William Lenthall Brake


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth24.7.1787 - Plymouth NBD1849
First Known Service1796NBD1849
WifeLouisa Newman - Married 30.6.1817NBD1849
Last Known Service11.4.1851NBD1849
Date of Death27.3.1858 - Holt, Wiltshireref:860

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1796 Entered the NavyNBD1849
17961798Royal William (84), NBD1849
17981802Ant (4), NBD1849
18031805Pandour (44), MidshipmanNBD1849
180511.1808Ramillies (74), MidshipmanNBD1849
2.11.1810 LieutenantCSORN
181212.2.1812Ardent (64), LieutenantNBD1849
12.2.181213.6.1812Trinculo (16), LieutenantNBD1849
13.6.18122.2.1816Garland (22), First LieutenantNBD1849
2.2.1816 Placed on Half-PayNBD1849
11.4.1851 Superannuated CommanderCSORN

Notes on Officer


Letters of Administrationref:860

Letters of Administration were granted on 6 April 1859 to William Kilburn of 24 Red Cross Street, City of of London, a creditor of the deceased




Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Monday 28th of September 2020 10:40

The Napoleonic wars ended in 1815, the Royal Navy paid off many ships in 1815 and soon after. The reduction in the size of the navy meant a similar reduction in the need for officers. Many never served in the Royal Navy again, it would appear these included your ancestor.
He died c.1858


Posted by John Spicer on Monday 28th of September 2020 09:50

My great great great grandfather. I would very much like to know more about him. Is there a record of why he was placed on half pay in 1816. When did he die?

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