William Honeyman Henderson R.N.
William Honeyman Henderson R.N.

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William Honeyman Henderson R.N.Explanation
Son of Alexander Henderson, of Sempster, Caithness
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1794 Born (Bower, Caithness, Scotland)
18 December 1840 C.B. (Companion of the Bath), for service on the coast of Syria
4 September 1844 Married Elizabeth Martha (c1796-1873), daughter of Provo Featherstone Wallis (1760-1841) and widow of his old captain, Lord James Nugent Boyle Bernado Townshend (1785-1842)
26 November 1855 Died (Louth, Linconshire, England) while serving as Comptroler-General of Coast Guards
Entry in O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
25 December 1808Entered Navy
10 May 1820Lieutenant
19 December 1834Commander
27 June 1838Captain
Date fromDate toService
1824 Lieutenant in Albion, commanded by Sir William Hoste
18 May 18249 July 1824Lieutenant in Seringapatam, commanded by Captain Charles Sotheby
10 July 182414 January 1825Lieutenant in Albion, commanded by Captain Sir William Hoste
15 January 182521 February 1826Lieutenant in Tribune (1803, fifth rate), commanded by Captain Gardiner Henry Guion
22 February 182627 March 1826Lieutenant in Forte, commanded by Captain Jeremiah Coghlan
28 March 182615 December 1826Lieutenant in Blonde, commanded by Captain Lord Byron, Pacific
14 September 18271 June 1830Lieutenant in Columbine, commanded by Commander Charles Crole then Commander John Townshend, Halifax
16 March 183110 May 1831Lieutenant in Barham, commanded by Captain Hugh Pigot
11 May 18312 October 1834Lieutenant in Dublin, commanded by Captain James Townshend, South America
9 September 183511 August 1838Commander in Phoenix, coast of Spain (during the civil war)
19 June 18392 April 1842Captain in Gorgon, Mediterranean (including operations on the coast of Syria in 1840)
25 August 184630 March 1849Captain in Sidon (until paying off at Portsmouth), Mediterranean
13 February 185025 August 1853Captain in Blenheim, guard ship, Portsmouth
22 October 185326 November 1855Controller-General of the Coast Guard (until he died)

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