Sir Edward Griffith

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1767ABO18
First Known Service15.4.1783ABO18
SonEdward Griffith Colpoys (1767-1832)ABO18
SonHenry Griffith ColpoysABO18
UncleSir John Colpoys (1742-1821)ABO18
Last Known Service21.7.1821ABO18
Date of Death11.11.1832 - Ireland Island, BermudaNBD1849

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
15.5.1783 Lieutenant ADM 6/23/106CSORN
4.5.179421.5.1794Avenger (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
21.5.1794 CaptainCSORN
21.5.179410.1794Avenger (16), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1.179512.1797London (90), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
23.6.1795 Action of Ile Groix 
10.17973.1798Niger (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
4.17996.1802Diamond (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1.6.18006.6.1800Operation in Quiberon Bay 
7.18031806Dragon (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
22.7.1805 3rd Battle of Cape Finisterre 
10.18074.1810Sultan (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
5.18112.1812Christian VII (80), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1812 Egmont (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1793
12.8.1812 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
6.18136.1814Centurion (50), as Flag Officer, Rear-AdmiralBWAS-1714
4.6.1814 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
21.7.1821 Vice-AdmiralABO18
1822 Assumed the name of Colpoys after the death of his uncleABO18
19.5.1831 Appointed Knight Commander of the Knight Commander of the Order of the BathTKE1


ABO18The Annual biography and obituary, Volume 18VariousDigital Book
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book

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