Lord Edward Hawke (1st Baron Hawke of Towton)

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth21.2.1704/5ODNB
First Known Service10.2.1719/20ODNB
FatherEdward Hawke (d. 1718)ODNB
MotherElizabeth BladenODNB
WifeCatharine Brooke (1720-1756).ODNB
SonLieutenant-colonel Edward Hawke (d 1773)ODNB
SonMartin Bladen Hawke (1744-1805)ODNB
SonChaloner (d 1777)ODNB
Last Known Service20.5.1776ODNB
Date of Death17.10.1781 - Sunbury-on-ThamesODNB

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
10.2.1719/20 Entered the NavyODNB
10.12.17201721Seahorse (20), 1st Class VolunteerODNB
1725 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
2.6.1725 Passed for lieutenant in Galleons ReachODNB
2.6.172512.7.1727Kinsale (40), MidshipmanODNB
12.7.1727 Became unemployedODNB
11.4.1729 Lieutenant ADM 6/14/22CSORN
11.4.172924.11.1729Portland (50), Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/14/22ADM 6/14
25.11.172922.12.1729Leopard (50), Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/14/42DB015
22.12.1729 Placed on Half-PayDB015
29.5.173127.12.1731Edinburgh (70), Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/14/77DB015
10.11.173224.12.1732Flamborough (20), as a passengerDB015
24.12.173212.4.1733Kingston (60), First Lieutenant ADM 6/14/194DB015
13.4.1733 Commander ADM 6/14/195ODNB
13.4.173319.3.1733/34Wolf (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/195ODNB
20.3.1733/34 Captain ADM 6/14/219CSORN
20.3.1733/345.9.1735Flamborough (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/219
Commission confirmed 26.8.1735
5.9.1735 Placed on Half-PayODNB
3.10.1737 Married Catharine (7 children)ODNB
30.7.173917.3.1742/43Portland (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/208ODNB
13.9.1739 Buried an infant daughter in BarkingDB015
3.4.1740 Buried a second infant daughter in BarkingDB015
14.6.17432.8.1745Berwick (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/188ODNB
11.2.1743/4412.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon 
3.8.174525.5.1746Neptune (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/37
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 1.3.1745/46
30.3.174722.7.1747Mars (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/213ODNB
15.7.1747 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/17/246CSORN
17.7.1747 Order to take command at PortsmouthODNB
9.8.174727.9.1747Windsor (60), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteODNB
27.9.174711.1747Devonshire (66), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteODNB
14.10.1747 Commanded the British Line of Battle at the 2nd Battle of Cape Finisterre 
14.11.1747 Appointed Companion of the Order of the BathTKE1
28.12.174720.5.1776Elected a Member of Parliament for PortsmouthHPO
174811.1748Kent (64), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
12.5.1748 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 3/17/354CSORN
6.1.175510.1755Saint George (90), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
4.2.1755 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/18/129CSORN
27.10.1756 Catharine diedDB015
24.2.1757 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/18/361ADM 6/18
8.17571758Ramillies (90), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
5.3.1758 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English Channel ADM 6/18/491ADM 6/18
11.17581759Ramillies (90), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
14.11.175911.3.1761Royal George (100), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
20.11.1759 Commanded the Main Division at the Battle of Quiberon Bay 
20.11.1759 Commander-in-Chief at the Battle of Quiberon Bay 
8.4.1762 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English Channel ADM 6/19/397ADM 6/19
27.4.17623.9.1762Royal George (100), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
21.10.1762 Admiral of the White ADM 6/19/445CSORN
4.1.17635.11.1765Appointed Rear-Admiral of Great BritainEWIKI
11.1765 Appointed Vice-Admiral of Great Britain 
5.17661767Triumph (74), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
10.12.176617.10.1781Appointed Privy CounsellorHPO
11.12.1766 Appointed First Lord of the AdmiraltyODNB
11.12.176612.1.1771Appointed First Lord of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
15.1.1768 Admiral of the Fleet ADM 6/20/189ADM 6/20
1.1771 Resigned as first Lord tendered on grounds of ill healthODNB
20.5.1776 Created 1st Baron Hawke of TowtonHPO


ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
DB015The life of Edward Lord HawkeMontagu BurrowsDigital Book
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
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
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
OHMB4Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4: Admiralty Officials 1660-1870J.C. SaintyWeb Site
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive

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