The Hon. John Whitmore Chetwynd

Date of Birth1754/02/10 - Heywood Park, Little Heywood, StaffordshirePEER
First Known Service1777/03/19PEER
FatherWilliam Chetwynd, 4th Viscount Chetwynd of Bearhaven (d.1791)PEER
MotherSusannah Cope (d.1790)PEER
Last Known Service1788/11PEER
Date of Death1788/11 - Jamaica CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1754/02/10 Appointed HonourablePEER
1777/03/19 LieutenantCSORN
1780/01/27 CommanderCSORN
1780/01/271781/02/03Childers (10), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1781/02/03 CaptainCSORN
1781/02/031781/08Mars (32), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
17821784/06Inflexible (64), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1783/06/20 2nd Battle of Cuddalore 
17871788/11Expedition (44), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714


PEER The Peerage dot comVariousWeb Site
CSORN Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Wednesday 8th of March 2017 09:03

John died before his father so was never a Viscount. The 5th Viscount was John's younger brother Richard.

Posted by Will Hobday on Tuesday 7th of March 2017 10:30

Interested to receive full details of this man : his naval career, cause of death, and possible title as 5th. Viscount Chetwynd.

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