b. ; m. Elizabeth; children: Charlotte Amelia (1798), Richard Madoc (1802)
Midshipman in Cyclops, 17 - 17 ( )
Took part in Battle of Camperdown and made Lieutenant after the battle in October 1797.
Saw action in the Red Sea in 1798 in brig Hellespore, capturing the frigate Antigone. ()
Took part in Battle of Copenhagen as lieutenant commanding bomb vessel Virago, April 1800-June 1801 (The Bomb Vessel). Promoted Master and Commander April 1801.
Wounded in bombardment of Boulogne, 1801.
Protected whale fleer off Greenland as master & commander of corvette Melusine, May 1803-November 1803 (The Corvette). Made post, November 1803.
Taken prisoner before Trafalgar - watched battle from Villeneuve's flagship. Carried out a secret mission in the Baltic (1807).