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Grey, Captain Sir George (1767-1828)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0064 GRE/1-20
Held at: National Maritime Museum
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Full title: Grey, Captain Sir George (1767-1828)
Date(s): [1795-1815]
Level of description: Subfonds
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Extent: 2ft; 61cm
Name of creator(s): Grey | Sir | George | 1767-1828 | Knight | Captain


Administrative/Biographical history:

Grey was made a lieutenant in 1781 and served in the West Indies and in home waters In 1793 he was promoted to captain and commanded the BOYNE, in which Sir John Jervis had his flag. The BOYNE was lost through fire at Spithead in 1795 but Grey was acquitted of responsibility at his court martial. From 1795 to 1797 he was Captain of the VICTORY, in which Jervis again had his flag, and was present at the battle of Cape St Vincent in 1797. Later in the same year he took command of the VILLE DE PARIS but left the ship at the end of 1798. In April 1800 he returned to the VILLE DE PARIS, once again as Jervis' Flag Captain, and served in her until March 1801. He then commanded the Royal Yachts In 1804 he was appointed Commissioner of Sheerness Dockyard and in 1806 was transferred to Portsmouth Dockyard where he remained until his death. He was created a baronet in 1814.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir George Grey. They consist of logs, 1795 to 1798 and 1800 to 1801, letter and order books, 1795 to 1801, and an order book, 1795 to 1801. There are some loose papers, including an account of the loss of the BOYNE and of Grey's court martial. In addition, there are extracts copied from the journal of Sir George Rooke (1650-1709), 1692 to 1704; a volume of copies of General James Wolfe's (1727-1759) orders issued in 1759; and a volume with copies of correspondence exchanged between Admiral Sir Benjamin Hallowell and General Donkin (1773-1841) concerning a proposed duel, 1813 to 1815.

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Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue online at the: National Maritime Museum website .

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were presented in 1945 by Captain Sir Cecil Graves, nephew of Lord Grey of Fallodon, and great-great-grandson of Sir George Grey.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Edited by Sarah Drewery, Jun 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.

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