Dictionary of Indian Biography/Bickerton, Sir Richard, Baronet

BICKERTON, SIR RICHARD, BARONET (1727–1792)

Entered the Navy, 1739: served in the W. Indies, the Mediterranean, the Channel, again the W. Indies and Channel: knighted, 1773: Baronet, May, 1778: in the battle of Ushant, July, 1778: to the E. Indies as commodore, 1782–4: at the action off Cuddalore, June, 1783: C. in C. at the Leeward Islands: Vice-Admiral, 1790: Port Admiral at Ply- mouth till his death, Feb. 25, 1792: M.P. for Rochester.