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 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


Previous comments on this page

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!

Make a comment about this page





Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Tuesday 21st of January 2020 10:52Margaret SykesEdward Andrews (1782-?)
Monday 20th of January 2020 20:30Nick WilliamsThomas Blakiston (1790-?)
Saturday 18th of January 2020 19:42CyBritish Other Vessels hoy 'Unity' (1693) (4)
Saturday 18th of January 2020 17:44Charles DaceBritish Other Vessels hoy 'Unity' (1693) (4)
Thursday 16th of January 2020 10:01CyRené Joseph Bouvet de Précourt (1715-1782)