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The following obituary for Hastings Reginald Yelverton ( Hastings Reginald Henry) appeared in the Times newspaper.

Obituary from the Times newspaper
25 July 1878Intelligence was received yesterday of the death, on Tuesday last, of Admiral Sir Hastings Reginald Yelverton, G.C.B., late Senior Naval Lord of the Admiralty - an office which he resigned on account of ill-health. Sir Hastings was son of Mr. J. Joseph Henry, of Straffan, county Kildare, by Lady Emily FitzGerald, second daughter of the second Duke of Leinster, and was born in Ireland in 1808. He entered the Navy in 1823, since which date he had been constantly employed afloat. He was second in command of the Mediterranean Squadron from 1863 to 1866, and subsequently commanded the Channel Squadron. Sir Hastings was Commander-in-Chief on the Mediterranean station from 1870 to 1874, was appointed a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty in September, 1876, and retained his seat at the board till his resignation on account of impaired health, when he was succeeded by Admiral Wellesley. For his naval services he was nominated a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1855, was made a Knight Commander in 1869, and Grand Cross of the Order in 1875. He obtained his commission as Captain 4th September, 1848, became Rear Admiral 30th January, 1863, Vice-Admiral 26th May, 1869, and Admiral 30th July, 1875. The late Admiral assumed the name of Yelverton by Royal Sign Manual in 1849. He married, 9th April, 1845, Barbara, in in her own right, Baroness Grey de Ruthyn, widow of George Augustus Francis, second Marquis of Hastings.

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