Lord Adolphus Fitzclarence R.N.
Lord Adolphus Fitzclarence R.N.

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Lord Adolphus Fitzclarence R.N.Explanation
Seventh natural child of King William IV. His mother was Mrs Dorothy Jordan, a famous actress, who bore the king 10 children, before he married Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen in 1818.
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
18 February 1802 Born
28 July 1830 Groom of the Robes to William IV
24 May 1831 Granted title and precedency of the younger son of a Marquis
24 February 1832 G.C.H. (Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Guelphic Order)
5 January 1833 Lord of the Bedchamber in Ordinary
17 May 1856 Died
Entry in O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
Obituary in the Times newspaper
26 May 1814Entered Navy
23 April 1821Lieutenant
17 May 1823Commander
24 December 1824Captain
17 September 1853Rear-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
22 October 182113 July 1823Lieutenant in Euryalus, commanded by Augustus William James Clifford, Mediterranean
26 December 18238 March 1824Commander in Brisk, North Sea
9 March 182421 January 1825Commander in RedwingExternal link, North Sea
9 February 182626 September 1827Captain in Ariadne, Mediterranean
2 July 18274 November 1828Captain in ChallengerExternal link
5 November 18289 September 1830Captain in Pallas
10 September 183030 June 1843Captain in Royal George, Portsmouth
1 July 184320 October 1852Captain in Victoria and Albert, Portsmouth
21 October 185220 October 1853Commodore with flag in Victoria and Albert, Captain William Crispin, Portsmouth

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