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Royal Naval Biography/Bromley, Robert Howe


Sir ROBERT HOWE BROMLEY, Bart.
[Post-Captain of 1802.]

This officer is the only son of the late Sir George Bromley, Bart., representative of the very ancient family of Pauncefote, of whom mention is made in Doomsday Book, by Esther, eldest daughter of Asheton, First Viscount Curzon, grandfather of the present Earl Howe.

He was born Nov. 28, 1778; commanded the Inspector sloop of war in 1801; and obtained post rank April 28, 1802. During the late war he commanded the Champion of 24 guns, and Solebay and Statira frigates. On the 23d July, 1805, we find him distinguishing himself in an action with the French flotilla, on which occasion the Champion was much cut up in her hull, masts, sails, and rigging, and sustained a loss of 2 men killed and 3 wounded. He succeeded to the Baronetcy on the demise of his father, Aug. 17, 1808; and married, June 8, 1812, the youngest daughter of Daniel Wilson, of Dalham Tower, co. Westmoreland, Esq.

Agents.– Messrs. Cooke, Halford, and Son.