Sir Charles Cunningham

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1775ref:616
FatherCharles Cunninghamref:616
MotherElizabeth Cunninghamref:616
WifeBeatrice Probyref:616
Last Known Service4.5.1829ref:616
Date of Death1834 - Hoxne, Suffolkref:616

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1775 Aeolus (32), Midshipmanref:616
17791780Hinchingbrooke (28), Acting Lieutenantref:616
6.11.1782 Lieutenant ADM 6/23/118CSORN
6.11.178211.5.1783Admiral Barrington (14), Lieutenant and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/118
Issued by Hugh Pigot (1722-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 21.8.1783
ADM 6/23
28.10.1790 Commander ADM 6/24/149CSORN
28.10.17901.10.1791Ariel (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/149
Commission confirmed 6.12.1791
13.11.179211.10.1793Speedy (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/181BWAS-1714
12.10.1793 Captain ADM 6/25/79CSORN
12.10.1793 Imperieuse (38), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/25/79
Commission confirmed 26.8.1794
ADM 6/25
12.10.17934.1794Unite (32), Captain and Commanding Officerref:616
4.17949.1794Lowestoffe (28), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
4.17966.1802Clyde (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
10.2.1797 Married Beatriceref:616
5.18039.1803Prince of Orange (60), Captain and Commanding Officerref:616
9.18036.1804Leopard (50), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
9.18031806Appointed Member of the Victualling Boardref:616
18061823Appointed Resident Commissioner at Woolwich Dockyardref:616
18061823Appointed Resident Commissioner at Deptford Dockyardref:616
182311.3.1834Appointed Resident Commissioner at Chatham Dockyardref:616
4.5.1829 Superannuated Rear-Admiral001
24.10.1832 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Guelphic Orderref:1059
6.11.1832 Appointed Knight Commander of the Knight Commander of the Order of the Bathref:616

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Posted by stephen Govier on Sunday 16th of February 2020 16:03

Cunningham has an armorial gravestone inside St Peters Church Eye Suffolk and a hatchment in the tower chamber. He resided at Oaklawn in Hoxne. His coat of arms with a unicorn for a crest are those of a branch of the family in Scotland any ideas to which branch would be of interest.

Posted by Gideon F Engelbrecht on Friday 4th of October 2013 11:29

Sir Charles had a keen interest in lexcographical works viz. Samuel Johnson's Dictionary printed by John Jarvis and sold by John Fielding in 1786 - hence the attachment of his signature to a limited number editions most of which being destroyed by a fire on 7 June 1787 in Jarvis' printing shop

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