William Francis Bourke

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1727CSORN
First Known Service19.6.1742CSORN
Last Known Service31.3.1763CSORN
Date of Death21.3.1802CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
5.11.17561757Eltham (12), Captain (Privateer) and Commanding OfficerHCA26
9.6.1758 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/5/45RNLPC
10.6.1758 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/520CSORN
11.2.176024.7.1761Cambridge (80), Fourth Lieutenant ADM 6/19/135ref:849
24.7.1761 Commander ADM 6/19/480CSORN
24.7.176131.3.1763Merlin (18), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/480
Issued by Charles Holmes (1711-1761), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 9.4.1763
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havana 


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
HCA26HCA 26 1689-1809 High Court of Admiralty: Prize Court: Registers of Declarations for Letters of MarqAuthorityWeb Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ref:849A Social History of Midshipmen and Quarterdeck Boys in the Royal Navy, 1761-1831Samantha CavellThesis
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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