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 ExaminationRNLPC
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

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ABO18The Annual biography and obituary, Volume 18VariousDigital Book
ADM 107/5ADM 107/5 1757-1762 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ref:1059Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900 Digital Book

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