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John Amherst


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1718 - Sevenoaks, Kent ODNB
First Known Service1.9.1730ODNB
FatherJeffrey AmherstE-WIKI
WifeAnne LinzeeE-WIKI
WifeElizabeth KerrillE-WIKI
BrotherField Marshal Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron AmherstE-WIKI
BrotherLieutenant-General William AmherstE-WIKI
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
1.9.173013.6.1732
Success (24) 1709-1748
British 24 Gun
Other Transport
1731 Renamed "Success Hulk"
, Able Seaman ADM 107/3/312
ADM 107/3
13.6.173225.12.1734
Dursley Galley (20) 1719-1745
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Able Seaman ADM 107/3/312
ADM 107/3
26.12.17346.1.1736/37
Dursley Galley (20) 1719-1745
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Master's Mate ADM 107/3/312
ADM 107/3
6.1.1736/37 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/312ODNB
24.7.1739 Lieutenant ADM 6/15/252CSORN
30.8.1744 Commander ADM 6/16/358ADM 6/16
30.8.174428.12.1744
Mortar (10) 1742-1749
British 10 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/358
ADM 6/16
29.12.1744 Captain ADM 6/16/413CSORN
29.12.174423.8.1747
Success (20) 1740-1779
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/413
BWAS-1714
24.8.17452.2.1745/46
Southsea Castle (44) 1745-1762
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/532
BWAS-1714
3.2.1745/465.4.1747
Princess Mary (60) 1742-1766
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/53
BWAS-1714
5.4.174723.11.1749
Preston (50) 1742-1749
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/493
Issued by
Thomas GriffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1762
, East Indies
Confirmed 5.9.1749
BWAS-1714
20.12.175014.11.1752
Monarch (74) 1747-1760
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/539
ADM 6/17
16.1.175324.6.1755
Mars (64) 1746-1755
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 22.1.1753 ADM 6/18/54
BWAS-1714
1.1.175622.3.1756
Lancaster (66) 1749-1773
British 66 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/224
BWAS-1714
22.3.17563.10.1756
Deptford (50) 1732-1767
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/245
BWAS-1714
20.5.1756 Battle of Minorca 
1.2.175719.11.1759
Captain (64) 1743-1777
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1777 Renamed "Buffalo"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/350
BWAS-1714
8.175710.1757Louisbourg Expedition 
6.6.175827.7.1758The Siege of Louisbourg 
16.1.176119.8.1763
Arrogant (74) 1761-1810
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/245
BWAS-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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