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Captain Thomas Ussher

Sir Thomas Ussher


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1779 - Dublin CSORN
First Known Service1794CSORN
FatherHenry Ussher (1741-1790)E-WIKI
MotherMary BurneE-WIKI
WifeElizabeth Deborah Foster - Married 28.12.1802, London E-WIKI
SonThomas Neville (d.1885)E-WIKI
SonEdward Pellew Hammett (d.1878)E-WIKI
Son
Sidney Henry UssherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1828-1846
NBD1849
SonWilliam Henry BernardE-WIKI
DaughterCarolineE-WIKI
DaughterElizabethE-WIKI
DaughterFrancesE-WIKI
Last Known Service1838CSORN
Date of Death6.1.1848CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1794 
Invincible (74) 1765-1801
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman,
ADM 171/8
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
17.7.1797 LieutenantCSORN
21.3.1806 
Colpoys (16) 1804-1807
British 16 Gun
Hired Brig
, Lieutenant, and Commanding Officer
W005
18.10.1806 CommanderCSORN
18.10.18068.1808
Redwing (16) 1806-1827
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
1808 
Bittern (18) 1796-1833
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
7.5.1808 Action of 1808-05-07 
24.5.1808 CaptainCSORN
5.18091810
Leyden (64) 1799-1815
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
4.18111812
America (74) 1810-1867
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
18126.1812
Hyacinth (20) 1806-1820
British 20 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
29.4.1812 Attack on Malaga 
9.5.181210.5.1812Attack at Laigueglia 
6.18121814
Franchise (36) 1803-1815
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
11.181212.1812
Euryalus (36) 1803-1860
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1859 Renamed "Africa"
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
1813 
Edinburgh (74) 1811-1865
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
181311.1814
Undaunted (38) 1807-1860
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
30.3.1813 Action of 1813-03-30 
18.8.1813 Attack on the Batteries at Cassis 
5.10.1813 Attack off Anzio 
4.6.1815 Appointed Companion of the Order of the Bathref:1059
2.12.1815 Awarded a pension of £200 a year for wounds.ref:1059
18301831Appointed Resident Commissioner at Bermuda DockyardE-WIKI
24.7.1830 Appointed equerry in the household of Her Majesty Queen Adelaide.E-WIKI
1831 Appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Guelphic Orderref:1059
18321838Appointed Superintendant of the Dockyard at Bermuda DockyardE-WIKI
18321838Appointed Superintendant of the Dockyard at Halifax DockyardE-WIKI
9.11.1846 Rear-Admiral of the BlueADM 171/8
1847 Received the Naval General Service Medal with a clasp for the Defeat of the French Fleet, capture of six sail of the line and one sunk whilst serving on Invincible on 1794/06/01ADM 171/8
1.7.18476.1.1848Appointed Commander-in-Chief — CorkE-WIKI


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Posted by grammont on Tuesday 23rd of August 2022 22:32

British consul at Dunkirk in 1825 is almost certainly Nicholas Haddock Holworthy (he definitely held the position in 1826). He is a former naval officer and through his mother Elizabeth Haddock is the grandson of Admiral Nicholas Haddock (1686-1746). Might Thomas Ussher have known him?


Posted by Charles Lane on Tuesday 23rd of August 2022 17:56

To expand on my previous question of what was Thomas Ussher doing in 1825: In Feb 1825 T.U. wrote a recommendation (from Dunkirk) to the Royal Humane Society (RHS) of Britain that an award should be made to a Capt. Morel, French Navy, who had successfully resuscitated a British seaman from the sloop Thomas and Eleanor, which was wrecked at Gravelines in the ferocious storm of early Feb that year. RHS awarded their Silver medal. What was T.U. doing at Dunkirk? Is there a family connection since T.U's immediate younger brother was born at Dunkirk. He is shown as born 1804, entered Trinity College Dublin, 1821, died young. Does anybody know of a family connection between T.U's family and Dunkirk?


Posted by Charles Lane on Tuesday 9th of August 2022 10:46

What was Thomas Ussher doing in early 1825?

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