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
9.7.179511.10.1796Malabar (56), MidshipmanNBD1849
9.7.17951797Magicienne (32), MidshipmanNBD1849
23.4.17962.5.1796Capture of Demerara, Essequibo and Berbice 
17971799Irresistible (74), MidshipmanNBD1849
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 
17991800Northumberland (78), MidshipmanNBD1849
18004.9.1801Royal William (84), MidshipmanNBD1849
18004.9.1801Vengeance (74), MidshipmanNBD1849
18004.9.1801Seahorse (38), MidshipmanNBD1849
4.9.1801 LieutenantCSORN
4.9.18011805Hound (14), LieutenantNBD1849
4.9.18011805Lynx (16), LieutenantNBD1849
4.9.18011805Amethyst (36), LieutenantNBD1849
180516.2.1805Cleopatra (32), First LieutenantNBD1849
16.2.1805 Wounded when the Cleopatra was takenNBD1849
3.180522.1.1806Bermuda (10), Acting Captain and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
1806 Married Mary BalfourNBD1849
22.1.1806 CommanderCSORN
22.1.1806 Placed on Half-PayNBD1849
1808 Cockatrice (12), Commander and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
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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