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 ExaminationRNLPC
28.6.1756 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/286CSORN
20.1.17591.5.1759Capture of Guadeloupe 
29.1.1759 Commander ADM 6/19/85CSORN
29.1.17592.8.1759Bonetta (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/85
Issued by Sir John Moore (1717/18-1779), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 16.8.1759
BWAS-1714
5.11.1761 Captain ADM 6/19/362CSORN
5.11.176113.1.1762Mercury (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/362ADM 6/19
13.1.176226.1.1764Enterprise (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/380BWAS-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.ADM104
17.8.177921.7.1781Montagu (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/16BWAS-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 
28.8.179021.9.1790Royal Sovereign (100), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/63ADM 6/24
21.9.1790 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/24/68CSORN

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
ADM 107/4ADM 107/4 1745-1757 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ref:1286The History of the Parish of Grittleton, in the County of Wilts Digital Book
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive

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