Francis Harding R.N.
Francis Harding R.N.

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Francis Harding R.N.Explanation
Fifth son of William Harding, of Stratford-on-Avon, gentleman of the Privy Chamber to George III
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
28 April 1779 Born
23 October 1833 Married Davidona Eleanor, daughter of General Charles Dallas, Governor of St Helena
2 January 1875 Died (at Cheltenham)
24 January 1812Entered Navy
30 March 1822Lieutenant
23 July 1830Commander
23 November 1841Captain
12 April 1862Retired Rear-Admiral
24 May 1867Retired Vice-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
30 March 1822 Lieutenant in Topaze, commanded by Charles Richardson
182? Lieutenant in Topaze, commanded by Price Blackwood
7 April 1824 Lieutenant in Griper, commanded by George Francis Lyon, in the unsuccessful attempt to reach Repulse Bay
22 May 1827 Lieutenant in Espoir, commanded by Henry Francis Grenville, Cape of Good Hope
November 1829 Act. Commander in Hecla (1815; 1819=artic discovery vessel), surveying vessel, after Captain Thomas Boteler, and the greater part of the crew, had died of fever
23 July 1831 Commander in Jaseur, Cape of Good Hope
16 September 1831March 1833Commander (2ic) in Warspite, flagship of Thomas Baker, South America
21 January 1837August 1839Commander in Pelorus, East India station and Australia

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