Died: 14 Mar 1861, Langley Park, Norfolk, England at age 79
Vice-Admiral Sir William Beauchamp-Proctor, 3rd Bt. gained the rank of officer in the service of the Royal Navy. He fought in the bombardment of Havre in 1804.1 He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baronet Beauchamp-Proctor, of Langley Park, co. Norfolk [G.B., 1745] on 29 June 1827. He held the office of Sheriff of Norfolk between 1833 and 1834.1 He gained the rank of Vice-Admiral of the Red on 2 September 1850 Dedaigneuse A French frigate captured off Portugal in January 1801. In 1803 it was under the command of Captain Peter Heywood. Under Captain William Beauchamp Proctor, the 'Dedaigneuse' sighted the French frigate 'La Semillante' in November 1808 off Mauritius (Ile de France). A battle ensued but 'La Semillante' made it safely into harbour.
William married Anne Gregory, daughter of Thomas GREGORY and Julian Elizabeth BROGRAVE, on 20 May 1812. (Anne Gregory was born in 1792 and died on 6 Feb 1859 in Langley Park, Norfolk, England.)