James Montagu

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth12.8.1752EWIKI
First Known Service18.10.1771EWIKI
FatherJohn Montagu (1719-1795)EWIKI
BrotherSir George Montagu (1750-1829)EWIKI
Last Known Service1.6.1794EWIKI
Date of Death1.6.1794BWAS-1714
Cause of DeathEnemy actionEWIKI

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
18.10.1771 Lieutenant ADM 6/20/468CSORN
11.9.1773 Commander ADM 6/21/25CSORN
11.9.177315.4.1774Tamar (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/25
Issued by John Montagu (1719-1795), North America
Commission confirmed 20.4.1774
ADM 6/21
14.11.1775 Captain ADM 6/21/136ADM 6/21
14.11.177524.12.1777Mercury (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/136BWAS-1714
6.12.17768.12.1776Occupation of Rhode Island 
22.7.177820.9.1780Medea (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/436BWAS-1714
20.10.1778 Action of 1778-10-20 
20.9.178016.3.1785Juno (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/173BWAS-1714
20.6.1783 2nd Battle of Cuddalore 
7.2.17931.6.1794Montagu (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/205BWAS-1714
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 


EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive

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Posted by Brian on Saturday 24th of May 2014 18:01

The Gentleman's magazine. v. 64:pt. 1 (1794).
James Montagu, esq. Captain of the Montagu man of war, to whose memory the Commons of Great Britain, have justly paid the tribute of a monument. He was the third son of Admiral Montague, of Fareham, Hants, the younger brother of Rear Admiral Montagu. In the naval action of this day, his skill was conspicuous and his bravery admiration of his brother officers. He was engaged with a three decker, and fell by a cannon ball, nearly at the close of the action, valiantly exerting himself in the cause of his country, who in him has lost an able officer, his family the best of relations. He was an affectionate son, a kind brother and a sincere friend.

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