Sir Henry Digby

Date of Birth1770/01/20 - Holcombe, Somersetref:616
First Known Service1782ref:616
FatherThe Honourable & Very Reverend William Digby LLDref:616
MotherCharlotte Coxref:616
WifeJane Elizabeth Cokeref:616
UncleSir Robert Digbyref:616
BrotherJoseph Digbyref:616
BrotherCharles George Digbyref:676
Last Known Service1840/07/22ref:616
Date of Death1842/08/19ref:616

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
17821783/04/01Vestal (28), Captain's Servantref:616
1783/04/021786Europa (50), Midshipmanref:616
1786 Janus (44), Midshipmanref:616
17861789Salisbury (50), Midshipmanref:616
1789 Racehorse (16), Midshipmanref:616
17891790/10/19Bellerophon (74), Midshipmanref:616
1790/10/20 LieutenantCSORN
1790/10/201791Lion (64), Lieutenantref:616
1795/08/11 Commanderref:616
1795/08/111796/12/19Incendiary (8), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1796/12/16 CaptainCSORN
1797/011798Aurora (28), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1797/101798/10Peterel (16), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
17981799/02Leviathan (74), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1800/041801/01Alcmene (32), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1801/051802/05Resistance (36), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1804 Leda (38), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1805/07/311806/02/19Africa (64), as Commanding OfficerNAO
1805/10/21 Battle of Trafalgar 
1806/02/19 Discharged, SupercededNAO
1815/06/04 Appointed Companion of the Companion of the Order of the BathTKE1
1819/08/12 Rear-Admiral of the BlueEWIKI
1825/05/27 Rear-Admiral of the RedEWIKI
1830/07/22 Vice-Admiral of the BlueEWIKI
1831/03/14 Appointed Knight Commander of the Knight Commander of the Order of the Bathref:616
1837/01/10 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteEWIKI
18401841Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The NoreEWIKI
1840/07/22 Admiral of the BlueEWIKI
1841/11/23 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathTKE1


ref:616 Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ref:676 More than Nelson Web Site
CSORN Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NAO The National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
TKE1 The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book
EWIKI WikipediaVariousWeb Site

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