Edward Wheeler

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service23.1.1741/42CSORN
Last Known Service6.11.1754CSORN
Date of Death1.4.1761CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
23.1.1741/42 Lieutenant ADM 6/16/304CSORN
17.12.1743 Dismissed from the ship Grafton for disobeyng ordersADM 12/27B
5.7.1748 Captain ADM 6/17/473CSORN
23.7.17484.11.1748Boston (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/473
Issued by Charles Watson (1714-1757)
Commission confirmed 3.7.1749
ADM 6/17
11.9.17516.11.1754Sphinx (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/12BWAS-1714
1.7.17551.4.1761Isis (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/177BWAS-1714
19.3.1759 Action of 19 March 1759 
3.7.1759 Bombardment of Le Havre 
1.4.1761 Isis vs L'Oriflamme 


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 12/27BADM 12-27B - Royal Navy Black Book Vol I Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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Posted by Barbara Rich on Saturday 12th of January 2019 18:12

Captain Edward Wheeler was also appointed as Regulating Captain in Newcastle between March and June 1755, holding his Rendezvous at the Sun on the Quay. He was strongly supported by the Mayor and magistracy, as the city corporation offered volunteers a further 20s bounty above the £3 offered by the Crown, but was not so warmly welcomed by those liable to impressment into naval service.

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