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William Cust


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service26.6.1741CSORN
Last Known Service4.11.1748CSORN
Date of Death9.4.1748CSORN
Cause of DeathEnemy ActionCSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
26.6.1741 LieutenantCSORN
26.6.174115.3.1741/42
Suffolk (70) 1739-1765
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/16/13
Confirmed 15.2.1741/42
ADM 6/16
16.3.1741/4223.4.1742
Suffolk (70) 1739-1765
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lieutenant ADM 6/16/31
ADM 6/16
24.4.174231.7.1744
Stirling Castle (70) 1742-1762
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lieutenant ADM 6/16/48
ADM 6/16
10.2.1743/4411.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon 
1.8.174418.8.1744
Namur (90) 1729-1745
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/16/426
ADM 6/16
19.8.1744 
Namur (90) 1729-1745
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Fifth Lieutenant ADM 6/16/426
ADM 6/16
20.8.174423.1.1744/45
Namur (90) 1729-1745
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Fourth Lieutenant ADM 6/16/426
ADM 6/16
12.8.174521.1.1745/46
Royal George (100) 1715-1767
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1756 Renamed "Royal Anne"
, Second Lieutenant ADM 6/16/526
ADM 6/16
22.1.1745/46 CommanderADM 6/17
22.1.1745/4618.7.1747
Otter (14) 1742-1763
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/47
BWAS-1714
18.7.1747 CaptainCSORN
18.7.17479.4.1748
Boston (24) 1748-1752
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/247
ADM 6/17
17489.4.1748
Elizabeth (70) 1737-1766
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Volunteer
TNC
9.4.1748 Battle of Santiago de Cuba 


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Posted by Cy on Wednesday 5th of January 2022 15:59

Possibly, of course the date given on his monument will be a Julian date, 8th March 1747 in that Calendar is 19th March 1748 in ours, new years day not being until 25 March. On Three Decks we show julian calendar dates with an assumed new year on 1st January, hence the apparant discrepancy.


Posted by Christopher Smith on Wednesday 5th of January 2022 15:31

His monument at Grantham Church indicates he was killed by a cannon-ball on 08 Mar 1747 whilst serving on HMS Elizabeth leading an attack on Port Louis, Cuba at the request of Admiral Knowles.

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