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Royal Naval Biography/Oakes, Orbell


Son of O. R. Oakes, Esq., of Newton and Bury St. Edmunds, co. Suffolk.

This officer was appointed acting lieutenant of the Conqueror 74, flagship of Rear-Admiral Plampin, at St. Helena, Mar. 4th, 1820; but not confirmed at home until Oct. 14th following. He obtained his present rank on the 10th May, 1828; and married at Florence, in 1832, Caroline, daughter of William Bryan, Esq.