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Sir Richard King (2nd Baronet of Bellevue)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth28.11.1774 - TitchfieldNAO
First Known Service25.1.1780NAO
Father
Sir Richard King (1st Baronet of Bellevue)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1805
NAO
Father-in-Law
Sir John Thomas DuckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1817
NAO
MotherSusannah-Margaretta CokerNAO
Father-in-Law
Sir Charles Cotton (5th Baronet)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1810
NAO
WifeMaria-Susanna CottonNAO
WifeSarah Anne DuckworthNAO
Last Known Service22.7.1830NAO
Date of Death5.8.1834 - Sheerness NAO
Cause of DeathCholeraNAO

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
25.1.178030.4.1782
Exeter (64) 1763-1784
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain's Clerk
NAO
17.2.1782 Battle of Sadras 
12.4.1782 Battle of Providien 
2.5.178312.5.1784
Hero (74) 1759-1810
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1800 Renamed "Rochester"
, Captain's Servant
NAO
20.6.1783 2nd Battle of Cuddalore 
18.1.17898.11.1791
Crown (64) 1782-1816
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
NAO
9.11.179113.11.1791
Minerva (38) 1780-1803
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1798 Renamed "Pallas"
, Midshipman
NAO
14.11.1791 LieutenantCSORN
14.11.179116.11.1791
Phoenix (36) 1783-1816
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Lieutenant
NAO
16.11.179120.9.1793
Minerva (38) 1780-1803
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1798 Renamed "Pallas"
, Lieutenant
NAO
8.10.1793 Commander ADM 6/25/17ADM 6/25
8.10.179313.5.1794
Bien Aime (20) 1793-1794
British 20 Gun
Unrated
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/25/17
Confirmed 5.3.1794
ADM 6/25
14.5.1794 CaptainCSORN
14.5.179415.5.1794
Excellent (74) 1787-1835
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
NAO
1.11.179428.7.1795
Aurora (28) 1777-1814
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
NAO
5.8.17957.3.1797
Druid (32) 1783-1813
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
NAO
17967.1796
Druid (32) 1783-1813
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
5.17977.1801
Sirius (36) 1797-1810
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
26.1.180128.1.1801Capture of the Dédaigneuse 
7.18018.1802
Sirius (36) 1797-1810
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
29.11.1803 Married Sarah AnneNAO
8.2.180426.6.1804
Veteran (64) 1787-1816
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
NAO
31.3.18051811
Achille (74) 1798-1865
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
21.10.1805 Battle of Trafalgar 
25.9.1806 Action off Rochefort 
7.11.1806 Succeeded as 2nd Baronet of BellevueE-WIKI
3.3.18116.4.1812
San Josef (114) 1797-1849
British 114 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
NAO
3.18125.1812
Prince of Wales (98) 1794-1822
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
12.8.1812 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
9.18121814
Mulgrave (74) 1812-1854
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1793
4.6.1814 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
2.1.1815 Created 1st Knight Commander of the Knight Commander of the Order of the BathTKE1
18161820Appointed Commander-in-Chief — East IndiesE-WIKI
181710.1820
Minden (74) 1810-1861
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the White
BWAS-1793
12.8.1819 Rear-Admiral of the RedE-WIKI
19.7.1821 Vice-Admiral of the BlueE-WIKI
16.5.1822 Married Maria-SusannaNAO
27.5.1825 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteE-WIKI
22.7.1830 Vice-Admiral of the RedE-WIKI
18335.8.1834Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The NoreE-WIKI


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Posted by Brian on Thursday 18th of February 2016 21:33

VICE-ADM- Sir R. KING, Bart. Aug. 11-. At Sheerness, of cholera, in his 63d year, Sir Richard King, the second
Baronet, of Bellevue, in Kent, (1792)G.C.B., Vice-Admiral of the Red, and Commander-in-Chief at the Nore. Sir Richard was born Sept. 28, 1771, the elder son of Admiral Sir Richard King, Knt. and Bart. and M. P. for Rochester, by Susannah-Margaret, daughter of William Coker,of Mapowder in Dorsetshire, esq. He entered the Navy at an early age,and became a Post-Captain, May 14,1794. His first appointment, after this promotion, was to the Aurora 28,in which he continued cruising on the North Sea, until the summer of 1795; and then removed into the Druid, another small frigate, employed on Channel service, and in escorting the trade to and from Portugal. In 1797 he obtained the command of the Sirius 36, attached to the North Sea fleet, under Lord Duncan, in which, on the 24th Oct. 1798, after a running fight of about half an hour, he captured the Waakzaamheid of 26 guns, and Furie of 36, having on board 287 French troops, and 4000 stand of arms. He also shortly after captured la Favorie of 6 guns, and a valuable Spanish brig; and towards the end of Jan. 1801, assist ed l’Oiseau, Capt. Linzee, in the capture of la Dedaigneuse frigate. f la Dedaigneuse frigate. From the peace of Amiens until Aug. 1802, Capt. King commanded a light squadron employed against the smugglers. The Sirius was then ordered to be put out of commission, and he remained on half-pay until the spring of 1805, when he was appointed to the Achille 74, in which he partook in the victory of Trafalgar, and was very warmly engaged, having 13 men killed, and 59 wounded. Early in I808 he was employed in the blockade of Ferrol, and in the following year he commanded a squadron off Cherbourg. He afterwards served at the defence of Cadiz, from whence he proceed to the Mediterranean; and in Feb. 181i, was appointed Captain of the Fleet on that station, under the orders of Sir Charles Cotton, whom be accompanied in the same capacity to the Channel fleet. At the general promotion
in 1812 Sir Richard obtained the rank of Rear-Admiral; and during the remainder of the war he had his flag in the San Josef of 110 guns, off Toulon. On the 2d Jan. 1815, he was nominated a K.C.B.; and in the spring of 1816 appointed Commander in Chief on the East India station, from which he returned to England, Oct. 16, 1820. His commission of Vice
Admiral bore date July 19, 1821; and he was nominated

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