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Lord James Saumarez (1st Baron de Saumarez)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth11.3.1757 - St Peters Port, Guernsey, Guernsey ODNB
First Known Service9.1767ODNB
FatherMathew Saumarez (1718-1778)ODNB
MotherCarteret le MarchantODNB
Uncle
Thomas SaumarezBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1760
ref:1359
Uncle
Philip SaumarezBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743
ref:1359
Half-sisterSusannahref:1359
BrotherPhilip (1750-?)ref:1359
SisterAnn (1752-?)ref:1359
BrotherJohn (1755-?)ref:1359
BrotherThomas (1760-?)ref:1359
SisterCharlotte (1763-?)ref:1359
BrotherRichard (1764-?)ref:1359
BrotherNicholas (1766-?))ref:1359
SisterMary (1768-?)ref:1359
BrotherCarteret (1770-?)ref:1359
Last Known Service22.7.1830ODNB
Date of Death9.10.1836 - St Peters Port, Guernsey, Guernsey ODNB

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
8.177011.1770
Montreal (32) 1761-1779
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Midshipman
ODNB
8.11.177015.2.1772
Winchelsea (32) 1764-1814
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Midshipman
ref:1359
15.2.17724.1775
Levant (28) 1758-1780
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Midshipman
ref:1359
9.8.1775 Passed the Lieutenant's Examinationref:1359
9.10.177511.7.1776
Bristol (50) 1775-1810
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
ref:1359
11.7.17767.9.1776
Bristol (50) 1775-1810
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Acting Lieutenant
ODNB
7.9.1776 LieutenantADM 6/21
25.1.177819.4.1779
Spitfire (8) 1778-1779
British 8 Gun
Unrated Galley
, Lieutenant and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/508
Issued by
Lord Richard Howe (1st Earl Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
, North America
Confirmed 9.2.1779
ODNB
17815.8.1781
Fortitude (74) 1780-1820
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant
ODNB
5.8.1781 Battle of Dogger Bank 
5.8.17816.9.1781
Preston (50) 1757-1815
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Acting Captain and Commanding Officer
ODNB
23.8.1781 CommanderNL1865-3
23.8.17817.2.1782
Tisiphone (8) 1781-1816
British 8 Gun
Unrated Fireship
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/329
ODNB
12.12.1781 2nd Battle of Ushant 
7.2.1782 CaptainNL1865-3
7.2.178223.9.1782
Russell (74) 1764-1811
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/536
Issued by
Sir Samuel Hood (1st Viscount Hood of Whitley)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1790
, North America
Confirmed 2.11.1782
ADM 6/23
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
22.1.17933.1794
Crescent (36) 1784-1808
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/196
ODNB
19.10.1793 Crescent vs Reunion 
6.11.1793 Appointed Knight BachelorTKE2
17951799
Orion (74) 1787-1814
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
23.6.1795 Action of Ile Groix 
14.2.1797 2nd Battle of Cape St Vincent 
1.8.1798 Battle of the Nile 
14.8.1798 Commander of the Saumarez's Squadron 1798  
3.179931.12.1799
Caesar (80) 1793-1821
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
1.1.1801 Rear-Admiral of the BlueNL1865-3
1.1.1801c.13.8.1802
Caesar (80) 1793-1821
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1793
13.6.1801 Created 1st BaronetODNB
6.7.1801 Commanded the British Squadron at the Battle of Algeciras Bay 
12.7.1801 The Gut of Gibraltar 
5.9.1801 Appointed Knight BachelorTKE1
1803 
Albion (74) 1802-1836
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1793
6.18036.1805
Diomede (50) 1798-1815
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1793
23.4.1804 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteNL1865-3
9.11.1805 Rear-Admiral of the RedNL1865-3
18061808
Inconstant (20) 1783-1817
British 20 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1714
4.18077.1807
Prince of Wales (98) 1794-1822
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral
BWAS-1793
18.3.18089.12.1808
Victory (98) 1765-2019
British 98 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral
W009
25.8.180826.8.1808Commanded the English Squadron at the Capture of the Vsevolod 
8.4.180912.1809
Victory (98) 1765-2019
British 98 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral
W009
11.3.18103.12.1810
Victory (98) 1765-2019
British 98 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral
W009
31.7.1810 Vice-Admiral of the RedNL1865-3
2.4.181125.12.1811
Victory (98) 1765-2019
British 98 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral
W009
14.4.181215.10.1812
Victory (98) 1765-2019
British 98 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral
W009
3.6.1814 Admiral of the BlueNL1865-3
4.6.1814 Admiral of the BlueNL1835-3
2.1.1815 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathTKE1
18.7.181921.11.1821Appointed Rear-Admiral of the United KingdomE-WIKI
12.8.1819 Admiral of the WhiteTRN3
21.11.182115.2.1832Appointed Vice-Admiral of the United KingdomE-WIKI
22.7.1830 Admiral of the RedTRN3
1831 Created 1st Baron de SaumarezE-WIKI


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 16th of June 2012 21:27

1795 March until 1796 Dec cap Sir J. Saumarez appointed to Orion 74 under Lord Bridport on Rochefort blockade


Posted by Cy on Sunday 1st of April 2012 09:15

Bob
The email you supplied has been bounced as invalid so I can't reply to you directly


Posted by Bob Brooks on Saturday 31st of March 2012 19:34

Although he had recieved a commission as "acting [flag?] Lieutenant" by Sir Peter Parker on 11 July 1776, his initial formal commission as a Lieutenant was on 07 Sep 1776 when he was commissioned in America by Lord Howe as [supernumerary or "flag"] 5th Lieutenant, HMS Chatham, 4th/50 (confirmed by Admiralty on 22 Dec 1778 with six other "supernumerary" lieutenants' commissions [ADM 6/21/491]. His commission dated 25 Jan 1778, also by Lord Howe, was for the command of HM Armed Gally Spitfire (confirmed by Admiralty on 09 Feb 1779 [ADM 6/21/508])

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