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Authorised form of nameBelcher; Sir; Edward (1799 - 1877)
SurnameBelcher
ForenamesEdward
Dates1799 - 1877
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Nova Scotia, Canada (1799)
Death:
6 Melcombe Place, Dorset Square, London (18 March 1877)
ActivityProfession:
Sailor
Career:
Joined the Royal Navy (1812); sailed round the world on HMS Sulphur (1836-1842); Captain (1841); involved in surveying, East Indies (1842-1847); Knighted by patent (1843); received a pension for wounds (1847); commanded expedition in search of Sir John Franklin (1852-1854); Admiral (1872); was granted Greenwich hospital pension of £150 pa (1874); claimed to have invented water-tight bulkheads and compartments
Honours:
CB (1841) KCB (1867)
Memberships:
FGS (Original Member, 1830); FRAS (1837)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Candidate
RelationshipsSon of Andrew Belcher; married (11 September 1830) Diana, daughter of George Jollife, Captain HEICS
SourcesSources:
Boase
Royal Society codeNA7687
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/11/69'An account of the Magnetical Experiments made on the Western Coast of Africa 1830', by Edward BelcherNovember 1831
RR/1bis/7Referee's report by George Biddell Airy, on a paper 'Tide observations at Otaheite, or Tahiti' by Edward Belcher7 March 1843
EC/1843/04Belcher, Sir Edward: certificate of candidature for election to the Royal Society
EC/1853/17Belcher, Sir Edward: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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