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Sir Cloudisley Shovell


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1650 - Cockthorpe B051
Baptism25.11.1650 - Cockthorpe ref:1611
First Known Service22.1.1671/72B051
FatherJohn Shovell (1625-1653)B051
Father-in-Law
John HillBritish
Administrator
Service 1691-1706
ref:707
MotherAnne Jenkinson (1628-1709)B051
WifeElizabeth Hill (d April 1732)B051
DaughterAnne (1696-1741)B051
DaughterElizabeth (1692-1750)B051
BrotherNathaniel (d.1664)ref:1611
BrotherJohn (d.1664)ref:1611
Half-sisterAnne [Shorting] (1672-?)ref:1611
Last Known Service22.10.1707B051
Date of Death23.10.1707CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
25.11.1650 Baptized at Cockthorpe, on the north Norfolk coastODNB
1659 Entered service as a cabin boy to [John Narborough|Sir John Narborough]B051
22.1.1671/7217.9.1672
Prince (100) 1670-1692
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
ODNB
28.5.1672 Battle of Solebay 
17.9.1672 
Fairfax (60) 1653-1674
British 60 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Master's Mate
ODNB
25.9.1673 LieutenantCSORN
25.9.16731675
Henrietta (58) 1654-1689
British 58 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Henrietta"
, Second Lieutenant
ODNB
4.3.1674/75 Lead a boat attack on Tripoli Harbour, burning four vessels without losing a manB051
6.16752.5.1677
Harwich (70) 1674-1691
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Second Lieutenant ADM 8/1/78
ODNB
3.5.167716.9.1677
Plymouth (52) 1653-1703
British 52 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant ADM 8/1/83
ODNB
17.9.1677 CaptainCSORN
17.9.167712.4.1679
Sapphire (32) 1675-1696
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
B051
13.4.16793.5.1679
Phoenix (42) 1671-1692
British 42 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
B051
5.5.167924.2.1679/80
Sapphire (32) 1675-1696
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
B051
11.1679 One of a party of officers and seamen landed to assist in the defence of Tangiers, where he was slightly woundedB051
14.7.168011.9.1680
Nonsuch (36) 1668-1695
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
B051
23.4.16817.12.1686
James Galley (30) 1676-1694
British 30 Gun
4th Rate Frigate (Galley-Frigate)
, Captain and Commanding Officer
B051
4.16874.1688
Anne (70) 1678-1690
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
B051
16884.1689
Dover 1654-1695
British 4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
4.168924.10.1689
Edgar (72) 1668-1702
British 72 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
ODNB
1.5.1689 Battle of Bantry Bay 
16.5.1689 Appointed Knight BachelorTKE2
24.10.16893.6.1690
Monck (58) 1660-1702
British 58 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
ODNB
1690 Cruising the Irish sea in support of the armyB051
1690 Assisted in the reduction of Duncannon CastleB051
1690 Commodore of the squadron which convoyed William III to IrelandB051
3.6.1690 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1691 Served as Rear-Admiral to [George Rooke|Sir George Rooke] transporting William to HollandB051
1691 Joined the main fleet under [Edward Russell|Sir Edward Russell]B051
10.1691 Commanded the squadron bringing William back from HollandB051
1692 Commanded a squadron in the Smyrna Convoy debacleB051
1692 
Royal William (100) 1692-1714
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red
B051
16921693
Duke (90) 1682-1699
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1603
20.1.1691/92 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
19.5.1692 Commanded the Rear - Red Squadron at the Battle of Barfleur 
17.6.1693 Battle of Lagos 
3.7.1693 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1694 Commanded a squadron under Lord Berkley in the Camaret Bay expeditionB051
1694 Commanded the fleet which sailed to Dunkirk, but achieved nothingB051
16.4.1694 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
1695 Elected Member of Parliament for Rochester, a seat he retained until his deathB051
1695 Commanded a squadron in the bombardment of St MaloB051
3.1.1694/95 Vice-Admiral of the RedADM 6/3
17.5.16951.1702Appointed Lord High Admiral of EnglandADM 6/3
3.6.169510.1695
Cambridge (80) 1695-1713
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/3/59
ADM 6/3
7.1695 Commanded a squadron in the unsuccessful attack on DunkirkB051
26.12.1695 Vice-Admiral of the RedADM 6/3
30.12.16951696
Duchess (90) 1679-1708
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1701 Renamed "Princess Anne"
1702 Renamed "Windsor Castle"
1706 Renamed "Blenheim"
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/3/109
ADM 6/3
13.4.169621.4.1696
Montagu (58) 1675-1698
British 58 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red
B051
20.4.1696 Admiral of the BlueADM 6/3
22.4.1696 
Victory (100) 1695-1721
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1714 Renamed "Royal George"
1715 Renamed "Victory"
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/3/147
ADM 6/3
9.7.1698 Admiral of the BlueADM 6/5
1701 
Barfleur (90) 1697-1713
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1603
28.1.1701/2 Admiral of the BlueADM 6/7
6.5.1702 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
3.1702/313.3.1703/4
Triumph (90) 1698-1750
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1714 Renamed "Prince"
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue ADM 107/3/27
BWAS-1714
17041705
Barfleur (90) 1697-1713
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the White
BWAS-1603
3.4.1704 Admiral of the WhiteADM 6/8
13.8.1704 Battle of Malaga 
26.12.1704 Appointed Rear-Admiral of EnglandCSORN
6.1.17051.5.1707Appointed Rear-Admiral of England

ADM 6/8/130

ADM 6/8
13.1.1704/5 Admiral of the FleetODNB
2.17058.1707
Britannia (100) 1682-1715
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
5.170510.1705Commander of the British Mediterranean Fleet  
1.5.1705 Appointed joint admiral (with the earl of Peterborough) for an expedition to the Mediterranean to seize Toulon.ODNB
9.170522.10.1707
Association (90) 1697-1707
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Fleet
TRN2
1.5.170723.10.1707Appointed Rear-Admiral of Great BritainE-WIKI

Notes on Officer


Monumental inscription in Westminster Abbey
Sir Cloudesley Shovel, Knt. Rear-Admiral of Great Britain; Admiral, and Commander in Chief of the Fleet; the just Rewards of his long and faithful Services; He was deservedly beloved of his Country, and esteemed, though dreaded, by the Enemy; who had often experienced his Conduct and Courage. Being Shipwreckt on the Rocks of Scilly, in his Voyage from Toulon, the 22d of October, 1707, at Night, in the 57th Year of his age.

His fate was lamented by all; but especially the Sea-faring Part of the Nation, to whom he was a worthy Example. His Body was flung on the Shoar, and buried with others in the Sands; but being soon after taken up, was placed under this Monument; which his Royal Mistress has caused to be erected, to commemorate his steady Loyalty, and extraordinary Virtues.



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Posted by Peter Grant, NZ on Tuesday 23rd of March 2021 03:35

17thc Norfolk wills of the Parr and Cloudisley families permit the relationship between Admiral Sir Cloudisley Shovell and Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Myngs (whom Sir Cloudisley apparently first served under) to be second cousins once removed.

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