Sir Charles Wager

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1666E-WIKI
First Known Service1692E-WIKI
Father Charles Wager (d.1664/65)HPO
Father-in-Law Anthony EarningHPO
MotherPrudence GoodsonnHPO
WifeMartha Earning (d.1748) - Married 8.12.1691HPO
Last Known Service26.2.1733/34E-WIKI
Date of Death24.5.1743CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1692bef.6.6.1692Dreadnought (66), Lieutenant ADM 106/416/192ADM 106
19.5.1692 Battle of Barfleur 
2.6.16924.6.1692Battle of La Hogue 
7.6.1692 CaptainCSORN
7.6.16924.7.1692Ruzee Prize (6), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
bef.10.1692 Roebuck (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 10/6/425ADM 106
c.14.3.1692/93aft.23.12.1693Samuel and Henry (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 106/441/358ADM 106
bef.19.4.169426.11.1695Newcastle (50), Captain and Commanding OfficerTRN2
8.1.1695 Action of 1695-01-18 
27.11.16959.12.1695Mary (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/3/96BWAS-1603
10.12.169510.4.1696Woolwich (54), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/3/100BWAS-1603
11.4.169619.12.1699Greenwich (54), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/3/145BWAS-1603
26.2.1700/113.1.1701/2Medway (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/6/62BWAS-1714
14.1.1701/28.1.1706/7Hampton Court (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/6/130BWAS-1603
17071709Appointed Commander-in-Chief — JamaicaHJ-DB
c.9.1.1706/714.4.1708Expedition (70), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1603
15.4.1708 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/9/157CSORN
15.4.1708 Expedition (70), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1603
28.5.1708 Commanded the British Squadron at the Wager's Action 
21.12.1708 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1709 Monmouth (64), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
14.11.1709 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/11/5CSORN
8.12.1709 Appointed 2nd Knight BachelorE-WIKI
23.1.1709/103.2.1710/11Elected a Member of Parliament for PortsmouthHPO
19.1.1710/1128.1.1710/11Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Portsmouth ADM 6/11/95ADM 6/11
9.9.1712 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Downs ADM 6/11/223ADM 6/11
7.9.17131.2.1714/15Elected a Member of Parliament for West LooeHPO
9.8.1714 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/11/294ADM 6/11
31.1.1714/1524.4.1734Elected a Member of Parliament for PortsmouthHPO
16.3.1714/1516.3.1717/18Appointed Comptroller of the NavyW025
16.6.1716 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/12/72ADM 6/12
19.11.1716 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/12/80ADM 6/12
1.2.1716/17 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/12/86CSORN
3.1717/181733Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyHPO
14.3.1717/18 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/12/118CSORN
1726 Torbay (80), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
17.4.17261.11.1726Commander of the British Baltic Fleet  
24.12.17269.4.1728Commander of the British Squadron for the relief of Gibraltar  
24.12.17269.4.1728Kent (70), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
10.2.1726/2716.6.1727Commander-in-Chief at the Siege of Gibraltar 
11.8.1727 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/13/148ADM 6/13
17291730Cornwall (80), as Flag Officer, Vice-AdmiralBWAS-1714
10.7.1731 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/14/86CSORN
10.7.1731 Namur (90), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
25.1.1732/3324.5.1743Appointed Privy CounsellorHPO
21.6.173319.3.1741/42Appointed First Lord of the AdmiraltyOHMB4
26.2.1733/34 Admiral of the White ADM 6/14/167CSORN
22.4.173431.12.1741Elected a Member of Parliament for WestminsterHPO
12.5.174124.5.1743Elected a Member of Parliament for West LooeHPO
12.174224.5.1743Appointed Treasurer of the NavyHPO

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Posted by Brian on Saturday 31st of May 2014 20:22

1743 - Right Hon. Sir Charles Wager, aged 77, Knt. Admiral of the White, he was a man of great skill in his profession; and was first made a Captain at the Battle of La Hogue, by Admiral Russel, who recommended him on the most important service. He was sent with a command to the West Indies in 1707, where he attacked the Spanish Galleons, with three ships, tho' they were fourteen in number, drawn up in a line of battle, and defeated them. His service Q. Anne distinguished by sending him a Flag and at his return conferring the Honour of Knighthood upon him. The riches he acquired on this, and other occasions, were regarded by him as instruments of doing good and accordingly he gave fortunes to his relations, that he might see them happy in his life time; and to perform in distress, his liberality was such, that whole families have been supported, and their estates and fortunes saved by his generosity. He was chosen member of Parliament for Portsmouth in 1709 and has sat in every parliament since that time etc...

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