Sir George Collier

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth11.5.1738 - London TRN3
First Known Service7.5.1747TRN3
FatherGeorge Collier (1720-?)ref:676
MotherHenrietta Louisa Sophia Ralph (1715-1768)ref:719
WifeChristiana Gwyn (1749-?) - Married 3.9.1763ref:676
WifeElizabeth Fryer (1745-1830) - Married 19.7.1781ref:676
DaughterUnknown (1765-?)HPO
SonWilliam George (1769-1832)ref:719
SonGeorge (1783-1814)ref:719
DaughterLouisa Elizabeth (1784-?)ref:719
SonSir Francis Augustus Collier (1785-1849)ref:676
SonHenry Theodosius Collier (1780-1872)ref:676
DaughterGeorgina (1790-?)ref:719
SonCharles (1790-1818)ref:719
DaughterGeorgina Emma Maria [Aide] (1792-1875)ref:719
Last Known Service2.3.1795TRN3
Date of Death6.4.1795 - London TRN3
Will Probated28.4.1795, PROB 11/1259/306

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
9.1.1754 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/264RNLPC
3.7.1754 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/112ADM 6/19
6.8.1761 Commander ADM 6/19/338CSORN
6.8.176112.7.1762Wasp (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/338ADM 6/19
12.7.1762 Captain ADM 6/19/422CSORN
12.7.17627.3.1763Boulogne (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/422BWAS-1714
3.9.1762 Married Christianaref:676
19.12.17635.1.1767Edgar (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/557BWAS-1714
2.2.17708.8.1771Tweed (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/269BWAS-1714
8.8.177110.10.1771Levant (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/393ADM 6/20
10.10.177119.2.1773Flora (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/407BWAS-1714
1772 Obtained a divorce from Christiana through an act of parliamentref:676
27.1.1775 Appointed Knight BachelorHPO
27.12.17753.4.1779Rainbow (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/145BWAS-1714
7.7.1777 Action of 7th July 1777 
1.2.177824.5.1780Camilla (20), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
3.4.17794.12.1779Raisonable (64), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
24.7.177912.8.1779Penobscot Expedition 
27.11.1779 Arrived from abroad and placed on half-pay.ADM104
1.17805.1780Operations against Charleston 
28.1.178023.6.1781Canada (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/81BWAS-1714
2.5.1781 Santa Leocadia vs Canada 
19.7.1781 Married Elizabethref:676
2.4.178425.6.1790Elected a Member of Parliament for HonitonHPO
1.2.178530.1.1787Hector (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
21.7.179020.12.1790Saint George (98), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/52BWAS-1714
1.2.1793 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/24/201CSORN
12.4.1794 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/25/30CSORN
4.7.1794 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/55ADM 6/25
10.2.17952.3.1795Appointed Commander-in-Chief — River Medway and The Nore ADM 6/25/134ADM 6/25


TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site Family History
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive

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