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|Date from||Date to||Event||Source|
|20.6.1806||Entered the Navy||USNR-1830|
|1812||4.1.1813||Essex (32), Acting Lieutenant||W055|
|4.1.1813||28.3.1814||Essex (32), Lieutenant||W055|
|14.1.1833||Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assenibled, That William Bolton Finch, a post captain in the Navy of the United States, and Elizabeth B. Finch, his sister, both ot the District of Columbia, be and they are hereby, respectively authorized from and after the passage of this act, to take and use the surname of Bolton; and the name of said William be hereafter William Compton Bolton, and the name of the said Elizabeth, hereafter be. Elizabeth Bolton: by which names, respectively, all acts and engagements done or made may be enforced, and have the same effect and operation in law, as if their names had originally been, William Ooinpton Bolton, and Elizabeth Bolton.||ref:1167|
|2.8.1839||1841||Brandywine (44), Captain and Commanding Officer||DANFS|