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George Farmer


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1732 - Youghal, Cork E-WIKI
First Known Service1752CSORN
FatherJohn Farmer (d.1740)ODNB
MotherAlphra Grade (c.1710-?)ref:719
Father-in-Law
William Henry FlemingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1743
PROB11
WifeRebecca Fleming (d.1782) - Married 15.12.1761, Norwich ref:1059
SonE-WIKI
DaughterEmily Broomfield [Power] (1773-1855)ref:719
Last Known Service27.7.1758CSORN
Date of Death6.10.1779BWAS-1714
Cause of DeathEnemy actionCSORN
Will Probated2.11.1779, PROB 11/1058/98

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17521755Service as a merchant seamanADM 107/5
13.9.175522.1.1756
Dreadnought (60) 1742-1784
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman ADM 107/5/48
ADM 107/5
23.1.175613.7.1756
Dreadnought (60) 1742-1784
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Able Seaman ADM 107/5/48
ADM 107/5
14.7.17562.7.1757
Dreadnought (60) 1742-1784
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman ADM 107/5/48
ADM 107/5
3.7.175730.8.1757
Roebuck (44) 1743-1764
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship of the Line
, Able Seaman ADM 107/5/48
ADM 107/5
31.8.17571.10.1757
Achilles (60) 1756-1784
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Able Seaman ADM 107/5/48
ADM 107/5
5.9.17576.10.1757Raid on Rochefort 
2.10.175726.7.1758
Achilles (60) 1756-1784
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman ADM 107/5/48
ADM 107/5
29.4.1758 Action of 29 April 1758 
9.8.1758 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/5/48RNLPC
23.5.1759 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/67CSORN
26.5.176814.3.1769
Weazle (16) 1745-1779
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/204
ADM 6/20
27.9.176913.3.1770
Swift (14) 1763-1770
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/256
BWAS-1714
1770 Appointed Governor of Falkland IslandsE-WIKI
10.6.1770 Commander-in-Chief at the Capture of Port Egmont 
3.10.177010.1.1771
Tamar (16) 1758-1780
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
1777 Renamed "Pluto"
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/297
ADM 6/20
10.1.1771 Captain ADM 6/20/333CSORN
10.1.177125.8.1773
Launceston 1741-1784
British unarmed
5th Rate Ship of the Line
1752 Renamed "Launceston Hulk"
1758 Renamed "Launceston"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/333
ADM 6/20
25.8.177326.6.1777
Seahorse (24) 1748-1784
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/511
BWAS-1714
10.3.17786.10.1779
Quebec (32) 1760-1779
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/377
BWAS-1714
6.10.1779 Quebec vs Surveillante 


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