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Sir Richard Pearson

Sir Richard Pearson


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth3.1730/31 - Langton Hall, nr appleby WestmorelandODNB
First Known Service20.11.1745ODNB
FatherRichard PearsonODNB
MotherHannahODNB
WifeMargaret Harrison (1743-1816)ODNB
Son
Richard Harrison PearsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1814
ODNB
Grandson
Richard CrozierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1813-1839
BWAS-1817
Last Known Service1805ODNB
Date of Death26.1.1806 - Royal Naval Hospital, GreenwichTNC

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
8.4.1731 Baptized at St Michael's Church, ApplebyODNB
1745 Entered the NavyODNB
1750 Took service in the East India CompanyODNB
5.11.1755 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/328ODNB
16.12.1755 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/219CSORN
10.7.176121.10.1762
Lennox (74) 1758-1789
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, First Lieutenant
ODNB
6.6.176214.8.1762Manilla operations 
24.9.17626.10.1762Battle of Manilla 
28.1.1769 Married MargaretODNB
29.10.1770 Commander ADM 6/20/306CSORN
29.10.177026.12.1771
Druid (10) 1761-1773
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/306
BWAS-1714
16.1.177326.1.1773
Ferret (14) 1760-1776
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/472
ADM 6/20
26.1.177325.6.1773
Speedwell (8) 1752-1780
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
1779 Renamed "Spitfire"
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/475
ODNB
25.6.1773 Captain ADM 6/20/500ADM 6/20
25.6.177326.6.1773
Juno (32) 1757-1778
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/500
ADM 6/20
26.6.177326.1.1776
Speedwell (8) 1752-1780
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
1779 Renamed "Spitfire"
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/501
ADM 6/20
30.3.17761.3.1779
Garland (24) 1748-1783
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/173
BWAS-1714
1.3.177923.9.1779
Serapis (44) 1779-1779
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/516
ADM 6/21
23.9.1779 Battle of Flamborough Head 
10.3.1780 He was honourably acquitted by a court martial for the loss of the SerapisODNB
13.4.178028.3.1781
Alarm (32) 1758-1812
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/114
ODNB
19.4.1780 Appointed Knight BachelorTKE2
28.3.178125.3.1783
Arethusa (38) 1781-1814
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/268
BWAS-1714
12.12.1781 2nd Battle of Ushant 
1790 Retired to the Royal Naval Hospital, GreenwichODNB
1800 Became lieutenant-governor or the Royal Naval Hospital, GreenwichODNB
18001805Appointed Lieutenant-governor of Greenwich Hospital at Greenwich Hospitalref:676


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Posted by Christopher Lennon on Tuesday 10th of July 2012 01:54

Margaret Harrison (wife) lived from 1743 to 1816. She died at Bath, Somerset, England


Posted by Christopher Lennon on Tuesday 10th of July 2012 01:53

Margaret Harrison (wife) lived from 1743 to 1816. She died at Bath, Somerset, England

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