Arthur Forrest by John Vandiest (1695 - 1757)

Arthur Forrest by John Vandiest (1695 - 1757)

Arthur Forrest

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1716CSORN
First Known Service1740CSORN
WifeFrederica Marina Cecilia Lynch (d.1802)EWIKI
DaughterBridget [Byng] (d.1823)EWIKI
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 seamanEWIKI
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
2.176926.5.1770Dunkirk (60), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
16.5.176926.5.1770Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Jamaica ADM 6/20/237HJ-DB


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IIIJohn CharnockDigital Book
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume VJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
HJ-DBHistoric JamaicaFrank CundallBook

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