Abraham Crespin

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 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/381CSORN
7.11.177010.4.1773Halifax (6), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
16.3.1776 Married Martha (1 son, 1 daughter)ref:676
7.4.177813.5.1778Europe (64), First Lieutenant ADM 6/21/387ref:676
13.5.1778 Commander ADM 6/21/404CSORN
13.5.177814.5.1778Diligence (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/404ADM 6/21
19.5.177817.1.1780Vesuvius (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/409BWAS-1714
17.1.1780 Captain ADM 6/22/170CSORN
17.1.178013.10.1781Suffolk (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/170
Issued by Sir Hyde Parker (5th Baronet of Melford Hall) (1713/14-1783), East Indies
Commission confirmed 14.9.1780
17.4.1780 Battle of Martinique 
15.5.1780 Action of March 15 1780 
19.5.1780 Action of March 19 1780 


ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive

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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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