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
25.7.17312.3.1731/32Rose (20), Midshipman ADM 107/3/304ADM107/3
30.3.173216.6.1736Scarborough (20), Midshipman ADM 107/3/304ADM107/3
23.10.1736 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/304ODNB
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 
2.12.174131.3.1743Chatham (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/486BWAS-1603
12.1.1743/4422.1.1747/48Bedford (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/298
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 18.12.1747
11.2.1743/4412.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon 
18.12.174727.2.1747/48Appointed Commander-in-Chief — River Medway and The Nore ADM 6/17/298ADM 6/17
4.17486.1748Folkestone (44), as Flag Officer, CommodoreODNB
3.6.174819.1.1748/49Appointed Commander-in-Chief — River Medway and The Nore ADM 6/17/365ADM 6/17
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
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
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
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
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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