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HON. WILLIAM EDWARDES.
[Commander.]

Second son of Lord Kensington, by Dorothy, daughter of John Thomas, Esq.; and grandson of William Edwardes, who, having inherited, at the demise of his first cousin, Edward Henry, seventh Earl of Warwick, in 1721, the estates of the Rich family, was elevated to the Irish peerage in July 1776, by the title of Baron Kensington.

This officer was born on the 3d Feb. 1801; made a lieutenant, Aug. 2d, 1823; and promoted to the rank of commander, Oct. 22d, 1827.