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Royal Naval Biography/Hall, William


Served as midshipman under Captain (now Sir Richard G.) Keats, in the Boadicea frigate; obtained the rank of lieutenant on the 1st May, 1807; and commanded the Bouncer gun-vessel, under the orders of the same distinguished officer, at the defence of Cadiz; during which arduous service he appears to have been badly wounded[1]. He was promoted from the Bellerophon 74, (bearing the flag of Vice-Admiral Keats, on the Newfoundland station) to the command of the Sabine sloop, July 29th, 1814. He married, in 1816, Ann, youngest daughter of Peter Churchill, of Dawlish, co. Devon, Esq.