Charles Saunders

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1713ODNB
First Known Service17.10.1727TRN3
FatherAmbrose SaundersCCSU
MotherAnn BentleyCCSU
WifeMiss Buck - Married 1751ODNB
SisterAnn [Kinsey]CCSU
Last Known Service1773TRN3
Date of Death7.12.1775 - Spring Gardens,, London CSORN
Cause of DeathGoutTRN3

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1.12.172914.8.1730Seahorse (20), Midshipman ADM 107/3/250ADM107/3
30.9.17318.11.1734Hector (40), Midshipman ADM 107/3/250ADM107/3
7.6.1734 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/250ODNB
8.11.1734 Lieutenant ADM 6/14/197B051
25.6.173914.8.1739Sunderland (60), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/15/192ADM 6/15
19.2.1740/41 Commander ADM 6/16/186ADM 6/16
19.2.1740/4125.9.1741Trial (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/186
Commission confirmed 1.6.1743
26.9.1741 Captain ADM 6/16/186B051
26.9.174128.11.1743Trial Prize (8), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/185
Commission confirmed 1.6.1743
ADM 6/16
11.1742 Returned to England from Macau with Anson's dispatches, traveling in a Swedish merchant ship; he arrived in late May 1743ODNB
1.6.1743 Dates of commissioning as commander and captain confirmed by the Admiralty.ODNB
29.11.174319.12.1743Plymouth (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/242ODNB
20.12.174310.2.1744/45Sapphire (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/251BWAS-1714
11.2.1744/4521.3.1744/45Sandwich (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/438ADM 6/16
22.3.1744/454.2.1746/47Gloucester (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/458BWAS-1714
26.8.17479.11.1747Yarmouth (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/261BWAS-1714
14.10.1747 2nd Battle of Cape Finisterre 
25.12.174729.11.1748Tiger (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/302BWAS-1714
6.4.175020.4.1754Elected a Member of Parliament for PlymouthHPO
26.9.1751 Married Miss BuckODNB
2.17521754Appointed Commander-in-Chief — NewfoundlandODNB
18.2.1751/5223.1.1753Penzance (44), Commodore and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/25BWAS-1714
18.4.17547.12.1775Elected a Member of Parliament for HedonODNB
16.1.175528.1.1755Yarmouth (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/121ADM 6/18
28.1.175525.11.1755Prince (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/125BWAS-1714
25.11.175524.6.1756Appointed Comptroller of the NavyOHMB7
4.6.1756 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/18/275ADM 6/18
3.12.17565.1757Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean SeaW029
5.4.1757 Commanded the British Squadron at the Action of April 5 1757 
5.17571759Saint George (90), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
13.7.1758 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/18/525ADM 6/18
18.10.175826.1.1763Neptune (90), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
11.1758 Ramillies (90), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
1759 Somerset (68), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
16.1.175919.1.1759Attack on Martinique 
20.1.17591.5.1759Capture of Guadeloupe 
14.2.1759 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/19/36NL1865-3
28.4.17601763Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean Sea ADM 6/19/161EWIKI
16.5.1761 Appointed Companion of the Order of the BathTKE1
26.9.176210.5.1763Blenheim (90), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
21.10.1762 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/19/445NL1865-3
15.9.176510.12.1766Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyOHMB
10.9.17667.12.1775Appointed Privy CounsellorHPO
15.9.176611.12.1766Appointed First Lord of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
18.10.1770 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/20/302NL1865-3
23.4.1773 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean Sea ADM 6/20/490ADM 6/20


ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
CCSUThe Captain Cook Society Web Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume VJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
OHMB7Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 7: Navy Board Officials 1660-1832J.M. CollingeWeb Site
W029Seven Years War ProjectRichard CoutureWeb Site
NL1865-3The Navy List 1865 - MarchThe AdmiraltyDigital Book
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book
OHMBOffice-Holders in Modern BritainSir John SaintyWeb Site
OHMB4Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4: Admiralty Officials 1660-1870J.C. SaintyWeb Site
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Friday 4th of August 2017 14:28

Wikipedia possibly has the corrected birth date, but either you are confusing him with someone else or the memorial is wrong for his date of death.
A quick check on the Westminster Abbey site gives a dead of death agreeing with that in the data, 7th Dec 1775.

Posted by Tony Willoughby on Friday 4th of August 2017 10:00

Wikipedia has his date of birth as 19.9.11 and his memorial in Westminster Abbe=y has his date of death as 21 November 1761

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