Sir Richard Bickerton (1st Baronet Bickerton of Upwood)

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth23.6.1727ODNB
First Known Service21.3.1738/39ODNB
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 Service25.2.1792ODNB
Date of Death25.2.1792 - London ODNB
Cause of DeathApoplectic fitODNB

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
21.3.1738/39 Entered the NavyODNB
21.3.1738/395.1742Suffolk (70), Captain's ServantODNB
4.3.1740/415.1741Operations against Cartagena 
1.5.174210.1742Stirling Castle (70), Captain's ServantODNB
10.1742 Stirling Castle (70), MidshipmanODNB
1745 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
8.2.1745/46 Lieutenant ADM 6/17/421CSORN
2.8.1758 Commander ADM 6/19/30CSORN
2.8.175821.8.1759Aetna (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/30
Commission confirmed 5.2.1759
21.8.1759 Captain ADM 6/19/96CSORN
21.8.17594.5.1761Glasgow (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/96
Commission confirmed 21.9.1759
4.5.176112.3.1762Lively (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/379
Commission confirmed 11.1.1762
176222.3.1763Port Mahon (20), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
27.4.17622.7.1762Devonshire (66), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/404ODNB
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havanna 
8.9.17628.1763Temeraire (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/542
Commission confirmed 3.10.1763
29.11.176626.5.1768Renown (30), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/148ODNB
17687.1768Ferret (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
1.11.1773 Augusta (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/525ODNB
10.17761779Terrible (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
29.5.1778 Created 1st Baronet Bickerton of UpwoodODNB
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
3.17806.1781Fortitude (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerODNB
2.17826.1784Gibraltar (80), as Flag Officer, CommodoreODNB
20.6.1783 2nd Battle of Cuddalore 
24.9.1787 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
179025.9.1792Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PlymouthEWIKI
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 WhiteCSORN
4.17919.1791Cambridge (80), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714


ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
TKE2The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IIWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site

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