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Records of Admiral Robert Fairfax
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Records of Admiral Robert Fairfax

  • UL3
  • fonds
  • 1695-1725

Log books, including assorted papers relating to Fairfax’s naval career and entries relating to his part at the Battle of Malaga and reduction of Barcelona and Gibraltar,1695-1705; order book, 1694-1706.

Fairfax, Robert, 1666-1725, Admiral

Log Book

On the verso of each folio is a table giving the month and the day of the year, weekday, morning, noon and night (wind directions), courses sailed, distance run in miles, latitude corrected, longitude corrected, meridian distance, bearings and dis...

HMS Cornwall

HMS Cornwall 16 December 1696 to 1st April 1698; at anchorage at Spithead, Torbay, Cork, Gillingham and Chatham and cruising in the soundings and off Ushant. Service under Admirals Benbow, Mitchell, Rooke and Aylmer.

Log Book and papers bound with it

The Log Book covers the period 1699-1705 (folios 1-158). On the verso of each folio is a table giving the month and the day of the year, weekday, morning, noon and night (wind directions), courses sailed, distance run in miles, latitude corrected,...

HMS Severn

HMS Severn - 8th May 1699 - 21st September 1700, at Spithead, the Nore, Sheerness, Torbay, the Down, the Soundings, cruising in home waters and off Copenhagen. Service under Admirals Shovell, Hopson and Rooke.

HMS Berwick

HMS Berwick at anchorage at Portsmouth, Spithead, the Nore Chatham and off Lisbon. Took part in the landing at Lisbon. Took part in the landing at Barcelona, the capture of Gibraltar and the Battle of Malaga. Service under Admiral Rooke.

Appointments

Appointments relating to various volunteers serving in Fairfax's ships Newark, Cornwall, Severn, Cambridge, Somerset, Restoration and Torbay.

Warrant for a Court Martial

Warrant from Prince George of Denmark, Lord High Admiral concerning the trial of Captian Temple, of HMS Advice (prize), for irregularities complained of by Robert Saunders of the same ship. Addressed to Fairfax as commander of HMS Albemarle and Co...

Warrant for a Court Martial

Warrant from Prince George of Denmark, Lord High Admiral., concerning the trial of Lieutenant Ward of HMS Canterbury for beating and abusing the master of the ship. Addressed to Fairfax, 11th June 1707. Includes record of the court proceedings for...

General list of Captains of HM fleet

With dates from which they are allowed to take post. Appended is a list of masters and commanders of HM ships who have not taken post as Captains, with the dates of their first commissions. Issued 18 August 1704.

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