Sir John Bligh

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth8.1770 - GuildfordCSORN
First Known Service21.1.1780CSORN
FatherJohn Bligh (1735-1795)ref:616
MotherElizabeth Titcherref:676
WifeCecilia Moultrieref:616
WifeSarah Leekref:616
UncleSir Richard Rodney Bligh (1737-1821)ref:616
Last Known Service19.7.1821CSORN
Date of Death19.1.1831 - Gosport CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
21.1.178027.8.1782Nemesis (28), Captain's Servantref:616
28.8.178222.3.1783Arundel (74), Midshipmanref:616
13.9.17861787Camilla (20), Master's Materef:616
1.2.1788 Passed the Lieutenant's Examinationref:616
25.6.1791 LieutenantCSORN
2.17931796Courageux (74), Lieutenantref:616
14.3.1795 Action off Genoa 
13.7.1795 Battle of Hyeres 
17967.3.1797Barfleur (98), First Lieutenantref:616
14.2.1797 2nd Battle of Cape St Vincent 
8.3.1797 Commanderref:616
8.3.179724.4.1797Kingfisher (18), Commander and Commanding Officerref:616
25.4.1797 CaptainCSORN
25.4.179712.5.1797Latona (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
7.17973.1798Romney (50), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
3.17981800Agincourt (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
31.5.1798 Married Sarahref:616
5.18017.1804Theseus (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
18031804Valiant (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
25.7.1803 Capture of the Duquesne 
7.18049.1806Surveillante (36), CaptainBWAS-1793
3.18073.1809Alfred (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
15.8.18077.9.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen 
10.18084.1809Ardent (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
14.1.180928.2.1809Revenge (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
28.2.18095.1809Valiant (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
11.4.1809 Battle of the Basque Roads 
17.8.1809 Married Ceciliaref:616
4.6.1815 Appointed Knight Commander of the Knight Commander of the Order of the Bathref:616
19.7.1821 Rear-Admiral of the Blueref:616


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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