1753 - 1822 (69 years)
Has 2 ancestors and 5 descendants in this family tree.
||Evan Nepean |
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||3 Sep 2006 |
- 1st Baronet
British politician and colonial administrator.
entered the navy as a clerk and served as a purser in ships on the American coast during the rebellion of the American colonies. In 1782 he was appointed secretary to Lord Shuldham, port-admiral at Plymouth, and later that year became under-secretary of state in the Home Department. In this post he was concerned in the arrangements for the dispatch of the First Fleet and the administration of the newly established penal colony in New South Wales during its early years. In 1795 he was appointed secretary of the Admiralty, possibly through the influence of Admiral Sir John Jervis. He was created a baronet in 1804 and was a lord of the Admiralty in 1804-06. After six years out of office he was governor of Bombay in 1812-19 and died at Loders, Dorset, on 2 October 1822. He is remembered by Point Nepean, Victoria, and the Nepean River, New South Wales
He served as the first effective Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department April 1782-December 1791, Under-Secretary of State for War in 1794, secretary to the Board of Admiralty 1795-1804, Chief Secretary for Ireland 1804-1805, Commissioner of the Admiralty , and governor of Bombay 1812-1819.
He was Member of Parliament for Queensborough from 1796 till 1802, then moving to Bridgport where he remained until 1812. He was made a baronet in 1802 and was elevated to the Privy Council of the United Kingdom in 1804.
The town of Nepean, Ontario , Canada , the Nepean River in New South Wales , Australia and the Nepean Highway from Melbourne to Portsea in the south east of Victoria , Australia and the Nepean Sea Road in Mumbai , India , were all named after him.