Rear-Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort

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Francis Beaufort

Birthplace: Collon, Louth, Louth, Ireland
Death: Died in Hove, Brighton, Sussex, England
Place of Burial: St John-at-Hackney Churchyard, Hackney, London, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Augustus Beaufort and Mary Beaufort
Husband of Alicia Magdalena Beaufort
Father of Reverend Daniel Augustus Beaufort; Rosalind Elizabeth Beaufort and Francis Lestock Beaufort
Brother of Frances Anna Beaufort

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About Rear-Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort

"Rear Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort, KCB, FRS, FRGS (27 May 1774 – 17 December 1857) was an Irish hydrographer and officer in Britain's Royal Navy. Beaufort was the creator of the Beaufort Scale for indicating wind force."




Citations / Sources:

[S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995), reference "Francis Beaufort". Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.

[S1457] Paul W. Harding, "re: British Admirals-Age of Nelson," e-mail message to Darryl Lundy, 10 September 2005. Hereinafter cited as "re: Age of Nelson."

[S333] #1459 Visitation of Ireland (1897-1918), Howard, Joseph Jackson, (6 volumes. [London]: Fred A. Crisp, 1897-1918.), FHL book 941.5 D23hc., vol. 5 p. 29.

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Rear-Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort's Timeline

May 27, 1774
Collon, Louth, Louth, Ireland
December 2, 1812
Age 38
St. Mary's Church, St. Marylebone, London, England
February 10, 1814
Age 39
Woburn, Bedfordshire, England
June 13, 1815
Age 41
Age 45
Epping, Essex, England
December 17, 1857
Age 83
Hove, Brighton, Sussex, England
St John-at-Hackney Churchyard, Hackney, London, England