Nicholas Haddock

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1686HPO
First Known Service1702CSORN
FatherSir Richard Haddock (1629-1714/15)ODNB
MotherElizabeth HurlestonHPO
WifeFrances - Married bef.1717HPO
SonNicholas, MP (1723-1781)HPO
BrotherRichard Haddock (c.1674-1749/50)ODNB
Last Known Service19.6.1744CSORN
Date of Death26.9.1746CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1702 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/1/302RNLPC
6.1.1702/3 Lieutenant ADM 6/7/72ADM 6/7
6.1.1702/324.1.1702/3Saint George (96), Fifth Lieutenant ADM 6/7/72ADM 6/7
26.7.170310.10.1703Association (90), Fifth Lieutenant ADM 6/8/49
Commission confirmed 10.2.1703/4
ADM 6/8
11.10.170314.6.1704Association (90), Fourth Lieutenant ADM 6/8/49
Commission confirmed 10.2.1703/4
ADM 6/8
15.6.170417.12.1704Crown (50), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/8/82ADM 6/8
18.12.17048.3.1704/5Royal Anne (100), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/8/124ADM 6/8
29.12.170529.4.1706Saint George (96), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/8/213ADM 6/8
6.4.1707 Captain ADM 6/9/60CSORN
6.4.170721.3.1709/10Ludlow Castle (42), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/9/60BWAS-1603
22.3.1709/1031.12.1712Chatham (54), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/11/241
Commission confirmed 22.1.1712/13
26.7.171511.10.1716Exeter (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/47BWAS-1603
12.10.17162.4.1717Shrewsbury (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/83
Commission confirmed 7.12.1716
ADM 6/12
3.4.17175.7.1717Royal Oak (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/102
Commission confirmed 2.8.1717
6.7.171723.1.1717/18Shrewsbury (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/101
Commission confirmed 2.8.1717
ADM 6/12
14.3.1717/1827.8.1720Grafton (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/118BWAS-1603
11.8.1718 Battle of Cape Passaro 
10.4.172126.4.1728Torbay (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/13/9BWAS-1714
26.7.172824.12.1731Grafton (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/211BWAS-1714
1.1.1731/3226.3.1734Grafton (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/96ADM 6/14
17344.1736Namur (90), as Flag Officer, Rear-AdmiralBWAS-1714
27.3.17343.5.1734Britannia (100), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/179ADM 6/14
25.4.173426.9.1746Elected a Member of Parliament for RochesterHPO
4.5.1734 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/14/186CSORN
16.12.1734 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/14/202CSORN
2.3.1735/36 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/15/10CSORN
1737 Commander of the British Mediterranean Fleet  
17381741Somerset (80), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
4.5.1738 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean Sea ADM 6/15/114ADM 6/15
12.17411742Marlborough (90), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
12.3.1741/42 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/16/28ADM 6/16
9.8.1743 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/16/207ADM 6/16
7.12.1743 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/16/245CSORN
19.6.1744 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/16/324CSORN


HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/7ADM 6/7 Commission and Warrent Book 1702 28 Jan.-1703 6 July Archive
ADM 6/8ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Colorado Ocean on Saturday 4th of August 2018 03:04

Thank you, Cy. The source is Cooper, Donna H. "Haddock Heritage," 6th Edition. San Bernardino, CA: 2018 (available on Amazon), pages 138-140.
There was another Nicholas Haddock b. 25 Nov 1640, brother of Sir Richard, but the dates would not match up with this earlier Nicholas.

Posted by Cy on Friday 3rd of August 2018 08:04

I think the information is erroneous.
No record of another Nicholas Haddock in the RN, but certainly Nicholas's son Nicholas was an MP (for Rochester 1754-1761, See above and History of Parliament online in the source list). I have transcribed the commission records for 1733 (in fact 1695-1755) and he's not there, nor is there a record of him as a VPO.
The Lieutenant of the Dolphin in 1733 (from 1732-1735) was Philip Toms.
Interesting to know what the source.

Posted by Colorado Ocean on Friday 3rd of August 2018 00:26

Did Admiral Nicholas Haddock (1685-1746) have a son Nicholas (1719-1781) who became an Admiral? This son is documented by birth-death records.
According to one source, the younger Nicholas entered the navy at Harrow in July 1732 as volunteer per order on board the Sunderland of 60 suns. In May 1733 [correct date?] he joined the Somerset of 80 guns, flagship of his (supposed) father, by whom on 29 Oct he was promoted to lieutenant of the Dolphin frigate. In Dec 1756 he was reportedly ordered to sit on the court martial of Admiral John Byng, but was moved to Dublin before Byng was executed.
On 21 Oct 1762 he was advanced to Vice Admiral and 29 Jan 1778 to Admiral.
Can you verify whether this data is accurate? I haven't found him in listings of admirals.

Posted by Brian on Wednesday 13th of January 2016 18:11

Promotions for the year 1738 - Nicholas Haddock, Esq., Member for Rochester, and Rear Admiral of the Red, appointed Commander of a Fleet designed for the Mediterranean.

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