The Hon. John Whitmore Chetwynd

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth10.2.1754 - Heywood Park, Little Heywood, StaffordshirePEER
First Known Service19.3.1777PEER
FatherWilliam Chetwynd, 4th Viscount Chetwynd of Bearhaven (d.1791)PEER
MotherSusannah Cope (d.1790)PEER
Last Known Service23.8.1781PEER
Date of Death11.1788 - Jamaica CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
19.3.1777 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/268CSORN
27.1.1780 Commander ADM 6/22/104CSORN
27.1.17803.2.1781Childers (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/104
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 24.3.1780
3.2.1781 Captain ADM 6/22/312CSORN
3.2.178123.8.1781Mars (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/312
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 11.7.1781
17826.1784Inflexible (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
20.6.1783 2nd Battle of Cuddalore 
178711.1788Expedition (44), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714


PEERThe Peerage dot comVariousWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British 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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