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Royal Naval Biography/Wilkinson, Frederick Augustus


Second son of the Rev. W. Wilkinson, rector of Redgrave, Suffolk; and nephew to Sir John Osborne, Bart., formerly a Lord of the Admiralty, and M.P. for Bedfordshire.

This officer served as midshipman on board the Conqueror 74, bearing the flag of Rear-Admiral Plampin, and was promoted from that ship into the Sappho sloop, at St. Helena, Oct. 5th, 1819. His next appointment was, July 26th, 1820, to the Cambrian frigate, Captain Gawen W, Hamilton, fitting out for the Mediterranean station. He obtained the rank of commander Mar. 31st, 1824; and married, Feb. 9th, 1830, Emma Maria, third daughter of the late H. Bowles, Esq., of Cuckfield, Sussex.