Marriage and wardsEdit
His marriage with Mrs. Crawford was unhappy and tempestuous. They rarely agreed on anything. After his brother's widow died, his nephew and niece came under his guardianship. The children were adored by the admiral and his wife. He favored the boy; she the girl. The children's welfare was truly the only thing they agreed upon.
Death of wifeEdit
After the death Mrs. Crawford, the admiral invited his mistress at the time to stay with him under his own roof, which was considered "vicious conduct" and quite scandalous.