William Pryce Cumby

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth20.3.1771 - Dover CSORN
First Known Service20.5.1784CSORN
FatherDavid Pryce Cumby (d.1814)ref:616
MotherEleanor Jepsonref:616
WifeAnn Metcalfref:616
SonDavid Charles CumbyNBD1849
BrotherCharles Cumby (1779-?)NBD1849
Last Known Service27.9.1837CSORN
Date of Death22.10.1837 - Pembroke DockyardDAR-1837

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
20.5.178414.2.1785Kite (10), Lieutenant's Servantref:616
15.2.17854.7.1786Kite (10), Able Seamanref:616
5.7.17861787Kite (10), Midshipmanref:616
12.10.17891790Brazen (12), Midshipmanref:616
17901792Leviathan (74), Master's Materef:616
1792 Hebe (38), Master's Materef:616
27.4.179220.6.1793Assistance (50), Master's Materef:616
20.6.179325.10.1793Stately (64), Master's Materef:616
26.10.1793 LieutenantCSORN
26.10.17935.1795Assistance (50), Third Lieutenantref:616
5.17956.1795Astraea (32), First Lieutenantref:616
6.17956.1798Thalia (36), First Lieutenantref:616
23.6.1795 Action of Ile Groix 
6.17986.1799Excellent (74), Lieutenantref:616
6.17994.1802Zealand (64), First Lieutenantref:616
7.7.1801 Married Ann in Richmond, Yorkshireref:616
4.18021.1803Clyde (38), First Lieutenantref:616
30.5.18033.1804Swift (8), Lieutenant and Commanding Officer ADM 6/55/1ref:616
3.18042.11.1804Appointed to command the Sea Fenciblesref:616
3.11.180421.10.1805Bellerophon (74), First LieutenantNAO
21.10.1805 Battle of Trafalgar 
22.10.18053.11.1805Bellerophon (74), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerEWIKI
24.12.1805 Commanderref:616
1.1.1806 CaptainCSORN
1808 Dryad (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
5.18083.1811Polyphemus (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
14.3.180917.3.1809Capture of the d'Hautpoult 
5.18111.1815Hyperion (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
8.4.18158.1815Hyperion (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
26.9.1831 Appointed Companion of the Companion of the Order of the Bathref:616
1837 Was superintendant at Pembroke Dockyard at his deathDAR-1837
183727.9.1837Royal Sovereign, Captain and Commanding Officerref:616


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
DAR-1837Dodsley's Anual Register - 1837 Digital Book
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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