James Cumming

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth16.4.1738 - Sandwich - Kent TRN3
First Known Service1.8.1751TRN3
FatherJames Cumming (d.1766)ADM 6/19
MotherAnne Hillsref:676
BrotherWilliam Cumming (c.1731-1795)ref:676
Last Known Service9.11.1805TRN3
Date of Death1808TRN3
Burial19.8.1808 - St Lukes, Greenwich - Kent TRN3

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1.8.17511754Royal Naval Academy, Scholar ADM 6/18/10ADM 6/18
7.4.1758 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/27CSORN
28.4.1765 Commander ADM 6/20/129CSORN
28.4.17659.9.1767Tamar (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/129
Issued by John Byron (1723-1786), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 28.7.1766
25.8.176630.8.1769Wasp (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/134BWAS-1714
24.6.177130.7.1772Cruizer (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/382BWAS-1714
30.7.1772 Captain ADM 6/20/452CSORN
30.7.177225.7.1775Deal Castle (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/452BWAS-1714
28.6.177727.4.1780Aurora (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/296BWAS-1714
14.12.177815.12.1778Battle of St. Lucia 
27.4.17807.5.1781Assurance (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/119BWAS-1714
7.5.178121.9.1781Confederate (36), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 13.5.1781 ADM 6/22/360
Issued by Marriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794), North America
Commission confirmed 6.11.1781
ADM 6/22
19.7.179312.4.1794Resolution (74), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 27.7.1793 ADM 6/24/256BWAS-1714
12.4.1794 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/31CSORN
4.7.1794 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/25/55CSORN
1.6.1795 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/179CSORN
14.2.1799 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
1.1.1801 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
9.11.1805 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN


TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive

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