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A Naval Biographical Dictionary/Hoare, William O’Bryen

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HOARE. (Commander, 1846. f-p., 12; h-p., 14.)

William O’Bryen Hoare, born 23 March, 1807, is second son of Sir Joseph Wallis Hoare, Bart., of Annabelle, co. Cork, by Lady Harriet O’Bryen, sister of the present Marquess of Thomond, Vice-Admiral of the Red, G.C.H. He is brother of John Willoughby Hoare, Esq., of the 13th Bombay Native Infantry; nephew of Capt. Edw. Wallis Hoare, R.N.; and brother-in-law of Commander Matthew Chas. Foster, R.N.

This officer entered the Navy 23 Feb. 1821; passed his examination in 1827; obtained his first commission 30 Aug. 1828; and was afterwards appointed – 6 Nov. 1829, to the Druid 46, Capt. Gawen Wm. Hamilton, in South America – 14 April, 1831, to the Stag 46, Capt. Sir Edw. Thos. Troubridge, employed on particular service, which vessel he left in January, 1832 – and 25 May, 1843, to the command of the Dolphin brigantine, on the Brazilian station, where he continued until superseded in Feb. 1845. He attained his present rank 9 Nov. 1846, and has since been on half-pay.

Commander Hoare married, 2 May, 1834, Caroline, daughter of John Hornby, Esq., of the Hook, Hampshire, by whom he has issue.