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Thomas Davers
Thomas Davers by Enoch Seeman
Born 1689
Died 16 September 1746
Allegiance  Kingdom of Great Britain
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS Seaford
HMS Solebay
HMS Adventure
HMS Dolphin
HMS Grafton
HMS Deptford
HMS Stirling Castle
HMS Duke
Jamaica Station

Vice Admiral Thomas Davers (1689 – 16 September 1746) was a Royal Navy officer who served as Commander-in-Chief of the Jamaica Station.

Naval career

Born the third son of Sir Robert Davers, 2nd Baronet, Davers was promoted to post captain in January 1713 on appointment to the command of the sixth-rate HMS Seaford.[1] He transferred to the command of the sixth-rate HMS Solebay in August 1718, of the fifth-rate HMS Adventure in 1719 and of the fifth-rate HMS Dolphin in 1728.[1] He went on to take the command of the third-rate HMS Grafton in March 1734, of the fourth-rate HMS Deptford in October 1734 and of the third-rate HMS Grafton again in October 1739.[1] After that he took the command of the third-rate HMS Stirling Castle in May 1742 and of the second-rate HMS Duke in July 1743.[1]

Davers served as Commander-in-Chief of the Jamaica Station, with his flag in the third-rate HMS Cornwall, from 1744[2] until he died of yellow fever in Jamaica on 16 September 1746.[3] He married Catherine Smithson with whom he lived at Horringer Hall at Horringer in Suffolk.[4]

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Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Chaloner Ogle
Commander-in-Chief, Jamaica Station
1744–1746
Succeeded by
Cornelius Mitchell

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