Richard Lestock

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
14.1.1705/67.6.1706Vulture (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
18.5.171025.2.1712/13Weymouth (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/11/45BWAS-1603
7.8.1711 Capture of the San Joaquín 
16.2.1715/1628.1.1716/17Weymouth (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
15.3.1717/18 Barfleur (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
20.2.1728/292.7.1731Royal 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
8.174012.1740Victory (100), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-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
16.11.17413.1741/42Neptune (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
11.2.1743/4412.2.1743/44Commanded 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


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ref:1059Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900 Digital Book
ADM 6/6ADM 6/6 Commission and Warrent Book 1699 2 June-1702 26 Jan Archive
ADM 6/8ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive

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