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Parry, Sir (William) Edward (1790-1855), naval officer and Arctic explorer

John Knox Laughton and Ann Parry

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Parry, Sir (William) Edward (1790-1855), naval officer and Arctic explorer, fourth son of Caleb Hillier Parry (1755-1822), physician, and Sarah, née Rigby (1749-1831), was born at Bath on 19 December 1790. After briefly attending Bath grammar school, he entered the navy in 1803 on board the Ville de Paris, the ...

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