Sir Francis William Austen

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth23.4.1774 - Steventon, HantsNBD1849
First Known Service15.4.1786NBD1849
FatherRev. George AustenNBD1849
WifeMartha Lloyd (d Jan 1843)NBD1849
WifeMary GibsonNBD1849
SonHerbert Grey Austen (1816-?)NBD1849
SonFrancis William Austen (1808-?)NBD1849
NephewCharles John AustenNBD1849
BrotherCharles John Austen (1779-1852)NBD1849
SisterJane Austen (the novelist)EWIKI
Last Known Service27.4.1863NBD1849
Date of Death10.8.1865 - Portsdown

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
15.4.1786 Entered the Royal Naval CollegeNBD1849
23.12.1788 Entered the NavyNBD1849
23.12.1788 Perseverance (36), 1st Class VolunteerNBD1849
28.12.1792 LieutenantCSORN
28.12.17923.2.1799Dispatch, LieutenantNBD1849
3.2.1799 CommanderNBD1849
3.2.179913.5.1800Peterel (4), Commander and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
7.17996.1800Peterel (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
13.5.1800 CaptainCSORN
13.5.180010.1800Peterel (4), Captain and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
21.5.1800 Peterel vs Ligurienne 
10.1800 Resigned command of the Peterel and returned homeNBD1849
29.8.180110.1802Neptune (98), and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
1803 Employed raising and commanding a body of sea-fenciblesNBD1849
6.18042.1805Leopard (50), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
2.18056.1806Canopus (80), Captain and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
6.2.1806 Action of San Domingo 
6.1806 Placed on Half-PayNBD1849
7.1806 Married Mary GibsonNBD1849
23.3.180722.9.1810Saint Albans (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
10.18105.1811Caledonia (120), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
3.12.18109.7.1811Caledonia (120), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
9.7.18117.5.1814Elephant (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
4.6.1815 Appointed Companion of the Companion of the Order of the BathNBD1849
7.1828 Married Martha LloydNBD1849
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
27.12.1844 Appointed Commander-in-Chief on the North America and West India StationNBD1849
27.12.1844 Vindictive (50), as Flag Officer, Vice-AdmiralBWAS-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 KingdomEWIKI
11.12.186227.4.1863Appointed Vice-Admiral of the United KingdomEWIKI
27.4.1863 Admiral of the FleetNL1865-3


NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NL1865-3The Navy List 1865 - MarchThe AdmiraltyDigital Book

Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page

Recent comments to other pages
Date postedByPage
Tuesday 11th of December 2018 08:08Steve GeorgeJames George
Tuesday 11th of December 2018 07:44Richard Alan WoodGeorge Henry Ayton (d.1865)
Monday 10th of December 2018 15:11Tim OakleyBritish sloop 'Ringdove' (1806) (16)
Sunday 9th of December 2018 22:31Tim OakleyFrench Privateer lugger 'L'Eglé' (1804)
Saturday 8th of December 2018 08:38SagittPolish Fourth Rate galleon 'Ritter Sankt Georg' (1627) (31)