William FitzHerbert Ruxton R.N.
William FitzHerbert Ruxton R.N.

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William FitzHerbert Ruxton R.N.Explanation
Son of Arthur Ruxton, of Ardee House, Co. Louth
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1830 Born
1871 Married Sylvia (b. 1838) , daughter of Henry Grinnell, of New York, a partner in Grinnell, Minturn & Co., owners of the Swallowtail shipping line, owner of 'Flying Cloud', in 1851 claimed to be the fastest clipper ship. He financed an expedition to discover the fate of Sir John Franklin, and the Grinnell peninsula on Devon Island, Nunavut, Canada, is named after him.
24 April 1895 Died (Cornwall Gardens, London)
21 January 1843Entered Navy
24 October 1851Lieutenant
31 January 1861Commander
16 December 1865Captain
1 April 1870Retired Captain
9 June 1882Retired Rear-Admiral
25 October 1888Retired Vice-Admiral
2 September 1893Retired Admiral
Date fromDate toService
(14 April 1854) Lieutenant in Penelope, commanded by James Crawford Caffin, the Baltic during the Russian War
28 July 1857 Lieutenant in Pylades, commanded by Michael De Courcy, East Indies and China
20 March 186316 December 1865Commander in Pandora (from commissioning at Portsmouth), west coast of Africa

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