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James Athol Wood
(1760-1829)

James Athol Wood was born in 1760 and died in Hampstead in Jul 1829. He served in the Royal Navy.

Honors:

Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB) on 4 Jun 1815

Ranks:

Cdr (1795)
Capt (1797)
RAdm B (1821)

Notes:

Son of Alexander Wood. Elder brother of Andrew Wood.

• As Second Lieutenant of Anson, 64 (Captain William Blair), he took part in the Battle of the Saintes (12 Apr 1782).

"...we visited him in his apartments in the Albany, from which some lameness prevented him from often moving. A large and most perfect model of his beautiful ship, the Pompée, stood upon a table at one end of his sitting-room. His bed-closet, for it could scarcely be called much more, he had arranged to look like a ship's cabin, with his bed as a berth in the side, and the resemblance was, I think, made more striking from the window being very small, and in a corner near the ceiling. A faithful and attached old servant lived with him somewhere in the attics of those Albany Chambers, who had been his steward in the Latona, in command of which vessel it was that our Uncle had so effectually assisted in the capture of the Isle of Curaçoa, in 1807." — Frances Mary Montagu, ed. (Memorials of the Family of Wood of Largo)

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