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Sir Francis Geary (1st Baronet of Oxenheath)

Date of Birth1709TRN3
First Known Service1734/03/19TRN3
Last Known Service1780/08/24TRN3
Date of Death1796/02/07TRN3

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1734/03/19 LieutenantCSORN
1742/06/30 CaptainCSORN
1742/06/301744/04Squirrel (20), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1744/021745/09Chester (50), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1747/091749Culloden (74), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1755/031757/06Somerset (68), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
17571758Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The NoreWWNH
1758/031759/02/09Lennox (74), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
17591759/05/21Resolution (74), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1759/02/14 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1759/05/19 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1759/05/211759/06/05Resolution (74), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1759/06/051759/11/20Resolution (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-AdmiralBWAS-1714
1759/071763Sandwich (90), as Flag Officer, Rear-AdmiralBWAS-1714
1759/11/20 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
1762/10/21 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
17691771Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PortsmouthEWIKI
1770/10/18 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
1775/03/31 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1778/01/29 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1780/05/181780/09Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English ChannelEWIKI
1780/05/241780/08/24Victory (100), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the WhiteW009
1782/08/03 Created 1st Baronet of OxenheathEWIKI


TRN3 The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
CSORN Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
WWNH Who's who in naval historyAlastair Wilson, Joseph F. CalloBook
EWIKI WikipediaVariousWeb Site
W009 HMS VictoryUnknownWeb Site

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Posted by Doug Adams on Tuesday 1st of November 2016 00:16

Francis Geary, Vice-Admiral of the Blue, stood for Parliament in Rochester Kent, 16 March 1768, against Mr. John CALCRAFT and Mr. William GORDON. I don't believe he was successful?

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