Rear Admiral Sir William Edward Parry
Who was he?
Sir William Edward Parry (19 December 1790 – 8 or 9 July 1855) was an
English rear-admiral and Arctic explorer; "an evangelical [Christian]
and an ardent advocate of moral reform in the navy."
Why was he in Bath?
Parry was born in Bath, the son of Dr. Caleb
Rigby, who lived at the time at 27, the Circus. He was educated at King
Edward's School, Bath.
Location of plaque at 27, the Circus (right hand arrow):
The text reads
"Here lived Dr Caleb Hillier Parry b. 1755 d. 1822 and his son
Admiral Sir W. E. Parry b.1790 d. 1855"
Location map of 27, The Circus:
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