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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 ColvilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1761
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
25.6.17435.3.1743/44
Sutherland (54) 1704-1754
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1716 Renamed "Sutherland"
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/33
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1749
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 18.12.1745
ADM 6/17
10.2.1743/4411.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon 
6.3.1743/44 Captain ADM 6/16/399CSORN
6.3.1743/4420.9.1744
Dursley Galley (20) 1719-1745
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/399
BWAS-1714
21.9.174430.10.1748
Leopard (50) 1741-1761
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/434
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 27.1.1748/49
BWAS-1714
11.3.1748/4924.3.1748/49
Shoreham (24) 1744-1759
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/447
ADM 6/17
24.3.1748/499.12.1752
Success (20) 1740-1779
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/451
BWAS-1714
10.1.175319.12.1757
Northumberland (68) 1750-1780
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1777 Renamed "Leviathan"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/52
BWAS-1714
8.175710.1757Louisbourg Expedition 
7.2.175822.9.1759
Northumberland (68) 1750-1780
British 68 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1777 Renamed "Leviathan"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/485
BWAS-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
6.6.176316.10.1766
Romney (50) 1762-1804
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the White
BWAS-1714
8.6.17631766Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North America ADM 6/19/512ADM 6/19


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