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Parry, Sir (William) Edward

J. K. Laughton

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195149227
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/21443
Parry, Sir (William) Edward

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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 ...

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Subjects: Military History ; Naval Forces and Warfare ; World History ; Maps and Map-making

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