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

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

PEEL. (Commander, 1841.)

Edmund Peel is second son of Edmund Peel, Esq., of Church Bank, Lancashire. His paternal and maternal grandfathers, Wm. Peel, Esq., of Church Bank and Peel Fold, and Jonathan Peel , Esq., of Accrington, were brothers of the late Sir Robt. Peel, Bart., and uncles of the present Right Hon. Sir R. Peel, Bart., M.P.
This officer entered the Navy, 3 March, 1814; obtained his first commission 21 Dec. 1824; and was subsequently appointed ? 4 March, 1825, for a short time, to the Fly 18, Capt. Lord Wm. Paget, on the South American station ? 8 Jan. 1829, to the Galatea 42, Capt. Chas. Napier, under whom he was for two years and a half employed on particular service ? and, 25 Oct. 1841, as First-Lieutenant, to the Volage 26, Capt. Sir Wm. Dickson, fitting for North America and the West Indies. He was promoted to the command, 21 Dec. following, of the Racehorse 18, on the latter station, whence he returned at the close of 1842; and he afterwards, from 1 July, 1843, until paid off in 1845, commanded the Bittern 16, at the Cape of Good Hope.
Commander Peel married, in Dec. 1832, Lucy, daughter of Rich. Meek, Esq., of Fetlow Fold. Agent ? W. H. B. Barwis.

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