William Parry FRS

William Edward Parry FRS (1790 - 1855)

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R-Adm. Sir William Edward Parry FRS
Born in Bath, Somerset, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Husband of — married (to ) in St Andrew's Church, Walpole, Norfolk, Englandmap
Died in Bad Ems, Germany.map
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Categories: Arctic Explorers | Fellows of the Royal Society | Persons of National Historic Significance | Northwest Passage Expeditions | British Admirals.


Rear-Admiral Sir William Edward Parry was commander of an Arctic Expedition between 1819 and 1820. He was commander of an Arctic Expedition between 1821 and 1823. He was invested as a Fellow, Royal Society (F.R.S.) in February 1821. He was commander of an Arctic Expedition between 1824 and 1825. He was invested as a Knight on 29 April 1829. He gained the rank of Rear-Admiral on 4 June 1852.
He died at Ems in Germany on 8 July 1855 but his body was returned to London for burial. He is buried in Greenwich Hospital Cemetery.


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1851 census of England
Royal Hospital Haslar, Gosport, Hampshire, England

First NameLast NameRelationshipMarital StatusGenderAgeOccupationBirth Place
William EdwardParryHeadMarriedMale60Knight, Captain R.N., Superintendent of Royal Hospital HaslarBath, Somerset
Catherine EdwardsParryWifeMarriedFemale43Lady ParryLynn, Norfolk
Lucy HoareStep Daughter UnmarriedFemale19 Sydney NSW Australia
Priscilla Buxton HoareStep DaughterUnmarriedFemale18 Hampstead, Middlesex
CarolineHoareStep Daughter Female13Scholar at home London, Middlesex
KatherineParryDaughter Female7Scholar at homeHampstead Middlesex
William EdwardParrySon Male5Scholar at homeHampstead Middlesex

NB: There was fourth daughter of Catherine Edwards Parry & her 1st husband Samual Hoare - Louisa Gurney Hoare (1834-1916). She is listed on the 1851 census at Anbery House boarding School, Kensington, London.

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Marriage announcement Captain Sir William Edward Parry R.N., to Catherine Parry
Marriage  announcement Captain Sir William Edward Parry R.N., to Catherine Parry


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