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William Balfour


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth8.12.1781NBD1849
First Known Service9.7.1795NBD1849
FatherColonel Thomas BalfourNBD1849
MotherFrancis LigonierNBD1849
WifeMary Balfour MansonNBD1849
WifeMary Margaret BaikieNBD1849
SonWilliam, Lieutenant 79th FootNBD1849
SonThomas, M.P. for OrkneyNBD1849
BrotherCaptain John Edward 9th Foot (d1799/09/19)NBD1849
Last Known Service10.9.1840NBD1849
Date of Death1846NBD1849

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
9.7.1795 Entered the NavyNBD1849
9.7.179511.10.1796
Malabar (56) 1795-1796
British 56 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
NBD1849
9.7.17951797
Magicienne (32) 1781-1810
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Midshipman
NBD1849
23.4.17962.5.1796Capture of Demerara, Essequibo and Berbice 
17971799
Irresistible (74) 1782-1806
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
NBD1849
14.2.1797 Wounded at the battle of Cape Saint VincentNBD1849
14.2.1797 2nd Battle of Cape St Vincent 
26.4.1797 Action of 1797-04-26 
17991800
Northumberland (78) 1794-1795
British 78 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
NBD1849
18004.9.1801
Royal William (84) 1757-1813
British 84 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
NBD1849
18004.9.1801
Vengeance (74) 1774-1816
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
NBD1849
18004.9.1801
Seahorse (38) 1794-1819
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Midshipman
NBD1849
4.9.1801 LieutenantCSORN
4.9.18011805
Hound (14) 1801-1812
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Lieutenant
NBD1849
4.9.18011805
Lynx (16) 1794-1813
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Lieutenant
NBD1849
4.9.18011805
Amethyst (36) 1799-1811
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Lieutenant
NBD1849
180516.2.1805
Cleopatra (32) 1779-1814
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, First Lieutenant
NBD1849
16.2.1805 Wounded when the Cleopatra was takenNBD1849
3.180522.1.1806
Bermuda (10) 1806-1808
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Acting Captain and Commanding Officer
NBD1849
1806 Married Mary BalfourNBD1849
22.1.1806 CommanderCSORN
22.1.1806 Placed on Half-PayNBD1849
1808 
Cockatrice (12) 1804-1808
British 12 Gun
Hired Brig
, Commander and Commanding Officer
NBD1849
1823 Married Mary MargaretNBD1849
10.9.1840 Superannuated CaptainNBD1849

Notes on Officer


OffspringNBD1849
He had five sons and six daughters in total


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