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Sir Andrew Hamond, 1st Baronet

Sir Andrew Hamond
Sir Andrew Hamond
Born 17 December 1738
Blackheath (London), England
Died 12 September 1828
Terrington Clement, England
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Rank Captain
Commands held Nore Command

Captain Sir Andrew Snape Hamond, 1st Baronet (17 December 1738 – 12 September 1828) was a British naval officer and Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia from 1781 to 1782.

Contents

  • Career 1
  • Legacy 2
  • Family 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Career

Born in Blackheath, London, England, the son of Robert Hamond and Susannah Snape, he joined the Royal Navy in 1753 and served during the Seven Years' War and the American Revolution.[1] In 1765, he was made a Commander and a Captain in 1770.[1]

Hamond was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia in 1781: he administered Nova Scotia in the absence of Governor Francis Legge who had been recalled to England, but not replaced, some years before. He had expected to be named Legge's successor when John Parr was named to the position. Offended, Hamond resigned as lieutenant-governor soon after Parr's arrival.[2]

In 1783, Hamond was awarded a baronetcy.[1] He became Commander-in-Chief, The Nore in 1785 and Comptroller of the Navy from 1794.[1] From 1796 to 1806, he was a Member of Parliament for Ipswich.[1] He also was a member of the Court for the Court-Martial of the crew members captured on Tahiti who were involved in the Mutiny on the Bounty.

Legacy

Settlers of Hammonds Plains, a new settlement outside of Halifax, voted to name their area after the popular Lt. Governor. Lady Hammond Road, a new main road out of Halifax constructed by Hamond, was named after his wife Cecilia. Cape Hamond in Alaska, now Cape Saint Elias, was also named in his honour.

Family

He married Cecilia Sutherland in April 1763. They had no children. He married Anne Graeme in March 1779. They had two children: Admiral of the Fleet Sir Graham Hamond, 2nd Baronet and Caroline Hamond.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Dictionary of Canadian Biography
  2. ^ Biography of John Parr
  • Historical List of MPs: I

External links

Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Walter Stirling
Commander-in-Chief, The Nore
1785–1788
Succeeded by
Richard Edwards
Preceded by
Sir Henry Martin
Comptroller of the Navy
1794–1806
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Thompson
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir John Hadley D'Oyly, Bt. and
Charles Alexander Crickitt
Member of Parliament for Ipswich
1796–1800
Served alongside: Charles Alexander Crickitt
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Ipswich
1801–1806
Served alongside: Charles Alexander Crickitt, to 1803;
William Middleton, from 1803
Succeeded by
Richard Wilson and
Robert Stopford
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
new creation
Baronet
(of Holly Grove)
1783–1828
Succeeded by
Graham Eden Hamond
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