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William Pryce Cumby
(1771-1837)

William Pryce Cumby, son of David Pryce Cumby, was born in Heighington on 20 Mar 1771 and died in Pembroke on 27 Sep 1837. He served in the Royal Navy.

Sons who served as naval officers: David Charles Cumby

Honors:

Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB) on 26 Sep 1831

Ranks:

Lt (1793)
Cdr (1805)
Capt (1806)

Notes:

Took command of Bellerophon, 74, after Captain John Cooke was killed during the Battle of Trafalgar (21 Oct 1805).
Superintendent of Pembroke Dockyard (1837).

MAR: DOB/POB (Dover)

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