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Governor Richard Edwards

Richard Edwards


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1715E-WIKI
First Known Service30.11.1740E-WIKI
WifeJulia Pikeref:676
Last Known Service12.4.1794E-WIKI
Date of Death3.2.1795TRN3
Will Probated13.3.1795

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
30.11.1740 LieutenantCSORN
3.8.1747 CommanderADM 6/17
3.8.174724.1.1751/52
Kingfisher (10) 1745-1763
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/254
BWAS-1714
10.6.175227.12.1753
Falcon (10) 1745-1759
British 10 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/37
BWAS-1714
27.12.1753 CaptainCSORN
27.12.175329.3.1754
Assistance (50) 1745-1773
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/103
ADM 6/18
29.8.17545.3.1760
Gosport (44) 1741-1768
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/109
BWAS-1714
17571759Appointed Governor of NewfoundlandE-WIKI
5.3.176013.8.1763
Belliqueux (64) 1758-1772
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/143
BWAS-1714
19.11.176718.10.1770
Ramillies (74) 1763-1782
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/184
BWAS-1714
18.10.177031.10.1776
Mary (8) 1728-1816
British 8 Gun
Unrated Yacht
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/303
ADM 6/20
1.11.17769.3.1779
Sandwich (90) 1759-1810
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/226
BWAS-1714
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
17791781Appointed Governor of NewfoundlandE-WIKI
4.3.17792.4.1782Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Newfoundland ADM 6/21/518ADM 6/21
19.3.1779 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
19.3.177923.2.1781
Portland (50) 1770-1817
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 107/5/25
BWAS-1714
31.12.1779 Affair of Fielding and Bylandt 
26.9.1780 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
24.9.1787 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
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 BlueCSORN


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