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In 160.3 he was appointed Assistant Adjutant-general to the North-West district, where he continued until the spring of 1805. In 1806 he went to Sicily, and came home in Dec. 1807. In 1808 he received the hrcvet of Colonel. In July 180!) he was employed in the expedition to the Scheldt, and returned sick in September.
In April 1811 he went to Cadiz, where (having shortly after attained the rank of Major-General) he succeeded to the command of the troops, which he retained until he came to England, upon leave of absence, in July 1813; and in November following, he went with the brigade of guards to Holland, instead of returning to the Cadiz staff.
Sir George Cooke commanded the first division of the guards at the battle of Waterloo, and there lost his right arm. He was appointed a Knight Commander of the Bath June 22, 1815, and the next day Colonel of the 77th foot. He also received for the battle of Waterloo the insignia of St. George of Russia, and Wilhelm of the Netherlands, each of the third class.
He was appointed Lieut.-Governor of Portsmouth, Oct. 20, 1819; which post he after a few years resigned. In 183.. he was transferred to the command of the •iOth regiment.
The immediate cause of his death was influenza, but his health had been greatly .shattered by the severities of an arduous military career, and for some time past he had been a mere shadow, and scarcely capable of speaking above a whisper. Yet his weakness and his sufferings rendered him neither selfish nor forgetful, and the poor of the village have lost in him a most benevolent and kind-hearted friend.
On the 10/A March died, at Harefield Park, after a few days' illness, aged 53, Major - General Sir Henry Frederick Cooke, C.li. and G.C.H. the brother and heir of Sir George.
He was appointed Lieutenant in the 2d foot guards in 1801, and Lieut, and Captain 1803. In 1809 and 1810 he served as an Assistant Adjutant-general to the army in Spain and Portugal, and was attached to different divisions. In 1811 he became Capt. and Lieut.-Colonel; in 1813 was appointed Lieut-Colonel of the 12th foot, and an Inspecting Field-officer of Militia in Nova Scotia; and from 1814 for many subsequent years he acted as Aid-de-camp to his Royal Highness the Duke of York, Commanderin-chief. In Oct. 1815 he was appointed Lieut.-Colonel of the Gth West. India
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regiment; and he was afterwards on the half-pay of that corps.
Sir Henry has left a widow.
Vice-adm. Sib R. Dacres, G.C.H.
Jan. 22. At Bathford, near Bath, aged 75, Sir Richard Dacres, Knt. G.C.H. Vice-Admiral of the Red squadron.
This officer was brother to the late Vice-Adm. James Richard Dacres, being thefifth son of Richard Dacres,esq. Secretary to the garrison of Gibraltar, by Mary, daughter of William Bateman, esq. of Bury St. Edmund's. He entered the navy in 1775, and served as a midshipman at the evacuation of Boston, the reduction of New York and Rhode Island, and on various other services. In 1778 he returned to England, and joined the Apollo frigate, in which he was engaged in the capture ofl'Oiseau, Jan. 31, 1779. He afterwards removed into the Victory, the flag-ship of Sir C. Hardyin the Channel; by whom he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant,and appointed to the Amazon, in which he sailed to the West Indies, and narrowly escaped destruction in the tremendous hurricane of Oct. 1780.
He next removed to the Alcide 74, as First Lieutenant; in which he was present in Adm. Graves's action off the Chesapeake, Sept. 5, 1781, and at Lord Rodney's glorious victory of April 12, 1782. As, however, the present just rule of promoting the First Lieutenants engaged on such occasions was not then established, Mr. Dacres remained in the Alcide until 1783, when he was appointed junior Lieutenant of the Bombay-castle 71-, stationed at Portsmouth, where he continued two years, and then accompanied Commodore Sawyer to Halifax, in the Leander 50, from which ship he was paid off in 1788.
At the Spanish armament in 1790, Lieut. Dacres was appointed first to the Dictator 04, and afterwards to the Windsor castle 98, bearing the flag of RearAdm. Sawyer. He then remained unemployed until the commencement of hostilities with France, when he was appointed to command the Union armed brig; from which he removed as First Lieutenant into the Hannibal 74, to the Diamond frigate, and London 98. At length, after serving fifteen years as a Lieutenant, he was promoted to the rank of Commander, in the Childers sloop, in March 1795; and in Oct. following he was made Post in the Camilla 20, on the North Sea sation. In the spring of 1797 he was appointed to the Astrea, in which he captured several privateers, and was paid off in 1799.
In 1801 he obtained the command of 4 P
the Juste of 80 guns, and accompanied Sir Robert Calder to the West Indies. On his return he was removed to the De Ruyter, 68, stationed as a guard-ship at Spitbead, in which he remained until the cessation of hostilities. He then joined the Desiree, and went to Jamaica with the 6quadrcn under Sir George Campbell, but quitted herthere in consequence of ill health.
On the renewal of war in 1603, Capt. Dacres was appointed to the Sea Fencible service at Dartmouth. In 1805, when his old friend and messmate Sir W.Sidney Smith i who had also been his Captain in the Diamond) hoisted his flag in the Pompee, he proceeded with him as his Captain to the Mediterranean, where hewas engaged in a great variety of services. The Pompee returned to England from Alexandria in June 1807; and soon after received the flag of Vice-Admiral Stanhope, whom Captain Dacres accompanied to Copenhagen, and was there presented by Adm. Gambler and Lord Cathcart, the naval and military Commanders-in-chief, with a handsome piece of plate, in token of their approbation of hisgreat exertions in subduing the alarming Arc in the dockyard.
On the 2d Feb. 1808, Capt. Dacres was appointed Governor of the Royal Naval Asylum, where hecontinued until Aug. 1816', highly respected by every individual connected with, or participating in, the benefits of that admirable institution. He was superannuated with the rank of Hear-Admiral March 29, 1817; but on the 17th Aug. 1827 was promoted to the rank of Rear--Admiral of the Red; and by the subsequent promotions became Vice-Admiral of the White in 1830, and Vice-Admiral of the Red in the present year. Our naval Monarch had also lately acknowledged his professional deserts by conferring upon him the honour of knighthood and the grand cross of the Guelphic Order.
Sir Richard Dacres married, in 1788, Miss Martha Phillips Milligan, by whom he had several children; one of whom is the wife of Capt. F. Carrol, R.N. C.B. and another of Major H.S. Oliver of the 32d regiment.
Vice-adm. Sir Thomas Candler.
Jan. 18. At St. Petersburg!), aged 71, his Excellency Vice-Adm. Sir Thomas Candler, of the Imperial Russian navy, Knight of the orders of St. Anne, St. George, and St. Voldemur.
He was grandson of the Ven. H. Candler, of Cnllnn castle, co. Kilkenny, Archdeacon of O.-sery; being the younger son of Wiilkin Candler, esq. of Aconib, co.
York, some time a Captain in the 10th foot, by Mary, only daughter of William Vavasour, of Weston hall, co. York, esq. His only sister, Annabella, was the wife of the late Sir Jonathan Cope, of Brewerne, co. Oxford, Bart.
Sir Thomas was twice married; first to Mary de I.otaroff, a lady of a noble and ancient family of Russia, but by whom he had no issue; secondly, to Jane, eldest daughter of John Booker, esq. hisBritannic Majesty's Consul at Cronstadt; and by that lady, who died in 1821, he had a son, who died an infant, and five daughters.
March 15. At Dresden, Major-General Sir Lorenzo Moore, K.C.il. and C.B. formerly for twenty-one years Lieut Colonel of the35th foot.
This officer, who was brother to George Moore, esq. late M.P. for Dublin, entered the army in Dec. 1787 as an Ensign in the G4th foot, and in 1791 was appointed Lieutenant in the 61st foot. In March 1792 he embarked for Gibraltar, where he performed garrison duty until Nov. 1794; and then accompanied his regiment to the West Indies, and served at St. Lucie. He was appointed Captain in the 1st West India regiment, and for a short time hadthe superintendence of that corps; but on the arrival of Sir Ralph Abercromby he returned to the61st as Lieutenant, the commissions in the West India regiment having been filled up in England. He continued to serve at St. Lucie during most of the operations under Sir Ralph Abercromby; and after its surrender was obliged to return to England for the recovery of his health. In Feb. 1797 he obtained a company in the 84th foot; and in 1798 was appointed Brigade-Major to Sir John Moore, with whom he served in Ireland. In 1799 he served with his regiment at the Cape of Good Hope, and remained in that colony till its evacuation by the British in 1803. In May of thelatter year heembarked for Madras, but returned from ill health. In Oct. 1604, he was on the staff at Portsmouth as Major of Brigade to Lieut.-Gen. Oakes. In April 1805, he was appointed Major in the 35th foot; and in Feb. 1806, proceeded to Sicily, and served at the reduction in 1808, of Xante, Cepbalonia, &c. The 1-lth of Sept. 18U9, he was appointed Lieut.-Colonel in the 3Jth foot; in 1819 Colonel in the army; cud in 1830 MajorGeneral.
The name of Sir Lorenzo Moore was brought prominently before the public about five years ago, in consequence of his seriously wounding in a duel at Wimbledon common Mr. Miles S tuple ton, of Richmond in Yorkshire. After being confined for some days in Guildford goal, he was released on recognizances amounting to 4000/. and Mr. Stapleton afterwards happily recovered.
Sir Lorenzo Moore has left one son, Hildebrand, an officer in the army j and two daughters, the elder of whom, Teresina, was married Jan. 1, 1834, to the Kev. Samuel Lysons, of Hcmpstcd Court, Gloucestershire.
The body of Sir Lorenzo Moore was buried on the 18th March at Dresden. His funeral was attended by the Saxon commander-in-chief, General Oerini, and a number of other officers. His Saxon Majesty hadat first ordered that Sir Lorenzo should be interred with all military honours; but was subsequently induced to revoke his commands, upon the representation that no similar mark of respect bad been shown to a Russian or Prussian general who had lately died at the Saxoncapital.
Lieut.-Gen. John Grey. Jan. 29. At Ruddington, near Nottingham, aged76, Lieut.-General John Grey.
He was appointed Ensign in the East India Company's service in March, and Lieutenant in Sept. 1793, and in 1794 Lieutenant in the 76th foot. He was employed in India in the campaign in the Mahratta country, and against the Rajah of Benares. He received a wound in the leg in the attack on Ramanghur.
In June 1794 he obtained a company in the 113th foot, and on the 19th Sept. following, a majority. In Aug. 1795 the regiment was drafted, but Major Grey continued in the receipt of full pay; and, in the latter end of 1796, was appointed Inspecting Field officer of the Nottingham district. He attained the rank of Lieut.Colonel Jan. 1, 1800, of Colonel 1810, Major-Gencral 1813, and Lieut.-General 1825.
Lately. At Florence, aged66, Lieut.General John Locke.
This officer was the youngest brother of the Rev. T. Locke, of Newcastle, co. Limerick. He was appointed Cornet in the 10th dragoons in 1793. He served in the West Indies from 1793 to 1796, under Sir C. Grey, and was present at the reduction of Martinique, St. Lucie, Guadaloupe, and at the siege of Fort Bourbon. In 1795 he obtained first a Lieutenancy in the 10th dragoons, and was employed at St. Vincent's in the
Charib war as Major of brigade. He then returned to England to join the 26th dragoons, as Captain, but found on his arrival that the latter corps had sailed for the West Indies; he joined it with recruits In 1797 at Martinique, and returned to England in 1798 with the regiment. In 1799 he accompanied it to Portugal. In 1801 he was appointed to a majority in the 27th dragoons, and soon after went on half-pay, and exchanged into the 87th foot, owing to the failure of the house of Ross and Ogilvie, with whom he had lodged a very considerable sum of money. He obtained the rank of Lieut.-Colonel in the army Jan. 1, 1805; and subsequently served in the 8th Garrison battalion, and as Inspecting Field Officer of Yeomanry and Volunteers. He was removed to a majority in the 84th foot in 1808. In 1809, he was employed in the expedition to Walcheren. He obtained the brevet of a Colonel 1814; in 1815, he exchanged on to the half-pay of the 1st Provisional Battalion of Militia; became Major-General 1819,and Lieut.-General 1837.
Colonel Bromiiead, C.B.
Lately. In the minster-yard, Lincoln, aged 62> Colonel John Bromhead, C.B.
He was appointed Ensignin the 24th foot, Nov. 13, 1793; Lieut. 1795, Captain 1799. He served for three years in the Quartermaster-general's department of the army in Canada; went thence to Nova Scotia; and afterwards served in the campaign in Egypt. He was promoted to a majority in the 34th foot, May 16, 1805. In 1809 he arrived in Portugal with the 2d battalion of the 34th regiment; and he returned home in the same year on his promotion to a Lieut.-Colonelcy of the 77th. In 1811 he went again to Portugal, and commanded the latter regiment on the 25th Sept. in the affair of El Boden, near Fucnte Guinaldo, also at the siege and capture of Badajos (for which he wore a medal); and afterwards in the Indcpcndaut brigade under Lord Aylmcr, at the investment of Bayonne. He received the brevet rank of Colonel in 1819.
Capt. Sir W. H. Mulcabter, K.C.H.
March 12. At Dover, aged 52, Sir William Howe Mulcaster, C.B., K.C.H., K.T.S., a Post Captain in the Royal Navy, and Naval Aide-de-camp to the King.
Sir William was a son of the late Major-Gen. Mulcaster, of the Royal Engineers. He was made a Lieutenant early in 1800. In June 1806, when First Lieutenant of the Minerva, he hadthe com* mand of two boats, which, after carrying a fort of 8 guns commanding Finisterre bay, captured five Spanish luggers and chasse-marees; this was characterized by Earl St. Vincent as a very neat exploit, conducted by an officer whom he "felt great pride in acknowledging as an eleve of his own." In the following month his Lordship had also the satisfaction of reporting "another instance of the enterprising spirit of Lieut. Mulcaster," which was in a similar service, when a Spanish lugger and privateer were captured.
In Jan. 1809, Lieut. Mulcaster served at the capture of Cayenne as first of the Confiance 22, when his Captain, the late Sir J. L. Yeo, acknowledged that "to my First Lieutenant, Mr. W. H. Mulcaster, I feel myself principally indebted for the very able support I have received from him throughout; though it was no more than I expected from an officer of his known merit in the service." The Prince Regent of Portugal distributed presents to all the officers engaged; to Lieut. Mulcaster his Royal Highness gave a gold sword, with a suitable inscription; and on the 30th Sept. 1825, Sir William received his Majesty's permission to wear the insignia of the Tower and Sword, which had been presented to him for his services on this occasion.
He was made Commander May 13, 1809; and appointed to the Emulous sloop, on the Halifax station, about Oct. 1810. He captured l'Adele letter of marque, Aug. 26,1811, and the Gossamer, American privateer, July 30, 1812: but on the 3d of Aug. following the Emulous was wrecked on Sable island.
In March 1813 Captain Mulcaster was appointed to the Princess Charlotte 42, then building on Lake Ontario. He was promoted to post rank Dec. 29 following. On the 6th May 1814, only 22 days after the launching of the Princess Charlotte, be received a dangerous wound, when storming Fort Oswego, from the effects of which he never recovered. He was assigned in compensation a pension of 300/.; and was nominated a C.B. in June 1815.
He married Oct. 13, 1814, SophiaSawyer, youngest dau. of the late Colonel Van Cortlandt.
[The documents relating to his services will be found in Marshall's Royal Naval Biography, Suppl. pt. m. pp. 215—223.]
Captain Edgcumbe, R.N.
Jan. 22. Aged 61, John Edgcumbe, esq. Post Capt. R.N. of Edgcumbe in the county of Devon.
He was bom at Edgcumbe (near Tavistock) Dec. 9, 1775, and entered the
navy in Dec. 1788, under the patronage of his kinsman Adm. Viscount Mount Edgcumbe. He served with Capt. F. Laforey as midshipman in the CarnaoV, Trusty, and Fairy sloop, between the years 1789 and 1791, in the Carysfort in 1793 and 1794, and afterwards as Lieutenant in the Aimable, Beaulieu, and Ganges, in 1795 and 1796. He was promoted to his Lieutenancy (as soon as the regulations of the service permitted) in consequence of his gallant conduct on board the Carysfort, at the capture of le Castor of 32 guns. From 1797 to 1800, be served under Sir C. M. Pole as one of the Lieutenants of the Royal George; also in the Agincourt, on the Newfoundland station, and was promoted at the peace of 1802 on the recommendation of that officer, being then his First Lieutenant.
In June 1804 Capt. Edgcumbe was appointed to the Heron of 16 guns, in which he was employed for three years in escorting various fleets of merchantmen, in which service he was eminently useful, but his vessel, a merchant-built ship and a wretched sailer, was unable to make any important captures.
On the 10th May 1807, he received his post commission, and was appointed to the Blanche 28, which he joined at Bombay early in 1808, and was soon after removed to the Psyche 36, in which frigate he conveyed Brig.-Gen. (the late Sir John) Malcolm as ambassador to the Persian Gulf, where he continued during four of the hottest months; as (after several other services) he did again in 1810. In the same year the Psyche assisted at the capture of the Isle of France; and in 1811 at that of Batavia; immediately after which he was obliged to quit it, and return to Eugland from ill health. His name was included in the thanks passed shortly after by both houses of Parliament. [This article is abridged from a much longer memoir of Capt. Edgcumbe in Marshall's Royal Naval Biography, Supplem. Pt. I. pp.202—212]
CAPr. James, R.N.
Lately. At Exeter, aged 77, Joseph James, esq. a Post Captain R.N.
The officer was a native of Somersetshire, and was educated at Valognes in Normandy. In 1779 he entered the Navy as midshipman in the Stag 32, in which he served until 1783, chiefly on the Channel station, and assisted in the capture of many vessels. He then served lor three years in the Griffin cutter; and during the Spanish armament he was master's mate of the Melampus frigate. He was made Lieutenant (Nov. 10, 1793) into the In. spector sloop, in which he joined the expedition to Martinique; and during the operations against the French colonies he occasionally commanded a division of gun-boats. The Inspector was paid off about Aug. 1794, when Lieut. James was appointed to the Alfred 74, in which ho assisted at the capture of la Favorite 22, la Renomme'e 14, le Scipio 20; and at the reduction of St. Lucie and Trinidad. He returned with her to England in the autumn of 1798.
Lieut. James was then appointed to command the Attack gun-brig, in which he was employed in covering the British debarkation near the Helder. He attained the rank of Commander in 1802.
In March 1804 he was appointed to the Sea Fencible service in Ireland; but six weeks after was removed to the Meteor bomb; in which his conduct at Havre was highly eulogised by his senior officer. In Oct. 1805 he removed to theKitc brig of 16 guns, in which ho made several recaptures on the Dungeness station, and intercepted le Chasseur privateer, of 16 guns, in Feb. I Not. In August of that year the Kite was engaged in the gun-boat action before Copenhagen; and in Sept. 1808 he sustained a very unequal contest with 22 vessels, making a total of 44 guns, off Sproe island. Whilst refitting at Gottenburg be received the thanks of the Admiralty for his " bravery and great perseverance in saving his Majesty's sloop;" and was promised by Lord Mulgrave the first post-ship that should become vacant on the Baltic station.
In Aug. 1809 he was promoted into the St. George 98, bearing the flag of Kear-Adm. Piekmore, in which he continued about four months, until that officer was superseded.
Capt. James's last appointment was, Aug. 10, 1814, to the Tanais of 46 guns, fitting for the Jamaica station. In May 1815, when in the Spanish Main, for the purpose of affording protection to British commerce, he was induced to visit the celebrated Bolivar, who had then been for six weeks encamped before Carthagena, being refused admittance by Castilto, a rival chieftain, who had constituted himself governor. The patriot received Capt. James with great cordiality, and offered to accept bis mediation. The interference of a British officer could not fail to have some influence with the contending parties; and, as Bolivar had no cannon, except a few field-pieces, he was induced to disband his troops, and proceed under Capt. James's protection to Jamaica. The garrison of Carthagena were subsequently starved to a surrender j Castilto
nnd many of his adherents were put to death, by order of the royalist general Morillo; and Bolivar, had he been there, would probably have shared the same fate. The Tanais was paid off in May 1816.
Capt. James married in 1803 BridgetElizabeth, second daughter of Arthur Raymond, of Lyme, co. Dorset, esq.
A more extended memoir of this officer will be found in Marshall's Royal Naval Biography, Suppt. Part II. pp.39—16.
COMMANDER M Anderson, U.N.
Feb. 13. At Mawnan, Cornwall, aged 75, James Manderson, esq. Commander R.N.
This officer was made a Lieutenant in 1795: after which he was principally cmployed in receiving and prison ships. He attained the rank of Commander, Jan.22, 1806.
He was the author of—
"A Letter addressed to the Prime Minister, and First Lord of the Admiralty, on the extension of the Naval Establishments of the Country."
"An Examination into the true cause of the stream running through the Gulf of Florida."
"Twelve Letters addressed to the Right Hon. Spencer Perceval; on the magnitude of the British Navy, the importance of Falmouth Harbour," &c. &c.
Commander Peard, R.N.
Feb. 16. In London, aged 44, George Peard, esq. Commander R.N. of Exminster, co. Devon.
Capt. Peard was born ut Gosport, Feb. 18, 1793, the eldest son of the late ViceAdm. Shuldham Peard, by Elizabeth, third daughter of the late Adm. Sir R. R. Bligh. He entered the Royal Naval College in 1807, and left it in 1809, when he embarked as midshipman in the Lavinia frigate Capt. Lord W. Stuart, whom he followed, in 1810, into the Conquestador. On the 27th Dec. 1811 he was in the barge of the latter ship, when its boats and those of the Colossus were sent to attack a number of French coasting vessels near Rochelle, and by the unexpected intervention of armed vessels of the enemy, were driven on shore and captured. By this unfortunate occurrence 113 gallant fellows, including Mr. Peard, became prisoners of war until the abdication of Napoleon in 1814.
In June of that year Mr. Peard passed his examination, and in Sept. following was sent out to Lake Ontario. He there received orders to act as Lieutenant in the gun-boat service, which appointment was confirmed by the Admiralty, July 5,