Samuel Couchman

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1717ADM107/3
First Known Service4.8.1731CSORN
Last Known Service7.12.1748CSORN
Date of Death14.7.1749 - Portsmouth CSORN
Cause of DeathExecuted by firing squadCSORN
Will Probated18.8.1749, PROB 11/772/399

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
4.8.173125.9.1732Kent (70), Captain's Servant ADM 107/3/358ADM107/3
26.9.173230.3.1733Kent (70), Able Seaman ADM 107/3/358ADM107/3
31.3.173318.9.1733Buckingham (70), Able Seaman ADM 107/3/358ADM107/3
19.9.173315.9.1734Sunderland Hulk (60), Able Seaman ADM 107/3/358ADM107/3
28.10.17368.12.1738Kent (70), Midshipman ADM 107/3/358ADM107/3
9.12.173828.2.1738/39Defiance (60), Able Seaman ADM 107/3/358ADM107/3
1.3.1738/3917.7.1739Defiance (60), Midshipman ADM 107/3/358ADM107/3
18.7.17398.1.1739/40Russell (80), Midshipman ADM 107/3/358ADM107/3
8.1.1739/40 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/358RNLPC
31.10.1740 Lieutenant ADM 6/16/285CSORN
31.10.174029.6.1744Lichfield (50), Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/16/285
Commission confirmed 4.4.1744
ADM 6/16
4.3.1740/415.1741Operations against Cartagena 
30.6.174427.10.1746Gosport (44), First Lieutenant ADM 6/16/331ADM 6/16
24.11.17477.12.1748Chesterfield (44), First Lieutenant ADM 6/17/287ADM 6/17
10.10.1748 Led a mutiny on the Chesterfield with the intention of turning pirateMUT


ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
MUTMutiny: A History of Naval InsurrectionLeonard F. GuttridgeDigital Book

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