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EDWARD WILLIAMS (a), Esq.
[Commander.]

Was made a lieutenant in 1779; and commanded the Advice cutter, at the close of the American war in 1783. We next find him commanding the Speedwell, a vessel of the same description, in which he captured le Braave, French privateer, off the Isle of Wight, Aug. 22d, 1796. His promotion to the rank of commander took place in Mar. 1797. During part of the late war he held an appointment in the Sea-Fencible service; and on the 13th Aug. 1810, he obtained the out-pension of Greenwich Hospital.