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Samuel Couchman


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1717ADM 107/3
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
4.8.173125.9.1732
Kent (70) 1724-1744
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain's Servant ADM 107/3/358
ADM 107/3
26.9.173230.3.1733
Kent (70) 1724-1744
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Able Seaman ADM 107/3/358
ADM 107/3
31.3.173318.9.1733
Buckingham (70) 1731-1745
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Able Seaman ADM 107/3/358
ADM 107/3
19.9.173315.9.1734
Sunderland (60) 1724-1742
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Able Seaman ADM 107/3/358
ADM 107/3
28.10.17368.12.1738
Kent (70) 1724-1744
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman ADM 107/3/358
ADM 107/3
9.12.173828.2.1738/39
Defiance (60) 1715-1749
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Able Seaman ADM 107/3/358
ADM 107/3
1.3.1738/3917.7.1739
Defiance (60) 1715-1749
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman ADM 107/3/358
ADM 107/3
18.7.17398.1.1739/40
Russell (80) 1735-1762
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman ADM 107/3/358
ADM 107/3
8.1.1739/40 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/358RNLPC
31.10.1740 Lieutenant ADM 6/16/285CSORN
31.10.174029.6.1744
Lichfield (50) 1730-1744
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/16/285
Confirmed 4.4.1744
ADM 6/16
4.3.1740/415.1741Operations against Cartagena 
30.6.174427.10.1746
Gosport (44) 1741-1768
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, First Lieutenant ADM 6/16/331
ADM 6/16
24.11.17477.12.1748
Chesterfield (44) 1745-1762
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, First Lieutenant ADM 6/17/287
ADM 6/17
10.10.1748 Led a mutiny on the Chesterfield with the intention of turning pirateMUT


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