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 ExaminationRNLPC
13.11.1756 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/324CSORN
18.10.1758 Commander ADM 6/18/549CSORN
18.10.175818.4.1759Medway (6), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/549ADM 6/18
18.4.17595.9.1759Badger (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/58BWAS-1714
11.4.1760 Captain ADM 6/19/157CSORN
11.4.176021.7.1760Dover (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/157BWAS-1714
21.7.17603.9.1763Amazon (22), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/182BWAS-1714
25.8.176611.5.1769Levant (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/134BWAS-1714
11.5.17692.10.1769Preston (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/259
Issued by William Parry (c.1699-1779)
Commission confirmed 18.10.1769
BWAS-1714
10.12.17705.11.1771Pearl (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/323ADM 6/20
10.6.1772 Appointed Knight BachelorTKE2
1.177415.11.1777Appointed Governor of JamaicaNMM

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
ADM 107/4ADM 107/4 1745-1757 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ref:1059Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900 Digital Book
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
TKE2The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IIWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book
NMMNational Maritime Museum Website Web Site

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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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