William Simpson Blount R.N.
William Simpson Blount R.N.


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William Simpson Blount R.N.Explanation
Son of Webster Blount (1748-1814)
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1800 Born (probably while his father was Dutch vice-consul at Tangier)
12 October 1836 Married (at Falmouth, Cornwall, England) Leonara Anne (1809-1863), daughter of John Clavell (1777-1846)
16 June 1843 Died (shot himself in his water closet at his home in Greenwich while his wife and children were visiting her father at the Naval Hospital - from Maidstone & Kentish Journal, 20 June 1843External link).
 
DateRank
31 May 1824Lieutenant
23 November 1841Commander
 
Date fromDate toService
9 November 183511 January 1838Lieutenant and commander in Hermes (from commissioning at Woolwich), Mediterranean mail packet
29 May 18385 October 1840Lieutenant and commander in Hermes, Mediterranean mail packet
May 1840August 1840Lieutenant and commander in Vesuvius, for trials and various troop tramsports, temporarily from Hermes
(1 December 1840)22 November 1841Lieutenant and commander in Pluto (from commissioning until paying off at Woolwich), west coast of Africa (made a anti-slave trade treaty with King Bell, of the Bell River in the Cameroons on 7 March 1841)


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