Sir John Ferris Devonshire

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service27.8.1795CSORN
Brother Richard Devonshire (1784-?)NBD1849
Last Known Service22.7.1830CSORN
Date of Death1839NBD1849

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
27.8.1795 LieutenantCSORN
14.12.1796 CommanderCSORN
14.12.17961797Mahonesa (36), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1801 Dart (28), Commander and Commanding OfficerE-WIKI
2.4.1801 Battle of Copenhagen 
27.4.1801 CaptainCSORN
8.1801 Glatton (56), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1.181211.1812Saint Albans (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
3.18133.1814Albion (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1814 Sceptre (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
22.7.1830 Superannuated Rear-AdmiralNL1835-3
3.5.1834 Appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Guelphic Orderref:1059

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 5th of May 2020 15:11

This officer was made a Lieutenant by Sir John Jervis, into the Terpsichore of 32 guns, during the West India campaign in 1794. He subsequently served in succession on the Halifax, Leeward Islands, North Sea, and Mediterranean stations. First Lieutenant at the capture of the Spanish Mahonesa and prize captain

Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 5th of May 2020 14:42

In consequence of the well-merited commendation bestowed in the above letter, the Admiralty promoted Lieutenant Devonshire to the rank of Commander. His post commission, dated April 27, 1801, was given him as a reward for his gallant conduct when commanding the Dart sloop of war, attached to Lord Nelson’s division, in the battle off Copenhagen. The Dart on that occasion had a Lieutenant and 2 men killed, and 1 man wounded. During the late war he commanded several line-of-battle ships, but does not appear to have had any opportunity of further distinguishing himself.

Agents.– Messrs. Cooke, Halford, and Son.

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