Governor Richard Edwards

Richard Edwards


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1715EWIKI
First Known Service30.11.1740EWIKI
WifeJulia Pikeref:676
Last Known Service12.4.1794EWIKI
Date of Death3.2.1795TRN3
Will Probated13.3.1795

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
30.11.1740 Lieutenant ADM 6/16/8CSORN
3.8.1747 Commander ADM 6/17/254ADM 6/17
3.8.174724.1.1751/52Kingfisher (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/254BWAS-1714
10.6.175227.12.1753Falcon (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/37BWAS-1714
27.12.1753 Captain ADM 6/18/103CSORN
27.12.175329.8.1754Assistance (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/103ADM 6/18
29.8.17545.3.1760Gosport (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/109BWAS-1714
17571759Appointed Governor of NewfoundlandEWIKI
5.3.176013.8.1763Belliqueux (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/143BWAS-1714
19.11.176718.10.1770Ramillies (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/184BWAS-1714
18.10.177031.10.1776Mary (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/303ADM 6/20
1.11.17769.3.1779Sandwich (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/226BWAS-1714
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
17791781Appointed Governor of NewfoundlandEWIKI
4.3.17792.4.1782Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Newfoundland ADM 6/21/518ADM 6/21
19.3.1779 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/524CSORN
178023.2.1781Portland (50), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
26.9.1780 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/22/177CSORN
24.9.1787 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/23/416CSORN
26.9.178723.8.1788Appointed Commander-in-Chief — River Medway and The Nore ADM 6/23/419ADM 6/23
1.2.1793 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
12.4.1794 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/30CSORN


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