Francis Geary (1709 - 1796) MP

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Biographical Summary

"Francis Geary, of Polesden in Great Bookham, co. Surrey, Admiral of the White, s. of Francis Geaet, of Cheddiugton, Bucks, and Aroall Magna, Salop, by Judith, da. and h. of Robert Barber, Citizen of London, was bap. 14 Oct. 1709 ; entered the Naval Service, 1727 ; Lieut., 1734 ; Capt., 1742 ; Rear- Admiral of the White, 1758 ; Vice-Admiral of the Blue, 1762 ; and of the Red, 1770, being then Commander-in-Chief at Portsmouth ; Admiral of the Blue, 1775, and of the White, 1778 ; was for some months, in 1780, in command of the Channel Fleet, but retired from ill-health, and, having in his earlier career (though he never had the opportunity of distinguishing himself in any great action), effected several gallant captures, was cr. a Baronet, 17 Aug. 1782. He m. 20 Sep. 1748 (settlement 3 Sep.), Mary, da. of Philip Bartholomew, of Oxonhoath in West Peckham, and of West Mailing, both co. Kent, and only child by his 2d wife, Mary, da. of Leonard Thomas, of Lamberhurst, Kent. She d. 20 Aug. 1778. He d. 7 Feb. 1796, aged 86, both being bur. at Great Bookham. Will dat. 14 Feb. 1792, pr. 1 March 1796."

SOURCE: Complete baronetage; Cokayne, George E. (George Edward); 1906; Vol. V; page 225,_1st_Baronet

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Admiral Sir Francis Geary, 1st Baronet's Timeline

October 14, 1709
Age 47
February 7, 1796
Age 87