Samuel Wittewronge Clayton

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth5.2.1734 - Barbados ref:676
First Known Service1756ref:676
FatherSamuel Clayton (d. 1735)ref:676
MotherThomasine Wittewongeref:676
WifeMary Walker - Married 21.5.1765 - Saviour’s Church, Southwark ref:676
SonThomas Wittewronge Whitewell Clayton (1766-1806)ref:676
Last Known Service10.1783ref:676
Date of Death10.1795 - Peckhamref:676

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1756 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
29.11.1756 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/381CSORN
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havanna 
18.7.17627.4.1763Culloden (74), First Lieutenant ADM 6/19/477
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792)
Commission confirmed 6.4.1763
ADM 6/19
9.177210.1774Penguin, Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
17731776Appointed Governor of Falkland IslandsEWIKI
1.8.1776 Commander ADM 6/21/204CSORN
1.8.17764.1778Otter (14), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1.8.177623.4.1778Strombolo (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/204BWAS-1714
23.4.1778 Captain ADM 6/21/506CSORN
23.4.177818.9.1778Iris (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/506
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (1st Earl Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 1.2.1779
18.9.17781.1779Ardent (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/517
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (1st Earl Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 3.3.1779
1.7.177931.12.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM104
3.178010.1783Centurion (50), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
17.4.1780 Battle of Martinique 
13.5.178017.4.1781Victory (100), Captain and Commanding OfficerW009
15.5.1780 Action of 15th March 1780 
19.5.1780 Action of 19th March 1780 
1.17832.1783Warwick (50), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714


ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document
W009HMS VictoryUnknownWeb Site

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