Sir John Jervis (Viscount St Vincent)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth9.1.1734/35EWIKI
First Known Service6.1.1748/49EWIKI
FatherSwynfen Jervis (1700–1771)ODNB
MotherElizabeth Parker (1700–1770)ODNB
WifeMartha Parker - Married 5.6.1783HPO
Last Known Service6.7.1806EWIKI
Date of Death14.3.1823EWIKI

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
22.1.1755 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/289ODNB
19.2.1755 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/139CSORN
15.5.1759 Commander ADM 6/19/119CSORN
15.5.175911.2.1760Scorpion (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/119
Issued by Charles Saunders (1713-1775)
Commission confirmed 19.12.1759
BWAS-1714
22.5.176013.10.1760Albany (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/167BWAS-1714
13.10.1760 Captain ADM 6/19/203CSORN
13.10.176011.3.1763Gosport (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/203BWAS-1714
21.2.176929.6.1772Alarm (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/228BWAS-1714
8.5.177531.8.1775Kent (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/92BWAS-1714
9.8.17755.8.1778Foudroyant (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/111BWAS-1714
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
22.7.177926.12.1782Foudroyant (80), Captain and Commanding OfficerEWIKI
21.4.1782 Pégase vs Foudroyant 
29.5.1782 Appointed Companion of the Order of the BathTKE1
20.10.1782 Battle of Cape Spartel 
26.12.178214.1.1783Salisbury (50), as Flag Officer, Commodore ADM 6/22/565ADM 6/22
31.1.17835.4.1784Elected a Member of Parliament for LauncestonHPO
3.4.178418.6.1790Elected a Member of Parliament for Great YarmouthHPO
24.9.1787 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/23/417CSORN
24.9.178711.1787Carnatic (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
18.6.1790 Appointed First Captain ADM 6/24/41

to Admiral Barrington

ADM 6/24
19.6.17901.1794Elected a Member of Parliament for Chipping WycombeHPO
6.8.17908.12.1790Prince (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
21.9.1790 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/24/68CSORN
1.2.1793 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/24/201CSORN
24.9.1793 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Barbados & the Leeward Islands ADM 6/24/269ADM 6/24
5.11.17931.5.1795Boyne (98), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
12.4.1794 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/25/30CSORN
1.6.1795 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/178CSORN
2.10.17951799Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean Sea ADM 6/25/220ADM 6/25
3.12.179530.3.1797Victory (100), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueW009
14.2.1797 Commander-in-Chief at the 2nd Battle of Cape St Vincent 
14.2.1797 2nd Battle of Cape St Vincent 
6.17976.1799Ville de Paris (110), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1793
23.6.1797 Appointed 1st Earl St. VincentHPO
14.2.1799 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
18001803Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English ChannelEWIKI
4.18004.1801Ville de Paris (110), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1793
1801 Appointed Viscount St VincentEWIKI
19.2.180115.5.1804Appointed First Lord of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
20.2.180114.3.1823Appointed Privy CounsellorEWIKI
29.4.18027.1802Robust (74), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
9.11.1805 Admiral of the RedCSORN
18061807Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English ChannelEWIKI
17.2.18066.7.1806Hibernia (110), as Flag Officer, AdmiralBWAS-1793
2.1.1815 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathTKE1

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive
W009HMS VictoryUnknownWeb Site
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
OHMB4Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4: Admiralty Officials 1660-1870J.C. SaintyWeb Site

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