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Royal Naval Biography/James, Bartholomew


BARTHOLOMEW JAMES, Esq
[Post-Captain of 1798.]

This officer was made a Lieutenant May 6, 1779; commanded a letter of marque belonging to Jamaica, at the commencement of the French revolutionary war; and served as an Agent of Transports, at the capture of Martinique, in 1794; after which he joined the Boyne, a second rate, bearing the flag of Sir John Jervis. In 1797, we find him commanding El Corso of 18 guns, on the Mediterranean station; and in the following year, conducting the Canopus, (late Franklin) one of Lord Nelson’s prizes, from Gibraltar to England. His post commission bears date Dec. 24, 1798. At the renewal of hostilities in 1803, he was appointed to a command in the Sea Fencible service on the coast of Cornwall. His youngest daughter is the lady of Captain T. B. Sulivan, R.N. C.B.

Agent.– John Chippendale, Esq.