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Sir Ross Donnelly


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1761CSORN
First Known Service27.9.1781CSORN
Nephew
Francis BriggsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1837
NBD1849
Last Known Service28.6.1838CSORN
Date of Death30.9.1840 - London CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
27.9.1781 LieutenantCSORN
27.9.178121.3.1782
Morning Star (16) 1781-1782
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Lieutenant and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/357
Issued by
Richard EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1794
, Newfoundland
Confirmed 27.10.1781
BWAS-1714
1785 Served as a mate for the Honorable East India Company until 1793ref:616
2.6.17946.7.1794
Montagu (74) 1779-1818
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
6.7.1794 CommanderCSORN
6.7.1794 
Cygnet (14) 1776-1802
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/25/56
ADM 6/25
24.7.1795 CaptainCSORN
24.7.17952.1797
Pegasus (28) 1779-1816
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
3.17984.1802
Maidstone (32) 1795-1810
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
10.18018.1806
Narcissus (32) 1801-1837
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
11.7.1804 Action at Lavandon 
9.18065.1807
Ardent (64) 1796-1824
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
3.18081810
Invincible (74) 1808-1861
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
6.18133.5.1814
Devonshire (74) 1812-1869
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
4.6.1814 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
27.5.1825 Vice-Admiralref:616
28.2.1837 Appointed 6th Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath of MaxweltonTKE1
28.6.1838 Admiralref:616


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Posted by Sarah Gash on Sunday 12th of September 2021 18:55

I have a pamphlet that has a lengthy insciption date 1837.
It says "Given to my mother by her father Ross Donnelly Streachey Bailey, formerly a midshipman R.N. and later an officer of HM Treasury? M.S.?? My grandfather and grandmother lived after their marriage in Castlereagh Street, He died in the early thirties..." It goes on but talks about him being given a naval burial and gives som more genealogy but is difficult to read. Does anyone have a clue who this man could be and if he has descendents?


Posted by Cy on Sunday 5th of August 2018 10:11

Yes, but he served in the British Royal Navy, as did all other Irishmen.
Arthur Wellesley would probably call you out if you called him an Irishman, "being born in a stable doesn't make you a horse", Daniel O’Connell.


Posted by Donal O'Brien on Sunday 5th of August 2018 02:10

Admiral Sir Ross Donnelly was not British, he was Irish (as was the 1st Duke of Wellington) born in Athlone, Co. Westmeath c.1763.


Posted by olivier N on Wednesday 22nd of February 2012 16:51

Sir Ross Donelly was witness to the wedding of Benjamin ALDER with my cousin Elisabeth EYCKHOLt in Brussels on Nov 1815. The official record I saw this morning in the Brussels Archives says he was then 51 years old.
FYI, Kind regards.

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