John Mowbray


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1780CSORN
Last Known Service1811CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1780 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 6/88/134-137RNLPC
28.3.1780 Lieutenant ADM 6/23/406ADM 6/23
28.3.178015.5.1780Germaine (14), Lieutenant and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/406
Issued by Marriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794), North America
Commission confirmed 19.7.1787
ADM 6/23
1811 Dismissed from the NavyCSORN


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Posted by Scott William Hawley on Tuesday 7th of July 2020 01:38

Hello...this John Mowbray had a father named Captain John Mowbray and a brother named George Mowbray. Do you have any details on the father and brother? Thanks and love your site!


Posted by Bob Brooks on Friday 6th of September 2013 14:36

John Mowbray commanded the East Florida provincial armed ship Germain when the Admiralty was instructed to put the Germain on the Navy establishment and to commission Mowbray, if qualified. VAdm Arbuthnot convened a Lieutenant's examination board and on 23 Mar 1780 he received his Lieutenant's Passing Certificate (ADM 6/88, pp.134-137) and on 28 Mar 1780 VAdm Arbuthnot commissioned him as Lieutenant, Germain (ADM 1/486, ff.373-375); however, I find no record of Admiralty confirming the commission as late as 23 Mar 1787 when the Navy Office certified the 9 years 12 weeks 6 days service stated on his 1780 Passing Certificate. His service included: Royal Ann (1st/100), Captain's servant, 07 Sep 1758-28 Mar 1759; Trident (3d/64), Able > Midshipman, 31 Mar 1759-30 Sep 1760; Sutherland (4th/50), Ab > Mids., 01 Oct 1761-14 Mar 1762; Temple (3d/68), Mids., 15 Mar 1762-05 Mar 1763; Hornet ([brig-rigged] Sloop), Coxswain > Master's Mate > Master, 08 June 1763-05 Mar 1768.

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