Vice-Admiral Sir George St. Vincent Duckworth-King, 4th Baronet, KCB

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George St. Vincent Duckworth-King (King)

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Son of Vice Admiral Sir Richard King, 2nd Baronet KCB and Sarah Anne Duckworth
Husband of Caroline Mary Dawson
Father of Sir Dudley Gordon Allan Duckworth-King, 5th Baronet
Brother of Sir Richard Duckworth-King, 3rd Baronet
Half brother of Maria Philadelphia Louisa King

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About Vice-Admiral Sir George St. Vincent Duckworth-King, 4th Baronet, KCB

Biographical Summary

"Sir George St. Vincent King, afterwards, from 1888, Duckworth-King, Baronet [1792], K.C.B., br. of the whole Wood and h., b. 15 July 1809 ; ed. at the Naval Coll., Portsmouth ; entered the Navy, 1824; Commander, 1834; was, serving as Captain, in the Black Sea during the Crimean war, 1854-55, being second in command of the Naval Brigade at the Siege of Sebastopol ; CB., 1855; Rear-Admiral, 1867, and Vice-Admiral, 1867 being Commander-in-Chief in China and the East Indies, 1863-67; K.CB. 1873 ; Admiral, 1875, having the " good service " pension in 1876 ; was Aide-de-Camp to Queen Victoria ; 3d class Medjidie and an officer of the Legion of Honour; suc. to the Baronetcy, 2 Nov. 1887, and by royal lic. 13 Feb. 1888 took the name of Duckworth before that of King, having, on 24 Nov. 1887, suc to the estates of his maternal uncle, Sir John Thomas Buller Duckwokth, 2d and last Baronet [1813], of Weare House, near Exeter, Devon. He m.16 Dec. 1847, at St. Peter's, Eaton square, Caroline Mary, sister of the 3d Earl of Portarlington [I.], 2d da. of the Hon. Henry Dawson-Damer, of Milton Abbey Dorset, by Eliza, da. of Edmund Joshua Moriaty, Captain, R.N. She, who was b. 3 Oct. 1818, d. in childbirth, 5 Dec. 1851, in Chesham Place. He d. at Weare House aforesaid, 18 Aug. 1891, aged 82."

SOURCE: Complete baronetage; Cokayne, George E. (George Edward); 1906; Vol. V; page 281

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