Lord Alexander Colville (7th Viscount Colville of Culross)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth28.2.1717EWIKI
First Known Service26.10.1732EWIKI
FatherJohn Colville, 6th Viscount Colville of Culross (1690-1741)TDA
MotherElizabeth Johnston (1701-1748)CCSU
WifeElizabeth Macfarlane (c.1735 - 1794) - Married 1768CCSU
MistressElizabeth GreeneCCSU
SonCharles (1750-?)CCSU
SonJames Alexander (1759-?))CCSU
DaughterSophia Green (1765-?)CCSU
BrotherCharlesCCSU
BrotherGeorgeCCSU
BrotherJohn, 8th Viscount Colville of Culross (1725-1811)CCSU
BrotherCharles (1726 - 1761)CCSU
SisterMary (d.1731)CCSU
BrotherJames Colville (d.1761)ADM107/3
SisterMargaret [Castleman]CCSU
SisterElizabeth [Petrie]CCSU
Last Known Service16.10.1766EWIKI
Date of Death21.5.1770 - Drumsheugh, Scotland TRN3

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
25.1.1738/39 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/33RNLPC
31.8.1739 Lieutenant ADM 6/15/217CSORN
20.4.1741 Appointed 7th Viscount Colville of CulrossTDA
25.6.1743 Commander ADM 6/17/34ADM 6/17
25.6.17435.3.1743/44Sutherland (54), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/33
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 18.12.1745
ADM 6/17
11.2.1743/4412.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon 
6.3.1743/44 Captain ADM 6/16/399CSORN
6.3.1743/4420.9.1744Dursley Galley (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/399BWAS-1714
21.9.174430.10.1748Leopard (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/434
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 27.1.1748/49
BWAS-1714
11.3.1748/4924.3.1748/49Shoreham (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/447ADM 6/17
24.3.1748/499.12.1752Success (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/451BWAS-1714
10.1.175319.12.1757Northumberland (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/52BWAS-1714
8.175710.1757Louisbourg Expedition 
7.2.175822.9.1759Northumberland (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/485BWAS-1714
6.6.175827.7.1758The Siege of Louisbourg 
11.175910.1762Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North AmericaEWIKI
21.10.1762 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/19/445TRN3
1.17636.1763Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PlymouthEWIKI
6.6.176316.10.1766Romney (50), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
8.6.17631766Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North America ADM 6/19/512ADM 6/19

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
TDAThe Douglas Archives Web Site
CCSUThe Captain Cook Society Web Site
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
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
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive

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