John Brown


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1751 - Stowe, BuckinghamshireTRN3
First Known Service1772TRN3
FatherLancelot ‘Capability’ Brownref:676
MotherBridget Wayetref:676
WifeMary Lintonref:676
BrotherRev Thomas Brownref:676
BrotherLancelot Brown, M.P. ref:676
Last Known Service28.4.1808TRN3
Date of Death2.5.1808 - BathTRN3

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1772 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 6/87/21RNLPC
1.9.1772 Lieutenant ADM 6/20/480CSORN
30.12.177510.3.1777Tryal, Lieutenant and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/182
Issued by Thomas Graves (1st Baron of Gravesend in the County of Londonderry) (1725-1802), North America
Commission confirmed 27.12.1783
ADM 6/23
2.7.17764.7.1776Staten Island Landings 
10.3.17771.12.1777Cornwallis (5), Lieutenant and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/365
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (1st Earl Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 1.11.1786
BWAS-1714
1.12.1777 Commander ADM 6/21/361CSORN
1.12.177725.1.1778Thunder (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/361
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (1st Earl Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
ADM 6/21
4.2.177813.10.1778Swift (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/362BWAS-1714
13.10.177825.3.1779Leviathan (30), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/354ADM 6/22
25.3.1779 Captain ADM 6/21/529CSORN
25.3.177911.2.1780Leviathan (30), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/529BWAS-1714
12.2.178013.12.1780Niger (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/351
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 12.10.1781
BWAS-1714
20.3.1780 1st Action off Monti Christi 
20.6.1780 Action off Monti Christi 
27.1.178110.4.1783Proselyte (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/240BWAS-1714
1783 Married Mary at Stoweref:676
14.7.17861.12.1788Amphion (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/346BWAS-1714
10.12.17889.9.1789Expedition (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/5
Issued by Lord Alan Gardner (1st Baron Gardner of Uttoxeter) (1742-1809), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 30.9.1789
BWAS-1714
18.5.179330.7.1794Asia (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/239BWAS-1714
30.7.17941800Victorious (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/25/68BWAS-1714
1.6.1795 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/180CSORN
9.9.1796 Action off Sumatra 
14.2.1799 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
1.1.1801 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
23.4.1804 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
9.11.1805 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
28.4.1808 Admiral of the BlueCSORN


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Posted by Phil Brown on Wednesday 7th of January 2015 10:33

I am looking for more genealogical information on John Brown (1751 to 1808) to prove one way or another if he is an ancestor of mine. Does anyone have details of place of birth, parents, siblings, children etc or a trusted source I can go to ? Phil Brown

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