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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
13.11.17561756
Tavistock (28) 1745-1760
British 28 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman
 
30.12.17561757
Prince Edward (26) 1746-1760
British 26 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman
 
17571760
Britannia (30) 1746-1760
British 30 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman
 
22.1.17591760
Delaware (20) 1747-1760
British 20 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman
 

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
2.171127.3.1711
Ruby (54) 1708-1748
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1744 Renamed "Mermaid"
, Volunteer
E-WIKI
27.3.171130.6.1713
Monmouth (64) 1700-1716
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
E-WIKI
19.5.1716 LieutenantADM 6/12
19.5.171628.11.1717
Hampshire (54) 1698-1739
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Second Lieutenant ADM 6/12/83
Issued by
Sir John NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1697
, English Channel
Confirmed 7.12.1716
ADM 6/12
17.3.1717/182.10.1719
Montagu (60) 1716-1749
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Second Lieutenant ADM 6/12/119
ADM 6/12
11.8.1718 Battle of Cape Passaro 
2.10.171917.11.1720
Barfleur (90) 1716-1755
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant
NMM
19.6.1722 CommanderADM 6/13
19.6.17222.1.1723/24
Weazle (8) 1721-1732
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/13/40
BWAS-1714
1.2.1723/24 CaptainB051
1.2.1723/2412.7.1728
Scarborough (20) 1722-1739
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/13/64
BWAS-1714
12.7.172811.10.1728
Garland (20) 1724-1744
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 13.7.1728
ADM 51
11.10.172817.7.1730
Garland (20) 1724-1744
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/2
BWAS-1714
19.5.17314.9.1731
Diamond (40) 1723-1744
British 40 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/76
BWAS-1603
24.1.1731/3218.7.1735
Squirrel (20) 1727-1749
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/99
BWAS-1714
9.12.173718.9.1740
Centurion (60) 1733-1769
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1744 Renamed "Eagle"
1745 Renamed "Centurion"
, Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 13.12.1737 ADM 6/15/87
B051
19.6.174014.6.1744Commander of the Anson's Circumnavigation  
18.9.174021.6.1743
Centurion (60) 1733-1769
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1744 Renamed "Eagle"
1745 Renamed "Centurion"
, Commodore and Commanding Officer
ADM 51
21.6.174323.6.1744
Centurion (60) 1733-1769
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1744 Renamed "Eagle"
1745 Renamed "Centurion"
, as Flag Officer, Commodore
BWAS-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 WhiteADM 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 BlueB051
31.7.174620.7.1747Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English Channel ADM 6/17/135ADM 6/17
9.8.1746 
Yarmouth (64) 1745-1811
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
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5.4.174723.11.1747
Prince George (90) 1723-1755
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
3.5.1747 Commanded the British Fleet at the 1st Battle of Cape Finisterre 
13.6.1747 Created 1st Baron AnsonE-WIKI
15.7.1747 Vice-Admiral of the RedADM 6/17
25.4.1748 Married ElizabethODNB
12.5.1748 Admiral of the BlueADM 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 WhiteADM 6/18
2.7.17576.6.1762Appointed First Lord of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
17581759
Royal George (100) 1756-1782
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the White
BWAS-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 FleetADM 6/19
8.17619.1761
Royal Charlotte (8) 1750-1820
British 8 Gun
Unrated Yacht
1761 Renamed "Royal Charlotte"
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Fleet
BWAS-1714


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