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Thomas Riggs


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1715 - Eastbourne ref:719
Baptism21.2.1720 - Woolbeding, Sussex ref:1673
First Known Service26.10.1738CSORN
FatherOgle Riggs (1688-1766)ref:719
MotherElizabeth Musgrave (1693-1762)ref:719
WifeAnne Bettesworth (c.1721-1793) - Married 29.9.1743 - 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 - At sea, South Carolina PROB11
Will Probated20.11.1754, PROB 11/812/101

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
26.10.173822.9.1739
Spy (8) 1732-1745
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Able Seaman ADM 6/86/100
ADM 6/86
23.9.173916.5.1740
Cumberland (80) 1739-1748
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman ADM 6/86/100
ADM 6/86
17.5.174012.7.1740
Salisbury (50) 1726-1749
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Volunteer ADM 6/86/100
ADM 6/86
13.7.174028.9.1740
Assistance (50) 1725-1745
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman ADM 6/86/100
ADM 6/86
29.9.174017.8.1741
Lichfield (50) 1730-1744
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman ADM 6/86/100
ADM 6/86
4.3.1740/415.1741Operations against Cartagena 
18.8.17412.5.1742
Firebrand (8) 1739-1743
British 8 Gun
Unrated Fireship
, Midshipman ADM 6/86/100
ADM 6/86
23.2.1742/4328.11.1743
Deptford (60) 1732-1767
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman ADM 6/86/100
ADM 6/86
29.11.17439.7.1744
Hound (8) 1732-1745
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Volunteer ADM 6/86/100
ADM 6/86
10.7.174414.3.1744/45
Launceston (44) 1741-1784
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
1752 Renamed "Launceston Hulk"
1758 Renamed "Launceston"
, Volunteer ADM 6/86/100
ADM 6/86
14.3.1744/45 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 6/86/100RNLPC
14.3.1744/45 LieutenantADM 6/16
14.3.1744/4513.4.1746
Launceston (44) 1741-1784
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
1752 Renamed "Launceston Hulk"
1758 Renamed "Launceston"
, Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/16/522
Issued by
Peter WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1748
, Barbados
Confirmed 3.8.1745
ADM 6/16
14.4.17461.5.1746
Mermaid (44) 1708-1748
British 44 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1744 Renamed "Mermaid"
, Second Lieutenant ADM 6/17/87
ADM 6/17
2.5.17466.7.1746
Poole (44) 1745-1765
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Second Lieutenant ADM 6/17/98
ADM 6/17
23.10.1746 CommanderCSORN
23.10.174616.2.1747/48
Terror (8) 1742-1754
British 8 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/165
BWAS-1714
16.5.175310.5.1754
Jamaica (10) 1744-1770
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/69
BWAS-1793


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