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Sir Roger Curtis (Baronet )


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth4.6.1746 - Downton, WiltshireTRN3
First Known Service1762ref:616
FatherRoger Curtisref:616
MotherChristabella Blachfordref:616
WifeSarah Brady (d. 1817) - Married 12.12.1778 - St Mary, Portsea ref:616
Son
Roger CurtisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1792-1802
ref:676
Son
Lucius CurtisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1864
NBD1849
Last Known Service31.7.1810ref:616
Date of Death4.11.1816 - Gatcombe, near PortsmouthTRN3

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
176227.12.1762
Royal Sovereign (104) 1729-1768
British 104 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Unknown
ref:616
1763bef.31.8.1763
Assistance (50) 1745-1773
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Unknown
ref:616
1769 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/6/177, ADM 6/87/261RNLPC
17691770
Venus (36) 1758-1828
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1807 Renamed "Heroine"
, Unknown
ref:616
177019.1.1771
Albion (74) 1763-1797
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
ref:616
19.1.1771 LieutenantCSORN
28.1.177126.11.1773
Otter (14) 1767-1778
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Lieutenant ADM 6/20/344
ref:616
26.7.177511.7.1776
Chatham (50) 1758-1814
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1810 Renamed "Tilbury"
, Second Lieutenant ADM 6/21/107
ref:616
2.7.17764.7.1776Staten Island Landings 
11.7.1776 CommanderCSORN
11.7.177630.4.1777
Senegal (14) 1760-1778
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/200
BWAS-1714
30.4.1777 CaptainCSORN
30.4.17776.12.1777
Eagle (64) 1774-1812
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1800 Renamed "Buckingham"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/464
Issued by
Lord Richard Howe (1st Earl Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
, North America
Confirmed 29.10.1788
BWAS-1714
12.12.1778 Married Sarah at St Mary, Portsearef:616
1.7.177931.12.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM 104
17801782Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Gibraltar ADM 6/23/187ADM 6/23
7.11.178023.12.1782
Brilliant (28) 1779-1811
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/195
BWAS-1714
29.11.1782 Appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the BathTKE2
6.12.17829.12.1782
Victory (100) 1765-2019
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
W009
23.12.17826.5.1784
San Miguel (74) 1782-1791
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/559
BWAS-1714
6.5.178415.12.1787
Ganges (74) 1782-1816
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/208
BWAS-1714
15.5.17901.8.1790
Queen Charlotte (100) 1790-1800
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 21.5.1790 ADM 6/24/30
BWAS-1714
2.8.179010.12.1790Appointed First Captain ADM 6/24/76

To Richard,  Earl Howe

ADM 6/24
11.12.179031.12.1790
Brunswick (74) 1790-1826
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/94
BWAS-1714
31.12.179028.8.1791
Brunswick (74) 1790-1826
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/99
ADM 6/24
28.8.17917.1.1793
Brunswick (74) 1790-1826
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/130
ADM 6/24
7.2.17933.4.1794
Queen Charlotte (100) 1790-1800
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, First Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/205
BWAS-1714
4.7.1794 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
11.7.1794 Appointed First Captain ADM 6/25/60

To Earl Howe

ADM 6/25
11.7.17941795
Queen Charlotte (100) 1790-1800
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, First Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/25/60
ADM 6/25
10.9.1794 Appointed Baronetref:616
1.6.1795 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
1.6.179517.9.1795
Canada (76) 1765-1834
British 76 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1714
23.6.1795 Action of Ile Groix 
18.9.179530.3.1796
Powerful (74) 1783-1812
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red
ref:616
31.3.179610.1796
Formidable (98) 1777-1813
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, First Captain ADM 6/25/265
BWAS-1714
10.17961799
Prince (98) 1788-1837
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral
BWAS-1714
17991801
Lancaster (64) 1797-1832
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the White
BWAS-1793
14.2.1799 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
5.180024.2.1803Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Cape of Good Hoperef:616
1801 
Jupiter (50) 1778-1808
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1714
18011802Commander of the British Ships on the Cape of Good Hope Station, 1801  
1.1.1801 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
23.4.1804 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
9.11.1805 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
18091810
Royal William (84) 1757-1813
British 84 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral
BWAS-1714
5.18091812Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Portsmouthref:616
31.7.1810 Admiral of the RedCSORN
2.1.1815 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathTKE1

Notes on Officer


Personalityref:676

Vice-Admiral Lord Collingwood described him as ‘an artful sneaking creature, whose frowning, insinuating manners creep into the confidence of whoever he attacks, and whose rapacity would grasp all honours and profits that come within his view.’




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Posted by Brian Stephens on Sunday 20th of April 2014 15:47

Edinburgh Advertiser, November 19, 1816
DEATH OF SIR ROGER CURTIS
We regret to have to announce the decease of that distinguished Officer, Admiral Sir Roger Curtis, Bart. and G.G.B. The public services of this eminent man, particularly at the famous siege of Gibraltar, by the combined powers of France and Spain, where his conduct rendered him as conspicuous for humanity as for heroism and professional skill, must be fresh in the general recollection; the kindness of his heart, and the benignity of his manners, endeared him to the circle of his family and friends. He was knighted in 1782 for his gallant, humane, and judicious conduct at the siege of Gibraltar. He was on board the Royal Charlotte, with Lord Howe, and greatly distinguished himself in the memorable action of the glorious 1st of June 1794 after which he was created a Baronet; and was Commander in Chief at the Cape of Good Hope in 1801. He was both a very able and a very good man. He died at his seat at Gatcombe, near Portsmouth at a very advanced age, and is succeeded in his titles and estates by his only son, a Captain in the navy, now Sir Lucius Curtis, Bart.

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