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 Serviceaft.3.2.1730CSORN
Date of Death8.5.1728 - West Indies CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
10.1.1681/8212.9.1684Swan (32), Captain's ServantODNB
1693 LieutenantODNB
169330.11.1694Bredah (70), Lieutenant ADM 107/1/257ODNB
1.12.169429.8.1695Lennox (70), First Lieutenant ADM 6/3/40ADM 6/3
30.8.1695 Commander ADM 6/3/74ADM 6/3
30.8.169523.7.1696Germoon Prize (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/3/95ADM 6/3
24.7.1696 CaptainCSORN
24.7.169631.3.1699Thunderbolt (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
27.2.1700/121.10.1701Ranelagh (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 
19.5.170412.9.1714Mary (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
8.5.1719 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/12/168CSORN
8.5.17191721Dorsetshire (80), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 107/3/206BWAS-1603
16.2.1722/23 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/13/50CSORN
17261727Stirling Castle (70), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 107/1/257BWAS-1714
17261727Burford (70), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 107/1/257BWAS-1714
13.4.172625.4.1728Canterbury (60), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
19.4.1726 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/13/140CSORN
1728 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — JamaicaHJ-DB
17288.5.1728Lion (60), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 107/3/206BWAS-1603
4.1.1727/28 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/13/184CSORN

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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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