Henry James Matson R.N.
Henry James Matson R.N.

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Henry James Matson R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
5 April 1810 Born
12 June 1837 Married Philadelphia Stephens (died 23 Oct 1845), daughter of Thomas Josling of Lisbon
14 December 1852 Died (Trinidad, of Yellow fever, whilst in command of Highflyer)
10 July 1823Entered Navy
8 April 1835Lieutenant
17 July 1843Commander
8 May 1849Captain
Date fromDate toService
15 April 183517 January 1837Lieutenant in Pearl, commanded by Hugh Nurse, Lisbon
17 January 18372 January 1839Lieutenant in Pearl, commanded by Lord Clarence Edward PagetNorth America and West Indies
2 March 18395 July 1843Lieutenant and commander in Waterwitch (until paying off at Portsmouth), Cape of Good Hope & Coast of Africa
7 September 1844February 1847Commander in Daring, home (1844 experimental brig squadron), and North America and West Indies stations
15 March 185214 December 1852Captain in Highflyer (from commissioning at Woolwich), North America and West Indies (until he died)

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