Sir Robert Moorsom


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth8.6.1760 - Whitby NAO
First Known Service5.1.1784NAO
FatherRichard Moorsom (1729 - 1809)NAO
MotherMary Ward (1729-1816)NAO
WifeEleanor Scarth (1765 - 1828)NAO
SonWilliam Scarth MoorsomNAO
SonConstantine Richard Moorsom (1792-1861)NAO
SonHenry Robert MoorsomNAO
Last Known Service27.5.1825NAO
Date of Death14.4.1835 - CosgroveNAO

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
5.1.1784 Lieutenant ADM 6/23/225CSORN
15.11.1789 Commander ADM 6/24/105ADM 6/24
15.11.178928.10.1790Ariel (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/105
Commission confirmed 29.1.1791
BWAS-1714
22.11.1790 Captain ADM 6/24/88CSORN
22.11.1790 Grana (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/88ADM 6/24
6.4.179319.6.1793Niger (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/226BWAS-1714
26.8.179323.5.1794Astraea (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/263BWAS-1714
4.179511.1795Hindostan (56), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
12.4.18051.1806Revenge (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerNAO
21.10.1805 Battle of Trafalgar 
18101815Appointed Surveyor-general of the OrdinanceEWIKI
22.11.1810 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1.8.1811 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
12.8.1812 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
4.6.1814 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
2.1.1815 Created 1st Knight Commander of the Knight Commander of the Order of the BathTKE1
12.8.1819 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteEWIKI
16.5.1822 Married EleanorNAO
18241827Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The NoreEWIKI
27.5.1825 Vice-Admiral of the RedEWIKI

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book

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