A Naval Biographical Dictionary/Fitzgerald, Charles
FITZGERALD. (Commander, 1840.)
Charles Fitzgerald entered the Navy 17 March, 1809; passed his examination in 1815; and obtained his first commission 27 March, 1826. His appointments, as Lieutenant, were – 17 April, 1832, to the Coast Guard – 21 Sept. 1833 and 29 April, 1836, to the Cruizer 16, and Belvidera 42, Capts. John M‘Causland, Wm. Alex. Willis, and Chas. Borough Strong, on the North America and West India station – and, 26 July, 1838, to the command of the Buzzard 3, on the coast of Africa, where he made prize of several slavers. He invalided home in Feb. 1840; acquired his present rank 26 Oct. following; and has since been on half-pay.
Commander Fitzgerald is now Governor of the settlements on the Gambia. He married, 5 May, 1837, Lucy, youngest daughter of Dr. Austin; and became a widower 19 Nov. 1843. Agent – Joseph Woodhead.