Captain Ashleigh bagster's background and information
The Shield:Has Silver as the Metal representing Peace and sincerity . Has Maroon as the Color representing Patient in battle, and yet victorious. Has a Chief for authority. In the chief is a Black Rook for consistent strategic thinking. Has a Leopard representing Valiant and hardy warrior who enterprises hazardous things by force and courage.
The Helm: Is an Esquire's Helm facing the right.
The Crest: Is a Phoenix for rising from ashes.
The Motto: Agendis Nostris Spectemur "Let us be viewed by our actions"
Ashleigh (Ash) Jaedyn Bagster was born to a merchant by the name of Richard Bagster and his wive Elizabeth on the eve of September 4th 1699 in South Africa. She was one of a total of 5 children of which she was the only daughter. While her brothers took to all things related to trade, Ashleigh took to the operation of a ship like a fish to water. Contrary to the norm of women on ships the crew took her as a boon on board and enjoyed showing her their various duties. She had such a mind for navigation that by the time she was ten the sailing masters would let her chart their courses and by thirteen she was doing it without their supervision, only giving up the duty when the situation warranted more experience. Starting 1713 her father had series of unfortunate encounters with pirates to which two of her brothers and mother were lost in either exchange of fire or boarding action. It is these attacks that changed the course of Ash's life.
- 1715 September 25: accepted as midshipman on board the HMS Acheron under the command of Henry Roswell, a family friend.
- 1719 April 23: Passed board for Lieutenant, remained on board the Acheron.
- 1720 October 14: Took part in boarding action against Spanish merchantman of Belize. Took command of action after loss of Lt Cmdr Robinson. Took ship despite heavy resistance.
- 1720 November 2: Commanded fire ship in support of the Acheron in skirmish outside Turtling Bay.
- 1721 April 4: Promoted to Lt. Cmdr for gallant action in the face of the enemy during the battle of Bridgetown against the french fleet. While on shore leave when the battle commenced Lt Cmdr Bagster and fellow officers and sailors took a sloop flying the french merchant flag to 'resupply' the enemy line. They took the opportunity to seize a french brig of war and bring the enemies own ship to bear against them. This action caused a chaos to ensue in the French line allowing the British ships Acheron and Tanlladwyr to brake the line sending them back to the sea.
- 1723 December 25: Assumed command of the HMS Acheron after loss of Captain and XO in surprise pirate raid. During the ensuing fight the Acheron sank one pirate and disabled another before being forced to withdraw.
- 1724 January 1: Sunk pirate ship Reaper, former French 4th rate used in the attack on the Acheron on Christmas.
- 1724 January 17: Sunk sloop Parret and brig Moneky both pirates ships off Jenny Bay, also used in attack on Christmas.
- 1724 June 23: Promoted to Captain and officially given command of the HMS Acheron.
- 1724 November 29: HMS Acheron transferred to Saint George Squadron.