Temple West

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1713HPO
First Known Service11.12.1727CSORN
FatherRev. Richard WestHPO
MotherMaria TempleHPO
WifeFrances BalchenHPO
GrandsonSir John West (1774-1862)NBD1849
Last Known Service25.9.1757CSORN
Date of Death9.8.1757CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
21.12.1733 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/226RNLPC
23.2.1733/34 Lieutenant ADM 6/14/168CSORN
7.4.1737 Commander ADM 6/15/56ADM 6/15
7.4.173714.5.1737Grampus (6), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/56ADM 6/15
14.5.173713.6.1738Alderney (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/66BWAS-1714
13.6.1738 Captain ADM 6/15/123CSORN
13.6.173819.2.1740/41Deal Castle (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/123BWAS-1714
19.2.1740/4116.4.1741Sapphire (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/382ADM 6/15
16.4.17413.6.1743Dartmouth (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/411BWAS-1714
3.6.174313.7.1745Warwick (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/465
Commission confirmed 16.4.1745
11.2.1743/44 Dismissed from the Navy 
11.2.1743/4412.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon 
1.4.174713.4.1747Saint George (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/214ADM 6/17
13.4.174713.12.1747Devonshire (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/227BWAS-1714
3.5.1747 1st Battle of Cape Finisterre 
27.2.1747/483.6.1748Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Ribadeo ADM 6/17/325ADM 6/17
17.1.175315.4.1754Elected a Member of Parliament for BuckinghamHPO
4.2.1755 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/18/130CSORN
8.2.17553.7.1756Buckingham (68), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
20.5.1756 Battle of Minorca 
17.11.17565.4.1757Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyOHMB
8.12.1756 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/18/331ADM 6/18
1.5.1757 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
2.7.175725.9.1757Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyOHMB


HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
OHMBOffice-Holders in Modern BritainSir John SaintyWeb Site
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive

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