Robert Digby

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth20.12.1732ref:676
First Known Service29.10.1752ref:676
FatherEdward Digby, MPHPO
MotherCharlotte Foxref:676
WifeMrs Eleanor Jauncey, née Elliot - Married 19.8.1784HPO
Nephew Charles George Digby (1779-1829)ref:676
Nephew Stephen Thomas Digbyref:616
NephewSir Henry Digby (1770-1842)ref:676
BrotherEdward, 6th Baron Digby (1730-57)HPO
BrotherHenry, 7th Baron Digby (1731-93)HPO
Last Known Service9.11.1805ref:676
Date of Death25.2.1815TRN3

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
29.10.1752 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/133CSORN
14.2.1755 Commander ADM 6/18/224ADM 6/18
14.2.17555.8.1755Weazle (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/224
Issued by Thomas Coates (1712-1767), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 6.1.1756
5.8.1755 Captain ADM 6/18/186CSORN
5.8.17557.10.1755Solebay (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/186ADM 6/18
11.2.175615.11.1756Bideford (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/235BWAS-1714
15.11.175622.2.1757Achilles (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/324ADM 6/18
13.6.175711.4.1763Dunkirk (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/409BWAS-1714
5.9.17576.10.1757Raid on Rochefort 
15.12.175727.3.1761Elected a Member of Parliament for WellsHPO
5.6.175812.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo 
29.12.1758 Capture of Goree 
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
18.3.177729.4.1777Trident (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/268ADM 6/21
29.4.177731.3.1779Ramillies (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/282BWAS-1714
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
19.3.1779 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/524CSORN
19.3.177924.7.1783Prince George (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
8.1.1780 Attack on the Caracas Convoy 
16.1.1780 Battle of Cape St. Vincent 
26.9.1780 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/22/177CSORN
13.6.17811783Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North America ADM 6/22/298ADM 6/22
17821783Lion (64), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
25.1.178226.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts 
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
24.9.1787 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/23/416CSORN
21.9.1790 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/24/68ADM 6/24
1.2.1793 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/24/200CSORN
12.4.1794 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/30CSORN
1.6.1795 Admiral of the White ADM 6/25/178CSORN
9.11.1805 Admiral of the RedCSORN

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