Works about William Bligh

Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1754/09/09 William Bligh is born at Tinten Manor St Tudy (possibly Plymouth), the only son of Francis Bligh (died 27 Dec 1780) and his wife Jane Pearce, a widow whose maiden name was Balsam. Born Tinten Manor Farmhouse St Tudy
1754/10/04 William Bligh is probably baptized at St Andrew's Church, Plymouth where his parents were married, 3 November 1753. Faith Church Of St Andrew Plymouth
1762/00/00 William Bligh becomes the Captain's personal servant on board the HMS Monmouth. Work
1770/00/00 William Bligh joins the Royal Navy and serves on HMS Hunter. Work
1771/00/00 Bligh serves as Midshipman on HMS Crescent and HMS Ranger. Work
1778/11/26 HMS Resolution sights Maui on 26 November. Lt William Bligh maps the coastline. After eight weeks of sailing along the coast, they could not find a suitable harbor and depart. Sailing Master Third Voyage of James Cook
1779/01/17 The Resolution and Discovery sight Kealakekua Bay on the morning of January 17, 1779. Sailing Master Kealakekua Bay Historical District Captain Cook Third Voyage of James Cook
1779/02/14 Captain James Cook is killed at Kealakekua Bay by Hawaiian natives. Sailing Master Kealakekua Bay Historical District Captain Cook Third Voyage of James Cook
1781/02/14 Bligh meets his future wife at the parish church of Onchan, Isle of Man (razed). Groom
1787/12/23 THE BOUNTY, a three year old merchant ship, sets sail from Spithead with a mission to transport breadfruit from Tahiti to the West Indies. Captain Gilkicker Point Hampshire Breadfruit Mutiny on the HMS Bounty
1789/04/28 Lt William Bligh with a 18-man crew, is force to sail for the East Indian island of Timor in an 23-foot launch. Captain Mutiny on the HMS Bounty
1789/06/14 After fending off starvation and murderous Polynesian natives during a hazardous 3,600-mile voyage, Bligh and his crew arrive at Coupang on the Island of Timor. Captain Timor Island Mutiny on the HMS Bounty
1793/00/00 Captain William Bligh brings the ackee from Jamaica to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England. Explorer Kew Gardens, London Richmond, London Ackee
1793/00/00 Captain William Bligh brings the ackee from Jamaica to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England. Explorer Kew Gardens, London Greater London Ackee
1801/04/02 Captain Bligh commands HMS Glatton at the battle of Copenhagen. He is later commended for bravery by Admiral Nelson. Captain Copenhagen Denmark
1812/00/00 William Bligh moves into the Manor House, Farningham, Kent. Home The Manor House Farningham
1817/12/07 Admiral William Bligh dies of cancer on Bond St, London, England Died Admiral William Bligh Residence Bond Street
1817/12/15 Admiral William Bligh is buried In St Mary's Churchyard. His tomb was built c 1817 of Coade stone. In Memoriam Tomb Of Admiral Bligh In St Mary's Churchyard Church Of St Mary
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