William Robert Wolseley Winniett R.N.
William Robert Wolseley Winniett R.N.

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William Robert Wolseley Winniett R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
2 March 1793 Born (Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia)
10 August 1828 Married Augusta Julia Fenwick, daughter of Colonel William Fenwick, of the Royal Engineers, in Woolwich
29 June 1850 Knighted, while on leave in England, for 'securing treaties with some of the most important sovereigns in Africa'.
4 December 1850 Died (at Accra, of chronic dysentry)
18 June 1807Entered Navy
28 January 1821Lieutenant
5 October 1843Commander
Date fromDate toService
18 June 1807 Second class volunteer in Cleopatra, joined at Halifax
21 May 1830 Supy. Lieutenant in Hyperion (1807, fifth rate), commanded by William James Mingaye, Coast Blockade
17 March 1837 Lieutenant and commander in Viper, on the West African station
9 October 1839 Lieutenant and commander in Firefly, North America & West Indies
5 November 1842 Lieutenant and commander in Lightning, Woolwich
12 April 184630 December 1849Lieutenant-governor of the Gold Coast (at Cape Coast Castle), under the jurisdiction of the Governor of Sierra Leone
13 January 18504 December 1850Lieutenant-governor of the Gold Coast (2nd period), until his death

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