Sir William Essington


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service28.2.1777CSORN
Last Known Service4.6.1814CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
28.2.1777 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/262CSORN
30.3.1781 Commander ADM 6/22/354CSORN
30.3.178123.4.1782Lisburne (14), Commander and Commanding Officer: On board from 31.3.1781 ADM 6/22/354BWAS-1714
9.7.178218.1.1783Vesuvius (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/493BWAS-1714
18.1.1783 Captain ADM 6/23/12CSORN
18.1.178320.1.1783Panther (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/12ADM 6/23
2.9.1793 Aurora (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/266ADM 6/24
17953.1797Sceptre (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
9.17974.1799Triumph (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
11.10.1797 Battle of Camperdown 
6.18017.1802Goliath (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
8.18029.1802Sans Pareil (80), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
23.4.1804 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
9.11.1805 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1807 Minotaur (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1793
15.8.18077.9.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen 
28.4.1808 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
31.7.1810 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1.8.1811 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
4.6.1814 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
2.1.1815 Appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the BathTKE1

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 29th of July 2012 21:09

1794 Captain William Essington while in command of the Aurora accused of murder while conducting impress on a merchant vessel

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