Portland Place, by whom he has issue two 
sons and a daughter. 

BRAND. (Lieutenant, 1829.) 

John Fittz Bband entered the Navy in 1812 ; 
passed his examination in 1820 ; obtained his com- 
mission 4 July, 1829 j served in the Coast Guard 
from 7 July, 1835, until the spring of 1838 ; and 
since 28 April, 1846, has been employed as Admi- 
ralty Agent in a contract mail steam-vessel. 

BRAND. (Commander, 1846. f-p., 34 ; h-p., 8.) 
William Henry Bband, bom 8 Oct. 1790, is son 
of the late Alex. Brand, Esq., R.N. ; and brother 
of Major Brand of the 16th Regiment, of the present 
Lieut. Charles, and of the late Lieuts. Geo. Rowley 
and Thos. Dickson Brand, R.N.* 

This officer entered the Navy, 18 May, 1805, as 
Midshipman, on board the Revenge 74, Capts. 
Robt. Moorsom and Sir John Gore, under the former 
of whom he was present at the battle of Trafalgar, 
21 Oct. 1805 ; and, under the latter, at the capture 
of four French frigates by a squadron under Sir 
Sam. Hood, off Rochefort, 25 Sept. 1806. From 
Aug. 1807, to July, 1808, he was next borne on the 
books of the Redwing 18, Capt. Thos. Ussher, and 
during that period was constantly engaged with 
the batteries and gun-boats in the Gut of Gibraltar 
— was on one occasion, while in a detained vessel, 
taken prisoner by a Spanish flotilla — and, on again 
joining the Redwing, shared, 7 May, 1808, in her gal- 
lant annihilation of an opposing force of seven armed 
vessels, carrying in all 22 guns and 271 men, and 
having in escort a convoy of 12 sail, near Cape Tra- 
falgar. During a subsequent attachment of two 
years and a half to the Apollo 38, Capt. Bridges 
Watkinson Taylor, Mr. Brand co-operated much 
with the patriots on the coast of Catalonia, parti- 
cularly at the blockade of Barcelona, where he was 
frequently under the fire of the batteries and troops. 
He further assisted at the capture, 13 Feb. 1812, 
of the French frigate-built store-ship Merinos, of 20 
guns and 126 men, under the batteries of Corsica — 
also, at the reduction by the Apollo's boats, 21 
Dec. following, of the tower of St. Cataldo, the 
strongest between Brindisi and Otranto — as well 
as, with great credit, at the taking, 29 Jan. and 3 
Feb. 1813, of the islands of Augusta and Curzola, 
on both which occasions he was despatched with 
the intelligence to the Commander-in-Chief, Rear- 
Admiral Thos. Fras. Freemantle, then at Lissa ;t 
and in the following summer he contributed, again 
in the boats, to the capture, by boarding, of a 
French gun-vessel, in which was taken prisoner 
the Colonel and Chief of Engineers at Corfu. 
On returning from the latter place, whither he had 
been sent with a flag of truce to convey the 
wounded, Mr. Brand rejoined his party, who were 
shortly afterwards attacked by a strong flotilla and 
obliged to run on shore near Parga, where, after 
expending all their ammunition, they took refuge 
for several days in the mountains. It is also our 
duty to record that on 21 Aug. 1812, while acting 
pro tern, as Lieutenant of the Weasel 18, Capt. 
John Wm. Andrew, the subject of the present 
memoir commanded the boats at the boardiiig and 
capture of an armed settee and trabacolo near St. 
Nicolo; that he subsequently aided in bringing 
out a vessel of the same description as the latter 
from a creek not far from Otranto ; that, while at- 
tached, in a similar capacity, after the surrender of 
Curzola, to the Imogene 16, Capt. Taylor, he was 
for nearly three months employed in erecting bat- 

• Lieut. Geo. Rowley Brand, an officer of distin^shed 
valour, who had served at Camperdown, and had on different 
occasions, while combating the enemies of his country, re- 
ceived upwards of 20 severe wounds, commanded the Uniquk 
schooner, and was killed in action with a French privateer of 
twice his own force, 23 Feb. 1806, when the British vessel, 
after a glorious resistance, went down with her colours flying. 
In testimony of their sense of his son's services and gallantry 
on this and various other occasions, Lloyd's presented Mr. 
Alexander Brand with the sum of 3001. 

t Vide Gaz. 1813, p. 1307. 



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BRANDER-BRANDRETH-BRANFORD-BEASIER. 



tcries on that island ; and that, in one instance, after 
marching three miles at the head of a hody of sea/- 
men and marines, he surprised the guard at Sabio- 
netta, and brought away captive the PrefBt and his 
secretary. Mr. Brand, who received his first com- 
mission 30 Dec. 1813, afterwards served, from 28 
Feb. 1814, to 22 Aug. 1816, in the Badger 10, 
Capts. Sam. Trevor Dickins and Hon. Chas. Or- 
lando Bridgeman, with the latter of whom he wit- 
nessed the reduction of Guadeloupe in 1815. He 
was appointed, 2 Jime, 1824, and 5 March, 1825, to 
the Ramillies and Hyperion, Capts. Wm. M'Cul- 
loch and Wm. Jas. Mingaye, both employed on the 
Coast Blockade ; and, from 25 Sept. 1826, until ad- 
vanced to his present rank, 9 Nov. 1846, was next 
occupied in the Coast Guard, in which he held the 
Inspecting-Commandership of the Shetland district 
from Sept. 1828, until its abolition in Feb. 1844. 
He is now on half-pay. 

Commander Brand married, 17 May, 1832, Chris- 
tina Cecilia, second daughter of Jas. Greig, Esq., 
Procurator Fiscal of Shetland, by whom he has isSue 
two sons and three daughters. Agents — Messrs. 
Ommanney. 

BRANDEK. (Lieut., 1811. r-p., 12; h-p., 34.) 
William Bkandek entered the Navy, 8 July, 
1801, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Goliath 74, 
Capt. Wm. Essington, with whom, on proceeding to 
the West Indies, he removed, as Midshipman, 10 
April, 1802, to the Sans Pareil 80. In May, 1803, 
having returned to England, he joined the Victory 
100, flag-ship of Lord Nelson ; immediately after 
which he sailed for the Mediterranean ; and on his 
passage thither assisted in taking the French 32- 
gun frigate JEmbuscade. Becoming next attached 
to the Amphion 32, Capts. Sam. Sutton and Wm. 
Hoste, Mr. Brander was present, on 5 Oct. 1804, 
at the capture of three Spanish frigates laden with 
treasure, and destruction of a fourth, near Cape St. 
Mary ; and, in 1805, he accompanied Lord Nelson 
to the West Indies in pursuit of the Franco-Spanish 
fleet. We also find him, in July, 1806, taking part 
in the invasion of Calabria ; and, on 30 of the same 
.month, in the reduction of the important fortress 
of Cotrone, with all its stores and magazines, and a 
garrison of upwards of 600 troops. He was subse- 
quently taken prisoner while in charge of a prize j 
and, on ultimately effecting a miraculous escape 
■ after a confinement of nearly three years, passed 
his examination 3 Jan. 1810, and joined, in February, 
the Caledonia 120, bearing the flag of Rear-Ad- 
miral Fras. Pickmore. During the siege of Cadiz 
Mr. Brander appears to have been particularly in- 
strumental in saving from destruction the Spanish 
ship of the line San Pablo, at a time when she had 
been set on fire by the enemy*s batteries, and to 
have further contributed to the defence of Fort 
Matagorda, until that stronghold was considered no 
longer tenable. On 1 May, 1810, he became Master's 
Mate of the San Josef 110, flag-ship of Sir Chas. 
Cottonin the Mediterranean ; and, on 14 Feb. 1811, 
he was promoted into the York 74, Capt. Robt. Bar- 
ton. His subsequent appointments were — 11 Dec. 
in the same year, to the Bellona 74, Capts. John 
Erskine Douglas and Geo. M'Kinley, employed in 
the North Sea and off Cherbourg and Eoohefort— 
30 April, 1814, to the Kover 18, Capt. Justice 
Finley, in which sloop he sailed for Bermuda — 
and, 10 Feb. 1815, to the Insolent gun-brig, Capt. 
Wm. Kelly, on the Cork station. Since the follow- 
ing Sept. Lieut. Brander has been on hall-pay. 
Agents — Messrs. Halford and Co. 



BEANDEETH. (Lieutenant, 1845.) 

Thomas Brandbeth passed his examination 4 
Sept. 1844 ; served as Mate on board the Excel- 
lent gunnery-ship at Portsmouth, Capts. Sir Thos. 
Hastings and Henry Ducie Chads ; and obtained 
his commission 23 Dec. 1845. He has been em- 
ployed since 23 April, 1846, in the Constance 50, 
Capt. Sir Baldwin Wake Walker. 



BEANFOED. (Commander, 1820. r-p., 13; 
H-p., 30.) 

John Bkanford entered the Navy, 14 April, 
1804, as Midshipman, on board the Eagle 74, Capt. 
David Colby, bearing the flag in the North Sea, and 
afterwards in the West Indies, of Rear-Adiniral 
Edw. Thombrough ; joined, in Nov. 1805, the 
Kent 74, Capts. Henry Garrett and Thos. Rogers, 
attached to the Channel fleet ; served, from May, 
1807, to Nov. 1809, again with Admiral Thom- 
brough, in the Royal Sovereign 100, on the Medi- 
terranean station ; and, from the latter date, was 
employed in the Ville de Paris 110, and Rodney 
and MiLFORD 74's, flag-ships of Lord Collingwood 
and Rear-Admiral Thos. Fras. Fremantle, until 
made Lieutenant into the Swiftsure 74, Capt. Edw. 
Stirling Dickson, 3 April, 1813. He soon, however, 
rejoined Rear-Admiral Fremantle, as his Flag- 
Lieutenant, in the Milford, and, after assisting in 
various operations in the Adriatic, including the 
reduction of Fiume, Rovigno, Piran, Capo d'Istra, 
and Trieste, came home with him, early in 1814, in 
the Eagle 74. From 5 May to 4 Sept. 1815, Mr. 
Branford a second time oificiated as Flag-Lieute- 
nant to the same officer in the Wye 24, on the Jersey 
station. He was next employed, from 23 July, 1816, 
till Feb. 1817, under Capts. Chas. Ogle and Aiskew 
Paffard Hollis, in the Rivoli 74, guard-ship at Ports- 
mouth; and, on 26 Aug. 1818, was again selected 
by Sir T. F. Fremantle to be his Flag-Lieutenant 
in the Rochfort 74, fitting for the Mediterranean, 
whither he proceeded and remained until promoted, 
on the death of his patron, to his present rank, 1 
March, 1820. He has not since been afloat. 

Commander Branford is Senior of 1820. 



BEASIER. (Captain, 1837. f-p., 21 ; h-p., 27.) 
James Brasier entered the Navy, 3 Dec. 1799, 
as Midshipman, on board the Defence 74, Capt. 
Lord Henry Paulet, one of Sir Hyde Parker's ships 
at the battle of Copenhagen, 2 April, 1801 ; and, on 
subsequently proceeding off Cadiz, commanded a 
boat belonging to the Defence at the successful 
repulse of a large number of gun-vessels sent out 
of that port to attack her during a cahn. In Aug. 
1802, he joined La Piqde 36, Capts. Wm. Cumber- 
land and Chas. Bayne Hodgson Ross, and, after 
witnessing the evacuation of Aux Cayes and Cape 
Fran9ois, St. Domingo, the surrender of the three 
French frigates with the remains of Gen. Rocham- 
beau's army on board, the capture of several pri- 
vateers and other armed vessels, and the gallant 
but unfortunate attack on Cura9oa, was transferred, 
in Deo. 1805, to the Hercdle 74, bearing the flag 
at Jamaica of Vice- Admiral Jas. Rich. Dacres, and 
on 12 March, 1806, as Acting-Sub-Lieutenant to 
the Stork 18, Capt. Geo. Le Geyt. For his con- 
duct on 3 Sept. 1806, as one of a detached party 
under Capt. Edw. Rushworth, at the storming of 
the fort of Batabano, in the island of Cuba, and 
seizure of a number of small armed and merchant 
vessels there collected, Mr. Brasier was appointed, 
in Jan. 1807, Acting-Lieutenant of the Pomona 38, 
Capt. John Parish, and, on 10 June, 1807, was con- 
firmed into his former ship, La Pique, Capt. Ross. 
His after-appointments, as Lieutenant, were — 2 
March and 7 May, 1808, to the St. George and 
Neptdne 98's, Capts. Thos. Bertie and Sir Thos. 
Williams, in the Channel— 7 Feb. 1809, to the 
Alfred 74, Capt. Joshua Rowley Watson, in which 
ship, after having been sent in command of a gun- 
boat to assist at the siege of Flushing, he proceeded 
to the West Indies, where he took part in the re- 
duction of Guadeloupe in Feb. 1810—9 May en- 
suing, again to the Stork, Capt. Le Geyt, on the 
same station— 16 Sept. 1811, to the Royal George 
100, flag-ship of Rear-Admirals Sir J. Williams, 
?'';.?^"°'^^"' ^""^ ^™^- Pickmore, in the Channel 
and Mediterranean— 10 Nov. 1812, to the Prince 
OF Wales 98, Capt. John Erskine Douglas— 26 Jan. 
1813, to the Repulse 74, Capt. Rich. Hussey Mou- 
bray, in the boats of which ship he served at tlie 
destruction of two important batteries and capture 



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of a convoy near the port of Morjean, 2 May fol- 
lowing — 23 Sept. in the same year, as Senior, to 
the Iphigenia 36, Capt. Andrew ^ing, under whom 
he served at the reduction of Genoa in April, 1814 
— 27 March, 1815, after an unemployed interval of 
nearly a year, to the Impregnable 98, flag-ship, 
also in the Mediterranean, of Sir Josias Kowley, 
which ship was paid off in Dec. 1815— and, 30 Sept. 
1818, to the Spencer 74, bearing the flag of the 
latter ofi&cer on the Irish station, where he served 
for three years. Capt. Brasier, who obtained his 
second promotal commission 26 Dec. 1822, subse- 
quently commanded, from 20 Dec. 1832, until he 
invalided, 26 April, 1833, the Vernon 50, flag-ship 
of Sir Geo. Cockbum in the "West Indies; and, 
from 23 Jan. 1834, until his advancement to Post 
rank, 10 Jan. 1837, the Caledonia 120, bearing the 
flag of Sir Josias Rowley in the Mediterranean. 
He has since been unemployed. 

Capt. Brasier married, in 1838, Catherine, only 
surviving daughter of the late John Marshall, Esq., 
of Bradney, Shropshire. Agent — J. Hinxman. 



BRAY. (Lieut., 1810. f-p., 18 ; h-p., 32.) 

Benjamin John Bray died 2 Oct. 1846, at Wal- 
worth, in his 60th year. 

This officer entered the Navy, 26 July, 1797, as 
Fst.-cl. Boy, on board the Bruizer gun-brig, Lieut.- 
Commander Laurence Dundas Bruce, on the Home 
station, and while in that vessel was laid up for 
some time in consequence of a severe injury on the 
head inflicted by a fall from the quarter-deck into 
the spirit-room. In Oct. of the latter year he be- 
came Midshipman of the Wilhelmina 32, Capt. 
Jas. Lind, on the East India station ; where he re- 
moved with the same officer, in March, 1803, to the 
Sheerness 44, flag-ship at first of Kear-Admiral 
Peter Bainier, and afterwards commanded by Lord 
Geo. Stuart, under whom he was wrecked, off 
Trincomalee, 7 Jan. 1805. He subsequently served, 
as Master's Mate and Acting-Lieutenant, iu the 
Howe 38, Capt. Edw. Batsey, and Dedaigneuse 
36, and Russell 74, both flag-ships of Sir Edw. 
Pellew, and appears to have been for some time 
employed in blockading the Isles of France and 
Bourbon. After a further attachment to the 
Sapphire 22, Capt. Geo. Davies— Terpsichore, 
Capt. Gordon, in which frigate he came home early 
in 1809 — and Diadem 64, bearing the flag of Sir 
John Borlase Warren at Halifax, Mr. Bray was 
made Lieutenant, 28 June, 1810, into the Driver 
22, Capt. Dyer; and, on his return from North 
America, in the Rapid, was placed on half-pay in 
May, 1811. He afterwards served, in 1815, on 
board the Brune troop-ship, Capt. Wm. Stanhope 
Badcock, lying at Spithead — was appointed, 11 
March, 1823, to the Genoa 74, Capt. Sir Thos. 
Livingstone — and, from 1825 to 1828, was employed 
in the Ordinary at Chatham. He obtained the out- 
pension of Greenwich Hospital 6 March, 1835. 
Lieut. Bray has left a family. 



BRAY. (CoMMANDEK, 1825. F-I^., 19 ; H-P., 34.) 

JosiAS Bray died 11 March, 1846. 

This ofBcer entered the Navy, 1 Feb. 1794, asFst.-cl. 
Vol., on board the Savage sloop, Capt. Grosvenor 
Winkworth, stationed in the North Sea ; acquired 
the rating of Midshipman 10 Dec. 1795 ; and, after 
further serving for three years in the Inflexible 
and Stately 64's, Capts. Solomon Ferris and Geo. 
Scott, was conflrmed to a Lieutenancy, 1 Nov. 1800, 
in the Vestal, armee enflOte, Capt. Valentine Col- 
lard, under whom he attended the Egyptian expe- 
dition of 1801. His next appointments were— 12 
June, 1802, to the Athenienne 64, Capt. Sir Thos. 
Livingstone, on the Mediterranean station — in July, 
1803, to a command in the Essex district of Sea 
Fencibles—S July, 1804, to the Spy, Capt. Bushby, 
employed off Boulogne, from which vessel he inva- 
lided in Jan. 1805— and, 5 April ensuing, to the 
AcHiLLE 74, Capt. Kich. King. Under the latter 
officer he served, and was wounded, at the battle of 



Trafalgar ;* in consequence whereof he obtained a 
gratuity from the Patriotic Fund. We subse- 
quently find him assuming command of the follow- 
ing vessels : — 13 Jan. 1808, of the Capelin schooner, 
which he had the misfortune to lose off Brest on 
30 Jime ; 18 Oct. 1808, of the Weasel schooner, 
employed at Plymouth; 4 July, 1811, of the 
Gleaner ketch, in which he was sent with de- 
spatches to America ; 7 Deo. in the same year, of 
the Bloodhound gun-brig, also on the Plymouth 
station ; 12 Feb. 1812, of the Active cutter, em- 
ployed off Flushing ; and, 13 Dec. 1813, after an in- 
terval of a year, of the Badger cutter, similarly 
stationed. He went on half-pay 16 May, 1814 ; and, 
on 27 May, 1825, was advanced to the rank of Com- 
mander, as a reward " for long and active ser- 
vices." He did not afterwards go afloat. Agent — 
J. Woodhead. 



BREEDON. (Lieutenant, 1825.) 

Harry Alexander Breedon entered the Navy 
23 March, 1809 ; served, as Midshipman, in the 
Glasgow 40, Capt. Hon. Anthony Maitland, at the 
battle of Algiers, 27 Aug. 1816 ; passed his exa- 
mination in the same year ; and was promoted to 
the command of the Union schooner 3, on the Ja^ 
maica station, 4 Oct. 1825. He has been on half- 
pay since May, 1827. 

Lieut. Breedon married, 25 June, 1832, Alice, 
youngest daughter of Major J. R. Nason, late 47th 
Regiment. Agent — J. Chippendale. 



BREEDON. (Lieut., 1825. f-p., 12 ; h-p., 22.) 
William Breedon, bom 16 Dec. 1799, is son of 
the late Rev. T. S. Breedon, D.D., of Pangboume, 
Berks. 

This officer entered the Navy, 23 Jan. 1813, as 
Fst.-ol. Vol., on board the Elephant 74, Capt. 
Fras. Wm. Austen, on the Baltic station ; removed, 
as Midshipman, to the Derwent 18, Capt. Thos. 
Williams, employed off Newfoundland, whence he 
returned to England and was paid off, 29 Nov. 
1815 ; joined, in Aug. 1816, the Vengeur 74, Capt. 
Thos. Alexander, and subsequently, for short pe- 
riods, the Ramillies 74, Capt. Aiskew Paffard 
Hollis, and Hyperion 36, Capt. Thos. Searle, all 
lying at Portsmouth ; served, from Nov. 1818, to 
March, 1822, in the Arab 18, Capt. Chas. Simeon ; 
passed his examination 8 Feb. 1820; and, after a 
further attachment, in the West Indies, to the 
Ringdove 18, Gloucester 74, and again to the 
Hyperion, commanded by Capt. Geo. Fred. Rich, 
as well as to the Isis 50, Capt. Thos. Forrest, was 
appointed, 5 Aug. 1825, Acting-Lieutenant of the 
Rattlesnake 28, Capt. Hugh Patton, from which 
ship he was confirmed into the Bellette 18, Capt. 
Chas. Croker, 4 Oct. 1825. He came home and 
was placed on half-pay in March, 1826; and has 
not since been employed. 

Lieut. Breedon married, 21 June, 1832, Waller, 
eldest daughter of the late John Kearney, Esq., of 
CO. Kilkenny, and sister-in-law of Lieut. J. G. 
M'Kenzie, R.N. Agents— Messrs. Stilwell. 



BREMER. (Commander, 1843.) 

Edward Gordon Bremer, born 18 Sept. 1819, 
is eldest son of Commodore Sir J. J. G. Bremer, 
K.C.B. 

This officer entered the Navy 17 April, 1834 ; 
and on 26 May, 1841, was awarded a commission in 
acknowledgment of his services on the coast of 
China, where, as Acting-Lieutenant of the Alli- 
gator, he hod been employed in the boats at the 
caj^ture, on 13 of the preceding March, of several 
rafts and of the last fort protecting the approaches 
to the city of Canton.f He was appointed, 28 Aug. 
1843, to the Grecian 16, Capt. Wm. Smyth, lying 
at Devonport ; acquired his present rank 20 Deo. 
ensuing; and is now on half-pay. Agent— J. 
Hinxman. 



* VidediX. 1805, p. 1484. 



f F. Gaz. 1841, p. 1503, 



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BREMER— BREN AN. 



BKEMEE, K.C.B., K.C.H. CCaptain, 1814. 
F-p., 26 ; H-p., 27.) 
SiK James John Gokdon Bremer, bom 26 Sept. 
1786, is only son of Lieut. J as. Bremer, R.N. (who 
was lost in the Halswell East Indiaman, off the 
coast of Dorset, 6 Jan. 1786), by Ann, daughter and 
co-heir of the late Capt. Jas. Norman, K.N. ; grand- 
son of Capt. Jas. Bremer, R.N., who died 9 July, 
1774; nephew of the late Capt. Thos. Elphinstone, 
R.N. (1797) ; and a near relative both of Com- 
mander Wm. Jas. Hughes Bremer, K.N. (1811), 
who died 6 Jan. 1835, and of the present Henry 
Bremer, Esq., First-Lieutenant, R.M. 

This officer entered the Navy, towards the close 
of 1794, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Sandwich, 
flag-ship at the Nore of Rear-Admiral Skefflngton 
Lutwidge, from which he was discharged in June, 
1795 ; became, 8 Oct. 1797, a student of the Royal 
Naval College at Portsmouth ; and re-embarked, 2 
April, 1802, as Midshipman, on board the Endt- 
MION 40, Capt. Philip Chas. Durham. He after- 
wards, until July, 1805, served in the Isis 50, flag- 
ship in succession of Vice-Admiral Jas. Gambler 
and Kear-Admiral Edw. Thombrough, on the 
Newfoundland and North Sea stations— 'Windsok 
Castle 98, and Defiance 74, both commanded by 
Capt. Durham, under whom he latterly saw much 
boat-service in the Bay of Biscay — and Prince 
George 98, Capt. Geo. Losack. He was then 
(having but a short time previously passed his exa- 
mination) appointed Sub-Lieutenant of the Rapid 
gun-brig; and, on 3 Aug. 1805, was made full 
Lieutenant into the Captain 74, Capt. Stephens, 
part of the Hon. Wm. Comwallis's force in his en- 
suing pursuit of the French fleet into Brest. Mr. 
Bremer's next appointments appear to have been — 
9 May, 1806, to the Diana 38, Capt. Thos. Jas. 
Maling, on the Mediterranean station, whence he 
afterwards proceeded to Davis Strait — 6 Oct. 1806, 
to the Imogene 16, Capt. Thos. Garth, in the Me- 
diterranean—and, 28 May, 1807, to the Psyche 36, 
Capt. Wm. Wooldridge, stationed in the East In- 
dies, where he was advanced, 13 Oct. following, to 
the command of the Rattlesnake 18. Returning 
to England early in 1810, Capt. Bremer, on 13 Aug. 
1812, joined the Bermuda of 10 guns, in which 
sloop, when in company with the Dwarf and 
Pioneer, he captured, 11 Sept. 1812, off Boulogne, 
Xc Bon Genie of 16 guns and 60 men ; and, on 1 
Jan. 1813, he assumed command of the Royalist 
18. While in that vessel he took four large Ame- 
rican schooners, and aided at the capture of four 
others ; was also present (and bore a very conspi- 
cuous part) at the gallant defence of Castro, when 
besieged, in May, 1813, by a French army of 
at least 10,000 men;* further, on 21 Oct. fol- 
lowing, co-operated with the Scylla 18, at the 
capture, in sight of the Rippon 74, of the French 
frigate Le Weser of 40 guns and 340 men, after 
a severely contested action, and a loss to the 
Royalist of 2 killed and 9 wounded ;t and, in 
April, 1814, participated in the operations at the 
entrance of the river Gironde under Rear-Admiral 
Chas. Vinicombe Penrose. Capt. Bremer, whose 
Post-commission bears date 7 June, 1814, was nomi- 
nated a C.B. 4 June, 1815, and subsequently ap- 
pointed — 20 Aug. 1815, to the Lee, on the Irish 
station — 30 May, 1816, to the Comhs 28, In which 
he was wrecked on a reef of rocks off St. Shotts, 
Newfoundland, 24 Oct. 1816— and, 18 Sept. 1823, to 
the Tamar 26. In Feb. 1824, he was sent to esta- 
blish a colony on Melville Island, Australia ; whence 
he afterwards proceeded to India, and there joined 
in the closing scenes of the Burmese war. On 25 
Jan. 1836, we find Capt. Bremer created a K.C.H. ; 
and, on 12 July, 1837, appointed to the Alligator 
of 28 guns. After again visiting New Holland, 
and founding the settlement of Port Essington as 
it at present exists, he once more arrived in India, 
where, on the death of Sir Fred. Lewis Maitland, 
in Dec. 1839, he became Commander-in-Chief, and 
continued to discharge (with the exception of a few 

• Vide Gaz. 1813, p. 1014. f y- Cm. 1813, p. 8102. 



months, from 7 July to 30 Nov. 1840, dumig which 
period he was relieved by Rear-Admiral Hon. Geo. 
Elliot) aU the duties of that important post until 7 
Oct 1841, latterly with his broad pendant in the 
Wellesley 72. To place on record here the va- 
rious distinguished achievements that in design 
owed their birth, and in execution their success, to 
the presiding genius of Sir Gordon Bremer, from 
the organization of the expedition that left Singa^ 
poor in 1840 on its mission of triumph and glory to 
China, until the final capture of Canton in 1841, 
would be to compile a history of the war itself— a 
task beyond our compass.* Suffice it, therefore, to 
state— that his name, as it does throughout this 
work will ever stand forth as connected vnth the 
brightest occurrences of that memorable epoch— 
that Her Majesty testified her gracious approbation 
of his valour in conflict and his discretion as her 
Plenipotentiary in Council, by conferring on him 
the dignity of a K.C.B.— and that the voice of the 
country was echoed in a vote of thanks to him from 
both Honses of Parliament. He went on half-pay 
in the latter part of 1841, from which period he 
remained unemployed until 30 April, 1846, when he 
was appointed to the command, jointly with Sir 
Fras. Augustus Collier, of the Channel squadron, 
with his flag on board the Queen 110. Since 24 
Nov. in the latter year, the Commodore has had 
the superintendence of Woolwich Dockyard, and 
the command of the William and Mary yacht. 

Sir J. J. G. Bremer is a magistrate for Devonshire. 
The honour of knighthood was conferred upon him 
23 Feb. 1836. He married, 27 March, 1811, Har- 
riet, relict of the Rev. Geo. Henry Glasse, rector 
of Hanwell, co. Middlesex, and daughter and heir 
of Thos. Wheeler, Esq., of Waterford, an officer in 
the Royal Marines, by whom, who died 1 March, 
1846, he has issue two sons and four daughters. Of 
the former, the elder, Edw. Gordon, is a Com- 
mander, B.N. ; and of the daughters, the eldest is 
married to Capt. Augustus Leopold Kuper, K.N., 
C.B., and the second to Capt. Henry Sabine Browne, 
of the 85th Light Infantry. Agent — J. Hinxman. 

BEENAN. (Lieut., 1814. f-p., 16; h-p., 27.) 
Alexander Brenan was born in Dec. 1790. 
This officer entered the Navy, 7 Feb. 1804, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Tbmeraire 98, Capt. 
Eliab Harvey, and, on 21 Oct. 1805, was a per- 
former in the glorious scene enacted by that ship 
in the battle of Trafalgar. He left the Temeraibe, 
as Midshipman, in Jan. 1806, and next, about 
March, 1807, joined the Tonnant 80, flag-ship of 
the Hon. Michael De Courcy, with whom he pro- 
ceeded to the West Indies. He then removed to 
the St. George 98, bearing the flag in the Channel 
of his former Captain, Rear-Admiral E. Harvey; 
was much employed, on his subsequent transference 
to the Phoebe 36, Capt. Jas. Hillyar, on boat- 
service in the Gulf of Livonia, where he assisted in 
capturing a lar^e number of vessels ; and while at- 
tached, between the years 1810 and 1814, to the 
Caledonia 120, Capt. Wm. Bedford, Tbmeraire 
98, Capt. Edwin Henry Chamberlayne, and Royal 
George 100, flag-ship of Rear-Admiral Fras. Pick- 
more, frequently served on shore and in the boats 
in warm encounters with the batteries and troops 
at the defence of Cadiz and off Toulon. On 16 
March in the latter year, having passed in 1811, 
and for some time acted as Lieutenant, he was con- 
firmed in that rank in the Merope 16, Capts. John 
Chas. Gawen Roberts and Wm. Benj. Suckling, one 
of Napoleon Buonaparte's escort during a portion 
of his passage to Elba ; and, in June, 1815, he was 
appointed to the Albion 74, Capt. Jas. Walker, 
lying in the river Medway, which ship, however, 
he left in the following December. Lieut. Brenan 
was afterwards employed in the Coast Guard from 
1821 until obliged, from the effects of his severe 
night duties, to retire under a medical certificate 
in 1827. While in that service he had the good 
fortune on different occasions to get off the shore 

• Vide Gai. 1840, p. 2990, and Gaz. 1841, passim. 



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two large ships which had been stranded on the 
coasts of Wicklow and Wexford ; and, in acknow- 
ledgment of his exertions, was presented by the 
owners, for himself and his men, with two sums of 
2001. each. He has since been unemployed. 

BEENTON, K.S.V. (fflaptailt, 1822. f-p., 16; 
H-P., 33.) 

John Brenton was born 28 Aug. 1782. 

This officer entered the Navy, 28 Aug. 1798, as 
A. B., on board the Asia 64, Capt. Robt. Murray, 
bearing the flag at Halifax of Vice-Admiral Geo. 
Vandeput, in which ship he attained the rating of 
Midshipman a few days afterwards, and returned 
home with convoy in Dec. 1800. He then in suc- 
cession joined the Assistance 50, Capts. Kobt. Hall 
and Rich. Lee, employed in the North Sea in 
blockading the Dutch fleet, and C^sar 80, Capt. 
Jahleel Brenton, flag-ship of Sir Jas. Saumarez, 
under whom he participated, 6 July, 1801, in the 
battle off Algeciras, and, on 12 of the same month, 
in the destruction of two Spanish first-rates and 
capture of a French 74 in the Gut of Gibraltar. 
He was next, as Acting-Lieutenant, present at the 
evacuation of Minorca, consequent on the treaty of 
Amiens; and, from that period until Dec. 1805, 
served with Rear- Admiral Sir Rich. Hussey Bicker- 
ton, as Midshipman, Master's Mate, and again as 
Acting-Lieutenant, in the Kent 74, Royal Sove- 
reign 100, and Queen 98, into which latter ship 
Lord CoUingwood shifted his flag after the battle 
of Trafalgar. Having been intermediately attached 
to the Nahtilhs sloop, Capt. John Sykea, Mr. 
Brenton was, in March, 1806, appointed to the San 
lidefwiso, Capt. John Quilliam, one of the Spanish 
third-rates taken at Trafalgar, to assist in navigat- 
ing her to England. He was not, however, ofii- 
cially promoted until 5 Sept. 1806, when,- after a 
further servitude, as Acting-Lieutenant, in the 
HiBERNiA 110, bearing the flag of Earl St. Vin- 
cent, and London 98, Capt. Thos. Western, both 
in the Channel, he was confirmed into the Orion 
74, Capt. Edw. Codrington, ofl' Cadiz. From 
17 Jan. 1807, until July, 1812, we next find him 
employed in the San Josef 110, Hibernia 110, 
DioMEDE 50, and Victory 100, all flag-ships of his 
friend Sir Jas. Saumarez, on the Channel, Guern- 
sey, and Baltic stations. On 14 of the latter 
month Capt. Brenton, to whom had been awarded 
the rank of Acting-Commander, was despatched, 
in conjunction with Capt. Hew Steuart, to aid the 
Russian Admiral Muller in fitting out a flotilla of 
gun-boats for the protection of Riga. For his 
meritorious conduct in the discharge of the duties 
which there devolved on him, including an expedi- 
tion against the French and Prussians at Mittau, 
on the river Aa, he received the sanction of the 
Admiralty to his promotion by commission dated 
20 Nov. in the same year. He subsequently, from 
27 June, 1814, until paid off, 14 Nov. 1815, com- 
manded the 14-gun brig Hasty, on the North Sea 
and Irish stations ; and, on 26 Dec. 1822, was ad- 
vanced to his present rank. He was placed upon 
retired half-pay 1 Oct. 1846. 

Capt. Brenton, whose services at Mittau were re- 
warded with the insignia of a Knight of the Rus- 
sian order of St. Vladamir, of the fourth class, 
married, 28 Sept. 1815, his cousin, Henrietta, 
daughter of the late Rear-Admiral Jahleel Brenton, 
and sister of Vice-Admiral Sir Jahleel Brenton,* 

* Sir Jahleel Brenton waa born 32 Aug, 1770. He served, 
as Lieut, of the Barfleue 98, in the action off Cape St. 
Vincent, 14 Feb. 1797; commanded the C^:sar 80, Sir 
James Saumarez' flag-ship, on the memorable 6 and 12 July, 
1801 ; was wrecked and taken prisoner in L\ Mtnervb, off 
Cherbourg, 2 July, 1803 ; and, after assisting at the reduction 
of the Ionian Islands, gained, as Capt. of the Sfabtan, of 46 
guns and 21^8 men, a brilliant and single-handed victory 
over a Franco-Neapolitan squadron, carrying altogether 95 
guns and about 1400 men, 3 May, 1610. The Patriotic So- 
ciety, in acknowledgment of the latter exploit, in the 
execution of which Capt. Brenton was desperately wounded, 
voted him a sword valued at 100/. ; the King of the Two 
Sicilies presented him with the Grand Cross of St. Ferdinand 
and of Merit ; and his own Sovereign raised him to the dig- 
nity of a baronet, besides conferring on him the K.C. B. 



Bart., K.C.B., and of Capt. Edw. Pelham Brenton,* 
R.N. 



BEERETON. (Lieut., 1815. r-p., 22 ; h-p., 20.) 
Godfrey Bbereton entered the Navy, 24 Jan. 
1805, as Third-cl. Boy, on board the Puissant 74, 
Capt, John Irwin, lying at Spithead, where he was 
immediately transferred to the Royal William 
100, flag-ship of Sir Geo. Montagu. He next served, 
from April, 1807, to Jan. 1811, latterly as Midship- 
man, in the Alcmenb and Belle Poule frigates, 
both commanded by Capt. Jas. Brisbane, under 
whom we find him present — besides contributing 
to the capture of many small armed vessels — at the 
taking, 15 Feb. 1809, of ie Far of 26 guns, laden 
with corn for the relief of the French garrison at 
Corfu ; and at the reduction of the islands of Zante, 
Cephalonia^ and Sta, Maura. He then, in succession, 
joined — the MoNTACsn and Warrior 74's, Capts. 
Rich. Hussey Moubray and John Wm. Spranger, 
in the latter of which ships he returned home — 
the Antelope 50, bearing the flag off Newfound- 
land of Sir John Thos. Duckworth — the Defiance 
74, flag-ship in the Baltic of Sir Geo. Hope — the 
Princess Caroline 74, Capt. Hugh Downman, on 
the same and North Sea stations — and the Dover 
18, Capt. Augustus Vere Drury, with whom he pro- 
ceeded to North America in May, 1814. From 
that date until June, 1815, Mr. Brereton, who was 
confirmed in the rank of Lieutenant on 16 Jan. in 
the latter year, was actively employed, under Com- 
modore Sir Jas. Lucas Teo, in the Niagara 20, 
and in gun-boat service on the Lakes of Canada. 
His succeeding appointments were — from July, 1816, 
until he invalided in Oct. 1819, to the Qoeen 
Charlotte and Boyne, flag-ships of Sir Edw. 
Thornbrough at Portsmouth, and to the Tees 26, 
Capt. Geo. Rennie, and Ecetdice 26, Capt. Robt. 
Wauchope, off St. Helena — next, between June, 
1822, and the close of 1823, to the Pandora 18, 
Sappho 18, and Tribune ■&, Capts. Fred. Hunn, 
Jenkin Jones, and Gardiner Henry Guion, on the 
Irish and Mediterranean stations — and, 30 April, 
1827, to the Britannia 120, flag-ship at first of 
Admiral Lord Northesk at Plymouth, and after- 
wards commanded by Capt. Geo. Burdett in the 
Mediterranean, where he was superseded in April, 
1830. Since 11 May, 1843, Mr. Brereton has been 
employed as Admiralty-Agent in a contract mail 
steam-vessel on the West India station Agents — 
Holmes and Folkard. 



BEETON. (Lieutenant, 1827.) 

William Henry Breton entered the Navy 7 
Jan. 1812 ; passed his examination in 1818 ; and 
obtained his commission 10 March, 1827. He has 
since been on half-pay. Lieut. Breton is at present 
employed as a police magistrate at Launceston, 
Van Diemen's Land. 



BEETT. (Lieut., 1810. f-p., 1 7 ; h-p., 28.) 

Henry Brett, bom 29 Deo. 1790, is fourth son 
of the late Capt. Peircy Brett, R.N. (a participator 
in Admiral Keppel's action with the Comte d'Orvil- 
liers, 27 July, 1778), by a daughter of the late Capt. 
David Phipps, R.N. He is brother of the late Com- 
mander Peircy Brett, R.N. (1812), and of the late 
Lieut. Spencer Phipps Brett, R.A., who was under 
Gen. Skerrit in the attack of the bridge at SeviUe, 
27 Aug. 1812 ; also of Major Wm. Thomson Brett, 
Eon. E. I. C.'s service ; and grand-nephew of the 
late Admiral Sir Peircy Brett, who circumnavigated 
the globe, when Lieutenant, with Lord Anson, and 
was afterwards, in 1766, a Lord of the Admiralty. 

He afterwards discharged the duties of Resident Commis- 
sioner at the Cape of Good Hope, and of Lieut.-Governor of 
Greenwich Hospital, and died a Vice-Admiral of the White, 
21 April, 1844. 

* Capt. Edward Pelham Brenton's services were of an ar- 
duous and useful rather than of a splendid character. He was 
born 19 July, 1774 ; entered the Navy in Nov. 1788 ; attained 
Post-riink 13 Dec. 1808 ; and died e April, 1839. His ' Natal 
History of Great Britain,' and his ' Life of St. Vincent,' are 
well known. Capt, Brenton enjoyed the reputation of a 
philanthropist 

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BREWER-BRICE-BRICKDALE-BRICKWELL-BRIDGE. 



This officer entered the Navy, 16 Aug. 1802, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Drtad 36, Capt. Robt. 
Williams, employed off Weymouth ; removed in 
Feb. 1803, with the same officer, to the Russeli, 74, 
in which ship he accompanied the outward-bound 
trade to the East Indies ; and was there successively 
transferred, in June, 1805, to the Sceptre 74, Capt. 
Joseph Bingham, and, in Oct. 1807, to the Doris 
36, Capts. Christ. Cole and Wm. Jones Lye. While 
in the latter ship he passed his examination 13 
Jan. 1809 ; was invested with the rank of Acting- 
Lieutenant 23 April, 1810; and, shortly after his 
official promotion, which took place 29 Oct. fol- 
lowing, was sent, in command of a detachment of 
seamen, to co-operate with the land forces at the 
reduction of the Isle of France. Lieut. Brett, who 
further assisted, under Capt. Lye, at the capture of 
Java, in Aug. 1811, was subsequently appointed — 6 
March, 1813, to the Rippon 74, Capt. Sir C. Cole, 
on the Channel station — 16 Sept. 1814, and 23 
March, 1815, to the Impregnable and St. George 
98's, flag-ships at Plymouth of Sir Wm. Domett 
and Sir John Thos. Duckworth — and, 8 June, 1816, 
after nine months of half-pay, to the Wye 28, Capt. 
John Harper, attached to the squadron in North 
America. He was paid ofi' in Dec. 1818, and has 
not since been employed. 

Lieut. Brett married, 22 June, 1824, Miss Mary 
Ann Street, by whom he has issue five sons and 
two daughters. Agents — Messrs. Halford and Co. 

BREWER. (Lieut., 1827. f-p., 33 ; h-p., 2.) 

Thomas Brewer entered the Navy, 21 July, 
1812, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Defiance 74, 
Capt. Rich. Raggett, with whom he continued to 
serve, latterly as Midshipman, in the Tonnant 80, 
and Spencer 74, on the North Sea, Baltic, and 
Halifax stations, iintil Aug. 1815. He next be- 
came attached to the Queen Charlotte 100, Capt. 
Edm. Bodger, at Portsmouth, and Inconstant and 
Semiramis, of 46 guns each, Capt. Sir Jas. Lucas 
Teo, on the western coast of Africa ; served from 
Oct. 1818 to Nov. 1822, again with Capt. Raggett, 
as Mate, in the Albion 74, at Portsmouth ; passed 
his examination 4 Aug. 1819 ; and, after a further 
employment, in the latter capacity, in the Ranger 
28, Capt. Peter Fisher, on the North America and 
West India station, EsK 20, Capt. Wm. Jardine 
Purchas, on the western coast of Africa, and Prince 
Regent 120, Capt. Constantine Rich. Moorson, at 
Chatham, was promoted to his present rank 30 
April, 1827. Since 22 Dec. 1828, except from 26 
March, 1839, to 2 1 March, 1844, when he commanded 
the Sylvia Revenue cutter, Lieut. Brewer has been 
in the Coast Guard. 

He married, 12 Feb. 1833, Miss Mitchinson, and 
by that lady he has issue. Agents — Messrs. Hallett 
and Robinson. 



BRICE. (Retired Commander, 1840. f-p., 14; 
H-p., 34.) 

Nathaniel Brice was born 8 Sept. 1787. 

This officer entered the Navy, 18 June, 1799, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Crescent 36, Capt. Wm. 
Grenville Lobb, on the Jamaica station, where he 
attained the rating of Midshipman 27 June, 1800. 
He afterwards served, in the Channel, with the 
same officer, in the St. George 98, and Isis 50; 
vrith Capt. Wm. Cumming in the Prince of Wales 
98 ; with Capt. Thos. Le Marchant Gosselin in the 
Latona 38 ; and, with Capt. Geo. Cockbum in 
the Captain 74. Shortly after his promotion to 
the rank of Lieutenant, which took place 15 Aug. 
1806, Mr. Brice obtained command of the Jackdaw 
schooner of 2 guns, in which vessel in Jan. 1807, 
he was unfortunately captured by a Spanish r6w- 
boat. Being, however, quickly retaken by the 
Minerva frigate, he joined, on 18 of the suc- 
ceeding Aug., the York 74, Capt. Robt. Barton, 
in the West Indies; and was subsequently ap- 
pointed— 4 Feb. 1808, to the Pelican 18, Capts. 
W. Ward, Isaac Hawkins Morrison, and Edw 
Henry A' Court, under the first of whom he as- 



sisted in taking the island of Deseada on 30 March 
in the same year-3 June, 1810, to the Adeora 28 
—29 Jan. 1811, to the Tweed 18, Capt. Symonds, 
stationed in the North Sea and off the coast of 
Africa— and, 14 Oct. 1813, to the Scamander 36, 
Capt. G. Heathcote, on Channel service. He con- 
tinued unemployed from April, 1815 ; and was 
placed on the list of Retired Commanders 21 Apnl, 
1840. 



BKICKDALE. (Lieut., 1842. f-p., 14; h-p., 1.) 
Charles John Brickdale was bom 30 July, 
1819, at Upcott House, near Taunton, Somerset- 
shire, and died, as below recorded, 20 Nov. 1845. 
He was second son of John Fortescue Brickdale, 
Esq., barrister-at-law, of Birchamp House, co. 
Gloucester, by Catherine, daughter of Chas. Gre- 
gorie, Esq. ; and elder brother of John Fortescue 
Brickdale, Esq., Lieutenant in the 61st Foot. 

This officer entered the Navy, 16 July, 1831, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Imogene 28, Capt. Price 
Blackwood, on the East India station, and was 
Midshipman of that frigate when, in company with 
the Andromache 28, she forced the passage of the 
Boca Tigris, in China, 7 and 9 Sept. 1834. He 
next served, from Sept. 1835, to May, 1840, in the 
Rodney 92, Capt. Hyde Parker, in the Mediterra- 
nean ; and, after a further attachment to the Ex- 
cellent gunnery-ship at Portsmouth, Capt. Sir 
Thos. Hastings, obtained, as a reward for passing 
the best examination at the Royal Naval College, a 
Lieutenant's commission, 24 June, 1842. He was 
appointed, 1 July following, to the Madagascar 
44, Capt. John Foote, on the west coast of Africa, 
whence he returned home and was paid off in Aug. 
1844; and he lastly joined, in the course of 1845, 
the Agincoubt 72, flag-ship in the East Indies of 
Sir Thos. John Cochrane, and the Comus 18, Capt. 
Edw. Augustus Inglefleld. He fell on 20 Nov., in 
a gallant attack made by the combined squadrons 
of England and France on a strong position occu- 
pied by the troops of General Rosas at Punta 
Obligado, on the banks of the Parana.* Agents — 
Messrs. Chard. 



BRICKWELL. (Lieutenant, 1841.) 

Samuel James Bbickwell entered lie Navy 16 
Sept. 1828; passed his examination 18 July, 1835; 
served for some time on the Mediterranean station, 
as Mate, in the Asia 84, Capt. Wm. Fisher, and 
Cyclops steamer, Capt. Horatio Thos. Austin ; ob- 
tained his commission 23 Nov. 1841 ; and, from 2 
Nov. 1842, until paid off in Aug. 1844, was em- 
ployed in the Madagascar 44, Capt. John Foote, 
on the western coast of Africa. He has been First, 
since 18 Nov. 1846, of the Albatross 16, Capt. Ar- 
thur Farquhar. Agents — Messrs. Halford and Co. 



BRIDGE. (Lieutenant, 1841.) 

William Henry Bridge entered the Navy 22 
March, 1823 ; passed his examination 20 Nov. 1830; 
became, in 1839, a student at the Royal Naval Col- 
lege ; and was promoted (from the Indus 78, Capt. 
Sir Jas. Stirling, fitting for the Mediterranean) to 
the rank of Lieutenant 30 April, 1841. His ap- 
pointments have since been— 6 May following, to 
the Excellent gunnery-ship at Portsmouth, Capt. 
Sir Thos. Hastings— 17 Aug. in the same year, to 
the Southampton 50, flag-ship at the Cape of Good 
Hope of Sir Edw. Durnford King, from which he 
was paid off in Dec. 1842—19 Oct. 1843, to the 
Cormorant steam-sloop, Capt. Geo. Thos. Gordon, 
with whom he served as First-Lieutenant in the 
Pacific— 30 May, 1845, as Additional, to the Hieer- 
NiA 104, Capt. Peter Richards, Ijing at Portsmouth 
—and, 14 July, 1845, to the Vanguard 80, Capt. 
Geo. Wickens Willes, now attached to the Channel 
squadron. 

Lieut. Bridge married, 6 June, 1841, Anne, only 
daughter of the late E. K. Piercy, Esq., of Passage 
West, CO. Cork, and by that lady has issue. 

• Vide Gai. 1846, p. 818. 



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BRIDGEMAN. (daptam, 1819. F-p., 16; 
H-p., 27.) 

The Honodrable Charles Oklando Bridge- 
man, born 5 Feb. 1791, is second son of Orlando, 
first Earl of Bradford, by Lucy Elizabeth, daughter 
of George, fourth Viscount Torrington ; brother of 
the present Earl and of Hon. Henry Orlando 
Bridgeman, Captain in the Army; and cousin of 
Capt. Hon. Henry Dilkes Byng, K.N. 

This oSacer entered the Navy, 18 June, 1804, as 
Fst.-ol. Vol., on board the Repulse 74, Capt. Hon. 
Arthur Kaye Legge, under whom he attained the 
rating of Midshipman in 1805, and was present in 
Sir Kobert Calder's action, at the passage of the 
Dardanells, and in the expedition to the Scheldt. In 
Nov. 1809, he joined the Manilla 36, Capt. Geo. 
Eras. Seymour, and, on 10 Sept. 1810, he was con- 
firmed a Lieutenant in the Semiramis frigate, Capt. 
Chas. Kiohardson, both on the Lisbon station. 
Being appointed, 1 May, 1811, to the Eevbnge 74, 
as Flag-Lieutenant to his old Commander, then 
Keai>Admiral Legge, he served for some time at 
the defence of Cadiz ; after which he successively 
joined, 8 March, 1813, the Bellerophon 74, bearing 
the flag at Newfoundland of Sir Rich. Goodwin 
Keats, and, 2 April, 1814, the Koyal Sovereign 
yacht, Capt. Sir John Poo Beresford. Capt. 
Bridgeman, who obtained his second promotal com- 
mission 16 May, 1814, subsequently commanded, 
from 12 Dec. in that year, until paid off; 28 Aug. 
1816, the Badger 10, on the West India station, 
where he assisted at the reduction of Guadeloupe in 
1815, and, from 24 June, 1817, imtil posted, 2 Sept. 
1819, the IcARDS 10, in South America. His last ap- 
pointment was, 7 Sept. 1827, to the Rattlesnake 
28, attached to the squadron in the Mediterranean, 
of which ship he retained command until May, 
1830. He accepted the Retirement 1 Oct. 1846. 

Capt. Bridgeman married, 2 Dec. 1819, Elizabeth 
Caroline, eldest daughter of the late Sir Hen. 
Chamberlain, Bart., British Consul at Rio Janeiro, 
sister of the present Baronet, and half-sister of 
Commander Wm. Chas. Chamberlain, R.N. Agents 
— Messrs. Ommanney. 

BRIDGES. (Commander, 1818. f-p., 14; h-p., 29.) 
George Francis Bridges is nephew of the late 
Lieut.-General Bridges. 

This officer entered the Navy, 1 Aug. 1804, as 
Midshipman, on board the Tigre 74, Capt. Benj. 
Hallowell, under whom he continued to serve, in 
the same ship, until the attainment of his first com- 
mission 1 Aug. 1811. During that period he ac- 
companied Lord Nelson to the West Indies in pur- 
suit of the combined fleets of France and Spain in 
1805 ; attended the expedition to Egypt in 1807 ; 
witnessed the self-destruction of the French line- 
of-battle ships Rohuste and Lirni^ near the mouth of 
the Rhone, 26 Oct. 1809 ; and, on 31 of the same 
month, served in the boats at the capture and de- 
struction, in the Bay of Rosas, of the French store- 
ship Lamproie, of 16 guns and 116 men, with three 
other armed and seven merchant vessels, defended 
in a very spirited manner by their respective crews 
as well as by several powerful batteries, whose 
joint opposition occasioned the British a loss of 15 
men killed and 55 wounded.* On Capt. HalloweU 
hoisting his flag, as Rear- Admiral, in the Malta 80, 
■ Lieut. Bridges joined him on 28 Oct. 1811, and re- 
mained under his command in that ship and in the 
RoTAL Sovereign 100, and Tonnant 80, on the 
Mediterranean, Plymouth, and Irish stations, until 
advanced to the rank of Commander, 9 Sept. 1818. 
While in the Tonnant he jumped overboard and 
saved the life of a man who in a state of intoxicar 
tion had thrown himself into the sea. He has not 
since been employed. 

Commander Bridges married, 19 May, 182,5, Har- 
riet, only surviving daughter of the Rev. D. D. 
Bergeur, Rector of Everley, co. Wilts, and Chaplain 
to Aubrey, seventh Duke of St. Albans. Agents — 
Messrs. Chaid. 

• VideGm. 1809, p. 1907. 



BRIDGES. (Lieutenant, 1838.) 

James Henry Bridges entere4 the Navy, 26 Feb. 
1826, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on hoard the Ariadne 28, 
Capt. Adolphus FitzClarence, whom, after serving 
in the Mediterranean, he followed into the Chal- 
lenger 28. He next, in Sept. 1830, joined the 
Pallas 42, Capts. Manley Hall Dixon and Wm. 
Walpole ; and in May, 1834 (having passed his ex- 
amination in Dec. 1832), he became Mate of the 
Portland 50, Capt. David Price, in the Mediter- 
ranean. After a further employment of three 
years and a half in the Pantaloon tender, com- 
manded on Particular Service by Lieuts. Nicholas 
Cory and John M'Donell, Mr. Bridges was pro- 
moted to his present rank by commission dated 28 
June, 1838. His appointments have since been — 
14 July, 1838, to the Excellent gunnery-ship at 
Portsmouth, Capt. Sir Thos. Hastings— 1 Feb. 1840, 
and 14 Feb. 1841, to the Thunderer 84, Capt. 
Maurice Fred. Fitzhardinge Berkeley, and Edin- 
burgh 72, Capt. Wm. Wilmott Henderson, both on 
the Mediterranean station, where he took part in 
the operations of 1840 on the coast of Syria, in- 
cluding the capture of St. Jean d'Acre — 25 Oct. 
1841, to the Alpked 50, bearing the broad pendant 
in South America of Commodore John Brett Purvis, 
— and, 4 March, 1846, as First-Lieutenant, to the 
Brilliant 22, Capt. Bundle Burges Watson, in 
which ship he is now serving at the Cape of Good 
Hope. Agents — Hallett and Robinson. 



BRIDGES. (Captain, 1827. f-p., 23 ; h-p., 28.) 
Philip Henrt Bridges entered the Navy, in 
May, 1796, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Bristol, 
Lieut.-Commander Sibley ; was next employed for 
five years, as Midshipman, in the Agamemnon 64, 
Capt. Robt. Devereux Fancourt, in the Channel, 
North Sea, and Baltic ; removed, in April, 1802, to 
the Jalouse 18, Capt. Christopher Strachey, lying 
at Sheerness ; passed his examination in the course 
of the same year ; and, after a furthe^ servitude, as 
Admiralty-Midshipman, in the Amazon 38, Capt. 
Sam. Sutton, and Loire 38, Capt'.' Fred. Lewis 
Maitland, was promoted— for his. gallant conduct, 
on 27 June, 1803, at the cutting oU±, under the bat- 
teries of He de Bas, by two boats of the latter 
frigate, of Le Venteux national hrig, of 10 guns and 
82 men, after a sanguinary deckTtight of 10 minutes 
— to a Lieutenancy in, we believe, the Tartarus 
bomb, Capt. Fras. Temple, 4 July following. He 
next served — from 1804 until 1807, in the Veteran 
64, Capt. Jas. Newman Newman, flag-ship, after- 
wards, of Rear-Admiral Jas. Rich. Dacres, Fran- 
chise 38, Capt. Chas. Dashwood, and Pique 36, 
Capt. Chas. Bayne Hodgson Ross, all on the Ja- 
maica station — from Jan. 1808 to June 1810, in the 
Foxhound 18, Capt. Pitt-Bamaby Greene, Pompee 
80, Capt. Geo. Cocltburn, both in the Channel, and 
AiGLE frigate, Capt. Geo. Wolfe, with whom he 
assisted, 12 April, 1809, at, the destruction of the 
shipping in Aix Roads, and, in August following, in 
the expedition to the Scheldt — and, from Jan. 1811, 
to Oct. 1815, in the Hussar, Leda, and Tbeban 
frigates, Capts. Jas. Coutts Crawford, Geo. Sayer, 
and Sam. Leslie, on the East India station, where 
he was present, under Capt. Crawford, at the re- 
duction of Java, in Aug. 1811. On 8 Dec. 1815, 
Lieut. Bridges was promoted to the acting-com- 
mand of the Zebra sloop. He was confirmed into 
the Challenger, of 18 guns, 15 Nov. 1816 ; brought 
home and paid off* the Trincomalee, of 46 guns, 
26 April, 1819 ; became Second-Captain of the 
Prince Regent 120, flag-ship at Chatham of Sir 
Robt. Moorsom, 12 May, 1827 ; and obtained his 
Post-commission 29 Sept. following. He has since 
been on half-pay. 

For his " distinguished merit" at the capture of 
Le VenteuXj the Patriotic Fund voted Capt. Bridges 
a sword of 301. value. Agent — J. Hinxman. 



BRIGGS. (Lieut., 1814. f-p., 10; h-p., 31.) 

David Briggs entered the Navy, 21 March, 
1806, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Rekoivn 74, 

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BRIGGS. 



Capt. Philip Chas. Durham ; attained the rating of 
Midshipman in Oct. following ; and, after serving 
for upwards of four years off L'Orient, and in 
blockading the Rochefort and Toulon squadrons, 
was paid off 28 March, 1810. He joined, in Aug. 
of the same year, the Armada 74, Capt. Adam 
M'Kenzie, employed off Cadiz and in the North 
Sea; removed, as Master's Mate, in Nov. 1811, to 
the Haknibal 74, flag-ship off the Texel of his 
former Captain, Koar-Admiral Durham; was dis- 
charged, in Feb. 1812, into the Christian VII. 74, 
Capts. Thos. Browne and Hen. Lidgbird Ball ; 
passed his examination in March following; re- 
joined the Rear-Admiral, soon afterwards, in the 
Bulwark 74 ; and, while subsequently proceeding 
with him to the West Indies, in the Veserable 74, 
assisted at the capture, off Madeira, by that ship 
and the C yrene sloop, of the French 44-gun frigates 
Iphigenie and Alcmene^ 16 and 20 Jan. 1814. On 28 
of the ensuing month Mr. Briggs became Acting- 
Lieutenant of the Fox sloop, Capt. Frank Gore 
Willock ; and, on arriving in England, he was offi- 
cially promoted by commission dated 8 July in the 
same year. After attending, in 1814-15, as First of 
the Fox, the expedition to New Orleans, whence he 
conveyed back to Jamaica part of the 2nd West 
India Regiment, he returned to the Vehekable 
10 Aug. in the latter year, and came home and was 
paid off 3 May, 1816. He has not since been em- 
ployed. 

Lieut. Briggs married in Nov. 1841, and has 
issue one daughter. 



BKIGGS. (Retired Commander, 1837. f-p., 
16; H-p., 34.) 

Feaucis Briggs, bom 18 May, 1784, is nephew, 
maternally, of the late Sir Boss Donnelly, K.C.B., 
Admiral of the Blue, who died, 30 Sept. 1840, in his 
77th year ; and first cousin of the Dowager Lady 
Audley. 

This officer entered the Navy, 11 Aug. 1797, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Vestal 28, Capt. Chas. 
White, on the North Sea station ; served from May, 
1798, to Aug. 1803, as Midshipman and Master's 
Mate, in the Maidstone and Narcissus 32-gnn 
frigates, commanded by his uncle, Capt. Ross Don- 
nelly, in the West Indies, Channel, and Mediter- 
ranean ; passed his examination in Sept. 1803 ; was 
immediately appointed by Lord Nelson Acting- 
Lieutenant of the'HALCTON 18, Capt. Henry Whit- 
marsh Pearse ; and received his official promotion 
by commission dated 8 May, 1804. WMle First- 
Lieutenant of the last-mentioned vessel, he was 
present in various engagements with the gun-boats 
m the Gut of Gibraltar ; assisted at the capture, 20 
Sept. 1804, of U Esperance French privateer, of 10 
guns and 54 men ; retook, when in charge of one of 
the HAiiCyos's boats, a brig which had just before 
been captured by a privateer; contributed, after the 
battle of Maida, to the destruction of the enemy's 
batteries along the coast of Calabria, where, vpith 
a party of seamen under his orders, he served on 
shore at the reduction of Reggio ; drove on shore 
several merchant-vessels when in command of a gun- 
boat in the Faro of Messina ; acquired credit and was 
wounded by a splinter in the arm, 13 Dec. 1806, in 
an action, fought with great spirit for three hours, 
between the Halcyon, singly, and three Spanish 
national vessels of far superior force, which termi- 
nated in the capture of one of the latter, the Neptuno 
corvette, of 14 guns and 72 men ; received in con- 
sequence a pecuniary reward from the Patriotic 
Fund, but no promotion, although recommended by 
his Captain ;* and on subsequently attending the 
expedition to Copenhagen, in Aug. and Sept. 1807, 
witnessed the bombardment of that city and seizure 
of the Danish fleet. Lieut. Briggs's next appoint- 
ment was, in March, 1808, to the Invincible 74, 
Capts. R. Donnelly and Chas. Adam, in the Medi- 
terranean, from which ship he was detached in 
command of a gun-vessel to assist at the defence of 
* Vide Gaz. 1807, p. 52. 



Cadiz, where the latter was unfortunately sunk by a 
shell falling into her while engaging the batteries. 
In Oct. 1812, he joined the Meeope 16, commanded 
by Capts. Edw. Flinn, — Roberts, and ultimately, 
for two months, by himself, on the east coast of Spain. 
He was placed on half-pay in Dec. 1813_; remained 
unemployed from that period; and accepted his 
present rank 25 Jan. 1837. 



BKIGGS. (Lieutenant, 1838.) 

George Campbell Briggs was born in 1819, and 
died 1 April, 1845. He was eldest son of Vice-Ad- 
miral Sir Thos. Briggs, G.C.M.G. 

This officer entered the Navy 2 April, 1832; 
passed his examination 11 May, 1838; served for 
some time, as Mate, on board the Piqde 36, Capt. 
Edw. Boxer, in North America and the West Indies ; 
was promoted out of the Vanguard 80, Capt. Sir 
David Dunn, on the Mediterranean station, 10 May, 
1841; rejoined the latter ship 13 June following; 
and was next appointed, 31 Aug. 1843, to the Pllot 
16, Capt. Wm. Henry Jervis, on board which vessel 
he died, as above, off Pointe de Galle, in the East 
Indies, from the effects of a coup-de-soleil. 

His remains were interred, on 2 of the same 
month, at Pointe de Galle, with the honours due to 
his rank, and followed by the officers of the garrison 
and the officers and crew of the Pilot. Lieut. 
Briggs was an officer of the greatest promise. 

Agents — Messrs. Chard. 



BKIGGS. (Retiked Commander, 1844. f-p., 
12; H-p., 34.) 
Stephen Briggs entered the Navy, 1 March, 
1801, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Loire 38, Capt. 
Jas. Newman Newman, stationed in the Channel. 
He joined, in June, 1802, the Cambrian 38, Capt. 
Wm. BracUey, at Halifax; there removed, as Mid- 
shipman, in Jan. 1804, to the Leandee 50, flag-ship 
of Sir Andrew Mitcheller, afterwards commanded 
by Capt. John Talbot, under whom he assisted at 
the capture, 23 Feb. 1805, of the Ville de Milan, of 
46 guns, and retaking of her prize the Cleopatra 
32 ; and, on his subsequent transference to the 
Northumberland 74, bearing the flag of the Hon. 
Alex. Cochrane, was present, 6 Feb. 1806, in the . 
battle off St. Domingo. His succeeding appoint- 
ments were — 19 Nov. in the same year, as Acting 
Sub-Lieutenant, to the Maria 10, Lieut.-Com- 
mander John Anderson — 14 Jan. 1807, as Acting- 
Lieutenant, to the Galatea 32, Capt. Geo. Sayer, 
in which frigate he was confirmed 20 Oct. follow- 
ing — 13 Oct. and 6 Dec. 1808, to the command of 
the Mozambique 14, and Grenada 10 — and 7 April, 
1813, after nearly two years of half-pay, to the' 
Cleopatra 32, all on the West India station, where 
he obtained charge, 23 July ensuing, of a Signal 
station in the Saintes. Having been unemployed 
since 14 Deo. 1814, Mr. Briggs at length, on 30 April, 
1844, accepted the rank he now holds. Agents — 
Messrs. Halford and Co. 



BKIGGS, G.C.M.G. (Vice-Admibai, of the 
White, 1841. f-p., 43 ; h-p., 13.) 

Sir Thomas Briggs, bom in 1780, is only sur- 
viving son of the late Stephen Briggs, Esq., for- 
merly Chief Surgeon at Madras, by Magdalene, 
youngest daughter of .the late Jas. Pasley, Esq., of 
Craig, CO. Dumfries; nephew, maternally, of the 
late Sir Thos. Pasley, Bart., Admiral of the White, 
who died 29 Nov. 1808 ; and first cousin of the pre- 
sent Sir T. S. Pasley, Bart., Capt. R.N., and of Bear- 
Admiral Sir Chas. Malcolm, Kt. 

This officer entered the Navy, 10 Sept. 1791, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Belleropbon 74, com- 
manded by his uncle, Capt. Thos. Pasley, whom he 
soon afterwards accompanied, as Midshipman, into 
the Vengeance 74, lying in the river Medway. 
We next find him, from April, 1793, until the year 
1798, attached, under Capt. Chas. Tyler, to thcME- 
leager 32, Diadem 64, and L'Aigle frigate, and 
participating, during that period, in the operations 



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against Toulon and Corsica in 1793-4, and in Ho- 
tham's partial actions of 14 March and 13 July, 1795. 
From L'AiGLE Mr. Briggs, who had been confirmed 
in the rank of Lieutenant 28 Sept. 1797, removed to 
the ViLi/E DE Pakis 110, flag-ship oif Lisbon of 
Earl St. Vincent, and he shortly afterwards joined 
the Pbincess Royal 98, bearing the flag of 
Kear-Admiral Thos. Lennox Frederick off Cadiz. 
Assuming the acting-command, 10 July, 1799, of the 
Salamine 16, to which sloop he was officially ap- 
pointed 30 June, 1800, Capt. Briggs assisted at the 
reduction of Genoa ; took, 21 Jan. 1801, in company 
with the Caroline 36, a xebec, laden with arms, 
and mounting 4 guns, with a crew of 24 men ; and, 
in March following, was sent by Capt. Manley Dixon, 
of the G ENEREux 74, then at Port Mahon, to Kear- 
Admiral Sir John Borlase Warren off Toulon with 
the intelligence of M. Ganteaume having sailed from 
the latter place with troops for Egypt, in conse- 
quence of which the French Admiral was pursued 
and induced to put back. "While next engaged in 
the expedition under Lord Keith and Sir Ralph 
Abercromby, for his services during which he ob- 
tained the Turkish gold medal and the order of the 
Crescent, Capt. Briggs was promoted to Post-rank 
by commission dated 24 July in the same year. His 
succeeding appointments afloat were, in Aug. fol- 
lowing, to the Madras 54, flag-ship of Sir Rich. 
Bickerton off Alexandria — ^in 1802 to the AGiNconRT 
64, on the Mediterranean and Home stations — 14 
Dec. 1805, to the Oephecs 32, in which he captured, 
25 Sept. and 12 Nov. 1806, the privateers Guadeloupe, 
of 3 guns and 54 men, and Susanna, of 4 guns and 
20 men, and was subsequently wrecked on the coral 
reef, Jamaica, 23 Jan. 1807, when he was personally 
rescued off the bowsprit of his ship by the present 
Lieut. Henry Belsey, in a boat belonging to the 
Elephant 74 — 27 April, 1808, to the temporary 
command of the Theseus 74, off L'Orient — 7 Nov. 
in the same year, to the Clorinde 38, on the East 
India station, where he took, 28 Jan. 1810, L' Henri 
privateer, of 8 guns and 57 men, proved of material 
service in disembarking the troops at the reduction 
of the Isle of France in Dec. 1810, and was next 
employed in the China Sea — in Oct. 1814, to the 
Leviathan 74, which ship, after serving on the 
Lisbon, Cork, and Mediterranean stations, was paid 
' off 19 July, 1816— and, 15 May, 1818, to the Qdeen 
Charlotte 100, as Flag-Captain at Portsmouth to 
Sir Geo. Campbell, with whom he continued until 
Feb. Z821. In 1823 Capt. Briggs was nominated 
Resident Commissioner of the Navy at Bermuda. 
He removed to Malta in 1829 ; attained the rank of 
Rear-Admiral 27 June, 1832 ; was appointed, about 
the same period, Superintendent of Malta Dock- 
yard, where he remained until 1838; received the 
G.C.M.G. in 1833, for his services in the temporary 
command of the Mediterranean squadron ; and was 
made a Vice- Admiral 23 Nov. 1841. 

Sir Thos. Briggs married, in 1814, Isabella Harriet, 
daughter of General Trepand, and has had issue 
three sons, of whom the eldest, George Campbell, 
died a Lieutenant R.N. He has also a daughter 
married to Capt. Geo. Bohun Martin, R.N., C.B. 
Agents— Messrs. Chard. 



BRIGSTOCKE. (Commander, 1821. f-p., 11;* 
H-p., 29.) 
Thomas Robert Brigstocre entered the Navy, 
8 Oct. 1807, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Marl- 
BOBOCGH 74, Capt. Graham Moore, in which ship, 
after escorting the Royal family of Portugal to the 
Brazils, he attended, as Midshipman, the expedition 
to Flushing, and was employed, on the evacuation of 
Walcheren, in destroying the basin, arsenal, and sea- 
defences. He removed, in May, 1811, to the Acasta 
40, Capt. Alex. Robt. Kerr, employed in the Bay of 
Biscay, Channel, and off St. Helena ; rejoined Capt. 
Moore in the Chatham 74, on the North Sea station, 
in June, 1812 ; and, on his ensuing transference to 
the Java, of 46 guns and 377 men, was present, 29 

• Exclusive of some time employed as Inspecting Com- 
mander of the Coast Guard at Calbourne, Isle of Wight. 



Dec, off S. Salvador, in the gallant action that ren- 
dered the latter a prize to the American ship Con- 
stitution, of 55 guns and 480 men, after an obsti. 
nate conflict of 3 hours and 40 minutes, in which 
the British lost 22 men killed and 102 (including her 
Captain, Henry Lambert, mortally) wounded. In 
April, 1813, Mr. Brigstocke, who had been ex- 
changed, joined the Eurotas, of 46 guns and 320 
men, Capt. John Phillimore, under whom he wit- 
nessed, 23 Oct. following, the Andromache's cap- 
ture of La France ; and was wounded, 25 Feb. 1814, 
in a successful engagement of 2 hours and 10 mi- 
nutes, fought between the Ecrotas and La Clwinde 
French frigate, mounting 44 guns and 12 brass 
swivels, with a complement of 360 picked men, of 
whom 120 were killed and wounded, with a loss to 
the British of 20 slain and 40 wounded. He was 
promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 29 Nov. in 
the same year, and afterwards served, from 13 Deo. 
1817, until advanced to his present rank, 31 Jan. 
1821, in the Lee 20, Capt. John Pasco, lying at Ply- 
mouth, and, as Flag-Lieutenant to Sir Geo. Camp- 
bell, in the Qoeen Charlotte first-rate, at Ports- 
mouth. He has not since been afloat. 

Commander Brigstocke married, 24 July, 1822, 
Elizabeth Lydia, daughter and co-heiress of Geo. 
Player, Esq., of Ryde House, Isle of Wight; and 
has, with other issue, a daughter, Eustatia Georgina 
Player, married, 8 April, 1846, to James Butler 
Fellowes, Esq., 45th Regt,, eldest son of Sir Jas. 
Fellowes. Agents — Messrs. Halford and Co. 



BRINE. (dTaptain, 1818. f-p., 22 ; h-p., 280 

George Brine is son of the late Admiral Jas. 
Brine, who commanded the Belliqueux 64, in Sir 
Thos. Graves' action with the Comte de Grasse, 
5 Sept. 1781, and died in 1814; and brother of 
Rear-Admiral Augustus Brine, who died about the 
early part of 1840. 

This officer entered the Navy, in Feb. 1797, as 
Midshipman, on board the Glory 98, commanded 
by his father in the Channel ; removed, in 1799, to 
the Prince 98, flag-ship of Sir Roger Curtis, with 
whom he shortly afterwards proceeded to the Cape 
of Good Hope in the Lancaster 64 ; became, 23 July, 
1802, Acting-Lieutenant of the Diomede 50, into 
which ship the latter officer had shifted his flag; 
was officially promoted 15 April, 1803 ; and after- 
wards served in the same ship under Sir Jas. Sau- 
marez on the Guernsey station. In 1804-5 Mr. 
Brine officiated as Flag-Lieutenant to his father, 
who at that time held the second command at 
Plymouth ; from 18 June in the latter year, until 
1808, he was employed on board the Rose sloop, 
Capts. Lucius Curtis and Philip Pipon, in the 
Channel, Mediterranean, and Baltic ; and ^he then 
served for four years in the Victory 100, flag-ship 
of Sir Jas. Saumarez, also in the Baltic, where he 
was advanced to the command of the Sheldrake 
sloop, 13 Aug. 1812. His last appointment was, 12 
Aug. 1815, to the Mosquito 18, which vessel, after 
an employment of three years on the St. Helena 
station, he paid off within a few days of the receipt 
of his Post-commission, which was dated 7 Deo. 1818. 
He accepted the Retirement 1 Oct. 1846. 

Capt. Brine married, 26 Aug. 1836, Caroline, eldest 
daughter of the late Michael Bush, Esq., of Great 
Ormond-street. He became a widower 7 Oct. 1846. 
Agent — J. Hinxman. 



BRINE. (Lieutenant, 1845.) 

George Augustus Brine entered the Navy in 
1832 ; passed his examination 15 March, 1840 ; and 
served as Mate, in the Bast Indies, and on the S.E. 
coast of America, in the Blenheim 72, Capt. Sir 
Thos. Herbert, and CnRA50A 24, Capt. Sir Thos. 
Sabine Pasley. He obtained his commission 9 Dec. 
1845 ; and since 13 of the same month has been em- 
ployed in the Pacific on board the Carysfort 26, 
Capt. "Geo. Henry Seymour. 



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BRINE-BRISBANE-BRITTAIN— BEITTON— BEOAD. 



BRINE. (Retired Commander, 1838. f-p., 15; 
H-p., 34.) 

John Brine is, we presume, a relative of Capt. 
Geo. Brine, K.N. 

This officer entered the Navy in 1798, as Fst.-cl. 
Vol., on board the Glory 98, Capt. Jas. Brine, and 
in April, 1800, became Midshipman of the Agin- 
COHRT 64, Capts. John Bligh, Geo. Fred. Kyves, and 
Thos. Briggs, flag-ship, at first of Sir Chas. Morice 
Pole, Commander-in-Chief at Newfoimdland. While 
under Capt. Ryves he escorted General Graham 
and the 25th Eegt. to Egypt in 1801, and was after- 
wards present at the surrender of Corfu. On 8 
April, 1805, Mr. Brine was advanced to be Sub- 
Lieutenant of the Sharpshooter gun-brig, Lieut.- 
Commander John Goldie, stationed off Jersey and 
the coast of France. He became a full Lieu- 
tenant 22 Jan. 1806; and was subsequently ap- 
pointed — 6 March following, to the Sampson 64, 
Capts. Sir Thos. Masterman Hardy and Wm. Cum- 
ing, lying at Plymouth — next, to the Glory 98, 
Capt. Wm. Albany Otway, and Hyperion 36, Capt. 
Brodie, both employed in the Channel — 31 May, 
1808, to the Gloire frigate, Capt. Jas. Carthew, 
under whom he witnessed the reduction of Mar- 
tinique in Feb. 1809 — 20 Deo. in the same year, to 
the PoMPEE 74, bearing the flag of Sir Alex. 
Cochrane, also in the West Indies, where he served 
at the capture of Guadeloupe in Feb. 1810 — and, 16 
Feb. 1811, having been on half-pay from the pre- 
ceding May, to the Laurel 38, Capt. Sam. Camp- 
bell Rowley, in which ship he was wrecked on the 
Govivas rock, in the Teigneuse passage, 31 Jan. 
1812. He was detained a prisoner at Verdun from 
that period until Aug. 1814, and has not since been 
afloat. Commander Brine accepted his present rank 
17 July, 1838. Agent — J. Hinxman. 



BRISBANE. (Capt., 1846. f-p., 15; h-p., 13.) 
James William Douglas Brisbane, bom 11 
March, 1806, is only surviving son of the late gal- 
lant Kear-Admiral Sir Chas. Brisbane, K.C.B., the 
hero of Curafoa, by Sarah, daughter of Sir Jas. 
Patey, Kt., of Reading, co. Berks. He is nephew of 
Sir Jas. Brisbane, who ofliciated as Captain of Lord 
Exmouth's flag-ship at the battle of Algiers, and 
died from the effects of disease contracted while em- 
ployed in the chief command of the naval force 
attached to the expedition against the Burmese, 19 
Deo. 1826 — of Capt. John Douglas Brisbane, 
drowned in 1782 — of Lieut.-Colonel Thos. Stewart 
.Brisbane, killed at St. Domingo in 1795 — and of 
Capt.Wm. Henry Brisbane, K.N., who died in 1796. 
This officer entered the Navy, in Nov. 1819, as 
Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Eurtalus 42, Capt. 
Thos. Huskisson, on the West India station, and 
afterwards became attached in succession, as Mid- 
shipman and Mate, to the Pyramus 42, Capt. Fras. 
Newcombe — Victory 104, flag-ship at Portsmouth 
of Sir Geo. Martin — Calliope 10, Capt. John 
Povraey, with whom he returned to the West Indies 
— and Royal Sovereign yacht, Capt. Sir Wm. 
Hoste, in which he escorted the Queen of Wurtem- 
berg from Antwerp to England, and H. B. H. the 
Lord High Admiral on a visit to the different naval 
arsenals. He was presented by the latter august 
personage with a hauling-down commission 11 Aug. 
1827 ; after which he appears to have been em- 
ployed, from 1 March, 1828, untilpaid off in 1830, in 
the Icarus 10, Capt. Hon. Thos. Best— also, as First 
Lieutenant, in the Mersey 26, Capt. Geo. Wm. 
Conway Courtenay — and in the Bakham 50, bear- 
ing the flag of Hon. Chas. Elphinstone Fleeming — 
all on the Jamaica station. He was advanced to 
his present rank 10 Jan. 1837; and, on 14 Nov. 
1843, was appointed to the Larne 18, on the coast 
of Africa. While in command of the latter sloop, 
Capt. Brisbane succeeded in effecting the capture 
of two Brazilian slave-vessels. On one occasion he 
proceeded up the river Gallinas in charge of a divi- 
sion of boats, and, although opposed by the fire of 
400 of the natives, had the good fortune to destroy 
the towns of Minna, Tindor, and Leah ; and, on an- 



other, he led a second detachment of boats up the 
same pestilential stream for the purpose of attack- 
ing the city of Ghindemar, which place, although 
hostilities were eventually rendered unnecessary, 
he contrived to reach after having been compelled 
to cut his way through trees and other obstacles 
that had been thrown into the river to impede his 
progress. Since the attainment of his present rank, 
9 Nov. 1846, he has been on half-pay. 

Capt. Brisbane married, 27 Aug. 1834, Elizabeth, 
fourth daughter of the late John Ryley, Esq., of 
Hertford House, near Coventry, and by that lady 
has issue one daughter. 



BRITTAIN. (Lieut., 1829. f-p., 31 ; H-p., 3.) 
George Sherass Brittain was bom 24 Nov. 

1801. 
This oflicer entered the Navy, 13 Jan. 1813, as a 

Volunteer, on board the Sceptre 74, and tmtil 

1817 served, latterly as Midshipman, in the Marl- 
borough 74, Daphne 22, Capt. Jas. Green, and 
Northumberland 78, Capt. Jas. Walker. From 

1818 to 1824 he discharged the duties of Mate, in 
the Surly cutter, Lieut.-Commander Henry Smith 
Wilson, and in the Gloucester 74, and Prince 
Regent 120, flag-ships of Sir Benj. Hallowell, at the 
Nore. Between the date of his quitting the Prince 
Regent and of his advancement to the rank of 
Lieutenant, 20 Oct. 1829, Mr. Brittain (who had 
passed his examination in 1821) was further em- 
ployed on board the Swan cutter, Lieut.-Commander 
Joseph Rich. Raggett Webb, at the Nore — Croco- 
dile 23, Capt. John Wm. Montagu, in the East 
Indies — Southampton 52, flag-ship on the same 
station of Sir Edw. W. C. R. Owen — and Chal- 
lenger 28, Capt. Chas. Howe Fremantle, at the Cape 
of Good Hope. He joined the Coast-Guard 30 Dec. 
1831 ; and since 17 Jan. 1846, has been in command 
of the Mermaid Revenue-vessel. 

Lieut. Brittain married, 29 Aug. 1832, Miss Busby. 



BRIXTON. (Lieut., 1815. f-p., 14; h-p., 33.) 
James Suttor Britton was born 20 March, 1781. 
This officer entered the Navy (into which he was 
impressed), 20 Dec. 1800, as Ordinary, on board the 
Prompte 20, Capt. Thos. Philpot, on the West 
India station ; removed in May, 1801, to the Ac- 
tive 38, Capts. Chas. Sydney Davers and Rich. 
Hussey Moubray, with whom he served four years 
in the Mediterranean; then joined, as A.B., the 
Thunderer 74, Capts. Wm. Lechmere and John 
Talbot ; and, in the course of 1805, was present in 
Sir Robert Calder's action, Lord Nelson's pursuit 
of the Franco-Spanish fleet to the West Indies, and 
ultimately in the battle of Trafalgar. He was also 
in the same ship at the defence of Gaeta and the 
passage of the Dardanells, besides participating in 
much active boat-service. In Nov. 1808, Mr. Brit- 
ton joined the Wildboar 10, Capt. Thos. Burton, 
and while in that vessel, in which he had attained 
the rank of Quarter-master, was wrecked on the 
Rundlestone rock, between Scilly and Land's-End, 
in Feb. 1810. He immediately afterwards became 
Master's Mate of the Primrose 18, Capts. T. Bur- 
ton and Chas. Geo. Rodney Phillott, stationed in 
the Baltic and Channel; passed his examination 
C Feb. 1812 ; joined, in July following, the Moi- 
grave 74, Capt. Thos. Jas. Maling, with whom he 
proceeded to the Mediterranean; and was pro- 
moted (from the Impregnable 98, Capt. Robt 
Hall, lying at Plymouth) to the rank of Lieutenant 
4 Feb. 1815. He has since been on half-pay. 

Lieut. Britton, who has been twice married, has 
issue six children. 



BROAD. (Lieutenant, 1846.) 

William Henry Broad passed his examination 
1 Aug. 1832 ; was employed in the Coast Guard 
from 27 Dec. 1839, until advanced to the rank he 
now holds, 3 July, 1846 ; and, since 9 Nov. in the 
latter year, has been in command of the Dolphin 
Revenue-vessel. 



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BROADHEAD. (Captain, 1846.) 

Henry Broadhead, born 25 April, 1806, is sixth 
son of the late Theodore Henry Broadhead, Esq., 
M.P. for Wareham and afterwards for Yarmouth, 
by Elizabeth, daughter of Wm. Gordon M'Dougall, 
Esq. ; and brother of the present Sir T. H. L. 
Brinokman, Bart.— of Capt. John Kich. Broadhead, 
of the 60th Rifles— of Capt. Brinckman Broadhead, 
of the Coldstream Guards— and of Lieut. Bingley 
Broadhead, of the 80th Foot. 

This officer entered the Navy 6 April, 1820 ; 
passed his examination in 1826 ; and was promoted 
into the Rainbow 28, Capt. Hon. Henry John Rous, 
on the East India station, 30 April, 1827. He subse- 
quently joined, 9 May, 1833, the Forte 44, Capt. 
Watkin Owen Pell, employed in North America 
and the West Indies ; became First of the Pkjde 
36, Capt. Hon. H. J. Rous, fitting at Portsmouth 
for the Lisbon station, 15 July, 1836 ; and was ap- 
pointed, 24 Nov. 1837, to the command of the Lynx 
brigantine, on the coast of Africa, where he cap- 
tured a large number of slave-vessels, and con- 
tinued until a few months after the receipt of his 
second promotal commission dated 22 Feb. 1841. 
He next served, from 24 June, 1842, until paid off 
in Oct. 1843, as Second-Captain, in the Robney 92, 
Capt. Robt. Maunsell, in the Mediterranean ; and 
from 7 May, 1844, until advanced to Post-rank 27 
June, 1846, in the same capacity, in the Colling- 
WOOD 80, flag-ship in the Pacific of Sir Geo. Eras. Sey- 
mour. Capt. Broadhead is at present unemployed. 
He is married, and has issue. Agents — Hallett 
and Robinson. 



BROADWATER. (Lieutenant, 1806. f-p., 11; 
H-p., 38.) 
William Broadwater entered the Navy, 8 
April, 1798, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Prince 
Frederick, Capt. John Hall, on the North Sea 
station; attained the rating of Midshipman in 
June following ; and removed, in May, 1800, to the 
DoKis 38, Capts. Lord Ranelagh, John Halliday, 
Chas. Brisbane, and Wm. Cumberland, attached to 
the fleet in the Channel, where, in Oct. 1802, he 
joined the Aotumn 18, Capts. Wm. Richardson and 
Sam. Jackson. With the latter officer, after parti- 
cipating, as Master's Mate, in many gallant skir- 
mishes with the French flotilla ofi' Calais and Bou- 
logne, he was transferred to the Mosqdito of 18 
guns, in the North Sea, 17 Oct. 1814 ; and, in the 
early part of 1805, he became Sub-Lieutenant of 
the Monkey gun-brig, Lieut.-Commanders Wm. 
Tatham and R. Simmonds, lying in the Downs. 
On 24 Oct. 1806, Mr. Broadwater was made full 
Lieutenant into the Solebay 32, Capts. Robt. 
Howe Bromley and Andw. Sproule, employed on 
the North Sea, Baltic, and Lisbon stations. He 
was sent home, in Nov. following, in charge of a 
detained vessel, and then proceeded to the Brazils 
for the purpose of rejoining his ship. Finding, 
however, on his arrival, that the latter had sailed, 
he returned to England in charge of another, a 
Danish vessel, and was placed on half-pay in Oct. 
1808. He was subsequently, from 27 Feb. to 15 
Oct. 1809, employed in the Princess floating-bat- 
tery, Capts. Sam. Martin Colquitt and Edw. Kill- 
wick ; but has not since been able to procure official 
occupation. 

BROCK. (Commander, 1842.) 

Thomas Saumarez Brock entered the Navy, 9 
Feb. 1815; passed his examination in 1822; ob- 
tained his first commission 12 May, 1827 ; and was 
appointed, 4 Feb. 1828, to the Blonde 46, Capt. 
Edm. Lyons, under whom he served for some time 
at the blockade of Navarin, and in co-operation 
with the French at the reduction of Morea Castle, 
where his zeal and intelligence, at the landing of 
the 'guns, 18 Oct. 1828, were very conspicuous.* 
Since quitting the latter ship he has been uninter- 
ruptedly engaged in the survey of the Mediter- 

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ranean— first, from Nov. 1830, to May, 1836, in the 
Mastipe, Meteor, and Beacon, as assistant to 

Lieut. James Wolfe and Capt. Rich. Copeland 

then for nearly six years in command of the Magpie 
— and, since 5 March, 1844, in command, also, of 
the Bonetta brigantine. He was advanced to his 
present rank while in the Magpie, 7 March, 1842. 

Commander Brock married, 10 Feb. 1835, Miss 
Dickson, and has issue. Agents — Messrs. Chard. 



BROCKMAN. (Retired Commander, 1830. 
F-p., 21 ; H-p., 32.) 

James Brockman died 17 Jan. 1845, at Deal. 

This officer entered the Navy, 3 March, 1793, as 
Second Master's-Mate, on board the Amphiteite 24, 
Capts. John Child Purvis and Anthony Hunt, under 
the latter of whom he was wrecked, 30 Jan. 1794, on 
a sunken rock in the Mediterranean. On next join- 
ing the Princess Royal 98, bearing the flag of 
Tice-Admiral Sam. Cranston Goodall, we find him 
present, in the course of the same year, at the re- 
duction of St. Fiorenza, Bastia, and Calvi, in the 
island of Corsica, and afterwards in Hotham's par- 
tial actions with the French fleet, 14 March and 
13 July, 1795. He subsequently, for two years, 
served in the Prince 98, and Ville de Paris 110, 
flag-ships, in the Channel and off Cadiz, of Sir Roger 
Curtis and Earl St. Vincent ; became Acting-Lieu- 
tenant of the Leviathan 74, bearing the flag in the 
Mediterranean of Rear-Admiral John Thos. Duck- 
worth, 20 Nov. 1798 ; removed, in the same capa- 
city, into the Port Mahon brig, Capt. Wm. Bu- 
chanan, 1 Nov. 1799 ; received his commission 15 
Nov. 1800 ; and on his return home, after partici- 
pating in the Egyptian expedition, for his services 
during which he obtained the Turkish gold medal, 
was paid off, 22 Aug. 1802. Lieut. Brockman after- 
wards served in the Triton 32, Capt. Wm. Cush- 
man, on the Irish station, from 29 Aug. 1803, imtil 
1 April, 1808 ; and, from 9 May following until 14 
July, 1814, had charge of various signal-stations on 
the coast of Ireland. Having been unemployed 
since the latter period, he accepted, 26 Nov. 1830, 
the rank of Commander, on the retired list. 



BRODIE. (Retired Commander, 1836. p-p., 
17 ; H-p., 37.) 
Alexander Brodie entered the Navy, 8 July, 
1793, as A.B., on board the Prince Edward armed 
ship, Capts. Wm. Carthew and Wm. Browell, sta- 
tioned off Ostend, and soon afterwards attained the 
rating of Master's Mate. In Nov. 1794, he removed 
to the Ruby 64, Capts. Sir Henry Edwin Stanhope 
and Jacob Waller, and, in 1795, he assisted at the 
reduction of the Cape of Good Hope, where he was 
employed on shore with the forces under Major- 
General Craig. He next, in Nov. 1797, joined the 
America 64, Capt. John Smith, and, after attending 
Sir Andw. Mitchell's expedition to Holland in 1799, 
was transferred in succession to the Zealand 74, 
Capt. John Parr, lying at the Nore— Modeste fri- 
gate, Capt. Martin Hinton, in the Mediterranean — 
and Foudroyant 80, flag-ship of Lord Keith, by 
whom he was appointed, 3 March, 1801, Acting- 
Lieutenant of the Thetis 38, Capts. Baker and 
Shepheard. For his services during the ensuing 
campaign in Egypt, where he was actively engaged 
both in disembarking the troops and on the lakes, 
Mr. Brodie was presented with the Turkish gold 
medal, but he did not succeed in obtaining his 
commission until 3 March, 1804, by which period he 
had further served on board the Bonne Citoyenne 
sloop, Capt. Philip Carteret, Monarch 74, flag-ship 
of Lord Keith, Ranger 16, Capt. Chas. Coote (the 
two latter in the Downs), and Hound brig, com- 
manded in the West Indies by Capt. Keith Max- 
well. His next appointments were- 6 May and 6 
June, 1804, to the Shark, bearing the flag of Sir 
John Thos. Duckworth, and Clorinde 38, Capt. 
M'Donald, both on the station last named — 17 May, 
1805, to the Tbxel 64, flag-ship at Leith of Rear- 
Admiral James Vashon— 1 June, 1809, and 30 April, 
1810, to the Curlew 10, Capt. John Tancock, and 



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BROKE-BROKENSHA-BROMLEY. 



!FosMiDABX.E 98, Capt. James NicoU Morris, in the 
Baltic^and, in Jan. 1811, to the command of the 
Kkon Primcessinn prison-ship at Portsmouth, 
which he retained until Jan. 1812. He was after- 
wards employed for some time in the regulating- 
service in London, where he effected the entrance 
of a large number of men into the Navy. Com- 
mander Brodie, who has been on half-pay since the 
peace, accepted his present rank 18 Jiily, 1836. 
He is married, and has issue. 



BROKE. (Captain, 1845.) 

Geokge Nathaniel Broke, bom 26 April, 1812, 
is brother of the present Sir Philip Brolce, Bart., 
Capt. R.N. 

This officer entered the Navy 16 Aug. 1825 ; 
passed his examination in 1831 ; obtained his first 
commission 29 June, 1833; and was subsequently 
appointed— 8 Dec. in the same year, to the Belvi- 
DERA 42, Capt. Chas. Burrough Strong, in North 
America and the West Indies — and, 21 Oct. 1837, 
as First^Lieutenant, to the Wasp brig 16, Capts. 
Hon. Dudley Worsley Anderson Pelham and Geo. 
PeUiam. For his services, under the latter officer, 
throughout the campaign in Syria, from its com- 
mencement until the fall of St. Jean d'Acre, he 
was advanced to the rank of Commander, 4 Nov. 
1840. He commissioned the Thdndekbolt for ser- 
vice at the Cape of Good Hope, 28 Nov. 1842 ; and 
on 18 Deo. 1845, was awarded the rank of Captain. 
He is at present on half-pay. Agents — Case and 
Loudonsack. 



Rich. Strachan in Ai^. 1809. In May, 1810, Mr. 
Brokensha became Midshipman of the Bedford 74, 
Capt. Jas. Walker, in which ship we find l"™ em- 
ployed in the North Sea, West Indies, and off Bor- 
Seaux, until discharged in Sept. 1814. He obtained 
his commission 16 March, 1815 ; was afterwards at- 
tached, from 6 Dec. 1824, until 1831, to the Kamil- 
LiES and Talavera 74's, Capts. Wm M'CuUoch 
and Hugh Pigot, for the purposes of the Coast 
Blockade ; and, on 31 March in the latter year, ob- 
tained an appointment in the Coast Guard, m which 
service he continued— with the exception of a period 
of three years, from 11 June, 1833, to June, 1836, 
when he held command of the Lively Revenue 
vessel, on the coast of England— until 1838. He 
has not since been employed. 



BROMLEY. (Lieut., 1845. f-p., 1 2 ; h-p., 0.) 

Charles Bromley, bom in Feb. 1820, is third 
son of Bear-Admiral Sir Bobt. Howe Bromley, 
Bart. , . . 

This officer entered the Navy in 1835 ; passed hig 
examination 4 Aug. 1841 ; and served for upwards 
of three years as Mate on board the Driver steam- 
vessel, commanded in the East Indies by Capts. 
Sam. Fielding Harmer and Courtenay Osbom Hayes. 
He acquired the rank he now holds 1 Sept. 1845, 
and has been since employed as Additional of the 
Agincookt 72, flag-ship on the above station of Sir 
Thos. John Cochrane. 



BROKE, Bart. (Capt., 1835. f-p., 10 ; h-p., 18.) 
Sir Philip Broke, born 15 Jan. 1804, is eldest 
son of the gallant captor of the Chesapeake^ the late 
Sir Philip Bowes Vere Broke — who was raised to 
the dignity of a Baronet and created a K.C.B. for 
that brilliant achievement, and died a Bear- Admiral 
of the Red, 3 Jan. 1841 — by Sarah Louisa, daughter 
of Sir Wm. Fowle Middleton, Bart., of Slurubland 
Hall. He is eldest brother of Capt. G. N. Broke, 
R.N., and nephew of Colonel Sir Chas. Broke Vere, 
K.C.B., M.P. 

This officer entered the Navy (from the Royal 
Naval College at Portsmouth), in Dec. 1819, as 
Midshipman, on board the Lipfey 50, Capt. Hon. 
Henry Duncan ; and after a successive attachment 
to the Iphigenia 42, Capt. Hyde Parker, and Cam- 
brian 48, Capt. Gawen Wm. Hamilton, all on the 
Mediterranean station, was promoted to the rank of 
Lieutenant 16 Aug. 1824. His ensuing appoint- 
ments, in the latter capacity, were — 25 Feb. 1825, 
to the AouoBA 46, Capt. John Maxwell, employed 
off Lisbon— 3 Oct. 1826, to the Genoa 74, bearing 
the broad pendant of Commodore Walter Bathurst, 
in which ship he served as Senior Lieutenant at the 
battle of Navarin, 20 Oct. 1827— and, after that 
event, to the Asia 84, flag-ship of Sir Edw. Cod- 
rington. He obtained his second promotal commis- 
sion 7 June, 1828 ; commanded the Erebus bomb, 
in the Mediterranean, from 8 July following until 
paid off in July, 1830 ; and was advanced to Post- 
rank 12 Sept. 1835. Capt. Broke hag not been 
afloat since he left the Erebus. He is High Sheriff 
for the CO. of Suffolk. Agents — Case and Loudon- 
sack. 



BROKENSHA. (Lieut., 1815. f-p., 22 ; h-p., 19.) 
Samuel Bkokensha entered the Navy, 25 March, 
1806, as Fst-cl. Vol., on board the Mars 74, Capts. 
Robt. Dudley Oliver and Wm. Lukin, stationed off 
the coast of France, where he assisted at the capture, 
on 28 July following, of Le Rhin, of 44 guns and 
318 men ; and, on 25 Sept. in the same year, was 
with Sir Sam. Hood's squadron at the capture, off 
Bochefort, of four heavy French frigates, two of 
which, the Gloire 46, and InfatigabU 44, struck to the 
Mars. In July, 1807, he removed to the Ganges 
74, Capt. Peter Halkett, and in that ship he attended 
both the ensuing expedition to Copenhagen under 
Lord Gambier, and that to the Walcheren under Sir 



BROMLEY, Bart. (Vice-Admirai- of the Blue, 
1846. F-P., 16; H-P., 40.) 
Sir Robert Howe Bromley, bom 28 Nov. 
1778, is only son of the late Sir Geo. Bromley, 
Bart., whom he succeeded in Aug. 1808, by the 
Hon. Esther Curzon, eldest daughter of Ashton, 
late Viscount Curzon, and aunt of the present Earl 
Howe. 

This officer entered the Navy, 26 Dec. 1791, as 
Captain's Servant, on board the Lapwing 28, Capt. 
Hon. Henry Curzon, on the Mediterranean station ; 
joined next the Lion 64, Capt. Sir Erasmus Gower, 
under whom he accompanied Lord Macartney's em- 
bassy to China; removed as Midshipman, in 1794, 
into the Triumph 74, lying at Spithead ; afterwards 
served in the Channel and off the Western Islands 
on board the Queen Charlotte 100, flag-ship of Earl 
Howe, Melampus 36, Capt. Sir Rich. John Strachan, 
and Latona 38, Capt. Hon. Arthur Kaye Legge, 
from 1795 to 1797 ; was then appointed Acting-Lieu- 
tenant of the AcASTA 40, Capt. Rich. Lane, employed 
in the North Sea; and, on 22 Jan. 1798, was there 
confirmed into the Inspector 16, Capt. Chas. Lock. 
Mr. Bromley was subsequently employed, on the 
Home and West India stations, in L'Aimable 32, 
Capt. Henry Raper, Pelican 18, Capt. John Thick- 
nesse, and Doris 36, Capt. John Halliday. He was 
promoted to the command of the Inspector, in the 
North Sea, 14 Feb. 1801, and obtained his Post- 
commission 28 April, 1802. His succeeding ap- 
pointments were — for a short time to the Squirrel 
28, lying in harbour— 24 Sept. 1803, to the Cham- 
pion 24, in which ship we find him constantly in 
collision with the enemy's flotilla and batteries be- 
tween Ostend and Havre (including one affair in 
which the Champion, on 23 July, 1805, suffered 
severely in hull, masts, and rigging, besides losing 
2 men killed and 3 wounded), untU at length sent 
to Quebec and Halifax — 10 Nov. 1806, to the Sole- 
bay 32, stationed in the North Sea— and, 31 July, 
1807, to the Statira 38. After a further servitude 
in North America, off the coast of Spain, and in 
the Bay of Biscay, he was placed on half-pay in 
1809, since which period he has not been afloat. His 
promotion to the rank of Rear-Admiral took place 
10 Jan. 1837 ; and to that he now holds 9 Nov. 1846. 
Sir Robt. Howe Bromley is Deputy-Lieutenant 
for the CO. of Nottingham. He married, 8 June, 
1812, Anne, second daughter of Daniel Wilson, 
Esq., of Dallam Tower, co. Westmoreland, and by 
that lady has- issue five sons and six daughters. 



BROMLEY-BROOKS— BROOMAN—BROOMHEAD. 



129 



Of the latter, the second, Caroline, married, in July, 
1840, Sir Jas. Campbell, Bart. Agents— Messrs. 
Halford and Co. 



BEOMLEY. (Lieut., 1804. f-p., 17; h-p., 36.) 
Samuel Bkomley died 13 Nov. 1845. 
This officer entered the Navy, in Dec. 1792, as 
Captain's Servant, on board the Latoma 38, Capt. 
Edw. Thornbrough, attached to the fleet in the 
Channel, where, in Nov. 1793, he was present in a 
very gallant skirmish with several French line-of- 
battle and other ships; and, on 1 June, 1794, in 
Lord Howe's celebrated action. He next served 
with the same officer, from July in the latter year 
until Sept. 1799 — a great part of the time as Mid- 
shipman — in the Robust 74, during which period 
he attended the unfortunate expedition to Quibe- 
ron in support of the French Royalists in 1795 ; and, 
on 12 Oct. 1798, was with the force under Sir John 
Borlase "Warren at the defeat of Commodore Bom- 
part's squadron, when the Soclie 74 struck to the 
Robust, after a very severe action, in which the 
latter ship sustained a loss of 10 men killed and 
40 wounded. Mr. Bromley, who next joined the 
RoTAL George 100, hearing the flag of Lord Brid- 
port, was appointed, 27 Oct. 1799, Acting-Lieute- 
nant of the Deagon 74, Capt. Geo. Campbell. He 
removed, in April, 1800, to the Pegasus 28, Capt. 
John Pengelly, under whom he accompanied, in the 
same capacity, the expedition to Egypt in 1801. 
The Pegasus was paid oflF in Feb. 1802, but Mr. 
Bromley was not confirmed in the rank of Lieu- 
tenant until after a subsequent attachment of 18 
months to the Sceptbe 74, Capt. Sir Archibald Col- 
lingwood Dickson, employed in the Channel and 
East Indies, 6 Sept. 1804. His next appointments 
were — in the course of 1805, to the Galgo 16, Capt. 
Michael Dodd, Hekmes sloop, Capt. Joseph West- 
beach, Kent 74, fitting at Chatham for the flag of 
Sir Edw. Thornbrough, and Majestic 74, flag-ship 
of Vice- Admiral Thos. Macnamara Russell in the 
North Sea, where he remained for nearly two years 
— in July, 1807, to a command in the Aldeburgh 
district of Sea Fencibles — 9 March, 1810, to the 
Avengek sloop, Capt. Thos. White, on the Hahfax 
station, whence he immediately afterwards inva- 
lided—and, 3 Feb. 1812, to the Beiseis 10, Capt. 
John Ross, in the Baltic. He was placed on half- 
pay in May of the same year, and was not afterwards 
employed. Lieut. Bromley had been wounded on 
several occasions. 



Wade, in the North Sea, whence he invalided, 9 Nov. 
1812— and, 24 May, 1813, to the Brazen 18, Capt. 
Jas. Stirling, employed in Hudson's Bay, on the 
Irish station, and m the West Indies. Lieut. Brooks 
has been on half-pay since 4 June, 1815. 



BEOOKS. (LiEtiT., 1806. F-P., 17 ; h-p., 35.) 

Geoege Brooks entered the Navy, 14 Nov. 1795, 
as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Pegasus 28, Capt. 
Ross Donnelly, employed in the North Sea, where, 
on 12 May, 1796, after a long and arduous chase, 
he assisted in driving on shore the two Dutch brigs 
Scho, of 18, and De Gier, of 14 guns. He next served 
for some time in the West fiidies as Midshipman 
of the Thames 32, Capt. Wm. Lukin ; was subse- 
quently attached, from June, 1799, until Jan. 1800, 
to the Temeraiee and Baefleue, 98's, flag-ships 
in the Channel of Rear-Admiral Jas. Hawkins 
Whitshed, and, from the latter date until 12 Jan. 
1805, to the Ceres, Floeentina, and Magicienne 
frigates, Capts. John Nicholas, John Broughton, 
and Adam Mackenzie, on the Mediterranean and 
North Sea stations ; was then appointed Sub-Lieu- 
tenant of the PiNCHEE gun-brig, Lieut.-Commander 
Jas. Aberdour; and, on 17 March, 1806, was pro- 
moted to his present rank. His succeeding appoint- 
ments were — 1 Dec. in the same year, and 18 Aug. 
1807, to the D.SDALUS 32, and Avon sloop, Capts. 
Fred. Warren and Thos. 'Thrush, under the former 
of whom he escorted a fleet of merchantmen to the 
West Indies, and there assisted in making several 
captures — 27 Sept. 1808, to the Beitomart sloop, 
Capt. Wm. Buckley Hunt, in the North Sea — 14 
Feb. 1810, to the Resolution 74, Capt. Temple 
Hardy, in the Baltic — 12 Jan. 1811, to the Con- 
QUESTADOR 74, Capt. Lord Wm. Stuart, off Flushing 
—7 Oct. 1811, to the Banteker 14, Capt. Chas. 



BEOOMAN. (Lieut., 1827. f-p., 30 ; h-p., 7.) 
James Brooman entered the Navy, 26 July, 1810, 
as Midshipman, on board the Hamadryad 36, Capt. 
Sir Thos. Staines, in which stdp, and the Beiton 38, 
he continued to be employed, under the same officer, 
until Aug. 1815. During that period he served 
with great activity on the Newfoundland, St. He- 
lena, and Irish stations, in the Bay of Biscay, and 
in South America ; was in various skirmishes with 
the soldiery on the coast of France ; and assisted in 
taking, besides several merchant-vessels, a French 
privateer. He next joined the Rifleman 18, Capt. 
Geo. Bennett Allen, in the West Indies ; thence re- 
turned home with the latter officer in the Royalist 
18 ; passed his examination in Dec. 1816 ; served 
for nearly two years in the Noethumberland 74, 
Capt. Jas. Walker, at Sheerness ; was employed on 
the Coast Blockade from Aug. 1818 until 1823, as 
Midshipman of the Severn, Capt. Wm. M'CuUoch ; 
afterwards became attached to the Superb 74, Capt. 
Sir Thos. Staines, on the West India and Lisbon 
stations, and Melville 74, Capt. Henry Hill, guard- 
ship at Portsmouth ; and, on 28 April, 1827, was 
promoted into the Pelican 18, Capt. Hon. Chas. 
Leonard Irby, in the Mediterranean, where he con- 
tributed to the capture of three or four piratical 
vessels. From 3 Dec. 1827, to Oct. 1830, Lieut. 
Brooman was again employed on the Coast Block- 
ade, under Capt. Hugh Pigot of the Ramillies 
and Talaveea 74's. He obtained a Coast Guard 
appointment 15 Oct. 1831, and continued in that 
service — including a period of two years and eight 
months, from 18 March, 1834, to 28 Nov. 1836, when 
he held command of the Tartar Revenue-cruizer 
— until 1839. While so engaged Mr. Brooman cap- 
tured, in the years 1832-3-4, 2 sloops, 4 boats, and 
17 men, exclusive of the seizure or destruction of 
about 1000 tubs. Since 4 Feb. 1845, he has been 
again employed in the Coast Guard. 

He married, 24 Deo. 1827, Anna Jane, daughter 
of John Jones, Esq., late of Offord d'Arcy, co. 
Huntingdon. 

BROOMAN. (Lieutenant, 1840.) 

William Rule Brooman entered the Navy 27 
Nov. 1821 ; passed his examination in 1828 ; officiated 
for some time as Mate of the Swift Revenue- vessel ; 
obtained his commission 1 Jan. 1840 ; served, as 
Additional-Lieutenant, from 19 March in that year 
until May, 1844, in the President 50, and Duelin 
50, flag-ships in the Pacific of Rear-Admirals Chas. 
Bayne Hodgson Boss and Rich. Thomas; then 
joined the Carysfort 26, Capt. Lord Geo. Paulet, 
on the same station ; and, since 9 Sept. 1845, has 
been employed in the Coast Guard. 

Lieut. Brooman is Senior of 1840. Agents — 
Messrs. Ommanney. 

BEOOMHEAD. (Lieut., 1823. f-p., 14; h-p., 25.) 
Joseph Beoomhead entered the Navy, 28 Aug. 

1808, as Ordinary, on board the Prbvoyante store- 
ship, Master-Commander Daniel M'Coy, on the 
Mediterranean station, and in Dec. of the same 
year attained the rating of Midshipman. In Oct. 

1809, he joined the Amethyst 36, Capt. Jacob 
Walton, under whom he was wrecked in Plymouth 
Sound, 16 Feb. 1811. He next, until Aug. 1816, 
served, in quick succession, in the Bulwark 74 
Capt. Joshua Sydney Horton, Meselads 38, Capt! 
Sir Peter Parker, America 74, Capt. Josias Rowley 
Alfred 74, Capt. J. S. Horton, Defiance 74, Capt! 
Rich. Raggett, Devonshiee 74, Capt. Ross Don- 
nelly, Tonnant 80, Capt. Rich. Raggett, and Spencek 
74, Capt. Wm. Robt. Broughton, on the Home, 
Cadiz, Baltic, and America stations. He was after- 
wards employed, as Admiralty Midshipman, from 
Sept. 1818, to June, 1822, in the Revoldtionnaiee 
46, Capt. Hon. Fleetwood Broughton Reynolds 

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Pellew, in the Mediterranean; and next in the 
Impkegnaele 104, and Bkitaknia 120, flag-ships 
at Plymouth of Sir Alex. Cochrane, as also in the 
Naiad 46, commanded in the Channel by Hon. 
Eobt. Cavendish Spencer. On 8 Nov. 1823, he was 
made Lieutenant into the Active 46, Capt. Andrew 
King, employed on the Lisbon and Mediterranean 
stations. He has been on half-pay since 1824. 



BROTHERS. (Lieut., 1818. f-p., 1 1 ; h-p., 29.) 
John Beotheks was born 15 March, 1793. 
This officer entered the Navy, 12 May, 1807, as 
Ordinary, on board the Bolina hired armed ship, 
Lieut.-Commander Edw. Clarributt, and in the 
early part of the following Dec. was wrecked in 
a heavy gale off the Land's End. He then joined 
the Insolent gun-brig, Lieut.-Commander John 
How Morris, in which we find him cruizing for 
some time on the coast of France, and actively en- 
gaged at the destruction of the French shipping In 
Basque Roads in April, 1809. Mr. Brothers, who 
attained the rating of Midshipman in the course of 
the ensuing month, removed, in Oct. of the same 
year, to the Goldfinch sloop, Capt. Arden Adder- 
ley, employed otf the coast of Spain, where he was 
captured, while in charge of a prize near St. An- 
dero, 7 May, 1810, and ultimately sent, after en- 
during great hardships, to Verdun. He returned 
home in May, 1814; passed his examination 6 July 
following; served, from Jan. to Sept. 1815, in the 
Hyacinth 20, Capt. Alex. Renton Sharpe, stationed 
principally otF Cherbourg, to prevent the escape of 
Napoleon Buonaparte ; next joined, for a very short 
time, the Queen Charlotte, flag-ship at Ports- 
mouth of Sir Edw. Thornbrough; and was after- 
wards employed for two years and a half, as Ad- 
miralty Midshipman, in the Harrier 18, Capt. Sir 
Chas. Thos. Jones, on the Halifax station, where 
he was appointed, 24 Feb. and 4 April, 1818, Acting- 
Lieutenant of the Leander 60, Rear-Admiral Sir 
David Milne, and Opossum 10, Capt. Lord John 
Hay. He was offtcially promoted 14 Juhr ensuing, 
and in Aug. in the same year was paid otf. He has 
not since been afloat. 

Lieut. Brothers married, 9 July, 1836, Harriet, 
second daughter of Paul Storr, Esq., of Beckenbam. 
Agent — F. Dufaur. 



BROUGHTON. (Retired Commander, 1831. 
F-P., 32 ; H-p., 32.) 
John Broughton entered the Navy, in 1783, as 
a Boy, on board the Irresistible 74, Capts. Sir 
Andrew Sna