Earl of Clanwilliam (Richard James Meade) R.N.
Earl of Clanwilliam (Richard James Meade) R.N.

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Earl of Clanwilliam (Richard James Meade) R.N.Explanation
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Eldest son of Richard Charles Francis Meade, third Earl of Clanwilliam and Baron Gillford in the Irish peerage and Baron Clanwilliam in the peerage of the United Kingdom.
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
3 October 1832 Born
29 December 1857 Landed with the naval brigade before Canton, severely wounded in the storming of Canton.
17 June 1867 Married Elizabeth Henrietta, eldest daughter of Sir Arthur Edward Kennedy, GC.M.G., governor of Queensland.
1872 Aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria.
June 1877 C.B. (Companion of the Bath).
7 October 1879 Succeeded as 4th Earl of Clanwilliam.
3 March 1882 K.C.M.G. (Knight Commander of St Michael and St George).
21 June 1887 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath).
May 1895 G.C.B. (Knight Grand Cross of the Bath)
4 August 1907 Died (Badgemore, Henley-on-Thames)
Obituary in the Times newspaper
17 November 1845Entered Navy
12 September 1852Lieutenant
26 February 1858Commander
22 July 1859Captain
31 December 1876Rear-Admiral
26 July 1881Vice-Admiral
2 June 1886Admiral
22 February 1895Admiral of the Fleet
Date fromDate toService
17 December 1852 Lieutenant in Impérieuse, commanded by Rundle Burges Watson, frigate, senior officer's ship of the advanced squadron in the Baltic, in which he served during the whole of the Russian War
18564 September 1856Lieutenant and commander in Bustard
4 September 185614 April 1857Lieutenant in Raleigh, commanded by Henry Keppel, East Indies and China, (including 2nd Anglo-Chinese War) (until wrecked near Macaw when the ship struck an uncharted rock; all saved)
August 1857 Lieutenant in Calcutta, commanded by William King Hall, flagship of Rear-Admiral Michael Seymour
26 February 185814 July 1859Commander in Hornet (until paying off at Portsmouth), East Indies and China
17 March 186216 May 1866Captain in Tribune (from commissioning at Portsmouth until paying off at Portsmouth), Pacific
2 November 1868December 1871Captain in Hercules (from commissioning), Channel squadron
1 January 18725 March 1874Captain in Asia, flagship of Rear-Admiral Francis Leopold McClintock, Admiral Superintent, Portsmouth
4 May 187412 May 1880Commissioner of the Admiralty (Junior Naval Lord)
8 September 18806 December 1881Commander-in-chief, Detached Squadron, flag in Inconstant (until invalided)
25 August 18854 September 1886Commander-in-chief, North America and West Indies
22 June 189122 June 1894Commander-in-chief, Portsmouth

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