John Bourmaster

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1736TRN3
First Known Service1759TRN3
Last Known Service23.4.1804TRN3
Date of Death1807TRN3
Will Probated23.12.1807, PROB 11/1470/357

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1759 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
19.10.1759 LieutenantCSORN
7.2.17612.7.1764Valiant (74), Lieutenantref:559
4.6.17618.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havanna 
1769 Phoenix (44), LieutenantADM 106
3.17741776Appointed Agent for Transports for BostonADM354
30.5.1776 CommanderCSORN
9.9.1777 CaptainCSORN
1.7.177926.11.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM104
26.11.177911.1781Royal George (100), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
8.1.1780 Attack on the Caracas Convoy 
16.1.1780 Battle of Cape St. Vincent 
9.4.178219.4.1782Victory (100), Captain and Commanding OfficerW009
5.17827.1782Ocean (90), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
4.17865.1789Elizabeth (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
17919.1791Barfleur (90), Captain and Commanding OfficerODNB
8.17941.1795Glory (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
23.10.1794 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1.6.1795 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
14.2.1799 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1.1.1801 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
23.4.1804 Admiral of the BlueCSORN


TRN3 The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
RNLPC Royal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
CSORN Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
ref:559 Australlian RoyaltyMarion PurnellWeb Site
ADM 106 ADM 106 1674-1832 Navy Board: Entry Book of Out Letters Document
ADM354 ADM 354 - Navy Board: Bound Out-letters 1738-1809 Document
ADM104 ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
W009 HMS VictoryUnknownWeb Site
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site

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Posted by Marilyn on Thursday 19th of October 2017 16:27

We are in Titchfield researching Admiral Bourmaster in the hope of erecting a blue plaque for him. If anyone knows where he was born, could they please e-mail me

Posted by Daniel Ravenhill on Monday 11th of November 2013 06:48

This is my 6x great grandpa. He was a very interesting man

Posted by Simon English on Wednesday 9th of October 2013 00:27

Thank you for this information on John Bourmaster. My ggggggrandfather. I note that he commanded the 'Victory' .........all be it briefly.

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