Sir Peter Parker (1st Baronet of Bassingbourn)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1715TRN3
First Known Service1743TRN3
FatherChristopher Parker (c.1682-1765)ODNB
WifeMargaret Nugent (d. 1803)ODNB
BrotherGeorgeref:950
Last Known Service16.9.1799TRN3
Date of Death21.12.1811TRN3

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1743 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationODNB
23.11.1743 Lieutenant ADM 6/17/200ADM 6/17
18.1.1743/4419.3.1743/44Neptune (90), Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/17/200
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 14.2.1746/47
ADM 6/17
11.2.174412.2.1744Battle of Toulon 
19.3.1743/4411.3.1744/45Barfleur (90), Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/17/200
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 14.2.1746/47
ADM 6/17
11.3.1744/45 Commander ADM 6/17/176ADM 6/17
11.3.1744/456.5.1747Maidstone (54), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/176
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 29.11.1746
ADM 6/17
6.5.1747 Captain ADM 6/17/223CSORN
6.5.174728.4.1749Margate (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/223BWAS-1714
21.5.175529.1.1759Woolwich (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/168BWAS-1714
16.1.175919.1.1759Attack on Martinique 
20.1.17591.5.1759Capture of Guadeloupe 
29.1.175912.5.1759Bristol (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/190
Issued by Sir John Moore (1717/18-1779), Barbados
Commission confirmed 14.8.1760
BWAS-1714
12.5.175920.1.1761Buckingham (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/190
Issued by Sir John Moore (1717/18-1779), Barbados
Commission confirmed 14.8.1760
BWAS-1714
20.1.176131.8.1762Buckingham (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/268ADM 6/19
29.3.176111.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
31.8.176223.1.1763Terrible (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/434BWAS-1714
10.6.1772 Appointed Knight BachelorTKE2
26.10.17731.11.1775Barfleur (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/524ODNB
c.13.10.177528.4.1777Bristol (50), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
1.11.177524.10.1776Royal Oak (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
6.9.177628.4.1777Chatham (50), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
6.12.17768.12.1776Commander-in-Chief at the Occupation of Rhode Island 
6.12.17768.12.1776Occupation of Rhode Island 
28.4.1777 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/281CSORN
28.4.17771778Chatham (50), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
28.4.17771779Bristol (50), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
11.6.177719.7.1781Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Jamaica ADM 6/21/291ADM 6/21
23.1.1778 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/21/356CSORN
29.1.1778 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/21/360CSORN
19.3.1779 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/524CSORN
1.1780 Ruby (64), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
26.9.1780 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/22/175CSORN
1781 Ruby (64), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
4.17828.1782Sandwich (90), as Flag Officer, Vice-AdmiralBWAS-1714
28.12.1782 Created 1st Baronet of BassingbournEWIKI
30.3.178413.3.1786Elected a Member of Parliament for SeafordHPO
19.2.178716.6.1790Elected a Member of Parliament for MaldonHPO
24.9.1787 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/23/415CSORN
12.17921799Royal William (84), as Flag Officer, AdmiralBWAS-1714
8.4.179314.9.1799Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Portsmouth ADM 6/24/227ADM 6/24
12.4.1794 Admiral of the White ADM 6/25/30CSORN
16.9.1799 Admiral of the FleetCSORN


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