Royal Naval Biography/Finlaison, William
WILLIAM FINLAISON, Esq.
Was made lieutenant in April 1811; appointed to the Tartar frigate, Commodore Sir George Collier, Nov. 4th, 1819; and promoted to the command of the Morgiana sloop, on the African station, Sept. 9th, 1820. While there, he received a letter of thanks from the merchants of the English colony on the river Gambia, for the very able manner in which he brought to an amicable conclusion the differences between the native chiefs and the British interests. He is now (1834) inspecting commander of the Coast Guard at Skibbereen, in Ireland.