Lord Alexander Colville (7th Viscount Colville of Culross)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth28.2.1717 - Dundee E-WIKI
First Known Service14.9.1732E-WIKI
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
Brother James Colville (d.1761)ADM 107/3
SisterMargaret [Castleman]CCSU
SisterElizabeth [Petrie]CCSU
Last Known Service16.10.1766E-WIKI
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
Confirmed 18.12.1745
ADM 6/17
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
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 AmericaE-WIKI
21.10.1762 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/19/445TRN3
1.17636.1763Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PlymouthE-WIKI
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


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