Samuel William Elphinstone

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1758CSORN
First Known Service1776CSORN
FatherJohn Elphinstone (1722-1785)PEER
WifeCatherine Krewse (d. 1804)ref:604
SonAlexander Francis Elphinstone (1789-1865)PEER
BrotherThomas ElphinstonePEER
Last Known Service25.3.1783CSORN
Date of Death31.10.1789CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1776 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/6/352RNLPC
11.6.1778 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/469CSORN
178311.1789In the service of RussiaPEER
22.8.1783 Captain of the 2nd Rank 
7.4.1788 Captain of the 1st Rank 


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
PEERThe Peerage dot comVariousWeb Site
ref:604The Scots Magazine (1739-1826) Periodical

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Posted by Sylvia Wright on Friday 9th of February 2018 18:02

See the Mariner's Mirror - Elphinstones in Catherine the Great's Navy, Vol. 84 No 3 publ Aug. 1998,pgs 268-277

He is my 3x great grandfather.

Posted by Brian on Monday 25th of January 2016 17:45

Published in Gentleman's Magazine (Deaths) Nov. 1789 - At Cronstadt, after a short illness, aged 31, Sir. Sam. Elphinstone, knight of the order of St. George, Captain of His Imperial Majesty's ship Prince Gustaaf, and Lieutenant in his britannic Majesty's Navy

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