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Admiral Jerningham

Admiral Jerningham

A carte-de-visite portrait of Admiral Arthur William Jerningham (1807-1889) of the Royal Navy.

His obituary appeared in the Times on Wednesday 27 November 1889. ‘The death is announced of Admiral Arthur William Jerningham as having taken place on Sunday last, at the age of 82. He was the son of the late Mr William Charles Jerningham, brother of the eighth Baron Stafford, by his marriage with Anne, daughter of Mr Thomas Wright, of Fitzwalters, Essex, and was born in 1807. He entered the Royal Navy in June 1823, serving then, and subsequently, on the South American, Pacific, Channel, West Indies, Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese, &c, stations, and reaching the rank of commander in February 1841. From 1847 till 1852 he was employed in training the coastguard in gunnery. In September 1851 he received his captain’s commission, and from 1854 till 1857 he commanded the Royal Naval Coast Volunteers in Ireland, and from the latter date till 1862 the Plymouth gunnery ship. He was placed on the retired list in July 1864, became a rear-admiral in May 1867, vice-admiral in May 1873, and admiral in September 1878. Admiral Jerningham, who was the author of Remarks on the Means of Conveying the Fire of Ships’ Broadsides, married, in 1836, Sophia Mary Margaret, daughter of the late Mr Richard O’Ferrall-Caddell, of Harbourtown, Meath.’

Photographed by Fratelli d’Alessandri of Rome.


Code: 125888
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