Thomas Boston

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1735CSORN
First Known Service27.2.1768CSORN
FatherJohn Bostonref:719
WifeKitty Cockerell - Married 24.10.1783, Westminster PROB11
SonHenry Scott (1790-?)PROB11
Last Known Service1801CSORN
Date of Death5.7.1808 - Windsor CSORN
Will Probated2.8.1808, PROB 11/1483/179

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
17551756Service as a merchant seamanADM 107/5
12.2.1762 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
9.6.1762 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/415CSORN
27.2.17681770Spy (4), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
23.4.177630.7.1779Three Brothers, Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerPMD
30.7.1779 Commander ADM 6/22/10CSORN
30.7.177919.7.1781Sulphur (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/10BWAS-1714
19.7.1781 Captain ADM 6/22/315CSORN
19.7.17812.3.1782Edgar (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/315BWAS-1714
12.12.1781 2nd Battle of Ushant 
12.12.1781 Action of 1781-12-12 
8.5.178313.7.1784Latona (38), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 15.5.1783 ADM 6/23/64BWAS-1714
24.10.178719.11.1787Ambuscade (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/431BWAS-1714
1801 Superannuated Rear-AdmiralCSORN


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site Family History
PROB11England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 Archive
ADM 107/5ADM 107/5 1757-1762 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
PMDPrivate manuscript documents Book

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Posted by Bill Rayner on Saturday 7th of April 2018 20:52

Aye Cy, thank you for providing such an informative site. I have been researching the Boston family for approximately 10 years now and obtaining information can be "difficult"! My wife is a direct descendant of Thomas's sister May I ask if I can add the details of Thomas Boston's Naval career to my records, I do not intend to publish them for commercial gain and will include your website in the "Sources"?
Would you be interested in some details of Thomas Boston's immediate family? I would be happy to send you details with 'Sources', where I have them.
Yours sincerely, Bill Rayner

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