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Royal Naval Biography/Ricketts, Cornwallis


Eldest son of Rear-Admiral Sir Tristram R. Ricketts, Bart., by Rebecca, daughter of Richard Gumbleton, Esq., of Castle Richard in the county of Waterford, and co-heiress to her brother, Edmund Gumbleton, Esq.

Mr. Cornwallis Ricketts was born on the 27th Feb. 1803. He passed his examination in Oct. 1822; was made a lieutenant on the 20th Mar. 1823; obtained the rank of commander Aug. 18th, 1831; and married. May 31st, 1834, Henrietta, youngest daughter of Colonel Tempest, of Tong Hall, in Yorkshire.