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Tiddeman, Captain Richard (c 1702-1762)


Reference code(s): GB 0064 TID

Held at: National Maritime Museum

Title: Tiddeman, Captain Richard (c 1702-1762)

Date(s): [1698-1762]

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 2 1/2ft; 76cm

Name of creator(s): Tiddeman | Richard | c 1702-1762 | Captain


Administrative/Biographical history:

Tiddeman was promoted to lieutenant in 1732. He served successively in the WOLF (West Indies 1732), the RUPERT (West Indies and the Channel, 1733 to 1734), the PRINCESS AMELIA (1734 to 1735), and BUCKINGHAM (1735 to 1736), the last two being off Portugal. He was then sent to North America in the PHEONIX (1737-42). He commanded the DEAL CASTLE and the FAME in the West Indies from 1744, until 1745 when he was promoted to captain. In 1745 he went to the ELTHAM, taking her out to the East Indies in 1747. On his return to England in 1750 he became Captain of the HARWICH. In 1758 he was sent again to the East Indies in the GRAFTON to reinforce Sir George Pocock's (q.v.) squadron. He transferred to the ELIZABETH in 1759 and became second-in-command of the Station in 1761. He was commodore of the expedition against Manila in 1762, but was drowned the morning after the surrender when his barge capsized.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Richard Tiddeman, consisting of logs, 1729 to 1762, account books, 1745 to 1762, and ships' muster rolls, 1743 to 1749. There is also an account book of an unidentified merchant in Bristol, 1698 to 1724.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Please contact the Archive for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

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Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue online at the: National Maritime Museum website .


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were presented by Tiddeman's great-granddaughter, Miss G. Spenser Tiddeman, in 1937.



Archivist's note: Edited by Sarah Drewery, Oct 2011.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: 2010-08-26

Merchants | Mercantile personnel | Personnel | People by occupation | People
Naval affairs | Military affairs | Military science | Social sciences
Ships logs | Primary documents | Documents | Information sources

Personal names
Tiddeman | Richard | c 1702-1762 | Captain

Corporate names

Bristol | Avon | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe