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John Benbow (1)

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Officer of the British Navy

Officer of the British Navy

John Benbow (1)

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Personal Details
Date of Birth 1653/03/10  
Place of Birth Cotton Hill,Shrewsbury ,Shropshire  
Father William Benbow W031
Mother Martha W031
Wife Martha (d1722) W031
Son John Benbow W031
Date of Death 1702/11/04 W031
Place of Death Port Royal, Kingston  
Cause of Death Wounds received in action
Naval Service Events
Ship Date From Date To Event Source
Rupert 1678/04/30 1679/06/15 Masters Mate  
Nonsuch 1679/06/15 1681/09/11 Master  
1681/04/09 Took the Algerine Golden Horse (46) B164
1686 Owned and commanded a ship named the Benbow in the Levant trade W031
Promoted to Lieutenant, 1st June 1689 W031
Elizabeth 1689/06/01 1689/09/20 Third Lieutenant  
Promoted to Post Captain, 30th September 1689 W032
Marston Moor 1689/09/30 1689/10/26 As Captain B029
Bonaventure 1689/10/26 1689/11/12 As Captain W031
1689/11/12 May have been briefly (for a few days at most) in command of the Britannia, but she was laid up at the time W031
1689/12 Appointed master attendant of Chatham Dockyard W031
1690 Acted as Master of the Fleet W031
Sovereign of the Seas 1690 1691 Master W031
1690/03 Appointed master attendant of Deptford Dockyard W031
1692 Acted as Master of the Fleet W031
Britannia 1692 1692 Master W031
1692 Girdling completed B057
1692/06 Returned to his post as master attendant of Deptford Dockyard W031
1693/09 Appointed to joint command of a flotilla of bomb vessels ordered to attack St Malo W031
Norwich 1693/09 1693/12 As Flag Officer W031
1693/11/16 Present at the Bombardment of St Malo  
1694/09 Appointed to joint command of a flotilla of bomb vessels ordered to attack Dunkirk W031
Northumberland 1695 1695/08 As Captain B164
Suffolk 1696/05 1697 As Flag Officer B051
Promoted to Rear-Admiral of the Blue, 1st May 1696 W032
Duke 1697 1697 As Flag Officer B164
Gloucester 1698/11/13 1701 As Flag Officer B164
1698/11/29 Sailed for the West Indies B164
Bredah 1701 1702/11 As Flag Officer B029
Promoted to Vice-Admiral of the Blue, 30th June 1701 W032
1701/08 Sailed for the West Indies B057
Promoted to Vice-Admiral of the White, 19th January 1702 W032
1702/08/20 Present at the Benbow vs DuCasse  
Personal Events
Date Event Source
1686/05 Commanding the merchant vessel Malaga Merchant when she made a "stout and successful defence against a Sal� rover" W031
1692/05 Elected an elder brother of Trinity House W031

Notes on Officer
Date of Birth Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Generally acepted as 1653, the date given is that recorded by the astrologer Partridge. for which no other documentary evidence exists.

However his age is given as 52 on his tombstone, which would place his birth in circa 1650.


Sources
Id Link or Description Author
W031 Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Oxford University Press
B164 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714 Rif Winfield
W032 Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy David Bonner Smith
B029 The Royal Navy Vol II William Laid Clowes
B057 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792 Rif Winfield
B051 Biographia Navalis - Volume II John Charnock

Last Updated :2009/09/02 at 18:10:21 by Cy

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