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Royal Naval Biography/Garrett, Edward William


Obtained his first commission in 1801 ; received a wound on board the Mars 74, at the battle of Trafalgar ; and was senior lieutenant of the Onyx sloop. Captain Charles Gill, at the capture of the Dutch national brig Manly, Jan 1st, 1809; for which gallant exploit both his commander and himself were immediately promoted. In the following year he was appointed to the command of the Hope, of 10 guns; and on the 23d June, 1813, we find him capturing an American lugger privateer, armed with swivels and manned with thirty-one men.

This officer married, Feb. 18th, 1819, a daughter of the late Rev. Samuel Price, of New House, Glamorganshire.