O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'

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The following is the entry for Francis Marten in William O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'.

MARTEN. (Lieutenant, 1844.)

Francis Marten, born in 1814, is eldest son of the late Geo. Sulivan Marten, Esq., of Marshals Wick near St. Alban’s, Herts, by his second wife, Charlotte, daughter of Col. Tucker. He is half-brother of the present Geo. Robt. Marten, Esq., of Marshals Wick, a Magistrate and Deputy-Lieutenant for co. Herts.
This officer passed his examination 28 Aug. 1837; and between 1840 and his promotion to the rank of Lieutenant 20 Nov. 1844, was employed as Mate in the Ferret 10, Lieut.-Commander Wm. Sidney Thomas, and Siren 16, Capt. Wm. Smith, on the African and East India stations. His appointments have since been – 18 Dec. 1844, to the Persian 16, Capt. Henry Coryton, from which vessel, fitting at Devonport, he was shortly afterwards superseded – and 16 Aug. 1845, to the President 50, now flagship of Rear-Admiral Jas. Rich. Dacres at the Cape of Good Hope.

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