Thomas Riggs


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1715 - Eastbourne ref:719
First Known Service26.10.1738CSORN
FatherOgle Riggs (1688-1766)ref:719
MotherElizabeth Musgrave (1693-1762)ref:719
WifeAnne Bettesworth (c.1721-1793) - Married 29.9.1748 - Stedham, Sussex ref:719
SisterMartha (1716-?)ref:719
SisterMary (1717-?)ref:719
SisterAnna [Chalcroft] (1720-?)ref:719
SisterMargaret [Newman] (1723-?)ref:719
SisterMercy (1727-1772)ref:719
SisterSarah [Boxall]ref:719
SisterCharlotte [Baker] (1733-?)ref:719
SisterFrances (1734-1771)ref:719
SisterJane (1735-?)ref:719
BrotherOgle (1736-1773)PROB11
BrotherHenry (1737-1823)PROB11
Last Known Service10.5.1754CSORN
Date of Death1754 - South Carolina PROB11
Will Probated20.11.1754, PROB 11/812/101

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
26.10.173822.9.1739Spy (8), Able Seaman ADM 6/86/100ADM 6/86
23.9.173916.5.1740Cumberland (80), Midshipman ADM 6/86/100ADM 6/86
17.5.174012.7.1740Salisbury (50), Volunteer ADM 6/86/100ADM 6/86
13.7.174028.9.1740Assistance (50), Midshipman ADM 6/86/100ADM 6/86
29.9.174017.8.1741Lichfield (50), Midshipman ADM 6/86/100ADM 6/86
4.3.1740/415.1741Operations against Cartagena 
18.8.17412.5.1742Firebrand (8), Midshipman ADM 6/86/100ADM 6/86
23.2.1742/4328.11.1743Deptford (60), Midshipman ADM 6/86/100ADM 6/86
29.11.17439.7.1744Hound (8), Volunteer ADM 6/86/100ADM 6/86
10.7.174414.3.1744/45Launceston (44), Volunteer ADM 6/86/100ADM 6/86
14.3.1744/45 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 6/86/100RNLPC
14.3.1744/45 Lieutenant ADM 6/16/522ADM 6/16
14.3.1744/4513.4.1746Launceston (44), Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/16/522
Issued by Peter Warren (1703-1752), Barbados
Confirmed 3.8.1745
ADM 6/16
14.4.17461.5.1746Mermaid (44), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/17/87ADM 6/17
2.5.17466.7.1746Poole (44), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/17/98ADM 6/17
23.10.1746 Commander ADM 6/17/165CSORN
23.10.174616.2.1747/48Terror (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/165BWAS-1714
16.5.175310.5.1754Jamaica (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/69BWAS-1793


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