Sir John Laforey (1st Baronet Laforey)

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1729TRN3
First Known Service12.4.1748TRN3
FatherJohn Laforey (d. 1753)ODNB
MotherMary Clayton (d. c1741)ODNB
WifeEleanor Farley (d. 1823) - Married 1763ref:1045
SonSir Francis Laforey (2nd Baronet Laforey) (1767-1835)SNForum
SonJohn (1768-1768)ref:1045
DaughterJuliana Molloyref:1045
DaughterEleanor (1768-1806)ref:1045
DaughterElizabeth (1772-1772)ref:1045
BrotherJasper (d. 1754)ref:1045
BrotherFrancis (d. 1748)ref:1045
BrotherLoftus Laforey (c.1739-1769)ref:1045
Last Known Service1.6.1795TRN3
Date of Death14.6.1796 - At seaTRN3
Cause of DeathYellow feverTRN3
Burial21.6.1796 - Portsmouth TRN3

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
12.4.1748 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationODNB
12.4.1748 Lieutenant ADM 3/17/344CSORN
24.5.1755 Commander ADM 6/18/333CSORN
2.12.175624.12.1756Hunter (10), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
26.7.1758 Captain ADM 6/19/21CSORN
26.7.17587.2.1762Echo (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/21BWAS-1714
7.1.176210.2.1762Operations against Martinique 
7.2.17622.9.1763Levant (28), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
12.10.177023.3.1771Pallas (36), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/299BWAS-1714
19.9.177626.3.1779Ocean (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/214BWAS-1714
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
26.3.17799.9.1779Invincible (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/531BWAS-1714
13.9.1779 Placed on half payADM104
16.9.177926.11.1779Appointed Resident Commissioner at AntiguaADM104
26.11.17792.1783Appointed Commissioner of the Navy at Barbados & the Leeward Islands ADM 6/22/54ADM 6/22
2.17831789Appointed Resident Commissioner at PlymouthTNC
11.17899.1793Trusty (50), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
10.11.1789 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/24/8CSORN
16.11.1789 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Barbados & the Leeward Islands ADM 6/24/10ADM 6/24
2.12.1789 Created 1st Baronet LaforeyODNB
21.9.1790 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/24/68CSORN
1.2.1793 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/24/200ADM 6/24
12.4.1794 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/25/30CSORN
17951797Saturn (74), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
24.2.1795 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Barbados & the Leeward Islands ADM 6/25/139ADM 6/25
5.17957.1795Aimable (32), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
1.6.1795 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/178CSORN
13.7.1795 Battle of Hyeres 
179614.6.1796Majestic (74), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714


TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ref:1045The Baronetage of EnglandJohn DebrettDigital Book
SNForumSailing Navies (Forum) Web Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 13th of July 2012 20:32

the command of both Echo and Levant over lap both, present at the reduction of Martinique

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