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Royal Naval Biography/Evans, Henry


HENRY EVANS, Esq
[Superannuated Rear-Admiral.]

This officer was, we believe, a protégé of the late Sir Peter Parker, Bart. Admiral of the Fleet. He commanded the Fury sloop of war, and captured l’Elize, a French schooner of 10 guns, in 1795; assisted at the reduction of St. Lucia, in May 1796[1]; and was present at the unsuccessful attack upon Porto Rico in the following year. His post commission bears date June 20, 1797. During part of the late war he commanded the Cork district of Sea Fencibles. On the 9th March 1819, he was chosen M.P. for Wexford, which place he represented until the dissolution of parliament in the following year. His superannuation as a Rear-Admiral took place July 26, 1821.

Residence.– Wexford, Ireland.