William Nowell


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1769CSORN
FatherCradock NowellRNB1823
Last Known Service4.6.1814CSORN
Date of Death1828CSORN
Burial1828 - Ifley, Oxfordshire CSORN
Will Probated14.6.1828, PROB 11/1742/176

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1769 Entered the navyRNB1823
19.11.1776 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/293CSORN
19.11.177619.6.1777Badger (12), Lieutenant ADM 6/21/293
Issued by Clark Gayton (1712-1787), Jamaica
Confirmed 19.6.1777
ADM 6/21
21.9.1790 Commander ADM 6/24/69CSORN
21.9.17908.10.1790Incendiary (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/69ADM 6/24
8.10.179024.12.1790Woolwich (44), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/75BWAS-1714
24.12.179021.10.1791Ferret (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/97N-GAZ
22.10.179124.10.1794Ferret (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/142ADM 6/24
24.10.1794 CaptainCSORN
5.180110.1801Glatton (56), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
11.18011802Ardent (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
18121813Monmouth (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
4.12.1813 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
4.6.1814 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Toni Rodgers on Monday 4th of January 2021 23:16

This is my 4x's great grandfather. I've searched high and low for any images of this man without success. Does anyone have a picture of him? Please contact me if you have one.
Thank you.


Posted by David Drewett on Sunday 16th of December 2018 10:57

I wonder if Vice Admiral William Nowell is lieutenant William Nowell’s father? Lieutenant Nowell was born in 1788 in Cornwall. He is my great great great great grandfather.


Posted by Clara Stites on Monday 3rd of December 2018 20:01

Could William Nowell possibly be an ancestor of a Samuel Nowell who was born in Portugal, died in New Hampshire, USA?
Any information available to help me track this link?


Posted by Trish Cooper on Saturday 7th of July 2018 10:39

Thanks so much. Wm Nowell was my third great grandfather. I’m often in Oxford, and next time will visit his grave


Posted by Cy on Saturday 24th of June 2017 20:32

Thanks, I've added some additional info.
Do you know his actual date of death and/or interment? and the church's name as well?


Posted by Stephen Fraser on Saturday 24th of June 2017 11:10

Vice Admiral William Nowell is buried in Iffley Village, Oxford. I have cleaned up, and tend his grave.

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