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JOSEPH SYMES, Esq.
[Post-Captain of 1812.]

Nephew to Admiral Sir William Domett, G.C.B.

This officer obtained his first commission Mar. 13, 1808; and served as senior Lieutenant of the Bonne Citoyenne sloop, at the capture of la Furieuse French frigate, armed en flute July 6, 1800: being strongly recommended to the Admiralty for his gallant conduct on that occasion, he was advanced to the rank of Commander immediately he became eligible for promotion. Mar. 13, 1810[1].

On the 18th Dec. 1811, Captain Symes, then in the Thracian brig, destroyed a French lugger privateer, of the largest class, near Cherbourgh. His post commission bears date Mar. 21, 1812.

Captain Symes married, May 13, 1815, Miss Sarah Phelps, of Crewkerne, co. Somerset.