Alexander Thomas Emeric Vidal R.N.
Alexander Thomas Emeric Vidal R.N.

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Alexander Thomas Emeric Vidal R.N.Explanation
Youngest of four children of Emeric Vidal RN.
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1792 Born.
October 1839 Married Sarah Antoinette, daughter of Henry Veicht of Madeira, in Canada.
5 February 1863 Died.
Literature: (DNB; O'Byrne).
22 May 1807Entered Royal Naval Colle
6 February 1815Lieutenant
15 May 1823Commander
4 October 1825Captain
27 January 1851Rear-Admiral
17 June 1859Vice-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
1 December 180318051st class Volunteer in Illustrious
November 18091812Midshipman in Lavinia
181? Serving in Salvador del Mundo
181? Serving in Niobe
181? Serving in Cornwall
181? Serving in Namur
181?1814Serving in Conway
February 1815November 1815Lieutenant in Niobe as surveying officer in Canadian lakes
25 August 18181823Lieutenant in Levin in Owen's surveying expedition to the coast of Africa (Levin, Barracouta, 1822 Table Bay, 1822-4 east coast of Africa to Zanzibar and Sychelles, 1825 west coast to the Gambia)
15 May 1823 Commander in Barracouta in Owen's expedition
1831 Captain in Pike (acquired 1813, schooner) briefly
15 September 18351838Captain in Aetna surveying on west coast of Africa
15 September 1841January 1845Captain in Styx surveying Azores
7 January 1845 Additional Captain in William and Mary, commanded by Francis Augustus Collier, for surveying service

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