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Authorised form of namePopham; Sir; Home Riggs (1762 - 1820)
SurnamePopham
ForenamesHome Riggs
Dates1762 - 1820
Dates and placesBirth:
Tetuan, Morocco (12 October 1762)
Death:
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (10 September 1820)
ActivityProfession:
Sailor
Career:
Entered Royal Navy (1778); Lieutenant (1783); obtained leave from the Admiralty and joined the East India and China trade (1787); his vessel "Etrusco" was captured and he was nearly ruined; served in Flanders under the Duke of York (1794); commanded an expedition against the Cape of Good Hope, then went to Buenos Aires; court martialled (1807), but was presented by the City of London with a sword of Honour; Commander-in-chief, Jamaica Station (1817-1820) as Rear Admiral
Honours:
KCB 1815
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
18/04/1799
RelationshipsSon of Stephen Popham, Consul at Tetuan
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
David E Cartwright, 'Naval Maverick', review of Hugh Popham, A Damned Cunning Fellow - The Eventful Life of Rear-Admiral Sir Home Popham, KCB, KCH, KM, FRS, 1762-1820 in NR 1994 vol 48 pp 319-320, plate
Royal Society codeNA8005
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/003626Popham, Sir Home Riggsnd
NLB/8/996Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Hart, 161 Copenhagen Street, Caledonian Road, N.7 February 1894
NLB/8/1048Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to W Hart, 161 Copenhagen Street, Caledonian Road, N.15 February 1894
NLB/11/657Copy letter from A H White, to Professor John Knox Laughton, 5 Pepys Road, Wimbledon2 September 1895
EC/1799/04Popham, Sir Home Riggs: certificate of election to the Royal Society1799
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