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Boscawen, Edward

Born: 1711 AD
Died: 1761 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Admiral

1911 – Born on the 19th of August. He was the third son of Hugh, 1st Viscount Falmouth.

 

1739 – He entered the navy, and distinguished himself at the taking of Porto Bello.

 

1742 – He married, and entered parliament as member for Truro.

 

1744 – Captured the French frigate "Médée", commanded by M. de Hocquart, the first ship taken in the war.

 

1747 – Signalized himself in the engagement off Cape Finisterre, and was wounded in the shoulder with a musket-ball.

 

        – On the 15th of July he was made rear admiral and commander-in-chief of the expedition to the East Indies.

 

1748 – On the 29th of July he arrived off Fort St. David’s.

 

1750 – In April he arrived in England.

 

1751 – He made one of the lords of the Admiralty.

 

1755 – In February, he was appointed vice-admiral.

 

1758 – Appointed admiral of the blue and commander-in-chief of the expedition to Cape Breton.

 

1759 – Appointed to command in the Mediterranean

 

1760 – In December he was appointed general of the marines, with a salary of £3000 per annum.

 

1761 – He died at his seat near Guildford on the 10th of January.