Sir Francis William Austen


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth23.4.1774 - Steventon, HantsNBD1849
First Known Service12.4.1786NBD1849
FatherRev. George AustenNBD1849
WifeMary Gibson (d.1823) - Married 24.7.1806NBD1849
WifeMartha Lloyd (d Jan 1843) - Married 24.7.1828NBD1849
Son Herbert Grey Austen (1816-?)NBD1849
Son Francis William Austen (1808-?)NBD1849
Nephew Charles John AustenNBD1849
SisterJane Austen (the novelist)E-WIKI
Brother Charles John Austen (1779-1852)NBD1849
Last Known Service7.6.1848NBD1849
Date of Death10.8.1865 - Portsdown

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
12.4.178623.12.1788Royal Naval Academy, Scholar ADM 6/23/326ADM 6/23
23.12.17884.11.1791Perseverance (36), 1st Class Volunteer ADM 196/3/2NBD1849
179227.12.1792Minerva (38), Midshipmanref:676
28.12.1792 Lieutenant ADM 6/24/284CSORN
28.12.179214.3.1794Dispatch, Lieutenant ADM 6/24/284
Confirmed 16.11.1793
NBD1849
15.3.179421.5.1795Lark (16), Lieutenant ADM 196/3/2ADM 196
22.5.17952.9.1795Andromeda (32), Lieutenant ADM 196/3/2ADM 196
14.9.179523.11.1795Prince George (98), Lieutenant ADM 196/3/2ADM 196
24.11.17955.3.1796Glory (98), Lieutenant ADM 196/3/2ADM 196
6.3.179626.6.1796Shannon (32), Lieutenant ADM 196/3/2ADM 196
5.10.179710.2.1798Seahorse (38), Lieutenant ADM 196/3/2ADM 196
3.2.1799 CommanderNBD1849
3.2.179912.5.1800Peterel (4), Commander and Commanding Officer: On board from 27.2.1799 ADM 196/3/2NBD1849
13.5.1800 CaptainCSORN
13.5.180020.10.1800Peterel (4), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/2NBD1849
20.10.1800 Resigned command of the Peterel and returned homeNBD1849
29.8.180130.9.1802Neptune (98), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 12.9.1801 ADM 196/3/2NBD1849
1803 Employed raising and commanding a body of sea-fenciblesNBD1849
12.5.18042.2.1805Leopard (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/2BWAS-1714
18.2.180523.6.1806Canopus (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/2NBD1849
6.2.1806 Action of San Domingo 
23.3.180722.9.1810Saint Albans (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/2NBD1849
3.12.18109.7.1811Caledonia (120), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
19.12.181012.5.1811Caledonia (120), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/2BWAS-1793
9.7.18117.5.1814Elephant (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/2BWAS-1793
4.6.1815 Appointed Companion of the Companion of the Order of the BathNBD1849
22.7.1830 Rear-AdmiralNL1865-3
28.2.1837 Appointed Knight Commander of the Knight Commander of the Order of the BathNBD1849
28.6.1838 Vice-AdmiralNL1865-3
27.12.18447.6.1848Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North America & West IndiesADM 196
27.12.18447.6.1848Vindictive (50), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral: On board from 23.1.1845 ADM 196/3/2BWAS-1793
1.8.1848 AdmiralNL1865-3
18.5.1860 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath 
5.6.186211.12.1862Appointed Rear-Admiral of the United KingdomE-WIKI
11.12.186227.4.1863Appointed Vice-Admiral of the United KingdomE-WIKI
27.4.1863 Admiral of the FleetNL1865-3


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