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Perry Dumaresq

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth19.9.1788 - Saint Helier ref:631
First Known Service1803ref:1626
FatherPhilip Dunaresq (1760-)ref:631
MotherJerusha Perry (c1768-)ref:631
WifeLouisa Newton - Married 21.11.1808, Halifax ref:631
WifeMary Stewart - Married 6.8.1833 - Dalhousie, New Brunswickref:631
Last Known Service10.1814CSORN
Date of Death13.3.1839 - Dalhousie, New Brunswick ref:1622
Will Probated19.6.1841, PROB 11/1947/40

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
Magicienne (32) 1781-1810
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Midshipman
Hawke (12) 1798-1802
British 12 Gun
Hired Cutter
, Sub-Lieutenant
Epervier (16) 1803-1811
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Acting Lieutenant
Savage (16) 1805-1819
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Lieutenant
14.4.1810 LieutenantCSORN
Paz (12) 1807-1816
British 12 Gun
Unrated Schooner
, Lieutenant and Commanding Officer

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 31st of October 2020 09:26

Buried in the Riverview Cemetery, Dalhousie, is a naval veteran of the War of 1812. Lieutenant Perry Dumaresq was born into a titled family on the Island of Jersey, Great Britain, in 1788. He entered in Royal Navy at an early age, served in the British North American and West Indies Squadron, and was promoted lieutenant on 14 April 1810. During the War of 1812 he was the commander of HMS Paz and part of the squadron under command of Admiral John P. Beresford, responsible for blockading the east coast of North American. Dumaresq distinguished himself by capturing many enemy ships, mainly American schooners. His most noteworthy seizure was the capture on 27 March 1813 of the armed American merchantman Montesquieu, en route to the USA with a rich cargo from Canton, China. A controversy followed with Dumaresq claiming that Beresford, his squadron commander, had usurped his prize money. Dumaresq retired from the navy after the war and entered the custom service, where he played a prominent role in the political life of northeastern New Brunswick. He died in Dalhousie on 13 March 1839.

Posted by Denise Dumaresq on Sunday 10th of March 2013 00:45

Interesting. Is there a certificat for this commission and do you have names of the ships he was captain and ships he captured.

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