Joseph Grant Bickford R.N.
Joseph Grant Bickford R.N.

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Joseph Grant Bickford R.N.Explanation
Third son of Joseph Bickford (1781-1859) and elder brother of James Edward Bickford
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1816 Born (Stonehouse, Devon, England)
1853 Married Harriet Codrington, only daughter of Cordington Parr, of Dawlish, Devon
6 September 1886 Died (Par Station, Cornwall)
1828Entered Navy
23 November 1841Lieutenant
6 September 1852Commander
21 July 1860Captain
1 April 1870Retired Captain
31 December 1876Retired Rear-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
14 October 184515 October 1846Lieutenant in Retribution, commanded by Stephen Lushington, Channel squadron
15 October 1846 Lieutenant in Vengeance, commanded by Stephen Lushington, Home station, then Mediterranean
27 December 185230 March 1853Commander (2ic) in Albion, commanded by Stephen Lushington, Mediterranean
30 March 1853 Commander (2ic) in Cumberland, commanded by George Henry Seymour, North America and West Indies, then (1854) the Baltic during the Russian War
1 January 185512 August 1855Commander (2ic) in Princess Royal, commanded by Lord Clarence Edward Paget, the Black Sea (1855, including the blockade and bombardment of Sebastopol) during the Russian War
13 August 1855 Commander (2ic) in Princess Royal, commanded by Lewis Tobias Jones, Mediterranean
10 February 1856 Coast guard inspecting commander, Whiby
1 January 1858 Commander (2ic) in Victory, commanded by George Henry Seymour, flagship of George Francis Seymour, Portsmouth
27 June 18616 August 1864Captain in Narcissus (until paying off at Plymouth), flagship of Baldwin Wake Walker, Cape of Good Hope
(14 June 1864)January 1866Captain in Maeander, storeship, Ascension
1 February 1866 Captain in Flora, guardship, Ascension

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