in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Religion and Education. 914 words.
Gardiner, Allen Francis (1794–1851), naval officer and missionary, was the fifth son of Samuel Gardiner of Coombe Lodge, Oxfordshire, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Charles Boddam of Capel...