Francis William Drake


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1724HPO
Baptism22.8.1724HPO
First Known Service28.11.1737TRN3
FatherSir Francis Henry Drake, 4th Bt (d.1740)HPO
WifeElizabeth Heathcote - Married 3.11.1763HPO
DaughterMarianneHPO
DaughterSophia [de Salis] (1765-1803)PEER
SisterAnne Pollexfen [Eliott]HPO
BrotherSir Francis Samuel Drake (1st Baronet Drake) (1729-1789)PEER
BrotherSir Francis Henry, 5th Bt. (1723-94)HPO
Last Known Service24.9.1787TRN3
Date of Death12.1787HPO

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
27.5.1745 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 6/86/165RNLPC
26.1.1745/46 Lieutenant ADM 6/17/446ADM 6/17
28.4.1747 Commander ADM 6/17/446ADM 6/17
28.4.174715.1.1747/48Dreadnought Prize (12), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/446
Issued by The Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (1698/99-1751), Barbados
Commission confirmed 7.3.1748/49
BWAS-1714
29.1.1747/48 Captain ADM 6/17/446CSORN
29.1.1747/4827.6.1748Fowey (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/446
Issued by Sir Charles Knowles (1st Baronet Knowles) (1704-1777), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 7.3.1748/49
BWAS-1714
7.3.1748/4931.1.1750/51Mercury (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/446BWAS-1714
24.1.1750/5116.1.1751/52Boston (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/542BWAS-1714
16.1.1751/526.5.1753Winchelsea (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/22BWAS-1714
7.10.175511.3.1757Falkland (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/198BWAS-1714
18.10.175813.12.1758Aurora (38), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/548ADM 6/18
13.12.175823.9.1763Edgar (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/13BWAS-1714
18.8.175919.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay 
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havana 
29.1.17718.10.1774Elected a Member of Parliament for Bere AlstonHPO
23.1.1778 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/356CSORN
20.1.1779 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Downs ADM 6/21/501ADM 6/21
19.3.1779 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/21/524CSORN
7.177911.1779Dunkirk (60), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
11.17791781Dromedary (30), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
26.9.1780 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/22/175CSORN
26.9.178029.12.1780Victory (100), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueW009
3.5.17823.5.1783Rippon (56), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
28.6.17821783Panther (60), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
20.10.1782 Battle of Cape Spartel 
24.9.1787 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/23/416CSORN


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