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Elliott, John

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Title Vice-Admiral (RN)
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Birth (nk) Death 20/09/1808
Place (nk) Place Mouth Teviot
Area Scotland Area Scotland
Country UK Country UK
He was the son of Sir Gilbert Elliot.
Military Service
He was appointed as a Lieutenant RN (With seniority dated 04/1756). In 1757 he served in HMS Royal William. In 1760, Elliot was responsible for destroying a French squadron off the coast of Ireland. The following year he served in HMS Chichester in the Mediterranean where he stayed until the Treaty of Paris in 1763. From 1763 to 1771 he commanded guard ships at Plymouth, and in 04/1777, he transported Commissioners to North America to negotiate with the rebel colonies. In 1786, Elliot was commissioned as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Newfoundland. His term lasted three years. In 1790 he was promoted to Vice-Admiral RN. He became an Admiral RN in 1795.
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MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
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