Sir Richard Onslow (1st Baronet of Althain)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth23.6.1741CSORN
First Known Service17.12.1758CSORN
FatherLieutenant-General Richard Onslow (c.1697–1760)ODNB
MotherPooley WaltonODNB
Wife Anne Michell, daughter of Commodore Matthew Michell - Married 1773ODNB
Last Known Service9.11.1805CSORN
Date of Death27.12.1817

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17.12.1758 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/208CSORN
11.2.1761 Commander ADM 6/19/277CSORN
11.2.176114.4.1762Martin (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/277BWAS-1714
14.4.1762 Captain ADM 6/19/401CSORN
14.4.176216.9.1762Humber (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/401BWAS-1714
29.11.176222.5.1763Phoenix (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/452BWAS-1714
18.1.176613.7.1769Aquilon (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/103BWAS-1714
12.10.177018.1.1773Diana (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/299BWAS-1714
18.1.177321.4.1773Achilles (60), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 22.1.1773 ADM 6/20/489
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792)
Commission confirmed 21.4.1773
ref:559
31.10.177621.2.1780Saint Albans (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/225BWAS-1714
14.12.177815.12.1778Battle of St. Lucia 
21.2.17807.6.1783Bellona (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/91BWAS-1714
20.10.1782 Battle of Cape Spartel 
23.10.178731.3.1789Triumph (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/423ADM 6/23
31.3.17895.9.1791Magnificent (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/517BWAS-1714
1.2.1793 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/24/201CSORN
12.4.1794 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/25/30CSORN
4.7.1794 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/25/55CSORN
1.6.1795 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/25/179CSORN
17961799Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PlymouthEWIKI
1797 Created 1st Baronet of AlthainEWIKI
7.17978.1797Nassau (64), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
9.17971798Monarch (74), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
11.10.1797 Commanded the Lee Column at the Battle of Camperdown 
14.2.1799 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
23.4.1804 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
9.11.1805 Admiral of the RedCSORN
2.1.1815 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathTKE1

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:559Australlian RoyaltyMarion PurnellWeb Site
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book

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