Robert Harris R.N.
Robert Harris R.N.

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Robert Harris R.N.Explanation
Son of James Harris (1765-1829) of Wittersham Hall, Kent
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
9 July 1809 Born (Wittersham, Kent)
10 January 1843 Married Priscilla Sophia (1823-1882), daughter of Captain Penruddocke, of the Fusilier Guards
16 January 1865 Died (Portsmouth, Hampshire)
Entry in O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
Obituary in the Times newspaper
26 January 1822Entered Navy
21 May 1833Lieutenant
8 June 1841Commander
19 October 1849Captain
Date fromDate toService
8 January 182922 February 1829Mate in Ferret (1821, brig-sloop)
23 February 182922 May 1833Mate in Royal George, commanded by Captain Lord Adolphus Fitzclarence
28 December 183321 January 1836Lieutenant in Excellent, commanded by Captain Thomas Hastings, gunnery ship, Portsmouth
22 January 183621 August 1841Lieutenant in Melville, commanded by Captain Peter John Douglas then Captain Richard Saunders Dundas, North America and West Indies then flagship of Rear-Admiral George Elliot, Cape of Good Hope, and later East Indies (including the first Anglo-Chinese war)
7 September 184422 February 1846Commander in Flying Fish, 1844 experimental brig squadron, then west coast of Africa
1 March 18484 October 1849Commander (2ic) in Ganges, commanded by Captain Henry Smith, Sheerness
1 March 185121 May 1852Captain in Prince Regent, Channel squadron
20 January 185431 December 1868Captain in Illustrious, training ship, Portsmouth
1 January 18593 October 1863Captain in Britannia, cadet training ship, Portsmouth, then (February 1862) Portland

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