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Sir John Laforey (1st Baronet Laforey)


NationalityBritish 
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
Son
Sir Francis Laforey (2nd Baronet Laforey)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
SNForum
SonJohn (1768-1768)ref:1045
DaughterJuliana Molloyref:1045
DaughterEleanor (1768-1806)ref:1045
DaughterElizabeth (1772-1772)ref:1045
BrotherJasper (d. 1754)ref:1045
SisterMaryref:1045
BrotherFrancis (d. 1748)ref:1045
Brother
Loftus LaforeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1762
ref:1045
Last Known Service1797TRN3
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
2.12.175624.12.1756
Hunter (10) 1756-1780
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
26.7.1758 Captain ADM 6/19/21CSORN
26.7.17587.2.1762
Echo (24) 1758-1770
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/21
BWAS-1714
7.1.176210.2.1762Operations against Martinique 
7.2.17622.9.1763
Levant (28) 1758-1780
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
12.10.177023.3.1771
Pallas (36) 1757-1783
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/299
BWAS-1714
19.9.177626.3.1779
Ocean (90) 1761-1791
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/214
BWAS-1714
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
26.3.17799.9.1779
Invincible (74) 1765-1801
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/531
BWAS-1714
13.9.1779 Placed on half payADM 104
16.9.177926.11.1779Appointed Resident Commissioner at AntiguaADM 104
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
11.17899.1793
Trusty (50) 1782-1815
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 107/3/274
BWAS-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
24.2.1795 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Barbados & the Leeward Islands ADM 6/25/139ADM 6/25
5.179530.5.1795
Aimable (32) 1782-1814
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 107/3/274
BWAS-1714
1.6.1795 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/178CSORN
1.6.17951796
Saturn (74) 1786-1813
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue ADM 107/3/274
BWAS-1714
13.7.1795 Battle of Hyeres 
179614.6.1796
Majestic (74) 1785-1816
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714


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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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