Appendix C(30) 1792 Report of Commissioners of Inquiry]



(In the DUKE of ATHOLL's Letter of the 3d February, 1792.)

Liber Irrotulamentor. 1702, &c.

THE Most Noble John, Duke of Atholl, and Charlotte, Duchess of Atholl) Baroness Strange, Lady of Mann and the Isles, &c. to all to whom these presents shall come or may concern : Know ye, That we the said Duke and Duchess, reposing trust and confidence in the care, conduct, and fidelity of John Wood, Esquire, have, therefore, nominated, constituted, authorized, and appointed, and by these presents do nominate, constitute, authorize, and appoint him, the said John Wood, to he Governor and Commander-in-Chief of our said Isle of Mann; giving, and hereby granting unto him full power and authority to perform and execute the said post and office of Governor and Commander-in-Chief of our said Isle, in all matters and things thereunto belonging, as well civil as military, according to the ancient laws, statutes, customes, and constitutions of our said Isle, and the tenor of the oath usually administered in that behalf ; willing and requiring all inferior officers, both civil and military, to be aiding, assisting, and obedient to all his lawful commands, for the good government, safety, and preservation of the said Isle, and the people thereof, according to their respective offices and duties ; he our said Governor to take and receive out of our Treasury there, the yearly salary of two hundred pounds, and this to continue during our good will and pleasure.

Given under our hands and seals, at London, the 18th December, 1764.

(L. S.) C. ATHOLL and STRANGE. January 31, 1765.

A true copy of the original commission, inrolled and recorded by JOHN QUAYLE, Compt. C. Rolls.

Examined by


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