Thursday, October 20, 2005

English Captain: William Trelawny

William Trelawny (or Trelauny) served in the Restoration navy. In 1673, he was Third Lieutenant of the Prince. In 1673, he was lieutenant of the Centurion. On 9 March 1674, he King appointed him as lieutenant on the Swallow. On 28 April 1675, he was appointed as lieutenant on the Bristol. His one command was the Lark, where he was appointed captain on 26 January 1678 (they called it 1677, in the old style). In July, Sir Thomas Allin had recommended that William Trelawny be appointed captain of the Sweepstakes, and that Captain Wild should take command of the Lark. Sources:
  1. R. C. Anderson, The Journals of Sir Thomas Allin, Vol.II 1667-1678, 1940.
  2. J.R. Tanner, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Naval Manuscripts in the Pepysian Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge, Vol.I, 1903.

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