Thomas Griffin


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1692EWIKI
First Known Service1709ODNB
WifeElizabeth (1709-1781)ODNB
Last Known Service21.10.1762ODNB
Date of Death1771CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17091711Service as a merchant seamanADM107/3
1715 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
4.8.1715 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
28.10.1718 Lieutenant ADM 6/12/220CSORN
8.8.172729.7.1728Gibraltar (20), Lieutenant ADM 6/13/148ADM 6/13
29.7.17287.7.1730Princess Louisa (40), First Lieutenant ADM 6/14/213ODNB
1.4.1731 Captain ADM 6/14/71CSORN
1.4.173129.10.1733Shoreham (8), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/71BWAS-1714
27.2.1733/3417.2.1735/36Blenheim (96), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/169BWAS-1714
16.5.173811.6.1739Oxford (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/117ODNB
12.6.173913.1.1740/41Princess Caroline (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/185BWAS-1714
23.11.174125.11.1741Nassau (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/483ODNB
26.11.174113.1.1741/42Saint George (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/484ADM 6/15
14.1.1741/422.7.1742Burford (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/33
Commission confirmed 23.3.1741/42
ODNB
28.10.17439.1.1745/46Captain (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/233ODNB
15.1.1745/467.1748Appointed Commander-in-Chief — East IndiesODNB
15.3.1745/4615.7.1747Princess Mary (60), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
15.7.1747 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/17/246CSORN
15.7.174722.8.1749Princess Mary (60), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
12.5.1748 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 3/17/354CSORN
22.8.17493.5.1750Exeter (60), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
12.1750 Tried by court martial, found guilty of negligence, and sentenced to be suspended from his rank and employment as a flag-officer. The trial lasted from the 3rd to the 7th of December.ODNB
1.1752 His rank was reinstated by George II.ODNB
15.4.175426.3.1761Elected a Member of Parliament for ArundelODNB
4.2.1755 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/18/129CSORN
8.12.1756 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/18/331ADM 6/18
24.2.1757 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/18/361ADM 6/18
21.10.1762 Admiral of the White ADM 6/19/445CSORN

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive

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