William Duddingston


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth11.1740 - Kilconquhar, Fife CSORN
Baptism20.11.1740 - Kilconquhar, Fife CSORN
First Known Service1752CSORN
A.K.A.DudingstonRNLPC
FatherJames Duddingston(1695–1794)ref:719
MotherMargaret Gillespie(d.1752)ref:719
WifeAntonia Steuart-Barclay - Married 7.11.1802ref:719
Last Known Service12.11.1794CSORN
Date of Death27.10.1817 - Earlsferry, Fife CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17521755Service as a merchant seamanADM 107/5
13.6.1759 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/5/129RNLPC
10.10.1759 LieutenantCSORN
12.9.177110.6.1772Gaspe (6), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
28.8.1772 Commander ADM 6/20/455CSORN
28.8.177218.1.1775Bonetta (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/455ADM 6/20
15.2.1773 "Captain William Dudingston, in consideration of the courage and conduct shewn by him in defence of the Gaspee schooner, which was burnt at Rhode Island, in June 1772, and of the severe wounds he received on that occasion". Awarded a pension of £91.5.0pa.ref:1002
18.1.177511.7.1776Senegal (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/66BWAS-1714
2.7.17764.7.1776Staten Island Landings 
21.3.177719.9.1777Cameleon (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/269BWAS-1714
19.9.1777 Captain ADM 6/21/314CSORN
19.9.177718.7.1782Boston (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/314BWAS-1714
12.11.1794 Superannuated Captain ADM 6/25/106CSORN


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