John Byron


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth8.11.1723TRN3
First Known Service2.1746TRN3
FatherWilliam Byron, 4th Baron (1669-1736)ref:676
MotherFrances Berkeleyref:676
WifeSophia Trevanion - Married 8.9.1748ref:676
SonGeorge Anson Byron (d.1793)ref:676
GrandsonLord George Anson Byron (7th Baron Byron) (1789-1868)NBD1849
BrotherLord William Byron (5th Baron Byron) (1722-1798)EWIKI
Last Known Service26.9.1780TRN3
Date of Death10.4.1786 - London TRN3

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
22.3.1745/46 Lieutenant ADM 6/17/77ADM 6/17
21.4.1746 Commander ADM 6/17/93ADM 6/17
21.4.174610.11.1746Vulture (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/93BWAS-1714
30.12.1746 Captain ADM 6/17/184CSORN
30.12.174623.10.1747Siren (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/184BWAS-1714
23.10.17479.8.1748Falkland (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/277BWAS-1714
8.8.1748 Married Sophia (9 children)ref:676
22.12.174826.8.1752Saint Albans (60), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 3.1.1748/49 ADM 6/17/426BWAS-1714
16.1.175317.10.1753Augusta (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/54BWAS-1714
17.10.17535.4.1757Vanguard (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/81BWAS-1714
5.4.175716.2.1759America (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/380BWAS-1714
5.9.17576.10.1757Raid on Rochefort 
16.2.175929.1.1763Fame (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/36BWAS-1714
8.7.1760 Commanded the British Ships at the Action in Chaleur Bay 
29.3.176111.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
26.3.176428.4.1765Dolphin (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/18BWAS-1714
18.6.1764 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — East Indies ADM 6/20/32ADM 6/20
14.2.1769 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Newfoundland ADM 6/20/227ADM 6/20
14.2.176919.2.1771Antelope (50), as Flag Officer, Commodore ADM 6/20/227BWAS-1714
8.1.177114.2.1772Panther (60), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
31.3.1775 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/83CSORN
28.4.1777 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/21/281CSORN
23.1.1778 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/21/356CSORN
29.1.1778 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/359CSORN
4.5.17781.1780Princess Royal (98), as Flag Officer, Vice-AdmiralBWAS-1714
6.11.17781779Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North America ADM 6/21/470ADM 6/21
6.7.1779 Battle of Grenada 
26.9.1780 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/22/175CSORN


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