William Peter D'ARANDA R.N.1,2

b. circa 1787, d. 1872
Birth*William Peter D'ARANDA R.N. was born circa 1787; Calculated from 1841 census.3 
BirthHe was born circa 1788; Calculated from 1851 census.4 
BirthHe was born circa 1791; Death entry in 1872 gives an age of 81.5 
NoteHe served in the Royal Navy.

Ranks:

Entered Navy (1801)
Lt (1808)

Ship Ranks:

Midshipman on the Powerful from 9 Jul 1801

Notes:

- Admiralty Agent in Contract Mail Steam Vessel (26 May 1845).
- Out-Pension of Greenwich Hospital (29 Apr 1854.) 
Note*O'BYRNE'S NAVAL BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY of 1849:
Lieutenant William D'Aranda (1808). Entered service 09-Jul-1801


From http://www.cronab.demon.co.uk/:
NANCY,8. armed brig. (Purchased 1808 at Buenos Aires. Sold 1813 at the same place)
80 x 25 feet; 200 tons. Lieutenant John Arthur Killwick 1808-1812 (removed on grounds
of insanity). Lieutenant William D'Aranda 1812-1813. Employed as despatch vessel
between Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro; dismasted in typhoon in Plate estuary 1812.
Sent to Falkland Islands 1812-13 where she rescued over 40 survivors of a British
merchant vessel and captured a number of US sailors from the whaler, Nanina, which
was taken as a prize. She took them all to Buenos Aires, less five who were abandoned
in the Falklands (but survived, being rescued in 1814). On return to Buenos Aires,
Nancy was declared unfit for further service, stricken and sold. Nanina was returned
to her US owners in 1818 on the grounds that she had not been legally captured.
(Information from David Miller, - petard249@btopenworld - from research for his book
"The Cruize of the Isabella" Leo Cooper 1995)

From History of the Falkland Islands (http://www.history.horizon.co.fk/chronology.html):
1813: On February the 8th the ship Isabella, under George Higton is wrecked on the
coast of Eagle Island (now known as Speedwell Island). Six men from the ship
commanded by Captain Brooks sail to the River Plate in one of the ship's longboats,
which was just under eighteen feet (5.4m) long. They made landfall 31 days after
leaving Eagle Island. In June some of the shipwrecked crew were rescued by Captain
Barnard an American sealer with the ship Nanina. His ship was later taken as a prize by
the British ship Nancy under Lt D'Aranda. Barnard and four men were marooned in the
New Island area, where they survived for eighteen months. There are two excellent
books covering these events "Marooned" and "The Wreck of the Isabella". 
Marriage*He married Elizabeth HARRIDGE, daughter of Thomas HARRIDGE and Susanna GURNETT, on 15 June 1820 at St Marylebone, Westminster;

William Peter D'Aranda Esquire of the Parish of Saint Clement Danes in the County
of Middlesex a Bachelor and Elizabeth Dixon of this Parish a Widow were married in
this Church by Licence this fifteenth Day of June in the Year One Thousand Eight
Hundred and Twenty By me B Burgess Curate.6,7
 
Misc* Circa 1829 William Peter D'ARANDA R.N. and Elizabeth HARRIDGE brought suit in the Court of Chancery contesting the execution of
the will of Thomas Harridge (d1827). Brought by William
D'Aranda and Elizabeth, and others (see list below). The
actual Bill of Complaint has not yet turned up but there
are several 'answers' of the defendants.


Complainants:

William D'Aranda
Elizabeth D'Aranda
Susannah Harridge
Eliza Harridge
Thomas Harridge
Mary Harridge
Henry Harridge Carter
James Caldwell Carter
Emma Carter
Mary Carter
Crispe Harridge Carter
John Carter
Eliza Charlotte Carter
William Bacon Carter
Alleyne David Carter
Charlotte Kennett
Sophia Kennett
Eliza Kennett
Henrietta (aka Harrietta) Kennett
Thomas Henry Kennett
Richard Kennett
Mary Ann Kennett
John Carter Kennett
Matilda Kennett
Robert Kennett
Arthur Stanes Kennett
William Stanes Kennett
Theresa Ford
Sophia Ford
Emma Ford
Harriott Ford
Frederick Ford
Mary Ann Ford
William D'Aranda Ford
Susannah Ford


Defendants:

David Harridge
Thomas Walker
Mary Walker
Crisp Harridge
Susannah Attridge
John Carter
Sophia Carter
Susannah Harridge Carter
Thomas Kennett
Charlotte Timson Kennett
Theresa Jones Ford.8
Misc In 1831 William Peter D'ARANDA R.N. and Elizabeth HARRIDGE brought a Suit in the Court of Chancery contesting the execution of the will of
Thomas Harridge (d1827) by the executors (Sir John Head Baronet,
Samuel Hunt Russell, Samuel Clayton). Brought by William D'Aranda
and Elizabeth his wife, and others


The London Gazette, Issue 18840, 26-Aug-1831, Page 13 of 24...
PURSUANT to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery,
made in a cause D'Aranda against Head, the Creditors
of Thomas Harridge, late of Rayleigh, in the County of
Essex, Esq. deceased (who died on or about the 9th day of
June 1827), are forthwith to come in and prove their debts
before the Right Honourable Robert Lord Henley, one of the
Masters of the said Court, at his Chambers, in Southampton-
Buildings, Chancery-Lane, London, or in default thereof they
will be excluded the benefit of the said Decree.

The London Gazette, Issue 18869, 08-Nov-1831, Page 6 of 24...
PURSUANT to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery,
made in a cause D'Aranda against Head, the Creditors
of Thomas Harridge, late of Rayleigh, in the County of
Essex, Esq. deceased (who died on or about the 9th day of
June 1827), are, on or before the 2d day of December 1831,
to come in and prove their debts before the Right Honourable
Robert Lord Henley, one of the Masters of the said Court,
at his Chambers, in Southampton-Buildings, Chancery-Lane,
London, or in default thereof they will be peremptorily excluded
the benefit of the said Decree.9
Census*William Peter D'ARANDA R.N. appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 at Hamlet, Prittlewell, Essex;

1841 Census:
Address: Hamlet, Prittlewell, Essex
Ref: HO107/337/31/8
NAME AGE OCCUPATION BORN IN COUNTY
Wm Daranda 54 Navy H.P. Y
Elizabeth Daranda 56 - Y
Mary Currie 55 F S Y
George Wynn 55 Army H.P. N
Wm White 45 M S N
Rachael Saward 17 F S Y.3
 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 at 24 Bugle Street, Southampton, Hampshire;

1851 Census:
Address: 24 Bugle St, Southampton, Hampshire
Ref: HO107/1669/1060/38
NAME AGE MARR SEX OCCUPATION BIRTHPLACE REL
Wm D'Aranda 63 M M RC Royal Navy Essex, Billericay Head
Elizabeth D'Aranda 61 M F - Essex, Billericay Wife
Ellen Noyes 18 U F House servant Southampton Servant.4
 
Death*He died in 1872 at Southampton, Hampshire; Death Entry: Dec Qtr 1872
Southampton 2c/3, aged 81.10,11,5 

Family

Elizabeth HARRIDGE b. 13 March 1772, d. 7 February 1858
Marriage*He married Elizabeth HARRIDGE, daughter of Thomas HARRIDGE and Susanna GURNETT, on 15 June 1820 at St Marylebone, Westminster;

William Peter D'Aranda Esquire of the Parish of Saint Clement Danes in the County
of Middlesex a Bachelor and Elizabeth Dixon of this Parish a Widow were married in
this Church by Licence this fifteenth Day of June in the Year One Thousand Eight
Hundred and Twenty By me B Burgess Curate.6,7
 
Last Edited11 Dec 2011

Citations

  1. Will of Thomas Harridge of Rayleigh, Essex, 1823/1826, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London, 27 Aug 1827.
  2. Thomas Harridge Pedigree from D'Aranda v Head, 1858. (National Archives) , J68/1029.
  3. Online image of the 1841 Census for England and Wales (Ancestry.co.uk, http://www.ancestry.co.uk.)
  4. Online image of the 1851 Census for England and Wales (Ancestry.co.uk, http://www.ancestry.co.uk.)
  5. Index to BMD Registration Entry Starting in 1837, compiled by FreeBMD, Commenced 1998 (ongoing) "unknown cd."
  6. Various Authors, Family Tree Records, Various Dates, Western Australia (Helen Mary Carter, (HMC)) "unknown cd."
  7. Microfilm/fiche of Marriage Entries. "London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Marylebone, Register of marriages, P89/MRY1, Item 190."
  8. Court of Chancery, Six Clerks Office, "D'Aranda v Harridge 1829, TNA Doc Ref: C13/2226/32."
  9. Court of Chancery "D'Aranda v Head 1831, TNA Document Ref: C13/1546/15."
  10. Yvonne Szwedyc (HARRIDGE descendant) n.pub.,.
  11. Carole Pavitt (Leigh-on-Sea and families researcher) n.pub.,.