Belcher, Edward (1799-1877)

Belcher, Sir Edward, admiral, born in 1799, entered the navy in 1812, and from 1836 to 1S42 was exploring the western coast of America. Knighted in 1843, he was in 1852 appointed to the command of the unfortunate expedition sent out to searcli for Sir John Franklin, and in 1872 became rear-admiral. He died 18th March 1877. He published several volumes of voyages, &c. Lady Belcher (1805-90), who left him a few months after marriage, was an accomplished society woman. See her Life by L'Estrallge (1891).
1. Chamber's Biographical Dictionary, Philadelphia, 1926, page 85.

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