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Sir Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth

ARMS: Gules a lion passant guardant, in chief two chaplets of Laurel Or, on a chief of augmentation wavy Argent, a representation of Algiers, with a British man-of war before it flying the flag of an Admiral of the Blue, all Proper.


The source for the blazon was Burke’s Peerage, 107th Ed., Vol. 1, page 1365. Lord Exmouth was born 9 April 1757 and lead an incredibly active career as a naval officer starting with the war with America 1776 through the Napoleon wars ending with the taking of Algiers where he freed 1000 Christian slaves in 1816. England honored him with promotions, a knighthood, baronetcy and two peerages. Unquestionably the most famous of the Admirals after Nelson in the Napoleonic wars, he was also highly honored by Britain’s allies and he died at home 23 Jan 1833.

He had a younger sister Charlotte Pellew who married Carl Ludvig Jägerskiöld, a Lieutenant in the Swedish Navy, circa. 1786, from whom descend all the extant Swedish and Finnish members of the noble Jägerskiöld family to this day.

See also our entries under Jägerskiöld and Mannerheim.

The artwork is a rendering by John Hamilton Gaylor.

Wedvick Armorial, 076, Pellew, 20081223
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