Sir Richard King (1st Baronet of Bellevue)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth10.8.1730 - Gosport NAO
First Known Service28.6.1738NAO
FatherCurtis King (d. 1745)ODNB
Mother Mary (fl. c.1700–c.1750), daughter of Lieutenant Benjamin Barnett RN (d. 1703)ODNB
WifeSusannah Margaretta CokerEWIKI
SonSir Richard King (2nd Baronet of Bellevue) (1774-1834)EWIKI
GrandfatherBenjamin Barnett (c.1669-1703)ODNB
Brother-in-law Commodore Curtis Barnett.ODNB
Last Known Service9.11.1805NAO
Date of Death7.11.1806NAO

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1.2.1745/46 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
1.2.1745/46 Lieutenant ADM 6/17/487CSORN
24.3.1747/4823.11.1749Preston (50), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/17/487
Issued by Thomas Griffin (1692-1771), East Indies
Commission confirmed 17.8.1749
ADM 6/17
23.7.1756 Commander ADM 6/18/426CSORN
23.7.17562.5.1757Blaze (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/426
Issued by Charles Watson (1714-1757)
Commission confirmed 6.8.1757
ADM 6/18
23.7.175619.1.1758Kingfisher (14), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
19.1.175829.1.1759Bonetta (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/474BWAS-1714
16.1.175919.1.1759Attack on Martinique 
20.1.17591.5.1759Capture of Guadeloupe 
29.1.1759 Captain ADM 6/19/97CSORN
29.1.175912.5.1759Rye (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/97
Issued by Sir John Moore (1717/18-1779), Barbados
Commission confirmed 25.10.1759
BWAS-1714
12.5.175916.1.1760Ludlow Castle (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/183
Issued by Sir John Moore (1717/18-1779), Barbados
Commission confirmed 22.7.1760
BWAS-1714
11.1.176018.7.1763Argo (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/126BWAS-1714
11.6.1761 Argo v Duc de Biron 
6.6.176214.8.1762Manilla operations 
24.9.17626.10.1762Battle of Manilla 
18.7.176324.6.1764Grafton (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/42
Issued by Sir Samuel Cornish (1st Baronet of Sharnbrook) (1715-1770), East Indies
Commission confirmed 6.8.1764
ADM 6/20
1769 Married SusannahEWIKI
7.12.177028.1.1771Northumberland (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/321BWAS-1714
28.1.17715.3.1771Ardent (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/344ADM 6/20
5.3.17717.12.1773Asia (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/358BWAS-1714
5.1.177819.1.1778Monmouth (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/351ADM 6/21
19.1.177815.10.1778Pallas (36), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/355BWAS-1714
14.9.1778 Occupation of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon 
15.10.177825.1.1779Europe (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/480
Issued by John Montagu (1719-1795), Newfoundland
Commission confirmed 30.11.1778
ADM 6/21
25.1.177925.1.1780Exeter (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/504BWAS-1714
1.17828.1782Exeter (64), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
17.2.1782 Battle of Sadras 
12.4.1782 Battle of Providien 
6.7.1782 2nd Battle of Negapatam 
8.17826.1784Hero (74), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
3.9.1782 Battle of Trincomalee 
20.6.1783 2nd Battle of Cuddalore 
2.6.1784 Appointed Knight BachelorTKE2
24.9.1787 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/23/417ADM 6/23
29.6.1790 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Downs ADM 6/24/45ADM 6/24
29.6.179023.8.1790Adventure (44), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
23.8.179029.3.1791Dictator (64), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
21.9.1790 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/24/68CSORN
29.3.17912.9.1791Saint George (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
4.9.179113.2.1793Saint George (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
1792 Created 1st Baronet of BellevueEWIKI
11.4.17921793Appointed Governor of NewfoundlandEWIKI
11.4.179221.5.1794Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Newfoundland ADM 6/24/162ADM 6/24
8.17921.1793Assistance (50), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
1.2.1793 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/24/201CSORN
11.2.17931794Stately (64), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
12.4.1794 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/25/30CSORN
4.7.1794 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/25/55CSORN
3.12.17941796Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Plymouth ADM 6/25/113ref:989
1.17951799Cambridge (80), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
1.6.1795 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/178CSORN
14.2.1799 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
9.11.1805 Admiral of the RedCSORN


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