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Kennish [Kinnish], William (bap. 1799, d. 1862), naval officer and poet

Thomas Seccombe

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/15410

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Kennish [Kinnish], William (bap. 1799, d. 1862), naval officer and poet, son of Thomas Kennish and his wife, Margaret Radcliffe, was baptized at Kirk Maughold, Isle of Man, on 24 February 1799. He was reared as a ploughboy, but in 1821 entered the navy as a common seaman, where he first learned English, and rose to be a warrant officer. He was ship's carpenter on the ...

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Subjects: Military History ; Naval Forces and Warfare ; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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