The Hon. Seymour Finch


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth11.6.1758CSORN
First Known Service30.8.1777CSORN
FatherHeneage Finch, the 3rd Earl of Aylesfordref:676
MotherLady Charlotte Seymourref:676
BrotherThe Hon. William Clement Finch (1753-1794)BURKES
Last Known Service1.1794CSORN
Date of Death1794CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
30.8.1777 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/488CSORN
21.9.1779 Commander ADM 6/22/29CSORN
21.9.177914.10.1779Salamander (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/29BWAS-1714
13.2.1781 Captain ADM 6/22/411CSORN
13.2.178125.2.1781Belliqueux (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/411
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 15.2.1782
ADM 6/22
25.2.178110.11.1781Alcmene (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/411
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 15.2.1782
BWAS-1714
10.11.17813.1783Monsieur (36), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/363BWAS-1714
12.12.1781 2nd Battle of Ushant 
24.8.1786 Pearl (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/352ADM 6/23
12.6.17901.5.1792Lion (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/40BWAS-1714
6.9.179321.12.1793Arethusa (38), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/266BWAS-1714

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
BURKESBurke's Peerage, 2001Peter Beauclerk DewarBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive

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Posted by Osmund Bullock on Sunday 31st of May 2015 04:41

Just to clarify, the Burke's Peerage entry is for the Earls of Aylesford - the two Finch brothers were younger sons of the 3rd Earl.


Posted by Osmund Bullock on Sunday 31st of May 2015 04:36

The Hon. Seymour Finch was born in 1758 (11 June), according to the 1913 edition of Burke's Peerage - many earlier and later editions omit him (and his elder brother Rear-Admiral William Clement Finch - also technically 'The Hon.', by the way) altogether.

Captain Seymour Finch apparently commanded HMS Pearl on a voyage through the Med c1788-9 - see The Times (London) 13 August 1789 (front page): advertisement for "A Tour up the Straits from Gibraltar to Constantinople..." by Lieut (later Capt) Sutherland of the 25th Regt. However, the book as published (1790) appears to contain no reference to him in title or text, at least by name.

If it would be helpful, I am happy to email you images of both these sources.

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