Anson, George, Baron
1697 - Born on April 23rd in Colwich, Staffordshire, England. Admiral George Anson was the first and last Lord Anson.
- He was baptized on May 21st in Colwich, Staffordshire.
1711-1712 - Anson gained the rank of Midshipman on February 2nd, in the service of the Royal Navy.
1724 - He gained the rank of Post Captain.
1740 - He commanded five ships against the Spaniards, and made his famous voyage around the world.
1741 - He gained the rank of Rear-Admiral of the Blue on June 23rd.
1744 - He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Hedon.
- He gained the rank of Rear-Admiral of the White.
1745 - He was invested as a Fellow, Royal Society (F.R.S.) on December 5th.
1747 - He fought in the Battle of Finisterre in May, where he completely defeated the French fleet, taking six men of war.
- He was created 1st Lord Anson, Baron of Soberton, co. Southampton [Great Britain] on June 13th.
- He gained the rank of Vice-Admiral of the Red on July 15th.
1748 - He married Lady Elizabeth Yorke, daughter of Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke and Margaret Cocks, on April 25th.
1749 - He held the office of Vice-Admiral of Great Britain.
1757 - He held the office of First Lord of the Admiralty.
1758 - He was Commander in Chief of the Channel Fleet on May 15th.
1761 - He was Admiral and Commander in Chief of the Fleet.
1762 - He died on June 2nd at age 65 in Moor Park, Hertfordshire, England, suddenly, while walking in the garden, without issue.
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