Jasper Henry Selwyn R.N.
Jasper Henry Selwyn R.N.

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Jasper Henry Selwyn R.N.Explanation
Second son of Rev. Townshend Selyon, canon of Gloucester and rector of Kilmington
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
7 February 1820 Born
1 July 1851 Married Eliza Berry, youngest daughter of Nicholson Peyton, of Barton Court, Herefordshire
31 December 1901 Died (Hyde Park, London)
After he retired he invented a process for separating ores from rock with bichloride of sulphur in a bath of salt solution, and also investigated the transfer of electricity by light rays, and the production of fuel from nitrogen in the atmosphere.
23 January 1834Entered Navy
8 October 1841Lieutenant
24 February 1858Captain
24 February 1868Retired Captain
11 December 1875Retired Rear-Admiral
20 January 1880Retired Vice-Admiral
1 July 1885Retired Admiral
Date fromDate toService
1 May 18431847Lieutenant in Tyne, commanded by William Nugent Glascock, Mediterranean
22 June 184819 October 1848Lieutenant and commander in Myrmidon, tender to Ganges, Sheerness
19 October 1848April 1851Lieutenant and commander in Teazer (until paying off at Woolwich), west coast of Africa, tender to Penelope
12 September 185416 January 1856Commander in Prometheus, west coast of Africa
6 February 185724 February 1858Commander in Siren, south-west coast of America

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