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THE ORIGIN & HISTORY OF THE NAME & FAMILY

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The
Pellews/Pellowes of Penryn

A Family History
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Dr E. F. Pellowe



SPELLING VARIATIONS FOR THE NAME PELLEW

"Pelleu" - Pellieu - Pelleau - Pelleux - Pilleau - Pelleyo - Pellour - Pellou - Pellor - Peller - Pelor - Piller - Pellar - Poliew - Pelew - Pelleow - Pellow - Pellowe - Pellowre - Pelowre - "Pellew".

 


 

 

Sir Edward Pellew, Viscount Exmouth 1757-1833

First Viscount, born at Dover on 19 April, descended from a family which came originally from Normandy, but had for many centuries been settled in the west of Cornwall. At the age of thirteen, he entered the navy, and even then his smartness and activity, his feats of daring, and his spirit of resolute independence awakened a remark. On the outbreak of the French War in 1793, he was appointed to the Nymph, a frigate of 36 guns, and, not withstanding that for the sake of the expedition she was manned chiefly by Cornish miners, he captured, after a desperate conflict, the French frigate La Cléopâtra, a vessel of equal strength. For this act he obtained the honour of knighthood. In 1802 Sir Edward Pellew was elected member parliament for Barnstable. In 1804 he was made rear-admiral of the blue, and appointed Commander-in-chief in India. He returned to England in 1809, and in 1810 was appointed Commander-in-chief in the North Sea, and in 1811 Commander-in-chief in the Mediterranean. Shortly before his death, on 23 January, he was made vice-admiral.

 

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