A Naval Biographical Dictionary/Weir, John

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WEIR. (Lieutenant, 1811. f-p., 9; h-p., 35.)

John Weir entered the Navy, 22 Jan. 1803, as Sec.-cl. Boy, on board the Prince George 98, Capts. Joseph Sydney Yorke and Geo. Losack, stationed in the Channel. In Nov. 1806, two years after he had attained the rating of Midshipman, he removed to the Polyphemus 64, Capts. Peter Heywood and Wm. Pryce Cumby; and while in that ship, which bore the flags in succession of Admirals Geo. Murray and Bartholomew Sam. Rowley, he witnessed the unsuccessful attack made by Lieut.-General Whitelocke on Buenos Ayres in July, 1807, and assisted, as Master’s Mate, in the summer of 1809, at the blockade of the city of St. Domingo. Continuing in the West Indies he was there, 1 Dec. 1810, nominated Acting-Lieutenant of the Hebe frigate, Capt. John Fyffe. He was confirmed to that ship 29 April, 1811; and in the following Aug. he returned to England. He has since been on half-pay. Agents – Messrs. Stilwell.