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John Elphinstone


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1722 - Lopness, Orkney Islands CSORN
First Known Service1739CSORN
A.K.A.ElphinstonRNLPC
Father John Elphinston RNODNB
MotherAnne WilliamsODNB
WifeAmelia Warburton (d. 1786) - Married 23.10.1750ODNB
Son
Samuel William ElphinstoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1783
PEER
Son
Molyneux Rowley ElphinstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1792
ADM 6/23
SonLt.-Gen. Sir Howard, 1st Bt. (1773-1846)PEER
Son
Sir Howard Elphinston (1st Baronet of Elphinstone)British
Naval Sailor
Soldier
Service 1784-1837
ADM 6/23
Son
Thomas ElphinstoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1814
PEER
DaughterAnne Charlotte Maria (d. 1809)PEER
DaughterJane Alice Amelia (d. 1856)PEER
DaughterCatherine Sarah PEER
Last Known Service25.3.1783CSORN
Date of Death28.2.1785 - London CSORN
Will Probated9.3.1785, PROB 11/1127/151

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17391743Service as a merchant seamanADM 107/4
11.7.1745 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/6RNLPC
23.8.1746 Lieutenant ADM 6/17/145CSORN
5.5.1757 Commander ADM 6/18/394CSORN
5.5.175723.5.1757
London (6) 1756-1758
British 6 Gun
Unrated Storeship
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/394
BWAS-1714
23.5.175711.8.1758
Salamander (16) 1757-1762
British 16 Gun
Unrated Fireship
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/402
BWAS-1714
5.6.175812.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo 
1.2.1759 Captain ADM 6/19/29CSORN
1.2.175931.3.1760
Eurus (24) 1757-1760
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/29
BWAS-1714
24.6.176020.9.1762
Richmond (32) 1757-1781
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/176
BWAS-1714
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havana 
15.9.176224.4.1763
Infanta (74) 1762-1775
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
6.10.176324.10.1766
Firm (74) 1759-1791
British 74 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/543
BWAS-1714
2.3.17685.12.1768
Pearl (32) 1762-1832
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1825 Renamed "Prothee"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/197
BWAS-1714
1770 AdmiralPEER
17701774In the service of RussiaPEER
27.5.177028.5.1770Commanded the Russian Squadron at the Action of Nafplio 
7.1.177427.4.1778
Egmont (74) 1768-1799
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/1
BWAS-1714
2.7.177814.11.1781
Magnificent (74) 1766-1804
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/427
BWAS-1714
6.7.1779 Battle of Grenada 
21.12.177922.12.1779Action of 1779-12-21 
17.4.1780 Battle of Martinique 
15.5.1780 Action of March 15 1780 
19.5.1780 Action of March 19 1780 
12.4.178125.6.1781
Cambridge (80) 1755-1808
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/275
ADM 6/22
16.12.178225.3.1783
Atlas (98) 1782-1802
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 23.12.1782 ADM 6/22/555
BWAS-1793


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