Lord George Forbes (3rd Earl of Granard)

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 Forbes (1714-1796)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
17021703Saint George (96), Lieutenant of MarinesODNB
15.7.170313.9.1703Britannia (100), Volunteer-per-order ADM 107/2/40ODNB
16.3.1703/413.1.1704/5Torbay (80), Midshipman ADM 107/2/40ODNB
13.8.1704 Battle of Malaga 
12.1.1704/5 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/2/40RNLPC
16.1.1704/5 Lieutenant ADM 6/8/136ADM 6/8
16.1.1704/515.8.1705Royal Anne (100), Fifth Lieutenant ADM 6/8/136ODNB
15.8.170529.12.1705Triton (42), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/8/189ODNB
29.12.170531.1.1705/6Saint George (96), Acting Fourth Lieutenant ADM 6/8/213ADM 6/8
31.1.1705/616.7.1706Triton (42), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/8/226ADM 6/8
16.7.1706 Captain ADM 6/9/4CSORN
16.7.17063.1.1706/7Lynn (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/9/4BWAS-1603
3.1.1706/75.3.1706/7Leopard (54), Captain and Commanding OfficerODNB
5.3.1706/78.1.1707/8Gosport (42), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/9/54BWAS-1603
6.3.1706/7 Appointed brigadier in the 4th troop of Horse Guards.ODNB
8.1.1707/818.5.1708Seaford (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/9/118ADM 6/9
18.5.170821.5.1709Sunderland (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/9/164ODNB
1709 Married Mary (3 children)ODNB
22.7.17092.12.1710Grafton (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/10/77BWAS-1603
21.8.171215.4.1716Greenwich (54), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/11/221BWAS-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
13.4.172625.4.1728Canterbury (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/13/111BWAS-1714
17291731Appointed Governor of Leeward IslandsHPO
19.5.173123.12.1731Cornwall (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/76BWAS-1714
17331734Appointed Envoy Extraordinary to RussiaODNB
4.5.1734 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/14/185CSORN
24.8.1734 Succeeded as 3rd Earl of GranardODNB
16.12.1734 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/14/202ADM 6/14
2.3.1735/36 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/15/10ADM 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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