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, as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1781/02/03 CaptainCSORN
1781/02/031781/08Mars, as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
17821784/06Inflexible, as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1783/06/20 2nd Battle of Cuddalore 
17871788/11Expedition, 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.

Make a comment about this page

Recent comments to other pages
Date postedByPage
Wednesday 28th of June 2017 18:19Aad van der ValkDutch frigate 'Faam' (1667)
Wednesday 28th of June 2017 15:44Aad van der ValkDutch frigate 'Faam' (1667)
Saturday 24th of June 2017 20:32CyWilliam Nowell
Saturday 24th of June 2017 11:10Stephen FraserWilliam Nowell
Thursday 22nd of June 2017 17:50F.F.French Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Tonnant' (1789)