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Royal Naval Biography/Proby, Granville


HON. GRANVILLE PROBY.
[Post-Captain of 1806.]

Second surviving son of John Joshua, Earl of Carysfort, K.P. by Elizabeth, only daughter of the Right Hon. Sir William Osborne, of Newtown, co. Tipperary, Bart.

This officer was wounded when serving as a Midshipman on board the Foudroyant, at the capture of le Guillaume Tell, a French 80-gun ship, in Mar. 1800[1]. His promotion to the rank of Lieutenant took place Oct. 24, 1804 ; and his post commission bears date Nov. 28, 1806. He subsequently commanded the Iris, Laurel, and Amelia frigates, on the Channel, Cape of Good Hope, and Mediterranean stations. Captain Proby married. May 6, 1818, Isabella, daughter of Colonel the Hon. Hugh Howard, and niece to the Earl of Wicklow. His eldest brother. Lord Proby, captain of the Amelia, died of the yellow fever, at Surinam, in Aug. 1804.

Agent.– M‘Inerheny, Esq.