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Admiral Sir James Hope is Born

Mar 03, 1808

Admiral Sir James Hope was born into a naval family the son of Rear-Admiral Sir George Johnstone Hope and Lady Jemima Hope.

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John Scott Russell is Born

May 09, 1808

John Scott Russell is born in Glasgow

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Campbell joins the Army

May 26, 1808

Colin Campbell is commissioned as an Ensign of the 9th Regiment of Foot

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James Grant is Born

James Grant is born. He was the fifth and youngest son of Francis Grant.

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Captain George Lambert

1809

George Lambert is promoted to Captain

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George Lambert joins the Navy

1809

George Lambert joins the Royal Navy

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Robert Robinson is Born

Jan 06, 1809

Robert Spencer Robinson is born in Welford Park in Berkshire. He is the son of Sir John Robinson, a baronette and the Archdeacon of Armagh.

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Charles Darwin is Born

Feb 12, 1809

Charles Darwin is born in Shrewsbury. He was the 5th of 6 children of Robert and Susannah Darwin.

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Napier is Promoted to Captain

May 22, 1809

Charles Napier is promoted to Captain

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Robert Harris is Born

Jul 09, 1809

Robert Harris is born

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Morrell is Made Lieutenant

Jul 28, 1809

Arthur Morrell is commissioned as a Lieutenant

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The Outram Family Moves to Aberdeenshire

1810

the Outram family moves to Aberdeenshire

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Charles Babbage Goes to Trinity College

1810

Charles Babbage goes to Trinity College, Cambridge. He met with John Herschel here, but was not very impressed by the mathematics that he was being taught there.

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Charles Austen is Promoted to Captain

May 10, 1810

Charles Austen is promoted to Captain of HMS Swiftsure the 74-gun ship that was being used as the flagship of Sir John Borlase Warren.

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Francis Crozier joins the Navy

Jun 1810

Francis Crozier joins the Royal Navy as a Volunteer on board HMS Hamadryad. He was 13 years old at the time.

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Captain Charles Austen Given HMS Cleopatra

Sep 1810

Captain Charles Austen takes command of HMS Cleopatra

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Sidney Herbert is Born

Sep 16, 1810

Sidney Herbert is born. He is the son of George Herbert, 11th Earl of Pembroke, and the daughter of the Russian Ambassador, Countess Catherine Woronzow.

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Grey Skipwith is Born

Apr 10, 1811

Grey Skipwith is born

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Charles Austen Takes Command of HMS Namur

Nov 1811

Captain Charles Austen takes command of HMS Namur, the flagship of Sir Thomas Williams

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James Clark Ross joins the Navy

1812

James Clark Ross joins the Royal Navy

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Dundas is Given HMS Venerable

Jan 1812

Captain James Dundas is given command of HMS Venerable

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Lord Byron Publishes Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Mar 03, 1812

Lord Byron publishes the first part of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage based on his own tour of the Mediterranean and becomes a star of the literary world

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Archibald Mcmurdo is Born

Sep 24, 1812

Archibald McMurdo is born

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Charles Canning is Born

Dec 14, 1812

Charles John Canning is born near London

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Michael Seymour joins the Navy

1813

Michael Seymour joins the navy at the tail end of the Napoleonic Wars.

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Havelock Studies Law

1813

Henry Havelock enters the Middle Temple to study law

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James Stoddart is Born

Jun 15, 1813

James Stoddart is born in Edinburgh. He is the son of Rear-Admiral Pringle Stoddart

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HMS Terror is Completed

Jul 31, 1813

HMS Terror is completed. She was a Vesuvius-class bomb ship built over two years at the Davy shipyard in Topsham in Devon. She was armed with two heavy mortars and ten cannon.

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John Rae is Born

Sep 30, 1813

John Rae is born at the Hall of Clestrain on Orkney

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Barnard joins the Army

1814

Henry Barnard is commissioned into the Grenadier Guards

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George Byron Becomes a Captain

1814

George Byron is promoted to Captain

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Edward Kendall joins the Navy

1814

Edward Kendall joins the Royal Navy as a Midshipman on board HMS Mutine

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Mary Shelley Meets Percy Shelley

1814

Mary Shelley starts her relationship with Percy Shelley, even though he was already married at the time

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Charles Babbage Marries

1814

Charles Babbage marries Georgiana Whitmore at St. Michael's Church in Teignmouth

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Percy Shelley's Wife Gives Birth

1814

Percy Shelley's wife gives birth to the son that she had been pregnant with when he ran away with Mary.

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Isambard is Sent to School

1814

Isambard is sent to boarding school in Hove

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Frederick Bruce is Born

Apr 14, 1814

Frederick Bruce was the youngest son of Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin and his second wife Elizabeth. He was born at Broomhall in Fife.

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HMS Cornwallis Arrives in Kent

May 31, 1814

HMS Cornwallis arrives in Kent having escorted a convoy of East Indiamen.

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Gordon Bremer is Promoted to Captain

Jun 07, 1814

Gordon Bremer is promoted to Captain

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Humphrey Senhouse is Promoted to Post-Captain

Oct 12, 1814

Humphrey Senhouse is promoted to Post-Captain

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Inglis is Born

Nov 15, 1814

John Eardley Inglis is born

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Thomas Belgrave is Born

1815

Thomas Belgrave is born in North Kilworth in Leicestershire. He is the eldest son of Reverend Thomas Belgrave, then the Rector at North Kilworth.

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Lord Byron Marries

Jan 02, 1815

Lord Byron marries Annabella Millbanke in the hope of escaping his debts, and the rumours of incest due to his relationship with his half-sister Augusta Leigh.

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Mary Shelley Gives Birth

Feb 22, 1815

Mary Shelley gives birth to a girl, but she was two-months premature and died

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Charles Elliot joins the Royal Navy

Mar 26, 1815

Charles Elliot joins the Royal Navy as a Volunteer on board HMS Leviathan.

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Charles Napier is Knighted

Jun 04, 1815

Charles Napier is knighted as a Companion of the Bath

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Havelock joins the Army

Jul 30, 1815

Henry Havelock is commissioned as second lieutenant in the 95th Regiment of Foot. He had been forced to give up the legal profession when his family could no longer pay for his tuition.

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Arthur Mansell is Born

Aug 20, 1815

Arthur Lukis Mansell is born. He is the son of Admiral Sir Thomas Mansell and Catherine Lukis

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Ada Lovelace is Born

Dec 10, 1815

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, is born in London. She is the only legitimate child of Lord Byron.

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Syms Covington is Born

1816

Syms Covington is born

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Lord Byron Seperates From His Wife

Jan 1816

Lord Byron seperates from his wife the mother of Ada Lovelace

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Charles Babbage is Elected to the Royal Society

1816

Charles Babbage is elected to the Royal Society

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George Byron Marries

Mar 18, 1816

George Byron marries Elizabeth Mary Chandos Pole

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Lord Byron Leaves England

Apr 23, 1816

Lord Byron leaves England in order to try and escape his mounting debts

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Mary And Percy Shelley Travel to Geneva

May 1816

Mary and Percy Shelley travel to Geneva to meet Lord Byron

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Charles Elliot Becomes a Midshipman

Jul 1816

Charles Elliot becomes a Midshipman on board HMS Minden.

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Powell is Born

Jul 12, 1816

Richard Ashmore Powell is born on Guernsey

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Percy Shelley's First Wife Commits Suicide

Dec 10, 1816

Percy Shelley's first wife commits suicide by drowning herself in the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park

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Mary And Percy Shelley Get Married

Dec 30, 1816

Mary and Percy Shelley get married in order to improve the chances that he will be allowed to gain custody over his children by his first wife

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Percy Shelley Ruled Unfit to Bring Up Children

Mar 1817

Percy Shelley is ruled unfit to bring up his children by his first wife

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Joseph Hooker is Born

Jun 30, 1817

Joseph Dalton Hooker is born in Halesworth, Suffolk. He is the son of botanist Sir William Jackson Hooker.

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John Sheppard is Born

Sep 22, 1817

John Sheppard is born in Hull

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Leopold George Heath is Born

Nov 18, 1817

Leopold George Heath is born in London

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Henry Lawrence Moves to Bristol

1818

Henry Lawrence rejoins his family in Bristol and completes his schooling there

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Mary Shelley Publishes Frankenstein

Jan 01, 1818

Mary Shelley publishes "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus"

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John Robarts is Born

1818

John Robarts is born in Chacewater in Cornwall

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Anson Enters Parliament

1818

George Anson becomes MP for Great Yarmouth

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Campbell Transfers Regiment

Nov 26, 1818

Colin Campbell transfers to 21st Royal North British Fusiliers in order to prevent being put on half-pay

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Frank Hastings Leaves the Royal Navy

1819

Frank Hastings is forced out of the Royal Navy after a quarrel with his Flag Captain.

Frank Hastings leaves the Royal Navy

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John Gray is Born

1819

John Gray is born in Shetland Islands

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Young joins the Navy

Feb 12, 1819

Horatio Young joins the Royal Navy

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Buckle joins the Fleet

Mar 1819

Midshipman Claude Buckle passes out of the Royal Naval College and joins the fleet

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Kamehameha II Assends to the Thrown

May 1819

Kamehameha II assends to the thrown upon the death of his father, although he ruled with Queen Ka'ahumanu who performed most of the actual administration religating him to a ceremonial role.

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The Coppermine Expedition Leaves

May 23, 1819

The Coppermine Expedition sails from Gravesend under John Franklin. He has George Back with him for surveying and chart making, and John Richardson as their surgeon. They travel on board a Hudson’s Bay Company ship. As soon as they get to Canada the first of their supply problems materialised as neither the Hudson Bay Company, nor the Northwest Company, was able to provide any of the supplies that they had promised.

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Edmund Lyons is Born

Jun 23, 1819

Edmund Lyons is born

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