John Amherst


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1718 - Sevenoaks, Kent ODNB
First Known Service1.9.1730ODNB
FatherJeffrey AmherstEWIKI
WifeElizabeth KerrillEWIKI
WifeAnne LinzeeEWIKI
BrotherLieutenant-General William AmherstEWIKI
BrotherField Marshal Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron AmherstEWIKI
Last Known Service29.1.1778ODNB
Date of Death14.2.1778 - Gosport ODNB

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
6.1.1717/18 Baptised (Possibly 6th Jan 1717)ODNB
1.9.173013.6.1732Success (24), Able Seaman ADM 107/3/312ADM107/3
13.6.173225.12.1734Dursley Galley (20), Able Seaman ADM 107/3/312ADM107/3
26.12.17346.1.1736/37Dursley Galley (20), Master's Mate ADM 107/3/312ADM107/3
6.1.1736/37 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationODNB
24.7.1739 Lieutenant ADM 6/15/252CSORN
30.8.1744 Commander ADM 6/16/358ADM 6/16
30.8.174428.12.1744Mortar (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/358ADM 6/16
29.12.1744 Captain ADM 6/16/413CSORN
29.12.174423.8.1747Success (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/413BWAS-1714
24.8.17452.2.1745/46Southsea Castle (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/532BWAS-1714
3.2.1745/465.4.1747Princess Mary (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/53BWAS-1714
5.4.174711.1749Preston (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/493
Issued by Thomas Griffin (1692-1771)
Commission confirmed 5.9.1749
BWAS-1714
20.12.175014.11.1752Monarch (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/539ADM 6/17
16.1.175324.7.1755Mars (64), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 22.1.1753 ADM 6/18/54BWAS-1714
1.1.175622.3.1756Lancaster (66), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/224BWAS-1714
22.3.17563.10.1756Deptford (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/245BWAS-1714
20.5.1756 Battle of Minorca 
1.2.175719.11.1759Captain (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/350BWAS-1714
8.175710.1757Louisbourg Expedition 
6.175827.7.1758The Seige of Louisburg 
16.1.176119.8.1763Arrogant (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/245BWAS-1714
23.5.1765 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/20/76ADM 6/20
18.10.1770 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/20/302CSORN
24.10.1770 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/20/305CSORN
2.2.177414.2.1778Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Plymouth ADM 6/21/12ADM 6/21
7.12.1775 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/21/155ADM 6/21
2.4.1776 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/21/175ADM 6/21
29.1.1778 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/359CSORN


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