Thomas Davers (1689-1746)

Thomas Davers

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1689EWIKI
First Known Service1708CSORN
FatherSir Robert Davers, 2nd Bart of Rougham (d 1722)
WifeCatherine Smithson
Last Known Service23.4.1745CSORN
Date of Death16.9.1746 - Jamaica EWIKI
Cause of DeathYellow FeverEWIKI

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1708 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/2/189RNLPC
24.12.1708 Lieutenant ADM 6/10/16ADM 6/10
24.12.170821.12.1709Deptford (48), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/10/16ADM 6/10
22.12.170910.5.1711Deptford (48), First Lieutenant ADM 6/11/15ADM 6/11
11.5.1711 Commander ADM 6/11/137ADM 6/11
11.5.171116.6.1713Seaford (24), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/11/137BWAS-1603
17.6.1713 Captain ADM 6/11/263ADM 6/11
17.6.171313.9.1716Seaford (24), Captain and Master and Commanding Officer ADM 6/11/263BWAS-1603
5.8.17182.1.1719/20Solebay (42), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/139BWAS-1714
16.1.1719/2011.1724Adventure (42), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/190BWAS-1603
25.11.17271.7.1730Dolphin (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/13/175BWAS-1603
27.3.173413.4.1736Grafton (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/180BWAS-1714
10.8.173910.10.1739Grafton (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/209BWAS-1714
11.10.17392.3.1739/40Buckingham (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/228ADM 6/15
3.3.1739/4023.2.1741/42Suffolk (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/252ADM 6/15
4.3.1740/415.1741Operations against Cartagena 
24.4.17427.2.1742/43Stirling Castle (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/48BWAS-1714
8.4.17436.12.1743Duke (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/167BWAS-1714
7.12.1743 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/16/246ADM 6/16
22.12.174311.2.1743/44Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Portsmouth ADM 6/16/252ADM 6/21
29.5.174416.9.1746Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Jamaica ADM 6/16/311

Renewed 19.6.1744 as Vice-Admiral of the White

19.6.1744 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/16/325ADM 6/16
174516.9.1746Cornwall (80), as Flag Officer, Vice-AdmiralBWAS-1714
23.4.1745 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/16/469ADM 6/16


EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/10ADM 6/10 Commission and Warrent Book 1708 Dec.-1709 2 Nov. Archive
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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