Sir William George Fairfax

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth8.3.1739 - Bagshot, Surreyref:676
First Known Service15.7.1750TRN3
FatherJoseph Fairfaxref:676
MotherMary Anneref:676
WifeMargaret Chartersref:676
WifeHannah Spears (d.1770)ref:676
Last Known Service17.11.1813TRN3
Date of Death17.11.1813 - Edinburgh TRN3

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
5.12.1757 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/5/19RNLPC
20.12.1757 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/463CSORN
23.6.176615.6.1769Greyhound (4), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
4.1772 Married Margaretref:676
15.4.177813.5.1778Alert (10), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
13.5.1778 Commander ADM 6/21/404CSORN
13.5.177817.7.1778Alert (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/404BWAS-1714
17.6.1778 Alert vs Coureur 
12.1.1782 Captain ADM 6/22/398CSORN
12.1.178225.10.1785Tartar (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/397BWAS-1714
30.10.1793 Sheerness (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/279ADM 6/24
1.5.179513.9.1796Repulse (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
14.9.179614.3.1798Venerable (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1797 Appointed Knight BachelorTKE2
11.10.1797 Battle of Camperdown 
14.3.179830.1.1799Quebec (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
30.1.17997.1.1801Venerable (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
14.2.179917.11.1813Appointed Colonel of Marinesref:676
2.7.1799 Attack on Aix Roads 
1.1.1801 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
23.4.1804 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
9.11.1805 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
25.10.1809 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
31.7.1810 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN


ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
TKE2The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IIWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book

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