Isaac Townsend

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1684ODNB
First Known Service15.1.1705/6ODNB
WifeElizabeth Larcum (1699-1754)ODNB
UncleIsaac Townsend (d.1731)ODNB
Last Known Service24.2.1757ODNB
Date of Death21.11.1765CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
15.1.1705/6 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/2/74ODNB
21.7.1706 Lieutenant ADM 6/9/85ADM 6/9
21.7.170631.8.1706Shrewsbury (80), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/9/85
Commission confirmed 29.7.1707
ADM 6/9
31.8.170620.3.1706/7Resolution (70), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/9/85
Commission confirmed 29.7.1707
19.3.1706/720.3.1706/7Loss of the Resolution 
24.9.170729.1.1707/8Hastings (42), Lieutenant ADM 6/9/93ADM 6/9
3.3.1717/1821.5.1718Dorsetshire (80), Second LieutenantODNB
7.3.1718/1921.11.1721Dorsetshire (80), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/12/157ADM 6/12
30.6.1719 CommanderODNB
30.6.17199.2.1719/20Poole (32), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
9.2.1719/20 Captain ADM 6/12/193CSORN
9.2.1719/201721Success (20), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
22.2.1733/3424.6.1739Plymouth (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/166BWAS-1714
24.6.17394.3.1739/40Berwick (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/324
Commission confirmed 26.8.1740
ADM 6/15
4.3.1739/4025.8.1740Shrewsbury (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/254BWAS-1603
19.6.1744 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/16/325ADM 6/16
27.10.17441.12.1744Appointed Commander-in-Chief — River Medway and The Nore ADM 6/16/376ADM 6/16
28.12.17441754Elected a Member of Parliament for PortsmouthODNB
2.17451.9.1746Dorsetshire (80), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1603
23.4.1745 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/16/469CSORN
1746 Commander of the British Fleet at Louisbourg  
1746 Pembroke (60), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
14.7.1746 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/17/128CSORN
15.7.1747 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/17/246CSORN
175421.11.1765Appointed Governor of Greenwich HospitalHPO
24.2.1757 Admiral of the White ADM 6/18/361ADM 6/18
28.3.175721.11.1765Elected a Member of Parliament for RochesterODNB


ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/9ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive

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