Sir Thomas Staines

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1776 - Dent de Lion, near MargateODNB
First Known Service12.1789ODNB
WifeSarah BargraveODNB
Last Known Service12.1825ODNB
Date of Death13.7.1830 - Dent de Lion, near MargateODNB

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
12.1789 Entered the NavyODNB
12.17895.1792Solebay (32), MidshipmanODNB
5.17921793Speedy (14), MidshipmanODNB
17953.7.1796Victory (100), Master's MateODNB
13.7.1795 Battle of Hyeres 
3.7.1796 LieutenantCSORN
3.7.179612.10.1798Peterel (16), LieutenantODNB
12.10.1798 Taken prisoner and carried to Cartagena when the Peterel was taken by four Spanish frgatesODNB
12.1798 ExchangedODNB
12.179817.10.1799Peterel (16), LieutenantODNB
17.10.179915.5.1802Foudroyant (80), Third LieutenantODNB
18.2.1800 Capture of the Généreux 
31.3.1800 Capture of the Guillaume Tell 
1.180222.1.1802Romulus (22), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
5.180226.7.1802Cameleon (16), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
26.7.1802 CommanderCSORN
26.7.18029.1805Cameleon (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerODNB
22.1.1806 CaptainCSORN
3.180710.1809Cyane (22), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
24.6.180926.6.1809Operations in the Bay of Naples 
27.6.1809 Cyane vs Cerere 
6.12.1809 Appointed Knight BachelorODNB
5.18105.1812Hamadryad (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
6.18128.1815Briton (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
2.1.1815 Created 1st Knight Commander of the Knight Commander of the Order of the BathTKE1
31.5.1817 "Early on Saturday morning, the 31st ult. a duel was fought at Portsmouth, between Sir Thomas Staines, of the Royal Navy, and Major Holbrook, and there is a great danger that the wound Sir Thomas has received will deprive him of his only arm. A lady is said to have caused the dispute between these two officers"TIMES
5.1819 Married SarahODNB
10.182312.1825Superb (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
31.1.1828 Commanded the Allied Squadron at the Action at Grabusa 


ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book
TIMESThe Times (Newspaper) Document

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Wednesday 24th of April 2019 22:38

I believe the captain Staines died without legitimate issue. He did have two illegitimate daughters Mary and Margaret however.

Posted by Peter Stines on Wednesday 24th of April 2019 18:41

Our family surname was originally STAINES. I'd like to see some genealogy on Sir Thomas. My Gr-Great grandfather was William Staines born 1820 possibly in Liverpool. Wonder if he is part of the line ?

Posted by john flynn on Thursday 29th of November 2012 16:27

Why is there no reference to Hms Isis, which Staines commanded during this time?

Make a comment about this page

Recent comments to other pages
Date postedByPage
Monday 16th of September 2019 05:03Tim OakleyWilliam Richard Wallace
Sunday 15th of September 2019 16:40AvMBritish hired transport 'Smallbridge' (1809)
Sunday 15th of September 2019 16:39AvMBritish hired transport 'Smallbridge' (1809)
Sunday 15th of September 2019 16:38AvMBritish hired transport 'Smallbridge' (1809)
Sunday 15th of September 2019 16:34AvMBritish hired transport 'Smallbridge' (1809)