John Ford

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1738ADM 107/5
Baptism17.12.1738 - Shropshire ref:1044
First Known Service22.5.1753CSORN
FatherEdmund FordPROB11
SisterElizabeth [Hovenden]PROB11
Last Known Service11.1795CSORN
Date of Death14.9.1796 - Kensington, London ref:676
Will Probated16.9.1796, PROB 11/1279/154

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
3.10.1759 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
7.4.1761 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/306CSORN
7.4.17611.7.1766Swallow (14), Lieutenant ADM 6/19/306ADM 6/19
28.10.1772 Commander ADM 6/20/463CSORN
28.10.177225.6.1773Hazard (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/463BWAS-1714
25.6.1773 Captain ADM 6/20/500CSORN
25.6.177326.6.1773Venus (36), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/500ADM 6/20
26.6.177324.11.1775Hazard (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/501ADM 6/20
13.3.177610.7.1779Unicorn (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/169BWAS-1714
27.9.1778 Capture of the Raleigh 
13.5.1779 Action in Cancale Bay 
10.7.177919.10.1780Brilliant (28), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
23.11.178025.12.1782Nymphe (36), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/201BWAS-1714
5.9.1781 Battle of the Chesapeake 
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
25.12.178227.6.1783Polyphemus (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/161
Issued by Hugh Pigot (1722-1792), North America
Commission confirmed 13.11.1783
1.5.178930.8.1792Carnatic (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/523BWAS-1714
10.9.179212.4.1794Europa (50), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
17931795Appointed Commander-in-Chief — JamaicaHJ-DB
19.9.1793 Commanded the British Squadron at the Capture of Jeremie 
4.1.17944.6.1794Operations against San Domingo 
12.4.1794 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
12.4.179414.9.1795Europa (50), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
4.6.1794 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1.6.1795 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN


ADM 107/5ADM 107/5 1757-1762 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
ref:1044England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 Archive
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
PROB11England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 Archive
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
HJ-DBHistoric JamaicaFrank CundallBook

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Posted by Brian on Sunday 3rd of January 2016 21:47

Edinburgh Advertiser April 25, 1775 - Tuesday last, was carried into the Port of Newcastle, seized by Capt. Ford of the Hazard sloop of war, a large smuggling chaloupe, with a large quantity of Geneva, tea, etc. mounted with four carriage guns and ten swivel guns, and otherwise well armed. She is a very swift sailer. The Captain of the Hazard discovered her under the pretence of being a collier with which she made up to trade and barter. The cargo is valed at l. 1000

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