Edward Hopson

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1671ODNB
First Known Service10.1.1681/82CSORN
A.K.A.HopsonnADM 6/6
FatherAnthony Hopson (1640–1679), a gunner at Sandham FortODNB
UncleSir Thomas Hopson (1643-1717)ODNB
Last Known Service4.1.1727/28CSORN
Date of Death8.5.1728 - West Indies CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
10.1.1681/821684Swan (32), Captain's ServantODNB
1693 LieutenantODNB
1693 Bredah (70), LieutenantODNB
12.169411.1695Mary (60), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
1.12.1694 Lennox (70), First Lieutenant ADM 6/3/40ADM 6/3
169517.6.1695Larke (18), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
30.8.1695 Commander ADM 6/3/74ADM 6/3
30.8.169524.7.1696Germoon Prize (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/3/95ADM 6/3
24.7.1696 CaptainCSORN
24.7.169625.12.1701Thunderbolt (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
27.2.1700/115.1.1701/2Ranelagh (80), First Lieutenant ADM 6/6/63ADM 6/6
26.12.170127.11.1703Mary (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/6/126BWAS-1603
12.10.1702 Battle of Vigo 
19.5.17041.3.1714/15Mary (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/8/78BWAS-1603
2.3.1714/1510.2.1716/17Burford (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/30BWAS-1714
5.17191721Dorsetshire (80), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1603
8.5.1719 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/12/168CSORN
16.2.1722/23 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/13/50CSORN
17261727Stirling Castle (70), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
17261727Burford (70), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
19.4.1726 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/13/140CSORN
1727 Canterbury (60), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
1728 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — JamaicaHJ-DB
1728 Lion (60), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1603
17288.5.1728Leopard (50), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1603
4.1.1727/28 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/13/184CSORN


ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
CSORN Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
ADM 6/6 ADM 6/6 Commission and Warrent Book 1699 2 June-1702 26 Jan Archive
BWAS-1603 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/3 ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May Archive
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
HJ-DB Historic JamaicaFrank CundallBook

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Posted by Brian on Saturday 6th of February 2016 17:37

1728 April - Account that Vice-Admiral Hopson who commanded the squadron of his Majesty's ships in the West-Indies, died of the fever the 8th of that month after five days illness on board his Majesty's ship Leopard, off Grand Brue on the coast of New Spain; his body was brought in the same ship to Port Royal in Jamaica where it was to be buried. By his death the Command of his Majesty's squadron devolved upon Capt. S. Lo as eldest in Commision. His Majesty's ship the Lyon, out of which Vice-Admiral Hopson removed into the Leopard, the day before he was taken ill, had been very sickly, but the rest of the squadron continued in good health.

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