Richard Matson

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1771CSORN
First Known Service15.10.1794CSORN
CousinGeorge William Matson (1794-1857)NBD1849
Last Known Service1847CSORN
Date of Death9.3.1848 - London - Thames CSORN
Cause of DeathApoplexyCSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
15.10.1794 LieutenantCSORN
1795 Bedford (74), LieutenantADM 171/8
14.3.1795 Action off Genoa 
13.7.1795 Battle of Hyeres 
7.10.1795 Action of 1795-10-07 
22.9.1797 CommanderCSORN
22.9.17971.1798Beaver (14), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
22.3.1799 CaptainCSORN
22.3.17991801Daphne (24), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
11.8.179920.8.1799Surrender of Surinam 
27.5.1825 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteNL1834
1847 Received the Naval General Service Medal with a clasp for an action with a French fleet and the capture of 2 sail of the line whilst serving on Bedford on 1795/03/14ADM 171/8


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NL1834The Navy List 1834The AdmiraltyBook

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