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Edward Hopson


NationalityBritish 
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
Uncle
Sir Thomas HopsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1708
ODNB
Last Known Serviceaft.3.2.1730CSORN
Date of Death8.5.1728 - West Indies CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
10.1.1681/8212.9.1684
Swan (32) 1673-1692
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain's Servant
ODNB
1693 LieutenantODNB
169330.11.1694
Bredah (70) 1692-1730
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant ADM 107/1/257
ODNB
1.12.169429.8.1695
Lennox (70) 1678-1699
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, First Lieutenant ADM 6/3/40
Issued by
Lord Edward Russell (1st Earl of Orford)British
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702

Confirmed 12.3.1694/95
ADM 6/3
30.8.1695 CommanderADM 6/3
30.8.169523.7.1696
Germoon Prize (10) 1691-1700
British 10 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/3/95
ADM 6/3
25.5.1696 A commission as captain of the Lark was issued. The commission was cancelled.ADM 6/3
24.7.1696 CaptainCSORN
24.7.169631.3.1699
Thunderbolt (32) 1696-1731
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1699 Renamed "Thunderbolt Hulk"
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
27.2.1700/121.10.1701
Ranelagh (80) 1697-1723
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, First Lieutenant ADM 6/6/63
ADM 6/6
26.12.170127.11.1703
Mary (60) 1688-1703
British 60 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/6/126
BWAS-1603
12.10.1702 Battle of Vigo 
19.5.170412.9.1714
Mary (60) 1704-1737
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1728 Renamed "Princess Mary"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/8/78
BWAS-1603
2.3.1714/1529.12.1716
Burford (70) 1699-1719
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/30
BWAS-1714
8.5.1719 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
8.5.17191721
Dorsetshire (80) 1712-1749
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 107/3/206
BWAS-1603
16.2.1722/23 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
17261727
Stirling Castle (70) 1723-1771
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 107/1/257
BWAS-1714
17261727
Burford (70) 1722-1752
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 107/1/257
BWAS-1714
13.4.172625.4.1728
Canterbury (60) 1722-1741
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
19.4.1726 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1728 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — JamaicaHJ-DB
17288.5.1728
Lion (60) 1710-1735
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 107/3/206
BWAS-1603
4.1.1727/28 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN


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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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