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Richard Brathwaite


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1728TRN3
First Known Service30.6.1742TRN3
WifeUlrica Eleanoraref:676
DaughterGeorginaref: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
9.11.175216.1.1754
Humber (44) 1748-1762
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Master's Mate, ADM 107/4/268
ADM 107/4
16.1.1754 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/268RNLPC
7.5.1755 LieutenantCSORN
29.11.1756 CommanderCSORN
29.11.17565.1.1760
Polacre (12) 1756-1762
British 12 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/170
Issued by
Edward HawkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1776
, English Channel
Confirmed 3.6.1760
ADM 6/19
6.1.17606.4.1761
Saltash (14) 1746-1763
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/332
Issued by
Thomas BrodrickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1724-1759
, Jamaica
Confirmed 27.7.1761
BWAS-1714
6.4.1761 CaptainCSORN
6.4.17617.2.1763
Shannon (28) 1757-1765
British 28 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/328
Issued by
Charles SaundersBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1727-1773
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 9.7.1761
BWAS-1714
30.10.176520.12.1765
Shannon (28) 1757-1765
British 28 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/95
ADM 6/20
13.2.17663.3.1767
Gibraltar (20) 1754-1773
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/107
BWAS-1714
3.3.17672.3.1772
Liverpool (28) 1758-1778
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/158
BWAS-1714
20.6.177514.7.1775
Milford (28) 1759-1785
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/98
BWAS-1714
14.7.177525.10.1780
Centurion (50) 1774-1824
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/104
BWAS-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 
9.1.17812.3.1782
Bienfaisant (64) 1758-1814
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/226
ADM 6/22
5.8.1781 Battle of Dogger Bank 
21.9.1790 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1.2.1793 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
12.4.1794 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1.6.1795 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
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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