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Henry Blackwood (1770 - 1832):
Sailor


Henry Blackwood was born in Ballyleidy, County Down. He served as a captain in the navy. In 1792 he went to France to learn French and was suspected of spying, as a result of which he had to flee. On the morning of Trafalgar, he witnessed the will of his friend Admiral Horatio Nelson who gave him command of all the frigates. He became a baronet in 1814, was appointed a commander-in-chief in the East Indies, and was knighted in 1819. He became vice-admiral in 1821. He died in Ballyleidy.

Born: 28 December 1770
Died: 17 December 1832
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