Open main menu

Royal Naval Biography/Bastard, John


JOHN BASTARD, Esq.
M.P. for Dartmouth.
[Post-Captain of 1807.]

Was made a Lieutenant April 6, 1804; and promoted to the rank of Commander May 22, 1806. His post commission bears date Oct. 12, 1807.

When commanding the Rattlesnake sloop of war, on the East India station. Captain Bastard chased la Bellone French frigate-built privateer into the hands of Captain Robert Plamplin, by whom she was captured July 9, 1806[1].

At the commencement of the late war with America, we find him commanding the Africa 64, bearing the flag of Vice-Admiral Sawyer, on the Halifax station. He married, Oct, 7, 1817, Frances, eldest daughter and co-heiress of the late Benjamin Wade, of New Grange, Yorkshire, Esq.

Agent.– J. Copland, Esq.