Sir Samuel Cornish, 1st Baronet
|Sir Samuel Cornish|
|Died||30 October 1770|
|Allegiance||Kingdom of Great Britain|
|Commands held||HMS Namur
HMS Stirling Castle
East Indies Station
|Battles/wars||War of Jenkins' Ear
Seven Years' War
Sir Samuel Cornish, 1st Baronet (c. 1715 – 30 October 1770) was a British naval commander who fought in the Seven Years' War and conquered Manila on 6 October 1762.
Cornish joined the Navy in 1728, and having been promoted to lieutenant in 1739, he served at Cartagena in 1741. In 1742 he became flag captain of HMS Namur under Vice-Admiral Thomas Mathews and served with him in the Mediterranean. He was given command of HMS Guernsey later that year and commissioned HMS Stirling Castle in 1755. In 1758 he transferred to HMS Union.
Seven Years' War
In 1759 Samuel Cornish took part in some battles against the French. When Spain entered the war early in 1762 Cornish was appointed Commander of an East Indies Squadron, who, together with soldiers of the 79th Regiment under William Draper were ordered to attack the Spaniards in the Philippines.
He saw no further service after this battle. He became vice-admiral in October 1762, was MP for New Shoreham between 1765 and 1770 and was created a baronet in 1766, a title which became extinct upon his death.
- Sir Samuel Cornish at Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- "Cornish; Sir; Samuel (- 1770)". Royal Society\accessdate = 25 June 2016.
- Tofte Manor, Sharnbrook, in Bedfordshire Archived 28 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
|Parliament of Great Britain|
The Lord Pollington
The Viscount Midleton
|Member of Parliament for New Shoreham
With: The Lord Pollington 1765–1768
Peregrine Cust 1768–1770
|Baronetage of Great Britain|
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