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Sir Alexander Barclay Branch


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1784 - Barbados NBD1849
First Known Service3.1796NBD1849
Son
John Powell BranchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1826-1844
NBD1849
Son
George Ferguson BranchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1832
NBD1849
Last Known Service1828NBD1849

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
3.1796 Entered the NavyNBD1849
3.179630.6.1798
Pique (34) 1795-1798
British 34 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Midshipman
NBD1849
23.4.17962.5.1796Capture of Demerara, Essequibo and Berbice 
29.6.1798 Capture of the Seine 
30.6.1798 Wounded in the head by a splinterNBD1849
7.17986.1802
Diamond (38) 1794-1812
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Midshipman
NBD1849
1.6.18006.6.1800Operation in Quiberon Bay 
6.180231.5.1803
Resistance (36) 1801-1803
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Master's Mate
NBD1849
8.18031.3.1804
Weazle (12) 1799-1804
British 12 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Acting Lieutenant
NBD1849
8.5.1804 LieutenantCSORN
7.180511.1806
Tigre (74) 1795-1817
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant
NBD1849
11.18061811
Pylades (16) 1794-1815
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Lieutenant
NBD1849
1811 Lost is right leg in an engagment wiht an enemy 12-gun poleacre-shipNBD1849
1811 
Gleaner (2) 1809-1814
British 2 Gun
Other Survey Vessel
, Lieutenant and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
11.1811 Placed on Half-PayNBD1849
1812 Married (3 sons, 4 daughters). His wife died 23/11/1842NBD1849
2.12.18132.4.1814
Gleaner (14) 1808-1814
British 14 Gun
Hired Ketch
, Lieutenant and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
6.6.1814 CommanderCSORN
6.6.18149.1815
Swinger (12) 1813-1877
British 12 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
4.10.18161818
Helicon (10) 1808-1829
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
181817.7.1819
Harlequin (18) 1813-1829
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
26.12.1822 CaptainNBD1849
26.12.18271828
Mersey (28) 1814-1852
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Post Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
25.1.1836 Appointed Knight of the Royal Guelphic Orderref:1059
17.8.1846 Appointed Captain of Greenwich HospitalNBD1849


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Posted by Bill Chislett on Thursday 28th of October 2021 16:53

In 1839 he was living in the parish of Egg Buckland some three miles from Plymouth. He rented property belonging to Ewing Clarke, lord of the manor of Efford. See Egg buckland tithe apportionment for the parish for 1839.

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