John Kennedy Erskine Baird R.N.
John Kennedy Erskine Baird R.N.

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John Kennedy Erskine Baird R.N.Explanation
Second son of Sir David Baird, second baronet, of Newbyth
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
16 September 1832 Born
February 18781 December 1878Naval aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria
1890 K.C.B. (Knight Commnader of the Bath)
1905 Married Constance Barbara, daughter of Edward Clarke, of Avishays, Chard, Somerset
8 December 1908 Died (Wootton, Isle of Wight)
Obituary in the Times newspaper
December 1845Entered Navy
28 February 1854Lieutenant
3 July 1857Commander
16 February 1864Captain
28 December 1879Rear-Admiral
18 January 1886Vice-Admiral
14 February 1892Admiral
16 September 1897Retired Admiral
Date fromDate toService
(1858) Commander in Devastation, North America and West Indies
23 December 1859August 1863Commander in Alacrity, Mediterranean
8 March 187014 June 1873Captain in Juno (until paying off at Sheerness), China
27 June 187428 November 1877Captain in Swiftsure, Mediterranean
13 September 18844 July 1885Commander-in-chief, Pacific (flag in Swiftsure, then Triumph)
18861887Commander-in-chief, Naval reserves (with flag in Hercules for summer cruise)
17 April 18883 May 1890Commander-in-chief, Channel squadron, flag in Northumberland

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