Michael Henry Pascal

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1736CSORN
Last Known Service29.11.1766CSORN
Date of Death1786CSORN
Will Probated8.5.1786, PROB 11/1142/88

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
17361742Service as a merchant seamanADM 107/5
14.7.1745 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 6/86/271RNLPC
9.12.1745 Lieutenant ADM 6/17/295CSORN
21.8.1759 Commander ADM 6/19/96CSORN
21.8.175918.12.1762Aetna (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/96
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 20.9.1759
29.3.176111.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
12.4.176330.4.1764Dispatch (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/481BWAS-1714
20.6.1765 Captain ADM 6/20/78CSORN
20.6.176529.11.1766Scarborough (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/78BWAS-1714
22.7.1779 Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM104

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Posted by Cy on Thursday 21st of February 2019 08:39

Pictures, sure. If you have one of him, which can be verified as free of copyright, then please let me have a copy via the home page email link and I'll put it on his page.

Posted by Hunter , A. on Wednesday 20th of February 2019 23:21

you should include pictures.

Posted by Ben murphy on Saturday 25th of March 2017 10:45

i need a picture of him!!

Posted by Aidan on Thursday 23rd of May 2013 12:21

Pascal was Lieutenant on Roebuck in 1757, then promoted to 1st. Lt. of Preston when she commissioned (also 1757). From there he went to Royal George (briefly), and then to be 6th Lt on Namur in 1758 for the attack on Louisburg. He remained on Namur (and was at the Battle of Lagos in 1759, where he was wounded) until Boscawen gave him command of Etna.

He owned a slave, Olaudah Equiano, who wrote an account of his own life that includes descriptions of his involvement in Louisburg, Lagos, Belle Isle and other engagements. He bought his freedom and became a successful trader and (perhaps unsurprisingly) a leading abolitionist.

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