William Brereton


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1728 - Winchester, Hampshireref:676
First Known Service29.12.1745ref:676
Last Known Service1786ref:676
Date of Death1800 - Wykeham, Hampshireref:676

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
19.6.1752 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
17544.7.1755Kent (64), Midshipmanref:676
4.7.1755 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/114CSORN
25.3.1758 Captain ADM 6/19/347BWAS-1714
25.3.175829.3.1758Queenborough (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/347BWAS-1714
29.3.17587.6.1758Cumberland (66), Acting Captain and Commanding Officerref:1011
29.4.1758 Battle of Cuddalore 
22.6.1758 Court Martial India - Asia ref:1011
7.7.17583.3.1759Salisbury (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/347BWAS-1714
3.8.1758 Battle of Negapatam 
3.3.175910.9.1760Tiger (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/376
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies
Commission confirmed 5.1.1762
BWAS-1714
10.9.1759 Battle of Pondicherry 
10.9.176016.1.1765Falmouth (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/109
Issued by Charles Steevens (1705-1761), East Indies
Commission confirmed 28.2.1766
BWAS-1714
24.9.17626.10.1762Battle of Manilla 
10.17621765Appointed Governor of Manilaref:676
9.1.177027.5.1771Rippon (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/267BWAS-1714
26.10.177326.10.1776Centaur (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/524BWAS-1714
16.4.177829.10.1778Duke (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/390BWAS-1714
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
1.1.177931.12.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.  ADM104
1786 Superannuated Captainref:676

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:1011Case of William Brereton esq.William BreretonDigital Book
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document

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