Sir Alexander Barclay Branch

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1784 - Barbados NBD1849
First Known Service3.1796NBD1849
SonJohn Powell Branch (1814-1851)NBD1849
SonGeorge Ferguson BranchNBD1849
Last Known Service1828NBD1849

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
3.1796 Entered the NavyNBD1849
3.179630.6.1798Pique (34), MidshipmanNBD1849
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
7.17986.1802Diamond (38), MidshipmanNBD1849
1.6.18006.6.1800Operation in Quiberon Bay 
6.180231.5.1803Resistance (36), Master's MateNBD1849
8.18031.3.1804Weazle (12), Acting LieutenantNBD1849
8.5.1804 LieutenantCSORN
7.180511.1806Tigre (74), LieutenantNBD1849
11.18061811Pylades (16), LieutenantNBD1849
1811 Lost is right leg in an engagment wiht an enemy 12-gun poleacre-shipNBD1849
1811 Gleaner (2), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
11.1811 Placed on Half-PayNBD1849
1812 Married (3 sons, 4 daughters). His wife died 23/11/1842NBD1849
2.12.18132.4.1814Gleaner (14), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
6.6.1814 CommanderCSORN
6.6.18149.1815Swinger (12), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
4.10.18161818Helicon (10), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
181817.7.1819Harlequin (18), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
26.12.1822 CaptainNBD1849
26.12.18271828Mersey (28), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
25.1.1836 Appointed Knight of the Royal Guelphic Orderref:1059
17.8.1846 Appointed Captain of Greenwich HospitalNBD1849


NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ref:1059Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900 Digital Book

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