Richard Graves

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1758CSORN
First Known Service24.12.1775CSORN
FatherRev. John Graves (1709-1770)EWIKI
MotherJane Hudson (d.1788)EWIKI
WifeLouisa Carolina Colleton (d.1822)RNB1823
SonSamuel ColletonRNB1823
DaughterUnknown [Radcliffe]RNB1823
DaughterUnknown [Vandersmissen]RNB1823
DaughterSeptima Sexta [Colleton] (d.1831)RNB1823
UncleSamuel Graves (1713-1787)ref:950
BrotherSamuel GravesRNB1823
BrotherJohn Graves (c.1741-1811)RNB1823
BrotherSir Thomas Graves (1747-1814)RNB1823
Last Known Service18.6.1804CSORN
Date of Death12.3.1836 - Paris ref:768
Will Probated22.4.1836, PROB 11/1860/270

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
24.12.1775 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/170BWAS-1714
29.8.1781 Captain ADM 6/22/482BWAS-1714
29.8.178118.10.1783Belisarius (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/482
Issued by Thomas Graves (1st Baron of Gravesend in the County of Londonderry) (1725-1802), North America
Commission confirmed 19.6.1782
ADM 6/22
18.6.1804 Superannuated Rear-AdmiralBWAS-1714


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
RNB1823Royal Navy BiographyJohn MarshallDigital Book
ref:950Geni Family History
ref:768The Nautical Magazine: A Journal of Papers on Subjects Connected with maritime affairs  Digital Book
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive

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Posted by Bob Brooks on Tuesday 18th of June 2013 15:39

Richard Graves' initial commission on 24 Dec 1774 was as 3d Lieut., HMS Renown, 4th/50, commissioned by his uncle, VAdm Samuel Graves, CinC North America (confirmed by Admiralty on 19 Mar 1776 [ADM 6/21, p.170]). His next commission was by Admiralty 16 Sep 1777 as 3d Lieut., HMS Panther, 4th/60, flagship of RAdm Robert Duff, CinC Mediterranean (ADM 6/21, p. 312)

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