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Sir Basil Keith


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1734ADM 107/4
First Known Service5.10.1747CSORN
FatherRobert Keith (d. 1774)ref:1059
MotherMargaret Cunninghamref:1059
BrotherLt. Gen. Sir Robert Murray (1730-1795)ref:1059
Last Known Service2.10.1769CSORN
Date of Death15.11.1777 - Jamaica CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
16.1.1754 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/267RNLPC
13.11.1756 LieutenantCSORN
18.10.1758 CommanderCSORN
18.10.175818.4.1759
Medway (6) 1756-1764
British 6 Gun
Unrated Storeship
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/549
ADM 6/18
18.4.17595.9.1759
Badger (10) 1745-1762
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/58
BWAS-1714
11.4.1760 CaptainCSORN
11.4.176021.7.1760
Dover (44) 1740-1763
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/157
BWAS-1714
21.7.17603.9.1763
Amazon (22) 1745-1763
British 22 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/182
BWAS-1714
25.8.176611.5.1769
Levant (28) 1758-1780
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/134
BWAS-1714
11.5.17692.10.1769
Preston (50) 1757-1815
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/259
Issued by
William ParryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1778

Confirmed 18.10.1769
BWAS-1714
10.12.17705.11.1771
Pearl (32) 1762-1832
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1825 Renamed "Prothee"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/323
ADM 6/20
10.6.1772 Appointed Knight BachelorTKE2
1.177415.11.1777Appointed Governor of JamaicaNMM


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Posted by Sonia Bennett Murray on Saturday 11th of June 2016 14:13

When did Sir Basil take regulations to the Mosquito Shore? (see CO/1323/6 p. 126.) In 1765 Admiral Burnaby delivered what became known as Burnaby's Code, but in 1773 the Code was described as Governor Dalling's Regulations. This is confusing!

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