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

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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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