Michael Henry Pascal

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service9.12.1745CSORN
Last Known Service1766CSORN
Date of Death1786CSORN
Will Probated8.5.1786, PROB 11/1142/88

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
9.12.1745 LieutenantCSORN
1757 Roebuck (44), LieutenantPMD
17571758Preston (50), First LieutenantPMD
175821.8.1759Namur (90), LieutenantPMD
18.8.175919.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay 
21.8.1759 CommanderCSORN
21.8.17591.1763Aetna (8), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
4.6.17618.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
4.176320.6.1765Dispatch (10), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
20.6.1765 CaptainCSORN
20.6.17651766Scarborough (20), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
22.7.1779 Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM104


CSORN Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
PMD Private manuscript documents Book
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM104 ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document

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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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