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Charles Proby


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service25.2.1744/45CSORN
WifeSarah (d.1783) - Married 1758ref:797
Last Known Service6.3.1772CSORN
Date of Death31.3.1799PROB11
Will Probated13.4.1799, PROB 11/1323/83

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
25.2.1744/45 Lieutenant ADM 6/17/240ADM 6/19
3.5.17452.8.1745
Russell (80) 1735-1762
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, First Lieutenant ADM 6/17/240
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 26.6.1747
ADM 6/19
2.8.174516.10.1745
Marlborough (90) 1732-1752
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lieutenant ADM 6/17/240
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 26.6.1747
ADM 6/19
16.10.1745 Commander ADM 6/17/417ADM 6/17
16.10.174518.12.1746
Terrible (6) 1730-1749
British 6 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/417
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 2.12.1748
BWAS-1714
17.9.1746 Captain ADM 6/17/226CSORN
17.9.174620.11.1746
Royal Oak (70) 1741-1764
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/226
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 20.5.1747
ADM 6/17
20.11.17468.11.1748
Lowestoffe (24) 1742-1749
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/407
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 15.11.1748
BWAS-1714
17.1.1748/4923.1.1753
Lyme (24) 1748-1760
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/431
BWAS-1714
2.10.175422.7.1756
Siren (20) 1745-1764
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/111
BWAS-1714
22.5.175514.6.1755British attack on Fort Beauséjour 
24.8.175611.11.1756
Namur (90) 1756-1804
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/303
ADM 6/18
15.11.175628.12.1759
Medway (60) 1755-1811
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1802 Renamed "Arundel"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/324
BWAS-1714
30.5.1757 Action of 30 May 1757 
5.9.17576.10.1757Raid on Rochefort 
24.3.17604.3.1763
Thunderer (74) 1760-1780
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/149
BWAS-1714
17.7.1761 Commander-in-Chief at the Action of 17th July 1761 
17.7.1761 Action of 17th July 1761 
6.5.176327.12.1763
Yarmouth (64) 1745-1811
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/493
BWAS-1714
17.12.1763 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — River Medway and The Nore ADM 6/19/556ADM 6/19
17.12.176312.10.1766
Yarmouth (64) 1745-1811
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Commodore and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/556
ADM 6/19
14.3.17696.3.1772
Pembroke (60) 1757-1793
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore ADM 6/86/273
BWAS-1714
8.6.1769 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean Sea ADM 6/20/241ADM 6/20
177131.3.1799Appointed Resident Commissioner at Chatham DockyardE-WIKI
1.1.177931.12.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM 104


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Posted by David LeBlanc on Thursday 3rd of May 2012 17:44

Investigating Captain Charles Proby during the Acadian Deportation from Acadia, during which time he commanded HMS Siren.

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