Thomas Bourchier R.N.
Thomas Bourchier R.N.

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Thomas Bourchier R.N.Explanation
Son of Sir John Bourchier (1755–1817)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
10 March 1791 Born (Chapelizod, Dublin)
29 June 1841 C.B. (Companion of the Bath), for service in China
24 December 1842 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath), for service in China
1 September 1843 Married Jane Barbara (1810-1884), eldest daughter of Admiral Sir Edward Codrington 1770-1851)
26 April 1849 Died (Chatham, Kent)
Entry in O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
Obituary in the Times newspaper
July 1800Entered Navy
26 August 1808Lieutenant
9 September 1822Commander
12 September 1827Captain
Date fromDate toService
26 August 1808 Lieutenant in Forester, commanded by John Richards, West Indies
17 June 1809 Lieutenant in Heureux, commanded by Fraser Alexander Halliday, West Indies
11 September 1810 Lieutenant in Vengeur, flagship of Joseph Sydney Yorke, in the Channel
16 December 1811 Lieutenant in Ferret, commanded by Fraser Alexander Halliday, Leith
26 February 1813 Lieutenant in Victorious, commanded by John Talbot, North America
20 June 1814August 1815Lieutenant in Tenedos, commanded by Hyde Parker, North America
12 August 181922 December 1824Lieutenant in SuperbExternal link, commanded by Thomas Masterman Hardy, South America
9 September 18225 August 1823Commander in Beaver (1809, brig-sloop), South America
6 August 182322 March 1824Commander in DorisExternal link, South America
23 March 182413 March 1827Commander in Eclair (1807, brig-sloop), South America
14 March 182727 May 1827Commander in Volage, South America
12 September 18277 October 1829Captain in Menai, South west coast of America
6 November 18393 March 1843Captain in Blonde, East Indies (including the first Anglo-Chinese war). He played a leading role in many actions during the war, and ultimately returned with three million dollars of the 'Chinese ransom'.
20 September 184626 April 1849Captain in Poictiers, Chatham, and Captain-Superintendent of Chatham dockyard (until he died)

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