Thomas Foley was born in 1757 and died in Portsmouth (Admiralty House) on 9 Jan 1833. He served in the Royal Navy.
Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB) on 2 Jan 1815
Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (GCB) on 6 May 1820
RAdm B (1808)
RAdm R (1810)
VAdm B (1812)
Adm W (1830)
Captain (flag) on the St. George
Captain on the Goliath
He appears as a character in the book "Bomb Vessel, The" (Richard Woodman).
Uncle of Osborne Foley.
As Captain of Britannia, 100 (Flag - Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Thompson), he took part in the Battle of Cape St. Vincent (14 Feb 1797).
As Captain of Goliath, he took part in the Battle of the Nile (1 Aug 1798).
As Captain of Elephant, 74 (Flag - Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson), he took part in the Battle of Copenhagen (2 Apr 1801).
Colonel of Marines (Oct 180728 Apr 1808)
Promoted directly to Rear-Admiral of the Red from Rear-Admiral of the Blue
C-in-C Downs (1811 )
C-in-C Portsmouth (1 May 1830Jan 1833)