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    Hi All,

    Wondered if you would be able to help or point me in the right direction.

    Henry Athawes born 1720 Boxley, Kent, died 1747 at Sea (I'm guessing!) I have his Will and he says he is a Mariner serving on HMS Dreadnought.

    Does anyone have any idea where I might find some more information about the HMS Dreadnought for the 1747ish area? Or some records regarding to Henry's service?

    What was going on in 1747? Were we at war with France or America?? My history knowledge of that time is lacking!

    Thanks in advance

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    The London Gazette

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/all-notices

    Searching for "dreadnought" using date filters for the period 01/01/1740-31/12/1747 returns half a dozen hits.
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    The Court and City Register 1747 ..... IV. Lists of the Army and Navy

    Rate. - 3
    G.(uns) - 60
    M.(en) - 400
    Ship's Name - Dreadnought
    Commander - Bodrick

    The publication also mentions a Privateer named Dreadnought (no description) which may be amongst the London Gazette hits.
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    Google "the chronological historian george II 1826". Of hits returned select https://books.google.uk/books?id=12roo.... etc etc

    Use search box "Go" to search for Dreadnought - mentioned on page 3.
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    google "the minutes of a court martial held on board his majesty's ship the lenox ...", select the google book version and search inside. I think it refers to an action (or lack of?) in 1744.
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