Francis Burslem

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1.1723 - Packington, Leicestershireref:665
First Known Service26.6.1735CSORN
FatherJames Burslem (Bef 1695-1765)ref:665
MotherElizabeth Godolphin (1688-1767)ref:665
WifeMary (d.1815)ref:665
DaughterElizabeth (c.1776-1846)ref:665
SonJames Godolphin (c.1780-1861)ref:665
SonThomas (c.1779-c.1826)ref:665
DaughterFrances (c.1780-?)ref:665
DaughterMargaret (c.1781-?)ref:665
GrandsonGodolphin James Burslem (1808-1891)NBD1849
Last Known Service13.10.1760CSORN
Date of Death11.12.1801 - Youghal, Irelandref:665
Will Probated21.5.1802, PROB 11/1374/210

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
5.5.1743 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
17.9.1743 Lieutenant ADM 6/16/218CSORN
24.6.1757 Commander ADM 6/18/414CSORN
24.6.175727.9.1758Racehorse (18), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/414BWAS-1714
18.10.175818.4.1759Badger (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/549ADM 6/18
4.10.1759 Captain ADM 6/19/100ref:664
4.10.175913.10.1760Coventry (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/100BWAS-1714
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
1.7.1779 Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM104

Notes on Officer


Wasa superannuated captain in 1799.


ref:665BurslemJames BurslemFamily History
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ref:664A Chronological List of the Captains of the Royal Navy 1673-1783John HardyDigital Book
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document
SNL1799Steele's Navy List October 1799SteeleBook

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