|Sir Leopold Heath|
|Born||18 November 1817|
|Died||7 May 1907(aged 89)|
|Years of service||1830–1877|
|Commands held||HMS Sans Pareil
East Indies Station
Expedition to Abyssinia
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Heath joined the Royal Navy in 1830 and was involved in the capture of Borneo in 1846. He was beachmaster during the British landings at Eupatoria during the Crimean War and then became acting Captain of HMS Sans Pareil in the Black Sea before taking personal charge of the Port of Balaclava.
Heath later commanded HMS Seahorse, HMS Melampus, HMS Arrogant, HMS Dauntless and then HMS Cambridge. He was appointed Vice-President of the Ordnance Select Committee at Woolwich in 1863 and Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station in 1867 and the following year took charge of the naval aspects of the Expedition to Abyssinia. He served on a committee for torpedo defence in 1870 and retired in 1877.
In retirement Heath lived at Anstie Grange in Holmwood in Surrey. He became a Director of the Hand in Hand Fire & Life Insurance Society, of the Central Bank of London and of the Eastern and South African Telegraph Company. In 1897 he published Letters from the Black Sea during the Crimean War, 1854-55.
On 8 December 1853 Heath married Mary Emma Marsh at St. Paul's Church, Malta; they had issue seven children, who survived them:
- Arthur Raymond Heath (1854-1943), married Flora Jean Baxter
- Marion Emma (1856-1949), married firstly Alfred Fox Cotton, secondly Major Ralph Martin Crofton
- Frederick Crofton Heath, later Heath-Caldwell (1858-1945), Major-General British Army, married Constance Mary Helsham Helsham-Jones
- Cuthbert Eden Heath (1859-1939), married Sarah Caroline Gore Gambier
- Ada Randolf (1860-1957), married H.J.T. Broadwood (1856-1911)
- Sir Herbert Leopold Heath (1861-1954), Admiral Royal Navy, married Elizabeth Catherine Simpson
- Sir Gerard Moore Heath (1863-1929), Major-General British Army, married Mary Egerton.
Sir Charles Hillyar
|Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station