Robert Hughes


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.10.1716CSORN
Baptism7.10.1716 - Deptford CSORN
First Known Service14.7.1738CSORN
FatherRichard Hughes (1670-1756)
MotherMary LoaderPEER
WifeSarah Collingwoodref:1002
BrotherSir Richard Hughes (1st Baronet of East Bergholt) (1708-1779)PEER
Last Known Service24.10.1770CSORN
Date of Death19.1.1774CSORN
Burial18.1.1774 - Bath Abbey, Somerset CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
14.7.1738 Lieutenant ADM 6/15/240CSORN
8.5.174030.6.1740Prince Frederick (70), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/15/289ADM 6/15
14.7.1744 Commander ADM 6/16/338CSORN
14.7.174417.7.1744Jamaica (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/338ADM 6/16
18.7.17442.4.1745Shark (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/342ADM 6/16
2.4.1745 Captain ADM 6/17/197CSORN
2.4.174526.2.1746/47Kingston (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/197
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 5.2.1746/47
ADM 6/17
8.2.1747/485.5.1748Tilbury (58), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/320ADM 6/17
5.5.174816.2.1748/49Captain (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/438
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771)
Commission confirmed 3.2.1748/49
ADM 6/17
24.1.17549.4.1756Port Mahon (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/88BWAS-1714
9.4.175630.6.1756Augusta (60), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
30.6.175629.9.1758Berwick (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/287BWAS-1714
5.4.1757 Action of April 5 1757 
28.2.1758 Battle of Cartagena 
29.9.175815.11.1759Norfolk (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/540BWAS-1714
16.1.175919.1.1759Attack on Martinique 
20.1.17591.5.1759Capture of Guadeloupe 
5.12.176312.12.1763Rippon (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/553ADM 6/19
12.12.176312.12.1766Dorsetshire (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/554BWAS-1714
21.3.17692.4.1770Dragon (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/233BWAS-1714
28.3.177025.10.1770Centaur (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/274ADM 6/20
24.10.1770 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/20/305CSORN
20.4.1774 His widow was awarded a pension of £200paref:1002

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
PEERThe Peerage dot comVariousWeb Site
ref:1002Parliamentary Papers: 1780-1849, Volume 17 Document
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive

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Posted by Cy on Tuesday 6th of August 2019 07:43

Thanks. Looks like two Robert Hughes got merged, hence the early first service date.


Posted by George Steinbach on Tuesday 6th of August 2019 02:52

Edits for Robert Hughes: Robert is my wife's 6th great uncle. He was born 1716 (baptized 7 Oct 1716 at Deptford, Kent). First known service date is incorrect. His wife was Sarah Collingwood, sister of Comodore Thomas Collingwood (d. 1780). He was buried 18 Jan 1774 at Bath Abbey, Somerset. The rest looks good.

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