BRENTON, Edward Pelham, Captain R.N. 19632



Autograph Letter Signed, to Lieutenant Robert Carter R.N., about the return of a document, with mention of the Knights of Windsor. 1 page 15 x 10 inches, tears, light stains and other blemishes, with the address panel and postal marks on verso. 18 York Street, 9 January 1837. Captain Edward Pelham Brenton (1774 – 1839) served at the capture of Martinique in 1809. Brenton became famous in the aftermath of the war, when he published the Naval History of Great Britain from the Year 1783 to 1822 in 1823. Brenton was born in 1774 in Rhode Island to Admiral Jahleel Brenton and his wife Henrietta. His elder brother, also named Jahleel, later became a celebrated naval commander and admiral. The Brentons were American loyalists and emigrated to Britain during the American War of Independence, where Edward joined the Royal Navy in 1788 aged 14.