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Lord Horatio Nelson (1st Baron Nelson of the Nile and of Hilborough)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth29.9.1758 - Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, Burnham Thorpe NAO
First Known Service24.4.1771NAO
FatherRev. Edmund Nelson (1722-1802)E-WIKI
MotherCatherine Suckling (1725-1767)E-WIKI
WifeFrances Herbert Nisbet (1761-1831) née Woollward - Married 11.3.1787 - Montpelier Estate, Nevis NAO
Uncle
Maurice SucklingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1778

BrotherEdmund (1750-1752)ref:950
BrotherRev. Maurice (1753-1801)ref:950
SisterSusannah [Bolton] (1755-1813)ref:950
BrotherWilliam, 1st Earl nelson (1757-1835)ref:950
SisterAnn [Clague] (1760-1783)ref:950
BrotherEdmund (1762-1789)ref:950
BrotherRev. Suckling (1764-1799)ref:950
BrotherGeorge (1765-1766)ref:950
SisterCatherine [Matcham] (1767-1842)ref:950
Cousin
Charles NelsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1846
NBD1849
Last Known Service20.2.1797NAO
Date of Death21.10.1805 - Aboard the VictoryNAO
Cause of DeathEnemy ActionNAO
Burial9.1.1806 - St Paul's Cathedral NAO

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
24.4.177121.5.1771
Raisonable (64) 1768-1815
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
NAO
22.5.177118.7.1772
Triumph (74) 1764-1850
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain's Servant
NAO
7.5.177314.10.1773
Carcass (14) 1759-1784
British 14 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
, Midshipman
NAO
15.10.1773 
Triumph (74) 1764-1850
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain's Servant
NAO
28.10.17734.4.1774
Seahorse (24) 1748-1784
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Midshipman
NAO
5.4.177430.10.1775
Seahorse (24) 1748-1784
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Able Seaman
NAO
31.10.177514.3.1776
Seahorse (24) 1748-1784
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Midshipman
NAO
15.3.177616.9.1776
Dolphin (24) 1751-1777
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Midshipman
NAO
1.10.177610.4.1777
Worcester (64) 1769-1816
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1788 Renamed "Worcester Hulk"
, Acting Lieutenant
NAO
10.4.1777 LieutenantCSORN
10.4.17777.1777
Lowestoffe (28) 1761-1801
British 28 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Second Lieutenant ADM 6/21/276
NAO
2.7.17783.9.1778
Bristol (50) 1775-1810
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lieutenant
NAO
4.9.177820.12.1778
Bristol (50) 1775-1810
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, First Lieutenant
NAO
8.12.1778 CommanderCSORN
8.12.177819.6.1779
Badger (14) 1777-1783
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer: On board from 1.1.1779 ADM 6/22/145
Issued by
Sir Peter Parker (1st Baronet of Bassingbourn)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
, Jamaica
Confirmed 27.6.1780
NAO
11.6.1779 CaptainCSORN
11.6.177922.3.1780
Hinchingbrooke (28) 1778-1783
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/145
Issued by
Sir Peter Parker (1st Baronet of Bassingbourn)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
, Jamaica
Confirmed 27.6.1780
BWAS-1714
18.5.178019.9.1780
Janus (44) 1778-1810
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
1788 Renamed "Dromedary"
, Captain and Commanding Officer
NAO
16.8.178025.11.1780
Lion (64) 1777-1837
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
NAO
15.8.17813.7.1783
Albemarle (28) 1779-1784
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 23.8.1781 ADM 6/22/325
NAO
7.3.17838.3.1783Attack on Turk's Island 
20.3.178430.11.1787
Boreas (28) 1774-1802
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 24.3.1784 ADM 6/23/197
NAO
31.1.179310.6.1796
Agamemnon (64) 1781-1809
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/199
BWAS-1793
14.3.1795 Action off Genoa 
13.7.1795 Battle of Hyeres 
31.5.1796 Action of 1796-05-31 
6.17968.1796
Captain (74) 1787-1813
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
8.1796 
Diadem (64) 1782-1832
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore
BWAS-1714
15.12.179613.2.1797
Minerve (38) 1795-1803
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, as Flag Officer, Commodore
BWAS-1793
19.12.1796 Minerve vs Sabina 
13.2.179715.2.1797
Captain (74) 1787-1813
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore
NA-ROA
14.2.1797 2nd Battle of Cape St Vincent 
15.2.179720.2.1797
Irresistible (74) 1782-1806
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore
BWAS-1714
20.2.1797 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
20.2.17973.1797
Irresistible (74) 1782-1806
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue
ODNB
5.179718.8.1797
Theseus (74) 1786-1814
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
27.5.1797 Appointed Companion of the Order of the BathTKE1
24.7.1797 Commanded the English Squadron at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife 
12.17977.6.1799
Vanguard (74) 1787-1821
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue
NA-ROA
1.8.1798 Commanded the British Fleet at the Battle of the Nile 
6.10.1798 Created 1st Baron Nelson of the Nile and of Burnham ThorpeBG
1799 Created 1st Duke of Bronté in the Kingdom of SicilyE-WIKI
14.2.1799 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
8.6.179924.6.1800
Foudroyant (80) 1798-1892
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red
NA-ROA
18.2.1800 Capture of the Généreux 
31.3.1800 Capture of the Guillaume Tell 
25.6.180013.7.1800
Alexander (74) 1795-1819
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red
NAO
1.1.1801 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
17.1.18011.2.1801
San Josef (114) 1797-1849
British 114 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red
NAO
1.2.180129.3.1801
Saint George (98) 1785-1811
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
27.3.18014.4.1801
Elephant (74) 1786-1830
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
2.4.1801 Commanded the Main Battle Line at the Battle of Copenhagen 
2.4.180119.6.1801
Saint George (98) 1785-1811
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
NA-ROA
5.18017.1801Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Baltic SeaE-WIKI
19.5.1801 Appointed 1st Viscount NelsonBG
19.6.18011.7.1801
Kite (18) 1795-1805
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
NA-ROA
14.7.180124.7.1801
Unite (32) 1796-1802
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
NAO
4.8.1801 Created 1st Baron Nelson of the Nile and of HilboroughBG
4.8.180116.8.1801Commanded the British Squadron at the Attacks on Boulogne 
16.8.180129.8.1801
Medusa (32) 1801-1816
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
NAO
29.8.180130.8.1801
Leyden (64) 1799-1815
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
NAO
30.8.180122.10.1801
Medusa (32) 1801-1816
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
NAO
5.180321.10.1805Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean SeaE-WIKI
8.5.180323.5.1803
Victory (100) 1765-2019
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
W009
23.5.180330.7.1803
Amphion (32) 1798-1820
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1793
30.7.180323.4.1804
Victory (100) 1765-2019
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
W009
23.4.1804 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
23.4.180421.10.1805
Victory (100) 1765-2019
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the White
NAO
21.10.1805 Commanded the The Weather Column at the Battle of Trafalgar 
21.10.1805 Commander-in-Chief at the Battle of Trafalgar 


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Kate Robinson on Tuesday 21st of May 2019 22:14

Nelson's sister Ann did not marry Clague. She died 1783 unmarried


Posted by Tony Willoughby on Thursday 13th of July 2017 10:02

many thanks


Posted by Cy on Thursday 13th of July 2017 10:01

Oops! Amazing how these things get into the data. Corrected it now.


Posted by Tony Willoughby on Thursday 13th of July 2017 09:52

You have his day of birth down as 28 September - I had always thought it to be 29 September


Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 13th of July 2012 19:20

31 Jan 1793 Vessels to be fitted out for Channel fleet Captain and Fortitude at Plymouth and Raisonable64 cap James Cranstoun and Agamemnon64 cap Nelson at Chatham both newly appointed captains

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