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The Hon. Henry St John


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1.6.1740ref:849
First Known Service11.8.1754ref:849
FatherJohn St. John, the 11th Lord Bletsoref:676
MotherElizabeth Crowleyref:676
WifeMary Schuylerref:676
Last Known Service29.5.1778ref:849
Date of Death17.4.1780 - Battle of MartiniqueBWAS-1714
Cause of DeathEnemy actionref:849

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
11.8.175411.8.1757
Royal Naval Academy 1733-1837
British Shore1806 Renamed "Royal Navy College"
, Scholar ADM 107/5/279
ADM 107/5
26.8.1760 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/5/279RNLPC
15.9.1760 LieutenantCSORN
28.1.1762 CommanderCSORN
28.1.176231.8.1762
Hazard (8) 1749-1783
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/383
BWAS-1714
31.8.1762 CaptainCSORN
31.8.176212.4.1763
Tartar (28) 1756-1797
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/434
BWAS-1714
28.4.176322.2.1768
Garland (24) 1748-1783
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/489
BWAS-1714
11.1.177022.5.1771
Edgar (60) 1758-1774
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/267
BWAS-1714
13.5.177114.1.1773
Raisonable (64) 1768-1815
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/375
BWAS-1714
31.3.177529.5.1778
Torbay (74) 1749-1784
British 74 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1750 Renamed "Torbay"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/82
BWAS-1714
15.1.177917.4.1780
Intrepid (64) 1770-1815
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/498
BWAS-1714
17.4.1780 Battle of Martinique 


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Posted by Grant Sutton Schuyler on Tuesday 16th of April 2013 10:32

Hon. Henry St.John born 1st June 1740 Melchbourne, Bedfordshire, England; died 17 April 1780 Guardeloupe I have conducted considerable research into his life and family. Henry at the time of his death was Captain of the "Intrepid" a 74 gun ship with 500 men on board.

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