George Johnston


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1730 - Dumfriesshire, ScotlandE-WIKI
First Known Service1744E-WIKI
FatherSir James Johnstone, 3rd Bt. of WesterhallE-WIKI
MotherBarbara MurrayE-WIKI
WifeDeborah Charlotte Dee - Married 31.1.1782, Lisbon HPO
MistressMartha Fordref:676
SonJohn LowtherHPO
Illegitimate SonGeorge Johnstone, MP (1764–1813)E-WIKI
BrotherSir James, 4th Bt. (1726-94)HPO
BrotherWilliam [Pultney] (1729-1805)HPO
BrotherJohn (1734-95)HPO
Last Known Service2.1787E-WIKI
Date of Death24.5.1787 - Hotwells, Bristol E-WIKI

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1744 Service as a merchant seamanADM 107/4
1746 Entered the NavyE-WIKI
2.2.1749/50 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/210RNLPC
9.10.1755 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/200CSORN
6.2.1760 Commander ADM 6/19/134CSORN
6.2.176011.8.1762Hornet (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/134BWAS-1714
11.8.1762 Captain ADM 6/19/429CSORN
11.8.17628.12.1762Hind (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/429BWAS-1714
17631766Appointed Governor of West FloridaE-WIKI
24.5.176815.10.1774Elected a Member of Parliament for CockermouthHPO
15.10.177518.9.1780Elected a Member of Parliament for ApplebyHPO
6.5.1779 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Portugal ADM 6/21/551

From Cape Finisterre to Cape St Vincent and along the Southern coast of Portugal

ADM 6/21
6.5.177911.1780Romney (50), as Flag Officer, Commodore ADM 6/21/551BWAS-1714
25.6.17796.11.1779Romney (50), Commodore and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/576ADM 6/21
1.12.17808.4.1784Elected a Member of Parliament for LostwithielHPO
16.4.1781 Commander-in-Chief at the Battle of Porto Praya 
7.17811782Isis (50), as Flag Officer, Commodoreref:676
21.7.1781 Commanded the British Squadron at the Attack in Saldanha Bay 
17.2.1782 Battle of Sadras 
12.4.1782 Battle of Providien 
6.7.1782 2nd Battle of Negapatam 
3.9.1782 Battle of Trincomalee 
17841786Elected East India Company DirectorHPO
22.2.17862.1787Elected a Member of Parliament for IlchesterHPO


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