Clark Gayton

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth4.1712 - Portsmouth EWIKI
First Known Service14.4.1723EWIKI
FatherJohn Gayton (d 1737)ODNB
MotherEleanor Clark (d1750)ODNB
WifeElizabeth LeggeEWIKI
WifeJudith RawlinsEWIKI
SonGeorge Clark Gayton (1751-1800)EWIKI
BrotherGeorge Gayton (1724-1797)EWIKI
Last Known Service8.4.1782EWIKI
Date of Death1787TRN3

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
18.4.1712 Christened in St Thomas' Church, PortsmouthEWIKI
11.7.1735 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/287RNLPC
3.8.1738 Married Judith at BostonODNB
11.3.1741/42 Lieutenant ADM 6/15/26CSORN
12.8.1744 CommanderBWAS-1714
12.8.174418.6.1745Bien Aime (18), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
6.7.1745 CaptainCSORN
6.7.174514.9.1747Mermaid (44), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
9.1747 Placed on Half-PayODNB
21.5.17554.6.1756Antelope (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/168BWAS-1714
4.6.175630.6.1756Prince (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/276BWAS-1714
30.6.175619.4.1757Royal Anne (100), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/288BWAS-1714
19.4.175713.6.1758Prince (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/387ADM 6/18
13.6.175827.12.1760Saint George (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/533
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771)
Commission confirmed 25.8.1758
16.1.175919.1.1759Attack on Martinique 
20.1.17591.5.1759Capture of Guadeloupe 
16.5.176924.10.1770San Antonio (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/236BWAS-1714
24.10.1770 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/20/305CSORN
1774 Married ElizabethODNB
31.1.177420.5.1778Antelope (50), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
29.3.1774 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Jamaica ADM 6/21/21ADM 6/21
31.3.1775 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/21/83CSORN
7.12.1775 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/21/155ADM 6/21
29.1.1778 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/21/359CSORN
8.4.1782 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/22/445CSORN


EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive

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