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Abraham Crespin


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1741ref:676
First Known Service16.11.1729ref:676
FatherWilliam Crespinref:676
WifeMartha Legassickeref:676
Last Known Service13.10.1781ref:676
Date of Death1786ref:676
Will Probated10.11.1786, PROB 11/1147/175

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
4.3.1761 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/5/343RNLPC
20.1.1762 LieutenantCSORN
7.11.177010.4.1773
Halifax (6) 1768-1775
British 6 Gun
Unrated Schooner
, Lieutenant and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
16.3.1776 Married Martha (1 son, 1 daughter)ref:676
7.4.177813.5.1778
Europe (64) 1765-1814
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1778 Renamed "Europe"
, First Lieutenant ADM 6/21/387
ref:676
13.5.1778 CommanderCSORN
13.5.177814.5.1778
Diligence (10) 1756-1780
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
1779 Renamed "Comet"
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/404
ADM 6/21
19.5.177817.1.1780
Vesuvius (8) 1776-1812
British 8 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/409
BWAS-1714
17.1.1780 CaptainCSORN
17.1.178013.10.1781
Suffolk (74) 1765-1803
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/170
Issued by
Sir Hyde Parker (5th Baronet of Melford Hall)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1782
, East Indies
Confirmed 14.9.1780
BWAS-1714
17.4.1780 Battle of Martinique 
15.5.1780 Action of March 15 1780 
19.5.1780 Action of March 19 1780 


Previous comments on this page

Posted by marc crespin on Tuesday 3rd of August 2021 08:31

Hi Graham, I have recently discovered Capt Crespin is my 5th great-grandfather,do you have any further history predating
Capt Crespin ?


Posted by Graham Dellit on Wednesday 6th of March 2019 11:47

Correction: "Abraham had a son by the name of William." William was Abraham's brother, not his son.


Posted by Graham Dellit on Wednesday 24th of October 2018 14:16

Captain Crespin was my Fourth Great-grandfather. his father was Reverend Daniel Crespin.


Posted by Graham Dellit on Wednesday 24th of October 2018 14:12

Captain Crespin is my Fourth Great-grandfather. Born 26 July 1740 in St. Albans, St. Michael, Hertford, England and died there in 1786. I have it on record that his father was the REV DANIEL CRESPIN 1699-1763. Hi mother was Joanna Jacoba Heyman 1707-5 April 1763. Abraham had a son by the name of William.

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