Thomas Bourchier R.N.
Thomas Bourchier R.N.

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Thomas Bourchier R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
March 1791 Born (Chapelizod, Dublin)
29 June 1841 C.B. (Companion of the Bath), for service in China
24 December 1842 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath), for service in China
1 September 1843 Married Jane Barbara, eldest daughter of Admiral Sir Edward Codrington
26 April 1849 Died
July 1800Entered Navy
26 August 1808Lieutenant
9 September 1822Commander
12 September 1827Captain
Date fromDate toService
26 August 1808 Lieutenant in Forester, commanded by John Richards, West Indies
17 June 1809 Lieutenant in Heureux, commanded by Fraser Alexander Halliday, West Indies
11 September 1810 Lieutenant in Vengeur, flagship of Joseph Sydney Yorke, in the Channel
16 December 1811 Lieutenant in Ferret, commanded by Fraser Alexander Halliday, Leith
26 February 1813 Lieutenant in Victorious, commanded by John Talbot, North America
20 June 1814August 1815Lieutenant in Tenedos, commanded by Hyde Parker, North America
12 August 1819 Lieutenant in Superb, commanded by Thomas Masterman Hardy, South America
9 September 1822 Commander in Beaver (1809, brig-sloop), South America
182? Commander in Doris, South America
182? Captain in Eclair (1807, brig-sloop), South America
182? Commander in Volage, South America
12 September 18271829Captain in Menai
6 November 1839March 1843Captain in Blonde, East Indies (including the first Anglo-Chinese war). He played a leading role in many actions during the war, and ultimately returned with three million dollars of the "Chinese ransom".
20 September 1846 Captain in Poictiers, Chatham, and Captain-Superintendent of Chatham dockyard
18 March 1848 Captain in Poictiers, depot ship of Ordinary, Chatham

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