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Royal Naval Biography/Rowley, Richard Freeman


RICHARD FREEMAN ROWLEY, Esq.
[Captain of 1830.]

Entered the royal navy in Feb. 1819; obtained a commission in May, 1825, served nearly two years as flag-lieutenant to Sir George Martin (commander-in-chief at Portsmouth), and was promoted immediately he became eligible. His next appointment was, Jan. 14th, 1829, to the Badger of 10 guns, in which sloop he successively served on the Plymouth, North Sea, and Cape of Good Hope stations, until advanced to the rank of captain, Feb. 26th, 1830. On his leaving the Badger, the officers and crew presented, him with a handsome piece of plate, “as a lasting testimonial of their esteem, and an expression of their gratitude for the happiness they had experienced under his command.”


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RICHARD FREEMAN ROWLEY, Esq.
(See p. 125).
[Captain of 1830.]

Is the third son of Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Rowley, K.C.B. He married, July 12th, 1828, Elizabeth Julia, youngest daughter of John Angerstein, Esq.