Robert Brice


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1730 - Ireland TRN3
First Known Service28.8.1746TRN3
A.K.A.KingsmillHPO
FatherCharles Brice (1684–1748)HPO
MotherJane RobinsonHPO
WifeElizabeth Corry (1716–1783) - Married 8.2.1763 - Saint James, Westminster HPO
Last Known Service9.11.1805TRN3
Date of Death23.11.1805 - Hampshire TRN3

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
5.7.1754 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
29.4.1756 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/260CSORN
3.7.1761 Commander ADM 6/19/326CSORN
3.7.17617.4.1762Swallow (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/326BWAS-1714
19.4.176226.5.1762Guadaloupe, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/454ADM 6/19
26.5.1762 Captain ADM 6/19/453CSORN
26.5.17624.11.1762Crescent (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/453
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 6.12.1762
BWAS-1714
1766 Took the name Kingsmill, his wife having succeeded to the Kingsmill estate of Sydmonton.HPO
9.3.17783.12.1778Vigilant (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/376BWAS-1714
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
1.7.1779 Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM104
15.12.17798.9.1780Elected a Member of Parliament for Yarmouth IOWHPO
12.17821.1783Elizabeth (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
3.178324.4.1786Elizabeth (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
5.4.178419.6.1790Elected a Member of Parliament for TregonyHPO
3.17918.1791Duke (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1.2.1793 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1794 Swiftsure (74), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
12.4.1794 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
6.5.1794 Swiftsure vs Atalante 
4.7.1794 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1.6.1795 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
17961800Polyphemus (64), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
12.1797 Comeet (14), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1793
1799 Appointed Commander-in-ChiefTRN4
14.2.1799 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
23.4.1804 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
9.11.1805 Admiral of the RedCSORN

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TRN4The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IVWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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