The Hon. Edward Boscawen


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor, Ship Owner, Administrator 
Date of Birth19.8.1711 - Tregothnan, CornwallEWIKI
First Known Service4.1.1725/26EWIKI
Father Hugh Boscawen, 1st Visc. Falmouth (c.1680–1734)ODNB
Mother Charlotte (d. 1754) daughter of Charles & Arabella GodfreyODNB
WifeFrances Glanville (1719–1805) - Married 11.12.1742ODNB
DaughterFrances [Leveson-Gower] (1746-1813)PEER
DaughterElizabeth [Somerset] (1747-1828)HPO
SonUnknown (c.1757-?)PEER
SonUnknown (c.1757-?)HPO
SonGeorge Evelyn, 3rd Visc. Falmouth (1758-1808)PEER
NephewThomas Lennox Frederick (1750-1799)ref:676
BrotherHon. Hugh, MP (1707-82)HPO
BrotherHon. George, MP (1712-75)HPO
BrotherHon. John, MP (1714-67)HPO
Last Known Service1760EWIKI
Date of Death10.1.1761CSORN
Cause of DeathTyphoid FeverEWIKI
Burial1761 - Hatchlands Park, Surrey EWIKI

Ships Owned


FromToVesselSource
2.10.17561756Falmouth (30) HCA26

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
9.8.1711 Appointed HonourableADM107/3
1.4.1726 Entered the navyDCB
25.5.1732 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
14.6.1732 Lieutenant ADM 6/14/111CSORN
12.3.1736/37 Captain ADM 6/15/61CSORN
12.3.1736/373.5.1737Leopard (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/61BWAS-1603
13.6.173824.3.1740/41Shoreham (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/123BWAS-1714
4.3.1740/415.1741Operations against Cartagena 
25.3.174122.6.1742Prince Frederick (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/109
Commission confirmed 18.10.1742
BWAS-1714
21.6.174210.1.1761Elected a Member of Parliament for TruroHPO
23.6.174212.2.1744/45Dreadnought (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/66BWAS-1714
2.12.174530.5.1746Namur (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/28BWAS-1714
4.9.174615.7.1747Namur (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/149BWAS-1714
3.5.1747 1st Battle of Cape Finisterre 
15.7.1747 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/17/246CSORN
15.7.174713.4.1749Namur (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
17481750Appointed Commander-in-Chief — East Indies 
12.5.1748 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 3/17/354ADM 6/17
1751 Elected an Elder Brother of Trinity HouseHPO
175110.1.1761Appointed General of MarinesHPO
175110.1.1761Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyHPO
17551761Appointed Vice-Admiral of the Coast , CornwallEWIKI
4.2.1755 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/18/130CSORN
4.2.17551.1756Torbay (90), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
27.4.17554.11.1755Commander of the Fleet for North America  
6.6.17558.6.1755Commander-in-Chief at the Action of 6-8 June 1755 
6.6.17558.6.1755Action of 6-8 June 1755 
1.17568.1756Invincible (74), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
2.12.1756 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/18/331ADM 6/18
1.17571758Royal George (100), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
24.2.1757 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/18/361ADM 6/18
18.5.1757 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English Channel ADM 6/18/400ADM 6/18
29.12.1757 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North America ADM 6/18/466ADM 6/18
31.1.1758 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/18/480ADM 6/18
8.2.175810.1759Namur (90), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
6.175827.7.1758Commander-in-Chief at the The Seige of Louisburg 
6.175827.7.1758The Seige of Louisburg 
1.175910.1.1761Appointed Privy CounsellorEWIKI
29.5.1759 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean Sea ADM 6/19/51ADM 6/19
18.8.175919.8.1759Commander-in-Chief at the Battle of Lagos Bay 
18.8.175919.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay 
1760 Royal William (84), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
15.1.1760 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English Channel ADM 6/19/127ADM 6/19

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
PEERThe Peerage dot comVariousWeb Site
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
HCA26HCA 26 1689-1809 High Court of Admiralty: Prize Court: Registers of Declarations for Letters of MarqAuthorityWeb Site
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
DCBDictionary of Candian Biography onlineVariousWeb Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive

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Posted by Brian Stephens on Wednesday 30th of April 2014 00:40

The Gentleman's magazine. v. 31 (1761).
Some account of the life of late Admiral Boscawen - The late Right Hon. Edward Boscawen, Esq. was the second surviving son of Hugh, late Ld. Viscount, Falmouth; and having entered early into the navy, was Capt. of the Shoreham, 20 guns, in 1740 and distinguished himself as a volunteer under Vernon Nov. 21at the taking and destroying the fortifications of Porto Bello. At the siege of Carthagna, in March 1740-41 he had the command of a body of seamen, who resolutely attacked and took a fascine battery of fifteen 24 pounders, tho exposed to the fire another fort of 5 guns, which they knew nothing of, and spiked up all those cannon, by which Gen Wentworth had complained the enemy had much galled him.

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