Sir Charles Adam


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth6.10.1780CSORN
First Known Service15.12.1790CSORN
FatherWilliam Adam of Blair Adam
MotherEleanor ElphinstoneNBD1849
WifeElizabeth BrydoneNBD1849
UncleSir George Keith Elphinstone (1st Viscount Keith) (1745/46-1823)NBD1849
Last Known Service8.1.1848CSORN
Date of Death19.9.1853 - Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
15.12.1790 Entered the NavyNBD1849
15.12.17901793Royal Charlotte (8), Captain's ServantNBD1849
17931794Robust (74), MidshipmanNBD1849
17947.1794Glory (98), MidshipmanNBD1849
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
7.17941795Barfleur (98), MidshipmanNBD1849
7.17941795Montagu (74), MidshipmanNBD1849
179530.9.1795Squib, Acting Lieutenant and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/1ADM 196
23.6.1795 Action of Ile Groix 
1.10.179519.8.1796Victorious (74), Acting Lieutenant ADM 196/3/1ADM 196
4.3.179719.8.1797Carysfort (28), Acting Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/1NBD1849
1798 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/22/66-68RNLPC
8.2.1798 LieutenantW033
8.2.179820.5.1798Barfleur (98), Lieutenant ADM 196/3/1NBD1849
16.5.1798 CommanderCSORN
20.8.17981.11.1799Atalante (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/1ADM 196
12.6.1799 CaptainCSORN
13.3.180028.5.1803Sybille (38), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/1ADM 196
19.8.1801 Capture of the Chiffone 
29.5.18037.9.1805Chiffone (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/1ADM 196
10.6.1805 Action of 1805-06-10 
8.9.18056.4.1810Resistance (38), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/1BWAS-1793
7.4.181017.1.1814Invincible (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/1ADM 196
19.5.181429.6.1814Impregnable (98), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/1BWAS-1793
15.12.18147.2.1816Royal Sovereign, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 196/3/1ADM 196
20.7.182129.5.1825Royal Sovereign, Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 23.7.1821 ADM 196/3/1ADM 196
14.10.1822 Married ElizabethNBD1849
27.5.1825 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteNL1834
1831 MP for KinrossODNB
1.11.1834 Commissioner of the Admiralty (1st Naval Lord), until 1834-12-23W033
25.4.1835 Commissioner of the Admiralty (1st Naval Lord), until 1841-09-08W033
8.1835 Made KCBODNB
10.8.1835 Appointed 6th Knight Commander of the Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath of MaxweltonTKE1
10.1.1837 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1.4.1839 Became Lord Lieutenant of KinrossNBD1849
1840 Appointed one of the Elder Brothers of Trinity HouseNBD1849
17.8.184127.12.1844Illustrious (74), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteW033
17.8.184129.5.1845Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North America & West Indies ADM 196/3/1ADM 196
24.7.1846 Commissioner of the Admiralty (1st Naval Lord) until 1847-07-20W033
1847 Governor of Greenwich HospitalW033
1847 Received the Naval General Service Medal with a clasp for the Defeat of the French Fleet, capture of six sail of the line and one sunk whilst serving on Glory on 1794/06/01ADM 171/8
1848 AdmiralODNB
8.1.1848 AdmiralW033


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