Sir John Colpoys

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1742 - Dublin TRN3
First Known Service1761TRN3
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
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
Commission confirmed 14.9.1774
ADM 6/21
25.8.1773 Captain ADM 6/21/49CSORN
25.8.17731775Northumberland (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/49
Commission confirmed 14.9.1774
11.17751778Seaford (20), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
11.177812.10.1779Royal George (100), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
12.10.177927.10.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM104
27.10.1779 Mercury (28), Captain and Commanding OfficerADM104
6.17803.1783Orpheus (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
14.4.1781 Action of 1781-04-14 
5.9.1781 Battle of the Chesapeake 
4.17838.1785Phaeton (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
5.17901793Hannibal (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
12.4.1794 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
4.7.1794 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
8.179414.5.1795London (90), as Flag Officer, Rear-AdmiralBWAS-1714
1.6.1795 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
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
3.18038.1804Salvador 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


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
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb 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
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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