John Bourmaster

Date of Birth1736TRN3
First Known Service1759TRN3
Last Known Service1804/04/23TRN3
Date of Death1807TRN3
Will Probated1807/12/23, PROB 11/1470/357

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1759 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
1759/10/19 LieutenantCSORN
1761/02/071764/07/02Valiant (74), Lieutenantref:559
1761/06/041761/06/08Expedition against Belle-Isle 
1762/06/061762/08/13Operations against Havanna 
1769 Phoenix (44), LieutenantADM 106
1774/031776Appointed Agent for Transports for BostonADM354
1776/05/30 CommanderCSORN
1777/09/09 CaptainCSORN
1779/07/011779/11/26Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM104
1779/11/261781/11Royal George (100), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1780/01/08 Attack on the Caracas Convoy 
1780/01/16 Battle of Cape St. Vincent 
1782/04/091782/04/19Victory (100), as Commanding OfficerW009
1782/051782/07Ocean (90), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1786/041789/05Elizabeth (74), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
17911791/09Barfleur (90), as Commanding OfficerODNB
1794/081795/01Glory (98), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1794/10/23 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1795/06/01 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
1799/02/14 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1801/01/01 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
1804/04/23 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

Previous comments on this page

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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