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Sir John Colpoys


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1742 - Dublin TRN3
First Known Service1755TRN3
FatherJohn Colpoysref:676
MotherMiss Maddenref:676
Nephew
Sir Edward GriffithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1821
ABO18
Nephew
Edward Griffith ColpoysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1822
E-WIKI
Last Known Service25.10.1809TRN3
Date of Death4.4.1821TRN3

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17551757Service as a merchant seamanADM 107/5
1.4.17602.4.1761
Dragon (60) 1736-1757
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman ADM 107/5/391
ADM 107/5
28.9.1761 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/5/391RNLPC
22.10.1762 LieutenantCSORN
30.7.1773 CommanderADM 6/21
30.7.177325.8.1773
Swallow (14) 1769-1777
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/49
Issued by
Sir Robert Harland (1st Baronet of Sproughton)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1783
, East Indies
Confirmed 14.9.1774
ADM 6/21
25.8.1773 CaptainCSORN
25.8.17739.11.1775
Northumberland (68) 1750-1780
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1777 Renamed "Leviathan"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/49
Issued by
Sir Robert Harland (1st Baronet of Sproughton)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1783
, East Indies
Confirmed 14.9.1774
ref:616
9.11.177519.11.1778
Seaford (20) 1754-1784
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/134
BWAS-1714
19.11.17787.10.1779
Royal George (100) 1756-1782
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/476
BWAS-1714
12.10.177927.10.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM 104
27.10.17791.1.1780
Mercury (28) 1779-1814
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/41
ADM 104
1.1.178021.10.1782
Orpheus (32) 1780-1807
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/74
BWAS-1714
14.4.1781 Action of 1781-04-14 
5.9.1781 Battle of the Chesapeake 
29.4.178326.8.1785
Phaeton (38) 1782-1828
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/58
BWAS-1714
10.5.179031.8.1791
Hannibal (74) 1786-1801
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/26
BWAS-1714
31.8.179127.3.1794
Hannibal (74) 1786-1801
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/131
ADM 6/24
12.4.1794 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
4.7.1794 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
8.179414.5.1795
London (90) 1766-1811
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral
BWAS-1714
1.6.1795 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
14.2.1798 Appointed Companion of the Knight Companion of the Order of the BathTKE1
23.4.17981802
Northumberland (74) 1798-1850
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1793
12.2.1799 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
18.2.1800 Capture of the Généreux 
1.1.1801 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
24.3.180314.10.1804
Salvador del Mundo (112) 1797-1815
British 112 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral
BWAS-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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