Richard Tyrrell

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1691 - Dublin ref:950
First Known Service29.11.1740CSORN
FatherJames Tyrrellref:950
WifeRussell Tankardref:950
DaughterAnn Barnesref:950
SonRichard Tyrrellref:950
DaughterCatherine Reilyref:950
Last Known Service5.3.1760CSORN
Date of Death26.6.1766 - West Indies ref:845
Cause of DeathFeverE-WIKI
Will Probated5.8.1766, PROB 11/921/58

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
29.11.1740 Lieutenant ADM 6/16/3CSORN
16.1.1741/4210.3.1741/42Launceston (44), Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/15/4ADM 6/15
5.3.1742/43 Commander ADM 6/16/190CSORN
5.3.1742/4325.12.1743Comet (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/190
Confirmed 17.6.1743
26.12.1743 Captain ADM 6/17/143CSORN
26.12.17434.9.1744Launceston (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/143
Issued by Peter Warren (1703-1752), Barbados
Confirmed 18.8.1746
4.9.174421.2.1744/45Deal Castle (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/511
Issued by Sir Charles Knowles (1st Baronet Knowles) (1704-1777), Barbados
Confirmed 2.2.1749/50
ADM 6/17
7.6.174528.4.1747Lyme (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/512
Issued by The Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (1698/99-1751), Barbados
Confirmed 27.2.1749/50
28.4.174716.9.1749Centaur (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/511
Issued by The Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (1698/99-1751), Barbados
Confirmed 30.1.1749/50
4.2.17551.3.1757Ipswich (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/128BWAS-1714
20.5.175729.1.1759Buckingham (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/401BWAS-1714
16.1.175919.1.1759Attack on Martinique 
20.1.17591.5.1759Capture of Guadeloupe 
25.6.17595.3.1760Foudroyant (80), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
21.10.1762 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/19/445CSORN
7.6.176326.6.1766Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Barbados & the Leeward Islands ADM 6/19/507ADM 6/19
6.176526.6.1766Princess Louisa (60), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714

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Posted by Jennifer Macdonell on Friday 15th of January 2021 16:52

Other sites, more believable put his birth as 1716 0r 17. He cannot have been born in 1691 as stated above with his first service as 1740 at the age of 50! Also thought born Kingswear, Devon, not Dublin. Maybe his father?

Posted by Sylvie on Friday 17th of August 2018 21:23

Correction...Catherine Reilly and Ann Barnes were both sisters of admiral Richard Tyrrell not his daughters and Richard Tyrrell was his nephew not his son!

Posted by Cy on Monday 7th of August 2017 06:57

Thanks, sorted him out a bit.

Posted by Tony Willoughby on Friday 4th of August 2017 16:29

Tyrrell. you have his date of death two years before his last known service - I think that he died in 1766

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