Sir Richard King (2nd Baronet of Bellevue)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth28.11.1774 - TitchfieldNAO
First Known Service25.1.1780NAO
FatherSir Richard King (1st Baronet of Bellevue) (1730-1806)NAO
Father-in-LawSir Charles Cotton (5th Baronet) (1753-1812)NAO
Father-in-LawSir John Thomas Duckworth (1748-1817)NAO
MotherSusannah-Margaretta CokerNAO
WifeSarah Anne DuckworthNAO
WifeMaria-Susanna CottonNAO
Last Known Service22.7.1830NAO
Date of Death5.8.1834 - Sheerness NAO
Cause of DeathCholeraNAO

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
25.1.178030.4.1782Exeter (64), Captain's ClerkNAO
17.2.1782 Battle of Sadras 
12.4.1782 Battle of Providien 
2.5.178312.5.1784Hero (74), Captain's ServantNAO
20.6.1783 2nd Battle of Cuddalore 
18.1.17898.11.1791Crown (64), MidshipmanNAO
9.11.179113.11.1791Minerva (38), MidshipmanNAO
14.11.1791 LieutenantCSORN
14.11.179116.11.1791Phoenix (36), LieutenantNAO
16.11.179120.9.1793Minerva (38), LieutenantNAO
8.10.1793 Commander ADM 6/25/17ADM 6/25
8.10.179313.5.1794Bien Aime (20), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/25/17
Commission confirmed 5.3.1794
ADM 6/25
14.5.1794 CaptainCSORN
14.5.179415.5.1794Excellent (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerNAO
1.11.179428.7.1795Aurora (28), Captain and Commanding OfficerNAO
5.8.17957.3.1797Druid (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerNAO
17967.1796Druid (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
5.17977.1801Sirius (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
26.1.180128.1.1801Capture of the Dédaigneuse 
7.18018.1802Sirius (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
29.11.1803 Married Sarah AnneNAO
8.2.180426.6.1804Veteran (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerNAO
31.3.18051811Achille (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
21.10.1805 Battle of Trafalgar 
25.9.1806 Action off Rochefort 
7.11.1806 Succeeded as 2nd Baronet of BellevueEWIKI
3.3.18116.4.1812San Josef (114), Captain and Commanding OfficerNAO
3.18125.1812Prince of Wales (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
12.8.1812 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
9.18121814Mulgrave (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-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 IndiesEWIKI
181710.1820Minden (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1793
12.8.1819 Rear-Admiral of the RedEWIKI
19.7.1821 Vice-Admiral of the BlueEWIKI
16.5.1822 Married Maria-SusannaNAO
27.5.1825 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteEWIKI
22.7.1830 Vice-Admiral of the RedEWIKI
18335.8.1834Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The NoreEWIKI


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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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