Francis Price Blackwood, born 25 May, 1809, is second son of the late Vice-Admiral Hon. Sir Henry Blackwood, Bart., K.C.B., by his third wife, Harriet, daughter of Fras. Gore, Esq.; and half-brother of the present Sir H. M. Blackwood, Bart., Capt. R.N.
This officer entered the Navy 6 Dec. 1821; obtained his first commission 8 Aug. 1828; joined the Arachne 28, Capt. Fred. Marryat, 8 Nov. following; and while serving on board the Alligator 28, Capt. Chas. Philip Yorke, was promoted to the rank of Commander, 22 Nov. 1830. He was appointed to the command, 7 Feb. 1833, of the Hyacinth 18, on the East India station, which sloop he paid off towards the close of 1836 : obtained Post-rank, 28 June, 1838; and, from 17 Nov. 1841, until 1846, was in command, part of the time with the broad pendant of Commodore, of the Fly surveying-vessel, on the same station. He is now on half-pay. Agent – Joseph Woodhead.