Sir Thomas Williams


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1761ODNB
First Known Service8.12.1779ODNB
FatherWilliam Williams (c.1735-1778)EWIKI
WifeMiss Whapshare (d.1824)EWIKI
WifeJane Cooper (d.1798)EWIKI
Last Known Service22.7.1830ODNB
Date of Death8.10.1841 - Weybridge, SurreyODNB

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
8.12.1779 Lieutenant ADM 6/22/62CSORN
8.12.17799.1.1780America (64), Fourth Lieutenant ADM 6/22/62ODNB
8.1.1780 Attack on the Caracas Convoy 
5.178115.4.1783Assurance (44), First LieutenantODNB
15.4.1783 Commander ADM 6/23/197CSORN
15.4.17833.1784Rhinoceros (34), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/197
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Commission confirmed 19.3.1784
BWAS-1714
16.6.178922.11.1790Otter (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/531ADM 6/23
22.11.1790 Captain ADM 6/24/88CSORN
22.11.1790 Ceres (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/88ADM 6/24
1792 Married JaneEWIKI
3.12.179212.5.1794Lizard (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/183BWAS-1714
30.7.17949.1795Daedalus (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/25/69BWAS-1714
7.17953.1797Unicorn (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
8.6.1796 Action of 1796-06-08 
13.7.1796 Appointed Knight BachelorTKE2
4.17975.1797Cambrian (40), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
4.17971.1800Endymion (44), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
10.1797 Receiving a pension of 5s per day as a "captain receiving pensions on account of wounds"SNL1799
1800 Married Miss WhapshareEWIKI
1800 Russell (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
2.180111.1801Vanguard (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
3.1801 Juste (80), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
5.18046.1805Neptune (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
8.18071808Neptune (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
25.10.1809 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
7.18101811Hannibal (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1793
31.7.1810 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
18111814Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The NoreEWIKI
1.18111812Royal George (100), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
1812 Namur (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-AdmiralBWAS-1714
12.8.1812 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
4.6.1814 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
2.1.1815 Created 1st Knight Commander of the Knight Commander of the Order of the BathTKE1
22.7.1830 AdmiralODNB
13.9.1831 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathTKE1
18331836Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PortsmouthEWIKI

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TKE2The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IIWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book
SNL1799Steele's Navy List October 1799SteeleBook
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book

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