Royal Naval Biography/Le Vesconte, Henry

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A son of the late Mr. Philip Le Vesconte, who lost a leg in Earl Howe’s action, June 1st, 1794, and died purser of the Royal William 84, flag-ship at Spithead, May 25th, 1807. This officer was made a lieutenant on the 27th Oct. 1800. Towards the close of the late war he served under the flag of the late Sir Thomas F. Fremantle, in the Rodney 74; and subsequently under Rear-Admiral (afterwards Sir Charles V.) Penrose, in the Queen 74,both on the Mediterranean station. He obtained his present rank Jan. 5th, 1828. His brother, Philip, was made a commander in 1816.