The Hon. John Leveson Gower


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth11.7.1740 - Wokingham, BerkshireTRN3
First Known Service18.11.1758TRN3
FatherJohn, 1st Earl GowerHPO
Father-in-LawThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)EWIKI
MotherMary Tufton (1701-1785)PEER
WifeFrancis Boscawen - Married 5.7.1773HPO
SonEdward Leveson Gower (1776-1853)EWIKI
SonAugustus Leveson Gower (1782-1802)EWIKI
Half-sisterGertrude [Russell] (1715-1794)PEER
Half-sisterMary [Wrottesley] (1717-1778)HPO
Half-sisterFrances [Sackville] (1720-1788)PEER
Half-brotherGranville, Visct. Trentham (1721-1803)HPO
Half-sisterElizabeth [Waldegrave] (1724-1784)PEER
Half-sisterEvelyn [FitzPatrick/Vernon] (1725-1763)PEER
BrotherThomas (1738-c.1738)EWIKI
Last Known Service1779TRN3
Date of Death15.8.1792TRN3

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
18.11.1758 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/46CSORN
6.2.1760 Commander ADM 6/19/134ADM 6/19
6.2.17603.6.1760Kingfisher (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/134ADM 6/19
30.6.1760 Captain ADM 6/19/178CSORN
30.6.176023.8.1760Flamborough (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/178BWAS-1714
23.8.17603.1763Quebec (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/192BWAS-1714
6.9.176430.11.1765Africa (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/49BWAS-1714
6.1.17669.6.1767Aeolus (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/100BWAS-1714
19.1.176910.12.1770Pearl (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/224BWAS-1714
20.9.177327.10.1775Albion (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/516BWAS-1714
2.10.17761779Valiant (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/226BWAS-1714
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
1.7.1779 Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM104
31.12.1779 Affair of Fielding and Bylandt 
1.17834.1783Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyHPO
12.17831789Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyHPO
9.4.17845.7.1790Elected a Member of Parliament for ApplebyHPO
6.17859.1785Hebe (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
24.9.1787 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
24.9.1787 Edgar (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
5.179010.1790Queen Charlotte (100), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
5.7.179015.8.1792Elected a Member of Parliament for Newcastle under LymeHPO
21.9.1790 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
3.17919.1791Formidable (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
PEERThe Peerage dot comVariousWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document

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