Sir Joshua Rowley (1st Baronet Rowley)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth5.1734 - Dublin TRN3
First Known Service1747TRN3
Father William Rowley (1690-1768)ODNB
MotherArabella Dawson (d.1784)ODNB
SonWilliam Rowley (1761–1832), 2nd BaronetODNB
Son-in-LawSir Charles Cotton (5th Baronet) (1753-1812)ref:616
SonBartholomew Samuel Rowley (1763-1811)ODNB
SonSir Charles Rowley (Baronet of Hill House) (1770-1845)ODNB
Last Known Service24.9.1787TRN3
Date of Death26.2.1790 - Tendring Hall, Suffolk CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
2.7.1747 Lieutenant ADM 6/17/305CSORN
16.1.17534.12.1753Raven (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/56BWAS-1714
23.1.1753 Commander ADM 6/18/56ADM 6/18
4.12.1753 Captain ADM 6/18/83CSORN
4.12.175322.3.1755Rye (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/83BWAS-1714
22.3.175524.1.1756Ambuscade (40), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/148BWAS-1714
24.1.175621.9.1757Harwich (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/229BWAS-1714
21.9.175711.9.1758Montagu (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/439BWAS-1714
28.2.1758 Battle of Cartagena 
28.11.17602.3.1763Superb (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/213BWAS-1714
29.10.17768.12.1778Monarch (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/225BWAS-1714
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
12.177829.3.1779Suffolk (74), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
19.3.1779 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/524CSORN
29.3.177917.1.1780Suffolk (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
6.7.1779 Battle of Grenada 
21.12.177922.12.1779Action of 1779-12-21 
3.17801781Conqueror (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
17.4.1780 Battle of Martinique 
15.5.1780 Action of March 15 1780 
19.5.1780 Action of March 19 1780 
5.6.178027.7.1781Princess Royal (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
26.9.1780 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/22/177CSORN
19.7.17811783Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Jamaica ADM 6/22/314ADM 6/22
17827.1782Ramillies (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
10.17827.1783London (90), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
17.10.1782 Action of 1782-10-17 
18.10.1782 Action of 18 October 1782 
27.6.1786 Created 1st Baronet RowleyODNB
24.9.1787 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/23/416CSORN

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive

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Posted by Brian on Sunday 31st of January 2016 00:45

1790, Feb. 26 - At Tendring-hall, Suffolk, age 58, Sir Joshua Rowley, bart. vice admiral of the white. The title descends to his eldest son, now Sir William R. late a Captain in the guards.

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