Sir Josias Rowley

Rowley, Sir Josias, Bart., Admiral, was born in Ireland in 1765. He entered the navy in 1779, and was made a post captain in 1795. After service at the Cape of Good Hope and Buenos Ayres, he in 1810 took the Mauritius from the French. In the same year, in the Boadicea, he did distinguished service against the French in the East, so that by the middle of January 1811 there did not remain to them a slip of territory in either of the Indies, or a ship on the Indian Ocean. He was created a baronet in November 1813; in 1814 he was advanced to the rank of Rear-Admiral; in 1815 he was gazetted K.C.B.; in 1821, Vice-Admiral; and in 1837, Admiral of the Blue. For some time he commanded on the Irish station. He sat as member of Parliament for Kinsale for five years. The latter part of his life was passed on his estates in the County of Leitrim, fulfilling the duties of a magistrate and country gentleman. He died 10th January 1842, aged 76.


7. Annual Register. London, 1756-1877.

41a. Biography, Hayden's Universal Index of, Edited by J. B. Payne. London, 1870.