William Cayley

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth5.5.1742 - York CSORN
First Known Service26.7.1762CSORN
FatherGeorge Cayley, 4th Bt. (1707-1791)ref:1044
MotherPhiladelphia Digby (1709-1765)ref:719
WifeMartha Ward - Married 30.4.1781 - Calverley, Yorkshire ref:719
MistressMary LeiberwoodPROB11
MistressElizabeth MillerPROB11
Illegitimate DaughterFrances LeiberwoodPROB11
DaughterSarah Martharef:719
Illegitimate SonThomas AllenPROB11
Illegitimate SonWilliam MillerPROB11
Illegitimate DaughterCaroline LeiberwoodPROB11
Illegitimate SonWilliam LeiberwoodPROB11
DaughterPhiladelphia (1739-1739)ref:719
BrotherThomas, 5th Bt. (1732-1792)ref:719
SisterEverilda (1734-1741)ref:719
BrotherGeorge (1736-1801)ref:719
SisterPhiladelphia (1737-1741)ref:719
SisterFrances [Cayley] (1738-1814)PROB11
BrotherArthur (1739-1818)PROB11
SisterDorothy (1737-1739)PROB11
SisterMary (1740-1741)ref:719
BrotherJohn (1741-1818)PROB11
BrotherWilliam (1742-1801)ref:719
SisterRebecca (1743-?)ref:719
BrotherRev. Digby (1745-1798)PROB11
BrotherEdward (1746-?)ref:719
Last Known Service9.7.1795CSORN
Date of Death3.1.1801 - Chatham BWAS-1714
Will Probated10.1.1801, PROB 11/1352/104

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
5.5.1742 Baptised at the church of St Michael le Belfrey, York
26.7.1762 Lieutenant ADM 6/19/473CSORN
14.2.1781 CommanderCSORN
1.5.1782 Captain ADM 6/22/461CSORN
1.5.178231.3.1783Edgar (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/461BWAS-1714
20.10.1782 Battle of Cape Spartel 
18.7.17949.7.1795Unicorn (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/25/63BWAS-1793
10.7.179517.10.1795Juste (80), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
18.10.17953.1.1801Invincible (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
16.2.179717.2.1797Capture of Trinidad 
11.8.179920.8.1799Surrender of Surinam 


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ref:1044England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 Archive
ref:719Ancestry.com Family History
PROB11England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:625Cayley Family History Web Site
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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Posted by Brian on Monday 15th of February 2016 01:01

Jan 6, 1801 At Chatham, William Cayley, esq., Commander of his Majesty's ship Invincible, and son of the late Sir. georeg Cayley

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