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David Brodie


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1709CSORN
First Known Service23.12.1716CSORN
FatherJoseph Brodie (1671-1717)ref:719
MotherMargaret Hume (1686-?)ref:719
WifeMary Aston (1706-1756) - Married 31.5.1753 - Saint Luke,Old Charlton, Kent ref:1246
SonWilliam (1749-1812)ref:719
Half-brotherJames (1695-1777)ref:719
SisterMargaret (1710-?)ref:719
BrotherHugh (1715-?)ref:719
Last Known Service1753CSORN
Date of Death1787 - Bath CSORN
Burial1787 - Abbey Church, Bath CSORN
Will Probated11.8.1787, PROB 11/1156/135

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
16.7.17339.2.1733/34
Margarett 1733-1734
British Merchant Merchantman
, Master and Commanding Officer ADM 107/3/233
ADM 107/3
9.2.1733/34 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/230RNLPC
5.10.1736 LieutenantCSORN
6.6.1744 Commander ADM 6/16/317ADM 6/16
6.6.174415.10.1744
Aetna (8) 1739-1746
British 8 Gun
Unrated Fireship
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/317
BWAS-1714
16.10.174411.9.1747
Merlin (10) 1744-1748
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/371
BWAS-1714
9.3.1747/48 Captain ADM 6/17/487CSORN
9.3.1747/481.8.1748
Canterbury (60) 1744-1770
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
9.3.1747/487.7.1749
Strafford (58) 1735-1756
British 58 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/487
Issued by
Sir Charles Knowles (1st Baronet Knowles)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica
Confirmed 17.8.1749
BWAS-1714
9.4.1748 Battle of Santiago de Cuba 
12.10.1748 Battle of Havana 
1753 Superannuated Captainref:1059
1.1.177931.12.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM 104


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Posted by Brian Stephens on Friday 11th of April 2014 02:38

BRODIE, DAVID, Captain, was patronized by Admiral Vernon, and commanded the admiral’s tender, at the taking of Porto Bello, in 1739 : he was also at the bombarding of Carthagena in 1741, and in most of the actions in the West Indies, during the war. In 1743, he was advanced commander of the Terror sloop, and was afterwards appointed to the Merlin, ,a sloop, of 10 guns. He captured six ships of superior force. In 1747, he was advanced to post rank, with the command of the Canterbury, in which ship, he formed a part of the squadron under Rear-admiral Knowles, that sailed from Jamaica in February, 1748, and made a successful attack on Fort Louis, in St. Hispaniola, Captain Brodie was forty years, without any intermission, in the constant service of his country. He died at Bath, about the year 17 89. (Navel History of Great Britain pub. 1818)

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