Thomas James Maling

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Thomas James Maling
Born (1778-07-15)15 July 1778
Died 22 January 1849(1849-01-22) (aged 70)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Years of service 1791–1849
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held
Battles/wars Napoleonic Wars
 • Action of 5 November 1813

Thomas James Maling (15 July 1778 – 22 January 1849) was a Royal Navy officer, a captain during Napoleonic Wars and later promoted to Rear-Admiral.


He was the son of Christopher Thompson Maling, DL, of Worcestershire, and scion of the Maling pottery family,[1] and his second wife, Martha Sophia Sheels.[2]

Commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1791, he was promoted to Lieutenant in 1797, Commander in 1798, Captain in 1800, and Rear-Admiral in 1830.

He commanded Alkmaar (1800–1801), Diana (1801–1807), Undaunted (1807–1810), Mulgrave (1812–1814) and Northumberland (1821–1822).[3] He commanded Mulgrave during the Action of 5 November 1813.

He married Harriet Darwin, daughter of the poet and physician Erasmus Darwin and his second wife, Elizabeth Colyear, illegitimate daughter of Charles Colyear, 2nd Earl of Portmore. Harriet died in 1825 in Valparaiso, Chile, without issue. In 1828 he was married again, to Jemima Bromley, daughter of Henry Bromley; they had four children, including a son of the same name:

  • Elizabeth Maling (1829–?)
  • Jemima Maling (1834–?)
  • Thomas James Maling (1836–1922), New Zealand importer and merchant[4]
  • Emma Maling (1838–?)

He died in 1849, survived by his wife, who lived until 1857.[5]


  1. ^ "Christopher Thompson Maling (MLN759CT)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ Lundy, Darryl (2013). "The Peerage: Person Page 53252". Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Harrison, Simon (2013). "Thomas James Maling". Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Obituary, Mr T. J. Maling". The Press. LVIII (17627). 2 December 1922. p. 18. 
  5. ^ Moilliet, John Lewis (1905). Abberley Manor, Worcestershire : notes on its history, Augustine's Oak, churches and families connected with the parish to the present day. London: Elliot Stock. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 

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