Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
NameRear Admiral Edward LEVESON -GOWER, 10861
Birth1776
Death1853
FatherAdmiral John LEVESON -GOWER , 10860 (1740-1792)
MotherFrances BOSCAWEN , 10863 (1746-1813)
Notes for Rear Admiral Edward LEVESON -GOWER
Rear-Admiral Edward Leveson-Gower (8 May 1776 – 6 December 1853) was a British naval officer.

The son of Admiral Hon. John Leveson-Gower and Frances Boscawen, he commanded the sloop Peterel and took command of the frigate Prompte in 1795, when he was made post-captain. Leveson-Gower was promoted into the frigate Active in 1796, but it was lost soon after in the Saint Lawrence River.

Leveson-Gower later commanded Pomone in several successful engagements until she struck a rock off St Aubin's Bay and sank in 1801. He was returned as Member of Parliament for Truro through the influence of his uncle Viscount Falmouth in 1802.

He was given command of HMS Shannon upon her launch in September 1803. While attached to the Channel Fleet, Shannon was lost in December 1803 when she ran aground in a gale off Barfleur. Leveson-Gower was captured and spent over three years as a prisoner of war before returning to England, where he was honourably acquitted by a court martial for the loss of his ship. He was returned for Mitchell in 1807 by Viscount Falmouth, in the Government interest, but resigned the seat by taking the Chiltern Hundreds shortly after the election. Leveson-Gower commanded HMS Elizabeth in 1811. He was promoted rear admiral in 1814 and resigned his commission in 1821.

On 13 November 1822, he married Charlotte Elizabeth Mount, by whom he had two daughters:
Elizabeth Leveson-Gower (13 April 1824 – 4 April 1875), married Charles Patton Keele
Frances Charlotte Leveson-Gower (13 December 1825 – 18 March 1915), married Georges-Xavier Papillon de la Ferté, Vicomte Papillon de la Ferté (grandson of Denis-Pierre-Jean Papillon de la Ferté)
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