Sir Thomas Hopson

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1643 - Shalfleet, Isle of Wight CSORN
Baptism6.4.1643 - Shalfleet, Isle of Wight CSORN
First Known Service1672CSORN
FatherAnthony Hopson (d.1667)E-WIKI
MotherAnne KingeE-WIKI
WifeElizabeth Timbrell (d. 1740) - Married 31.5.1680ODNB
Nephew Edward Hopson (1671-1728)ODNB
BrotherAnthony Hopson (1640–1679), a gunner at Sandham FortODNB
Last Known Service1708CSORN
Date of Death12.10.1717 - WeybridgeCSORN
Burial17.10.1717 - WeybridgeCSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1672 LieutenantCSORN
5.16727.1674Dreadnought (58), Second LieutenantODNB
28.5.1672 Battle of Solebay 
28.5.1673 First Battle of Schooneveld 
4.6.1673 Second Battle of Schooneveld 
11.8.1673 Battle of Texel 
10.12.16765.11.1677Dragon (40), First Lieutenant ADM 8/1/83ODNB
23.11.167710.12.1677Centurion (50), First LieutenantODNB
10.12.167721.3.1677/78Mary (54), First LieutenantODNB
21.3.1677/78 CaptainCSORN
22.3.1677/782.8.1678Tiger Prize (48), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
10.1.1681/8212.9.1684Swan (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
30.4.1685 Commissioned as a lieutenant in the 1st Foot Guards.ODNB
18.5.168827.10.1689Bonaventure (52), Captain and Commanding OfficerODNB
28.10.16893.9.1690York (58), Captain and Commanding OfficerTRN2
30.6.1690 Battle of Beachy Head 
5.8.169025.10.1690Royal Katherine (84), Captain and Commanding OfficerODNB
11.1690aft.10.2.1693Saint Michael (90), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
19.5.1692 Battle of Barfleur 
28.2.1692/93 Captain Thomas Hopson, Portsmouth . He was granted conduct money from Chatham to Portsmouth to serve on the Bredah. The Clerk of the Cheque has paid several others, but refuses the money without an order from the Board and asks for this to be sent.ADM 106
4.3.1692/93 Captain Thomas Hopson, the Bredah, Portsmouth . He has an Admiralty commission to be Rear Admiral of the squadron in the Mediterranean, under the command of Sir George Rooke. He asks for suitable flags and colours for this role.ADM 106
bef.4.3.16931694Bredah (70), as Flag Officer, Rear-AdmiralODNB
4.7.1693 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
22.8.1693 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
9.16931694Russell (80), as Flag Officer, Rear-AdmiralODNB
10.11.1693 Vice-AdmiralCSORN
1694 Montagu (58), as Flag Officer, Vice-AdmiralBWAS-1603
1699 Kent (70), as Flag Officer, Vice-AdmiralODNB
1700 Nassau (70), as Flag Officer, Vice-AdmiralBWAS-1603
17.4.1700 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/6/32ADM 6/6
17011.1702Ranelagh (80), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
14.4.1701 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/6/88CSORN
30.6.1701 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/6/106CSORN
28.1.1701/2 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/7/2ADM 6/7
7.5.1702 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/7/34ADM 6/7
6.170211.1702Prince George (96), as Flag Officer, Vice-AdmiralBWAS-1714
9.17021703Torbay (80), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
12.10.1702 Battle of Vigo 
1703 Appointed Knight BachelorE-WIKI
17041708Appointed Governor of Greenwich HospitalE-WIKI

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