Sir William Carnegie (7th Earl Northesk)

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth10.4.1756 - Hampshire E-WIKI
First Known Service1771E-WIKI
FatherLord George Carnegie (6th Earl of Northesk) (1716-1792)E-WIKI
MotherAnne Melville (d.1779)E-WIKI
WifeMary RickettsE-WIKI
DaughterMary Carnegie (1789/10/03-1875/03/01)NAO
SonSwynfen Thomas Carnegie (1813-1879)NAO
DaughterElizabeth Margaret Carnegie (1798-1886/05/12)NAO
DaughterGeorgina Henrietta Carnegie (1811-1827/11/07)NAO
DaughterAnne Letitia Carnegie (1796-1870/02/25)NAO
SonGeorge Carnegie (1790-1807)NAO
SonJohn Jervis Carnegie (1807/07/08-1892/01/18)NAO
SonWilliam Hopetoun Carnegie (1794/10/06-1878/12/05)NAO
DaughterJane Christian Carnegie (1800-1840/10/01)NAO
Last Known Service22.7.1830E-WIKI
Date of Death28.5.1831 - London E-WIKI

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1771 Entered the NavyODNB
23.3.177111.10.1771Albion (74), Captain's ServantNAO
23.10.177121.8.1772Southampton (32), Captain's ServantNAO
22.8.17726.4.1773Albion (74), MidshipmanNAO
8.4.177326.11.1773Otter (14), SupernumeraryNAO
18.12.177331.1.1774Squirrel (20), Able SeamanNAO
1.2.17742.7.1776Squirrel (20), Master's MateNAO
3.7.17762.8.1776Boreas (28), MidshipmanNAO
3.8.177613.8.1776Eagle (64), MidshipmanNAO
14.8.177615.8.1776Eagle (64), Able SeamanNAO
16.8.177616.7.1777Eagle (64), MidshipmanNAO
17.7.17777.12.1777Nonsuch (64), Acting LieutenantNAO
7.12.1777 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/546CSORN
13.6.17792.12.1779Royal George (100), Sixth Lieutenant: On board from 16.6.1779 ADM 6/21/570NAO
2.12.17793.2.1780Royal George (100), Fourth Lieutenant ADM 6/22/58NAO
8.1.1780 Attack on the Caracas Convoy 
16.1.1780 Battle of Cape St. Vincent 
3.2.178021.6.1780Sandwich (90), Fifth LieutenantNAO
17.4.1780 Battle of Martinique 
24.7.178022.8.1780Sandwich (90), Fifth LieutenantNAO
10.9.1780 Commander ADM 6/22/357CSORN
10.9.17806.4.1782Blast (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/357
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 27.10.1781
7.4.1782 Captain ADM 6/23/86CSORN
7.4.17825.1.1783Saint Eustatius (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/86
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 16.6.1783
5.1.178326.5.1784Enterprise (28), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 13.1.1783 ADM 6/23/222
Commission confirmed 16.6.1784
1788 Appointed Lord RosehillADM 6/24
9.12.1788 Married MaryE-WIKI
25.9.17908.1.1793Heroine (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/70ADM 6/24
22.1.1792 Succeeded as 7th Earl NortheskODNB
25.1.179326.7.1793Beaulieu (40), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/197ADM 6/24
26.7.17937.8.1794Andromeda (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/25/18
Commission confirmed 10.3.1794
ADM 6/25
4.17965.1797Monmouth (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerNAO
10.18004.1802Prince (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
6.180323.4.1804Britannia (100), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
23.4.1804 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
23.4.180412.1805Britannia (100), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
21.10.1805 Battle of Trafalgar 
9.11.1805 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
12.18053.1806Dreadnought (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteNAO
29.1.1806 Appointed Companion of the Knight Companion of the Order of the BathTKE1
28.4.1808 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
31.7.1810 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
4.6.1814 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1.2.1815 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathTKE1
19.7.1821 Admiral of the WhiteODNB
21.11.182128.5.1831Appointed Rear-Admiral of the United KingdomE-WIKI
18271830Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PlymouthE-WIKI
22.7.1830 Admiral of the RedCSORN

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Posted by Cy on Tuesday 2nd of June 2020 13:22

Yes, it should be Rear Admiral of the Red, I've corrected and added a couple of promotions that were missing

Posted by Pieter van der Merwe on Tuesday 2nd of June 2020 10:01

Is Rear Admiral given as rank at 9.11.1805 (the post-Trafalgar promotions)perhaps a slip for Vice Admiral, or alternatively for Rear Admiral of the Red? He was Rear/White from 1804

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