Thomas Burnett

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1724CSORN
First Known Service4.10.1736CSORN
DaughterAnn (b.1765)ref:898
Last Known Service10.5.1782CSORN
Date of Death4.6.1783CSORN
Will Probated27.6.1783

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
4.10.17367.12.1738Tartar (20), Able Seamanref:898
8.12.173819.1.1738/39Strafford (60), Able Seamanref:898
19.1.1738/3923.1.1741/42Tartar (20), Able Seamanref:898
4.17405.7.1740Attack on St. Augustine 
23.1.1741/4211.3.1742/43Chatham (50), Midshipmanref:898
3.3.1741/42 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/492ref:898
11.3.1742/4325.3.1743Namur (90), Supernumeraryref:898
25.3.174320.8.1744Chatham (50), Midshipmanref:898
20.8.1744 Lieutenant ADM 6/17/106CSORN
27.7.17458.2.1745/46Worcester (58), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/17/106
Commission confirmed 17.5.1746
ADM 6/18
12.5.1756 Commander ADM 6/18/264ref:898
12.5.17565.5.1757Happy (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/264BWAS-1714
4.1757 Happy vs Infernal 
5.5.1757 Captain ADM 6/18/394ref:898
5.5.17575.3.1760Cambridge (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/394BWAS-1714
16.1.175919.1.1759Attack on Martinique 
20.1.17591.5.1759Capture of Guadeloupe 
5.3.17601.5.1762Rochester (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/143BWAS-1714
7.1.176210.2.1762Operations against Martinique 
1.5.176229.11.1762Marlborough (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/472
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies
Commission confirmed 17.3.1763
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havana 
11.6.176230.7.1762Siege of El Morro 
20.10.177021.10.1773Boyne (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/303BWAS-1714
1.1.17797.6.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM104
7.6.177924.9.1781Prudent (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/564BWAS-1714
16.3.1781 Battle of Cape Henry 
1.10.178110.5.1782Royal Oak (74), Captain and Commanding Officerref:898
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
5.1782 Went on board the flagship Formidable and resigned his commission. He returned to London with Rodney's dispatches on the frigate Eurydice.ref:898


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
PROB11England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 Archive
ref:898The Mid-eighteenth century navy from the perspective of captain Thomas Burnett and his peersAnne Byrne McLeodThesis
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
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document

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