Charles Fanshawe


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service12.1.1714/15CSORN
WifeElizabeth Rogersref:676
SonRobert Fanshawe (1740-1823)ref:676
Last Known Service15.7.1747CSORN
Date of Death15.2.1757CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
20.6.1720 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/84RNLPC
27.9.1720 Lieutenant ADM 6/12/214CSORN
22.4.172331.1.1723/24Weymouth (50), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/13/54ADM 6/13
1.2.1723/241.4.1729Scarborough (20), Lieutenant ADM 6/14/64ADM 6/13
2.4.172924.7.1729Kingston (60), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/14/20ADM 6/14
25.7.17298.9.1731Scarborough (20), Lieutenant ADM 6/14/32ADM 6/14
13.1.1731/32 Commander ADM 6/14/97ADM 6/14
13.1.1731/321.11.1732Hawk (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/97BWAS-1714
11.1.1732/33 Captain ADM 6/14/133CSORN
11.1.1732/332.4.1734Solebay (6), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/14/133BWAS-1714
7.5.17346.9.1737Lyme (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/186BWAS-1714
6.9.173723.4.1742Phoenix (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/78BWAS-1714
4.17405.7.1740Attack on St. Augustine 
15.7.1747 Superannuated Rear-Admiral ADM 6/17/249ADM 6/17


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Posted by Cy on Monday 18th of November 2019 09:57

Charles, you are correct, his first commission, in 1720, was as 3rd lieutenant of the Weymouth. Also please note that the use of HMS as a name prefix for this period is anachronistic.


Posted by Guineith Isaacs on Sunday 17th of November 2019 23:09

Charles Fanshawe was one of the jurors who sat in judgement of the pirates of Bartholomew Robert's fleet in 1722. The two ships that were responsible for capturing Robert's men were the HMS Swallow and the HMS Weymouth, which indicates that Fanshawe was already in service aboard the Weymouth at that time. Commander of the fleet was Chaloner Ogle who would later be knighted for killing Captain Roberts.

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