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)EWIKI
MotherCatherine Suckling (1725-1767)EWIKI
WifeFrances Herbert Nisbet (1761-1831) née Woollward - Married 11.3.1787 - Montpelier Estate, Nevis NAO
UncleMaurice Suckling (1726-1778)
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
CousinCharles Nelson (d.1862)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
24.4.177121.5.1771Raisonable (64), MidshipmanNAO
22.5.177118.7.1772Triumph (74), Captain's ServantNAO
7.5.177314.10.1773Carcass (14), MidshipmanNAO
15.10.1773 Triumph (74), Captain's ServantNAO
28.10.17734.4.1774Seahorse (24), MidshipmanNAO
5.4.177430.10.1775Seahorse (24), Able SeamanNAO
31.10.177514.3.1776Seahorse (24), MidshipmanNAO
15.3.177616.9.1776Dolphin (24), MidshipmanNAO
1.10.177610.4.1777Worcester (64), Acting LieutenantNAO
10.4.1777 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/276CSORN
10.4.17777.1777Lowestoffe (28), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/21/276NAO
2.7.17783.9.1778Bristol (50), Third LieutenantNAO
4.9.177820.12.1778Bristol (50), First LieutenantNAO
8.12.1778 Commander ADM 6/22/145CSORN
8.12.177819.6.1779Badger (14), Commander and Commanding Officer: On board from 1.1.1779 ADM 6/22/145
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1st Baronet of Bassingbourn) (1715-1811), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 27.6.1780
NAO
11.6.1779 Captain ADM 6/22/145CSORN
11.6.177922.3.1780Hinchingbrooke (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/145
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1st Baronet of Bassingbourn) (1715-1811), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 27.6.1780
BWAS-1714
18.5.178019.9.1780Janus (44), Captain and Commanding OfficerNAO
16.8.178025.11.1780Lion (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerNAO
15.8.17813.7.1783Albemarle (28), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 23.8.1781 ADM 6/22/325NAO
7.3.17838.3.1783Attack on Turk's Island 
20.3.178430.11.1787Boreas (28), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 24.3.1784 ADM 6/23/197NAO
31.1.179310.6.1796Agamemnon (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/199BWAS-1793
14.3.1795 Action off Genoa 
13.7.1795 Battle of Hyeres 
31.5.1796 Action of 1796-05-31 
6.17968.1796Captain (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
8.1796 Diadem (64), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
15.12.179613.2.1797Minerve (38), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1793
19.12.1796 Minerve vs Sabina 
13.2.179715.2.1797Captain (74), as Flag Officer, CommodoreNA-ROA
14.2.1797 2nd Battle of Cape St Vincent 
15.2.179720.2.1797Irresistible (74), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
20.2.1797 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/26/67CSORN
20.2.17973.1797Irresistible (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueODNB
5.179718.8.1797Theseus (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-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 
12.17977.6.1799Vanguard (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueNA-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 SicilyEWIKI
14.2.1799 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
8.6.179924.6.1800Foudroyant (80), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedNA-ROA
18.2.1800 Capture of the Généreux 
31.3.1800 Capture of the Guillaume Tell 
25.6.180013.7.1800Alexander (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedNAO
1.1.1801 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
17.1.18011.2.1801San Josef (114), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedNAO
1.2.180129.3.1801Saint George (98), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
27.3.18014.4.1801Elephant (74), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
2.4.1801 Commanded the Main Battle Line at the Battle of Copenhagen 
2.4.180119.6.1801Saint George (98), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueNA-ROA
5.18017.1801Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Baltic SeaEWIKI
19.5.1801 Appointed 1st Viscount NelsonBG
19.6.18011.7.1801Kite (18), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueNA-ROA
14.7.180124.7.1801Unite (32), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueNAO
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 
16.8.180129.8.1801Medusa (32), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueNAO
29.8.180130.8.1801Leyden (64), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueNAO
30.8.180122.10.1801Medusa (32), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueNAO
5.180321.10.1805Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean SeaEWIKI
8.5.180323.5.1803Victory (100), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueW009
23.5.180330.7.1803Amphion (32), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1793
30.7.180323.4.1804Victory (100), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueW009
23.4.1804 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
23.4.180421.10.1805Victory (100), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteNAO
21.10.1805 Commanded the The Weather Column at the Battle of Trafalgar 
21.10.1805 Commander-in-Chief at the Battle of Trafalgar 

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ref:950Geni Family History
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NA-ROAThe National Archive - Records of the Admiralty etc. Book
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
W009HMS VictoryUnknownWeb Site

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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