Arthur Forrest by John Vandiest (1695 - 1757)

Arthur Forrest by John Vandiest (1695 - 1757)

Arthur Forrest


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1716CSORN
First Known Service1740CSORN
WifeFrederica Marina Cecilia Lynch (d.1802)E-WIKI
DaughterBridget [Byng] (d.1823)E-WIKI
Last Known Service26.5.1770CSORN
Date of Death26.5.1770 - Jamaica CSORN
Will Probated9.8.1770, PROB 11/959/341

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17401741Service as a merchant seamanE-WIKI
1741 Was in Vernon's fleet sent to operate against Cartagena and took part in the attacks on .Bandera Fort.B051
25.5.1741 Commander ADM 6/16/106CSORN
25.5.174126.2.1741/42Alderney (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/106BWAS-1714
7.174110.1741Operations against Santiago 
8.4.17439.3.1744/45Hawk (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/167ADM 6/16
9.3.1744/45 Captain ADM 6/16/453CSORN
9.3.1744/4523.6.1748Wager (20), Captain and Commanding OfficerB051
9.5.175513.4.1757Rye (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/162B051
13.4.17578.4.1760Augusta (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/177
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765), North America
Commission confirmed 26.6.1760
ADM 6/19
21.10.1757 Commanded the British Squadron at the Forrest's Action 
1760 Sent to Jamaica as commodore and temporary commander in chiefB051
8.4.17606.12.1763Centaur (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/155BWAS-1714
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havana 
21.2.176926.5.1770Dunkirk (60), as Flag Officer, Commodore ADM 6/18/233BWAS-1714
16.5.176926.5.1770Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Jamaica ADM 6/20/237HJ-DB


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