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Lord George Edgcumbe (1st Earl of Mount Edgcumbe)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth3.3.1720CSORN
Baptism5.5.1721 - St Martin-in-the-Fields, London CSORN
First Known Service5.8.1732CSORN
A.K.A.EdgecombRNLPC
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
14.8.17334.8.1735
Royal Naval Academy 1733-1837
British Shore1806 Renamed "Royal Navy College"
, Scholar ADM 6/14/151
ADM 6/14
4.10.1739 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/346RNLPC
5.10.1739 Lieutenant ADM 6/15/227CSORN
5.10.173918.1.1739/40
Superb (60) 1736-1757
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/15/227
ADM 6/15
19.9.174026.9.1740
Rupert (60) 1740-1767
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/15/333
ADM 6/15
3.6.1743 Commander ADM 6/17/202ADM 6/17
3.6.174319.8.1744
Terrible (6) 1730-1749
British 6 Gun
Unrated Bomb Vessel
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/202
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1749
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 19.2.1746/47
ODNB
19.8.1744 Captain ADM 6/17/3CSORN
22.1.1745/463.1.1748/49
Salisbury (50) 1746-1761
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/47
BWAS-1714
30.7.174617.12.1761Elected a Member of Parliament for FoweyHPO
1.12.174831.5.1752
Monmouth (70) 1742-1767
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/416
BWAS-1714
3.6.175222.3.1756
Deptford (50) 1732-1767
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/36
BWAS-1714
19.8.1752 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean Sea ADM 6/18/43ADM 6/18
22.3.175631.7.1758
Lancaster (66) 1749-1773
British 66 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/245
BWAS-1714
20.5.1756 Battle of Minorca 
6.6.175827.7.1758The Siege of Louisbourg 
21.2.17594.5.1761
Hero (74) 1759-1810
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1800 Renamed "Rochester"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/38
BWAS-1714
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
29.3.176111.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
10.5.1761 Succeeded as 3rd Baron EdgcumbeE-WIKI
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 — PlymouthE-WIKI
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) 1757-1784
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-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 ValletortE-WIKI
17824.2.1795Appointed Vice-Admiral of the Coast , CornwallE-WIKI
8.4.1782 Admiral of the White ADM 6/22/447CSORN
31.8.1789 Appointed 1st Earl of Mount EdgcumbeODNB


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