Edward Popham


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1610CSORN
First Known Service1636CSORN
FatherFrancis Popham
MotherAnn Dudley
WifeAnne Carre
DaughterLetitiaODNB
SonAlexanderODNB
Last Known Service1650CSORN
Date of Death8.1651 - Dover
Cause of DeathFeverCSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
14.11.1632 Admitted as a student to the Middle TempleODNB
1636 LieutenantODNB
16361637Henrietta Maria (42), LieutenantODNB
1637 CaptainODNB
163728.6.1637Lions Whelp V (14), Captain and Commanding OfficerODNB
1639 Commanding an unknown ship in Sir John Pennington's fleet.ODNB
1640 Antelope (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
5.1643 Active in the relief of Dorchester when it was threatened by Prince Maurice 
6.1643 Commanded a Parliamentarian cavalry detachment involved in a stand between Glastonbury and Wells against Hopton's advancing royalist army.ODNB
5.7.1643 Fought at the Battle of LansdownODNB
13.7.1643 Fought at the Battle of Roundway DownODNB
1645 Elected member of parliament for MineheadODNB
5.1645 Was a colonel in the New Model ArmyODNB
15.8.1645 Married Ann at GuilfordODNB
1649 Commander in Chief in the Downs and the North SeaODNB
1649 Saint George (60), General at Sea and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
24.2.1648/49 General at Searef:600
24.3.1648/4922.5.1649Liberty (44), as Flag Officer, General at Searef:600
22.5.1649 Adventure (32), as Flag Officer, General at Searef:600
22.5.164910.1649Blockade of Kinsale 
1650 Commander in Chief in the Downs and the North SeaODNB
1650 Andrew (42), as Flag Officer, General at SeaW014
25.7.1650 Minor action off Lisbon against a fleet of French, Portugese and Royalist vessels under Prince Rupert 

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ref:600NRS Vol 076 - Letters and Papers of Robert Blake Digital Book
W014Anglo-Dutch Wars BLOGJames C BenderWeb Site

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