Sir Thomas Lavie


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service4.11.1790CSORN
FatherGermain Lavie (1730 - 1781)WIKITREE
MotherAnn Gregg (1736 - 1819) WIKITREE
WifeMary Sissmore (1776 - 1837) - Married 30.10.1797 - St. Andrew's, Holborn, Middlesex WIKITREE
SonRev. Thomasref:931
Son Augustus Lavie (1805-1861)NBD1849
Son George Lavie (1813-?)NBD1849
SisterFrances [St. John] (1766 - 1810)WIKITREE
Last Known Service1822CSORN
Date of Death1823CSORN
Will Probated6.11.1823, PROB 11/1677/134

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
4.11.1790 LieutenantCSORN
9.11.1795 CommanderCSORN
5.179610.1797Bittern (18), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
18001.1.1801Seagull (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1.1.1801 CaptainCSORN
9.18055.1806Iris (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
6.18064.3.1807Blanche (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
19.7.1806 Guerriere vs Blanche 
2.1.1815 Appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the BathTKE1
12.18211822Spencer (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Bill Norton on Sunday 18th of February 2018 16:34

In 1816 the baptism record for his son Erest describes Sir Thomas Lavie as the Governor of the Royal Naval Asylum at St Alfege, Greenwich, Kent.


Posted by Bill Norton on Sunday 18th of February 2018 16:33

In 1816 the baptism record for his son Erest describes Sir Thomas Lavie as the Governor of the Royal Naval Asylum at St Alfege, Greenwich, Kent.


Posted by Bill Norton on Saturday 17th of February 2018 22:47

Captain Sir Thomas Lavie R.N. K.H. born 1765 died before 6 Feb 1822 in the Royal Naval Hospital;, Plymouth buried 6 Feb 1822 in Stoke Damerel. Sources press cuttings & Devon Burials Transcription.


Posted by Maurice Cutler on Monday 3rd of October 2016 00:02

My great great grandfather was Captain Frank Cutler, R.N. who was a prisoner of war during the Napoleonic wars. After he escaped in 1809 he earned a commendation from Sir Thomas Lavie: Upon his return to England he was recommended by Captain Sir Thomas Lavie ‘for exemplary conduct during long captivity and honourable means of effecting escape from prison.’
I would like to obtain further information about this episode in Capt. Cutler's life and hope that through Lavie I might be able to get the official account of his escape for which he was awarded "an escaper's medal."


Posted by Peter CLARK on Wednesday 24th of February 2016 00:50

I have written and transcribed more than 300 pages from primary sources on the life and times of this Naval Officer and Hero of the Napoleonic Wars, and I have portraits of him, and photos of significant items that he owned. I would be interested to know how you came to be interested in him. I am happy to share what I know. Many years ago I led a research group on him and his ancestors and descendants at the Society of Genealogists in London.


Posted by Bernard de Neumann on Saturday 19th of September 2015 12:37

From Aug 1816 until 31 Mar 1821 he was Governor of the Royal Naval Asylum at Greenwich. The RNA was merged with Greenwich Hospital School in 1821 to form the Royal Hospital School, now at Holbrook, Suffolk, and all the staff of the RNA resigned, or were fired, en masse. On 1 July 1821, he was appointed commander of HMS Windsor, guardship at Plymouth. In November 1821 he was appointed Captain of HMS Superb, 74 guns, at Plymouth, and in December 1821 he was appointed to HMS Spencer, 74 guns, and died 1 Feb 1822 whilst still in command.

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