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Jasper Selwyn

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Admiral Jasper Henry Selwyn

1819 Born in Kilmington, Somerset[1]

1858 Captain

1861 Captain RN, visiting his in-laws with his wife Eliza[2]

1869 Read a paper at the Institution of Naval Architects "On the Progress made in the Use of Liquid Fuel for Heating Steam-boilers", describing experiments he had conducted in a small steam launch undertaken by the Admiralty at the request of Mr. Reed.[3]

1871 Captain RN[4]

1875 Admiral

1881 Vice-Admiral retired, living in Paddington with his wife[5]

1901 Retired admiral; died at Gloucester Terrace, Hyde Park[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1861 census
  3. The Engineer 1869
  4. 1871 census
  5. 1881 census
  6. National Probate calendar
  • Navy Lists