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Edward Clarke


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1708ADM 107/3
First Known Service31.5.1726CSORN
Last Known Service4.2.1778CSORN
Date of Death1779CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
16.11.1733 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/223RNLPC
18.4.1735 Lieutenant ADM 6/14/208CSORN
14.4.1744 Commander ADM 6/16/293CSORN
14.4.174411.9.1747
Drake (14) 1743-1748
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/293
BWAS-1714
3.8.1746 Action of August 3 1746 
11.9.1747 Captain ADM 6/17/266CSORN
11.9.17471.8.1748
Milford (44) 1712-1749
British 44 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1744 Renamed "Milford"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/266
BWAS-1603
1.8.17489.5.1749
Canterbury (60) 1744-1770
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/484
Issued by
Sir Charles Knowles (1st Baronet Knowles)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica
Confirmed 24.7.1749
BWAS-1714
12.10.1748 Battle of Havana 
12.3.1750 Killed captain Thomas Innes in a duel in Hyde Park, London .ADM 107/3
26.4.1750 Tried for the death of captain Thomas Innes, found guilty and sentenced to death. He was later pardoned.PMD
13.12.175319.1.1755
Jason (44) 1747-1763
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/84
BWAS-1714
25.6.175612.5.1759
Ludlow Castle (44) 1744-1771
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/286
BWAS-1714
16.1.175919.1.1759Attack on Martinique 
20.1.17591.5.1759Capture of Guadeloupe 
4.2.1778 Superannuated Rear-Admiral ADM 6/21/362ADM 6/21


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Posted by Mitchell Lane OWENS on Wednesday 24th of March 2021 22:38

Interesting in corresponding with anyone who knows more about Edward Clarke's life, especially his pardon (cannot find the letter requesting clemency that was written by his supporters in Jamaica). Many thanks, Mitch Owens

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