Houston Stewart R.N.
Houston Stewart R.N.

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Houston Stewart R.N.Explanation
Son of Sir Michael Shaw Stewart, 5th Bart., of Greenock and Blackhall
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
3 August 1791 Born (Springkell, near Kirtlebridge, Dumfriesshire)
10 February 1819 Married Martha, youngest daughter of Sir William Miller, Bart.
18 December 1840 C.B. (Companion of the Bath) for service in Syria
12 February 1852July 1852Member of Parliament for Greenwich (wining by-election, but not re-elected in the subsequent general election)
5 July 1855 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath).
28 March 1865 G.C.B. (Knight Grand Cross of the Bath)
10 December 1875 Died (Dourie Bank, Port William)
Entry in O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
Obituary in the Times newspaper
5 February 1805Entered Navy
1 August 1811Lieutenant
13 August 1814Commander
10 June 1817Captain
16 June 1851Rear-Admiral
30 July 1857Vice-Admiral
10 November 1862Admiral
20 October 1872Admiral of the Fleet
Date fromDate toService
July 1809 Served at Walcheren
January 1815 Commander in Shark, Jamaica station
181? Commander in Royalist, Jamaica station
181?March 1817Commander in Rifleman (1809, brig-sloop), Jamaica station
21 October 1823December 1826Captain in Menai, North America (and in command of Halifax dockyard)
9 April 1839May 1842Captain in Benbow, Mediterranean (including operations on the coast of Syria in 1840)
13 July 1846 Captain-Superintendent of Woolwich Dockyard
13 November 18468 February 1850Controller-General of the Coastguard
9 February 18502 March 1852Commissioner of the Admiralty (3th then 2nd Naval Lord)
13 April 1853January 1855Rear-Admiral Superintendent, Malta (flag in Ceylon)
4 January 185528 October 1856Second in command in the Black Sea during the Russian War (and in command at the capture of Kinburn) (flag in Hannibal)
1856 Superintendent of Devonport dockyard (flag in Indus)
26 November 185613 January 1860Commander-in-chief, North America and West Indies (flag in Indus)
11 October 186027 October 1863Commander-in-chief, Devonport (flag in Impregnable, then (1862) Royal Adelaide)

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