Sir Edward Le Cras

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1718ADM107/3
First Known Service19.2.1732/33CSORN
Last Known Service14.1.1778CSORN
Date of Death4.4.1784 - Bishops TeigntonBurke

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1. Appointed Knight Batchelor 
12.4.1739 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/338RNLPC
11.12.1739 Lieutenant ADM 6/15/240CSORN
11.12.173915.9.1740Scipio (8), Lieutenant ADM 6/15/240ADM 6/15
24.2.1747/48 Commander ADM 6/17/323CSORN
24.2.1747/484.12.1752Trial (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/323BWAS-1714
16.5.17534.2.1755Otter (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/69BWAS-1714
4.2.1755 Captain ADM 6/18/128CSORN
4.2.175523.7.1759Winchester (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/128BWAS-1714
16.1.175919.1.1759Attack on Martinique 
20.1.17591.5.1759Capture of Guadeloupe 
23.7.175931.8.1762Lion (58), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/209
Issued by Sir John Moore (1717/18-1779), Barbados
Commission confirmed 19.11.1760
29.3.176111.6.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle 
31.8.17622.3.1763Buckingham (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/434BWAS-1714
19.10.176319.4.1766Kent (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/545BWAS-1714
19.11.176722.5.1771Temeraire (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/184BWAS-1714
15.9.177331.3.1775Somerset (68), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/515BWAS-1714
31.3.177519.9.1776Ocean (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/82BWAS-1714
23.9.177714.1.1778Russell (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/316ADM 6/21


ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BurkeA Genealogical and Heraldic Histoy of the Commoners of Great Britain and IrelandJohn BurkeDigital Book
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive

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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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