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Digby Dent


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1680ADM 107/1
First Known Service9.3.1696/97CSORN
Son
Cotton DentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1752
ref:676
Son
Digby DentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1758
B051
Grandson
Sir Digby DentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1788
ref:676
Last Known Service5.8.1737CSORN
Date of Death19.8.1737CSORN
Will Probated7.10.1737, PROB 11/685/245

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
9.3.1696/97 
Lark (18) 1675-1698
British 18 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Volunteer, ADM 6/4/81
ADM 6/4
20.1.1702/3 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/1/314RNLPC
10.4.1703 LieutenantADM 6/7
10.4.170324.9.1703
Britannia (100) 1682-1715
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Fifth Lieutenant, ADM 6/7/118
ADM 6/7
25.9.170313.7.1704
Cornwall (80) 1692-1704
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Second Lieutenant, ADM 6/8/16
ADM 6/8
14.7.170416.8.1704
Defiance (64) 1695-1707
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Second Lieutenant, ADM 6/8/85
ADM 6/8
17.8.170412.11.1704
Elizabeth (70) 1704-1704
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lieutenant, ADM 6/8/90
ADM 6/8
17.10.17056.3.1706/7
Chatham (54) 1691-1718
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Second Lieutenant, ADM 6/8/197
ADM 6/8
17.3.1706/724.8.1709
Rupert (64) 1703-1716
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, First Lieutenant, ADM 6/9/183
Confirmed 9.9.1707
ADM 6/9
25.8.1709 CommanderADM 6/10
25.8.17091.7.1712
Shoreham Prize (12) 1709-1712
British 12 Gun
6th Rate Sloop
, Commander, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/10/85
BWAS-1603
7.2.1714/1520.9.1715
Swift (10) 1704-1719
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/25
BWAS-1603
5.10.1715 CaptainCSORN
5.10.171516.7.1719
Lynn (42) 1715-1732
British 42 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/12/53
B051
17.7.171928.10.1722
Mermaid (36) 1707-1734
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain, and Commanding Officer: On board from 20.7.1719 ADM 6/12/175
BWAS-1603
28.10.17221.7.1725
Launceston (42) 1711-1728
British 42 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/13/91
Confirmed 10.8.1725
BWAS-1714
24.11.17266.6.1729
Lennox (70) 1723-1756
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/125
BWAS-1714
8.7.17302.7.1731
Princess Louisa (40) 1728-1736
British 40 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/54
ADM 6/14
3.7.17317.11.1734
Captain (70) 1722-1762
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/84
B051
8.11.17345.8.1737
Dunkirk (60) 1734-1749
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/197
BWAS-1714
13.12.173419.8.1737Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Jamaica ADM 6/14/199HJ-DB


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Posted by Jenni Christie on Wednesday 17th of March 2021 15:39

Wife of Digby Gilbert Dent was Ursula Carne c. 1687 - 1752


Posted by Jenni Christie on Wednesday 17th of March 2021 15:27

Parents of Digby Gilbert Dent were Col Robert Dent 1641-1721 and Ann Cotton 1655-1727 and I think Robert's parents were John Dent and Elizabeth Renalls.


Posted by Jenni Christie on Wednesday 17th of March 2021 15:22

I believe Digby Gilbert Dent was baptised 13 June 1682 at St Margaret's Westminster and died 6 Aug 1737 and buried on the 8th in Jamaica. The Jamaican death notice has him buried on the 8th Aug 1737.

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