John Elliot

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)EWIKI
BrotherAndrew (1728-1797)EWIKI
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
21.1.175723.3.1757Mediterranean (12), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/347ADM 6/18
23.3.17575.4.1757Albany (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/373ADM 6/18
5.4.1757 Captain ADM 6/18/380CSORN
18.7.175730.11.1758Hussar (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/420BWAS-1714
23.11.1757 Action of 23 November 1757 
30.11.17588.5.1761Aeolus (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/9BWAS-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 
8.5.17615.4.1763Chichester (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/313BWAS-1714
6.5.17636.6.1763Prince of Orange (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/493ADM 6/19
6.6.176317.5.1765Bellona (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/505BWAS-1714
9.1.176728.3.1768Elected a Member of Parliament for CockermouthHPO
25.9.17707.8.1771Portland (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/293BWAS-1714
1.177620.9.1808Elected a Fellow of the Royal Societyref:676
29.4.177711.4.1778Trident (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/282BWAS-1714
11.4.177822.5.1779Trident (64), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
1.1.177922.5.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM104
22.5.177919.2.1780Edgar (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/558BWAS-1714
8.1.1780 Attack on the Caracas Convoy 
16.1.1780 Battle of Cape St. Vincent 
17.5.178019.7.1781Edgar (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/130BWAS-1714
19.7.17818.1781Victory (100), as Flag Officer, CommodoreW009
1.3.178611.1788Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Newfoundland ADM 6/23/318ADM 6/23
8.3.178624.9.1787Salisbury (50), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
24.9.1787 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/23/416CSORN
24.9.178728.11.1788Salisbury (50), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
1790 Barfleur (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Redref: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


ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
ref:898The Mid-eighteenth century navy from the perspective of captain Thomas Burnett and his peersAnne Byrne McLeodThesis
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document
W009HMS VictoryUnknownWeb Site
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive

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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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