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Royal Naval Biography/Hellard, William

[Post-Captain of 1812.]

Was made a Lieutenant in 1783; and promoted to the rank of Commander, Dec. 24, 1805, as a reward for his gallant conduct as first of the Defiance 74, Captain Philip C. Durham, at the glorious battle of Trafalgar. His post commission bears date Aug. 12, 1812; at which period he commanded the Snake sloop of war.

Captain Hellard enjoys a pension of 250l. for wounds received prior to the late war. He married, in 1804, a daughter of G. Bettesworth, of Portsea, co. Hants, Esq.

Agent.– J. Hinxman.