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
SonSir Richard King (2nd Baronet of Bellevue) (1774-1834)E-WIKI
Grandfather Benjamin 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 Examination ADM 6/86/215RNLPC
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 SusannahE-WIKI
7.12.177028.1.1771Northumberland (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/321BWAS-1714
28.1.177128.2.1771Ardent (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
4.9.17918.1792Saint George (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-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
8.179210.2.1793Assistance (50), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
1.2.1793 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/24/201CSORN
11.2.17931.1795Stately (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 6/25/113ADM 6/25
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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