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 Service14.8.1733CSORN
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 Service4.2.1795CSORN
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
14.8.1733 Royal Naval Academy, Scholar ADM 6/14/151ADM 6/14
17351739York (60), MidshipmanODNB
4.10.1739 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
5.10.1739 Lieutenant ADM 6/15/227CSORN
5.10.173918.1.1739/40Superb (60), Third Lieutenant & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/15/227ADM 6/15
19.9.174026.9.1740Rupert (60), Third Lieutenant & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/15/333ADM 6/15
1743 CommanderODNB
174319.8.1744Terrible (6), Commander and Commanding OfficerODNB
19.8.1744 CaptainCSORN
19.8.174410.1745Kennington (20), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1.17461748Salisbury (50), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
30.7.174617.12.1761Elected a Member of Parliament for FoweyHPO
17511752Monmouth (70), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
6.17521755Deptford (60), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1.1756 Princess Louisa (60), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
5.17561758Lancaster (66), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
20.5.1756 Battle of Minorca 
2.17591761Hero (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
10.5.1761 Succeeded as 3rd Baron EdgcumbeEWIKI
18.6.17614.2.1795Appointed Lord Lieutenant of CornwallODNB
21.10.1762 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
17661771Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PlymouthEWIKI
18.10.1770 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
24.10.1770 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
11.1771 Dublin (74), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
25.6.1773 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
5.2.1776 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
29.1.1778 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1781 Appointed 1st Viscount of Mount Edgcumbe and ValletortEWIKI
17824.2.1795Appointed Vice-Admiral of the Coast , CornwallEWIKI
8.4.1782 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
31.8.1789 Appointed 1st Earl of Mount EdgcumbeODNB


CSORN Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
RNLPC Royal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
TRN3 The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ADM 6/14 ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15 ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
HPO History of Parliament online Web Site
EWIKI WikipediaVariousWeb Site

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