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John Houlton


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1728ADM 107/4
First Known Service5.6.1744TRN3
FatherJoseph Houton (d.1731)ref:1286
BrotherRobert (d.1785)ref:1286
BrotherJoseph (d.1771)ref:1286
Last Known Service21.9.1790TRN3
Date of Death1.1791ref:1286
Will Probated27.3.1791, 212B/3289

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
20.6.1750 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/4/214RNLPC
28.6.1756 LieutenantCSORN
20.1.17591.5.1759Capture of Guadeloupe 
29.1.1759 CommanderCSORN
29.1.17592.8.1759
Bonetta (10) 1756-1776
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/85
Issued by
Sir John MooreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1778
, Barbados
Confirmed 16.8.1759
BWAS-1714
5.11.1761 CaptainCSORN
5.11.176113.1.1762
Mercury (20) 1756-1777
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/362
ADM 6/19
13.1.176226.1.1764
Enterprise (44) 1718-1771
British 44 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1744 Renamed "Enterprise"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/380
BWAS-1714
24.2.176225.2.1762Capture of Saint Lucia 
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havana 
1.7.1779 Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM 104
17.8.177921.7.1781
Montagu (74) 1779-1818
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/16
BWAS-1714
8.1.1780 Attack on the Caracas Convoy 
16.1.1780 Battle of Cape St. Vincent 
17.4.1780 Battle of Martinique 
15.5.1780 Action of March 15 1780 
19.5.1780 Action of March 19 1780 
29.4.178130.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal 
28.8.179021.9.1790
Royal Sovereign (100) 1786-1841
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1825 Renamed "Captain"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/63
ADM 6/24
21.9.1790 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN


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