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Jervis Henry Porter


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1717ADM 107/3
First Known Service8.3.1731/32CSORN
FatherHenry Porter (c.1691-1734)ref:950
StepfatherDr. Samuel Johnsonref:950
MotherElizabeth Jervis (1689-1752)ref:950
SisterLucy (1715-1786)ref:950
BrotherJosephref:950
Last Known Service26.3.1763CSORN
Date of Death31.3.1763CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
19.7.1739 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/340RNLPC
31.8.1739 Lieutenant ADM 6/15/218CSORN
16.11.1744 Commander ADM 6/16/375CSORN
16.11.17442.4.1746
Speedwell (10) 1744-1750
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/375
ADM 6/16
3.4.1746 Captain ADM 6/17/84CSORN
3.4.17465.12.1747
Flamborough (20) 1727-1749
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/84
BWAS-1714
5.12.174718.12.1748
Penzance (44) 1747-1766
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/291
BWAS-1714
12.4.175512.5.1757
Prince Frederick (64) 1740-1784
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/154
BWAS-1714
1.6.175816.3.1759
Magnanime (74) 1748-1775
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
SCHOMB
5.6.175812.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo 
16.3.175926.3.1763
Hercules (74) 1759-1784
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/45
BWAS-1714
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 


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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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