John Montagu

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1719HPO
First Known Service1733EWIKI
FatherJames Montagu (d. 1747)ODNB
MotherElizabeth EylesODNB
WifeSophia Wroughton - Married 2.12.1748EWIKI
SonSir George Montagu (1750-1829)EWIKI
SonJames Montagu (1752-1794)EWIKI
Last Known Service24.9.1787EWIKI
Date of Death7.9.1795HPO

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
14.8.1733 Royal Naval Academy, Scholar ADM 6/14/151HPO
5.6.1740 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationODNB
22.12.1740 Lieutenant ADM 6/15/363ADM 6/15
2.3.1744/45 Commander ADM 6/16/450ADM 6/16
2.3.1744/4525.8.1745Hinchingbrooke (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/450BWAS-1714
15.1.1745/46 Captain ADM 6/17/43CSORN
15.1.1745/4610.8.1746Rose (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/43BWAS-1714
11.8.174627.5.1747Ambuscade (40), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/139BWAS-1714
3.5.1747 1st Battle of Cape Finisterre 
10.3.1747/4815.4.1754Elected a Member of Parliament for HuntingdonHPO
18.3.1747/486.4.1748Greenwich (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/334BWAS-1714
6.4.174813.9.1748Bristol (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 3/17/341ADM 6/17
13.9.174824.7.1749Kent (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/383ADM 6/17
24.7.174910.1.1749/50Mermaid (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/484BWAS-1714
10.1.1749/5016.11.1752Kent (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/508BWAS-1714
23.1.175324.1.1754Port Mahon (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/56BWAS-1714
4.2.175517.1.1757Elizabeth (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/128BWAS-1714
17.1.175727.1.1757Orford (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/344ADM 6/18
27.1.17579.9.1758Monarch (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/349BWAS-1714
28.2.1758 Osborne's Action 
16.2.175914.7.1759Raisonnable (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/36BWAS-1714
14.7.175919.11.1759Panther (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/61/2
Issued by Sir John Moore (1717/18-1779), Barbados
ADM 6/61
19.11.175914.4.1760Terrible (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/113ADM 6/19
14.4.17606.4.1761Newark (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/158BWAS-1714
6.4.176122.6.1762Princess Amelia (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/306BWAS-1714
22.6.176214.1.1763Magnanime (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/418BWAS-1714
6.5.17636.5.1766Dragon (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/493BWAS-1714
26.7.176925.10.1770Bellona (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/245BWAS-1714
18.10.1770 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/20/302ADM 6/20
16.1.1771 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Downs ADM 6/20/336ADM 6/20
2.17711774Captain (64), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
3.3.17716.1774Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North America ADM 6/20/357ADM 6/20
31.3.1775 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/21/83CSORN
7.12.1775 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/155ADM 6/21
28.2.1776 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Newfoundland ADM 6/21/163ADM 6/21
4.17761777Romney (50), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
2.4.1776 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/21/175ADM 6/21
29.1.1778 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/21/359CSORN
4.17789.1778Europe (64), as Flag Officer, Vice-AdmiralBWAS-1714
8.4.1782 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
17831786Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PortsmouthEWIKI
4.17833.1786Queen (90), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
24.9.1787 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN


HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/61ADM 6/61 Original commissions to Captains and Warrants - 1742-1768  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive

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