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Rear Admiral Sir William Edward Parry, Kt.

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Bath, Somerset, England
Death: July 8, 1855 (64)
Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Place of Burial: Greenwich, London, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr Caleb Hillier Parry and Sarah Parry
Husband of Dame Catherine Parry and Lady Isabella Louisa Parry (Stanley)
Father of Catharine Hoare; William Edward Parry; Elizabeth Parry; Lucy Coote; Emmeline Louisa Parry and 1 other
Brother of George Frederick Parry; Charles Henry Parry; Elizabeth Emma Eardley-Wilmot and Mary Garnier

Occupation: Rear Admirall, RN, and Arctic Explorer
Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Rear Admiral Sir William Edward Parry, Kt.

Biographical Summary

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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Rear Admiral Sir William Edward Parry, Kt.'s Timeline

December 19, 1790
Bath, Somerset, England
Age 40
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
May 5, 1836
Age 45
Congham, Norfolk, England
December 23, 1837
Age 47
London, Middlesex, England
Age 52
Hampstead, Middlesex, England
Age 52
Hampstead, Middlesex, England
Age 54
Edmonton, Middlesex, England
July 8, 1855
Age 64
Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany