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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
Brother
The Hon. William Clement FinchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1794
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
21.9.177914.10.1779
Salamander (8) 1776-1783
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
1778 Renamed "Salamander"
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/29
BWAS-1714
13.2.1781 Captain ADM 6/22/411CSORN
13.2.178125.2.1781
Belliqueux (64) 1780-1816
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/411
Issued by
Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados
Confirmed 15.2.1782
ADM 6/22
25.2.178110.11.1781
Alcmene (28) 1779-1784
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/411
Issued by
Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados
Confirmed 15.2.1782
BWAS-1714
10.11.17813.1783
Monsieur (36) 1780-1783
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/363
BWAS-1714
12.12.1781 2nd Battle of Ushant 
24.8.178621.12.1789
Pearl (32) 1762-1832
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1825 Renamed "Prothee"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/352
ADM 6/23
12.6.17901.5.1792
Lion (64) 1777-1837
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/40
BWAS-1714
6.9.179321.12.1793
Arethusa (38) 1781-1814
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/266
BWAS-1714


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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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