Lord Harry Powlett (6th Duke of Bolton)

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth6.11.1720 - Berkshire TRN3
First Known Service14.8.1733ODNB
FatherHarry Powlett, 4th Duke of Bolton (1691–1759)ODNB
MotherCatherine Parry (d. 1744)ref:952
WifeMary Nunn (d.1764) - Married 13.5.1752ODNB
WifeKatherine Lowther (1736?–1809) - Married 8.4.1765ODNB
DaughterMaria Henrietta (1753-1779)EWIKI
DaughterCatharine Margaret (1766-1807)EWIKI
SisterCatherine (d. 1775)ref:952
SisterHenrietta (d.1753)ref:952
BrotherCharles, 5th Duke of Bolton (1718-1765)ref:952
Last Known Service31.3.1775ODNB
Date of Death25.12.1794 - Hackwood House, Hampshire CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1728 Educated at Winchester College until 1729.ODNB
8.1733 Enrolled at the Royal Naval Academy.ODNB
14.8.1733 Royal Naval Academy, Scholar ADM 6/14/151ADM 6/14
9.3.1738/39 Lieutenant ADM 6/15/258ADM 6/15
4.3.1739/403.6.1740Shrewsbury (80), Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/15/258ADM 6/15
15.7.1740 Captain ADM 6/15/309CSORN
15.7.174029.7.1741Port Mahon (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/309BWAS-1714
30.7.174114.3.1744/45Oxford (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/444
Commission confirmed 19.2.1744/45
11.2.1743/4412.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon 
26.3.174526.6.1745Sandwich (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/459BWAS-1714
12.7.174531.7.1746Ruby (50), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 3.8.1745 ADM 6/16/508BWAS-1714
19.11.17463.5.1750Exeter (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/174BWAS-1714
26.11.175118.4.1754Elected a Member of Parliament for ChristchurchHPO
16.1.17534.2.1755Somerset (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/53BWAS-1714
28.8.1754 Appointed LordODNB
17.1.175527.3.1761Elected a Member of Parliament for LymingtonHPO
4.2.175512.6.1756Barfleur (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/125ODNB
4.6.1756 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/18/278CSORN
31.1.1758 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/18/480ADM 6/18
14.2.1759 Vice-Admiral of the BlueB051
9.12.1760 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
30.3.176124.12.1765Elected a Member of Parliament for WinchesterODNB
31.5.1764 Married May (1 daughter)ODNB
8.4.1765 Married Katherine (2 daughters)ODNB
5.7.1765 Succeeded as 6th Duke of BoltonODNB
5.7.1765 Appointed Marquess of WinchesterEWIKI
17661770Appointed Governor of Isle of WightODNB
10.12.176625.12.1794Appointed Privy CounsellorHPO
176725.12.1794Appointed Vice-Admiral of the Coast , HampshireODNB
176725.12.1794Appointed Vice-Admiral of the Coast , DorsetODNB
5.8.1767 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/20/176ADM 6/20
18.10.1770 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/20/302CSORN
31.3.1775 Admiral of the White ADM 6/21/83CSORN
17821791Appointed Governor of Isle of WightODNB
178225.12.1794Appointed Lord Lieutenant of HampshireODNB


TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ref:952Cracroft's Peerage Web Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive

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