Harry Burrard-Neale

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Sir Harry Burrard-Neale
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Sir Harry Burrard-Neale
Born 16 September 1765
Died 7 February 1840
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Rank Admiral
Commands held Mediterranean Fleet
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War
Napoleonic Wars
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George,

Admiral Sir Harry Burrard-Neale, 2nd Baronet GCB, GCMG, born Harry Burrard, (16 September 1765 – 7 February 1840) was a British officer of the Royal Navy, and Member of Parliament for Lymington.

He was the son of William Burrard, the governor of Yarmouth Castle on the Isle of Wight,[1] and nephew of Sir Harry Burrard, 1st Baronet, of Walhampton, whom he succeeded in 1791. In 1795 he adopted the additional name of Neale on his marriage to Grace, daughter of Robert Neale of Shaw House, Wiltshire. He died without issue in 1840 and was succeeded by his brother George.[2]

Naval career[edit]

Educated at Christchurch Grammar School, Burrard joined the Royal Navy in 1778.[1] He was present at the Siege of Charleston in 1780.[1]

Burrard distinguished himself during the Mutiny at the Nore in 1797.[3] He was Member of Parliament for Lymington between 1790 to 1802, 1806 to 1807, 1812 to 1823 and 1832 to 1835.[1] He was one of the Lords of the Admiralty between 1804 and 1807, and was promoted to rear-admiral on 31 July 1810.[1] He was engaged at the Action of 13 March 1806 in HMS London.[1] He was invested as a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath on 2 January 1815, and advanced to a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath on 14 September 1822.[1] He became Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet in 1823,[1] which led to his appointment as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George the following year.[1]

He died at age 74 and was buried in Lymington Church, Lymington, Hampshire, England.[1]

Burrard Inlet was named in his honour by Captain George Vancouver in June 1792.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Laughton, J K; Lambert, Andrew. "Neale, Sir Harry Burrard". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  2. ^ 'Parishes: Boldre', A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 4 (1911), pp. 616-623. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=56896 Date accessed: 22 May 2011
  3. ^ The Peerage
  • George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume V, page 148.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Robert Colt
George Rose
Member of Parliament for Lymington
17901801
With: Harry Burrard 1790-1791
Nathaniel Brassey Halhed 1791-1796
William Manning 1796-1801
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Lymington
18011802
With: William Manning
Succeeded by
William Manning
Harry Burrard
Preceded by
William Manning
John Kingston
Member of Parliament for Lymington
18061807
With: John Kingston
Succeeded by
George Duckett
John Kingston
Preceded by
George Duckett
John Kingston
Member of Parliament for Lymington
1812–1823
With: John Kingston 1812-1814
John Taylor 1814-1818
William Manning 1818-1820
George Finch 1820-1821
William Manning 1821-1823
Succeeded by
William Manning
Walter Boyd
Preceded by
William Alexander Mackinnon
George Burrard
Member of Parliament for Lymington
18321835
With: John Stewart
Succeeded by
John Stewart
William Alexander Mackinnon
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Graham Moore
Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet
1823–1826
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Codrington
Baronetage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Harry Burrard
Baronet
(of Walhampton)
1791–1840
Succeeded by
George Burrard