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Sir William Cornwallis


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth20.2.1744CSORN
First Known Service1755CSORN
FatherCharles, 1st Earl Cornwallis (1700-1762)ref:676
MotherElizabeth Townshendref:676
SisterMary [Whitbread] (1736-1770)E-WIKI
BrotherCharles KG PC, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805)HPO
BrotherHon. Henry (1740-61)HPO
BrotherJames, 4th Earl Cornwallis (1743-1824)E-WIKI
SisterElizabeth [Southwell] (d.1796)E-WIKI
SisterCharlotte [Madan] (d.1794)HPO
Cousin
James CornwallisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1790
ref:676
Last Known Service12.1.1807CSORN
Date of Death5.7.1819CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
17551757
Newark (80) 1747-1787
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
ref:676
8.175710.1757Louisbourg Expedition 
1758 
Kingston (60) 1740-1762
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
ref:676
6.6.175827.7.1758The Siege of Louisbourg 
175912.1760
Dunkirk (60) 1754-1792
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
ref:676
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
12.17605.4.1761
Neptune (90) 1756-1816
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
ref:676
6.4.1761 LieutenantADM 6/19
6.4.176112.7.1762
Thunderer (74) 1760-1780
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Fifth Lieutenant ADM 6/19/422
Issued by
Charles SaundersBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1727-1773
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 12.7.1762
ref:676
17.7.1761 Action of 17th July 1761 
12.7.1762 Commanderref:676
12.7.176214.10.1762
Wasp (8) 1749-1781
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/422
BWAS-1714
14.10.176222.11.1764
Swift (14) 1763-1770
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/443
BWAS-1714
20.4.1765 CaptainADM 6/20
20.4.176529.5.1766
Prince Edward (44) 1745-1766
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/72
BWAS-1714
27.6.176624.10.1768
Guadeloupe (28) 1763-1781
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/126
BWAS-1714
18.3.176822.3.1774Elected a Member of Parliament for EyeHPO
26.9.177421.12.1776
Pallas (36) 1757-1783
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/52
BWAS-1714
21.12.17767.12.1777
Isis (50) 1774-1810
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/244
BWAS-1714
7.12.177725.12.1777
Bristol (50) 1775-1810
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/417
Issued by
Lord Richard Howe (1st Earl Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
, North America
Confirmed 1.6.1778
ADM 6/21
25.12.177716.5.1778
Chatham (50) 1758-1814
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1810 Renamed "Tilbury"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/417
Issued by
Lord Richard Howe (1st Earl Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
, North America
Confirmed 1.6.1778
BWAS-1714
16.5.177822.7.1778
Medea (28) 1778-1805
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/406
BWAS-1714
23.9.177823.6.1781
Lion (64) 1777-1837
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/454
BWAS-1714
6.7.1779 Battle of Grenada 
20.3.1780 1st Action off Monti Christi 
20.6.1780 Commanded the British Squadron at the Action off Monti Christi 
23.6.178128.10.1782
Canada (76) 1765-1834
British 76 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/303
BWAS-1714
25.1.178226.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts 
3.4.17822.4.1784Elected a Member of Parliament for EyeHPO
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
30.12.178214.1.1783
Foudroyant (80) 1758-1787
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/567
BWAS-1714
14.1.178313.3.1783
Ganges (74) 1782-1816
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/8
ADM 6/22
13.3.178330.12.1783
Royal Charlotte (8) 1750-1820
British 8 Gun
Unrated Yacht
1761 Renamed "Royal Charlotte"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/33
BWAS-1714
1.4.178419.6.1790Elected a Member of Parliament for PortsmouthHPO
3.10.17878.12.1787
Robust (74) 1764-1817
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/423
BWAS-1714
10.11.178811.1790
Crown (64) 1782-1816
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore
BWAS-1714
10.11.17881794Appointed Commander-in-Chief — East Indies ADM 6/23/488ADM 6/23
6.11.179212.1.1807Elected a Member of Parliament for EyeHPO
1.2.1793 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1.2.179326.5.1794
Minerva (38) 1780-1803
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1798 Renamed "Pallas"
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the White
BWAS-1793
12.4.1794 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
3.6.17946.8.1794
Excellent (74) 1787-1835
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1714
4.7.1794 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
8.179412.1794
Caesar (80) 1793-1821
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red
E-WIKI
12.17947.1795
Royal Sovereign (100) 1786-1841
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1825 Renamed "Captain"
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
1.6.1795 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
16.6.179517.6.1795Commanded the English Ships at the First Battle of Groix 
10.2.1796 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Barbados & the Leeward Islands ADM 6/25/255ADM 6/25
3.17961.1.1801Appointed Rear-Admiral of Great BritainE-WIKI
14.2.1799 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
10.18004.1802
Belleisle (74) 1795-1814
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1793
1801 
Ville de Paris (110) 1795-1845
British 110 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1793
1.1.180114.5.1814Appointed Rear-Admiral of the United KingdomE-WIKI
18031806Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English ChannelE-WIKI
5.18039.7.1803
Dreadnought (98) 1801-1857
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1793
9.7.18031805
Ville de Paris (110) 1795-1845
British 110 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue
TRN5
23.4.1804 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
9.11.1805 Admiral of the RedCSORN
2.1.1815 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathTKE1
14.5.18155.7.1819Appointed Vice-Admiral of the United KingdomE-WIKI


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