Lord William Waldegrave (8th Earl Waldegrave)

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
11.8.18011.1802Theseus (74), 1st Class VolunteerNBD1849
1.18021806Medusa (32), MidshipmanNBD1849
5.10.1804 Battle of Cape St Maria 
18066.1806Revenge (74), MidshipmanNBD1849
6.180628.7.1806Royal George (100), MidshipmanNBD1849
29.7.1806 LieutenantCSORN
29.7.180612.12.1808Sirius (36), LieutenantNBD1849
12.12.180811.4.1809Ocean (98), LieutenantNBD1849
11.4.180911.1809Ville de Paris (110), LieutenantNBD1849
2.12.1809 CommanderCSORN
22.6.18108.3.1811Melpomene (38), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
8.3.1811 CaptainCSORN
8.3.18115.4.1811Macedonian (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
10.8.1812 Married ElizabethNBD1849
7.2.18294.1832Seringapatam (46), Captain and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
9.5.18391842Revenge (76), Captain and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
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


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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