John Carter Allen

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth19.1.1724ref:676
First Known Service14.6.1745ref:676
FatherCarter Allenref:676
MotherEmma Hay ref:676
WifeMrs. Caroline Addington - Married 20.6.1780ref:676
WifeStella Frances Freeman - Married 29.6.1799ref:676
SonThomas Allen (1773-1852)ref:676
SonJohn Allen (1774-1854)ref:676
Last Known Service14.2.1799ref:676
Date of Death2.10.1800ref:676
Will Probated16.10.1800, PROB 11/1348/196

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
14.6.1745 Lieutenant ADM 6/16/494CSORN
14.3.1750/516.4.1751Swan (14), Lieutenant ADM 6/17/543ADM 6/17
5.4.1757 Commander ADM 6/18/380CSORN
5.4.175721.3.1758Grampus (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/380BWAS-1714
21.3.1758 Captain ADM 6/18/496CSORN
21.3.175823.5.1759Experiment (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/496BWAS-1714
29.12.1758 Capture of Goree 
10.8.17596.11.1762Repulse (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/85BWAS-1714
8.7.1760 Action in Chaleur Bay 
3.6.17617.6.1761Occupation of Dominica 
7.1.176210.2.1762Operations against Martinique 
6.11.176218.1.1763Rochester (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/449BWAS-1714
18.1.176314.3.1764Vanguard (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/29
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 24.5.1764
ADM 6/20
15.11.176926.5.1770Superb (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/260ADM 6/20
23.5.17707.6.1771Ajax (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/278BWAS-1714
27.10.177518.4.1778Albion (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/130BWAS-1714
27.4.17788.3.1780Egmont (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/396BWAS-1714
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
14.12.1779 Absent from the Egmont on "Admiralty Leave"ADM 106
20.3.178013.10.1780Gibraltar (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/102BWAS-1714
22.1.178125.1.1781Formidable (98), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/237ADM 6/22
6.5.178212.2.1783Royal William (84), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/463BWAS-1714
20.10.1782 Battle of Cape Spartel 
24.9.1787 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/23/417CSORN
21.9.1790 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/24/68CSORN
1.2.1793 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/24/200CSORN
12.4.1794 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/25/30CSORN
1.6.1795 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/178CSORN
14.2.1799 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN


ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
PMDPrivate manuscript documents Book
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive

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Posted by Juan Carlos on Monday 10th of February 2014 09:20

Admiral Allen was born in 1724 and bapt in St Dunstan in the West
He was Captain of the Sapphire between May 1758 and Jul 1759 although it was at Deptford the whole time.

Posted by Andrew Jeffrey on Sunday 21st of April 2013 09:11

Thank you for a succinct summary of my gggg grandfather's naval service. I am endeavouring to locate where he is buried but this has proven difficult. I had thought with a distinguished naval career it might be relatively easy. Not so!. The normal ancestral databases seemingly have no record. Are you able to assist? Any assistance gretaly appreciated.

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