Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Godfrey Brereton From Boy To Commander.

Godfrey Brereton, Entered the Navy as Third Class Boy, 1805. Served in the "Dover" as Midshipman under Capt. A. V. Drury, in which ship he came to Quebec, 1814. From that date until June, 1815, he served as Lieutenant on "Niagara" and in gunboat service on the Lakes. Lieut. 16 Jan., 1815.

Commander Godfrey Brereton was born on 21 April 1793. He was the son of Lt.-Col. William Brereton and Mary Charlotte Lill. He married Catherine Reid, daughter of Alexander Reid, on 2 August 1853. He died on 25 September 1874 at age 81, without issue. He gained the rank of Midshipman in 1809 in the service of the Royal Navy, taking part in capture of LeVar off Corfu. In 1814 He took part in the reduction of the Ionian Islands of Zante, cephalonia and Santa Maura. He retired from the military in 1837, with the rank of Commander, late of the Royal Navy. He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.). He lived at Esky, County Sligo, Ireland. He lived at Queenstown, County Cork, Ireland. He held the office of High Sheriff in 1874.

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