Locker, Edward Hawke (1777 -1849)
Edward Hawke Locker was born 9 October 1777, the youngest son of Captain William Locker, Royal Navy. He was educated at Eton, and entered the Navy Pay Office in 1795, from which he was promoted to be Second Secretary to the Board of Control. In 1804 he became Civil Secretary to Sir Edward Pellew, afterwards Viscount Exmouth, and served with him in this capacity during his command in the East Indies 1804 1809, in North Spain 1810, and in the Mediterranean 1811 1814. The emoluments of his office, particularly as prize agent in the East Indies, left him in easy circumstances, and in 1815, he married the daughter of the Reverend Jonathan Boucher, and settled for a time at Windsor. In 1819 he was made Secretary to Greenwich Hospital, where he inaugurated the collection of naval pictures, and in 1824 was appointed Civil Commissioner, a post he held until 1844. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society. He died 16 October 1849 and was succeeded by his son Frederick (1821 1895), the well known book collector, who assumed the additional surname of Lampson in 1885.