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Philip Beaver R.N.

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Philip Beaver R.N.Explanation
Son of the Rev James Beaver, curate of Lewknor, Oxfordshire.
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
28 February 1766 Born.
11 April 1791 Led attempt to establish British settlement on island of Bulama, West Africa; sailed from Portsmount in Hankey (261t), together with Calypso (248t) and Beggar's Benison (34t).
21 June 1792 Arrived at Bulama.
29 November 1793 Left Bulama in cutter.
23 December 1793 Arrived at Freetown.
20 March 1794 Sailed from Freetown in Sierra Leone Company vessel Harpy.
13 May 1794 Harpy arrived at Plymouth.
10 April 1813 Died.
The settlement on Bulama was a disaster; the settlers were undisciplined and unsuitable; they arrived at the wrong time of year, and most soon died or left the island At the end Beaver was almost the only remaining settler.
Literature: (Beaver; DNB).
16 October 1783Lieutenant
28 June 1800Commander
10 February 1801Captain
Date fromDate toService
October 1777 Midshipman in Monarch, commanded by Joshua Rowley (Rowley took him to sea when his father died)
December 17771791Serving in Suffolk. He followed Rowley to the Suffolk, and went in her to the West Indies He continued with Rowley, by this time Rear-Admiral, in the Suffolk, Conqueror, Terrible, and Princess Royal.
1810 Captain in Nisus, 38, one of the ships blockading Mauritius

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