John Harvey Boteler

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth11.2.1796 - Eastry, KentNBD1849
First Known Service6.5.1803NBD1849
WifeHelen Agnes WestNBD1849
BrotherHenry Boteler (1793-?)NBD1849
Last Known Service14.1.1830NBD1849

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
6.5.1803 Entered the NavyNBD1849
6.5.1808 Rochester (74), 1st Class VolunteerNBD1849
2.1810 Ruby (64), MidshipmanNBD1849
19.9.1815 LieutenantCSORN
3.10.1815 Antelope (50), LieutenantNBD1849
7.2.18201821Northumberland (74), LieutenantNBD1849
1821 Appointed to command the Seagull Tender for a period of nine monthsNBD1849
18223.12.1822Northumberland (74), LieutenantNBD1849
3.12.18221.5.1823Ringdove (18), First LieutenantNBD1849
1.5.18236.1824Gloucester (74), LieutenantNBD1849
6.18249.1824Ringdove (18), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
9.1824 Invalided home from the West indiesNBD1849
30.8.18259.1828Albion (74), LieutenantNBD1849
20.10.1827 Battle of Navarino 
9.182814.1.1830Royal George, LieutenantNBD1849
14.1.1830 CommanderNBD1849
14.1.1830 Placed on Half-PayNBD1849
15.4.1832 Married Helen (1 son, 4 daughters)NBD1849


NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site

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Posted by Jonathan Kinghorn on Friday 17th of August 2018 20:33

John Harvey Boteler lived for a while after the Napoleonic war at Wickham near Canterbury, three or four miles from his cousin John Harvey at Woodlands, and died at St. Leonards on April 19th, 1885.

Posted by Jonathan Kinghorn on Thursday 16th of August 2018 19:40

Boteler published a rambling and gossipy memoir, "Recollections of My Sea Life 1808-1830" in 1883, republished by the Published by Navy Records Society in 1952. He was a cousin to the Harveys of Eastry, Kent, an important naval family.

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