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), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
9.180816.1.1809Onyx (10), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
1.1.1809 Onyx vs Manly 
16.1.1809 CaptainCSORN
3.180912.8.1812Saint Domingo (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
28.7.18094.9.1809Expedition to the Scheldt 
28.7.180912.1809Walcheren Expedition 
12.18121814Cleopatra (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
18135.1814Peacock (18), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
7.18141815Alcmene (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-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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