Sir Ross Donnelly

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1761CSORN
First Known Service27.9.1781CSORN
NephewFrancis Briggs (1784-?)NBD1849
Last Known Service28.6.1838CSORN
Date of Death30.9.1840 - London CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
27.9.1781 Lieutenant ADM 6/22/357CSORN
27.9.178121.3.1782Morning Star (16), Lieutenant and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/357
Issued by Richard Edwards (1715-1795), Newfoundland
Commission confirmed 27.10.1781
1785 Served as a mate for the Honorable East India Company until 1793ref:616
2.6.17946.7.1794Montagu (74), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
6.7.1794 Commander ADM 6/25/56CSORN
6.7.1794 Cygnet (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/25/56ADM 6/25
24.7.1795 CaptainCSORN
24.7.17952.1797Pegasus (28), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
3.17984.1802Maidstone (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
10.18018.1806Narcissus (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
11.7.1804 Action at Lavandon 
9.18065.1807Ardent (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
3.18081810Invincible (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
6.18133.5.1814Devonshire (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
4.6.1814 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
27.5.1825 Vice-Admiralref:616
28.2.1837 Appointed 6th Knight Commander of the Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath of MaxweltonTKE1
28.6.1838 Admiralref:616


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book

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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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