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Marriot Arbuthnot


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1711 - Weymouth ODNB
Baptism6.3.1711/12 - Wyke Regis, Weymouth ref:844
First Known Service25.3.1731ODNB
A.K.A.Marriot ArbuthnottODNB
FatherRobert Arbuthnotref:676
MotherSarah Buryref:676
WifeMartha Taver - Married 25.7.1745 - Fleet, Dorset ODNB
SonJohn Arbuthnot (d.1810)ref:844
SonCharles Arbuthnotref:844
Last Known Service1.2.1793ODNB
Date of Death31.1.1794 - 13 Leicester Square, London TRN3
Burial19.2.1794 - Wyke Regis, Dorset ref:719

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
25.3.173124.4.1733
Prince Frederick (70) 1714-1736
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1715 Renamed "Prince Frederick"
, Volunteer ADM 107/3/344
ADM 107/3
25.4.17335.11.1733
Princess Amelia (80) 1726-1752
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1727 Renamed "Princess Amelia"
, Midshipman ADM 107/3/344
ADM 107/3
6.11.173329.12.1734
Princess Louisa (40) 1728-1736
British 40 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Midshipman ADM 107/3/344
ADM 107/3
30.12.173428.8.1735
Winchelsea (20) 1708-1735
British 20 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Midshipman ADM 107/3/344
ADM 107/3
1.3.1736/3727.7.1737
Lichfield (50) 1730-1744
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman ADM 107/3/344
ADM 107/3
28.7.173721.8.1737
Lichfield (50) 1730-1744
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Able Seaman ADM 107/3/344
ADM 107/3
22.8.17378.9.1737
Argyll (50) 1722-1748
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Able Seaman ADM 107/3/344
ADM 107/3
9.9.173729.7.1738
Argyll (50) 1722-1748
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman ADM 107/3/344
ADM 107/3
30.7.173827.11.1738
Argyll (50) 1722-1748
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Acting Lieutenant ADM 6/15/344
ADM 107/3
20.12.173829.5.1739
Argyll (50) 1722-1748
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman ADM 107/3/344
ADM 107/3
30.5.173918.8.1739
Portland (50) 1723-1744
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Master's Mate ADM 107/3/344
ADM 107/3
18.8.1739 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/344RNLPC
21.8.1739 LieutenantADM 6/15
25.6.1746 CommanderBWAS-1714
25.6.174622.6.1747
Jamaica (10) 1744-1770
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/120
BWAS-1793
22.6.1747 CaptainTRN3
22.6.174712.10.1749
Triton (20) 1745-1758
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/239
BWAS-1714
12.10.17497.12.1752
Nightingale (22) 1746-1783
British 22 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/499
BWAS-1714
5.6.175420.12.1757
Garland (24) 1748-1783
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/103
BWAS-1714
15.11.17585.10.1761
Portland (50) 1744-1763
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/4
BWAS-1714
18.8.175919.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay 
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
5.10.176111.11.1761
Modeste (64) 1759-1800
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/354
ADM 6/19
11.11.176120.9.1763
Orford (68) 1749-1783
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/362
BWAS-1714
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havana 
20.10.177028.9.1773
Terrible (74) 1762-1781
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/303
BWAS-1714
15.8.17755.1776Appointed Resident Commissioner at Halifax ADM 6/21/115ODNB
26.4.17766.1778Appointed Governor of Nova ScotiaODNB
23.1.1778 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteTRN3
22.2.17794.1781Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North America ADM 6/21/513ADM 6/21
19.3.1779 Vice-Admiral of the BlueADM 6/21
1.17805.1780Operations against Charleston 
4.17801781
Roebuck (44) 1774-1811
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
26.9.1780 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteTRN3
17816.1781
Royal Oak (74) 1769-1815
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1805 Renamed "Assistance"
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the White
BWAS-1714
16.3.1781 Battle of Cape Henry 
14.4.1781 Action of 1781-04-14 
6.1781 Sailed for England and half-pay retirement.ODNB
24.9.1787 Vice-Admiral of the RedTRN3
1.2.1793 Admiral of the BlueTRN3


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Posted by Brian on Sunday 24th of January 2016 03:12

The Gentleman's Magazine, 1794, (Deaths) Jan. 31 - At his house in Great-Suffolk street, Charing-cross, in his 83rd year, Marriot Arbuthnot, esq. Admiral of the Blue. His last surviving son, who died a few years ago, married Elizabeth, the daughter of the Rev. Joseph Rumney, Vicar of Berwick upon Tweed. An amiable and beautiful young lady, to whom it is said, the Admiral has left his fortune.


Posted by Brian Stephens on Monday 7th of April 2014 20:00

Edinburgh Advertiser May 2, 1780
Extract of a letter from an officer in Admiral Arbuthnot's fleet, dated Charles-Town Bar, the 9th March.
We are in sight of the rebel flee, which is at anchor off Sullivan's Island. We expect to go in tomorrow with his Majesty's ships Renown, Romulus, Raleigh, Roebuck, Blonde, Perseus, Camilla, and the Germain armed ships. The rebel ships in sight are the Boston, Providence, Queen of France, Ranger, and Notre Dame with the Bricole of 20 twenty-four pounders, the Chamier frigate of 32 guns, and another ship of 20 guns. The last three are French. We are just now going over the bar. Our army will have a battery of 40 pieces of cannon against Charles-Town tomorrow.

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