Sir Edward Le Cras

First Known Service1739CSORN
Last Known Service1776/12CSORN
Date of Death1784/04/04Burke

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
  Appointed Knight Batchelor 
1739 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
1739/12/11 LieutenantCSORN
1748/02/24 CommanderCSORN
1748/02/241752Trial (10), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1753/051755/02/04Otter (14), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1755/011755/02/04Winchester (50), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1755/02/04 CaptainCSORN
1755/02/041760Winchester (50), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1759/01/161759/01/19Attack on Martinique 
1759/01/201759/05/01Capture of Guadeloupe 
17601763Lion (60), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
17631763/03Buckingham (68), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1763/091766/04Kent (74), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
17681771/11Temeraire (74), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
17741776/04Somerset (68), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1776/031776/12Ocean (90), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714


CSORN Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
Burke A Genealogical and Heraldic Histoy of the Commoners of Great Britain and IrelandJohn BurkeDigital Book
RNLPC Royal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
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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