William Edward Parry (1790 - 1855)

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Birthplace: Bath, Somerset, England
Death: Died in Ems, Germany
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Parry, Sir William Edward. 19/12/1790-08/07/1855. Ref: 1186. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: Rear Admiral(1852), Knight(1829).
  • Place of Birth: Bath, Somerset.
  • Place of Death: Ems, Germany.
  • Place of interment: Burial-ground of Greenwich Hospital.
  • Profession: Royal Navy, Arctic Explorer.
  • Appointments Held: 1802 enlisted RN, Lieutenant 1810, Commanded expeditions to North-West Passage 1819-20, 1821-3, 1824-5, Hydrographer 1825-9, Admiralty; Manager 1829-34 Australian Company; Captain-Superintendent 1847-Haslar Hospital; Lt-Governor 1853, Greenwich Hospital.
  • Schools and Tutors: Bath Grammar School.
  • Postgraduate Studies: DCL (Oxon 1829).
  • Marital Status: Married (1826) Hon. Isabella Louisa Stanley d. 1839, 2nd (1841) Catherine Edwards Hawkinson,(Mrs Hoare).
  • Mother: Nee Rigby.
  • Father: Dr Caleb Hillier Parry 1755-1822.
  • References: DNB 43, 1895, 392-3; Proc Roy Soc, 7, 1856, 603-12; Poggendorff 2, 367.
  • Memberships: FRS (1821), MWS.
  • Date of Election: 17/03/1845.
  • Proposers: Proposed by Council as Honorary British Fellow (Council Minute 17/01/1845 NLS Acc10,000/18).
  • Fellow Type: HF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. II. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 717

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Sir William Edward Parry's Timeline

1790
December 19, 1790
Bath, Somerset, England
1826
October 23, 1826
Age 35
1855
July 8, 1855
Age 64
Ems, Germany
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Burial-ground of Greenwich Hospital