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 George Anson

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George Anson

  • Birth 23 Apr 1697
  • Death 6 Jun 1762 Bath, Bath and North East Somerset Unitary Authority, Somerset, England
  • Burial Stafford, Stafford Borough, Staffordshire, England
  • Plot Family estate
  • Memorial ID 87329952

British Admiral. A figure of Royal Navy was appointed Commander of a mission to North America until 1735. In 1737 he was appointed Captain of Vessel and commander of the battleship Centurion; in 1740, on the eve of the War of the Austrian Succession, he obtained the command as Commodore of the squadron sent to attack Spanish possessions in South America. This mission was long and difficult and despite the loss of most of the fleet in the passage of Cape Horn and along the coasts of Chile he obtained several brilliant victories against the Spanish sailing in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. He commanded the fleet that defeated the French Admiral de la Jonquière at the First Battle of Cape Finisterre, capturing four ships of the line, two frigates and seven merchantmen; was appointed Rear Admiral and elevated to the peerage as Lord Anson, Baron of Soberton, in the County of Southampton, ending his career as First Lord of the Admiralty.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 87329952
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Anson (23 Apr 1697–6 Jun 1762), Find A Grave Memorial no. 87329952, citing Shugborough Hall, Stafford, Stafford Borough, Staffordshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .