Francis Woolridge


NationalityBritish 
RolesSailor 
First Known Service1760/01/24CSORN
A.K.A.Francis WooldridgeADM6
A.K.A.Francis WoolrigeCSORN
Last Known Service1796/11CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1760/01/24 LieutenantCSORN
1778/01/231778America (64), Second LieutenantADM6
1778/07/27 1st Battle of Ushant 
1781 Southampton (32), Lieutenantref:935
1781/07/21 Southampton vs Fée 
1782/06/29 CommanderCSORN
1792/121796/11Fortune (16), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714

Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORN Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
ADM6 ADM 6 Admiralty:Service Records, Registers, Returns and CertificatesAuthorityArchive
ref:935 Naval and Military Memoirs of Great BritainRobert BeatsonDigital Book
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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Posted by Cy on Saturday 18th of February 2012 09:32

Thanks Bob
As you can see I've added some of your information. Do you have a date for the appointment to Endeavour? There is a 14-gun schooner purchased Oct 1781 which I would assume to be the vessel?


Posted by Bob Brooks on Saturday 18th of February 2012 00:06

Called "Francis Woolrige" in Syrett&Dinardo[your W032]
Called "Francis Wooldridge" when appointed 2d Lt, America (3d/64) on 23 Jan 1778 (ADM 6/21, p. 356.
Called "Francis Wooldridge" when appointed Lt & Cdr Endeavour, Armed Brig (ADM 2/106, p. 341)
Called "Francis Wooldridge" in index to ADM 6/23, pp. 64 & 153.

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