Lord George Edgcumbe (1st Earl of Mount Edgcumbe)

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth3.3.1720CSORN
Baptism5.5.1721 - St Martin-in-the-Fields, London CSORN
First Known Service5.8.1732CSORN
FatherRichard Edgcumbe, 1st Baron Edgcumbe (1680-1758)ODNB
MotherMatilda Furnese (1698/9–1721)ODNB
WifeEmma Gilbert (1729–1807) - Married 16.8.1761ODNB
SonRichard Edgcumbe, 2nd Earl (1764–1839)ODNB
BrotherRichard Edgcumbe, 2nd Baron (1716–1761)ODNB
Last Known Service8.4.1782CSORN
Date of Death4.2.1795 - Grosvenor Street, London TRN3
Burial1795 - Maker, Cornwall CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
14.8.1733 Entered the Royal Naval CollegeODNB
14.8.17334.8.1735Royal Naval Academy, Scholar ADM 6/14/151ADM 6/14
4.10.1739 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/346RNLPC
5.10.1739 Lieutenant ADM 6/15/227CSORN
5.10.173918.1.1739/40Superb (60), Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/15/227ADM 6/15
19.9.174026.9.1740Rupert (60), Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/15/333ADM 6/15
3.6.1743 Commander ADM 6/17/202ADM 6/17
3.6.174319.8.1744Terrible (6), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/202
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 19.2.1746/47
19.8.1744 Captain ADM 6/17/3CSORN
22.1.1745/463.1.1748/49Salisbury (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/47BWAS-1714
30.7.174617.12.1761Elected a Member of Parliament for FoweyHPO
1.12.174831.5.1752Monmouth (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/416BWAS-1714
3.6.175222.3.1756Deptford (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/36BWAS-1714
19.8.1752 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean Sea ADM 6/18/43ADM 6/18
22.3.175631.7.1758Lancaster (66), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/245BWAS-1714
20.5.1756 Battle of Minorca 
6.6.175827.7.1758The Siege of Louisbourg 
21.2.17594.5.1761Hero (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/38BWAS-1714
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
29.3.176111.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
10.5.1761 Succeeded as 3rd Baron EdgcumbeEWIKI
18.6.17614.2.1795Appointed Lord Lieutenant of CornwallODNB
21.10.1762 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/19/445CSORN
17661771Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PlymouthEWIKI
18.10.1770 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/20/302ADM 6/20
24.10.1770 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/20/305CSORN
7.11.1771 Dublin (74), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
25.6.1773 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/20/500CSORN
7.12.1775 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/21/155ADM 6/21
29.1.1778 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/359CSORN
1781 Appointed 1st Viscount of Mount Edgcumbe and ValletortEWIKI
17824.2.1795Appointed Vice-Admiral of the Coast , CornwallEWIKI
8.4.1782 Admiral of the White ADM 6/22/447CSORN
31.8.1789 Appointed 1st Earl of Mount EdgcumbeODNB


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
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
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive

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