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Sir Charles Wager


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1666E-WIKI
First Known Service1692E-WIKI
Father
Charles WagerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1650-1666
HPO
Father-in-Law
Anthony EarningBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651-1677
HPO
MotherPrudence GoodsonnHPO
WifeMartha Earning (d.1748) - Married 8.12.1691HPO
SisterPrudenceODNB
Last Known Service26.2.1733/34E-WIKI
Date of Death24.5.1743CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1692bef.6.6.1692
Dreadnought (66) 1690-1704
British 66 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant ADM 106/416/192
ADM 106
19.5.1692 Battle of Barfleur 
2.6.16924.6.1692Battle of La Hogue 
7.6.1692 CaptainCSORN
7.6.16924.7.1692
Ruzee Prize (6) 1692-1692
British 6 Gun
Unrated Fireship
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
bef.10.1692 
Roebuck (28) 1690-1701
British 28 Gun
5th Rate Fireship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 10/6/425
ADM 106
c.14.3.1692/93aft.23.12.1693
Samuel and Henry (44) 1689-1696
British 44 Gun
Hired Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 106/441/358
ADM 106
bef.19.4.169426.11.1695
Newcastle (50) 1692-1703
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
TRN2
8.1.1695 Action of 1695-01-18 
27.11.16959.12.1695
Mary (60) 1688-1703
British 60 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/3/96
BWAS-1603
10.12.169510.4.1696
Woolwich (54) 1675-1702
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/3/100
BWAS-1603
11.4.169619.12.1699
Greenwich (54) 1666-1699
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/3/145
BWAS-1603
26.2.1700/113.1.1701/2
Medway (60) 1693-1716
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/6/62
BWAS-1714
14.1.1701/28.1.1706/7
Hampton Court (70) 1701-1707
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/6/130
BWAS-1603
17071709Appointed Commander-in-Chief — JamaicaHJ-DB
c.9.1.1706/714.4.1708
Expedition (70) 1699-1709
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore
BWAS-1603
15.4.1708 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
15.4.1708 
Expedition (70) 1699-1709
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1603
28.5.1708 Commanded the British Squadron at the Wager's Action 
21.12.1708 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1709 
Monmouth (64) 1700-1716
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1714
14.11.1709 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
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 RedADM 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 BlueADM 6/12
19.11.1716 Vice-Admiral of the BlueADM 6/12
1.2.1716/17 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
3.1717/181733Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyHPO
14.3.1717/18 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
1726 
Torbay (80) 1719-1750
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1714
17.4.17261.11.1726Commander of the British Baltic Fleet 1726  
24.12.17269.4.1728Commander of the British Squadron for the relief of Gibraltar  
24.12.17269.4.1728
Kent (70) 1724-1744
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-1714
10.2.1726/2716.6.1727Commander-in-Chief at the Siege of Gibraltar 
11.8.1727 Vice-Admiral of the RedADM 6/13
17291730
Cornwall (80) 1726-1761
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral
BWAS-1714
10.7.1731 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
10.7.1731 
Namur (90) 1729-1745
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-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 WhiteCSORN
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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