Capt. Richard Trevanion
Naval officer; held 16 commissions between 1665 and 1688.
12 May 2013, 1:45 p.m. - Bill
TREVANION, Richard,—was appointed, by prince Rupert and the duke of Albemarle, on the 3d of July 1666, to command the Marmaduke, and was soon afterwards removed into the Dartmouth. In 1670 he was appointed to the Richmond; and in 1672, first to the Bonadventure, and afterwards to the Dreadnought. On the 9th of March 1674 he returned into his old ship the Dartmouth. On the 22d of April 1675 he was made captain of the Jersey; and six days afterwards, that is to say, on the 28th of the same month, was removed into the Yarmouth. On the 21st of July 1677 he was appointed commander of the Saudadoes. He quitted this ship, on the 12th of May following, for the Montague, but returned back to the Saudadoes on the 26th of October in the same year. He was re-commissioned twice afterwards to the same ship, first on the 22d of October 1681, and secondly on the 2d of April 1685. At the time of the duke of Monmouth's invasion he was made commodore of a small squadron sent to intercept the ships which had conveyed the duke to England. In this expedition he was very successful. Arriving off Lime on the 20th of June 1685, he there captured two small ships of war, the naval force that assisted in the expedition, and two transports, on board which he found forty barrels of powder, and other stores, the loss of which most grievously distressed the unfortunate duke. On the 22d of April 1687, he was made captain of the Hampshire; and lastly, when the terrors of the approaching invasion induced James to fit out a formidable fleet, he was, on the 17th of September 1688, appointed to the Henrietta. Strongly attached to the cause and person of king James, he was one of those who were entrusted with the secret of his escape, and to whom the particular mode of conducting it was afterwards confided. He accompanied his exiled sovereign to France, and attended him to Ireland. Inattentive to his country's welfare, the patron and friend of his posterity he deserted not in his distress. The time of his death is not known.
---Biographia Navalis. J. Charnock, 1794.
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