Francis Woolridge


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1734ADM 107/5
First Known Service1751CSORN
A.K.A.WooldridgeADM 6
A.K.A.WoolrigeCSORN
Last Known Service11.1796CSORN
Date of Death1805CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17511755Service as a merchant seamanADM 107/5
10.3.1757 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/416RNLPC
24.1.1760 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/130CSORN
23.1.177815.4.1778America (64), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/21/356ADM 6
178114.4.1782Southampton (32), Lieutenantref:935
21.7.1781 Southampton vs Fée 
29.6.1782 Commander ADM 6/23/64CSORN
29.6.178215.8.1782Porcupine (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/64
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Confirmed 8.5.1783
ADM 6/23
14.6.178316.7.1783Jamaica (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/153
Issued by Sir Joshua Rowley (1st Baronet Rowley) (1734-1790), Jamaica
Confirmed 17.10.1783
ADM 6/23
13.11.179212.9.1793Fortune (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/181BWAS-1714
4.11.179311.1796Fortune (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/280ADM 6/24


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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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