George Darby


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1720 - Ireland ODNB
First Known Service7.9.1742ODNB
FatherJonathon Darbyref:676
MotherAnna Marie Frendref:676
WifeMary St Quentin (1735-1772) - Married 1768HPO
WifeMrs Anne Bridges, née Jackson (d.1790) - Married 19.12.1774HPO
SonWilliam Thomas (1769-1805)EWIKI
SonMatthew Chitty Darby-Griffith (1772-1823)ref:676
NephewSir Henry d'Esterre Darbyref:676
Last Known Service24.9.1788ODNB
Date of Death26.3.1790ODNB

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
7.9.1742 Lieutenant ADM 6/16/95CSORN
12.9.1747 Captain ADM 6/17/471CSORN
12.9.17473.11.1747Warwick (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/471
Issued by Sir Charles Knowles (1st Baronet Knowles) (1704-1777), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 23.6.1749
ADM 6/17
3.11.174712.7.1749Aldborough (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/471
Issued by Sir Charles Knowles (1st Baronet Knowles) (1704-1777), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 23.6.1749
BWAS-1714
18.9.17556.6.1756Seahorse (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/195BWAS-1714
2.5.17575.3.1760Norwich (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/391BWAS-1714
3.7.1759 Bombardment of Le Havre 
5.3.176027.4.1762Devonshire (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/143BWAS-1714
7.1.176210.2.1762Operations against Martinique 
23.1.1778 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/21/356CSORN
19.3.1779 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/524CSORN
4.17799.1779Britannia (100), as Flag Officer, Vice-AdmiralBWAS-1714
6.17798.1779Royal George (100), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
8.9.17803.1782Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English Channel ADM 6/22/171ADM 6/22
8.9.178013.3.1783Britannia (100), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/22/168ADM 6/22
12.9.17807.4.1784Elected a Member of Parliament for PlymouthHPO
22.9.178031.3.1782Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyOHMB
26.9.1780 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/22/175CSORN
6.11.178126.3.1790Appointed Rear-Admiral of Great BritainEWIKI
12.12.1781 2nd Battle of Ushant 
20.10.1782 Battle of Cape Spartel 
24.9.1787 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/23/416CSORN


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