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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

English Captain: John Votiere

John Votiere served in the Restoration navy. John Votiere was promoted to captain on 16 June 1667. In 1667, he was appointed captain of the Swann fireship. Later in 1667, he commanded the Elizabeth and Mary. In 1672, he commanded the Hardereen fireship. In 1673, he commanded the Katherine fireship. On 14 September 1674, the King appointed him to command the Ann & Christopher. On 12 July 1677, the King appointed him to command the Holmes fireship. The commissioners appointed him, on 14 July 1683, to command the Richmond yacht. On 1 April 1685, the King appointed him to command the Kingfisher ketch. He was retired on 5 April 1693. Sources:
  1. David Syrett, R. L. DiNardo, The Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy 1660-1815, 1994.
  2. J.R. Tanner, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Naval Manuscripts in the Pepysian Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge, Vol.I, 1903.

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