Sir Richard Spry

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1715EWIKI
First Known Service8.7.1733CSORN
FatherGeorge Spry (1685-1732)ODNB
MotherMary BullockODNB
GrandsonSir Thomas Spry (1754-1828)ref:676
SisterMary [Davey]ref:676
Last Known Service31.3.1775CSORN
Date of Death29.11.1775CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
2.12.1715 Baptized at St Anthony in Roseland, Place, CornwallODNB
1733 Entered the NavyODNB
26.6.1740 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/389ODNB
27.9.1740 LieutenantCSORN
4.9.1744 Commander ADM 6/17/213ADM 6/17
4.9.174412.2.1744/45Comet (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/213
Issued by Sir Charles Knowles (1st Baronet Knowles) (1704-1777), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 30.3.1747
23.9.1745 Captain ADM 6/17/197CSORN
23.9.174514.5.1750Chester (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/197BWAS-1714
20.6.1747 Action of June 20 1747 
17.10.17535.6.1754Garland (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/81BWAS-1714
12.6.175425.3.1755Gibraltar (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/103BWAS-1714
25.3.175527.1.1757Fougueux (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/149BWAS-1714
6.6.17558.6.1755Action of 6-8 June 1755 
27.1.175711.11.1761Orford (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/349BWAS-1714
8.175710.1757Louisbourg Expedition 
6.6.175827.7.1758The Siege of Louisbourg 
11.11.176125.8.1762Mars (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/362BWAS-1714
25.8.176210.1763Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North America ADM 6/19/432ADM 6/19
25.8.176225.10.1763Mars (74), as Flag Officer, Commodore ADM 6/19/432BWAS-1714
14.12.17632.4.1766Fubbs (12), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/555BWAS-1714
2.4.17662.5.1766Jersey (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/113ADM 6/20
2.4.176620.12.1769Jersey (60), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
5.5.17661769Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean Sea ADM 6/20/118ADM 6/20
18.10.1770 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/20/302CSORN
20.10.17707.11.1771Fame (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
24.10.1770 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/20/305ADM 6/20
1771 Lively (20), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
17712.2.1774Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PlymouthEWIKI
17721773Ocean (90), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
24.6.1773 Appointed Knight BachelorTKE2
31.3.1775 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/21/83CSORN


EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
TKE2The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IIWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book

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