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 Service30.10.1757CSORN
Date of Death30.10.1757CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
16.9.1702 Lieutenant ADM 6/7/61CSORN
16.9.170228.2.1703/4Lennox (70), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/7/61ADM 6/7
12.10.1702 Battle of Vigo 
28.2.1703/427.12.1704Barfleur (90), Fifth Lieutenant ADM 6/8/49ADM 6/8
13.8.1704 Battle of Malaga 
18.12.170427.12.1704Britannia (100), Fourth Lieutenant ADM 6/8/123ADM 6/8
27.12.170414.1.1705/6Britannia (100), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/8/128ADM 6/8
22.1.1705/6 Captain ADM 6/8/223CSORN
22.1.1705/62.2.1705/6Dolphin (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/8/223BWAS-1603
2.2.1705/621.11.1707Rye (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/8/227BWAS-1603
21.11.170729.8.1712Jersey (54), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/9/103BWAS-1603
17.7.1711 Action off Cartagena 
7.8.1711 Capture of the San Joaquín 
2.3.1714/1511.3.1718/19Assistance (54), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/30BWAS-1714
11.3.1718/1920.8.1721Mary (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/158BWAS-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
4.4.172619.6.1727Grafton (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/13/109BWAS-1714
17391742Appointed Commander-in-Chief — JamaicaHJ-DB
9.7.1739 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/15/196CSORN
24.7.17391741Burford (70), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-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 
2.17404.1740Strafford (60), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
17411742Princess Caroline (80), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
21.2.1740/4127.4.1741Elected a Member of Parliament for PortsmouthHPO
8.5.174130.10.1757Elected a Member of Parliament for IpswichHPO
6.174111.1742Boyne (80), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
12.3.1741/42 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/16/28CSORN
9.8.1743 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/16/207CSORN
23.4.1745 Admiral of the White ADM 6/16/469CSORN
10.17456.1748Royal George (100), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
ADM 6/7ADM 6/7 Commission and Warrent Book 1702 28 Jan.-1703 6 July Archive
ADM 6/8ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
HJ-DBHistoric JamaicaFrank CundallBook

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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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