Appendix C(37) 1792 Report of Commissioners of Inquiry]



(In the DUKE of ATHOLL's Letter of 3d Feb., 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, &e. To all to whom these presents shall come: Know ye, That we the said Duke and Duchess, reposing trust and confidence in the courage, conduct, ability, and integrity of Humphrey Harrison, Esquire, to do us good and faithful service, have nominated, constituted, authorized, and appointed, and by these presents do nominate, constitute, authorize, and appoint him, the said Humphrey Harrison, to be Major-General of all the companies and forces within our said Isle; giving and hereby granting unto him full power and authority to call out the said companies, to such place and places as he shall think most convenient, and to instruct and exercise them according to the rules, orders, and discipline of war, and according to such orders and instructions as he shall from time to time receive from us, the said Duke and Duchess, or from the Governor of our said Isle for the time being; willing and requiring all the said companies, and all inferior officer or officers of the same, to be aiding, assisting, and obedient to all his lawful commands for the safety and preservation of the said Isle and the inhabitants thereof upon all occasions; and we, the said Duke and Duchess, do also hereby further constitute, authorize, and appoint him, the said Humphrey Harrison, to be constable of our garrison of Peel Castle, and Captain of the town-company thereunto belonging; to have and to hold unto him, the said Humphrey Harrison, the respective posts and places aforesaid, which he is to execute and perform iu all things according to his duty, to the laws and customs of this Isle, and to the tenor of the oaths usually administered in that behalf ; and to receive the accustomed yearly salary and perquisites of Constable of Peel, which salary is to be twenty pounds per annum; and all this to continue during our good will and pleasure. Given at London, the 18th of December, 1764.


(L.S.) C. ATHOLL and STRANGE. February 8, 1765.

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

Examined by


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