Sir Rear Admiral William Parry FRS

Died aged c. 65

Sir William Edward Parry FRS (19 December 1790 – 8 July 1855) was an Anglo-Welsh explorer of the Arctic best known for his 1819–1820 expedition through the Parry Channel, probably the most successful in the long quest for the Northwest Passage, until it was finally negotiated by Roald Amundsen in 1906. In 1827, Parry attempted one of the earliest expeditions to the North Pole. He reached 82° 45' N, setting a record for human exploration Farthest North that stood for nearly five decades before being surpassed at 83° 20' N by Albert Hastings Markham in 1875.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Here lived Dr Caleb Hillier Parry B.1755 D. 1822. and his son Admiral Sir W. E. Parry B.1790 D.1855

27 The Circus, Bath, United Kingdom where they lived

Here lived Admiral, Sir W. E. Parry B. 1790 D. 1855

Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom where they lived