Sir Edward Le Cras

NationalityBritish 
RolesSailor 
First Known Service1709/12/11 
Date of Death1784/04/04Burke
Place of DeathBishops TeigntonBurke

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
Appointed Knight Batchelor,   
Lieutenant, 1739/12/11W032
Commander, 1748/02/24W032
1748/02/241752Trial As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1753/051755/02/04Otter As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1755/011755/02/04Winchester As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
Captain, 1755/02/04W032
1755/02/041760Winchester As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1759/01/161759/01/19Attack on MartiniqueBWAS-1714
1759/01/201759/05/01Capture of GuadeloupeBWAS-1714
17601763Lion As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
17631763/03Buckingham -> 1777 Grampus As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1763/091766/04Kent As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
17681771/11Temeraire As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
17741776/04Somerset As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1776/031776/12Ocean As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714

Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
Burke A genealogical and heraldic histoy of the commoners of Great Britain and IrelandJohn BurkeDigital Book
W032 Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
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Posted by Philip Stevens on Friday 30th of December 2016 14:46

A search through the Burney C17 and C18 newspapers shows Edward Le Cras on the Kent, Temeraire, and Somerset at the dates shown above; then the Russell (1777); then as a commissioner; and then likely to become an admiral (1787). There is no reference to a knighthood, and he is recorded as dying in Rathbone Place in 1793, not Bishop's Teignton in 1784. It is just possible there were two naval officers of this name.

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