William Duddingston

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth11.1740 - Kilconquhar, Fife CSORN
Baptism20.11.1740 - Kilconquhar, Fife CSORN
First Known Service1752CSORN
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


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ref:719Ancestry.com Family History
ADM 107/5ADM 107/5 1757-1762 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ref:1002Parliamentary Papers: 1780-1849, Volume 17 Document

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