Captain Henry Osborn

Painted before 1771 by Claude Arnulphy (1697–1786)

Henry Osborne

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth27.8.1694 - Campton, Bedfordshire EWIKI
First Known Service20.12.1710EWIKI
FatherSir John Osborn, second baronet (1659–1720)ODNB
MotherMartha Kelynge (c.1665–1713)ODNB
WifeMary HughesODNB
BrotherPeter Osborn (d.1753)ODNB
Last Known Service11.1765EWIKI
Date of Death4.2.1771 - London EWIKI

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
27.8.1694 Baptised at Campton, BedfordshireODNB
19.5.171528.2.1716/17Lion (60), Midshipman ADM 107/3/50ODNB
8.3.1716/17 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/50ODNB
7.7.1717 Lieutenant ADM 6/12/101CSORN
7.7.17178.1.1717/18Barfleur (90), Fourth Lieutenant ADM 6/12/101
Commission confirmed 29.7.1717
ADM 6/12
8.1.1717/1810.1.1717/18Hampton Court (70), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/12
4.4.17186.6.1719Royal Oak (70), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/12/129ADM 6/12
11.8.1718 Battle of Cape Passaro 
6.6.17196.9.1720Experiment (20), Lieutenant ADM 6/12/183
Commission confirmed 23.11.1719
6.9.172017.2.1720/21Nassau (70), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/12/213ADM 6/12
17.2.1720/21 Chichester (80), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/12/4ADM 6/13
17.2.1720/2128.4.1721Hector (40), Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/13/4ADM 6/13
10.5.172214.2.1725/26Yarmouth (70), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/13/36ADM 6/13
14.2.1725/2626.10.1726Leopard (50), First Lieutenant ADM 6/13/103ADM 6/13
22.6.172612.10.1727Bredah (70), LieutenantODNB
12.10.1727 CommanderODNB
12.10.17274.1.1727/28Weazle (8), Commander and Commanding OfficerODNB
4.1.1727/28 Captain ADM 6/13/183CSORN
4.1.1727/2827.12.1731Squirrel (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/13/183BWAS-1714
14.5.17291730Appointed Governor of NewfoundlandEWIKI
22.2.1733/3416.5.1738Portland (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/166BWAS-1603
16.5.173824.9.1740Salisbury (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/117BWAS-1714
1740 Married Mary (2 sons and 3 daughters)ODNB
24.9.174010.6.1741Prince of Orange (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/335BWAS-1714
11.6.17413.1.1741/42Chichester (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/39
Commission confirmed 3.4.1742
ADM 6/16
4.1.1741/4212.2.1744/45Princess Caroline (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/1BWAS-1714
11.2.1743/4412.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon 
29.4.17461748Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Thames, Medway and The Nore ADM 6/17/96ADM 6/17
15.7.1747 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/17/246CSORN
5.2.1747/4812.1748Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Barbados & the Leeward Islands ADM 6/17/319ADM 6/17
5.17481749Captain (70), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
12.5.1748 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 3/17/354CSORN
4.2.1755 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/18/129CSORN
1756 Somerset (68), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
175630.4.1757Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PortsmouthODNB
24.2.1757 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/18/361ADM 6/18
30.4.17574.1760Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean Sea ADM 6/18/391ODNB
5.17571759Prince (90), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
28.2.1758 Commanded the British squadron at the Battle of Cartagena 
13.12.17581.4.1761Elected a Member of Parliament for BedfordshireODNB
18.8.175919.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay 
21.10.1762 Admiral of the White ADM 6/19/445CSORN
4.1.1763 Appointed Vice-Admiral of EnglandCSORN
4.1.176311.1765Appointed Vice-Admiral of Great BritainEWIKI


EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive

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