James Walker

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1764 - Innerdovat, Fife, ScotlandEWIKI
First Known Service8.5.1783CSORN
FatherJames Walker of InverdovatODNB
Father-in-LawAlexander Melville, 5th Earl LevenODNB
MotherMary Melvilleref:846
WifeMiss IrwinEWIKI
WifePriscilla Sarah Jones-SkeltonEWIKI
Last Known Service19.7.1821CSORN
Date of Death13.7.1831 - Blatchington, near Seaford, SussexEWIKI

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
8.5.1783 Lieutenant ADM 6/23/207CSORN
1794 Niger (32), First Lieutenantref:924
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
6.7.1794 Commander ADM 6/25/56CSORN
6.7.1794 Alecto (12), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/25/56ADM 6/25
4.179510.1795Terror (8), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
5.1796 Trusty (50), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1797 Garland (28), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
5.179717.10.1797Monmouth (64), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
11.10.1797 Battle of Camperdown 
17.10.1797 CaptainCSORN
3.17986.1798Veteran (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
6.17988.1800Brakel (54), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
5.18008.1800Prince George (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
8.180010.1800Prince (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
11.18008.1801Isis (50), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
2.4.1801 Battle of Copenhagen 
7.18016.1802Tartar (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
4.18023.1804Vanguard (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
25.7.1803 Capture of the Duquesne 
8.18034.1804Duquesne (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
3.180510.1807Thalia (20), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
9.18071.1809Bedford (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
18101814Bedford (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
14.12.1814 Battle of Lake Borgne 
18158.1816Queen (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
6.181530.12.1815Albion (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
4.6.1815 Appointed Companion of the Order of the BathEWIKI
8.18161818Northumberland (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
19.7.1821 Rear-AdmiralEWIKI


EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ref:846Parish Register Document
ref:924A Narrative of the Proceedings of His Majesty's Fleet under the Command of Earl HoweA C de PoggiBook
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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Posted by Kevin Gordon on Thursday 27th of June 2013 06:34

James Walker - Personal Information:
1764 Born in Scotland
1776 Joined Navy
1780 Nearly drowns whilst off the coast of Jamaica
1781 Appointed to serve on the Princess Royal
1831 Dies in Seaford Sussex. Box tomb decorated with trident and anchor in St Leonard's churchyard and memorial inside the church.

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