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 ExaminationRNLPC
7.6.1769 Lieutenant ADM 6/20/262CSORN
3.4.1781 CommanderCSORN
3.4.17815.12.1781Drake (14), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
4.17828.1783Prothee (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
13.4.1782 CaptainCSORN

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
ref:951My Heritage Family History
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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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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