Lord Augustus John Hervey (3rd Earl of Bristol)

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth19.5.1724TRN3
First Known Service5.1735TRN3
FatherJohn Hervey, Baron Hervey of Ickworth (1696–1743)ODNB
MotherMary Lepell (1699/1700–1768)ODNB
WifeElizabeth Chudleigh (c.1720–1788) - Married 4.8.1744 - Lainston, SalisburyODNB
MistressMary Nesbitt (1743–1825)ODNB
UncleThe Hon. William Herveyref:915
BrotherGeorge William, 2nd Earl of Bristol (1721-1775)ODNB
BrotherFrederick Augustus (1730–1803)ODNB
Last Known Service29.1.1778TRN3
Date of Death23.12.1779 - St James's Square, London TRN3
Burial28.12.1779 - IckworthTRN3

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1.1733 Entered Westminster SchoolODNB
5.1735 Entered the navyODNB
5.1735 Pembroke (60), Captain's ServantODNB
174030.10.1740Superb (60), MidshipmanODNB
31.10.1740 Lieutenant ADM 6/16/31CSORN
16.9.1746 Commander ADM 6/17/153ODNB
16.9.174624.12.1746Porcupine (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/153BWAS-1714
15.1.1746/47 Captain ADM 6/17/190CSORN
15.1.1746/4730.4.1748Princess (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/190BWAS-1714
30.4.174829.12.1748Phoenix (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/428
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 6.1.1748/49
2.1.17528.5.1756Phoenix (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/20ADM 6/18
15.5.175621.5.1756Hampton Court (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/265BWAS-1714
23.5.175620.8.1756Defiance (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/126
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 11.1.1759
1.2.17571.3.1758Hampton Court (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/351ADM 6/18
28.2.1758 Battle of Cartagena 
29.3.17586.3.1760Monmouth (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/61
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771)
Commission confirmed 26.4.1759
7.3.176015.12.1762Dragon (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/144BWAS-1714
29.3.176111.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
7.1.176210.2.1762Operations against Martinique 
24.2.176225.2.1762Commander-in-Chief at the Capture of Saint Lucia 
24.2.176225.2.1762Capture of Saint Lucia 
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havana 
11.6.176230.7.1762Siege of El Morro 
4.5.1763 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean Sea ADM 6/19/525ADM 6/19
4.5.17637.9.1763Centurion (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/492BWAS-1714
2.2.177111.4.1775Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
23.4.1773 Appointed Second in Command — The Mediterranean Sea ADM 6/20/492ADM 6/20
18.3.1775 Succeeded as 3rd Earl of BristolODNB
31.3.1775 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/83CSORN
28.4.1777 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/21/281CSORN
23.1.1778 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/21/356CSORN
29.1.1778 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/360CSORN


TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ref:915The Wooden WorldN.A.M. RodgerBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
OHMB4Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4: Admiralty Officials 1660-1870J.C. SaintyWeb Site
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive

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