William Charles probably was born during the 1730s. He seems to have been a native of Scotland.
January 1776, he was identified as a second lieutenant in an Albany company of Grenadiers. At that time, he signed the required loyalty test. In June and in August 1780, he was among those who agreed to post a bond promising his good behavior.
Letters of administration were granted in September 1792. Mary and George Charles were named executors. An estate inventory dated March 29, 1793 noted household materials, books and included an extensive book of debts.
Sources: The life of William Charles is CAP biography number 7590. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 4/15/10