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Edward Vernon


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth12.11.1684HPO
First Known Service16.9.1702CSORN
FatherRt. Hon. James Vernon, MPHPO
MotherMary BuckHPO
WifeSarah Best - Married c.1729HPO
SonUnknownHPO
SonUnknownHPO
SonUnknownHPO
BrotherJames, MP (1677–1756)HPO
Last Known Service11.4.1746CSORN
Date of Death30.10.1757CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
16.9.1702 LieutenantCSORN
16.9.170228.2.1703/4
Lennox (70) 1701-1721
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lieutenant ADM 6/7/61
ADM 6/7
12.10.1702 Battle of Vigo 
28.2.1703/427.12.1704
Barfleur (90) 1697-1713
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Fifth Lieutenant ADM 6/8/49
ADM 6/8
13.8.1704 Battle of Malaga 
18.12.170427.12.1704
Britannia (100) 1682-1715
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Fourth Lieutenant ADM 6/8/123
ADM 6/8
27.12.170414.1.1705/6
Britannia (100) 1682-1715
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lieutenant ADM 6/8/128
ADM 6/8
22.1.1705/6 CaptainCSORN
22.1.1705/62.2.1705/6
Dolphin (24) 1690-1709
British 24 Gun
5th Rate Fireship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/8/223
BWAS-1603
2.2.1705/621.11.1707
Rye (32) 1696-1727
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/8/227
BWAS-1603
21.11.170729.8.1712
Jersey (54) 1698-1763
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1731 Renamed "Jersey Hulk"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/9/103
BWAS-1603
17.7.1711 Action off Cartagena 
7.8.1711 Capture of the San Joaquín 
2.3.1714/1514.10.1717
Assistance (54) 1710-1720
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 4.3.1714/15 ADM 6/12/30
BWAS-1714
11.3.1718/1920.8.1721
Mary (60) 1704-1737
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1728 Renamed "Princess Mary"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/158
BWAS-1603
18.5.17191720Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Jamaica ADM 6/12/171ADM 6/12
12.4.17223.5.1734Elected a Member of Parliament for PenrynHPO
4.4.172619.6.1727
Grafton (70) 1725-1744
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/13/109
BWAS-1714
17391742Appointed Commander-in-Chief — JamaicaHJ-DB
9.7.1739 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
24.7.17391741
Burford (70) 1722-1752
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
25.7.17391741Commander of the British Fleet in the West indies  
21.11.1739 Commander-in-Chief at the Attack on Puerto Bello 
21.11.1739 Attack on Puerto Bello 
2.17404.1740
Strafford (60) 1735-1756
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
17411742
Princess Caroline (80) 1731-1764
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the White
BWAS-1714
21.2.1740/4127.4.1741Elected a Member of Parliament for PortsmouthHPO
8.5.174130.10.1757Elected a Member of Parliament for IpswichHPO
6.174111.1742
Boyne (80) 1739-1763
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the White
BWAS-1714
12.3.1741/42 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
9.8.1743 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
23.4.1745 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
10.174512.1745
Royal George (100) 1715-1767
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1756 Renamed "Royal Anne"
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
1.12.1745 Asked to be releived after he was not made a commander in chief.E-WIKI
11.4.1746 Dismissed from the NavyE-WIKI


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Posted by Brian on Thursday 29th of May 2014 18:35

Death announcement - The Gentleman's magazine. v. 27 (1757).
Oct 30 - Edw. Vernon Esq. member for Ipswich, (he was some years ago vice admiral of the blue) at his seat at Nacton, in Suffolk. His taking Porto Bello are to recent and to well known to want repeating.

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