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Royal Naval Biography/Burrard, Charles

[Post-Captain of 1821.]

Third and eldest surviving son of the late Lieutenant-General Sir Harry Burrard, colonel of the first regiment of foot-guards, by Hannah, daughter of Harry Darby, of London, Esq.

This officer was born Mar. 2, 1793; made lieutenant. May 1, 1812; appointed to the Milford 74, bearing the flag of Rear-Admiral Freemantle, in 1813; and promoted to the command of the Grasshopper brig, June 7, 1814. He succeeded to the baronetcy on the demise of his father, Oct. 18, 1813[1].

Sir Charles Burrard’s next appointment was, April 15, 1819. to the Hind of 20 guns, which sloop he commanded until advanced to post rank, Jan. 29, 1822. On the 20th March, 1823, he was appointed to the Revenge 76, fitting for the flag of Vice-Admiral Sir Harry Neale, G.C.B.; and in the same year he assisted at the ceremony of investing the King of Portugal with the Order of the Garter. The occurrences on the Mediterranean station, during the period of Sir Harry Neale’s command there, will be noticed in the Addenda to our memoir of that distinguished officer.

The subject of this sketch married, at Naples, in 1826, Louisa, daughter of Sir Henry Lushington, Bart.

Agent.– J. Woodhead, Esq.

  1. Sir Harry Burrard’s eldest son died Jan. 21, 1809, of a wound he received at the battle of Corunna, while serving as aide-de-camp to Sir John Moore. His second, a midshipman in the royal navy, was drowned by the capsizing of a boat, near Weymouth, on the 11th Oct. in the same year. His fourth son was mortally wounded at the storming of St. Sebastian, in 1813.