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John Perry

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1670 - Rodborough, Gloucestershire CSORN
First Known Service1690CSORN
FatherSamuel Perryref:1059
MotherSarah Nottref:1059
Last Known Service4.1698CSORN
Date of Death19.2.1733/34CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
Montagu (58) 1675-1698
British 58 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant
17.2.1691/92 CaptainCSORN
Owner's Love (10) 1688-1697
British 10 Gun
Unrated Fireship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
Cygnet (8) 1688-1693
British 8 Gun
Unrated Fireship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
20.9.1693 Capture of the Diamond 
30.4.1694  Reference: ADM 1/5254/49 Description: ff. 27-52 John Perry, Captain, HMS Cygnet. Royal Navy Court Martial, 30 April 1694. Crime: Loss of ship. Verdict: Guilty. Sentence: Imprisoned for 10 years and fined £1000.  CSORN
4.16981712In the service of Russiaref:1059

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Posted by Cy on Wednesday 14th of March 2018 13:19

Of course January 1690 in the Julian calendar is the same as Jan. 1691 in the Gregorian. I would want to see primary sources before deciding which one it is. (Although Jan 1690 Julian does appear likely)

Posted by Stefan Droste on Wednesday 14th of March 2018 00:22

Mistake: The Battle of the Montague with the privateer was in January 1691 (the dictionary errs on the date), so this is when Lt. Perry first is mentioned. It is correct on the Montague's page.

Posted by Stefan Droste on Monday 12th of March 2018 13:16

John Perry seems to have been a Lieutenant of the Montague, commanded by Captain John Layton, which battled a French privateer in January 1690.

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