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Military Commission of Thomas Farrington, May 20, 1706 [Old Style?]

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  • Creation: May 20, 1706 [Old Style?]

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Helen Foresman Spencer, from purchase from John Wilson, Oxfordshire, 1974.

Physical Description

On parchment, single leaf, docketed faintly. Marlborough's seal, applied through paper, corners of paper turned over. Prepared by Adam Cardonnel, the Duke's secretary. Signed "Marlborough." Added: "Enter'd with the Commissary Genl of the Must's G. Marshall."


Commission issued by the Duke of Marlborough (as Captain-General of H.M. Land Forces) appointing Thomas Farrington Captain of the late Talbot Young's company in the regiment commanded by Brigadier Thomas Farrington [i.e. the 29th [Regiment of] Foot, presently the senior battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment]. Meerlebeck Camp [Merelbeke near Ghent]. Issued a week after the 29th Foot won honors in the Battle of Ramillies.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States