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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
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
Samuel William ElphinstoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1783
PEER
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 LieutenantCSORN
5.5.1757 CommanderCSORN
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 CaptainCSORN
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
6.17599.1759Seige of Quebec 
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
1770 
Sviatoslav (80) 1769-1770
Russian 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral,
PMD
17701774In the service of RussiaPEER
27.5.177028.5.1770Commanded the Russian Squadron at the Action of Nafplio 
5.7.1770 Battle of Chios Strait 
7.7.1770 Battle of Chesma 
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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