Philip Cavendish

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service17.5.1695CSORN
FatherWilliam Cavendish, MP, 1st Duke of Devonshire (1640-1707)HPO
WifeAnne CarteretHPO
Half-sisterElizabeth [Wentworth] (1670–1741)HPO
Half-brotherWilliam, 2nd Duke of Devonshire (c. 1672–1729)HPO
Half-brotherHenry (1673–1700)HPO
Half-brotherJames (d.1751)HPO
Last Known Service12.1743CSORN
Date of Death14.6.1743B051

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
17.5.1695 Lieutenant ADM 6/3/89ADM 6/3
23.5.16954.12.1696Edgar (72), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/3/89ADM 6/3
21.10.169716.1.1700/1Centurion (54), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/4/120ADM 6/4
17.1.1700/1 Captain ADM 6/6/52B051
17.1.1700/118.1.1702/3Faversham (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/6/52BWAS-1603
27.3.170315.1.1704/5Tiger (48), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/7/113BWAS-1603
16.1.1704/511.12.1709Antelope (54), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/9/86
Commission confirmed 6.8.1707
10.3.1704/5 Battle of Marbella 
12.12.17091.8.1714Northumberland (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/11/13BWAS-1603
2.8.171413.12.1714Monck (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/11/294BWAS-1603
14.12.171426.5.1718Monck (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/12
15.6.171626.6.1716Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Downs ADM 6/12/71ADM 6/12
27.5.171829.6.1719Dover (40), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/136BWAS-1603
171930.6.1719Dover (40), as Flag Officer, Commodore ADM 6/12/136BWAS-1603
17211735Appointed Treasurer of Greenwich HospitalHPO
29.4.17216.6.1721Elected a Member of Parliament for Bere AlstonHPO
10.4.172223.8.1727Elected a Member of Parliament for St GermansHPO
9.1.1727/28 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/13/184B051
19.7.1728 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/13/210B051
17291730Canterbury (60), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
4.3.1728/29 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/14/18ADM 6/14
29.6.1732 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/14/117B051
17341735Blenheim (96), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
26.2.1733/34 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/14/167B051
24.4.173414.6.1743Elected a Member of Parliament for PortsmouthHPO
2.3.1735/36 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/15/9B051
12.9.1738 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Portsmouth ADM 6/15/145ADM 6/15
10.17391740Princess Caroline (80), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
19.9.174015.11.1740Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Portsmouth ADM 6/15/345ADM 6/15
4.17411742Saint George (90), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
15.6.174124.6.1741Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Portsmouth ADM 6/15/428ADM 6/15
3.1741/4214.6.1743Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyHPO
19.3.1741/42 Appointed a commissioner for executing the office of Lord High AdmiralB051
25.5.1742 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Portsmouth ADM 6/16/60

Not time limited

ADM 6/16


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IIIJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 6/3ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May Archive
ADM 6/4ADM 6/4 Commission and Warrent Book 1696 25 May-1698 20 Jan. Archive
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
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
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive

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