Samuel Burgess

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth9.9.1781NBD1849
First Known Service3.1790NBD1849
FatherWilliam Burgess (d.1840)NBD1849
Father-in-LawIsaac CotgraveNBD1849
WifeElizabeth CotgraveNBD1849
Last Known Service5.12.1830NBD1849

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
3.179011.1790Berwick (74), ServantNBD1849
9.17937.1796Impregnable (98), MidshipmanNBD1849
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
7.17961.1797Unicorn (32), MidshipmanNBD1849
1.17973.1799Dryad (36), MidshipmanNBD1849
3.17996.1799Andromache (32), MidshipmanNBD1849
6.179918.11.1799Isis (50), MidshipmanNBD1849
28.8.1799 Seizure of the Dutch Fleet at Nieuwe Diep 
30.8.1799 Seizure of the Dutch Fleet at Vlieter 
18.11.1799 LieutenantCSORN
18.11.179917.3.1800Wolverine (14), LieutenantNBD1849
17.3.18006.6.1803Sylph (16), First LieutenantNBD1849
31.7.18011.8.1801Actiion of 1801-07-31 
31.7.18011.8.1801Action of 28th September 1801 
6.6.18033.2.1804Contest (5), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
3.2.18048.1804Pigmy (14), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
8.18041807Prince (98), LieutenantNBD1849
3.9.18041806Prince (98), LieutenantNAO
21.10.1805 Battle of Trafalgar 
180719.10.1807Dreadnought (98), First LieutenantNBD1849
19.10.180730.4.1813Pincher (12), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
25.8.181325.3.1815Vixen (12), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
25.3.18153.7.1816Boyne (98), LieutenantNBD1849
3.7.181616.9.1816Queen Charlotte (100), Flag LieutenantNBD1849
27.8.1816 Bombardment of Algiers 
16.9.1816 CommanderNBD1849
24.1.182727.11.1829Alert (18), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
27.11.1829 CaptainNBD1849
27.11.182929.11.1830Warspite (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
29.11.18305.12.1830Thetis (46), Captain and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
1847 Received the Naval General Service Medal with a clasp for the Defeat of the French Fleet, capture of six sail of the line and one sunk whilst serving on Impregnable on 1794/06/01ADM 171/8


NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument

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