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Sir Richard Bickerton (1st Baronet Bickerton of Upwood)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth23.6.1727ODNB
First Known Service15.1.1737/38ODNB
FatherHenry Bickerton (d.1746)ODNB
MotherMary DowdallODNB
WifeMary Anne Hussey (d.1811) - Married 2.1.1758ODNB
SonODNB
Last Known Service25.9.1792ODNB
Date of Death25.2.1792 - London ODNB
Cause of DeathApoplectic fitODNB

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
21.3.1738/39 Entered the NavyODNB
30.6.17411.12.1742
Suffolk (70) 1739-1765
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Able Seaman ADM 6/86/4
ODNB
13.5.17438.9.1743
Stirling Castle (70) 1742-1762
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman ADM 6/86/4
ODNB
1.1.1745/46 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 6/86/4RNLPC
8.2.1745/46 LieutenantCSORN
2.8.1758 CommanderCSORN
2.8.175821.8.1759
Aetna (16) 1756-1763
British 16 Gun
Unrated Fireship
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/30
Issued by
The Hon. Edward BoscawenBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Administrator
Marine
Service 1726-1759
, North America
Confirmed 5.2.1759
BWAS-1714
21.8.1759 CaptainCSORN
21.8.17594.5.1761
Glasgow (20) 1757-1779
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/96
Issued by
The Hon. Edward BoscawenBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Administrator
Marine
Service 1726-1759
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 21.9.1759
BWAS-1714
4.5.176112.3.1762
Lively (20) 1756-1778
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/379
Issued by
Charles HolmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1761
, Jamaica
Confirmed 11.1.1762
ODNB
12.3.176222.3.1763
Port Mahon (24) 1740-1763
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
27.4.17622.7.1762
Devonshire (70) 1747-1772
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/404
ODNB
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havana 
8.9.176210.8.1763
Temeraire (74) 1759-1784
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/542
Issued by
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
, East Indies
Confirmed 3.10.1763
ODNB
29.11.176626.5.1768
Renown (30) 1747-1771
British 30 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
1748 Renamed "Renown"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/148
ODNB
26.5.176814.7.1768
Ferret (14) 1760-1776
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
14.1.17711.11.1773
Marlborough (74) 1767-1800
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/335
BWAS-1714
24.6.1773 Appointed Knight BachelorTKE2
1.11.177329.10.1776
Princess Augusta (6) 1773-1818
British 6 Gun
6th Rate Yacht
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/525
ODNB
29.10.177630.11.1779
Terrible (74) 1762-1781
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/225
BWAS-1714
29.5.1778 Created 1st Baronet Bickerton of UpwoodODNB
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
13.3.17809.11.1781
Fortitude (74) 1780-1820
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/97
ODNB
5.8.1781 Battle of Dogger Bank 
9.11.17818.1.1782
Cumberland (74) 1774-1804
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/362
ADM 6/22
8.1.178224.7.1784
Gibraltar (80) 1780-1836
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore
ODNB
20.6.1783 2nd Battle of Cuddalore 
15.9.1786 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Barbados & the Leeward Islands ADM 6/23/355ADM 6/23
5.1.178712.12.1787
Sibyl (28) 1779-1798
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
1795 Renamed "Garland"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/372
ADM 6/23
24.9.1787 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
14.7.178922.1.1791Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Plymouth ADM 6/23/538ADM 6/23
19.6.179025.2.1792Elected a Member of Parliament for RochesterHPO
8.17901791
Impregnable (98) 1786-1799
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
21.9.1790 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
22.1.179125.9.1792Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Plymouth ADM 6/24/103ADM 6/24
24.3.17919.1791
Cambridge (80) 1755-1808
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the White
BWAS-1714


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