Valentine Collard, also known as 'The Animated Life-Boat', died in Teddington on 18 Mar 1846. He served in the Royal Navy.
Entered Navy (1783)
RAdm B (1841)
Nephew of Sampson Edwards and Valentine Edwards. Brother of Sampson Collard. Cousin of Sampson Edwards.
• As First Lieutenant of Britannia, 100 (Captain Thomas Foley), he took part in the Battle of Cape St. Vincent (14 Feb 1797).
"He had been much depressed in spirits, had suffered an attack of apoplexy since the death of his wife, and died by his own hand."—The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume XXV, p. 555