William Cross


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service19.1.1690/91CSORN
Last Known Service1798CSORN
Date of Death22.4.1746B051

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
19.1.1690/91 CaptainCSORN
19.1.1690/9112.1691Griffin (28), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
12.169118.3.1692/93Julian (16), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
19.3.1692/931694Dover, Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
1.16946.12.1695Restoration (70), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
7.12.169524.12.1699Dover (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/3/100BWAS-1603
5.11.169615.11.1696Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PlymouthADM 6/4
4.1.1702/31.7.1703Cornwall (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/7/70ADM 6/7
1.7.170313.7.1703Moderate (64), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 24.7.1703 ADM 6/7/135ADM 6/7
14.7.170421.8.1704Defiance (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/8/85ADM 6/8
17.8.170412.11.1704Elizabeth (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/8/89B051
3.3.1718/19 Prince Frederick (70), Midshipman Extra ADM 6/12/154ADM 6/12

Notes on Officer


Result of Cout-Martial for loss of the ElizabethTRN2
...he was sentenced to be cashiered, to forfeit his arrears of pay, and to be imprisoned for life. The last part of the sentence was mercifully remitted, and Cross appears to have spent his old age as an ordinary pensioner in Greenwich Hospital


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