William Cunningham


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service15.3.1691/92CSORN
Last Known Service1707CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
15.3.1691/92 LieutenantCSORN
14.8.169524.5.1699Burlington (54), First Lieutenant ADM 6/3/69ADM 6/3
26.2.1700/126.6.1701Royal Oak (70), First Lieutenant ADM 6/6/62ref:671
26.6.1701 Court Martial for a constant course of drunkeness which made him unfit for the trust reposed in him. Dismissed the service.ref:671
24.7.1701 Lieutenant William Cunningham, 1st Lieutenant of the ROYAL OAK, was dismissed from his employment by a Court Martial on the 26th June, but his Wages were not forfeited.
We direct you to causes his Wages to be paid in course, if you have no other objection than the want of his Commanders Certificate of his having complied with his Instructions.
ADM/A
13.8.170330.9.1705Tartar (32), Lieutenant ADM 6/9/108
Commission confirmed 3.12.1707
ADM 6/9
13.8.1704 Battle of Malaga 


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Posted by Robert Boon on Wednesday 18th of May 2016 12:41

Admiralty Report on the Petition of William Cunningham requesting reinstatement. Report dated 1702/01/02, read at Privy Council meeting of 1702/01/18 and dismissed.

Cunningham who was 1st Lieutenant of HMS Royal Oak had been court martialled on 1701/06/26 for 'a constant course of drunkeness which made him unfit for the trust reposed in him' and dismissed the Service.

PC 1/1/118

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