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Was made a lieutenant in Feb. 1796, and had the misfortune to be wrecked in the Shannon frigate. Captain Edward Leveson Gower, under the batteries of Cape La Hague, Dec. 10th, 1803. In consequence of this disaster, he was upwards of ten years a prisoner at Verdun. His commission as commander bears date June 15th, 1814. This officer married, 1st, in Aug. 1809, Miss Leigh, daughter of a fellow captive; and, 2dly, May 29th, 1822, Catharine, daughter of the late Rev. Thomas Cobb, of Ightham, co. Kent.