John Brett

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service28.12.1721CSORN
FatherTimothy Brett (d.1739)HPO
BrotherCharles Brett (c.1715-1799)HPO
Last Known Service29.1.1770CSORN
Date of Death1785CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
28.12.17213.5.1727Ferret (4), Captain's Servant ADM 107/3/213ODNB
4.5.172717.2.1728/29Deal Castle (20), Volunteer-per-orderODNB
21.7.17291.3.1733/34William and Mary (10), Midshipman ADM 107/3/2133DECKS
14.8.1732 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/213RNLPC
2.3.1733/34 Lieutenant ADM 6/14/171CSORN
17.1.1739/40 Commander ADM 6/15/330ADM 6/15
17.1.1739/4024.3.1740/41Grampus (6), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/330
Commission confirmed 16.9.1740
25.3.1741 Captain ADM 6/15/403CSORN
25.3.17411.11.1742Roebuck (40), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/403BWAS-1714
2.11.17424.4.1744Anglesea (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/114BWAS-1714
5.4.174415.9.1746Sunderland (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/286BWAS-1714
4.2.175519.5.1756Chichester (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/128BWAS-1714
19.5.17561.6.1756Saint George (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/267ODNB
4.6.1756 "...promoted rear-admiral of the white; however, he refused to take up the commission, and it was accordingly cancelled. Brett's explanation for this refusal was given privately to Lord Anson, but no reason for it appears on record, and from this time Brett lived in retirement."ODNB
1.1.177831.12.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM104


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
3DECKS3decks - Naval Sailing Warfare HistoryManu BlascoWeb Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document

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