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


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

WISEMAN, Bart. (Commander, 1846. f-p., 19; h-p., 1.)

Sir William Saltonstall Wiseman, born 4 Aug. 1814, is eldest son of the late Sir W. S. Wiseman, Bart., Captain R.N.
This officer entered the Royal Naval College 6 Sept. 1827; and embarked, 25 June, 1829, as a Volunteer, on board the Philomel 10, Capts. Chas. Graham and Hugh Berners, stationed in the Mediterranean, where he attained the rating of Midshipman. In Feb. 1831 and Nov. 1833 he joined the Rattlesnake 28, commanded by his former Captain, Graham, and the Sparrowhawk 18, Capt. Chas. Pearson, both in South America. He continued to serve in the Sparrowhawk as Mate until her return to England in Feb. 1837. In the course of the ensuing month he was appointed to the Britannia 120, flag-ship of Sir Philip Chas. Durham at Portsmouth; and on 28 June, 1838, at which period he had been for three months stationed on the coast of Scotland for the protection of the fisheries as Senior-Mate in the Partridge 10, Lieut.-Commander Wm. Morris, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. He was employed subsequently – from 26 July, 1838, until April, 1840, in the Excellent gunnery-ship at Portsmouth, Capt. Sir Thos. Hastings – from 7 April, 1840, until paid off in Aug. 1843, as Gunnery-Lieutenant, in the Vanguard 80, Capt. Sir David Dunn, in the Mediterranean – and, from 3 Jan. 1844 until promoted to the rank of Commander 7 Feb. 1846, again in the Excellent, as First-Lieutenant, under Capts. Sir T. Hastings and Henry Ducie Chads. He served as Second-Captain in the Vindictive 50, flag-ship of Sir Fras. Wm. Austen in North America and the West Indies, from 20 Nov. 1846 until put out of commission in the spring of 1848.
Sir W. S. Wiseman married, 24 Oct. 1838, Charlotte Jane, daughter of the late Chas. Wm. Paterson, Esq., Admiral of the White, of East Cosham House, Hants, by whom he has issue. Agents – Case and Loudonsaok.


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