Staffordshire at Sea

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Letter from Rear Admiral George Bridges Rodney to Anson giving an account of the taking of Fort Royal, Martinique, 10 February 1762.

In 1761 Rodney was given command of the Leeward Islands and the Marlborough as his flagship. He combined with General Robert Monkton’s fleet to capture Martinique in February 1762, followed by St. Lucia, Grenada, and St. Vincent.

(© Staffordshire Record Office: D615/P(S)/1/10/36a-c)

Admiral George Anson (1697-1762) Sir John Leveson (1555-1615) George Legge, Baron Dartmouth (c1647-1691) Richard Drakeford (c1709-1757) John Jervis, Earl St. Vincent (1735-1823) Introduction