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Henry Duncan


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1735 - Scotland B125
First Known Service10.5.1755B125
WifeMary French (d.1823) - Married 21.11.1761 - St. Saviour's Church, Dartmouth B125
SonArthur French Duncan (1769-?)B125
Son
Henry DuncanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1802
B125
DaughterIsabella [Troysden] (1764-?)B125
Last Known Service6.12.1782B125
Date of Death7.10.1814 - Dartmouth B125

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
10.5.1755 Entered the NavyB125
10.5.17551756
Nassau (64) 1740-1770
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Able Seaman
B125
17562.1758
Nassau (64) 1740-1770
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
B125
8.175710.1757Louisbourg Expedition 
3.1.1759 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/5/79RNLPC
23.3.17597.4.1759
America (60) 1757-1771
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Acting Third Lieutenant
B125
7.4.175920.8.1759
Prince (90) 1750-1775
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
B125
18.8.175919.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay 
20.8.175921.9.1759
Namur (90) 1756-1804
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Able Seaman
B125
21.9.1759 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/107CSORN
1763 Placed on Half-PayB125
26.5.1768 Commander ADM 6/20/204CSORN
26.5.176830.8.1769
Terror (8) 1759-1774
British 8 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/204
ADM 6/20
30.8.176921.10.1772
Wasp (8) 1749-1781
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/30
B125
11.1772 Placed on Half-PayB125
7.2.1776 Captain ADM 6/21/154CSORN
7.2.177630.4.1777
Eagle (64) 1774-1812
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1800 Renamed "Buckingham"
, Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 3.3.1776 ADM 6/21/154
BWAS-1714
1.7.177931.12.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM 104
20.9.178025.10.1781
Medea (28) 1778-1805
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/173
BWAS-1714
16.3.1781 Battle of Cape Henry 
5.9.1781 Battle of the Chesapeake 
25.10.178115.4.1782
Ambuscade (32) 1773-1798
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/356
BWAS-1714
10.4.17826.12.1782
Victory (100) 1765-2019
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 19.4.1782 ADM 6/22/449
W009
20.10.1782 Battle of Cape Spartel 
6.12.1782 Received 6-weeks added to his pay book (An early example of paid leave?)B125
17.1.1783 Placed on Half-PayB125
3.17831799Appointed Resident Commissioner at HalifaxB125
8.1783 Arrived in HalifaxB125
18001.1801Appointed Resident Commissioner at SheernessB125
1.18011806Appointed Deputy Comptroller of the NavyB125


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Posted by Daryl Coup on Tuesday 9th of April 2013 19:39

Parish Records of Dundee, Angus, Scotland
Born 24 January 1739 Baptised 27 January 1739
Henry son of Mr Alexr Duncan, Clerk and Isabel Crawford
In commemmoration of Henry Crawford late of Monorgan, grandfather, Henry Crawford of Monorgan, uncle

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