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Sir John Kempthorne


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1620B051
First Known Service1657B051
FatherJohn Kempthorneref:571
MotherAgnes Simon (d.1652)ref:649
Wife - Married 1649ref:649
Son
Morgan KempthorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1668-1681
ref:649
Son
John KempthorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1678
ref:649
Son
Rupert KempthorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1691
ref:649
Brother
Simon KempthorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 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) 1654-1657
British 32 Gun
Merchant Merchantman
, Captain (Merchant) and Commanding Officer
ref:649
1664 CaptainCSORN
14.6.16643.10.1664
Kent (40) 1652-1672
British 40 Gun
4th Rate Ship
1660 Renamed "Kent"
, Captain and Commanding Officer
B051
4.10.166425.11.1664
Dunkirk (50) 1651-1703
British 50 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Dunkirk"
, Captain and Commanding Officer
B051
26.11.166418.7.1665
Royal James (70) 1658-1667
British 70 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Royal James"
, Captain and Commanding Officer
B051
3.6.1665 Battle of Lowestoft 
19.7.166519.2.1665/66
Old James (48) 1634-1682
British 48 Gun
2nd Rate Great Ship
1660 Renamed "Old James"
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
1666 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
16667.1666
Royal Charles (80) 1655-1667
British 80 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Royal Charles"
, Captain and Commanding Officer
B051
1.6.16664.6.1666Four Days Battle 
10.6.16663.12.1667
Defiance (64) 1666-1668
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Rear-Admiral of the Blue and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
25.7.166626.7.1666Commanded the Blue Squadron, Van Division at the St James Day Battle 
26.3.166822.8.1668
Warspite (64) 1666-1702
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
22.2.1668/6913.6.1670
Mary Rose (50) 1653-1691
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship
1660 Renamed "Mary Rose"
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
24.4.1670 Appointed Knight BachelorE-WIKI
1672 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
16.1.1671/7210.4.1672
Victory (82) 1666-1691
British 82 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
8.4.167226.3.1673
Saint Andrew (100) 1670-1702
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Rear-Admiral of the Red and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
28.5.1672 Commanded the Blue Squadron Van Division at the Battle of Solebay 
1673 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
27.3.167318.10.1673
Saint Andrew (100) 1670-1702
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red
B051
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) 1673-1693
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral
B051
15.2.1678/7926.8.1679Elected a Member of Parliament for PortsmouthHPO


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Posted by Geoffrey Kempthorne on Wednesday 18th of August 2021 05:32

I would like to find out more about my family history which seems to be hard to find


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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