James Sayer

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1721TRN3
First Known Service14.6.1736TRN3
Last Known Service1777TRN3
Date of Death15.10.1777CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
15.7.1742 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
19.12.1743 Lieutenant ADM 6/16/251CSORN
22.3.1745/46 Captain ADM 6/17/471CSORN
22.3.1745/4628.7.1749Richmond (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/471
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765), North America
Commission confirmed 23.4.1749
8.5.175616.1.1761Nassau (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/263BWAS-1714
8.175710.1757Louisbourg Expedition 
9.3.175824.5.1758Capture of Fort Louis 
29.12.1758 Capture of Goree 
22.2.176213.1.1763Lancaster (66), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/388BWAS-1714
4.176212.3.1763Nassau (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
18.10.1770 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/20/302ADM 6/20
31.3.1775 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/21/83CSORN
7.12.1775 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/155ADM 6/21
2.4.1776 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/21/175ADM 6/21


TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive

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Posted by Simon Fairthorne on Sunday 4th of August 2013 14:37

The memorials at Deptford and at Sandford both give his date of death as 29 October 1776, age 56

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