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Royal Naval Biography/Boteler, John Harvey


A son of the late William Boteler, Esq. F.S.A., of Eastry, co. Kent, by his second wife, Mary, daughter of Captain John Harvey, who commanded the Brunswick 74, and was mortally wounded in Earl Howe’s action, June 1st, 1794[1].

This officer was made a lieutenant on the 19th Sept. 1815 ; and subsequently served under his uncle-in-law, the present Sir Thomas Harvey, K.C.B., and Captain (now Rear-Admiral) T. J. Maling, in the Northumberland 78, stationed as a guard-ship in the River Medway. His next appointment was, Dec. 3d, 1822, to the Ringdove sloop. Captain George F. Rich, fitting out for the West India station. He obtained the rank of commander on the 14th Jan. 1830; and married, Aug. 15th, 1832, Helen Agnes, fifth daughter of the late James West, Esq., of Bryanstone Square, London.