Jervis Henry Porter

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1717ADM107/3
First Known Service8.3.1731/32CSORN
Last Known Service26.3.1763CSORN
Date of Death31.3.1763CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
19.7.1739 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
31.8.1739 Lieutenant ADM 6/15/218CSORN
16.11.1744 Commander ADM 6/16/375CSORN
16.11.17442.4.1746Speedwell (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/375ADM 6/16
3.4.1746 Captain ADM 6/17/84CSORN
3.4.17465.12.1747Flamborough (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/84BWAS-1714
5.12.174718.12.1748Penzance (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/291BWAS-1714
12.4.175512.5.1757Prince Frederick (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/154BWAS-1714
1.6.175816.3.1759Magnanime (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerSCHOMB
5.6.175812.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo 
16.3.175926.3.1763Hercules (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/45BWAS-1714
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 


ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
SCHOMBNaval chronology; or, An historical summary of naval & maritime eventsIsaac SchombergDigital Book

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Posted by David Titley on Monday 27th of August 2018 17:33

captain Jervis Henry Porter was the elder son of Mrs Elizabeth Porter . Her second husband was Dr Samuel Johnson, writer of the Dictionary of the English Language 1755. When Jervis died he left all his considerable fortune to his older sister Lucy, including a diamond ring given to him by his crew. A testament to his qualities as captain.

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