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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 LieutenantCSORN
6.2.1760 CommanderCSORN
6.2.176011.8.1762
Hornet (10) 1747-1770
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/134
BWAS-1714
11.8.1762 CaptainCSORN
11.8.17628.12.1762
Hind (24) 1749-1784
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/429
BWAS-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
6.5.177911.1780
Romney (50) 1762-1804
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore ADM 6/21/551
BWAS-1714
25.6.17796.11.1779
Romney (50) 1762-1804
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Commodore and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/576
ADM 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 
7.17811782
Isis (50) 1774-1810
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore
ref: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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