An engineer was born at Aberdare, South Wales. From a fitter at Abernant, then on the Taff Vale, afterwards at Uskside, he entered the Russian Navy as engineer, then joined the Spanish, and, finally, was for some years in the Turkish Navy. During the American War, and while in the Russian service, he repeatedly ran the blockade. He was a most skilled engineer, and held several important positions in the navy, and at the arsenal. At the time of his death, he was assistant engineer at the Bute Docks, Cardiff.