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Lord George Forbes (3rd Earl of Granard)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor, Marine 
Date of Birth21.10.1685 - Ireland ODNB
First Known Service1702ODNB
FatherArthur Forbes, 2nd Earl of Granard (c.1656–1734)ODNB
MotherMary Rawdon (1661–1724)ODNB
WifeMrs Mary Preston née Stewart (1673–1758) - Married 1709ODNB
SonGeorge, 4th Earl of Granard (1710–1769)ODNB
Son
John ForbesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1781
ODNB
DaughterMary (d. 1797)ODNB
Last Known Service31.12.1742ODNB
Date of Death19.6.1765 - Dublin CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1702 Lieutenant of MarinesODNB
17021703
Saint George (96) 1701-1726
British 96 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant of Marines
ODNB
15.7.170313.9.1703
Britannia (100) 1682-1715
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Volunteer-per-order ADM 107/2/40
ODNB
16.3.1703/413.1.1704/5
Torbay (80) 1693-1716
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman ADM 107/2/40
ODNB
13.8.1704 Battle of Malaga 
12.1.1704/5 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/2/40RNLPC
16.1.1704/5 LieutenantADM 6/8
16.1.1704/515.8.1705
Royal Anne (100) 1704-1727
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Fifth Lieutenant ADM 6/8/136
ODNB
15.8.170529.12.1705
Triton (42) 1702-1709
British 42 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
, Second Lieutenant ADM 6/8/189
ODNB
29.12.170531.1.1705/6
Saint George (96) 1701-1726
British 96 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Fourth Lieutenant ADM 6/8/213
ADM 6/8
31.1.1705/616.7.1706
Triton (42) 1702-1709
British 42 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
, Second Lieutenant ADM 6/8/226
ADM 6/8
16.7.1706 CaptainCSORN
16.7.17063.1.1706/7
Lynn (32) 1696-1713
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/9/4
BWAS-1603
3.1.1706/75.3.1706/7
Leopard (54) 1703-1719
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
ODNB
5.3.1706/78.1.1707/8
Gosport (42) 1707-1735
British 42 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/9/54
BWAS-1603
6.3.1706/7 Appointed brigadier in the 4th troop of Horse Guards.ODNB
8.1.1707/818.5.1708
Seaford (24) 1697-1722
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/9/118
ADM 6/9
18.5.170821.5.1709
Sunderland (60) 1694-1737
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1715 Renamed "Sunderland Hulk"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/9/164
ODNB
1709 Married Mary (3 children)ODNB
22.7.17092.12.1710
Grafton (70) 1709-1722
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/10/77
BWAS-1603
21.8.171215.4.1716
Greenwich (54) 1699-1724
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/11/221
BWAS-1603
1718 Appointed Governor of MinorcaODNB
1719 Received the rank of vice-admiral in the imperial service with a salary of 12,000 florins a year. He was attempting to create a Naval service for the Austrians.ODNB
17191721In the service of Austrian EmpireHPO
19.3.1722/2319.8.1727Elected a Member of Parliament for QueenboroughHPO
13.4.172625.4.1728
Canterbury (60) 1722-1741
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/13/111
BWAS-1714
17291731Appointed Governor of Leeward IslandsHPO
19.5.173123.12.1731
Cornwall (80) 1726-1761
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/76
BWAS-1714
17331734Appointed Envoy Extraordinary to RussiaODNB
4.5.1734 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
24.8.1734 Succeeded as 3rd Earl of GranardODNB
16.12.1734 Rear-Admiral of the RedADM 6/14
2.3.1735/36 Vice-Admiral of the BlueADM 6/15
28.5.174122.7.1747Elected a Member of Parliament for Ayr BurghsHPO
31.12.1742 Resigned his commission in 'disgust' at having been superceded, even though he had declined the command.ODNB


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