William Fordyce Blair

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1807NBD1849
First Known Service5.3.1818NBD1849
FatherCol. William Blair MPNBD1849
MotherMagdalene FordyceNBD1849
WifeCaroline Isabella SpratNBD1849
Brother Charles BlairNBD1849
Brother Hamilton BlairNBD1849
Last Known Service23.11.1841NBD1849

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
5.3.1818 Entered the Royal Naval CollegeNBD1849
7.1820 Entered the NavyNBD1849
7.1820 Rochefort (80), MidshipmanNBD1849
9.1826 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationNBD1849
10.18273.1828Tamar (28), Master's MateNBD1849
3.18284.3.1829Blonde (46), Master's MateNBD1849
4.3.1829 LieutenantNBD1849
4.3.18291.12.1830Wasp (18), LieutenantNBD1849
1.12.18305.1835Britannia (120), LieutenantNBD1849
5.4.18363.1837Britannia (120), Flag LieutenantNBD1849
3.1837 Placed on Half-PayNBD1849
3.1837 Discharged, supercededNBD1849
22.7.1840 Married Caroline (2 daughters)NBD1849
23.11.1841 CommanderNBD1849

Notes on Officer

Civilian AppointmentsNBD1849
Magisrtate and Deputy-Lieutenant for County Ayr (1846)


NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'Brien, Digital Book

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