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Gideon Johnstone


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth24.6.1739 - Westerkirk, Scotland ref:719
First Known Service1752CSORN
FatherJames Johnstone of Westerhall, 3rd Bt. (d.1772)ref:719
MotherBarbara Murray (1698-1773)ref:719
WifeFanny Colquitt - Married 10.3.1780, Liverpool ref:719
SisterBarbara [Kinnaird] (1723-1765)ref:719
SisterMargaret [Ogilvy] (1724-1757)ref:719
BrotherAlexander (1727-1783)ref:719
BrotherGeorge (1730-1787)ref:719
SisterCharlotte [Balmain] (1732-1773)ref:719
BrotherPatrick (1737-1756)ref:719
Last Known Service25.9.1781CSORN
Date of Death12.5.1788ref:1301
Will Probated4.7.1788, PROB 11/1168/25

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17521755Service as a merchant seamanADM 107/5
4.10.1758 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/5/66RNLPC
26.12.1758 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/15CSORN
23.3.1771 Commander ADM 6/20/444CSORN
23.3.17712.6.1772
Hawk (10) 1761-1781
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/444
Issued by
Sir John LindsayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1787
, East Indies
Confirmed 14.5.1772
BWAS-1714
2.6.1772 Captain ADM 6/21/92CSORN
2.6.17727.7.1774
Dolphin (24) 1751-1777
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/92
Issued by
Sir Robert Harland (1st Baronet of Sproughton)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1783
, East Indies
Confirmed 19.5.1775
BWAS-1714
7.7.177426.5.1775
Prudent (64) 1768-1814
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/100
Issued by
Sir Robert Harland (1st Baronet of Sproughton)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1783

Confirmed 30.6.1775
ADM 6/21
1.7.17793.11.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM 104
3.11.177925.9.1781
Adamant (50) 1780-1814
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 8.11.1779 ADM 6/22/46
BWAS-1714
16.3.1781 Battle of Cape Henry 


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