Sir James Berkeley (3rd Earl of Berkley)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1679TRN2
First Known Service2.5.1695TRN2
FatherCharles Berkeley, Second Earl Berkeley (1649-1710)ODNB
MotherElizabeth Noel (d 1713-07-30)ODNB
WifeLouisa Lennox (1694-1716) - Married 13.2.1710/11ODNB
SonAugustus, 4th Earl of Berkeley (1715-1755)EWIKI
DaughterElizabeth (1716-?)EWIKI
GrandsonSir George Cranfield Berkeley (1753-1818)ref:676
Last Known Service17.8.1736TRN2
Date of Death17.8.1736 - Château d'Aubigny, Coincy, France CSORN
Burial31.10.1736 - Berkeley, Gloucestershire TRN2

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1679 Appointed Viscount DursleyTRN2
2.5.16953.1696/97Centurion (54), MidshipmanODNB
3.1696/9720.9.1699Monck (58), MidshipmanODNB
21.9.1699 Lieutenant ADM 6/6/18ADM 6/6
21.9.169930.1.1699/0Boyne (80), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/6/18
Commission confirmed 17.11.1699
ADM 6/6
13.4.170016.1.1700/1Shrewsbury (80), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/6/32ADM 6/6
2.4.1701 Captain ADM 6/6/82ODNB
2.4.170124.9.1701Sorlings (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/6/82BWAS-1603
1.10.170130.6.1703Lichfield (54), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/6/115ODNB
29.2.1703/428.12.1704Boyne (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/8/57BWAS-1603
13.8.1704 Battle of Malaga 
22.12.170430.8.1706Devonshire (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/8/125ADM 6/8
30.8.170610.2.1707/8Saint George (96), Captain and Commanding OfficerB051
1.17089.1708Saint George (96), as Flag Officer, Vice-AdmiralBWAS-1714
3.1.1707/8 Rear-Admiral of the BlueODNB
19.12.1708 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/10/35ADM 6/10
21.12.1708 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/10/24ADM 6/10
14.11.1709 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/11/4ADM 6/11
24.9.1710 Succeeded as 3rd Earl of BerkleyTRN2
9.8.1714 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/11/294ADM 6/11
16.4.17171.6.1727Appointed First Lord of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
31.3.1718 Appointed Order of the GarterODNB
19.3.1718/19 Admiral of the Fleet ADM 6/12/161ADM 6/12
21.3.1718/1917.8.1736Appointed Vice-Admiral of Great Britain ADM 6/12/161EWIKI
4.1719 Commander of the British Channel Fleet  


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