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John Burn


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth22.10.1772NBD1849
First Known Service12.8.1793NBD1849
WifeSophia ScottNBD1849
Last Known Service8.8.1833NBD1849

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
12.8.1793 Entered the Royal Naval CollegeNBD1849
12.8.17931794
Argo (22) 1781-1816
British 22 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Able Seaman,
NBD1849
17944.1795
Sampson (64) 1781-1832
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Master's Mate,
NBD1849
17954.1800
Victorious (74) 1785-1803
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Master's Mate,
NBD1849
9.9.1796 Action off Sumatra 
5.10.1799 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationNBD1849
4.18006.7.1800
Suffolk (74) 1765-1803
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Master's Mate,
NBD1849
6.7.18006.4.1802
Arrogant (74) 1761-1810
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Acting Lieutenant,
NBD1849
6.4.1802 LieutenantCSORN
6.4.18023.1803
Arrogant (74) 1761-1810
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant,
NBD1849
3.1803 Invalided home from the Far EastNBD1849
23.3.18044.8.1804
Princess Royal (98) 1773-1807
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant,
NBD1849
23.7.1807 Appointed to the Sea Fencibles at FoweyNBD1849
23.7.18071810Appointed to command the Sea FenciblesNBD1849
1810 Placed on Half-PayNBD1849
8.8.1833 Superannuated CommanderNBD1849


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Posted by Timothy Oakley on Tuesday 30th of March 2021 18:51

Circa 24 Apr 1802 Lieutenant J. Burn, of the Arrogant, to be Lieutenant of the Victorious.


Posted by Jan Herivel on Friday 29th of March 2013 00:58

Thank you - I am currently researching James Scott, country trader in Penang. His daughter married John Burn above and thanks to your website I now know that John Burn was out in the Far East and this is possibly where he met Sophia.

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