Sir John Kempthorne

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1620B051
First Known Service1657B051
FatherJohn Kempthorneref:571
MotherAgnes Simon (d.1652)ref:649
WifeJohanna Kempthorne (d.1691) - Married 1649ref:649
SonMorgan Kempthorne (1655-1681)ref:649
SonJohn Kempthorne (1651-1692)ref:649
SonRupert Kempthorne (d.1691)ref:649
BrotherSimon Kempthorne (1619-1679)ref:649
Last Known Service26.8.1679B051
Date of Death19.10.1679B051

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1649 Married Joannaref:571
1657 Eastland Merchant (32), Captain (Merchant) and Commanding Officerref:649
1664 CaptainCSORN
14.6.16643.10.1664Kent (40), Captain and Commanding OfficerB051
4.10.166425.11.1664Dunkirk (50), Captain and Commanding OfficerB051
26.11.166418.7.1665Royal James (70), Captain and Commanding OfficerB051
3.6.1665 Battle of Lowestoft 
19.7.166519.2.1665/66Old James (48), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
1666 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
16667.1666Royal Charles (80), Captain and Commanding OfficerB051
1.6.16664.6.1666Four Days Battle 
10.6.16663.12.1667Defiance (64), Rear-Admiral of the Blue and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
25.7.166626.7.1666Commanded the Blue Squadron, Van Division at the St James Day Battle 
26.3.166822.8.1668Warspite (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
22.2.1668/6913.6.1670Mary Rose (50), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
24.4.1670 Appointed Knight BachelorEWIKI
1672 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
16.1.1671/7210.4.1672Victory (82), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
8.4.167226.3.1673Saint Andrew (100), Rear-Admiral of the Red and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
28.5.1672 Commanded the Blue Squadron Van Division at the Battle of Solebay 
1673 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
27.3.167318.10.1673Saint Andrew (100), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedB051
28.5.1673 First Battle of Schooneveld 
4.6.1673 Second Battle of Schooneveld 
11.8.1673 Battle of Texel 
30.9.167510.1679Appointed Resident Commissioner at Portsmouth Dockyardref:571
25.11.1675 Appointed commissioner of the Navy at PortsmouthB051
12.3.1677/78 Vice-AdmiralCSORN
26.3.1678 Royal Charles (100), as Flag Officer, Vice-AdmiralB051
15.2.1678/7926.8.1679Elected a Member of Parliament for PortsmouthHPO


B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
ref:571Koninklijke Marine Web Site
ref:649Mariner's Mirror Vol 012 - Sir John KempthorneG. A. KempthorneDigital Book
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site

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Posted by Brian on Wednesday 20th of January 2016 02:26

London Gazette 1667 Plymouth Sept. 27: This evening arrived here Rear-Admiral Kempthorne from Kinsale from whence he came the 23 instant his whole number was 14 Man of War and merchant ships, but being tost by a storm his company was much dispersed, here are as yet arrived only the Defiance, Monk, Dreadnought, Dunkerk, Warspight, and Advice, with 3 or 4 merchant.

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