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

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

FULFORD. (Commander, 1840. f-p., 22; h-p., 4.)

John Fulford, born 16 Feb. 1809, is third son of Baldwin Fulford, Esq., of Great Fulford, co. Devon, Lieut.-Colonel of the Devon Militia, by Anna Maria, eldest daughter of the late Wm. Adams, Esq., of Bowdon, Totness, M.P. for that borough. This officer entered the Royal Naval College 6 Dec. 1821; and embarked, 10 Oct. 1823, as a Volunteer, on board the Tamar 26, Capt. Jas. John Gordon Bremer, with whom he proceeded to the East Indies. After an attachment of three years, as Midshipman and Master?s Mate, to the Challenger 28, Capt. Adolphus FitzClarence, and Wasp 18, Capts. Rich. Dickinson, Hon. Wm. Wellesley, Chas. Basden, Edw. Hoste, and Brunswick Popham, on the Home and Mediterranean stations, he was appointed Acting-Lieutenant, 14 Nov. 1830, of the Britannia 120, flag-ship of Sir Pulteney Malcolm. He returned to the Wasp in a similar capacity 3 Dec. following; and being officially promoted 29 July, 1831, was afterwards appointed, chiefly in the Mediterranean ? 14 Feb. and 8 May, 1833, to the Donegal 74 and Britannia 120, bearing each the flag of Sir P. Malcolm ? 20 Aug. 1834, to the Edinburgh 74, Capt. Jas. Rich. Dacres ? 30 Nov. 1835, to the Orestes 18, Capts. Henry John Codrington, Julius Jas. Farmer Newell, and Wm. Holt ? 8 Sept. 1838, to the Princess Charlotte 104, flag-ship of Sir Robt. Stopford ? and, 25 Oct. following, to the Talbot 28, Capt. H. J. Codrington. For his services as Senior Lieutenant of the latter frigate at the bombardment of St. Jean d?Acre, he was advanced to the rank of Commander 4 Nov. 1840; in which capacity his appointments have since been ? 31 May, 1841, to the Benbow 74, Capt. Houston Stewart, also in the Mediterranean ? 27 May, 1842, to the Camperdown 104, flag-ship of Sir Edw. Brace at Sheerness ? 3 July, 1844, to the Coast Guard at Hastings ? and 29 Oct. 1845, to the President 50, flag-ship at the Cape of Good Hope of his old Captain, Rear-Admiral J. R. Dacres, with whom he is now serving.
He married, 6 June, 1844, Isabella, eldest daughter of John Russell, Esq., Principal Clerk of Session in Scotland, by whom he has issue. Agent ? J. Hinxman.

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