Sir Thomas Rich

Date of Birth1733ref:582
Place of BirthBerkshire CSORN
WifeAnn Willis 
Date of Death1803/04/06TRN3

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
Lieutenant, 1758/03/25CSORN
Appointed 5th Baronet Rich, 1762EWIKI
1763/041765Anson As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
Commander, 1769/03/01CSORN
1769/03/011771/02/14Senegal As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
Captain, 1771/02/14CSORN
1771/02/141773Gibraltar As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1775/041779Enterprise As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1780/041781/05Princessa As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1781/04/291781/04/30Battle of Fort RoyalBWAS-1714
1781/081782/04Sandwich As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1786/061789Culloden As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1790/051791/09Vengeance As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1792/121794/04Culloden As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1794/041795Culloden As Flag OfficerBWAS-1714
Rear-Admiral of the Blue, 1794/04/12CSORN
1794/06/01 Glorious 1st of JuneCSORN
Rear-Admiral of the Red, 1794/07/04CSORN
Vice-Admiral of the Blue, 1795/06/01CSORN
1795/07/13 Battle of HyeresCSORN
Vice-Admiral of the Red, 1799/02/14CSORN
Admiral of the Blue, 1801/01/01CSORN


ref:582 History of Parliament online Web Site
CSORN Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
TRN3 The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
EWIKI WikipediaVariousWeb Site
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
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Posted by Pamela Langton on Monday 24th of October 2016 05:55

I have been researching my family tree and I am very confused about Sir Thomas Rich and Ann. I have an Ann Willis in my tree who had a son William Willes. He in turn had 6 natural children with Mary Brooks born 1799. She is my 4th great grand mother. There is no proof of these links. Do you know if William Willes Sir Thomas Richs son? If so, I wonder why he did not take the Rich name when the 6 natural children he had with Elizabeth Burt did. Any help would be appreciated. regards. Pamela Langton

Posted by Bill Norton on Sunday 11th of October 2015 17:05

Sir Thomas Rich 5th Bt. Of Sonning. An Admiral of the Blue & M.P. (c.1733-6 April 1803). Son of Sir William Rich, 4th Bt., of Sonning by Elizabeth, da. of William Royall of Minstead, Hants. m. Ann, da. and coh. of Richard Willis of Digswell, Herts.

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