Royal Naval Biography/Stopford, Montagu
HON. MONTAGU STOPFORD.
[Post-Captain of 1825.]
Fourth son of the present Earl of Courtown (Baron Saltersford in the British peerage) K.P., by Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Henry, third Duke of Buccleugh, and nephew to Admiral the Hon. Sir Robert Stopford, K.C.B.
This officer was born, Nov. 11th, 1798; and served as midshipman on board the Alceste frigate. Captain (now Sir Murray) Maxwell, during Lord Amherst’s embassy to China, in 1816. He was made a lieutenant, July 17th, 1819; appointed to the William and Mary yacht, at Dublin, Feb. 24th, 1820; promoted to the rank of commander, Jan. 29th, 1822; appointed to the Algerine, 10-gun sloop, fitting out at Woolwich for the Mediterranean station, Feb. 13th, 1824; and advanced to the rank of captain, April 8th, 1825.
Captain Stopford married, Aug. 25th, 1827, Cordelia Winifreda, second daughter of Colonel George Whitmore, commanding officer of the royal engineers in the island of Malta.
Agent.– Sir F. M. Ommanney and Son.
- See “M‘Leod’s Voyage,” p. 188, et seq.