Sir Francis Geary (1st Baronet of Oxenheath)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1709TRN3
First Known Service19.3.1733/34TRN3
WifeMary Bartholomew - Married 5.1748EWIKI
SonFrancis (d.1776)EWIKI
SonWilliam, 2nd Bt.EWIKI
Last Known Service9.1780TRN3
Date of Death7.2.1796TRN3

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
19.3.1733/34 Lieutenant ADM 6/14/177CSORN
30.6.1742 Captain ADM 6/16/70CSORN
24.12.174316.2.1743/44Dolphin (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/253ADM 6/16
17.2.1743/445.7.1745Chester (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/273BWAS-1714
14.9.17457.9.1747Namur (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/544ADM 6/16
3.5.1747 1st Battle of Cape Finisterre 
7.9.174725.11.1748Culloden (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/265BWAS-1714
4.2.17555.7.1757Somerset (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/128BWAS-1714
7.9.17571758Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Thames, Medway and The Nore ADM 6/18/436ADM 6/18
14.3.17589.2.1759Lennox (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/495BWAS-1714
5.6.175812.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo 
9.2.175921.5.1759Resolution (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/33BWAS-1714
14.2.1759 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
19.5.1759 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/19/66CSORN
21.5.17594.6.1759Resolution (74), Commodore and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
5.6.17597.7.1759Resolution (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
7.7.175929.8.1759Sandwich (90), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
29.8.17599.1759Royal George (100), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteEWIKI
9.175910.1760Sandwich (90), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteEWIKI
10.1760 Royal Sovereign (104), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteEWIKI
17611763Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Portsmouthref:676
21.10.1762 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/19/455CSORN
17691771Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PortsmouthEWIKI
18.10.1770 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/20/302CSORN
31.3.1775 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/83CSORN
29.1.1778 Admiral of the White ADM 6/21/359CSORN
22.5.178027.8.1780Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English Channel ADM 6/22/134ADM 6/22
24.5.178027.8.1780Victory (100), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the WhiteW009
3.8.1782 Created 1st Baronet of OxenheathEWIKI


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Posted by Diana Murray on Wednesday 22nd of January 2020 06:04

In a letter to his son my Great Grandfather William Henry Geary said he was a second cousin of the Kent Gearys. I wonder if he was an illegitimate child. So far I have found nothing about him except that he was in the Royal Navy and then in the MerchantNavy.


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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