dmiral William Waldegrave, 1st Baron Radstock (1753-1825) oil on canvas

Sir William Waldegrave (1st Baron Radstock, of Castletown)

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth9.7.1753TRN3
First Known Service1.8.1772TRN3
FatherJohn Waldegrave, 3rd Earl (1718-1784)EWIKI
MotherElizabeth GowerEWIKI
WifeCornelia Jacoba van Lennep (1783-1839) - Married 1785EWIKI
SonLord Granville George Waldegrave (2nd Baron Radstock, of Castletown) (1786-1857)EWIKI
DaughterEmily Susanna Laura [Westby] (1787-1870)EWIKI
DaughterMaria (1788-1791)EWIKI
DaughterIsabella Elizabeth (1792-1866)EWIKI
DaughterHarriet Ann Frances (1793-1880)EWIKI
SonWilliam Waldegrave (1796-1838)EWIKI
DaughterCaroline [St John-Mildmay] (1798-1878)EWIKI
SonAugustus (1803-1825)EWIKI
DaughterElizabeth Frances (1799-1800)EWIKI
Last Known Service31.7.1810TRN3
Date of Death20.8.1825TRN3

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1.8.1772 Lieutenant ADM 6/20/469CSORN
23.6.1775 Commander ADM 6/21/120ADM 6/21
23.6.177530.5.1776Zephyr (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/121
Issued by Robert Man (1721-1783), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 16.9.1775
30.5.1776 Captain ADM 6/21/190CSORN
30.5.17767.11.1777Rippon (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/190
Issued by Sir Edward Vernon (1723-1794), East Indies
Commission confirmed 23.9.1778
18.9.177811.6.1779Pomona (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/453BWAS-1714
3.178021.3.1782Prudente (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
5.7.1780 Action off Cape Ortegal 
12.12.1781 2nd Battle of Ushant 
21.3.178229.4.1783Phaeton (38), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/428BWAS-1714
27.10.1790 Majestic (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/82BWAS-1714
29.1.179313.9.1793Courageux (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/198BWAS-1714
4.7.1794 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/55CSORN
3.17952.1799Barfleur (98), as Flag Officer, Vice-AdmiralODNB
1.6.1795 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/179CSORN
23.6.1795 Action of Ile Groix 
14.2.1797 2nd Battle of Cape St Vincent 
28.4.17971799Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Newfoundland ADM 6/26/85ADM 6/26
5.17971798Latona (38), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
6.17973.1798Romney (50), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
3.17981800Agincourt (64), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1793
1800 Created 1st Baron Radstock, of CastletownEWIKI
1.1.1801 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
5.18011802Theseus (74), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
29.4.1802 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
9.11.1805 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
31.7.1810 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
2.1.1815 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint Georgeref:1059


TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/26ADM 6/26 Commission and Warrant Book 1796 May-1798 Archive
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ref:1059Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900 Digital Book

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