Sir Thomas Spry

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1754CSORN
First Known Service1760CSORN
A.K.A.DaveyADM 6/20
FatherThomas Davyref:676
MotherMary Spryref:676
WifeAnna Maria Thomas - Married 9.2.1796ref:676
SonSamuel Thomas M.P.ref:676
GrandfatherSir Richard Spry (1715-1775)ref:676
Last Known Service4.6.1814CSORN
Date of Death27.11.1828TRN3

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1. Appointed Knight Batchelor 
1760 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
16.5.1769 Lieutenant ADM 6/20/238CSORN
29.7.1772 Commander ADM 6/20/452CSORN
29.7.17725.5.1778Diligence (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/452BWAS-1714
5.5.1778 Captain ADM 6/21/402CSORN
5.5.177815.10.1778Europe (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/402BWAS-1714
15.10.177811.3.1782Pallas (36), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/508
Issued by John Montagu (1719-1795), Newfoundland
Commission confirmed 9.2.1779
13.5.1779 Action in Cancale Bay 
11.3.17828.1783Ulysses (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/182
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 24.12.1783
10.17871.1788Dover (44), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1790 Fairy (14), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1.6.1795 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
14.2.1799 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1.1.1801 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
23.4.1804 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
9.11.1805 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
25.10.1809 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
4.6.1814 Admiral of the RedCSORN


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Monday 29th of August 2016 17:59

It's not correct, but the first service date is going to be at least 6 years before he was commissioned lieutenant, so 1763 at the latest.

Posted by Winston Williams on Monday 29th of August 2016 09:23

First Known Service date is shown as "1739/05/16".
I think there is a typo and the year 1739 should read 1769.

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