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Royal Naval Biography/Williams, Robert (a)


ROBERT WILLIAMS, Esq.
[Commander.]

A son of the late Lieutenant Richard Williams, R.N. and brother to the late Lieutenant-General Richard Williams, colonel-commandant of the Portsmouth division of royal marines, from April 1814 until July 1821.

This officer was born at Devonport, Feb 10th, 1764 ; and entered the navy as a youngster on board the Bienfaisant 64, Captain (afterwards Admiral) John Macbride, in 1774. He subsequently joined the Torbay 74, Captain the Hon. Henry