Sir John Colpoys


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1742 - Dublin TRN3
First Known Service1755TRN3
FatherJohn Colpoysref:676
MotherMiss Maddenref:676
NephewEdward Griffith Colpoys (1767-1832)EWIKI
NephewSir Edward Griffith (1767-1832)ABO18
Last Known Service25.10.1809TRN3
Date of Death4.4.1821TRN3

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17551757Service as a merchant seamanADM 107/5
1.4.17602.4.1761Dragon (60), Midshipman ADM 107/5/391ADM 107/5
28.9.1761 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/5/391RNLPC
22.10.1762 Lieutenant ADM 6/20/8CSORN
30.7.1773 Commander ADM 6/21/49ADM 6/21
30.7.177325.8.1773Swallow (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/49
Issued by Sir Robert Harland (1st Baronet of Sproughton) (c.1715-1783), East Indies
Commission confirmed 14.9.1774
ADM 6/21
25.8.1773 Captain ADM 6/21/49CSORN
25.8.17739.11.1775Northumberland (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/49
Issued by Sir Robert Harland (1st Baronet of Sproughton) (c.1715-1783), East Indies
Commission confirmed 14.9.1774
ref:616
9.11.177519.11.1778Seaford (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/134BWAS-1714
19.11.17787.10.1779Royal George (100), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/476BWAS-1714
12.10.177927.10.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM104
27.10.17791.1.1780Mercury (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/41ADM104
1.1.178021.10.1782Orpheus (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/74BWAS-1714
14.4.1781 Action of 1781-04-14 
5.9.1781 Battle of the Chesapeake 
29.4.178326.8.1785Phaeton (38), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/58BWAS-1714
10.5.179031.8.1791Hannibal (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/26BWAS-1714
31.8.179127.3.1794Hannibal (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/131ADM 6/24
12.4.1794 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/31CSORN
4.7.1794 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/25/55CSORN
8.179414.5.1795London (90), as Flag Officer, Rear-AdmiralBWAS-1714
1.6.1795 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/179CSORN
14.2.1798 Appointed Companion of the Knight Companion of the Order of the BathTKE1
23.4.17981802Northumberland (74), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1793
12.2.1799 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
18.2.1800 Capture of the Généreux 
1.1.1801 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
24.3.180314.10.1804Salvador del Mundo (112), as Flag Officer, AdmiralBWAS-1793
6.18035.1804Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Plymouthref:616
5.18045.1805Appointed Lord Commissioner of the Admiraltyref:616
9.11.1805 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
25.10.1809 Admiral of the RedCSORN
2.1.1815 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathTKE1
2.1815 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Guelphic Orderref:1059
18164.4.1821Appointed Governor of Greenwich Hospitalref:616


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