William Nowell

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1769CSORN
FatherCradock NowellRNB1823
Last Known Service4.6.1814CSORN
Date of Death1828CSORN
Burial1828 - Ifley, Oxfordshire - England 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 - Greater Antilles
Commission 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 (12), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/97N-GAZ
22.10.179124.10.1794Ferret (12), 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


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
RNB1823Royal Navy BiographyJohn MarshallDigital Book
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
N-GAZThe Naval gazetteer, Biographer and ChronologistJ W NorieBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

Previous comments on this page

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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