Richard Brathwaite

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1728TRN3
First Known Service30.6.1742TRN3
WifeUlrica Eleanoraref:676
DaughterElizabeth [Christie]ref:676
DaughterJane Mariaref:676
Last Known Service1.1.1801TRN3
Date of Death28.6.1805 - Greenwich TRN3
Will Probated11.7.1805, PROB 11/1428/113

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
9.11.175216.1.1754Humber (44), Master's Mate ADM 107/4/268ADM 107/4
16.1.1754 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/268RNLPC
7.5.1755 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/161CSORN
29.11.1756 Commander ADM 6/19/170CSORN
29.11.17565.1.1760Polacre (12), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/170
Issued by Lord Edward Hawke (1st Baron Hawke of Towton) (1704/5-1781), English Channel
Confirmed 3.6.1760
ADM 6/19
6.1.17606.4.1761Saltash (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/332
Issued by Thomas Brodrick (1704-1769), Jamaica
Confirmed 27.7.1761
6.4.1761 Captain ADM 6/19/328CSORN
6.4.17617.2.1763Shannon (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/328
Issued by Charles Saunders (1713-1775), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 9.7.1761
30.10.176520.12.1765Shannon (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/95ADM 6/20
13.2.17663.3.1767Gibraltar (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/107BWAS-1714
3.3.17672.3.1772Liverpool (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/158BWAS-1714
20.6.177514.7.1775Milford (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/98BWAS-1714
14.7.17759.1.1781Centurion (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/104BWAS-1714
2.7.17764.7.1776Staten Island Landings 
6.12.17768.12.1776Occupation of Rhode Island 
14.12.177815.12.1778Battle of St. Lucia 
17.4.1780 Battle of Martinique 
15.5.1780 Action of March 15 1780 
19.5.1780 Action of March 19 1780 
9.1.17812.3.1782Bienfaisant (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/226ADM 6/22
5.8.1781 Battle of Dogger Bank 
21.9.1790 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/24/68CSORN
1.2.1793 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/24/201CSORN
12.4.1794 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/25/30CSORN
1.6.1795 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/25/178CSORN
14.2.1799 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1.1.1801 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN

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Posted by Bob Brooks on Tuesday 29th of May 2012 16:39

Admiral Richard Brathwaite personally spelled his name with only one “i” with Admiralty spelling his name initially under both spellings but in his later life following his spelling. His obituary as published in The Naval Chronicle, Volume 14, July–December 1805, p. 86, is in error concerning his age; however, whether the originator of the error or just another perpetrator thereof, I cannot say, but The Christian Observer, Volume 4, July 1805, p. 450, and The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, Volume 67, July 1805, p. 567, (and presumably others) present his age at death as 80 whereas actually he was about age 76½ at death having been baptized 12 Dec 1728 at St Lawrence Church, Appleby, Westmoreland, presumably baptized as an infant given that his parents had been married just 13 months prior on 08 Apr 1727. He was a first cousin to Cuthbert & Wilfred Collingwood as their mothers were sisters although Brathwaite was about 20 years older.

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