James Cornwallis

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service20.5.1767CSORN
CousinSir William Cornwallis (1744-1819)ref:676
Last Known Service11.1790CSORN
Date of Death31.7.1798 - At sea, in lat. 14N. long. 42ETNC
Will Probated29.3.1799, PROB 11/1320/248

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
9.7.1776 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/260CSORN
9.12.1780 Commander ADM 6/22/324CSORN
9.12.178014.9.1781Badger (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/324
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1st Baronet of Bassingbourne) (1715-1811), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 14.8.1781
14.9.1781 Captain ADM 6/22/454CSORN
14.9.178123.4.1782Ranger (30), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/454
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1st Baronet of Bassingbourne) (1715-1811), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 19.4.1782
ADM 6/22
18.3.178318.3.1786Iphigenia (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/37BWAS-1714
7.10.17885.3.1790Crown (64), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 12.10.1788 ADM 6/23/480BWAS-1714


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive

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Posted by Barry Jolly on Thursday 15th of February 2018 11:08

James Cornwallis was later Captain of Sheerness on the West Africa Station - and Commodore of teh squadron - and died there in July 1798.See Naval Chronicle Vol 6.

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