Thomas Blakiston


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth12.1790NBD1849
First Known Service4.6.1803NBD1849
FatherSir Mathew Blakiston, BartNBD1849
MotherAnn RochfordNBD1849
WifeHarriet HarveyNBD1849
BrotherCapt. John Blakiston, 27th Regt.NBD1849
Last Known Service2.7.1821NBD1849

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
4.6.1803 Entered the NavyNBD1849
4.6.180325.3.1804Magnificent (74), 1st Class VolunteerNBD1849
4.1804 Tonnant (80), MidshipmanNBD1849
180615.7.1806Revenge (74), MidshipmanNBD1849
15.7.1806 Taken prisoner while attempting to cut out a convoy in the river GirondeNBD1849
1809 At the close of the year escaped from prison in Givet and reached Flushing, the held by the BritishNBD1849
1.1810 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationNBD1849
11.1.1810 LieutenantCSORN
11.1.18104.9.1810Harpy (16), LieutenantNBD1849
4.9.1810 Tonnant (80), LieutenantNBD1849
18139.1814Revenge (74), LieutenantNBD1849
8.11.1813 On the 8th of November, at 8 h. 30 m. p.m., the boats of the 74-gun ship [HBMS Revenge (1805)|Revenge], Captain [John Gore (2)|Sir John Gore], under the orders of Lieutenant William Richards, assisted by Lieutenant [Thomas Blakiston], Captain of marines John Spurin, and master's mates and midshipmen [Thomas Quelch], William Rolfe, Henry Fisher, Benjamin Mainwaring, John Harwood, Valentine Munbee, George Fraser, Robert Maxwell, Charles M. D. Buchanan, and John P. Davey, were sent into the harbour of Palamos, to endeavour to cut out a French felucca privateer. At 11 p.m. Lieutenant Richards and his party boarded and carried the privateer, without having a man hurt, and by 1 a.m. on the 9th had brought her alongside the [HBMS Revenge (1805)|Revenge].W005
25.3.18182.7.1821Bulwark (74), Flag LieutenantNBD1849
2.7.1821 CommanderNBD1849
2.7.1821 Placed on Half-PayNBD1849
9.8.1827 Married Harriet (3 daughters)NBD1849


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Posted by Nick Williams on Monday 20th of January 2020 20:30

Blakiston died in May 1855 at Thorpe Hall(his home) at Thorpe Next Norwich.

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