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
BrotherThomas, MP (c.1695-1773)HPO
SisterJanette [Adams] (c.1690-1771)ref:950
Last Known Service30.7.1761ODNB
Date of Death6.6.1762 - Moor Park, Hertfordshire ODNB

Ships Owned


FromToVesselSource
13.11.17561756Tavistock (28) HCA26
30.12.17561757Prince Edward (26) HCA26
7.12.17571757Britannia (26) HCA26
22.1.17591760Delawar (20) HCA26

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
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
23.4.1745 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/16/470ADM 6/16
1746 Commander of the British Western Squadron 1746  
17461747Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English ChannelEWIKI
14.7.1746 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/17/128B051
9.8.1746 Yarmouth (64), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blueref:1059
1747 Prince 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
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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