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Francis Holburne


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1704CSORN
First Known Service1720CSORN
A.K.A.HolbornRNLPC
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)E-WIKI
DaughterJane [Sheldon] (d.1812)HPO
DaughterUnknownHPO
BrotherJames, 2nd Bt. of Menstrie (d.1758)E-WIKI
Last Known Service11.4.1768CSORN
Date of Death15.7.1771CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
28.1.1725/26 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/164RNLPC
12.12.1727 LieutenantCSORN
18.3.1733/346.6.1737
Kinsale (40) 1724-1741
British 40 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, First Lieutenant ADM 6/15/176
ADM 6/14
10.8.1739 CommanderADM 6/15
10.8.17393.1.1739/40
Swift (6) 1721-1741
British 6 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/210
BWAS-1714
4.1.1739/4014.2.1739/40
Trial (8) 1732-1741
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/243
ADM 6/15
15.2.1739/40 CaptainCSORN
15.2.1739/409.5.1742
Dolphin (20) 1732-1760
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
1755 Renamed "Firebrand"
1757 Renamed "Penquin"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/248
BWAS-1714
25.6.17435.12.1745
Argyll (50) 1722-1748
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/194
BWAS-1714
6.12.174512.3.1745/46
Pembroke (60) 1733-1749
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/162
BWAS-1714
13.3.1745/4612.8.1746
Argyll (50) 1722-1748
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/162
Issued by
Isaac TownsendBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1746
, North America
Confirmed 11.10.1746
ADM 6/17
4.11.174611.9.1747
Rippon (54) 1735-1751
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/169
ADM 6/17
25.12.174713.9.1748
Kent (64) 1746-1757
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/302
BWAS-1714
13.9.174823.9.1748
Bristol (50) 1746-1768
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/383
ADM 6/17
23.9.17486.10.1752
Tavistock (50) 1747-1768
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Commodore and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/385
BWAS-1714
28.10.1748 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Barbados & the Leeward Islands ADM 6/17/396ADM 6/17
4.2.17555.2.1755
Ramillies (90) 1749-1760
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/127
BWAS-1714
8.5.1755 Rear-Admiral of the BlueADM 6/18
8.5.17556.1756
Terrible (74) 1747-1763
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/18/53
BWAS-1714
9.17551756
Edinburgh (64) 1744-1771
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 107/3/53
BWAS-1714
4.6.1756 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
11.17561.1757
Marlborough (80) 1756-1762
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 107/3/53
BWAS-1714
17571760
Newark (80) 1747-1787
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 107/3/53
BWAS-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 BlueADM 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 — PortsmouthE-WIKI
31.1.1758 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteADM 6/18
5.6.175812.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo 
14.2.1759 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
18.8.175919.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay 
20.4.176111.4.1768Elected a Member of Parliament for Stirling BurghsHPO
17639.1763
Royal Sovereign (104) 1729-1768
British 104 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral ADM 107/3/53
BWAS-1714
5.8.1767 Admiral of the BlueADM 6/20
18.3.176815.7.1771Elected a Member of Parliament for PlymouthHPO
28.2.17701.2.1771Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
10.177015.7.1771Appointed Rear-Admiral of Great BritainE-WIKI
18.10.1770 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
23.1.177115.7.1771Appointed Governor of Greenwich Hospital ADM 73/36/2020ADM 73/36


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