Richard Lestock


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth2.2.1678/79CSORN
First Known Service14.4.1701CSORN
FatherRichard Lestock (d.1713)ODNB
WifeSarah (d. 1744)E-WIKI
SonRichard (1723-?)ref:1059
DaughterElizabeth [Peacock]E-WIKI
Last Known Service5.6.1746CSORN
Date of Death1748CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
14.4.1701 LieutenantADM 6/6
14.4.17012.11.1701Cambridge (80), Third LieutenantADM 6/6
3.11.170126.1.1701/2Solebay (24), Lieutenant ADM 6/6/120ADM 6/6
27.1.1701/227.2.1703/4Exeter (60), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/6/140ADM 6/6
28.2.1703/417.12.1704Barfleur (90), Fourth Lieutenant ADM 6/8/56ADM 6/8
13.8.1704 Battle of Malaga 
18.12.170426.12.1704Britannia (100), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/8/123ADM 6/8
27.12.170413.1.1705/6Britannia (100), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/8/128ADM 6/8
14.1.1705/6 CommanderBWAS-1603
14.1.1705/628.4.1706Vulture (8), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
29.4.1706 Captain ADM 6/9/15CSORN
29.4.170614.4.1709Fowey (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/9/15
Commission confirmed 30.9.1706
BWAS-1603
18.5.171025.2.1712/13Weymouth (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/11/45BWAS-1603
7.8.1711 Capture of the San Joaquín 
16.2.1715/1631.1.1716/17Weymouth (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/62ADM 6/12
29.1.1716/179.12.1717Panther (54), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/85BWAS-1603
15.3.1717/1816.3.1717/18Barfleur (90), Second Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/118ADM 6/12
26.7.172819.2.1728/29Princess Amelia (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/211BWAS-1714
20.2.1728/2922.12.1729Royal Oak (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/14BWAS-1603
3.7.173120.2.1731/32Royal Oak (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/84ADM 6/14
29.1.1731/3220.2.1731/32Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Portsmouth ADM 6/14/100ADM 6/14
21.2.1731/32 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Jamaica ADM 6/14/102ADM 6/14
21.2.1731/3222.2.1733/34Kingston (60), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
22.2.1733/3412.4.1738Somerset (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/166BWAS-1714
13.4.17389.8.1739Grafton (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/106BWAS-1714
10.8.173911.1.1740/41Boyne (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/209BWAS-1714
12.1.1740/416.1741Boyne (80), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
16.11.1741 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean Sea ADM 6/15/478ADM 6/15
16.11.174112.3.1741/42Neptune (90), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
1.12.17417.12.1741Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Portsmouth ADM 6/15/485ADM 6/15
12.3.1741/42 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/16/28ADM 6/16
13.3.1741/428.1744Neptune (90), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
10.2.1742/4311.2.1742/43Commanded the Rear Division at the Battle of Toulon 
9.8.1743 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/16/207CSORN
7.12.1743 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/16/245CSORN
7.12.1743 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean Sea ADM 6/16/247ADM 6/16
5.1746 Court Martial held onto his conduct at the Battle of Toulon where he failed to follow orders. He was acquitted on a technicality.ref:1059
5.6.1746 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/17/112CSORN
5.6.1746 Princess (70), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714


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