Authorised form of nameParry; Sir; William Edward (1790 - 1855)
ForenamesWilliam Edward
Dates1790 - 1855
Dates and placesBirth:
Bath, Somerset, England (19 December 1790)
Ems, Germany (08 or 09 July 1855)
Mausoleum of Greenwich hospital burial-ground, London
Entered Royal Navy, reaching rank of Rear Admiral; arctic explorer; Controller of the Steam Department, Royal Navy
Kt 1829
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
RelationshipsSon of Caleb Hillier Parry (FRS 1800); younger brother of Charles Henry Parry (FRS 1812); brother-in-law of Sir John Eardley Eardley-Wilmot (FRS 1812); uncle of Frederick Marow Eardley-Wilmot (FRS 1863)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Proc Roy Soc 1854-1855 vol 7 pp 603-612
Earlier date of death from DNB (index to BR says that this is the inaccurate one). Biography by A Parry (1963).
Royal Society codeNA7481
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1820/21Parry, Sir William Edward: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/003439Parry, Sir William Edwardnd
IM/003438Parry, Sir William Edwardnd
DM/3/124Letter from WE Parry, Admiralty, to Sir Humphry Davy, President, Royal Society25 July 1826
DM/3/122Letter from WE Parry, Admiralty, to John Barrow, Admiralty10 January 1826
DM/3/121Letter from WE Parry, Admiralty, to Sir Humphry Davy, President, Royal Society6 April 1826
DM/3/148'Should it be conversant to Captain Foster, the longitudes of the following points may be determined, in addition to those mentioned in the proposed track"1828
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