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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
19.1.1690/9112.1691
Griffin (28) 1690-1702
British 28 Gun
5th Rate Fireship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
12.169118.3.1692/93
Julian (16) 1690-1698
British 16 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
19.3.1692/931694
Dover 1654-1695
British 4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
1.16946.12.1695
Restoration (70) 1678-1702
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
7.12.169524.12.1699
Dover (50) 1695-1716
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/3/100
BWAS-1603
5.11.169615.11.1696Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Plymouth ADM 6/4/43

for 10 days

ADM 6/4
11.12.1696 Commanded the British Squadron at the Capture of the Fougueux 
11.12.1696 Commander-in-Chief at the Capture of the Fougueux 
4.1.1702/31.7.1703
Cornwall (80) 1692-1704
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/7/70
ADM 6/7
1.7.170313.7.1703
Moderate (64) 1702-1713
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 24.7.1703 ADM 6/7/135
ADM 6/7
14.7.170421.8.1704
Defiance (64) 1695-1707
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/8/85
ADM 6/8
17.8.170412.11.1704
Elizabeth (70) 1704-1704
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/8/89
B051
3.3.1718/19 
Prince Frederick (70) 1714-1736
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1715 Renamed "Prince Frederick"
, Midshipman Extra ADM 6/12/154
ADM 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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