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John Elliot


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth4.1732 - Scotland ref:676
First Known Service3.7.1746ref:898
FatherSir Gilbert Elliot, 2nd Bt. (1693-1766)ODNB
MotherHelen Steaurtref:676
BrotherSir Gilbert, MP, 3rd Bt. (1722-1777)HPO
SisterJean (1727-1805)E-WIKI
BrotherAndrew (1728-1797)E-WIKI
Last Known Service20.9.1808CSORN
Date of Death20.9.1808TRN3
Will Probated31.12.1808, PROB 11/1489/245

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1.5.1752 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/234ref:898
30.4.1756 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/260ref:676
21.1.1757 Commander ADM 6/18/357ref:676
21.1.175723.3.1757
Mediterranean (12) 1756-1758
British 12 Gun
Unrated Xebec
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/347
ADM 6/18
23.3.17575.4.1757
Albany (14) 1745-1763
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
1747 Renamed "Albany"
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/373
ADM 6/18
5.4.1757 Captain ADM 6/18/380CSORN
18.7.175730.11.1758
Hussar (28) 1757-1762
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/420
BWAS-1714
23.11.1757 Action of 23 November 1757 
30.11.17588.5.1761
Aeolus (32) 1758-1801
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1800 Renamed "Guernsey"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/9
BWAS-1714
19.3.1759 Action of 19 March 1759 
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
28.2.1760 Commanded the British ships at the Action of February 28 1760 
29.3.176111.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
8.5.17615.4.1763
Chichester (68) 1753-1803
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/313
BWAS-1714
6.5.17636.6.1763
Prince of Orange (60) 1734-1810
British 60 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/493
ADM 6/19
6.6.176317.5.1765
Bellona (74) 1760-1814
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/505
BWAS-1714
9.1.176728.3.1768Elected a Member of Parliament for CockermouthHPO
25.9.17707.8.1771
Portland (50) 1770-1817
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/293
BWAS-1714
1.177620.9.1808Elected a Fellow of the Royal Societyref:676
29.4.177711.4.1778
Trident (64) 1768-1816
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/282
BWAS-1714
11.4.177822.5.1779
Trident (64) 1768-1816
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore
BWAS-1714
1.1.177922.5.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM 104
22.5.177919.2.1780
Edgar (74) 1779-1835
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1814 Renamed "Retribution"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/558
BWAS-1714
8.1.1780 Attack on the Caracas Convoy 
16.1.1780 Battle of Cape St. Vincent 
17.5.178019.7.1781
Edgar (74) 1779-1835
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1814 Renamed "Retribution"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/130
BWAS-1714
19.7.17818.1781
Victory (100) 1765-2019
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore
W009
1.3.178611.1788Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Newfoundland ADM 6/23/318ADM 6/23
8.3.178624.9.1787
Salisbury (50) 1769-1796
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore
BWAS-1714
24.9.1787 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/23/416CSORN
24.9.178728.11.1788
Salisbury (50) 1769-1796
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1714
1790 
Barfleur (98) 1768-1819
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red
ref:676
21.9.1790 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/24/68CSORN
1.2.1793 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/24/200CSORN
12.4.1794 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/25/30CSORN
14.2.1799 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
9.11.1805 Admiral of the RedCSORN


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Posted by Jim Tildesley on Sunday 28th of October 2012 21:17

Aeolus was not present at the Battle of Quiberon Bay. She had just completed refitting in Portsmouth and did not receive her orders from the Admiralty to rejoin Hawke until 20th November, the day of the battle. National Archive ADM 2/84

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