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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 CokerE-WIKI
Son
Sir Richard King (2nd Baronet of Bellevue)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1830
E-WIKI
Grandfather
Benjamin BarnettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1679-1703
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 Examination ADM 6/86/215RNLPC
1.2.1745/46 LieutenantCSORN
24.3.1747/4823.11.1749
Preston (50) 1742-1749
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Second Lieutenant ADM 6/17/487
Issued by
Thomas GriffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1762
, East Indies
Confirmed 17.8.1749
ADM 6/17
23.7.1756 CommanderCSORN
23.7.17562.5.1757
Blaze (10) 1756-1759
British 10 Gun
Unrated Fireship
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/426
Issued by
Charles WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1758

Confirmed 6.8.1757
ADM 6/18
23.7.175619.1.1758
Kingfisher (14) 1745-1763
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
19.1.175829.1.1759
Bonetta (10) 1756-1776
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/474
BWAS-1714
16.1.175919.1.1759Attack on Martinique 
20.1.17591.5.1759Capture of Guadeloupe 
29.1.1759 CaptainCSORN
29.1.175912.5.1759
Rye (20) 1746-1763
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/97
Issued by
Sir John MooreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1778
, Barbados
Confirmed 25.10.1759
BWAS-1714
12.5.175916.1.1760
Ludlow Castle (44) 1744-1771
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/183
Issued by
Sir John MooreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1778
, Barbados
Confirmed 22.7.1760
BWAS-1714
11.1.176018.7.1763
Argo (28) 1758-1776
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/126
BWAS-1714
11.6.1761 Argo v Duc de Biron 
6.6.176214.8.1762Manilla operations 
24.9.17626.10.1762Battle of Manilla 
18.7.176324.6.1764
Grafton (68) 1750-1767
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/42
Issued by
Sir Samuel Cornish (1st Baronet of Sharnbrook)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1770
, East Indies
Confirmed 6.8.1764
ADM 6/20
1769 Married SusannahE-WIKI
7.12.177028.1.1771
Northumberland (68) 1750-1780
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1777 Renamed "Leviathan"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/321
BWAS-1714
28.1.177128.2.1771
Ardent (64) 1764-1779
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/344
ADM 6/20
5.3.17717.12.1773
Asia (64) 1764-1804
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/358
BWAS-1714
5.1.177819.1.1778
Monmouth (64) 1772-1818
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1796 Renamed "Captivity"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/351
ADM 6/21
19.1.177815.10.1778
Pallas (36) 1757-1783
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/355
BWAS-1714
14.9.1778 Occupation of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon 
15.10.177825.1.1779
Europe (64) 1765-1814
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1778 Renamed "Europe"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/480
Issued by
John MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1787
, Newfoundland
Confirmed 30.11.1778
ADM 6/21
25.1.177925.1.1780
Exeter (64) 1763-1784
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/504
BWAS-1714
1.17828.1782
Exeter (64) 1763-1784
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore
BWAS-1714
17.2.1782 Battle of Sadras 
12.4.1782 Battle of Providien 
6.7.1782 2nd Battle of Negapatam 
8.17826.1784
Hero (74) 1759-1810
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1800 Renamed "Rochester"
, as Flag Officer, Commodore
BWAS-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 WhiteADM 6/23
29.6.1790 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Downs ADM 6/24/45ADM 6/24
29.6.179023.8.1790
Adventure (44) 1784-1816
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1714
23.8.179029.3.1791
Dictator (64) 1783-1817
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the White
BWAS-1714
21.9.1790 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
29.3.17912.9.1791
Saint George (98) 1785-1811
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1714
4.9.17918.1792
Saint George (98) 1785-1811
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1714
1792 Created 1st Baronet of BellevueE-WIKI
11.4.17921793Appointed Governor of NewfoundlandE-WIKI
11.4.179221.5.1794Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Newfoundland ADM 6/24/162ADM 6/24
8.179210.2.1793
Assistance (50) 1781-1802
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1714
1.2.1793 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
11.2.17931.1795
Stately (64) 1784-1814
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
12.4.1794 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
4.7.1794 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
3.12.17941796Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Plymouth ADM 6/25/113ADM 6/25
1.17951799
Cambridge (80) 1755-1808
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1714
1.6.1795 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
14.2.1799 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
9.11.1805 Admiral of the RedCSORN


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