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John Macbride


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1735 - Scotland CSORN
First Known Service1751CSORN
A.K.A.McBrideE-WIKI
FatherRobert McBride (1687–1759)ODNB
Mother? BoydODNB
WifeCharlotte Anne Harrison (d.1771) - Married 1769ref:676
WifeUrsula Folkes - Married 14.7.1774HPO
DaughterCharlotte Anne [Lake)ref:676
SonJohn Davidref:676
Last Known Service14.2.1799CSORN
Date of Death17.2.1800CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17511754Service as a merchant seamanref:1220
6.10.1758 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/5/60RNLPC
27.10.1758 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/553CSORN
7.4.1762 Commander ADM 6/19/396CSORN
7.4.176214.10.1762
Grampus (14) 1746-1780
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
1771 Renamed "Strombolo"
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/396
BWAS-1714
14.10.176218.5.1763
Vulture (14) 1763-1771
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/443
ADM 6/19
27.5.176320.6.1765
Cruizer (8) 1752-1776
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/503
BWAS-1714
20.6.1765 Captain ADM 6/20/78CSORN
20.6.176530.7.1765
Renown (30) 1747-1771
British 30 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
1748 Renamed "Renown"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/78
BWAS-1714
30.7.176521.8.1765
Cruizer (8) 1752-1776
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/84
ADM 6/20
22.8.176513.8.1767
Jason (32) 1763-1785
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/87
BWAS-1714
17671768Appointed Governor of Falkland IslandsE-WIKI
13.8.176715.11.1769
Seaford (20) 1754-1784
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/177
BWAS-1714
23.3.177125.5.1771
Arethusa (32) 1759-1779
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/361
ADM 6/20
1.8.177123.4.1773
Southampton (32) 1757-1812
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/393
BWAS-1714
23.4.17739.8.1774
Orpheus (32) 1773-1778
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/490
BWAS-1714
6.11.177623.1.1780
Bienfaisant (64) 1758-1814
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/228
BWAS-1714
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
8.1.1780 Attack on the Caracas Convoy 
16.1.1780 Battle of Cape St. Vincent 
6.3.17808.1.1781
Bienfaisant (64) 1758-1814
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/96
ADM 6/22
8.1.178123.4.1783
Artois (40) 1780-1786
British 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/221
BWAS-1714
5.8.1781 Battle of Dogger Bank 
10.6.17833.10.1787
Druid (32) 1783-1813
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/82
BWAS-1714
7.4.178426.6.1790Elected a Member of Parliament for PlymouthHPO
13.10.178714.9.1791
Cumberland (74) 1774-1804
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/423
BWAS-1714
1.2.1793 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/24/201CSORN
6.2.17936.6.1793Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Downs ADM 6/24/203ADM 6/24
10.2.17934.1793
Iphigenia (32) 1780-1801
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue
ref:676
4.17936.6.1793
Quebec (32) 1781-1816
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue
ref:676
14.7.179310.8.1793
Cumberland (74) 1774-1804
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue
ref:676
12.17931.1794
Flora (36) 1780-1808
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue
ref:676
12.4.1794 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/25/30CSORN
1.6.1794 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/55CSORN
4.7.17941795
Minotaur (74) 1793-1810
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
ref:676
1795 
Sceptre (64) 1781-1799
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the White
BWAS-1714
1.6.1795 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/25/179CSORN
12.17964.1797
Russell (74) 1764-1811
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the White
BWAS-1714
14.2.1799 Admiral of the BlueCSORN


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 21st of October 2017 19:41

1793 spring R-Ad Macbride C in C Downs flag in Quebec
1 Dec 1793 R-Ad Macbride flag in Flora36 sailed from Portsmouth carrying an army under the Earl of Moira to support French royalists in Brittany and Normandy

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