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William Fitzwilliam Owen
(1774-1857)

William Fitzwilliam Owen, son of William Owen, was born in Manchester on 17 Sep 1774 and died in St. John, New Brunswick on 3 Nov 1857. He served in the Royal Navy.

Ranks:

Entered Navy (1788)
Lt (1797)
Cdr (1809)
Capt (1811)
RAdm - Ret (1847)

Ship Ranks:

Captain on the Columbia* from 22 Apr 1847

Notes:

Younger brother of Edward William Campbell Rich Owen

Illegitimate son.

Further Reading:

Burrows, Edmund H. 1979. Captain Owen of the African Survey: the Hydrographic Surveys of Admiral W.F.W. Owen on the Coast of Africa and the Great Lakes of Canada, His Fight Against the African Slave Trade, His Life in Campobello Island, New Brunswick, 17741857. Rotterdam: Balkema.

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