Thomas Matthew Charles Symonds R.N.
Thomas Matthew Charles Symonds R.N.

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Thomas Matthew Charles Symonds R.N.Explanation
Second son of Sir William Symonds (1782-1856), Surveyor of the Royal Navy from 1832 to 1847
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
15 July 1813 Born
25 September 1845 married, firstly, Anna Maria, daughter of Captain Edmund Heywood RN
5 July 1855 C.B. (Companion of the Bath)
1856 Married, secondly, Prestwood Mary (1836-1905), daughter of Captain Thomas Wolrige RN (1782-1845)
13 March 1867 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
23 April 1880 G.C.B. (Knight Grand Cross of the Bath)
14 November 1894 Died (Torquay, Devon)
Obituary in the Times newspaper
25 April 1825Entered Navy
5 November 1832Lieutenant
21 October 1837Commander
22 February 1841Captain
1 November 1860Rear-Admiral
2 April 1866Vice-Admiral
14 July 1871Admiral
15 June 1879Admiral of the Fleet
15 July 1883Retired Admiral of the Fleet
Date fromDate toService
6 May 183317 September 1833Lieutenant in Vestal, commanded by Captain William Jones, Portsmouth
25 September 183316 July 1833Lieutenant in Endymion, commanded by Captain Samuel Roberts, Mediterranean
17 July 183431 January 1835Lieutenant in Britannia, commanded by Peter Rainier, Mediterranean
1 February 18357 February 1838Lieutenant in Rattlesnake, commanded by Captain William Hobson, East Indies
27 August 183823 June 1841Commander in Rover, North America & West Indies
30 May 184619 June 1849Captain in Spartan, Mediterranean
19 January 185026 December 1853Captain in Arethusa, particular service, then Mediterranean
27 December 18531 July 1854Captain in Agamemnon, flagship of Rear-Admiral Edmund Lyons, second in command, Black Sea during the Russian war
2 July 185415 January 1855Captain in Arethusa (until paying off at Plymouth), Black sea during the Russian War
30 November 185530 June 1856Captain in Conqueror (from commissioning at Plymouth), Channel squadron
1 December 186215 April 1866Admiral Superintendent, Devonport dockyard, flag in Indus
12 December 186821 June 1870Commander-in-chief, Channel squadron, flag in Minotaur
1 November 18751 November 1878Commander-in-chief, Devonport (flag in Royal Adelaide)

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