Samuel Barrington in the manner of Joshua Reynolds

1779 in the manner of Joshua Reynolds

The Hon. Samuel Barrington

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth15.2.1729 - Shrivenham, Berkshire ref:71
First Known Service19.6.1740CSORN
FatherJohn Shute, 1st Viscount Barringtonref:676
MotherAnne Dainesref:676
BrotherMajor-General Hon. John Barringtonref:676
BrotherWilliam Wildman Barrington-Shute, 2nd Viscount Barringtonref:676
BrotherDaines Barringtonref:676
Last Known Service12.4.1794CSORN
Date of Death16.8.1800 - Bathref:676

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
25.9.1745 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 6/86/135RNLPC
13.10.1745 Lieutenant ADM 6/17/150ADM 6/17
6.11.1746 Commander ADM 6/17/170ADM 6/17
6.11.174629.5.1747Weazle (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/170BWAS-1714
29.5.1747 Captain ADM 6/17/231CSORN
29.5.174721.11.1747Bellona (30), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/231BWAS-1714
21.11.17474.11.1748Romney (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/285BWAS-1714
4.11.174831.3.1753Seahorse (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/405BWAS-1714
3.4.175320.8.1754Crown (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/65BWAS-1714
21.8.17541.4.1757Norwich (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/107BWAS-1714
1.4.175721.8.1759Achilles (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/377BWAS-1714
5.9.17576.10.1757Raid on Rochefort 
29.4.1758 Action of 29 April 1758 
4.4.1759 Achilles v Le Comte de Saint-Florentine 
3.7.1759 Bombardment of Le Havre 
22.6.176225.12.1762Hero (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/418BWAS-1714
24.6.176828.10.1768Venus (36), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/207BWAS-1714
14.3.176919.6.1770Venus (36), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/231ADM 6/20
21.9.177020.9.1773Albion (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/293BWAS-1714
29.10.177623.1.1778Prince of Wales (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/225BWAS-1714
23.1.1778 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/21/356CSORN
28.1.17788.2.1780Prince of Wales (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
29.1.1778 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/21/360CSORN
30.1.1778 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Barbados & the Leeward Islands ADM 6/21/360ADM 6/21
14.12.177815.12.1778Commanded the British squadron at the Battle of St. Lucia 
19.3.1779 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/524CSORN
6.7.1779 Battle of Grenada 
7.2.178011.10.1780Barfleur (98), as Flag Officer, Vice-AdmiralODNB
26.9.1780 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/22/175CSORN
20.10.1782 Commanded the The Vanguard Squadron - Lead Division at the Battle of Cape Spartel 
17851799Appointed Lieutenant-general of Marinesref:676
24.9.1787 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/23/415CSORN
17918.9.1791Barfleur (98), as Flag Officer, AdmiralODNB
12.4.1794 Admiral of the White ADM 6/25/30CSORN
179916.8.1800Appointed General of Marinesref:676


ref:71Lists of British Officer CasulatiesStephen LewisWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
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 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site

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