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Lord William Waldegrave (8th Earl Waldegrave)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1788CSORN
First Known Service11.8.1801CSORN
FatherGeorge Waldegrave, 4th Earl WaldegraveW025
MotherElizabeth Laura WaldegraveRNB1823
WifeElizabeth Whithead (d.1843) - Married 10.8.1812W025
WifeMrs Sarah Milward (nee Whitear) - Married 8.12.1846NBD1849
Last Known Service1.10.1846CSORN
Date of Death24.10.1859CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
11.8.18011.1802
Theseus (74) 1786-1814
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, 1st Class Volunteer
NBD1849
1.18021806
Medusa (32) 1801-1816
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Midshipman
NBD1849
5.10.1804 Battle of Cape St Maria 
18066.1806
Revenge (74) 1805-1849
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
NBD1849
6.180628.7.1806
Royal George (100) 1788-1822
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
NBD1849
29.7.1806 LieutenantCSORN
29.7.180612.12.1808
Sirius (36) 1797-1810
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Lieutenant
NBD1849
12.12.180811.4.1809
Ocean (98) 1805-1819
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant
NBD1849
11.4.180911.1809
Ville de Paris (110) 1795-1845
British 110 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant
NBD1849
2.12.1809 CommanderCSORN
22.6.18108.3.1811
Melpomene (38) 1794-1815
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
8.3.1811 CaptainCSORN
8.3.18115.4.1811
Macedonian (38) 1810-1812
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
10.8.1812 Married ElizabethNBD1849
7.2.18294.1832
Seringapatam (46) 1819-1873
British 46 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
NBD1849
9.5.18391842
Revenge (76) 1805-1849
British 76 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
NBD1849
3.11.1840 Bombardment of Acre 
18.12.1840 Appointed Companion of the Order of the BathNBD1849
10.2.1842 Awarded the Captain's Good Service PensionNBD1849
28.9.1846 Succeeded as 8th Earl WaldegraveNBD1849
1.10.1846 Superannuated Rear-AdmiralW025
8.12.1846 Married SarahNBD1849

Notes on Officer


BiographyRNB1823

Fourth son of George, fourth Earl Waldegrave, by his first cousin, Elizabeth Laura, eldest daughter of James the second Earl, and half sister to H.R.H. the present Duke of Gloucester.

This officer obtained the rank of Lieutenant July 29, 1806, and commanded a division of boats at the capture and destruction of a French convoy, in the Bay of Rosas, Nov. 1, 1809. On the 29th of the same month he arrived at the Admiralty with despatches from Lord Collingwood, and three days afterwards he appears to have been promoted. His post commission bears date Mar. 8, 1611.

Captain Waldegrave married, July 1812, Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Samuel Whitbread, Esq. M.P. by whom he has several children.




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