The Hon. John Leveson Gower


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth11.7.1740 - Wokingham, BerkshireTRN3
First Known Service18.11.1758TRN3
FatherJohn, 1st Earl GowerHPO
MotherMary Tufton (1701-1785)PEER
Father-in-LawThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)EWIKI
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 Service1790TRN3
Date of Death15.8.1792TRN3
Cause of DeathApoplectic fitref:1059

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
23.8.17609.5.1763Quebec (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
2.10.177620.3.1779Valiant (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
10.4.178214.11.1782Victory (100), First Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/447ADM 6/22
20.10.1782 Battle of Cape Spartel 
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
23.5.17857.10.1785Hebe (38), as Flag Officer, Commodore ADM 6/23/282BWAS-1714
24.9.1787 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/23/417CSORN
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
8.7.1790 Appointed First Captain ADM 6/24/48

to Earl Howe

ADM 6/24
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
PEERThe Peerage dot comVariousWeb Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ref:1059Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900 Digital Book
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb 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
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive

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