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John Campbell


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1719 - Kirkbean, near Dumfries, Scotland ref:676
First Known Service23.11.1737CSORN
FatherJohn Campbell (d. 1733)E-WIKI
WifeUnknown
Last Known Service16.12.1790CSORN
Date of Death16.12.1790 - Charles Street, Berkeley Square, LondonCSORN
Will Probated3.2.1791

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
6.12.17438.1.1744/45
Centurion (60) 1733-1769
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1744 Renamed "Eagle"
1745 Renamed "Centurion"
, Master, ADM 6/86/18
ADM 6/86
8.1.1744/45 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/544, ADM 6/86/18RNLPC
16.1.1744/45 LieutenantADM 6/16
27.5.1747 CommanderADM 6/19
27.5.174723.11.1747
Falcon (10) 1745-1759
British 10 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
, Commander, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/229
BWAS-1714
23.11.1747 CaptainCSORN
23.11.17475.10.1748
Bellona (30) 1747-1749
British 30 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/285
BWAS-1714
23.6.174924.7.1749
Mermaid (24) 1749-1760
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/471
ADM 6/17
24.7.174910.1.1749/50
Kent (64) 1746-1757
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/484
BWAS-1714
10.1.1749/503.5.1750
Mermaid (24) 1749-1760
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/508
ADM 6/17
20.12.175010.7.1751
Charlotte (8) 1711-1773
British 8 Gun
Unrated Yacht
1761 Renamed "Augusta"
, Commander, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/539
ADM 6/17
10.7.175129.9.1755
Mary (8) 1728-1816
British 8 Gun
Unrated Yacht
, Commander, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/8
ADM 6/18
19.9.175525.11.1755
Assistance (50) 1745-1773
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/195
ADM 6/18
25.11.175512.5.1756
Prince (90) 1750-1775
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/215
BWAS-1714
12.5.17565.11.1756
Royal George (100) 1756-1782
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/263
BWAS-1714
5.11.17564.6.1759
Essex (64) 1741-1759
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/319
BWAS-1714
5.6.175812.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo 
4.6.175921.2.1760
Royal George (100) 1756-1782
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/69
BWAS-1714
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
21.2.17607.5.1763
Dorsetshire (68) 1757-1775
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/137
ADM 6/19
8.7.1760 Action in Chaleur Bay 
14.12.176318.10.1770
Mary (8) 1728-1816
British 8 Gun
Unrated Yacht
, Commander, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/555
ADM 6/19
17.5.1764 Elected a Fellow of the Royal Societyref:1040
18.10.177023.1.1778
Royal Charlotte (8) 1750-1820
British 8 Gun
Unrated Yacht
1761 Renamed "Royal Charlotte"
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/303
BWAS-1714
23.1.1778 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
29.1.1778 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteTRN3
3.2.1778 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — River Medway and The Nore ADM 6/21/370ADM 6/21
16.5.177818.10.1778
Victory (100) 1765-2019
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Captain of the Fleet, ADM 6/21/411
ref:676
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
19.3.1779 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
26.9.1780 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
4.178212.4.1783
Portland (50) 1770-1817
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the White,
BWAS-1714
2.4.17821.3.1785/86Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Newfoundland ADM 6/22/439ADM 6/22
3.178312.1785
Winchelsea (32) 1764-1814
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the White,
BWAS-1714
10.4.178313.12.1785
Salisbury (50) 1769-1796
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the White,
BWAS-1714
24.9.1787 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN


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Posted by grammont on Sunday 20th of January 2019 13:46

Does seem a possibility.

In the will of John Campbell in 1791 it states 'I give and bequeath to my Nephew, John Campbell, Eldest Son of of my late brother, William Campbell, all my Plate.....'

It also states 'And I appoint the said Thomas Coutts of the Strand, Banker, and the said David Pitcairn and Alexander Pitcairn, Executors of this my Will...'


Posted by Cy on Sunday 20th of January 2019 10:07

I have no evidence of that


Posted by Dan Byrnes on Sunday 20th of January 2019 07:04

Was this John C an older brother of the mysterious Commissioner of the Navy William Campbell who married Anne Pitcairn?

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