John Leigh Douglas


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1741TDA
First Known Service17.6.1760TDA
FatherRev. Alexander DouglasTDA
MotherIsabel HoustonTDA
WifeCharlotte Douglas (1750-1840)PROB11
Last Known Service31.7.1810TDA
Date of Death13.11.1810 - Montague Square, London TRN3
Will Probated4.2.1811

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17.6.1760 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/362CSORN
15.8.177719.9.1777Prince George (90), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/21/302ADM 6/21
19.9.1777 Commander ADM 6/21/314CSORN
19.9.177724.2.1779Cameleon (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/314BWAS-1714
24.2.17795.4.1779Delight (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/515ADM 6/21
5.4.1779 Captain ADM 6/21/436CSORN
5.4.17795.5.1779America (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/536ADM 6/21
1.7.177930.11.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM104
30.11.177918.4.1780Terrible (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
8.1.1780 Attack on the Caracas Convoy 
16.1.1780 Battle of Cape St. Vincent 
17.4.1780 Battle of Martinique 
18.4.178031.5.1781Venus (36), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/354ADM 6/22
15.5.1780 Action of March 15 1780 
19.5.1780 Action of March 19 1780 
18.1.178219.12.1782Vigilant (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/401BWAS-1714
20.10.1782 Battle of Cape Spartel 
9.12.179426.12.1794Irresistible (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/25/114BWAS-1714
1.6.1795 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/180CSORN
14.2.1799 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
1.1.1801 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
23.4.1804 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
18051806Appointed Second in Command — English Channelref:676
10.18055.2.1806Hibernia (110), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Whiteref:676
9.11.1805 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
28.4.1808 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
31.7.1810 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
TDAThe Douglas Archives Web Site
PROB11England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 Archive
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site

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