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Samuel Mead


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service26.7.1707CSORN
Last Known Service9.1742CSORN
Date of Death21.10.1776CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
26.7.170715.1.1708/9
Dispatch (8) 1692-1712
British 8 Gun
Unrated Brigantine
, Ordinary Seaman ADM 107/3/40
ADM 107/3
15.1.1708/930.7.1709
Margate (14) 1709-1712
British 14 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Volunteer-per-order ADM 107/3/40
ADM 107/3
31.7.170928.11.1709
Hector (42) 1703-1718
British 42 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain's Servant ADM 107/3/40
ADM 107/3
29.11.170926.6.1710
Sweepstakes (42) 1709-1716
British 42 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Volunteer-per-order ADM 107/3/40
ADM 107/3
27.6.17104.2.1711/12
Woolwich (54) 1702-1736
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Ordinary Seaman ADM 107/3/40
ADM 107/3
5.2.1711/1219.2.1712/13
Nonsuch (54) 1696-1715
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman ADM 107/3/40
ADM 107/3
12.7.17133.6.1714
Lowestoffe (32) 1697-1722
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Midshipman ADM 107/3/40
ADM 107/3
4.6.171430.6.1714
Success (24) 1709-1748
British 24 Gun
Other Transport
1731 Renamed "Success Hulk"
, Able Seaman ADM 107/3/40
ADM 107/3
1.7.171420.7.1716
Success (24) 1709-1748
British 24 Gun
Other Transport
1731 Renamed "Success Hulk"
, Midshipman ADM 107/3/40
ADM 107/3
20.7.1716 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/40RNLPC
13.3.1717/18 Lieutenant ADM 6/12/205CSORN
13.3.1717/1815.6.1720
Tartar (32) 1702-1733
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Lieutenant ADM 6/12/205
Confirmed 21.6.1720
ADM 6/12
6.1725 CommanderCSORN
bef.9.5.172628.8.1727
Otter (6) 1721-1742
British 6 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
29.8.1727 Captain ADM 6/13/156CSORN
29.8.172724.11.1727
Dolphin (20) 1711-1730
British 20 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/13/156
ADM 6/13
25.11.172712.11.1731
Deal Castle (20) 1727-1746
British 20 Gun
4th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/175
BWAS-1714
16.5.17384.12.1738
Deptford (60) 1732-1767
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/117
BWAS-1714
29.1.1740/418.6.1741
Sandwich (90) 1715-1755
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/373
BWAS-1714
9.6.174126.9.1741
Duke (90) 1739-1769
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/426
BWAS-1714
9.1742 Superannuated CaptainCSORN


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Posted by Sylvia Wright on Sunday 8th of April 2018 18:03

Thanks Cy, I appreciate you looking.

I just found this on Geni : that he was a Commissioner of HM Customs from 1741-1746 - but can find no corroborating evidence. Can you help?
Many many thanks, Sylvia


Posted by Cy on Saturday 7th of April 2018 17:41

Rules were you had to be at least 20 with 6 years sea service. Sometimes rules were broken but he must have been no younger than 18 for certain. I probably have his passing certificate I'll look when I get back next week.


Posted by Sylvia Wright on Saturday 7th of April 2018 15:41

Do you know how old he would PROBABLY have been when he passed his Lieutenant's examination? I have a note that he was born in 1707 which would have made him 11 years old - surely too young?
His parents were Robert Mead/e and Mary Gideon. His neice was Margaret Gambier who met her husband, Admiral Sir Charles Middleton on board HMS Sandwich in about 1741 when he was serving as a Captain's servant. She was influential in abolishing the Slave Trade.
His grandfather was Rev. Matthew Mead/e who was an Independent Minister (on WiKipedia)in Stepney.
Thank you for putting this infomation on, I had despaired of finding out anything about him!

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