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[Captain of 1834.]

Fourth son of Earl Grey, by Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Lord Ponsonby, and grand-daughter of Viscount Molesworth.

This officer was born on the 16th May, 1801); and entered the royal navy in 1822. He was made a lieutenant on the 17th Feb. 1829; appointed to the Alfred 50, Captain Robert Maunsell, fitting out for the Mediterranean station, Feb. 23d, 1831; promoted to the command of the Scylla sloop, Sept. 3d, 1831; removed to the Scout sloop, Dec. 10th, 1833; and advanced to the rank of captain July 14th, 1834. He arrived at Plymouth, from the coast of Egypt, in Nov. 1834.