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O'C0NNOR, Sir Richard, sailor, born in Marblehill, County Cork, Ireland, in 1782; died in London, England, 10 January, 1855. He entered the English navy in 1798, and in 1813 he was sent to Canada as director of the military establishments on the great lakes, he took part in the capture of Oswego on 6 May, 1814, under Admiral Yeo, who gave him command of the gun-boats, he was recalled to England in 1815, rose through all the ranks of the service, and was made rear-admiral in 1850.
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