John Aston


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1668ADM 107/1
First Known Service12.3.1689/90CSORN
A.K.A.ArstonBWAS-1603
Last Known Service6.3.1700/1699CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
12.3.1689/903.1.1691/92Deptford (50), Volunteer-per-order ADM 107/1/55ADM 107/1
30.6.1690 Battle of Beachy Head 
4.1.1691/9227.5.1692Deptford (50), Midshipman ADM 107/1/55ADM 107/1
19.5.1692 Battle of Barfleur 
28.5.169230.9.1692Lennox (70), Midshipman ADM 107/1/55ADM 107/1
1.10.169217.1.1692/93Hope (70), Volunteer-per-order ADM 107/1/55ADM 107/1
17.1.1693/94 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/1/55RNLPC
12.7.1695 Lieutenant ADM 6/3/65ADM 6/3
12.7.169523.9.1696Royal Katherine (84), Fourth Lieutenant ADM 6/3/65ADM 6/3
7.5.1697 CaptainBWAS-1603
7.5.16976.3.1698/99Penzance (22), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 106/483/213ADM 106
6.3.1698/99 Dismissed from the NavyBWAS-1603
6.3.1698/99 Court Martial held on 6 March, 1699 on board the Resolution at Spithead, Captain Basil Beaumont of the Resolution and Commander in Chief of ships at Spithead, President with 12 named officers, to enquire into complaints of the ship's company of the Penzance, Captain John Aston, for several irregularities, also for making Robert Patrick and John Evans discharged on the ship's books whereas they had run. The court found Captain Aston guilty and dismissed him from the command of the Penzance. Also Charles Reileigh of the Swiftsure was accused, with Moses Sunbury and Thomas Rumsey, of rape by Anne Hamlet of Ryde, Isle of Wight. In court she declared the information was false. The men were acquitted.ADM 106
6.3.1700/1699 John Aston, Captain, HMS Penzance. Crime: Financial irregularities. Verdict: Guilty. Sentence: Dismissed from his command.ADM 1/5260
7.7.1701 John Aston. Asks for an extension of leaveADM 106

Notes on Officer


Possible WillPROB11
Reference: PROB 11/690/351
Description: Will of John Aston, Commander of the Halifax in the Honorable the United English East India Company's Service of Stepney, Middlesex
Date: 11 July 1738



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