Richard Curgenven


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1737CSORN
First Known Service1760CSORN
FatherWilliam Curgenven (1700-?)ref:951
MotherCatherine Carne (1702-?ref:951
WifeElizabeth Pomery (1750-? - Married 1783ref:951
Last Known Service8.1783CSORN
Date of Death30.8.1784CSORN
Burial1784 - St Uny Churchyard. Lelant, Cornwall CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1760 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/5/302RNLPC
7.6.1769 Lieutenant ADM 6/20/262CSORN
3.4.1781 Commander ADM 6/22/350CSORN
3.4.17815.12.1781Drake (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/350
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 10.10.1781
BWAS-1714
13.4.1782 Captain ADM 6/23/158CSORN
13.4.178211.7.1782Ville de Paris (104), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/458
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 3.11.1783
ADM 6/23
11.7.1782 Prothee (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/131
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 4.9.1783
ADM 6/23


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Posted by Paul Donohoe on Thursday 6th of July 2017 16:15

Extract from The Gentlemans' Magazine 1857...
“DECEMBER 7, 1856. AT TRURO, AGED 105, ELIZABETH, WIDOW OF CAPTAIN CURGENVEN, R.N., SISTER OF THE LATE REVEREND J. POMERY, VICAR OF ST KEW. MRS. CURGENVEN WAS BORN MANY YEARS BEFORE THE END OF THE REIGN OF KING GEORGE II. HER HUSBAND, CAPTAIN RICHARD CURGENVEN, R N., OBTAINED HIS RANK OF POST-CAPTAIN FOR HIS SERVICES IN LORD RODNEY’S CELEBRATED ACTION WITH ADMIRAL LE GRASSE IN 1782; HIS RELICT HAS SURVIVED HIM CONSIDERABLY MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY. THE COMPANIONS OF HER YOUTH HAVE, OF COURSE, ALL LONG SINCE DEPARTED, AND WITH THEM MANY OF HER JUNIOR RELATIVES. AMONG THE LATTER WAS HER NEPHEW-IN-LAW, THE REVEREND WILLIAM CURGENVEN, WHO FOR 46 YEARS WAS RECTOR OF LAMORRAN, AND WHO REACHED THE AGE OF 78; HIM ALSO SHE HAS SEVERAL YEARS OUTLIVED.”
SOURCE REFERENCE: The Gentlemans’ Magazine, 1857 Vol.202 Edition 2. Page 249

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