John Forbes

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth17.7.1714 - Minorca TRN3
First Known Service31.5.1726TRN3
FatherLord George Forbes (3rd Earl of Granard) (1685-1765)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 Lieutenant ADM 6/14/80CSORN
5.5.17354.10.1736Britannia (100), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/12/211ADM 6/14
3.10.1738 Captain ADM 6/15/147CSORN
3.10.173810.8.1739Port Mahon (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/147ODNB
10.8.173930.6.1740Severn (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/109BWAS-1714
30.6.17406.8.1740Tiger (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/303BWAS-1714
6.8.174020.9.1742Guernsey (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/319BWAS-1714
21.9.174219.8.1744Norfolk (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/11
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 21.10.1745
11.2.1743/4412.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon 
15.7.1747 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/17/246CSORN
12.5.1748 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 3/17/354CSORN
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 Blue ADM 6/18/130CSORN
8.12.1756 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/18/331ADM 6/18
13.12.17565.4.1757Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyOHMB
24.2.1757 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/18/361ADM 6/18
2.7.175720.4.1763Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
31.1.1758 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/18/480ADM 6/18
2.9.1758 Married Mary (2 Daughters).ODNB
1.5.176310.3.1796Appointed General of MarinesODNB
18.10.1770 Admiral of the White ADM 6/20/302CSORN
24.10.1781 Admiral of the Fleet ADM 6/22/355CSORN


TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
OHMBOffice-Holders in Modern BritainSir John SaintyWeb Site
OHMB4Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4: Admiralty Officials 1660-1870J.C. SaintyWeb Site

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