William Edward Parry R.N.
William Edward Parry R.N.

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William Edward Parry R.N.Explanation
Forth son of Dr Caleb Hillier Parry, FR.S., physician of Norwich.
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
19 December 1790 Born
19 December 1820 Bedfordean gold medal of Bath and West of England Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
24 March 1821 Freedom of city of Bath.
26 December 1823 Freedom of city of Winchester.
23 October 1826 Married Isabella Louisa, fourth daughter of Lord Stanley of Alderley (died 13 May 1839).
May 1829 Knighted.
7 March 18353 February 1836Commissioner to the Australian Company in New South Wales.
18??18??Assistant Poor-Law Commissioner in Norfolk.
29 June 1841 Married Catherine Edwards.
8 July 1855 Died.
Entry in O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
30 June 1803Entered Navy
6 January 1810Lieutenant
4 November 1820Commander
8 November 1821Captain
4 June 1852Rear-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
30 June 1803 1st class Volunteer in Ville de Paris
180? Served in Vanguard
180?180?Served in Tribune
9 February 1810 Lieutenant in Alexandra
1813 Lieutenant in La Hogue
August 1814 Lieutenant in Maidstone
July 1815 Lieutenant in Ardent
January 1816 Lieutenant in Cannon
June 1816March 1817Lieutenant in Niger
14 January 1818November 1818In command of Alexander, hired brig, with John Ross' expedition to the Artic
16 January 1819November 1820Lieutenant and commander in Hecla (1815; 1819=artic discovery vessel) and expedition to find north-west passage, reached 110 ?W
8 May 182114 November 1823Commander in Fury (1814, bomb vessel), second expedition to the Artic
1 December 1823 Acting Hydrographer to the Admiralty.
8 May 182422 November 1825Captain in Hecla (1815; 1819=artic discovery vessel), with British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition
2 November 182510 November 1826Hydrographer to the Admiralty.
25 March 18271 November 1827Captain in Hecla (1815; 1819=artic discovery vessel) in expedition to attempt to reach the North Pole on sledge-boats from Spitsbergen; reached 82? 34'N (a latitude not reached again until 1876)
2 November 182713 May 1829Hydrographer to the Admiralty
24 April 18371 December 1846Comptroller of the Steam Department of the Navy
2 December 1846 Captain-Superintendent of Royal Hospital, Haslar

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