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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
FatherThomas Graves (d.1755)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
DaughterMargaret Anne [Nesham] (d.1808)PEER
Son-in-LawChristopher John Williams Neshamref:676
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
174124.6.1743Norfolk (80), Midshipmanref:676
25.6.1743 Lieutenant ADM 6/16/429ODNB
12.3.1754 Commander ADM 6/18/93ODNB
12.3.17548.7.1755Hazard (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/93ODNB
8.7.1755 Captain ADM 6/18/178ODNB
8.7.175518.5.1757Sheerness (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/178ODNB
18.5.1757 Unicorn vs Invincible 
18.5.175715.5.1761Unicorn (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/400BWAS-1714
2.11.1757 Unicorn vs Hermione 
3.7.1759 Bombardment of Le Havre 
17611764Appointed Governor of NewfoundlandEWIKI
8.1.1761 Unicorn vs Vestale 
29.3.176111.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
15.5.17614.4.1764Antelope (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/315BWAS-1714
14.11.176419.11.1767Temeraire (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/58BWAS-1714
17.11.177023.5.1771Cambridge (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/315BWAS-1714
14.1.177325.8.1775Raisonable (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/471BWAS-1714
2.1.17755.1775Elected a Member of Parliament for East LooeHPO
25.8.177531.1.1776Nonsuch (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/118BWAS-1714
17.3.177717.10.1778Conqueror (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/267BWAS-1714
17.10.177819.3.1779Conqueror (74), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
19.3.1779 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/524BWAS-1714
19.3.17791782London (90), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
19.3.1780 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
26.9.1780 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/22/177ADM 6/22
1781 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North AmericaEWIKI
16.3.1781 Battle of Cape Henry 
5.9.1781 Commanded the British Center at the Battle of the Chesapeake 
7.178221.9.1782Ramillies (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
17.10.1782 Action of 1782-10-17 
18.10.1782 Action of 18 October 1782 
5.17861788Powerful (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
3.6.178614.7.1789Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Plymouth ADM 6/23/337ADM 6/23
24.9.1787 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/23/416BWAS-1714
17881790Impregnable (98), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
12.5.179024.3.1791Cambridge (80), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
21.9.1790 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/24/68BWAS-1714
1793 Cambridge (80), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
2.17931794Royal Sovereign (100), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
1.2.1793 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/24/200BWAS-1714
12.4.1794 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/30BWAS-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 White ADM 6/25/178BWAS-1714
14.5.1801 Appointed Companion of the Knight Companion of the Order of the BathTKE1
18024.1802London (90), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
PEERThe Peerage dot comVariousWeb Site
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book

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