William Cumming

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1731ADM 107/4
First Known Service22.1.1746/47CSORN
FatherJames Cumming (d.1766)ref:676
BrotherJames Cumming (1738-1808)ref:676
Last Known Service15.6.1795CSORN
Date of Death1795CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
6.6.1753 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
21.10.1755 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/203CSORN
30.1.17598.5.1761Union (90), Sixth Lieutenant ADM 6/19/28ref:559
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
29.3.176111.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
8.5.17615.8.1761Union (90), Fifth Lieutenant ADM 6/19/314ref:559
5.8.176125.2.1763Union (90), Fourth Lieutenant ADM 6/19/338ref:559
5.3.176620.6.1769Lord Howe (6), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
6.11.1777 Commander ADM 6/21/323CSORN
6.11.177727.2.1779Supply (26), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/333BWAS-1714
27.2.1779 Captain ADM 6/22/41CSORN
27.2.17798.4.1779Monmouth (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/41
Issued by John Byron (1723-1786), North America
Commission confirmed 27.10.1779
ADM 6/22
8.4.17799.10.1780Carysfort (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/189BWAS-1714
15.6.1795 Superannuated Rear-Admiral ADM 6/25/184ref:989


ADM 107/4ADM 107/4 1745-1757 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
ref:559Australlian RoyaltyMarion PurnellWeb 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
ref:989ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive

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Posted by Peter Hore on Wednesday 25th of June 2014 10:00

This can't be right - William Cuming (...-1824)who commanded Russell @ Copenhagen in 1801 and Prince of Wales in 1805 was elder brother to Samuel Cuming (1769-1845) and was made lieutnant in 1770, so he could not have commanded Union, Lord Howe and Supply as per above list

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