Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1719TRN3
Baptism19.2.1718/19 - Walton-on-Thames, Surrey TRN3
First Known Service15.2.1739/40TRN3
FatherHenry RodneyHPO
MotherMary NewtonHPO
WifeJane Compton (d.1757) - Married 31.1.1753HPO
WifeHenrietta Clies - Married 1764DAR-1837
SonJohn Rodney (1765-1847)DAR-1837
SonSir Edward Rodney (d.1828)DAR-1837
Last Known Service12.6.1782TRN3
Date of Death24.5.1792TRN3

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
 Commanded the Rear division at the   
15.2.1739/40 Lieutenant ADM 6/15/248CSORN
9.11.1742 Captain ADM 6/16/166CSORN
9.11.174221.9.1743Plymouth (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/166BWAS-1714
22.9.17433.8.1744Sheerness (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/220BWAS-1714
4.8.17442.12.1745Ludlow Castle (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/350BWAS-1714
3.12.174514.8.1748Eagle (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/29BWAS-1714
14.10.1747 2nd Battle of Cape Finisterre 
3.3.1748/4920.4.1752Rainbow (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/445BWAS-1714
13.5.175118.4.1754Elected a Member of Parliament for SaltashHPO
16.1.175320.1.1754Kent (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/53BWAS-1714
7.4.175414.2.1755Fougueux (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/96BWAS-1714
14.2.17553.5.1756Prince George (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/137BWAS-1714
3.5.17564.4.1757Monarch (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/260BWAS-1714
4.4.175723.1.1759Dublin (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/378BWAS-1714
6.175827.7.1758The Seige of Louisburg 
19.5.1759 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/19/66CSORN
6.17597.1759Achilles (60), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
3.7.1759 Bombardment of Le Havre 
24.11.175927.3.1761Elected a Member of Parliament for OkehamptonHPO
1761 Marlborough (68), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
4.4.176121.3.1768Elected a Member of Parliament for PenrynHPO
6.10.1761 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Barbados & the Leeward Islands ADM 6/19/355ADM 6/19
17621763Foudroyant (80), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
21.10.1762 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/19/445CSORN
22.1.1764 Appointed BaronetHPO
1.4.176810.10.1774Elected a Member of Parliament for NorthamptonHPO
18.10.1770 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/20/302CSORN
24.10.1770 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/20/305CSORN
1.17711773Princess Amelia (80), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
23.1.1771 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Jamaica ADM 6/20/342

Also in the Gulph of Mexico from the Mississippi to Cape Florida

ADM 6/20
17.8.17716.11.1781Appointed Rear-Admiral of Great BritainEWIKI
17749.1774Portland (50), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
29.1.1778 Admiral of the White ADM 6/21/359CSORN
9.17798.1781Sandwich (90), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
1.10.1779 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Barbados & the Leeward Islands ADM 6/22/32ADM 6/22
8.1.1780 Commanded the British ships at the Attack on the Caracas Convoy 
16.1.1780 Commanded the English Squadron at the Battle of Cape St. Vincent 
17.4.1780 Battle of Martinique 
10.10.178012.6.1782Elected a Member of Parliament for WestminsterHPO
14.11.1780 Appointed Companion of the Knight Companion of the Order of the BathTKE1
10.1781 Gibraltar (80), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
6.11.178124.5.1792Appointed Vice-Admiral of Great BritainEWIKI
2.17824.1782Formidable (98), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
19.6.1782 Created 1st Baron RodneyHPO

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
DAR-1837Dodsley's Anual Register - 1837 Digital Book
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book

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