|Sir Alexander Arbuthnott|
|17898 May 1871–|
|Place of birth||Forton, Hampshire, England|
|Place of death||Leicester|
|Years of service||1803 - 1846|
|Rank||Royal Navy Rear Admiral|
|Battles/wars|| Battle of Trafalgar, 1805|
Battle of Copenhagen, 1807
|Awards|| Naval Gold Medal|
Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to George IV and Queen Victoria
Knight Commander of the Russian Order of Saint George, 1823
Knight Commander of the Spanish Order of Charles III, 1837
Turkish gold medal and Order of Medjidie, 1842
Knight Bachelor, 1859
Arbuthnott entered the Royal Navy in 1803 and served as a midshipman aboard the warship HMS Mars at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. He was present at the capture of Le Rhin in 1806 and that of four French frigates off Rochefort by Sir Samuel Hood, 1st Baronet's Squadron in the same year. Arbuthnott was with the expedition to Copenhagen in 1807, was at the capture of Antwerp, and escorted the Emperor of Russia and the King of Prussia to England in 1814.
He was Commander of the Jasper, a 10 gun Sloop-of-war, on a mission to St Petersburg in 1823. In the following year, Arbuthnott was in the Redwing and was appointed a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber. He then commanded HMS Terror and served in the Syrian Campaign of 1840. Arbuthnott was promoted to vice-admiral in 1858 and was created a Knight Bachelor a year later.
He later served as colonel in the staff of the British Auxiliary Legion during the First Carlist War and made a major-general by Queen Isabella II of Spain. Arbuthnott was invested as a Knight Commander of the Royal and Distinguished Spanish Order of Carlos III and held the same rank in the Russian Military Order of the Saint Grand Martyr and the Triumphant George.
In 1827, Arbuthnott married in Kildare Catherine Maria ("Mary") Eustace (born about 1806 in Ireland; still alive in 1891 living in Sheepy Magna, Leicestershire, third daughter of Rev. Charles Eustace and descendant of the Viscounts Baltinglass. They had a daughter, Josette Eliza Jane Arbuthnot (born about 1829 in France; died 12 January 1909). Arbuthnott died in 1871 in Leicester. He is buried in Shenton, Nuneaton, Warwickshire.
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- Sir James Balfour Paul, ed (1908). The Scots Peerage. founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's 'Peerage of Scotland'.
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