Jervis Henry Porter

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
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
16.11.17442.4.1746Speedwell (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 

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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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