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 Service18.10.1770CSORN
Date of Death15.7.1771CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1720 Saint Albans (50), VolunteerODNB
1725 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
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
2.17701.1771Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyODNB
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
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb 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
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive

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