Captain Sir Charles Marsh Schomberg (1779-1835) was born in Dublin and entered the navy as a Midshipman in the yacht Dorset commanded by his father. Made lieutenant in 1795, he served in H.M.S. Minotaur at the battle of the Nile where he took possession of the French '74 L'Aguilon after she had surrendered. Thereafter he served on and around the Italian coast for the rest of 1798 until 1800, before going on the expedition to Egypt in 1801 during which he was Flag Lieutenant to Lord Keith in the Foudroyant. Promoted Commander in 1802 and Captain in 1803, he commanded the Madras, at Malta, until 1807 when he went to South America in the Foudroyant. Next appointed to the Astraea, it was in this ship that he fought a celebrated action off Tamatave, Madagascar, on 20th May 1811, which resulted in the capture of two French frigates. After the Napoleonic Wars ended, he served in the Mediterranean (1820-24), was afterwards Commodore and C.-in-C., Cape of Good Hope (1828-32), and his last appointment was as Lieut.-Governor of Dominica.