Browse by Records Creators

Byng, John, (1704-1757), Admiral

This page summarises records created by this Person

The summary includes a brief description of the collection(s) (usually including the covering dates of the collection), the name of the archive where they are held, and reference information to help you find the collection.

Surname: Byng
Forenames: John
Gender: Male
Date: 1704-1757
History: Naval officer: Lieutenant 1722; Captain [Gibraltar] 1727; accompanied fishing fleet to Newfoundland 1742; Rear Admiral 1745; Admiral of the Red 1756. Court martialled and executed 1757 for failure to relieve Port Mahon.
Biography: ODNB link for Byng, John (1704-1757) Admiral
References: Oxford DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P276064 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P153170 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for John Byng
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
10 May 1748: Bedford to Byng informing him that cessation of hostilities by land is to be effected...
The National Archives, Kew
11 October 1747: Saxe to Cumberland, protesting at the delay in the return of the French prisoners....
The National Archives, Kew
23 June 1748: Cumberland to Sandwich: he agrees with Sandwich that a mistake has been made, and on...
The National Archives, Kew
10 May 1748: To Cumberland from Newcastle: his concern that Cumberland has not received his last. He...
The National Archives, Kew
21 May 1748: Cumberland to Newcastle, enclosing a dispatch from Sandwich, expressing satisfaction at...
The National Archives, Kew
1660-1755: corresp, Admiralty and family papers
Collection held privately: enquiries to The National Archives, Archives Sector Development
NRA 29879 Byng
1757: papers re expedition against the French Toulon Fleet
British Library, Manuscript Collections
letters to
Bute Archive at Mount Stuart
NRA 15459 Crichton-Stuart
1756: misc corresp
National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive
NRA 30121 Nat Maritime Mus
1747-48: corresp with Vice-Admiral Medley and James Howe
East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service
NRA 13468 Grimston

See HMC [61] Du Cane (Grimston) MSS
1717-18: letters to Lord Polwarth
National Records of Scotland (formerly National Archives of Scotland)
See HMC Polwarth MSS I