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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
Son
George Anson ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1792
ref:676
Grandson
Lord George Anson Byron (7th Baron Byron)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1862
NBD1849
Brother
Lord William Byron (5th Baron Byron)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1744
E-WIKI
Last Known Service26.9.1780TRN3
Date of Death10.4.1786 - London TRN3

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
22.3.1745/46 LieutenantADM 6/17
21.4.1746 CommanderADM 6/17
21.4.174610.11.1746
Vulture (10) 1744-1761
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/93
BWAS-1714
30.12.1746 CaptainCSORN
30.12.174623.10.1747
Siren (20) 1745-1764
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/184
BWAS-1714
23.10.17479.8.1748
Falkland (50) 1744-1768
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/277
BWAS-1714
8.8.1748 Married Sophia (9 children)ref:676
22.12.174826.8.1752
Saint Albans (60) 1747-1765
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 3.1.1748/49 ADM 6/17/426
BWAS-1714
16.1.175317.10.1753
Augusta (60) 1736-1765
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/54
BWAS-1714
17.10.17535.4.1757
Vanguard (68) 1748-1774
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/81
BWAS-1714
5.4.175716.2.1759
America (60) 1757-1771
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 31.5.1757 ADM 6/18/380
BWAS-1714
5.9.17576.10.1757Raid on Rochefort 
16.2.175929.1.1763
Fame (74) 1759-1814
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1801 Renamed "Guildford"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/36
BWAS-1714
8.7.1760 Commanded the British Ships at the Action in Chaleur Bay 
29.3.176111.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
26.3.176428.4.1765
Dolphin (24) 1751-1777
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/18
BWAS-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
14.2.176919.2.1771
Antelope (50) 1742-1783
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore ADM 6/20/227
BWAS-1714
8.1.177114.2.1772
Panther (60) 1758-1813
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore
BWAS-1714
31.3.1775 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
28.4.1777 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
23.1.1778 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
29.1.1778 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
4.5.17781.1780
Princess Royal (98) 1773-1807
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral
BWAS-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 WhiteCSORN


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