Sir John Lindsay

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1737HPO
First Known Service1749ref:898
FatherSir Alexander Lindsay, 3rd Bt.HPO
MotherAmelia MurrayHPO
MistressMaria Belleref:676
WifeMary Milner - Married 19.9.1768HPO
MistressMary Velletref:1317
MistressSarah Gandwellref:1317
MistressMartha Gref:1317
MistressFrancis Edwardsref:1317
Illegitimate DaughterDido Elizabeth Belle [Davinière] (1761-1804)ref:1317
Illegitimate SonJohn Edward Vellet (1762-1762)ref:1317
Illegitimate DaughterAnn Gandwell (1766-?)ref:1317
Illegitimate DaughterElizabeth [Hill] (1766-1842)ref:1317
Illegitimate SonJohn Edwards (1767-1821)ref:1317
BrotherDavid, 4th Bt. (c.1732-1797)ref:1317
SisterMargaret [Ramsey]ref:1317
SisterKatherine [Lindsay]ref:1317
Last Known Service24.9.1787TRN3
Date of Death7.6.1788HPO

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1.3.1756 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/355RNLPC
2.3.1756 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/241CSORN
4.4.1757 Commander ADM 6/18/380CSORN
4.4.175729.9.1757Pluto (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/380BWAS-1714
29.9.1757 Captain ADM 6/18/441CSORN
29.9.17571.7.1762Trent (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/441BWAS-1714
6.6.175827.7.1758The Siege of Louisbourg 
21.2.1759 Vestal vs Bellone 
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havana 
11.6.176230.7.1762Siege of El Morro 
2.7.176224.8.1763Cambridge (80), Captain and Commanding OfficerW029
24.8.17639.9.1763Trent (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/529ADM 6/19
24.11.17635.6.1766Tartar (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/551BWAS-1714
10.2.1764 Appointed Knight BachelorHPO
9.1.176712.4.1768Elected a Member of Parliament for Aberdeen BurghsHPO
23.8.17691772Appointed Commander-in-Chief — East Indies ADM 6/20/248ADM 6/20
23.8.176925.4.1772Stag (32), as Flag Officer, Commodore ADM 6/20/247BWAS-1714
28.6.1770 Appointed Knight Companion of the Order of the BathTKE1
9.3.177828.5.1778Victory (100), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/376W009
13.5.177814.4.1779Prince George (98), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/404BWAS-1714
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
14.4.177931.12.1779Included in the list of captain's receiving half-pay.ADM104
10.4.178330.12.1783Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
29.8.17831784Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean Sea ADM 6/23/129ADM 6/23
29.8.178331.10.1784Trusty (50), as Flag Officer, Commodore ADM 6/23/129BWAS-1714
24.9.1787 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/23/416CSORN


HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
ref:898The Mid-eighteenth century navy from the perspective of captain Thomas Burnett and his peersAnne Byrne McLeodThesis
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
ref:1317All Things Georgian 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
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
W029Seven Years War ProjectRichard CoutureWeb Site
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book
W009HMS VictoryUnknownWeb Site
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document
OHMB4Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4: Admiralty Officials 1660-1870J.C. SaintyWeb Site
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive

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