Francis William Austen R.N.
Francis William Austen R.N.

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Francis William Austen R.N.Explanation
Eldest son of Vice-Admiral Sir Francis William Austen (1774-1865), brother of the novelist, Jane Austen.
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
12 July 1809 Born
13 July 1843 Married his cousin, Frances Palmer, third daughter of Rear-Admiral C.J. Austen
12 December 1858 Died (Lansdowne Villa, Regents Park, Milbrook, Southampton, England)
11 February 1822Entered Navy
28 April 1830Lieutenant
23 November 1841Commander
11 November 1846Captain
Date fromDate toService
22 November 1830 Lieutenant in Gannet (1814, brig-sloop), commanded by Mark Halpen Sweny
23 February 183211 August 1834Lieutenant in Tweed, commanded by Allan Bertram
12 August 1834 Lieutenant in Tweed, commanded by Henry George Hamilton
12 October 183524 January 1837Lieutenant in Wanderer, commanded by Thomas Dilke
25 January 1837 Lieutenant in Wanderer, commanded by Thomas Bushby
1 March 1841 Lieutenant and commander in Bonetta
10 November 1845 Commander in Alecto, south-east coast of America , including Anglo-French action in Uruguay
21 January 18506 May 1853Captain in Hastings (until paying off at Portsmouth), flagship of Rear-Admiral Charles John Austen, East Indies

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