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John Forbes


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth17.7.1714 - Minorca TRN3
First Known Service31.5.1726TRN3
Father
Lord George Forbes (3rd Earl of Granard)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1702-1742
ODNB
MotherMary Stewart (1672–1758)ODNB
WifeLady Mary Capel (1722–1782)ODNB
Last Known Service24.10.1781TRN3
Date of Death10.3.1796TRN3

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
16.3.1730/31 LieutenantCSORN
5.5.17354.10.1736
Britannia (100) 1719-1750
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lieutenant, ADM 6/12/211
ADM 6/14
3.10.1738 CaptainCSORN
3.10.173810.8.1739
Port Mahon (20) 1711-1740
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/147
ODNB
10.8.173930.6.1740
Severn (50) 1739-1746
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/109
BWAS-1714
30.6.174011.8.1740
Tiger (50) 1722-1742
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/303
BWAS-1714
6.8.174020.9.1742
Guernsey (50) 1740-1786
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1769 Renamed "Guernsey Hulk"
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/319
BWAS-1714
21.9.174219.8.1744
Norfolk (80) 1728-1749
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/11
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1749
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 21.10.1745
BWAS-1714
10.2.1743/4411.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon 
15.7.1747 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
12.5.1748 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
12.7.174812.1748Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean Sea ADM 6/17/378ADM 6/17
17511766Appointed Member of the Irish ParliamentODNB
4.2.1755 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
8.12.1756 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteADM 6/18
13.12.17565.4.1757Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyOHMB
24.2.1757 Vice-Admiral of the RedADM 6/18
2.7.175720.4.1763Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
31.1.1758 Admiral of the BlueADM 6/18
2.9.1758 Married Mary (2 Daughters).ODNB
1.5.176310.3.1796Appointed General of MarinesODNB
18.10.1770 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
24.10.1781 Admiral of the FleetCSORN


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