Sir Edmund Affleck (1st Baronet of Dalham Hall)

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth19.4.1725 - Dalham Hall, Suffolk ODNB
First Known Service13.10.1740ref:898
FatherGilbert Affleck (1684?-1764)ODNB
MotherAnna DolbenODNB
WifeMrs Esther Creffield née Ruth (d 1787)ODNB
WifeMargaret Smithers née Burgess - Married 14.5.1788ODNB
NephewWilliam Affleck (1740-1791)ref:676
BrotherPhilip Affleck (1726-1799)ODNB
Last Known Service24.9.1787ODNB
Date of Death19.11.1788 - Colchester ODNB

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
 Commanded the Central division at the   
13.4.1745 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
25.7.1745 Lieutenant ADM 6/17/473CSORN
30.5.174610.5.1747Plymouth (60), First Lieutenant ADM 6/17/473
Issued by Thomas Davers (1689-1746), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 3.7.1749
ADM 6/17
3.8.1746 Action of 1746-08-03 
25.3.1747 Action of 25 March 1747 
5.6.1756 Commander ADM 6/18/277CSORN
5.6.175623.3.1757Albany (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/277ADM 6/18
23.3.1757 Captain ADM 6/18/373CSORN
23.3.17579.7.1759Mercury (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/373BWAS-1714
9.7.175913.11.1762Launceston (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/76BWAS-1714
4.6.17618.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
25.10.17707.1771San Antonio (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/304BWAS-1714
10.4.17781781Bedford (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/388ODNB
8.1.1780 Attack on the Caracas Convoy 
16.1.1780 Battle of Cape St. Vincent 
16.3.1781 Battle of Cape Henry 
5.9.1781 Battle of the Chesapeake 
17821783Bedford (74), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
25.1.178226.1.1782Commanded the British Rear at the Battle of Saint Kitts 
3.1782 Elected MP for ColchesterODNB
4.3.178219.11.1788Elected a Member of Parliament for ColchesterHPO
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
10.7.1782 Created 1st Baronet of Dalham HallHPO
1784 Rear-Admiral of the BlueODNB
24.9.1787 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
14.5.1788 Married MargaretODNB


ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ref:898The Mid-eighteenth century navy from the perspective of captain Thomas Burnett and his peersAnne Byrne McLeodThesis
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site

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