Royal Naval Biography/Eveleigh, John


JOHN EVELEIGH, Esq.
[Commander.]

Displayed great gallantry whilst serving as midshipman of the Pique frigate. Captain Charles B. H. Ross, and employed in her boats at the capture of the Spanish armed schooner Santa Clara, off Ocoa bay, St. Domingo, Mar. 17th, 1806. He was made a lieutenant on the 16th May 1809; a ppointed to the command of the Whitworth, revenue cruiser, on the Irish station, in June 1817; promoted to his present rank Mar. 4th, 1819; and subsequently employed as an inspecting commander at Bognor and in the Isle of Sheppy.