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Thomas Burnett


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1724CSORN
First Known Service4.10.1736CSORN
WifeMaryPROB11
DaughterAnn (b.1765)ref:898
SisterSarahPROB11
Last Known Service10.5.1782CSORN
Date of Death4.6.1783CSORN
Will Probated27.6.1783

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
4.10.17367.12.1738
Tartar (20) 1734-1755
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Able Seaman
ref:898
8.12.173819.1.1738/39
Strafford (60) 1735-1756
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Able Seaman
ref:898
19.1.1738/3923.1.1741/42
Tartar (20) 1734-1755
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Able Seaman
ref:898
4.17405.7.1740Attack on St. Augustine 
23.1.1741/4211.3.1742/43
Chatham (50) 1721-1749
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
ref:898
3.3.1741/42 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/492ref:898
11.3.1742/4325.3.1743
Namur (90) 1729-1745
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Supernumerary
ref:898
25.3.174320.8.1744
Chatham (50) 1721-1749
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
ref:898
20.8.1744 LieutenantCSORN
27.7.17458.2.1745/46
Worcester (58) 1735-1765
British 58 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Second Lieutenant ADM 6/17/106
Confirmed 17.5.1746
ADM 6/18
12.5.1756 Commanderref:898
12.5.17565.5.1757
Happy (8) 1754-1766
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/264
BWAS-1714
4.1757 Happy vs Infernal 
5.5.1757 Captainref:898
5.5.17575.3.1760
Cambridge (80) 1755-1808
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/394
BWAS-1714
16.1.175919.1.1759Attack on Martinique 
20.1.17591.5.1759Capture of Guadeloupe 
5.3.17601.5.1762
Rochester (50) 1749-1770
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/143
BWAS-1714
7.1.176210.2.1762Operations against Martinique 
1.5.176229.11.1762
Marlborough (68) 1756-1762
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/472
Issued by
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
, East Indies
Confirmed 17.3.1763
BWAS-1714
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havana 
11.6.176230.7.1762Siege of El Morro 
20.10.177021.10.1773
Boyne (68) 1766-1783
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/303
BWAS-1714
1.1.17797.6.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM 104
7.6.177924.9.1781
Prudent (64) 1768-1814
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/564
BWAS-1714
16.3.1781 Battle of Cape Henry 
1.10.178110.5.1782
Royal Oak (74) 1769-1815
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1805 Renamed "Assistance"
, Captain and Commanding Officer
ref: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


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