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Sir John Lindsay


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1737HPO
First Known Service1749ref:898
FatherSir Alexander Lindsay, 3rd Bt.HPO
MotherAmelia MurrayHPO
WifeMary Milner - Married 19.9.1768HPO
MistressMaria Belleref:676
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
BrotherWilliamref: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
4.4.175729.9.1757
Pluto (8) 1756-1762
British 8 Gun
Unrated Fireship
, Commander and Commanding Officer: On board from 11.4.1757 ADM 6/18/380
BWAS-1714
29.9.1757 Captain ADM 6/18/441CSORN
29.9.17571.7.1762
Trent (28) 1757-1764
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/441
BWAS-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 
2.7.176224.8.1763
Cambridge (80) 1755-1808
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
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24.8.17639.9.1763
Trent (28) 1757-1764
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/529
ADM 6/19
24.11.17635.6.1766
Tartar (28) 1756-1797
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/551
BWAS-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
23.8.176925.4.1772
Stag (32) 1758-1783
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, as Flag Officer, Commodore ADM 6/20/247
BWAS-1714
28.6.1770 Appointed Knight Companion of the Order of the BathTKE1
9.3.177828.5.1778
Victory (100) 1765-2019
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/376
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13.5.177814.4.1779
Prince George (98) 1772-1817
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/404
BWAS-1714
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
14.4.177931.12.1779Included in the list of captain's receiving half-pay.ADM 104
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
29.8.178331.10.1784
Trusty (50) 1782-1815
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore ADM 6/23/129
BWAS-1714
24.9.1787 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/23/416CSORN


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Posted by Mr.E.P.Daly on Monday 1st of June 2020 10:06

Omitted herein was the fact that SirJohnLindsayKB was made a
Colonel Of Marines by the King on 17thAugust1781 whilst officially on inactive duty due to resigning his commission in
support of Admiral Keppel at his trial in 1779.Also worth checking is the frigate HMS.Dido,launched in November1784 and
possibly named after his natural daughter DidoElizabethBelle.
SirJohn was first to captain HMS.Victory and whilst later taken by AdmiralKeppel,responsibilty of that ship was still with SirJohnLindsay for the remainder of that year.

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