Sir Hyde Parker (5th Baronet of Melford Hall)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth25.2.1713/14 - Tredington, GloucestershireEWIKI
First Known Service12.8.1736EWIKI
Father Hyde Parker (d. 1726)ODNB
MotherMary, daughter of John ReevesODNB
WifeSarah Smithson - Married 1734ODNB
SonSir Hyde Parker (1739-1807)EWIKI
SonHarry, 6th Bt. (1735-1812)EWIKI
Last Known Service5.1782EWIKI
Date of Death1.1783TRN3
Cause of DeathLost at seaEWIKI

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
16.1.1744/45 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/549ODNB
16.1.1744/45 Lieutenant ADM 6/16/425CSORN
5.2.1746/475.4.1747Princess Mary (60), Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/17/494
Issued by Thomas Griffin (1692-1771), East Indies
Commission confirmed 12.9.1749
ADM 6/17
24.3.1747/48 Captain ADM 6/17/488CSORN
24.3.1747/4822.8.1749Lively (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/488BWAS-1714
12.11.175118.11.1752Vanguard (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/16BWAS-1714
13.2.175328.10.1755Cruizer (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/59BWAS-1714
28.10.175520.10.1757Squirrel (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/204BWAS-1714
20.10.175715.11.1759Brilliant (36), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/447BWAS-1714
5.6.175812.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo 
3.7.1759 Bombardment of Le Havre 
15.11.175923.6.1760Norfolk (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/112BWAS-1714
23.6.176018.7.1763Grafton (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/37
Issued by Charles Steevens (1705-1761)
Commission confirmed 5.7.1764
ADM 6/20
6.6.176214.8.1762Manilla operations 
24.9.17626.10.1762Battle of Manilla 
9.5.17693.10.1770Romney (50), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
2.11.177623.1.1778Invincible (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/226BWAS-1714
23.1.1778 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/356CSORN
4.17781779Royal Oak (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
17791.1780Conqueror (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
19.3.1779 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/21/524ADM 6/21
6.7.1779 Battle of Grenada 
18.12.1779 Commanded the British Squadron at the Combat de la Martinique 
1.17805.6.1780Princess Royal (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
17.4.1780 Battle of Martinique 
15.5.1780 Action of March 15 1780 
19.5.1780 Action of March 19 1780 
26.9.1780 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/22/175CSORN
1781 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North Searef:676
21.3.178131.5.1781Victory (100), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueW009
6.17815.1782Fortitude (74), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
5.8.1781 Commanded the British Fleet at the Battle of Dogger Bank 
1782 Succeeded as 5th Baronet of Melford HallEWIKI
5.17821.1783Cato (50), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
3.7.1782 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — East Indies ADM 6/22/489ADM 6/22


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Posted by Cy on Tuesday 18th of June 2019 07:24

Sorry no further information on Sarah and I have no records that he remarried.


Posted by Elizabeth on Monday 17th of June 2019 21:42

Great to find a site that has all the information correct, esp. since the 5th Baronet and his son have the same name etc. Any idea when Sarah Smithson died and if Hyde Parker remarried and details about that ?

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