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Charles Wager[1]

Male 1630 - 1666  (36 years)


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  • Name Charles Wager 
    Born 1630 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Feb 1665/66 
    Person ID I88609  My Genealogy

    Father John (Mariner of Rochester) Wager,   b. Abt 1610,   d. 23 Jul 1656  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1630 
    Family ID F39438  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Prudence Goodsonn,   b. Abt 1632,   d. 1688  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Children 
     1. Prudence Wager,   b. Abt 1664,   d. Bef 1743  (Age ~ 78 years)
     2. Sir Charles (1st Lord of Admiralty) Wager,   b. 1666,   d. 24 May 1743  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F39437  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • +Charles Wager (John 1) 1630-24 February 1665/6. He was a
      famous naval hero and there are accounts of him by Samuel
      Pepys in his diary: 11 April 1663, "After dinner in comes Captain Lambertof the Norwich, this day come from Tangier, whom I am glad to see. Therecame also with him Captain Wager, and afterwards in came Captain Allen tosee me, of the Resolution."; 2 November 1665, "He [Sir W. Warren] gone, Ihome to my lodgings to dinner, and there comes Captain Wagers newlyreturned from the Streights, who puts me in great fear for our last shipsthat went to Tangier with provisions, that they will be taken. A brave,stout fellow this Captain is, and I think very honest."; and 27 March1668, "This day Creed at White Hall in discourse told me what informationhe hath had, from very good hands, of the cowardice and ill-government ofSir Jer. Smith and Sir Thomas Allen, and the repute they have both ofthem abroad in the Streights, from their deportment when they did atseveral times command there; and that, above all Englishmen that everwere there, there never was any man that behaved himself like poorCharles Wager, whom the very Moores do mention, with teares sometimes."The marriage of King Charles II and Catherine of Braganza of Portugaloccured 20 May 1662 and part of the dowry included the city of Tangier,which became an English city for a short period of time (the British weredriven out by Moulay Ismail in 1679). Charles Wager must have been somesort of ruling governor in Tangier. He married Prudence Goodsonn(ca1632-1688). His widow married 8 April 1669 Alexander Parker(1628-1689) and had six more children. One of these daughters was themother of Rear-Admiral Charles Watson (1714-1757), whom Sir Charlessubstantially helped rise to prominence in the British Navy.
      i. Prudence Wager
      ii. Sir Charles Wager
      From Greg Wager Jan 2004

  • Sources 
    1. [S883] Hamish Maclaren.