John Adams R.N.
John Adams R.N.

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John Adams R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
February 1798 Born
21 September 1838 Married Mary Anne Gerard (died August 1843, aged 27), daughter of Thomas Gerrard, J.P. of Liscarton Castle, Co. Meath, Ireland
22 April 1846 Married Elizabeth Hurst (died 11 May 1891, aged 70), daughter of Henry Ellis of Dublin.
17 December 1866 Died (Weston-super-Mare, Co. Sumerset
Literature: 'Genealogical History of the Family of Adams of Cavan etc.External link, Rev. Benjamin William Adams and Rev. Maxwell Richard William Peers Adams, London, Mitchell and Huges, 1903
8 June 1806Entered Navy
16 February 1815Lieutenant
10 January 1837Commander
18 December 1843Captain
6 February 1863Rear-Admiral
1 April 1866Retired Rear-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
8 June 18061810First-class Volunteer in Scout, Captain William Raitt
1810 Midshipman in Volontaire, Captain Charles Bullen
18?? Midshipman in Cambrian, Captain Charles Bullen
181? Midshipman in Bulwark
181? Midshipman in Christian VII
181? Midshipman in Grasshopper
31 May 1815 Lieutenant in Ajax, commanded by George Mundy
17 April 1819 Lieutenant in Hind, commanded by Sir Charles Burrard
24 September 1822 Lieutenant in Windsor Castle, commanded by Charles Dashwood
12 January 1824 Lieutenant in Grasshopper, commanded by John George Aplin
3 November 1824 Lieutenant and commander in Pelter, Newfoundland station
1 March 1826 Lieutenant in Ramillies, commanded by Hugh Pigot
17 September 1826 Lieutenant in Harrier, commanded by William Morier
17 September 1828 Lieutenant in Childers, commanded by William Morier
4 May 1829 Lieutenant in Atholl (1820, sixth rate), commanded by Alexander Gordon, on the coast of Africa
6 January 1830 Lieutenant and commander in Plumper (1813, gun-brig), on the coast of Africa
23 July 1831 Lieutenant in Alfred, commanded by Robert Maunsellin the Mediterannean
17 November 1834 Lieutenant and commander in Waterwitch off Spain and on the West African station
19 January 1839September 1843Commander in Acorn, west coast of Africa, some of the time in charge of the station
1845 Slave Commissioner at Loango
4 January 185015 June 1852Captain in Gladiator (from commissioning at Plymouth until paying off at Portsmouth), west coast of Africa
10 April 1854 Commodore in Scourge, west coast of Africa

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