Monday, July 7

Lt. Joshua Gosselin

GOSSELIN.
Acasta Lieutenant under Capt Kerr, 26 March 1811, aged 21 years.

Joshua Carteret Gosselin, born 19 July, 1789, is second and youngest son of the late Joshua Gosselin, Esq., by Mary, daughter of Thos. Priaulx, Esq., of Guernsey ; and nephew of Admiral Thos. Le Marchant Gosselin.

This officer entered the Navy, in 1804, as Midshipman, on board the Latona 38, Capt. Thos. Le Marchant Gosselin ; on accompanying whom as Master's Mate into the Audacious 74, he was employed on the services detailed in the ensuing memoir. He afterwards, wo find, joined the Victory 100, flag-ship of Sir Jas. Saumarez, Owen Glendower 36, Capt. Wm. Selby, Phoebe 36, Capt. Jas. Hillyar, and Victory again, all on the Baltic station ; where, on 22 Sept. 1810, he was confirmed a Lieutenant in the Ruby 64, bearing the flag of Admiral Manley Dixon. His last appointments were —26 March, 1811, to the Acasta 40, Capt. Alex. Robt. Kerr, on the North American station—and 10 June, 1813, for a short time, to the Spartan 38, Capt. Edw. Pelham Brenton, in which frigate he returned to England.
Source: A NAVAL BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY: COMPRISING THE LIFE AND SERVICES OF EVERY LIVING OFFICER IN HER MAJESTY'S NAVY, FROM THE RANK OF ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET TO THAT OF LIEUTENANT, INCLUSIVE. Compiled from Authentic and Family Documents. BY WILLIAM E. O'BYRNE, ESQ.
LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET, PUBLISHER TO THE ADMIRALTY. 1849.

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