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Robert Digby


NationalityBritish 
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
Stephen Thomas DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1813
ref:616
Nephew
Sir Henry DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1840
ref:676
Nephew
Charles George DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1829
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 LieutenantCSORN
14.2.1755 CommanderADM 6/18
14.2.17555.8.1755
Weazle (16) 1745-1779
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/224
Issued by
Thomas CoatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1762
, Jamaica
Confirmed 6.1.1756
BWAS-1714
5.8.1755 CaptainCSORN
5.8.17557.10.1755
Solebay (24) 1746-1763
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/186
ADM 6/18
11.2.175615.11.1756
Bideford (20) 1756-1761
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/235
BWAS-1714
15.11.175622.2.1757
Achilles (60) 1756-1784
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/324
ADM 6/18
13.6.175711.4.1763
Dunkirk (60) 1754-1792
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/409
BWAS-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 
18.3.177729.4.1777
Trident (64) 1768-1816
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/268
ADM 6/21
29.4.177731.3.1779
Ramillies (74) 1763-1782
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/282
BWAS-1714
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
19.3.1779 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
19.3.177924.7.1783
Prince George (98) 1772-1817
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
8.1.1780 Attack on the Caracas Convoy 
16.1.1780 Battle of Cape St. Vincent 
26.9.1780 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
13.6.17811783Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North America ADM 6/22/298ADM 6/22
17821783
Lion (64) 1777-1837
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1714
25.1.178226.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts 
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
24.9.1787 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
21.9.1790 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteADM 6/24
1.2.1793 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
12.4.1794 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1.6.1795 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
9.11.1805 Admiral of the RedCSORN


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