Samuel Mead

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1.10.1707CSORN
Last Known Service10.1741CSORN
Date of Death21.10.1776CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1.10.17076.4.1709Dispatch (8), Ordinary Seaman ADM 107/3/40ADM107/3
7.4.17097.11.1709Margate (14), Volunteer-per-order ADM 107/3/40ADM107/3
8.11.170916.3.1709/10Hector (42), Captain's Servant ADM 107/3/40ADM107/3
17.3.1709/1030.10.1710Sweepstakes (42), Volunteer-per-order ADM 107/3/40ADM107/3
31.10.171026.6.1712Woolwich (54), Ordinary Seaman ADM 107/3/40ADM107/3
27.6.171211.7.1713Nonsuch (54), Midshipman ADM 107/3/40ADM107/3
12.7.17133.6.1714Lowestoffe (32), Midshipman ADM 107/3/40ADM107/3
4.6.171430.6.1714Success (24), Able Seaman ADM 107/3/40ADM107/3
1.7.171420.7.1716Success (24), Midshipman ADM 107/3/40ADM107/3
20.7.1716 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
13.3.1717/18 Lieutenant ADM 6/12/205CSORN
13.3.1717/1815.6.1720Tartar (32), Lieutenant ADM 6/12/205
Commission confirmed 21.6.1720
ADM 6/12
172628.8.1727Otter (6), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
29.8.1727 CaptainCSORN
29.8.172724.11.1727Dolphin (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/13/156ADM 6/13
25.11.172712.11.1731Deal Castle (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/175BWAS-1714
16.5.17384.12.1738Deptford (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/117BWAS-1714
29.1.1740/418.6.1741Sandwich (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/373BWAS-1714
9.6.174126.9.1741Duke (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/426BWAS-1714


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive

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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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