George Robertson


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1739ADM 107/5
First Known Service1755CSORN
Last Known Service1.4.1786CSORN
Date of Death21.11.1791CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17551757Service as a merchant seamanADM 107/5
7.10.1761 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
5.3.1762 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/490CSORN
5.3.176226.7.1762Dorsetshire (68), Fourth Lieutenant ADM 6/19/490
Issued by Charles Saunders (1713-1775)
Commission confirmed 3.5.1763
ADM 6/19
26.7.17627.5.1763Dorsetshire (68), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/19/490
Issued by Charles Saunders (1713-1775)
Commission confirmed 3.5.1763
ADM 6/19
4.11.1778 Commander ADM 6/21/468CSORN
4.11.177813.9.1779Incendiary (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/468BWAS-1714
19.2.178015.8.1781Firebrand (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/91BWAS-1714
15.8.1781 Captain ADM 6/22/325CSORN
15.8.17811.5.1782Buffalo (30), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/325BWAS-1714
1.5.178218.1.1783Danae (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/461BWAS-1714
14.4.178315.1.1784Aeolus (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/49BWAS-1714
18.12.17831.4.1786Thisbe (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/173ADM 6/23

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
ADM 107/5ADM 107/5 1757-1762 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive

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Posted by William Beason on Monday 14th of July 2014 07:02

He was also offered a Knighthood by the Queen of England for his actions in the battle at Doggers Bank


Posted by William Beason on Monday 14th of July 2014 06:58

Capt. George Robertson was my 4th Great grandfather. Did you know he married Ann Lewis the daughter of Francis Lewis who signed the Declaration Of Independence. Their daughter Marianne married John Bird Sumner the Archbishop of Canterbury. Any information i can find is greatly appreciated, I'm still trying to confirm his birthdate and the correct William Robertson who was his father. thanks again....Bill Beason

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