Richard Lestock


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth2.2.1678/79CSORN
First Known Service14.4.1701CSORN
FatherRichard Lestock (d.1713)ODNB
WifeSarah (d. 1744)EWIKI
SonRichard (1723-?)ref:1059
DaughterElizabeth [Peacock]EWIKI
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
14.1.1705/628.4.1706Vulture (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
3.1731/321733Kingston (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
1.17416.1741Boyne (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
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
11.2.174412.2.1744Commanded the Rear Division at the Battle of Toulon 
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
7.1746 Princess (70), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714


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