Sir Francis Beaufort

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth27.5.1774 - Collon, LouthCSORN
First Known Service21.6.1787CSORN
FatherRev. Daniel Augustus BeaufortNBD1849
WifeAlicia Magdalene WilsonNBD1849
WifeHonora EdgeworthNBD1849
Last Known Service1847CSORN
Date of Death17.12.1857 - Hove

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
21.6.1787 Entered the NavyNBD1849
21.6.17876.1790Colossus (74), 1st Class VolunteerNBD1849
6.17901791Latona (38), MidshipmanNBD1849
4.17911795Aquilon (32), MidshipmanNBD1849
1794 Aquilon (32), Master's MateADM 171/8
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
9.17949.5.1796Phaeton (38), MidshipmanRNB1823
179510.5.1796Phaeton (38), MidshipmanNBD1849
16.6.179517.6.1795First Battle of Groix 
23.6.1795 Action of Ile Groix 
10.5.1796 LieutenantNBD1849
10.5.179612.11.1800Phaeton (38), LieutenantRNB1823
180013.11.1800Phaeton (38), First LieutenantNBD1849
23.10.1800 Wounded in the head and arm while capturing the Spanish Poleacre San Josef (14). he was awarded a pension of £45.12.6d for this injuryNBD1849
13.11.1800 CommanderNBD1849
11.1803 Creating a line of Telegraphs from Dublin to Galway until June 1804NBD1849
5.6.180523.5.1809Woolwich (24), Commander and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
23.5.180930.5.1810Blossom (18), Commander and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
30.5.1810 CaptainNBD1849
27.9.181021.10.1810Ville de Paris (110), Acting Captain and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
12.12.181029.10.1812Frederickstein (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
20.6.1812 Wounded by a "fanatical Turk"NBD1849
29.10.1812 Placed on Half-PayNBD1849
3.12.1812 Married AliciaNBD1849
30.6.1814 Elected a Fellow of the Royal SocietyNBD1849
5.18291855Appointed Hydrographer of the Navyref:616
7.1832 Became Hydrographer of the AdmiraltyNBD1849
4.1835 Nominated a commissioner investigating the appointment and laws governing PilotsNBD1849
8.11.1838 Married HonoraNBD1849
1.1845 Nominated a commissioner investigating the Harbours, Shores and Rivers of the United KingdomNBD1849
1.10.1846 Rear-Admiral of the BlueNBD1849
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 Aquilon on 1794/06/01 and a further clasp for Lord Cornwallis's brilliant repulse of a fleet, four times times superior in force, whilst serving on Phaeton on 1795/06/17ADM 171/8
29.4.1848 Appointed Knight Commander of the Knight Commander of the Order of the BathWWNH

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