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Charles Gill


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service5.4.1797CSORN
Last Known Service1815CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
5.4.1797 LieutenantCSORN
2.4.1806 CommanderCSORN
6.1806 
Royal George (100) 1788-1822
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
9.180816.1.1809
Onyx (10) 1808-1819
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
1.1.1809 Onyx vs Manly 
16.1.1809 CaptainCSORN
3.180912.8.1812
Saint Domingo (74) 1809-1816
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
28.7.18094.9.1809Expedition to the Scheldt 
28.7.180912.1809Walcheren Expedition 
12.18121814
Cleopatra (32) 1779-1814
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
18135.1814
Peacock (18) 1812-1814
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
7.18141815
Alcmene (38) 1809-1816
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1809 Renamed "Alcmene"
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793


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Posted by Brian Stephens on Tuesday 22nd of April 2014 12:00

The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 172 p. 428 pub. 1842
Capt. Charles Gill, C.B June 27, at Bishopsteignton, Devonshire, Charles Gill Esq. Post Capt. R.N. and C.B.
This officer was second lieutenant of the Superb, 74, in the memorable action of the 13th of July 1801, and first of the same ship in the action off St. Domingo, Feb. 6, 1800. His commission as Captain bore date April 2, 1806. In the autumn of 1808, he was appointed to the Onyx, a new brig of 10 guns, in which, on the 1st of Jan. 1809, he captured the Dutch national brig Manly (formerly British), of ? guns. For this achievement, both Capt. Gill and his First Lieut., Mr. E. W. Garrett, were promoted. The former afterwards commanded the St. Domingo, 74, which bore the flag of Sir It. J. Strachan at the reduction of Flushing, in the August following. His last appointment was Dec. 20, 1812, to the Cleopatra, 32, then on the Halifax station, which frigate was paid off about July 1814.
He married, March 18, 1822, Harriet, second daughter of Capt. W. White, B.N. (whose widow was matron of .Greenwich Hospital). Mrs. Gill died within six days of her husband, on the 3d July, from extreme grief.

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