Henry Duncan

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1735 - Scotland B125
First Known Service10.5.1755B125
WifeMary French - Married 21.11.1761 - St. Saviour's Church, Dartmouth B125
DaughterIsabella (1764-?)B125
SonArthur French Duncan (1769-?)B125
SonHenry Duncan (d.1802)B125
Last Known Service6.12.1782B125
Date of Death7.10.1814 - Dartmouth B125

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
10.5.1755 Entered the NavyB125
10.5.17551756Nassau (64), Able SeamanB125
175623.3.1759Nassau (64), MidshipmanB125
8.175710.1757Louisbourg Expedition 
9.3.175824.5.1758Capture of Fort Louis 
29.12.1758 Capture of Goree 
1759 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/5/79RNLPC
3.1.1759 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationB125
23.3.17597.4.1759America (60), Acting LieutenantB125
7.4.175920.8.1759Prince (90), MidshipmanB125
18.8.175919.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay 
20.8.175921.9.1759Namur (90), Able SeamanB125
21.9.1759 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/107CSORN
1763 Placed on Half-PayB125
26.5.1768 Commander ADM 6/20/204CSORN
26.5.176830.8.1769Terror (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/204ADM 6/20
30.8.176921.10.1772Wasp (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/30B125
11.1772 Placed on Half-PayB125
7.2.1776 Captain ADM 6/21/154CSORN
7.2.177630.4.1777Eagle (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/154BWAS-1714
1.7.177931.12.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM104
20.9.178025.10.1781Medea (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/173BWAS-1714
16.3.1781 Battle of Cape Henry 
5.9.1781 Battle of the Chesapeake 
25.10.178115.4.1782Ambuscade (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/356BWAS-1714
10.4.17826.12.1782Victory (100), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 19.4.1782 ADM 6/22/449W009
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 Controller of the NavyB125


B125NRS Vol 020 - The Naval Miscellany Vol IJohn Knox Laughton EdBook
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document
W009HMS VictoryUnknownWeb Site

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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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