Naval Biographical Database



Sources

 

Manuscript Sources

Locations

AL

Admiralty Library

BL

British Library

NA

National Archives (Public Record Office)

* indicates entry in full, with very minor exceptions

 

Short Title

Title

Description

ADM1/3588-90

NA ADM1/3588

Navy Board, Out Letters, 1700-1701

ADM1/3646-47

NA ADM1/3646

Navy Board, Letters to Admiralty, 1731-1733

          ADM2/26

    NA ADM2/26

Navy Board correspondence, 1699-1701

ADM2/180

NA ADM2/180

Navy Board correspondence, 1694-1700

ADM3/1,44

NA ADM3/44

Admiralty Board Minutes, 1689, 1739-1740

*ADM6/3-17

NA ADM6/3-13

Commission & Warrant Books, 1695-1751

ADM6/18-22

NA ADM6/14-22

Commission & Warrant Books, 1751-1782

ADM6/86

NA ADM6/86

Lieutenants' Passing Certificates, 1744-1747

ADM6/93

NA ADM6/93

Lieutenants' Passing Certificates

ADM6/98-9

NA ADM6/98-9

Lieutenants' Passing Certificates, 1800-1801

    ADM6/123

    NA ADM6/123

Gunners' Passing Certificates, 1731-1748

ADM6/132

NA ADM6/132

Seniority List of Masters, 1809

ADM6/335-356

NA ADM6/335-356

Charity Applications, 1801-1818

ADM6/425-6

NA ADM6/425-6 

Officers' succession lists, 1673-1688

ADM6/445

NA ADM6/445

Officers' Obituaries, 1846-1872

ADM7/549

NA ADM7/549

General List of Captains, 1660-1737

ADM7/655

NA ADM7/655

Ship list with Captains appointments, 1688-c.1725

    ADM7/809-14

    NA ADM7/809-14

Salaries -  Commrs, Board, Yard Officers &c., 1689-1785

    ADM7/832

    NA ADM7/832

tbc, 1688-1848

    ADM7/859

    NA ADM7/859

DY Salary Books, 1806-1823

    ADM7/861

    NA ADM7/861

DY Salary Books, 1822-1832

ADM8/1

NA ADM8/1

Monthly ship lists, 1673-1689

*ADM10/10

NA ADM10/10

Commission Officer appointments, 1660- 1688

*ADM10/15

NA ADM10/15

Commission Officer appointments, 1660-1685

ADM11/51-2

NA ADM11/51-2

Obituaries, 1833-1846

ADM12/15

NA ADM12/15

Flag Officer appointments, 1740-1808

ADM25/1

NA ADM25/1

Half pay lists, 1697-1704

ADM25/22-3

NA ADM25/22-3

Half pay lists, 1727-1728

ADM28/145

NA ADM28/145

Sea Fencible appointments, 1798-1810

ADM29/1

NA ADM29/1

Warrant Officers, Certificates of Service, 1802-1814

ADM32/various

NA ADM32/various

Pay Books,  various

ADM33/various

NA ADM33/various

Pay Books, various 

ADM36/8403

NA ADM36/8403

Muster Book, Wasp, 1778

ADM42/1,3

NA ADM42/1,3

Chatham DY Ordinary Pay Books, 1660-1680, 1683-1685

ADM42/703-4

NA ADM42/703-4

Plymouth DY Ordinary Pay Books, 1741-1745

    ADM42/1047-51, 1058

NA ADM42/ 1047-51

Portsmouth DY Ordinary Pay Books, 1660-1699, 1715

    ADM42/1078, 1082

    NA ADM42/1082

Portsmouth DY Ordinary Pay Books, 1737, 1742-1743

ADM42/1750

NA ADM42/1750

Woolwich DY Ordinary Pay Books, 1743-1745

ADM49/36

NA ADM49/36

Hired Armed Ships &c., 1792-1813

ADM80/169

NA ADM80/169

Greenwich Hospital Officers, 1695-1865

    ADM106/867

NA ADM106/867

Navy Board Correspondence, 1735

ADM106/2178-80

NA ADM106/2178-80

Navy Board Letters to Admiralty, 1738-1744

ADM106/2896-7

NA ADM106/2896-7

Succession Books, 1733-1755

    ADM106/2909-12

    NA ADM106/2909-12

Masters' Qualifications, 1696-1747 

    ADM106/2914

NA ADM106/2914

Masters' Qualifications, B, 1755-1799

ADM106/2927

NA ADM106/2927

Masters' Qualifications, IJK, 1756-1830

ADM106/2932

NA ADM106/2932

Masters' Qualifications, M, 1809-1826

ADM106/2943

NA ADM106/2943

Masters' Qualifications, 1749-1806

    ADM106/2969

    NA ADM106/2969

Adm Rowley's List of Officers, 1744-1746

ADM106/2970

NA ADM106/2970

Half Pay, Captains & Lieutenants, 1704-1708

ADM106/3074

NA ADM106/3074

Court Martial Summary, 1696-1714

    ADM106/3075

    NA ADM106/3074

Patent Books, 1764-1788

ADM106/3120

NA ADM106/3120

Ships lost, sold or converted, 1688-1730

ADM107/1-4

NA ADM107/1-4

Lieutenants' Passing Certificates, 1691-1757

ADM107/8

NA ADM107/8

Lieutenants' Passing Certificates, 1780-1782

ADM107/11

NA ADM107/11

Lieuteants' Passing Certificates, 1786

ADM107/17-18

NA ADM107/17-18

Lieutenants' Passing Certificates, 1793-1794

ADM107/20

NA ADM107/20

Lieutenants' Passing Certificates, 1796

    ADM107/22

    NA ADM107/22

Lieutenant's Passing Certificates, 1798

ADM107/24

NA ADM107/24

Lieutenants' Passing Certificates, 1800

    ADM107/35

    NA ADM107/35

Lieutenants' Passing Certificates, 1806

ADM118/186-7

NA ADM118/186-7

Seniority List of Masters, 1780-1781

ADM118/190

NA ADM118/190

Seniority List of Masters, compiled from 1791

    ADM180/20

NA ADM180/20

List of Ships of the Navy, 1620-1764

ADM181/1

NA ADM181/1

Navy Estimates, 1708-1720

C66/various

NA C66/various

Letters Patent , various

Case 6311

AL/Case 6311

'Succession' lists, various

Harl1898

BL Harleian 1898

Revenue Papers &c., C17th

    MSS121/IX

    AL MSS 121/IX

Index to Corbett Papers

MSS121/8-9, 13

AL MSS121/8/9, 13

Corbett Papers, Vol.8 & 9, 13

MSS122 

AL MSS122

List of the Navy, 1712-1730

MSS193

AL MSS193

Navy Board Manuscript, 1736-1740

*MSS247/1-5

AL MSS247/1-5

Captain/Ship list, 1688-1832

*MSS248/1-2

AL MSS248/1-2

Ship/Captain list, 1688-c1730

MSS248/3-12

AL MSS248/3-12

Ship/Captain list, c1730-1859

    MSS279

    AL MSS279

Yard Ordinary (pay book), 1 April - 30 June, 1782

    MSS294

    AL MSS294

Shipwrecks of the RN, 1660-1850

    *MSS295

    AL MSS295

RN ships, additions & removals 1688-1725

    MSS297

    AL MSS297

List of  the Navy, 1697

MSS299

AL MSS299

Various ship refit/build lists, 1712 - 1730

    MSS300

    AL MSS300

Photocopy Progress & Dimension Books

    MSS301/1

    AL MSS 301/1

Manuscript Navy List, 1757-1759

    MSS301/3

    AL MSS 301/3

Manuscript Navy List, 1760-1762

    MSS301/4

    AL MSS301/4

Manuscript Navy List, 1761-1762

    MSS301/5

    AL MSS 301/5

Manuscript Navy List, 1766-1768

    MSS301/6

    AL MSS 301/6

Manuscript Navy List, 1769

    MSS301/8

    AL MSS 301/8

Manuscript Navy List, 1771-1772

    MSS301/9

    AL MSS 301/9

Manuscript Navy List, 1773-1774

    MSS301/10

    AL MSS 301/10

Manuscript Navy List, 1773-1776

    MSS301/12

    AL MSS 301/12

Manuscript Navy List, 1776-1777 

    MSS301/14

    AL MSS 301/14

Manuscript Navy List, 1777

    MSS301/15

    AL MSS 301/15

Manuscript Navy List, 1778-1779

    MSS301/17

    AL MSS 301/17

Manuscript Navy List, 1779-1783

    MSS301/18

    AL MSS 301/18

Manuscript Navy List, 1780-1783

    MSS301/19

    AL MSS 301/19

Manuscript Navy List, 1781

    MSS301/20

    AL MSS 301/20

Manuscript Navy List, 1781-1782

    MSS301/21

    AL MSS 301/21

Manuscript Navy List, 1783-1785

    MSS301/22

    AL MSS 301/22

Manuscript Navy List, 1792

    MSS301/24

    AL MSS 301/24

Manuscript Navy List, 1795-1800

    MSS301/25

    AL MSS 301/25

Manuscript Navy List, 1801-1807

    MSS301/26

    AL MSS 301/26

Manuscript Navy List, 1804-1810

    MSS301/27

    AL MSS 301/27

Manuscript Navy List, 1807-1810

    MSS301/28

    AL MSS 301/28

Manuscript Navy List, 1808-1816

    MSS301/35

    AL MSS301/35

Manuscript Navy List, 1829-1831

MSS301/41

AL MSS 301/41

Manuscript Navy List, 1817-1828

MSS301/45

AL MSS 301/45

Manuscript Navy List, 1848-1861

MSS301/49

AL MSS 301/49

Manuscript Navy List, 1841-1848

    *MSS302/1-2

    AL MSS 302/1-2

Manuscript List of the Navy, 1763-1782

    *MSS302/3-18

    AL MSS 302/3-15

Manuscript List of the Navy, 1784-1840

    MSS302/19-37

    AL MSS 302/16-37

Manuscript List of the Navy, 1841-1886

MSS307

AL MSS307

List of Captains, 1688-1716, (photocopy)

    MSS309

    AL MSS309

Dockyard Employees, 1842-1846

    MSS9567

    AL MSS9567

Obituary of Admirals

PROB11

NA PROB11

Probate Records

Stowe 478

BL Stowe 478

Revenue?, 1697-1698

 

Printed Sources

Short Title

Author

Title

    A&NGaz

    -

    Army & Navy Gazette [YY/Page]

AdmOiC

-

Admiralty Orders in Council

AnnReg

-

Annual Register

Beatson

Beatson, Robert

Political Index, Vol.2

Boards

Admiralty

Lists of Boards

Bramble

Bramble, James

Promotion & Retirement, Flag Officer & Captains ...

BWSail

Winfield, Rif

British Warships in the Age of Sail, 1603-1817

Burke

Burke

Burke's Landed Gentry

    Camp

    Campbell, Dr John

    Lives of the Admirals (1817)

CNavList

-

Complete List of Steam Ships, Steam Launches &c. 

CSPD

-

Calendar of State Papers, Domestic

Charnock

Charnock, John

Biographia Navalis

ChatDY

Crawshaw, James D

History of Chatham Dockyard

Clowes

Clowes, WL

The Royal Navy

Colledge

Colledge, JJ

Ships of the Royal Navy (1987 edition)

CSO

Syrett & DiNardo (ed.)

Commissioned Sea Officers, 1660-1815

DNB

-

Dictionary of National Biography

Day by Day

Sainsbury, AB

The Royal Navy Day by Day

    EICS

    Hardy, Charles

    Register of Ships ...EICS, 1760-1819

EICPeople

Farrington, Anthony

Biographical IX of EICS Maritime Officers, 1600-1834

EICShips

Farrington, Anthony

EIC Ships Journals & Logs, 1600-1834 

Entick

Entick, John

A New Naval History

FR

-

Family Research [see conventions]

GentMag

-

Gentleman's Magazine

Gt.Ships

Fox, Frank

Great Ships, Battlefleet of  Charles II

    Hardy

    Hardy, RA John

    List of Captains (London, 1779) [with MS additions]

JHC

-

Journal of the House of Commons/ Volumes as noted

Jackson

Jackson, Sir George, bt.

Naval Commissioners, 1660-1760

    James

    James, William

    Naval History of Great Britain (1837 edition)

LG

-

London Gazette

Losses

Hepper, David J

British Warship Losses, 1650-1859

LtPass

Pappalardo, B

RN Lieutenants' Passing Certificates

Marshall

Marshall, John

    Royal Naval Biography

May

May

Typescript of Dockyard Officers

    Med Off

    -

    Medical Officers (Seniority List - Year as noted)

    N&MG

    -

    Naval & Military Gazette [YY/Page]

NavChr

Gold, J (pub.)

Naval Chronicle, 1799-1817

    NavGaz

    Norie, JW

    Naval Gazetteer, Biographer ... (1842)

NB

Donnithorne, CH

The Navy Board, unpublished

NB/Hard

Harding, E

Naval Biography

NL - H

Haultain

Navy List, Haultain

NL - S

Steel

Navy List, Steel

NavalAd

Baugh, BA

Naval Administration,

NavBoard

Collinge, JM

Navy Board Officials

NavyList

-

Navy List, Official

O'Byrne

O'Byrne, Dr WR

Naval Biogrpahical Dictionary

    P&B1893

    Lodge, Edmund

    Peerage & Baronetage ...

Peerage

-

The Peerage of England Scotland & Ireland

Pepys MS

Tanner, JR(ed.)

Catalogue of Pepysian Manuscripts

    PP..../..

    -

    Parliamentary Papers (Year/Volume)

    PP/NE

    -

    Parliamentary Papers/Naval Estimates, 1810-1826

QA Navy

Merriman, Cdr RD(ed.)

Queen Anne's Navy

RM

Powell/Timings(eds.)

Rupert & Monck Letter Book

Ralfe

Ralfe, J

Naval Biography of Great Britain

Revell

Revell, AL

Haslar, The Royal Hospital (1984 edition)

RoyKal

-

Royal Kalendar (or Annual Register)

Sail Navy

Lyon, D

The Sailing Navy List

Sainty

Sainty, JC

Admiralty Officials, 1660-1870

Schomberg

Schomberg, I

Naval Chronology

    Sea Off

[Admiralty]

Sea Officers (Seniority List - Year as noted)

Serg

Merriman, Cdr RD(ed.)

The Sergison Papers

ShipofLine

Lavery, Brian

The Ship of the Line

    SHNC

    O'Byrne

    Sailord Home Journal & Naval Chronicle

SteamNL

Lyon, D & Winfield, R

The Sail  & Steam Navy List

SteelNC

Steel

Steel's Naval Chronologist

    Times

    -

    Times (London) [Day/Month/Page/Column]

TrafCD

Ayshford, D & P

Trafalgar Roll (CD)

    TRafR

    Mackenzie, Col. RH

    The Trafalgar Roll (Book)

    USJ

    -

    United Services Journal [YY/Part/Page]

    War Off

    [Admiralty]

    Warrant Officers (Seniority List - Year as noted)

Wrecks

Grocott, Terence

Shipwrecks of the Revolutionary ... Era


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