BELCHER, EDWARD (1799–1877). Edward Belcher, a leader of the Colony of Kent, the son of Andrew Belcher of Halifax, Nova Scotia, was born in 1799. He entered the Royal Navy in 1812 and was knighted in January 1843. The same year he published his Narrative of a Voyage around the World Performed in H.M.S. Sulphur during the Years 1836–1842. Sometime during the period between 1848 and 1852 Belcher was in Texas to make arrangements for the English settlers of the Colony of Kent. This included supervising the survey of the colony made by Maj. George B. Erath and Neil McLennan.qqv Belcher became an admiral in the British navy on October 20, 1872, and died on March 18, 1877.
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