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Lord Augustus John Hervey (3rd Earl of Bristol)


NationalityBritish 
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
Uncle
The Hon. William HerveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1743
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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
5.1735c.5.5.1737
Pembroke (60) 1733-1749
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain's Servant ADM 107/3/58
ODNB
174030.10.1740
Superb (60) 1736-1757
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
ODNB
31.10.1740 LieutenantCSORN
16.9.1746 CommanderODNB
16.9.174624.12.1746
Porcupine (16) 1746-1763
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/153
BWAS-1714
15.1.1746/47 CaptainCSORN
15.1.1746/4730.4.1748
Princess (70) 1740-1784
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/190
BWAS-1714
30.4.174829.12.1748
Phoenix (24) 1743-1762
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/428
Issued by
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 6.1.1748/49
BWAS-1714
2.1.1751/5222.5.1756
Phoenix (24) 1743-1762
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/20
ADM 6/18
15.5.1756 A commission as captain of the Hampton Court was issued to Ad. Byng. It was probably never acted on.ADM 6/18
20.5.1756 Battle of Minorca 
23.5.175620.8.1756
Defiance (60) 1744-1766
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/126
Issued by
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 11.1.1759
BWAS-1714
1.2.17571.3.1758
Hampton Court (64) 1744-1774
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/351
ADM 6/18
28.2.1758 Battle of Cartagena 
29.3.17586.3.1760
Monmouth (70) 1742-1767
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/61
Issued by
Henry OsborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1765

Confirmed 26.4.1759
BWAS-1714
7.3.176015.12.1762
Dragon (74) 1760-1784
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/144
BWAS-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
4.5.17637.9.1763
Centurion (50) 1733-1769
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1744 Renamed "Eagle"
1745 Renamed "Centurion"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/492
BWAS-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 BlueCSORN
28.4.1777 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
23.1.1778 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
29.1.1778 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN


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