The Hon. George Townshend

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth29.10.1716TRN3
First Known Service1729TRN3
FatherCharles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend (1674–1738)ODNB
MotherDorothy Walpole (d. 1726)ODNB
Half-sisterHon. Elizabeth Townshend (d. 1785)EWIKI
Half-brotherCharles Townshend, 3rd Viscount Townshend (1700–1764)EWIKI
Half-brotherHon. Thomas Townshend (1701-1780)ODNB
Half-brotherHon. William Townshend (1702-1738)ODNB
Half-brotherHon. Roger Townshend (1708-1760)ODNB
BrotherHon. Augustus Townshend (1716-1746)ODNB
BrotherHon. Horatio Townshend (1718-1764)ODNB
BrotherVery Rev. Hon. Edward Townshend (1719-1765)ODNB
BrotherHon. Richard Townshend (1721-1721)ODNB
SisterHon. Dorothy Townshend (1722-1779)ODNB
SisterHon. Mary Townshend (1724–1776)EWIKI
Last Known Service10.12.1765TRN3
Date of Death8.1769TRN3

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
17291731Rose (20), MidshipmanODNB
17311736Scarborough (20), MidshipmanODNB
23.10.1736 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationODNB
12.11.1736 Lieutenant ADM 6/15/43ADM 6/15
30.1.1738/39 Captain ADM 6/15/157CSORN
30.1.1738/391.12.1741Tartar (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/157BWAS-1714
4.17405.7.1740Attack on St. Augustine 
2.12.17413.1742/43Chatham (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/486BWAS-1603
12.1.1743/441.1748Bedford (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/298
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 18.12.1747
11.2.1743/4412.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon 
4.17486.1748Folkestone (44), as Flag Officer, CommodoreODNB
4.11.17481752Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Jamaica ADM 6/17/404HJ-DB
174911.1752Gloucester (50), as Flag Officer, CommodoreODNB
17557.1757Appointed Commander-in-Chief — JamaicaHJ-DB
4.2.1755 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/18/130CSORN
7.17557.1757Dreadnought (60), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteODNB
4.6.1756 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/18/278CSORN
24.2.1757 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/18/362ADM 6/18
31.1.1758 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/18/480ADM 6/18
14.2.1759 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/19/36CSORN
10.12.1765 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/20/98ADM 6/20


TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
HJ-DBHistoric JamaicaFrank CundallBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive

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