Henry John Leeke R.N.
Henry John Leeke R.N.

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Henry John Leeke R.N.Explanation
Son of Samuel Leeke (1767-1806), a deputy lieutenant of Hampshire, and brother of William Leeke, known for his reminiscences of his service as an ensign at the Battle of Waterloo
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1 September 1794 Born (St John's, Isle of Wight)
13 November 1818 Married, firstly, Augusta Sophia (1798-1861), second daughter of James Dashwood, of Parkhurst, Surrey
25 January 1836 K.H. (Knight of the Royal Guelphic Order)
21 January 1858 C.B. (Companion of the Bath)
1 October 1858 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
30 April 185912 July 1865M.P. (Conservative) for Dover
2 June 1863 Married, secondly, Georgiana Lucy Cecilia (1811-1897), only daughter of Rev. Geoffrey Hornby (1780-1850)
26 February 1870 Died (Uplands, near Fareham, Hampshire)
Entry in O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
Obituary in the Times newspaper
28 September 1803Entered Navy
24 November 1810Lieutenant
15 June 1814Commander
27 May 1826Captain
15 April 1854Rear-Admiral
2 May 1860Vice-Admiral
11 January 1864Admiral
Date fromDate toService
26 March 1818 Commander in Myrmidon (1813,ship sloop), west coast of Africa (in 1822, cruising the waters of the Gulf of Guinea, capturing a Portuguese slave-vessel, and liberating Samuel Adjai Crowther, who later became the first African Bishop ordained into the Anglican Church, and Bishop of Niger.
18 October 184526 November 1847Captain in Queen, 1845-1846 experimental squadrons, then flagship of Sir John West, Devonport
26 November 18472 May 1848Captain in San Josef, flagship Devonport
23 April 185928 June 1859Commissioner of the Admiralty (3rd Naval Lord)

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