Richard Willis

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth7.5.1755 - Dunston, LincolnshireCSORN
First Known Service30.3.1778CSORN
FatherRev Dr Francis Willis (1718-1807)ref:568
MotherMary Curtoisref:568
WifeAnn Child (d.1837)ref:568
Last Known Service14.6.1808CSORN
Date of Death29.1.1829 - Petworth, Sussex

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
23.10.1778 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/533CSORN
11.17837.1787Speedwell (14), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
21.5.1790 Commander ADM 6/24/32ADM 6/24
21.5.17904.8.1790Swan (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/32BWAS-1714
3.11.1790 Captain ADM 6/24/85CSORN
3.11.179022.11.1790Andromache (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/85ADM 6/24
14.6.1808 Superannuated Rear-AdmiralCSORN
20.3.1829 Will of Richard Willis, Real Admiral in His Majesty's Navy of Petworth , Sussex. PROB 11/1753/385ref:567


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ref:568The Willis family of Lincolnshire Web Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
ref:567The National Archive Web Site

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