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Obtained the rank of lieutenant on the 4th Mar. 1815; and subsequently served in the Brisk sloop and Andromache frigate, the latter bearing the broad pendant of Commodore Joseph Nourse, on the Cape of Good Hope station. His commission as commander bears date Oct. 4th, 1825. He married, in 1828, Harriet, eldest daughter of Clark Hillyard, Esq. of Thorplands, Northamptonshire.