John Frodsham

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1736CSORN
First Known Service2.7.1752CSORN
WifeAnn Leigh - Married 9.10.1780, Gloucestershire PROB11
Last Known Service10.10.1782CSORN
Date of Death28.5.1791CSORN
Will Probated9.7.1791, PROB 11/1207/66

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
9.8.1758 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
11.10.1758 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/547CSORN
30.7.1779 Commander ADM 6/22/48CSORN
30.7.177925.8.1779Aetna (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/48
Issued by John Byron (1723-1786), North America
Commission confirmed 10.11.1779
ADM 6/22
25.8.17794.11.1779Tortoise (26), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/66
Issued by John Byron (1723-1786), North America
Commission confirmed 15.12.1779
14.9.178026.6.1782Alligator (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/170BWAS-1714
10.10.1782 CaptainCSORN


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
PROB11England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 Archive
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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Posted by Brian on Sunday 31st of January 2016 01:14

Obit: At Mrs. Leigh's at Broadwell, co. Gloucester, Captain John Frodsham, of the Royal Navy, he was 38 years in the service, had been in seven actions, and experienced all the dangerous and trying vicissitudes incident to his profession, without the good fortune of acquiring any advantage in return. He was promoted from the rank of Lieutenant by Admiral Byron, in approbation of his conduct in negotiating with Compte d'Estain, when employed on a flag of truce; and to the rank of Post Captain by Admiral Kepple for his signal and memorable action with the LaFee, a French frigate of 36 guns, to which he gallantly opposed the Alligator a sloop of 14 guns. for an hour and three quarters till his vessel was reduced to a wreck. He married Miss Anne Leigh, second daughter of Rev. Peter L. of Lyme, in Cheshire.

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