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Sir Thomas Staines


NationalityBritish 
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
12.17895.1792
Solebay (32) 1785-1809
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Midshipman
ODNB
5.17921793
Speedy (14) 1782-1794
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Midshipman
ODNB
17953.7.1796
Victory (100) 1765-2019
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Master's Mate
ODNB
13.7.1795 Battle of Hyeres 
3.7.1796 LieutenantCSORN
3.7.179612.10.1798
Peterel (16) 1794-1827
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Lieutenant
ODNB
12.10.1798 Taken prisoner and carried to Cartagena when the Peterel was taken by four Spanish frgatesODNB
12.1798 ExchangedODNB
12.179817.10.1799
Peterel (16) 1794-1827
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Lieutenant
ODNB
17.10.179915.5.1802
Foudroyant (80) 1798-1892
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lieutenant
ODNB
18.2.1800 Capture of the Généreux 
31.3.1800 Capture of the Guillaume Tell 
1.180222.1.1802
Romulus (22) 1785-1816
British 22 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Lieutenant and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
5.180226.7.1802
Cameleon (16) 1795-1811
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Lieutenant and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
26.7.1802 CommanderCSORN
26.7.18029.1805
Cameleon (16) 1795-1811
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer
ODNB
22.1.1806 CaptainCSORN
3.180710.1809
Cyane (22) 1806-1815
British 22 Gun
6th Rate Post Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
24.6.180926.6.1809Operations in the Bay of Naples 
27.6.1809 Cyane vs Cerere 
6.12.1809 Appointed Knight BachelorODNB
5.18105.1812
Hamadryad (36) 1804-1815
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
6.18128.1815
Briton (38) 1812-1860
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
2.1.1815 Created 1st 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
10.182312.1825
Superb (74) 1798-1826
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
31.1.1828 Commanded the Allied Squadron at the Action at Grabusa 


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?

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