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Sir Richard Rodney Bligh


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth8.11.1737 - Gosport TRN3
First Known Service1750TRN3
Father
Richard BlighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1748
E-WIKI
WifeAnn Worsley (1744-1797) - Married 1765E-WIKI
WifeMary Golightly (1745-1834) - Married 28.6.1800E-WIKI
DaughterHarriet Worsley [Ricketts] (1767-?)ref:950
DaughterAnne [Driffield] (1769-?)ref:950
DaughterElizabeth [Peard] (1771-?)ref:950
DaughterSophia Holmes [Carter] (1775-1817)ref:950
Son
George Miller BlighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1816
ref:950
Nephew
Sir John BlighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1821
ref:616
Brother
John BlighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1783
ref:616
SisterSusanna (1739-?)ref:950
Last Known Service4.12.1813TRN3
Date of Death30.4.1821 - Belle Vue, SouthamptonODNB

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
8.11.1737 Baptized in Holy Trinity Church, GosportE-WIKI
1750 
Rainbow (44) 1747-1802
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
ref:616
1756 
Ramillies (90) 1749-1760
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
ODNB
20.5.1756 Battle of Minorca 
30.9.1757 LieutenantCSORN
22.10.1762 CommanderCSORN
22.10.176211.5.1764
Virgin (12) 1760-1764
British 12 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/38
Issued by
Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados
Confirmed 9.7.1764
BWAS-1714
27.10.17746.12.1777
Wasp (8) 1749-1781
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/56
BWAS-1714
6.12.1777 CaptainCSORN
6.12.17771.1.1780
Camel (24) 1776-1784
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/342
BWAS-1714
31.12.1779 Affair of Fielding and Bylandt 
1.1.178023.3.1782
Nemesis (28) 1780-1795
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/74
BWAS-1714
23.3.17823.4.1783
Asia (64) 1764-1804
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/432
BWAS-1714
20.10.1782 Battle of Cape Spartel 
24.9.178713.2.1788
Pegase (74) 1782-1815
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/414
BWAS-1714
24.8.179026.3.1791
Dictator (64) 1783-1817
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 28.8.1790 ADM 6/24/62
BWAS-1714
20.3.179415.4.1794
Excellent (74) 1787-1835
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/25/21
ADM 6/25
12.4.17946.11.1794
Alexander (74) 1778-1794
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 15.4.1794 ADM 6/25/29
BWAS-1714
23.10.1794 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
6.11.1794 Taken Prisonerref:676
5.1795 Released from captivityref:676
1.6.1795 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
1.6.179510.1799
Brunswick (74) 1790-1826
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red
ref:676
16.6.179517.6.1795First Battle of Groix 
8.17961799Appointed Second in Command — Jamaicaref:676
14.2.1799 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
10.1799 
Regulus (44) 1785-1816
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the White
ref:676
1.1.1801 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
180323.4.1804Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Leithref:676
11.180323.4.1804
Roebuck (44) 1774-1811
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1714
23.4.1804 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
28.4.1808 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
4.12.1813 Admiral of the RedCSORN
16.5.1820 Appointed Knight BachelorTKE1


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