RE: 1812 Re: prize money shares by rank or ... ?
Thanks for the prompt response and the link to Cruikshank's list. As I half suspected, however, more complex than I had suggested. The London Gazette entry for Tigress & Scorpion [and others] lists eight 'classes' while Cruikshank lists eleven ranks! Presumably, at some point, the various ranks were concentrated under a smaller number of classes. Colonels & Lt. Colonels together? Drummers & Privates? Sergeants & Staff Sergeants? Also notice that in the "Navy" column for my example, not all the possible classes are listed, only "Flag, 1st, 5th & 8th", presumably reflecting the fact that only 17 RN personnel were involved and did not represent all possible ranks or ratings.
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> The Champlain Society' " Select British Documents of the Canadian War of 1812 vol.3 part 2" page 748 mentions under prize money,[snip]