William Fox

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1734ADM 107/5
First Known Service1751CSORN
Last Known Service21.2.1799CSORN
Date of Death1810CSORN
Will Probated10.1.1811

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
17511755Service as a merchant seamanADM 107/5
4.4.1759 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
22.8.1759 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/88CSORN
15.2.178019.4.1780Monarca (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/123
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 3.5.1780
ADM 6/22
23.5.178031.12.1780Prince George (98), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/135BWAS-1714
15.12.1780 Captain ADM 6/22/123CSORN
10.7.178116.8.1781Greyhound (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/311BWAS-1714
11.1.178225.4.1783Vestal (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/397BWAS-1714
25.4.178330.7.1783Jason (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/112
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Commission confirmed 15.8.1783
ADM 6/23
21.2.1799 Superannuated Rear-AdmiralCSORN


ADM 107/5ADM 107/5 1757-1762 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive

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Posted by John Lankester on Sunday 16th of July 2017 10:39

William Fox was my 4 greats grandfather. He died on 2nd February 1783 while still in command of the Speedwell. He was buried at St Hildas church in South Shields on 4th February. This is confirmed by family records and "England, Select Deaths and Burials 1538-1991.

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