Rowland Cotton


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1740 - Cheshire - England CSORN
First Known Service1.5.1753CSORN
FatherLynch Salusbury Cotton (1705-1775)ref:719
MotherElizabeth Abigail (1711-1777)ref:719
WifeElizabeth Aston (1741-1795)PROB11
DaughterSidney Arabella [Moore] (1778-1848)ref:1247
SonWilloughby (1783-1860)ref:719
BrotherGeorge (1742-1805)ref:719
BrotherHenry Calverley (1755-1837)ref:719
Last Known Service4.7.1794CSORN
Date of Death30.11.1794CSORN
Will Probated30.12.1794, PROB 11/1252/253

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1.5.17531756Royal Naval Academy, Scholar ADM 6/18/67ADM 6/18
31.1.1760 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/200CSORN
25.8.1762 Commander ADM 6/19/433ADM 6/19
25.8.176220.12.1762Druid (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/433BWAS-1714
2.4.17637.5.1764Druid (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/476ADM 6/19
7.5.1764 Captain ADM 6/20/37CSORN
7.5.176429.4.1766Alarm (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/37
Issued by Sir William Burnaby (1st Baronet Burnaby of Broughton Hall) (1710-1776), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 3.7.1764
BWAS-1714
24.12.177619.1.1778Pallas (36), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/245BWAS-1714
1.7.1779 Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM104
6.5.178027.8.1780Buffalo (30), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/126BWAS-1714
28.8.178014.12.1781Inflexible (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/164BWAS-1714
23.12.17828.4.1783Vengeance (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/559BWAS-1714
9.4.178310.9.1783Vengeance (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/49ADM 6/23
16.8.178311.6.1786Culloden (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/113BWAS-1714
6.7.179016.9.1791Robust (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/47ADM 6/24
1.2.1793 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/24/201CSORN
6.8.1793 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Plymouth ADM 6/24/259ADM 6/24
1794 Cambridge (80), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
12.4.1794 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/25/30CSORN
4.7.1794 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/55CSORN

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ref:719Ancestry.com Family History
PROB11England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 Archive
ref:1247England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive

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