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
SonJohn 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), 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


ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/8ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/9ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive

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