Charles Hotham R.N.
Charles Hotham R.N.

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Charles Hotham R.N.Explanation
Eldest son of Rev. Francis Hotham, Prebendary of Rochester
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
14 January 1806 Born (Dennington, Suffolk, England)
9 March 1846 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
10 December 1853 Married (at London) Jane Sarah (1817-1907), daughter of Samuel Hood (1788-1868, 2nd Baron Bridport, and widow of Hugh Holbech (1814-1849; married 1838), of Farnborough, Warwickshire, England
31 December 1855 Died (toorak, Melbourne, Victoria, Austraia)
Obituary in the Times newspaper
6 November 1818Entered Navy
17 September 1825Lieutenant
13 August 1828Commander
28 June 1833Captain
Date fromDate toService
17 September 1825 Lieutenant in Revenge, Mediterranean
15 May 1826 Lieutenant in Medina (1813, sixth rate), commanded by Timothy Curtis, Mediterranean
30 December 1826 Lieutenant in Medina (1813, sixth rate), commanded by William Burnaby Greene, Mediterranean
8 December 1827 Lieutenant in Terror, commanded by William Fletcher
12 January 1828 Lieutenant in Terror, commanded by David Hope, Mediterranean
26 July 1828 Lieutenant in Meteor, commanded by David Hope, Mediterranean
17 March 1830October 1833Commander in Cordelia, Mediterranean
25 November 18426 May 1846Captain in Gorgon, south-east coast of America, including Anglo-French action in Uruguay
13 May 1846 Commodore in Devastation, west coast of Africa
13 October 18468 April 1849Commodore, west coast of Africa (flag in Penelope)
17 April 1852 Special diplomatic mission to the Argentine Republic, Paraguay and Uruguay
3 December 185331 December 1855Lieutenant-governor of Victoria (Australia), until he died

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