William Gordon

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1705 - Elgin, MorayWWNH
First Known Service2.5.1727WWNH
WifeElizabeth ForbesW067
SonWilliam (1753-1772)W067
DaughterMargaret [Forbes] (1755-1841)W067
SonJohn (1756-1759)ref:1287
Last Known Service1765WWNH
Date of Death25.4.1769 - Banff, AberdeenshireCSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
23.3.1733/34 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/238RNLPC
1.5.1735 Lieutenant ADM 6/15/136CSORN
3.7.17396.1.1739/40Mercury (8), Lieutenant ADM 6/15/194ADM 6/15
22.5.1742 Commander ADM 6/16/57CSORN
22.5.174226.5.1744Hound (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/57BWAS-1714
26.5.1744 Captain ADM 6/16/311ADM 6/16
26.5.17446.7.1744Gosport (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/311BWAS-1714
4.8.174411.7.1745Sheerness (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/350BWAS-1714
3.7.1745 Action of 1745-07-03 
20.7.174518.9.1745Looe (44), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
2.11.174523.11.1747Chesterfield (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/15BWAS-1714
23.11.174720.12.1748Assistance (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/285BWAS-1793
18.9.17555.11.1756Saint Albans (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/195BWAS-1714
5.11.17565.5.1757Cambridge (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/319BWAS-1714
5.5.17575.3.1760Devonshire (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/394BWAS-1714
6.6.175827.7.1758The Siege of Louisbourg 
5.8.176126.9.1762Blenheim (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/338ADM 6/19
8.4.17621765Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Thames, Medway and The Nore ADM 6/19/397ADM 6/19
21.10.1762 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/19/445CSORN


WWNHWho's who in naval historyAlastair Wilson, Joseph F. CalloBook
W067Find a GraveVariousWeb Site
ref:1287Venita's World Web Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
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 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive

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