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
SonRichard Harrison PearsonODNB
Grandson Richard Crozier (1803-1880)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
10.7.176121.10.1762Lennox (74), First LieutenantODNB
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
29.10.177026.12.1771Druid (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/306BWAS-1714
16.1.177326.1.1773Ferret (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/472ADM 6/20
26.1.177325.6.1773Speedwell (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/475ODNB
25.6.1773 Captain ADM 6/20/500ADM 6/20
25.6.177326.6.1773Juno (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/500ADM 6/20
26.6.177326.1.1776Speedwell (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/501ADM 6/20
30.3.17761.3.1779Garland (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/173BWAS-1714
1.3.177923.9.1779Serapis (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/516ADM 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
13.4.178028.3.1781Alarm (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/114ODNB
19.4.1780 Appointed Knight BachelorTKE2
28.3.178125.3.1783Arethusa (38), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/268BWAS-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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