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Thomas Graves (1st Baron of Gravesend in the County of Londonderry)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth23.10.1725 - Thanckes, CornwallODNB
First Known Service1741ODNB
Father
Thomas GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1747
ODNB
MotherElizabeth BudgellODNB
WifeElizabeth Peere-Williams (d.1827) - Married 22.6.1771 - Ottery St MaryODNB
DaughterAnne Elizabeth [Hare] (d.1823)PEER
SonPeter William (d.1804)PEER
DaughterElizabeth Anne [Bagwell] ()ODNB
SonThomas North, 2nd Baron (1775-1835)PEER
Son-in-Law
Christopher John Williams NeshamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1810
ref:676
DaughterMargaret Anne [Nesham] (d.1808)PEER
BrotherWilliam, MP (c.1724-1801)HPO
Last Known Service4.1802ODNB
Date of Death9.2.1802 - Thanckes, CornwallODNB
Will Probated22.7.1802, PROB 11/1378/168

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
174124.6.1743
Norfolk (80) 1728-1749
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
ref:676
25.6.1743 LieutenantODNB
12.3.1754 CommanderODNB
12.3.17548.7.1755
Hazard (8) 1749-1783
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/93
ODNB
8.7.1755 CaptainODNB
8.7.175518.5.1757
Sheerness (24) 1743-1768
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/178
ODNB
18.5.175721.11.1760
Unicorn (28) 1748-1771
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/400
BWAS-1714
2.11.1757 Unicorn vs Hermione 
3.7.1759 Bombardment of Le Havre 
17611764Appointed Governor of NewfoundlandE-WIKI
15.5.17614.4.1764
Antelope (50) 1742-1783
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/315
BWAS-1714
14.11.176419.11.1767
Temeraire (74) 1759-1784
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/58
BWAS-1714
17.11.177023.5.1771
Cambridge (80) 1755-1808
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/315
BWAS-1714
14.1.177325.8.1775
Raisonable (64) 1768-1815
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/471
BWAS-1714
2.1.17755.1775Elected a Member of Parliament for East LooeHPO
25.8.177531.1.1776
Nonsuch (64) 1774-1802
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/118
BWAS-1714
17.3.177717.10.1778
Conqueror (74) 1773-1794
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/267
BWAS-1714
17.10.177819.3.1779
Conqueror (74) 1773-1794
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore
BWAS-1714
19.3.1779 Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
19.3.17791782
London (90) 1766-1811
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 107/3/474
BWAS-1714
19.3.1780 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
26.9.1780 Rear-Admiral of the RedADM 6/22
1781 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North AmericaE-WIKI
16.3.1781 Battle of Cape Henry 
5.9.1781 Commanded the British Center at the Battle of the Chesapeake 
7.178221.9.1782
Ramillies (74) 1763-1782
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 107/3/474
BWAS-1714
17.10.1782 Action of 1782-10-17 
18.10.1782 Action of 18 October 1782 
c.22.5.17869.7.1788
Powerful (74) 1783-1812
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the White
BWAS-1714
3.6.178614.7.1789Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Plymouth ADM 6/23/337ADM 6/23
24.9.1787 Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
17881790
Impregnable (98) 1786-1799
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 107/3/474
BWAS-1714
12.5.179024.3.1791
Cambridge (80) 1755-1808
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/24/474
BWAS-1714
21.9.1790 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
1793 
Cambridge (80) 1755-1808
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 107/3/474
BWAS-1714
2.17931794
Royal Sovereign (100) 1786-1841
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1825 Renamed "Captain"
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 107/3/474
BWAS-1714
1.2.1793 Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
12.4.1794 Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
24.10.1794 Created 1st Baron of Gravesend in the County of LondonderryHPO
1.6.1795 Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
14.5.1801 Appointed Companion of the Knight Companion of the Order of the BathTKE1
18029.2.1802
London (90) 1766-1811
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the White ADM 107/3/474
BWAS-1714


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