Charles Holmes (1711-1761)


Charles Holmes


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1711CSORN
Baptism19.9.1711 - Yarmouth IOW CSORN
First Known Service18.6.1734CSORN
FatherHenry HolmesODNB
MotherMaryHPO
BrotherThomas, MP 1st Baron (1699-1764)HPO
Last Known Service1759CSORN
Date of Death21.11.1761CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
18.6.1734 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationODNB
18.6.1734 Lieutenant ADM 6/14/191CSORN
16.5.173827.11.1738Sunderland (60), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/15/118ADM 6/15
24.2.1740/41 Commander ADM 6/15/451ADM 6/15
24.2.1740/418.6.1741Strombolo (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/451ADM 6/15
4.3.1740/415.1741Operations against Cartagena 
20.2.1741/42 Captain ADM 6/16/16CSORN
20.2.1741/4219.12.1743Sapphire (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/16BWAS-1714
20.12.174329.5.1744Cornwall (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/251BWAS-1714
30.5.17449.1747Enterprise (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/313BWAS-1714
11.5.174729.12.1748Lennox (70), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
9.4.1748 Battle of Santiago de Cuba 
12.10.1748 Battle of Havana 
10.1.17534.2.1755Anson (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/52BWAS-1714
7.2.1757 Appointed Second in Command at North America ADM 3/18/366ADM 6/18
7.2.1757 Grafton (68), as Flag Officer, Commodore ADM 3/18/366ADM 6/18
3.2.1758 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Weser, Elbe and Ems ADM 6/18/483ADM 6/18
15.5.175819.7.1758Warspite (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/512BWAS-1714
1.6.175821.11.1761Elected a Member of Parliament for Newport IOWHPO
6.7.1758 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/18/524BWAS-1714
1.17592.1760Dublin (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
1.7.1759 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
176020.11.1761Appointed Commander-in-Chief — JamaicaHPO
14.1.176021.11.1761Cambridge (80), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714

Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORN Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
HPO History of Parliament online Web Site
ADM 6/15 ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18 ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive

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Posted by Tony Willoughby on Friday 4th of August 2017 14:44

apologies - I was confusing him with Charles Holmes - sorry

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