Sir George Cranfield Berkeley


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor, Administrator 
Date of Birth10.8.1753 - Berkely, GloucstershireTRN3
First Known Service1766TRN3
FatherAugustus, 4th Earl Berkeleyref:616
MotherElizabeth Draxref:616
WifeEmily Charlotte Lennoxref:676
Son-in-LawSir Thomas Masterman Hardy (1769-1839)ref:676
SonGrenville Berkeley, M.P.ref:676
DaughterGeorgina Berkeleyref:676
SonGeneral Sir George Berkeley, M.P.ref:676
DaughterAnne Louisa Emily Berkeleyref:676
Son-in-LawSir George Francis Seymour (1787-1870)ref:676
NephewLord Maurice Frederick Fitzhardinge Berkeley (1st Baron Fitzhardinge of Bristol) (1788-1867)ref:676
GrandfatherSir James Berkeley (3rd Earl of Berkley) (1679-1736)ref:676
Last Known Service4.6.1814TRN3
Date of Death25.2.1818 - South Audley Street, Grosvenor Square, LondonCSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1761 Sent to Etonref:616
1766 Mary (8), Midshipmanref:616
17671769Guernsey (50), Midshipmanref:616
17694.1.1774Alarm (32), Midshipmanref:616
5.1.1774 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/16CSORN
3.9.1778 Commander ADM 6/21/447CSORN
3.9.17781780Firebrand (8), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
5.178015.9.1780Fairy (14), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
15.9.1780 CaptainCSORN
15.9.17801782Vestal (28), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1.17828.1782Recovery (32), Captain and Commanding Officerref:616
8.17821783Pegase (74), Captain and Commanding Officerref:616
17831810Elected a Member of Parliament for Gloucestershireref:676
23.8.1784 Married Emilyref:676
6.17877.1789Magnificent (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
4.17896.1795Appointed Surveyor-general of the Ordinanceref:616
8.17899.1791Magnificent (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1.17918.1791Niger (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
3.17936.1794Marlborough (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
2.17951797Formidable (98), Captain and Commanding Officerref:616
14.2.1799 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
14.2.17991.1801Mars (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1793
1.1.1801 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
23.4.1804 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
12.18041806Appointed Inspector of Sea Fenciblesref:616
9.11.1805 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
18061807Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North AmericaEWIKI
5.18069.1806Leander (52), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
10.18061808Leopard (50), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
18087.1812Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Portugalref:616
28.4.1808 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
31.7.1810 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1.2.1813 Appointed Companion of the Knight Companion of the Order of the BathTKE1
4.6.1814 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
2.1.1815 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathTKE1

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book

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