Lord George Anson (1st Baron Anson)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor, Ship Owner 
Date of Birth23.4.1697 - Colwich, Staffordshire ODNB
First Known Service2.1711ODNB
FatherWilliam Anson (1656-1720)ODNB
MotherIsabella CarrierODNB
WifeHon. Elizabeth Yorke (1725–1760) - Married 25.4.1748ODNB
SisterJanette [Adams] (c.1690-1771)ref:950
BrotherThomas, MP (c.1695-1773)HPO
Last Known Service30.7.1761ODNB
Date of Death6.6.1762 - Moor Park, Hertfordshire ODNB

Ships Owned


FromToVesselSource
13.11.17561756Tavistock (28)  
30.12.17561757Prince Edward (26)  
17571760Britannia (30)  
22.1.17591760Delaware (20)  

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
2.171127.3.1711Ruby (54), VolunteerEWIKI
27.3.171130.6.1713Monmouth (64), MidshipmanEWIKI
19.5.1716 Lieutenant ADM 6/12/83ADM 6/12
19.5.171628.11.1717Hampshire (54), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/12/83
Issued by Sir John Norris (1670-1749), English Channel
Commission confirmed 7.12.1716
ADM 6/12
17.3.1717/182.10.1719Montagu (60), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/12/119ADM 6/12
11.8.1718 Battle of Cape Passaro 
2.10.171917.11.1720Barfleur (90), LieutenantNMM
19.6.1722 Commander ADM 6/13/40ADM 6/13
19.6.17222.1.1723/24Weazle (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/13/40BWAS-1714
1.2.1723/24 Captain ADM 6/13/64B051
1.2.1723/2412.7.1728Scarborough (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/13/64BWAS-1714
12.7.172811.10.1728Garland (20), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 13.7.1728ADM 51
11.10.172817.7.1730Garland (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/2BWAS-1714
19.5.17314.9.1731Diamond (40), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/76BWAS-1603
24.1.1731/3218.7.1735Squirrel (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/99BWAS-1714
9.12.173718.9.1740Centurion (60), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 13.12.1737 ADM 6/15/87B051
19.6.174014.6.1744Commander of the Anson's Circumnavigation  
18.9.174021.6.1743Centurion (60), Commodore and Commanding OfficerADM 51
21.6.174323.6.1744Centurion (60), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
23.6.1744 Rear-Admiral of the BlueB051
8.12.17441.7.1747Elected a Member of Parliament for HedonHPO
27.12.174421.6.1751Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
23.4.1745 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/16/470ADM 6/16
29.4.174520.5.1745Appointed Commander-in-Chief — River Medway and The Nore ADM 6/16/472ADM 6/16
1746 Commander of the British Western Squadron 1746  
14.7.1746 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/17/128B051
31.7.174620.7.1747Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English Channel ADM 6/17/135ADM 6/17
9.8.1746 Yarmouth (64), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blueref:1059
4.174723.11.1747Prince George (90), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
3.5.1747 Commanded the British Fleet at the 1st Battle of Cape Finisterre 
13.6.1747 Created 1st Baron AnsonEWIKI
15.7.1747 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/17/246ADM 6/17
25.4.1748 Married ElizabethODNB
12.5.1748 Admiral of the Blue ADM 3/17/354ADM 6/17
7.1749 Elected Vice-Admiral of Great BritainCSORN
14.7.17496.6.1762Appointed Vice-Admiral of Great Britain ADM 6/17/475ADM 6/17
22.6.175117.11.1756Appointed First Lord of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
9.175416.9.1754Commander of the Convoy for the King from Holland  
24.2.1757 Admiral of the White ADM 6/18/361ADM 6/18
2.7.17576.6.1762Appointed First Lord of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
17581759Royal George (100), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
13.5.1758 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English Channel ADM 6/18/512ADM 6/18
5.6.175812.6.1758Commanded the Channel Fleet at the Raid on Saint-Malo 
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
30.7.1761 Admiral of the Fleet ADM 6/19/335ADM 6/19
8.17619.1761Royal Charlotte (8), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the FleetBWAS-1714


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