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John Thomas Duckworth
(1748-1817)

John Thomas Duckworth was born in Leatherhead, Surrey on 28 Feb 1748 and died in Plymouth at the Admiralty House on 31 Aug 1817. He served in the Royal Navy.

He married Anne Wallis in Jul 1776.

Honors:

Knight of the Bath (KB)

Ranks:

Cdr (1779)
Capt (1780)
RAdm W (1799)
RAdm R (1801)
VAdm B (1804)
VAdm W (1805)
VAdm R (1808)
Adm B (1810)
Adm W (1813)

Ship Ranks:

Captain on the Orion

Notes:

Father-in-Law of Richard King

• As Captain of Orion, 74, he took part in the Glorious First of June (1794).
• Colonel of Marines ( –Feb 1799)
• Promoted directly to Rear-Admiral of the White from Post Captain
• C-in-C Leeward Islands (1800–1801)
• C-in-C Jamaica (1803–1805)
• Governor of Newfoundland (Jan 1810–1813)
• C-in-C Plymouth (9 Jan 1815–31 Aug 1817)

Further Reading:

Bienkowski, Lee. 2003. Admirals in the Age of Nelson. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press.

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