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Sir Thomas Pye


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1713HPO
First Known Service11.4.1728TIMES
FatherHenry Pye (1683-1749)ODNB
MotherAnne BathurstODNB
Wife(d.1762)E-WIKI
MistressMrs. Anna Maria Bennett (d.1808) - Married 16.3.1764ODNB
DaughterMary ODNB
Son
Thomas Pye BennettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1790
E-WIKI
DaughterHarriet [Esten] (c.1761–1865)E-WIKI
BrotherHenry, MP (1709-66)HPO
Last Known Service1783TIMES
Date of Death26.12.1785 - London HPO

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
12.6.1734 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/252RNLPC
18.4.1735 LieutenantCSORN
18.4.173516.2.1735/36
Preston (50) 1708-1739
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1716 Renamed "Preston"
, Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/15/208
ADM 6/14
24.7.17404.8.1740
Victory (100) 1738-1744
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant
ADM/L
13.4.1741 CaptainCSORN
13.4.174116.6.1744
Seaford (20) 1741-1754
British 20 Gun
Unrated Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/408
BWAS-1714
19.8.174411.12.1747
Norfolk (80) 1728-1749
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/327
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1749
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 4.3.1747/48
BWAS-1714
6.4.174821.4.1748
Greenwich (50) 1748-1757
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 3/17/341
ADM 6/17
21.4.174823.3.1748/49
Norwich (50) 1745-1768
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 3/17/347
BWAS-1714
7.4.174928.12.1750
Humber (44) 1748-1762
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/453
BWAS-1714
6.4.17511.2.1751/52
Gosport (44) 1741-1768
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/545
BWAS-1714
4.2.1751/5222.5.1756
Advice (50) 1746-1756
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Commodore and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/24
BWAS-1714
28.3.17521756Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Barbados & the Leeward Islands ADM 6/18/29ADM 6/18
5.7.1758 Rear-Admiral of the BlueADM 6/18
19.3.1759 Rear-Admiral of the RedADM 6/19
21.10.1762 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
6.17632.1766Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PlymouthE-WIKI
17.2.17668.1767
Lark (32) 1762-1778
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
17.2.17661769Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Barbados & the Leeward Islands ADM 6/20/107ADM 6/20
8.17678.1769
Chatham (50) 1758-1814
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1810 Renamed "Tilbury"
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
18.10.1770 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
177118.5.1774Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PortsmouthE-WIKI
9.3.17719.10.1774Elected a Member of Parliament for RochesterHPO
1772 
Royal Oak (74) 1769-1815
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1805 Renamed "Assistance"
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1714
24.6.1773 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
24.6.1773 Appointed Knight BachelorTKE2
10.5.17771783Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Portsmouth ADM 6/21/285ADM 6/21
1778 
Princess Amelia (80) 1757-1788
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the White
BWAS-1714
29.1.1778 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
26.9.17803.1783Appointed Lieutenant-general of MarinesE-WIKI

Notes on Officer


ObituaryTIMES

The Times, December 28th, 1785:


" ......Monday died, at his house in Suffolk-street, Cavendish-Square, in the 74th year of his age, Sir Thomas Pye, Admiral of the White, and Lieutenant-General of the Marines.


He was a person of strictest probity of principle, the nicest sense of honour, and the most benevolent spirit, this or any age has produced. He was, perhaps, the best judge of maritime duty of his time, having served his King and Country in the Royal Navy sixty years, without exciting the enmity of any one person who was not also an enemy to virtue and sensibility...."




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