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date: 25 February 2021

Belcher, Sir Edwardlocked

  • J. K. Laughton
  • , revised by Andrew Lambert


Belcher, Sir Edward (1799–1877), naval officer and hydrographer, was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 27 February 1799, the second son of Andrew Belcher (1763–1841), a merchant in Nova Scotia who moved to England in 1811 and settled at Roehampton, Surrey, and his wife, ...

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