Samuel Butcher

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth30.10.1770 - Cople, BedfordshireCSORN
First Known Service4.2.1786CSORN
WifeElizabeth HerbertNBD1849
Last Known Service19.2.1847CSORN
Date of Death8.5.1849NBD1849

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
4.2.178611.1788Barracouta (14), Captain's ServantNBD1849
11.17886.1791Salisbury (50), Able SeamanNBD1849
6.17911792Childers (10), Master's MateNBD1849
179230.1.1794Queen (90), Master's MateNBD1849
1794 Queen (90), MidshipmanADM 171/8
30.5.179417.7.1794Queen (90), Acting LieutenantNBD1849
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
17.7.1794 LieutenantCSORN
17.7.17949.10.1795Aquilon (32), LieutenantNBD1849
23.6.1795 Action of Ile Groix 
9.10.179528.4.1800Sans Pareil (80), LieutenantNBD1849
2.7.1799 Attack on Aix Roads 
28.4.180028.4.1802Guachapin (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
19.2.1801 CommanderCSORN
29.4.1802 CaptainCSORN
3.180412.1808Appointed to command the Sea FenciblesNBD1849
5.1805 Commanding the Sea Fencibles from Valentia to Dursey Island - RV Speem HarbourNL1805
4.2.1806 Married Elizabeth (5 sons, 3 daughters)NBD1849
18.11.181221.12.1812Barham (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
21.12.181222.12.1815Antelope (50), Captain and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
17.8.1840 Rear-AdmiralNBD1849
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 Queen on 1794/06/01 and a further clasp for an action with the French fleet and the capture of 3 sail of the line whilst serving on Aquilion on 23.6.1795ADM 171/8
19.2.1847 Vice-AdmiralEWIKI


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NL1805The Navy List 1805The AdmiraltyDigital Book
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site

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