Francis Holburne

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1704CSORN
First Known Service1720CSORN
FatherSir James Holburne, 1st Bt. of Menstrie (d.1737)HPO
MotherJean SpittalHPO
WifeMrs Frances Lascelles née Ball - Married c.1750HPO
StepsonEdward Lascelles, MP (1740-1820)HPO
SonFrancis, 4th Bt. of Menstrie (d.1820)EWIKI
DaughterJane [Sheldon] (d.1812)HPO
BrotherJames, 2nd Bt. of Menstrie (d.1758)EWIKI
Last Known Service1.2.1771CSORN
Date of Death15.7.1771CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
28.1.1725/26 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
12.12.1727 Lieutenant ADM 6/13/219CSORN
18.3.1733/346.6.1737Kinsale (40), First Lieutenant ADM 6/15/176ADM 6/14
10.8.1739 Commander ADM 6/15/210ADM 6/15
10.8.17393.1.1739/40Swift (6), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/210BWAS-1714
4.1.1739/4014.2.1739/40Trial (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/243ADM 6/15
15.2.1739/40 Captain ADM 6/15/248CSORN
15.2.1739/409.5.1742Dolphin (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/248BWAS-1714
25.6.17435.12.1745Argyll (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/194BWAS-1714
6.12.174512.3.1745/46Pembroke (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/162BWAS-1714
13.3.1745/4612.8.1746Argyll (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/162
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765), North America
Commission confirmed 11.10.1746
ADM 6/17
4.11.174611.9.1747Rippon (54), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/169ADM 6/17
25.12.174713.9.1748Kent (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/302BWAS-1714
13.9.174823.9.1748Bristol (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/383ADM 6/17
23.9.17486.10.1752Tavistock (50), Commodore and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/385BWAS-1714
28.10.1748 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Barbados & the Leeward Islands ADM 6/17/396ADM 6/17
4.2.17555.2.1755Ramillies (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/127BWAS-1714
8.5.1755 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/18/161ADM 6/18
8.5.17556.1756Terrible (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
9.17551756Edinburgh (64), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
4.6.1756 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/18/278CSORN
11.17561.1757Marlborough (80), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
17571760Newark (80), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
1.1757 Sat as a member of the panel for the court martial of Admiral John ByngODNB
24.2.1757 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/18/362ADM 6/18
24.2.1757 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North America ADM 6/18/362ADM 6/18
8.175710.1757Commanded the British Fleet at the Louisbourg Expedition 
12.17571766Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PortsmouthEWIKI
31.1.1758 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/18/480ADM 6/18
5.6.175812.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo 
14.2.1759 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/19/36CSORN
18.8.175919.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay 
20.4.176111.4.1768Elected a Member of Parliament for Stirling BurghsHPO
17639.1763Royal Sovereign (104), as Flag Officer, Vice-AdmiralBWAS-1714
5.8.1767 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/20/176ADM 6/20
18.3.176815.7.1771Elected a Member of Parliament for PlymouthHPO
28.2.17701.2.1771Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
10.177014.7.1771Appointed Rear-Admiral of Great BritainEWIKI
18.10.1770 Admiral of the White ADM 6/20/302CSORN
1.177115.7.1771Appointed Governor of Greenwich HospitalODNB


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
OHMB4Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4: Admiralty Officials 1660-1870J.C. SaintyWeb Site

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