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
SonSir Richard Hussey Bickerton (2nd Baronet Bickerton of Upwood) (1759-1832)ODNB
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
30.6.17411.12.1742Suffolk (70), Able Seaman ADM 6/86/4ODNB
13.5.17438.9.1743Stirling Castle (70), Midshipman ADM 6/86/4ODNB
1.1.1745/46 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 6/86/4RNLPC
8.2.1745/46 Lieutenant ADM 6/17/421CSORN
2.8.1758 Commander ADM 6/19/30CSORN
2.8.175821.8.1759Aetna (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/30
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), North America
Commission confirmed 5.2.1759
BWAS-1714
21.8.1759 Captain ADM 6/19/96CSORN
21.8.17594.5.1761Glasgow (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/96
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 21.9.1759
BWAS-1714
4.5.176112.3.1762Lively (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/379
Issued by Charles Holmes (1711-1761), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 11.1.1762
ODNB
12.3.176222.3.1763Port Mahon (24), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
27.4.17622.7.1762Devonshire (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/404ODNB
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havana 
8.9.176210.8.1763Temeraire (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/542
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies
Commission confirmed 3.10.1763
ODNB
29.11.176626.5.1768Renown (30), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/148ODNB
26.5.176814.7.1768Ferret (14), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
14.1.17711.11.1773Marlborough (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/335BWAS-1714
24.6.1773 Appointed Knight BachelorTKE2
1.11.177329.10.1776Augusta (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/525ODNB
29.10.177630.11.1779Terrible (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/225BWAS-1714
29.5.1778 Created 1st Baronet Bickerton of UpwoodODNB
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
13.3.17809.11.1781Fortitude (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/97ODNB
5.8.1781 Battle of Dogger Bank 
9.11.17818.1.1782Cumberland (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/362ADM 6/22
8.1.178224.7.1784Gibraltar (80), as Flag Officer, CommodoreODNB
20.6.1783 2nd Battle of Cuddalore 
15.9.1786 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Barbados & the Leeward Islands ADM 6/23/355ADM 6/23
5.1.178712.12.1787Sibyl (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/372ADM 6/23
24.9.1787 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/23/417CSORN
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
8.17901791Impregnable (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
21.9.1790 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/24/68CSORN
22.1.179125.9.1792Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Plymouth ADM 6/24/103ADM 6/24
24.3.17919.1791Cambridge (80), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714


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