James Gordon


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1721ADM 107/5
First Known Service6.9.1743CSORN
Last Known Service10.4.1779CSORN
Date of Death20.10.1781 - Greenwich CSORN
Burial21.10.1781 - St Alfege, Greenwich CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17481756Service as a merchant seamanADM 107/5
14.12.1757 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/5/20RNLPC
24.1.1758 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/476CSORN
8.8.177115.9.1773Endeavour (6), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
28.11.177322.10.1774Endeavour (6), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
20.4.177624.12.1778Boulogne (32), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714

Notes on Officer


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708- James. 1751, Ab., R.N., “Salisbury”; later “ Principa ”; Mid., “ Saphire” ; Master’s Mate, “ Berwick ”; Mid., “ Cambridge ”; Master’s Mate, “ Devonshire ”. 1757, Dec. 14, passed as Lt., aged 36 (Adm. N.Board Lts. Passing Certif., P.R.O.). 1762, Jul. 24, 3rd Lt., “Temeraire”; Aug. 17, 2nd Lt. 1763, Aug. 10, paid off; Aug. 11, h.p. 1764, Mar. 10, granted twelve months leave to Georgia and S. Carolina in the merchant service; returned by Nov. 1. 1765, Jan. 28, similar leave; returned by Sep.; Oct. 7, similar leave to Teneriffe and S. Carolina. 1766, Jul. 12, returned ; Sep., similar leave. 1767, Feb., returned; Mar., similar leave; Sep., returned; Oct., similar leave. 1768, Jun., returned; July 28, similar leave to Malaga and Port au Prince ; time of return not stated. 1769, Apr. 4, similar leave to S. Carolina. 1770, Mar., returned; Sep. 29, “Defence”. 1771, May 29, paid off ; May 30, h.p. ; Aug. 8, Comdr., “ Endeavour” bark. 1773, Sep. 15, paid off; Sep. 16, h.p. ; Nov. 23, Comdr., “Endeavour,” went to the Falklands. 1774, Oct. 22, paid off; Oct. 23, h.p. 1776, Apr. 20, “ Boulogne ” hulk; Dec. 24, h.p. 1778, Aug. 6, “Lenox”. 1779, Apr. 9, paid off ; Apr. xo, h.p. (Adm. Half Pay Lists, P.R.O.). 1781, Oct. 20, d. at Greenwich (G.M., vol. 51, p. 492).




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