James Elphinstone Erskine R.N.
James Elphinstone Erskine R.N.

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James Elphinstone Erskine R.N.Explanation
Son of James Erskine (1804-1844), brother of John Elphinstone Erskine
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
2 December 1838 Born
1885 Married Margaret Eliza, fourth daughter of Rev. John Constable, rector of Marston Biggot, Somerset
1897 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
25 July 1911 Died (Venlaw, Peeblesshire)
1852Entered Navy
28 June 1859Lieutenant
4 August 1862Commander
4 November 1868Captain
18 January 1886Rear-Admiral
14 February 1892Vice-Admiral
23 August 1897Admiral
3 October 1902Admiral of the Fleet
1908Retired Admiral of the Fl
Date fromDate toService
26 February 186516 February 1867Commander in Speedwell (until paying off at Woolwich), West coast of Africa
(22 January 1868)22 January 1868Commander in Columbine, Pacific
19 November 187318 January 1878Captain in Eclipse (from commissioning at Sheerness until paying off at Sheerness). North America and West Indies
18 April 187822 October 1878Captain in Boadicea (from commissioning at Portsmouth)
1880 Private secretary to Lord Northbrook, first Lord of the Admiralty
21 January 188212 November 1884Commodore, Commander-in-Chief, Australia
188518 January 1886Naval aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria
18881891Senior officer on the coast of Ireland
17 April 189515 September 1897Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies
19011902First and Principal Naval aide-de-camp to King Edward

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