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George Clinton

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Officer of the British Navy

Honourable George Clinton


Personal Details

Date of Birth1686
Place of Birth
Father's NameFrancis Clinton, 6th Earl of Lincoln (1635-1693)
Mother's NameSusan Penniston
ChildGeneral Sir Henry Clinton
ChildLucy Mary, married Robert Roddam
ChildSon, died in infancy
ChildSon, died in infancy
ChildDaughter, died in infancy
ChildDaughter, died in infancy
Date of Death10 July 1761

Naval Service Details





1709Entered Naval service






16 June 1716SpeedwellPromoted to post captain and commissioned
16 April 1720MonckSailed to the Baltic under Sir John Norris (W004)
1720MonckThe Monck was lost in a severe storm, although her crew and stores were saved (W004)
1721NottinghamAppointed after the loss of the Monck (W004)
1722NottinghamLeft the vessel and was not employed further (B051)
1726ColchesterCommissioned and to the Mediterranean under Rear-Admiral Hopson (W004)
April 1727ColchesterStill in the Medierranean. Escorted the merchant fleet to Smyrna (W004)
1727ColchesterAttacks on Spanish batteries in the vicinity of Gibraltar (W004)
September 1727ColchesterEscorted the merchant fleet back to England, where the ship was laid up (W004)
July 1728SunderlandAs a guard ship (B051)
May 1729SunderlandRemoved from the ship (B051)
1732Appointed as commodore of the squadron to protect the Newfoundland fisheries (B051)
15 June 1732NamurCommissioned as flag captain to Admiral Sir Charles Wager (W004)
1734NamurReplaced by captain John Barnsley when admiral Haddock was appointed (W004)
1734Berwick (W004)
1737Commodore and Commander-in-Chief of the ships for the Mediterranean (B051)
1739Prince Frederick (B051)
1740Marlborough (B051)


Rear-Admiral of the Red

7 December 1743While governor of New York


Vice-Admiral or the White

19 June 1744While governor of New York


Vice-Admiral or the Red

23 April 1745While governor of New York


Admiral of the White

15 July 1747While governor of New York


Admiral of the Fleet

March 1757Appointed


Other Details

1731Appointed Commodore Governor of Newfoundland
1732Succeeded as Governor by Edward Falkingham
14 July 1741Appointed Colonial Governor of New York
September 1743Arrived in New York to take up his post
1753Replaced as Governor of New York by Sir Danvers Osborn
31 May 1754Elected as Member of Parliament for Saltash


Actions & Battles






B051Biographia Navalis Vol IVJohn Charnock
W004Ships of the Old NavyMichael Phillips

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