Charles Saunders


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

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17.10.17273.1730/31Seahorse (20), MidshipmanODNB
3.1730/318.11.1734Hector (40), MidshipmanODNB
7.6.1734 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationODNB
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
BWAS-1714
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
18.2.175223.1.1753Penzance (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
1.17575.1757Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean SeaEWIKI
5.4.1757 Commanded the British Squadron at the Action of 5th April 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
10.17581762Neptune (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
17621763Blenheim (90), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
21.10.1762 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/19/445NL1865-3
176515.9.1766Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyHPO
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

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
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 SmithWeb Site
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
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
NL1865-3The Navy List 1865 - MarchThe AdmiraltyDigital Book
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book
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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