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Royal Naval Biography/Edgell, Henry Folkes

[Post-Captain of 1802.]

This officer was made a Lieutenant in 1790; commanded the Pluto sloop of war, principally employed on the Newfoundland station, from 1798 till his promotion to the rank of Post-Captain, April 29, 1802; and subsequently held an appointment in the Sea Fencible service, between Dungeness and Sandgate. He was afterwards appointed in succession to the Cornelia frigate, and Cornwallis of 74 guns: the former ship assisted at the capture of the Isles of France and Java, in the years 1810 and 1811.

Agent.– Harry Cook, Esq.