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Richard Kirkby

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service10.3.1689/90CSORN
A.K.A.KirbyADM 106
Last Known Servicec.8.10.1702CSORN
Date of Death16.4.1703TRN2

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
10.3.1689/90 CaptainCSORN
Southampton (54) 1693-1699
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
8.1.1695 Action of 1695-01-18 
1.9.1698 Court Martial : Richard Kirkby, Captain, HMS Southampton. Crime: Ill treatment of Seamen. Verdict: Acquitted. Sentence: But not to receive any benefit of pay for his servant.ADM 1/5260
Ruby (46) 1652-1708
British 46 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer ADM 6/6/55
ADM 6/6
Defiance (64) 1695-1707
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
20.8.170224.8.1702Benbow vs DuCasse 
8.10.1702 Court Martial : Richard Kerkby or Richard Kirkby, Colonel, HMS Defiance. Crime: Failing to engage the enemy, cowardice, neglect of duty, breach of orders etc. Verdict: Guilty. Sentence: To be shot, the execution to be deferred till H M pleasure be known. Comments: Benbow's Action of August 1702.ADM 1/5263
16.4.1703 Executed on board the Bristol in Plymouth HarbourTRN2

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