Boscawen, Edward

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Born: Aug 19, 1711 AD
Died: 1761 AD, at 49 years of age.

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.

 

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