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

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

URMSTON. (Lieutenant, 1848.)

William Brabazon Urmston, born 11 Feb. 1828, is son of Sir Jas. Brabazon Urmston, Kt., President of Supercargoes at Canton, by Elizabeth, sister of the present John Oliver Hanson, Esq., of Killingbeck Hall, co. York, a Merchant in the City of London, a Director of the Bank of England, Chairman of the Atlas Assurance Company, and a Member of the Court of Lieutenancy of the City of London. He is nephew of Capt. John Hanson, 26th Light Dragoons, who fell at the head of his squadron in leading a charge against a very superior force of French cavalry, at Villa Franca, in Spain, 13 Sept. 1812, aged 25.
This officer passed his examination in Aug. 1847; was appointed, 8 Sept. following, Mate of the Collingwood 80, flag-ship of Sir Geo. Francis Seymour in the Pacific; and was advanced to his present rank 29 Sept. 1848.

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