Sir Richard Bickerton, 2nd Baronet
|Sir Richard Bickerton|
|Born||11 October 1759|
|Died||9 February 1832|
|Commands held||HMS Invincible
|Battles/wars||Fourth Anglo-Dutch War
French Revolutionary Wars
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath|
He was born the son of Vice Admiral Sir Richard Bickerton whom he succeeded as 2nd Baronet in 1792. He married in 1788 Anne, daughter of Dr James Athill of Antigua:they had no children.
Bickerton joined the Royal Navy in 1771. He was present at the capture of Sint Eustatius in 1781. He went on to command HMS Invincible, HMS Russell, HMS Terrible, HMS Amazon and HMS Bruce. In 1787 he commissioned HMS Sibyl, before succeeding his father as a baronet in 1792. Later he commanded HMS Ruby, HMS Ramillies and the new HMS Terrible.
Bickerton commanded the squadron off Cádiz in 1800. By 1804 he was serving as Second-in-Command to Lord Nelson. He was appointed a Lord of the Admiralty in 1807 and served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Poole from 1808 until 1812. He became Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth in 1812, with Puissant as his flagship.
He was knighted KCB in 1815. He assumed name of Hussey in 1823.
- The Gentleman's magazine, Volume 102, Part 1, p. 175 - 176
- Leigh Rayment Baronets
- Lord Nelson's letter detailing naval strategy against French to be sold Daily Telegraph, 24 November 2008
- Leigh Rayment Members of Parliament
- History in Portsmouth
- "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Sir Richard Bickerton
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Poole
With: John Jeffery 1808–1809
Benjamin Lester Lester 1809–1812
Benjamin Lester Lester
Michael Angelo Taylor
Sir Roger Curtis
Sir Edward Thornbrough
|Baronetage of Great Britain|