Born in England about 1777. Heddington was a midshipman aboard the English ship Discovery which wintered in San Francisco and Monterey in 1792-95. He drew two views of Hawaii while there in 1814 and then returned to England.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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